Excessive consumption inhibits creativity. It’s hard to hear the sound of your creative voice when you’re inundated with input. You have a thousand choices every day. You can go wide by clicking on whatever catches…

What we do behind closed doors, out of view of an audience, out of the spotlight is practice. What we do in public is performance. It’s the realization of a creative vision. Vision emerges from…

You can accumulate fans, followers, and likes. Or you can accumulate a body of work, a meaningful contribution, and a tribe. The second is harder to do and harder to measure. But it will be…

According to Steven Kotler, “Flow follows focus. It can only show up when your attention is in the here and now.” The other critical ingredient for flow is time. Steven says that it takes 90…

We overestimate how long it will take to execute our ideas. But, we underestimate how long it will take to be successful with them. It takes less than a day to start a web site…

If you build a second brain, you’ll be amazed by what’s possible with it. Building A Second Brain is a methodology for saving and reminding u of the ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections we’ve gained…

A creative life isn’t about book deals and best-seller lists, Oscar-nominated films or Grammy-winning albums. Those things are byproducts of a creative life.  It’s about acting on an impulse to express something inside of you….

Everyone sucks when they start. Artists can’t paint. Authors can’t write. Musicians can’t play. Babies don’t fall out of the womb knowing how to walk. But, the expectation that they’ll be great at the start…

Most people are waiting for permission.From an elite school to decide they’re smart.From a media gatekeeper to decide they have a story worth telling From a publisher to write their bookFrom a label to record…

When you hold on you’re imprisoned, when you let go, you’re free. We cling so desperately to what we want and even more so to what we have. All that does is make us prisoners…