Take a lesson from the woodpecker: It never gets anywhere by knocking. It keeps pecking away until it finishes the job it started. And it owes its success to the fact that it used its head. … [Read more...] about Thought for the day:
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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill … [Read more...] about Thought for the day — and the week ahead!
Ever feel like you've "gotta get outta Dodge" and take a walk to clear your head before you can solve your latest creative challenge? Well, apparently there's a reason for that: Walking boosts creativity. And it doesn't matter whether you walk outside or on a treadmill. Although the former is probably far more enjoyable, the effects are the same. A recent study by Stanford University … [Read more...] about In a creative funk? Walk it off!
I know I'm more productive working from my home office -- and I know other colleagues who are freelancers say the same thing. Despite the sometimes crazy deadlines (because we fear saying "no") and spells of feeling isolated from office water cooler gossip, my work as a freelance consultant does give me the opportunity for more focus and concentration, as well as the flexibility and down time I … [Read more...] about Am I happier? You bet!
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. --James Bryant Conant … [Read more...] about Thought for the day:
The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. ~Dr. Seuss … [Read more...] about Thought for the day:
Following up on my previous post about finding "aha" moments, I discovered another study on ways to keep the creative juices flowing. Here's a piece from Vicki Salemi, originally published by Media Bistro in 2013. Want to Boost Creativity? Researchers Recommend Dimming the Lights If you’re in a creative rut right now, according to a recent study you may be able to get out of it … [Read more...] about For that “lightbulb moment,” try working in the dark
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. --Wayne Gretsky … [Read more...] about Thought for the day …
It would certainly make my work easier if I had a magic formula to create the "aha" moments that help me write the perfect headline, refine a particularly difficult sentence, or find the unifying theme for a complex story. But, alas, inspiration rarely comes on command. Instead, it sneaks up when least expected, on a walk, in the shower, or in the middle of the night -- and typically when … [Read more...] about In search of the “Aha” moment
Thought for the day: The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. Thomas Jefferson … [Read more...] about