“What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.” Gretchen Rubin
Building a Routine:
great work before everything else
jump start your creativity
feel the frequency
pulse and pause
don’t wait for moods
Book time when you are most productive. Do not book meetings during that time. People are used to the idea you already have a scheduled appointment.
book time for uninterupted focus.
use pen/paper to avoid online distrction
Email is tempting because it has random reinforcement. Prioritize being present.
Create windows of non-stimulation in your day.
Stay open to the possibilities of serendipity.
Know your complex goals -> identify 2/3 every 4 months or so.
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Warren Buffett
Taming your tools
keep the long view in view
be conscious of your bandwidth (let go of some stuff)
check yourself or wreck yourself
hit the reset button
don’t hold your breath
in imagination we trust
Try making something creative ‘just because’ or for yourself.
“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” John Cleese
Sharpen your creative mind
Practise unnecessary creation
wander lonely as a cloud
define “finished” from the start
don’t go on autopilot
search for the source (of frustration/road block)
love your limitations
“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” Chuck Close
by Jocelyn Glei
2013: Behance (Amazon Publishing), Las Vegas
These are notes I made after reading this book. See more book notes
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