Posts Tagged with "resistance"

Six Lessons from Writing the Book I Swore I Wouldn’t Write

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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Six Lessons from Writing the Book I Swore I Wouldn’t Write

“Never again.” – Neil Hughes, after writing a book After winning four Olympic gold medals, Steve Redgrave famously said that if anyone found him close to a rowing boat again, they could shoot him. Four years later, he won a fifth gold.  Let’s be real—I am not as good at writing as Steve Redgrave is […]

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What Your Doldrums May Actually Be Telling You

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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What Your Doldrums May Actually Be Telling You

Have you ever entered the doldrums? Not the literal doldrums—the tedious places at sea where winds are few and sailors struggled to escape. I mean those times in life when nothing at all feels interesting.  During these times, I listlessly ignore that stack of books waiting to be read. I scroll aimlessly through Netflix, YouTube, […]

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When Working On Your Projects Feels Horribly Painful…

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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When Working On Your Projects Feels Horribly Painful…

I’m writing an original television pilot script right now. I’m on draft #2 after my dear filmmaker friend (whose storytelling skills I completely trust) gave me copious amounts of feedback. It wasn’t exactly negative feedback, per se… But he did prompt me to really think about my choices. Does the very first scene represent the […]

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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A Bad Case of Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes I will get a hankering in my heart to write a blog post. Usually I’ll have a topic in mind, but not always. Sometimes I’ll just want to connect with my peeps and express myself– to see and be seen. I’ve been feeling that pull lately. I’ve also been feeling a great deal of […]

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Friday, June 13, 2014

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Do you ever look out at all of the cool things you could do– all of the exciting possibilities and projects, and yet, are unable to act? Perhaps they all seem pointless since you know you will lose interest eventually. For a community with so many different passions and fascinations, we seem to feel stuck […]

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

Monday, August 27, 2012

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

What would you do if you had 24 hours of Free Time? This was the question I found myself answering last weekend. The seed was planted a few months back, when one of the Puttypeeps in the Tribe approached me with an idea: what if, as a community, we pulled an allnighter and worked on […]

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How to Stay Inspired When You’re Slogging Through It Day After Day

Monday, August 29, 2011

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How to Stay Inspired When You’re Slogging Through It Day After Day

This post is part of the Multi-Focus Maverick Series. A series about how to split up your time effectively so that you can focus on many things and make progress on all of them. *** Sometimes my multipotentialite days are super fun. They might consist of some writing in the morning, a little violin in […]

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

Monday, July 18, 2011

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

I woke up this morning with one mission in mind: Today I'm working on my script. I'm feeling pumped. Ready. Lets do this. I sit down at my desk... Suddenly, the last thing I want to do is work on my script.

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