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How to Focus on Reading in 5 Steps

Read more and retain more by learning to stay focused on your reading.

Photo by Frederic della Faille This post was written by Glen Allsop of PluginID. Whether it was starting my first business or writing reports for clients, there have been a number of times when I need to get my creative juices flowing. Even today, in a situation where I work from home and get to… Read more

Lately it seems as though I’ve only been writing about what’s on my mind (which is great), but I’d like to ask you all if there was anything that you’d like me to discuss. Are there any topics that you’d like to see here? I’m open to nearly anything, with the exception of GTD tools.… Read more

Photo by Kevin Murphy. Post by Carrie Lee As toddlers begin to have some mastery over their environment, they discover the joy of creating. From the first time they draw a crayon over a piece of paper, or stack one block on top of another, they bring their unique perspective to what they create. If… Read more

“Art is selective. What is there is essential and creates movement.” Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners Post by Victoria Mixon. Photo by Stephen Poff There was a time when most humans were simply too busy surviving to mess around with art. Those who had the time left their mark on the walls of caves for… Read more

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Post written by Cath Duncan. Photo by brewedfreshdaily For the creative person, fear is always nearby. But in spite of… Read more

During my morning run today I realized that my days were starting to get a little out of hand. Recently I’ve been dipping back into the old habits of unstructuring my day in order to work on whatever idea moved me each day. Photo by jef safi. However, recently I lost a big portion of… Read more

Here’s an incredible video for people struggling with the tension between being “creative” and “playing”. Tim Brown does a wonderful job explaining why “play time” is mission critical to any creative person’s workflow. Hint: We have a lot to learn from children.

Photo by macropoulos Being a writer, or in any creative profession, means you’re heavily reliant on a creative “something” to get you going, and give you the impetus you need to get working. Once the creative juices get flowing, you’re sailing through your work; when that creativity isn’t there, it can be hard to get… Read more

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