For the past year, I’d been struggling to write anything at all. It frustrated me; didn’t I have opinions like everyone else did? didn’t I have anything to say?
Every now and then I would sit down and pull up this very screen, with the cursor blinking up at me…
It’s rare to come across a text that moves you to such an extent, that you cannot help but sit and think about it for a long time afterward.
One such short story shocked me to my core, due to the sheer amount of depth that is portrayed with a…
Losers have goals, winners have systems.
Six elements of humor:
You need to have two dimensions to succeed in making a joke.
Eg: Calvin and Hobbes. Talking tiger, bizarre + cute. Plus he has a child too. So double cute. Kid doing something naughty/something…
Put your ideas to the torture test; Thrash the shit out of them and see if they still work. Create a disagree and commit kind of culture.
Strong views, loosely held.
Don’t overestimate the people on pedestals, get inside the heads of people who made things in the past and what they were actually like and realize that they’re not that different from you, at the time they got started. In other words, don’t compare someone’s step 20 with your step 2.
Rules to live by:
1) Be so good they can’t ignore you
2) Smart people should make things.
Ideal day: 10 hours on caffeine and 4 on alcohol.
A lot of people prefer audio over reading something. Podcasts are a great way to add to your knowledge while doing mechanical, mundane tasks such as driving, washing the dishes, etc.
Switch up your music for a good podcast every now and then; I promise it will help.
Raise your hand if you have ever been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
The notion of the narrowly focused life is highly romanticized in our culture. It’s this idea of destiny or the one true calling. The idea that we each have…
Most of the forest lives in the shadow of the giants that make up the highest canopy. These are the oldest trees, with hundreds of children and thousands of grandchildren. They check in with their neighbors, sharing food, supplies, and wisdom gained over their long lives.
The secret to their…
The creative process can be an arduous one. Especially the part which concerns coming up with, or brainstorming new ideas which are to be executed upon. In other words, where your creativity is most required toa void coming up with trite ideas.
Boosting your creativity has never been easier. In this fun, fast-paced talk, Marily explains how studies conducted on various groups of people led her to draw the conclusion that walking can help your creative juices flow.
Walking stimulates creativity and thus, significantly contributes to the first part of the creative process.
The following image summarizes the process of actually stimulating your creativity: