The Importance of Housekeeping

It’s easy to overlook the importance of housekeeping. We get so wrapped up in our current projects, and planning for future projects. Doing routine maintenance feels a lot like looking backward. It’s not until we’re up to our elbows in dust and trash, files to be archived and things to be put away, that it…

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Journaling My New Schedule

For the past two weeks I’ve been journaling my new schedule. I have a list of tasks that I need to accomplish, grouped in ways that make the most sense logistically. There are blocks of time set aside to get those action items accomplished. But I’ve also been writing down what I actually accomplish, how…

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Never be afraid to throw away a want. Wants change, goalposts move, and resolutions and ambitions are not binding contracts.” -Warren Ellis, 7jul17 In looking over my writing and production schedules, I keep fixating on a book that keeps getting pushed back. I originally wanted to release it earlier this year. Then it go pushed…

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Thrive: The End Result of Simplicity and Creativity

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou There’s a difference between activity and productivity. You can fill your days with all sorts of tasks and never achieve anything meaningful. It’s sound and fury, signifying…

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Create: Productivity, Opportunity, and Resource Management

“You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.” -William Shatner My wife Katie is an art teacher. I’m both a writer and an entrepreneur. Naturally, we’ve had many conversations about creativity. Where does it come from? Can it be taught? Is there a way to measure it? Everyone understands…

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