If you have enough conversations and work with enough people, you will start recognizing patterns. I see in my clients, one of my clients sees them in her clients. By recognizing patterns, you develop insight,…

How I Use Notion to Organize Ideas and Manage Creative Projects If you’re a creative person, you probably have hundreds of ideas and projects you’d like to work on. But many of them never see the…

Our short flight was turbulent. The flight attendant said “I can’t permit you to go the bathroom. You’re entering at your own risk.” Of course, it wasn’t as if the plane was going to fall…

The metrics on social media platforms are gradually destroying our creativity. Aspiring creators are prioritizing clicks over craft and metrics over meaning. Some startup founders get caught up in press instead of profit. As I…

When you start any new project, a business, a book, an art installation, you have to navigate ambiguity and find clarity. Action reveals insight. You throw spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks. If…

It’s quick and easy to get attention. Compose a tweet, write a status update, and upload a picture with a witty caption. But it takes much longer and is harder to master your craft. That’s…

For the last seven weeks, we’ve been teaching the Fearless Writer’s Workshop to roughly 30 students. While I’ve imparted my knowledge from 10 years of writing, they’ve been the ones to do the work. They’ve…

Most of us don’t like it when people poke holes in our ideas. We want people to agree with us. But disagreement is important. It prevents us from letting our own cognitive biases get in…

Have you ever started a new habit with the best of intentions and missed one day, only to abandon the habit entirely? Changing your behavior and adopting new habits isn’t about superhuman will-power or monk-like…

Tom Brady was the 199th pick in the 6th round the year he was drafted to the NFL. The other quarterbacks in the draft had won national championships in college and been superstars. Of those…