Avoiding The Hustle Trap

Avoiding The Hustle Trap

Everywhere you turn, people will tell you that the secret to success constant hustle. Yes, hard work is necessary to success in any area of life. However, it’s possible that your perpetual hustling is a kind of trap that’s keeping you from making progress. In today’s episode of The Accidental Creative podcast, I share how to avoid the “hustle trap”.

In Defense Of The Steve Harvey Memo (and Boundaries)

In Defense Of The Steve Harvey Memo (and Boundaries)

About a month ago, a memo from comedian and TV host Steve Harvey made the rounds and earned him a lot of criticism. It was directed at his team, and instructed them not to approach him in public spaces, not to interrupt him when he’s in the makeup chair, and not...
Turning Hunches Into Brilliant Work

Turning Hunches Into Brilliant Work

I had the privilege of chatting with Bernadette Jiwa, brand strategist and author of the new book Hunch, about how to mine our everyday experiences for great insights and creative ideas. It’s so easy to blitz through life and largely ignore bits of inspiration...
The Lunch Pail Manifesto

The Lunch Pail Manifesto

A few years ago, a mysterious package arrived at my office doorstep. Inside was a lunch pail containing a handful of new books by Steven Pressfield – one of my favorite authors – along with a nice note. In addition, there were two copies of something called “The Lunch Pail Manifesto”. It was a creed declaring the ethic of the workaday artist and a challenge to approach every single day as an opportunity to apply your craft.

Learn To Say No (So That You Can Say Yes)

Learn To Say No (So That You Can Say Yes)

Brilliant ideas often bubble up in the white space – the areas between our frenetic activity – and if you don’t take care to intentionally carve that white space, you might find that you’re active, but not productive.

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