6 December is my Social Anniversaries Day

Today is a day of social anniversaries. It is the 10th anniversary of me joining Facebook and, more significantly, the 12th anniversary of this blog.

Facing a blank page

Staring at a blank page and being unable to fill it with something intelligible is a common experience of writer’s block, the bane of most writers.

My strange writing process

What is your writing process? I thought I’d write about my strange writing process as part of my writing process. It’s all very meta.

Exhaustion kills creativity

Notice how exhaustion kills creativity? You’re busy all day, creating stuff, and you reach a point where your brain just refuses to do anything more creative than canvas escape routes.

No distinction between work and play

When it comes to pursuing your vision of excellence, there is no distinction between work and play. Both are opportunities to excel.

Structure stifles creativity

Here is a great quote from BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti about structure, autonomy and creativity: “If everyone is in some highly structured organization, it’s hard for anyone to be creative,” he says. “It’s hard for people to make new things without autonomy and freedom.” Read “How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company” on […]

“Margin is breathing room. It’s the opposite of overload.”

This idea of building some breathing room into your life to give yourself a buffer between your daily craziness is such a good idea.

Those who can’t, PowerPoint

There are so many other ways to present ideas and concepts as well as more effective ways to collaborate than a PowerPoint deck.

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