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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

27 January 2014

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

I’ve got some terrible habits. I eat my lunch while I’m working and barely notice what my food actually tastes like. If I make myself a cup of tea, I find I’ve become so engrossed in something else that I forget about it until it gets cold. Or, worse still, I pick the cup up to […]

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How Moving the Body Shifts You For Success

9 January 2014

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How Moving the Body Shifts You For Success

When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you’re usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen -Tony Robbins I’m a huge personal development/self-help junkie, and I think many multipotentialites can relate. The idea that you can literally trick yourself into success using your body language, posture, and […]

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

19 December 2013

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Why is it that learning something new can feel amazing on some occasions but drive you insane on others? When your learning is going well, you feel unstoppable. You consume all the information you can get your hands on, the ideas just keep on coming, your project develops in leaps and bounds, and you get […]

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The Extremely Unsexy but Effective Key to Being Creative

14 November 2013

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The Extremely Unsexy but Effective Key to Being Creative

A couple years ago, I took a career sabbatical and joined a Buddhist monastery retreat. We were introduced to a rigid schedule of 6:30am chanting meditation, walking meditation, silent meals, study, chores, and sitting meditation. The routine was comforting and freeing at the same time. While some of us joked that we felt like we […]

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

24 October 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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Are You a Lark or an Owl? Finding Your Optimum Time to be Creative

8 August 2013

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Are You a Lark or an Owl? Finding Your Optimum Time to be Creative

I’ve never been a morning person, no matter how hard I tried or however many early rising habits I tried to adopt. Yes, I can get out of bed while the sun is still below its apex, but no, I’m not at my most alert or productive. My full-firing mind often doesn’t kick in until […]

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Stuck on a Project? Here’s a Little Trick to Generate Fresh Inspiration

4 July 2013

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Stuck on a Project? Here’s a Little Trick to Generate Fresh Inspiration

I keep coming back to process these days. I have all these unfinished things on my computer, and half of me wants to push them all out into the world, in some attempt to clean house, and maybe hoping somebody might stumble onto them and like them… I had written something and didn’t know where […]

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Express an Idea Before You Choose a Medium

24 December 2012

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Express an Idea Before You Choose a Medium

This post is by Joshua Lundquist. “Express an idea before you choose a medium,” would be a quote from me if I were addressing a bunch of young artistic types in an auditorium somewhere… But really, that is how I feel.  That is what I keep telling myself.  I don’t want to limit myself or […]

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