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How the Science of Creative Mindfulness Helps

If anxiety stalls your best work, consider these simple ways to redirect your attention.

Why Entrepreneurs Burn Out (And What To Do About It)

What causes burnout among entrepreneurs vs. employees? How can it be avoided?

From Masochism to Mastery in Creative Fields

Whether you excel in a creative field has largely to do with problems. Namely, how you respond to them. Every big idea begets a series of challenges and problems.

Creativity Is Not About Amateurs or Academies

We have big problems causing big divides. We have a huge global class divide that is becoming canyon-wide and deep. We have people resurrecting primal fears and prejudices and hatreds.

Is Obsessive Genius Your Model for Mastery?

Obsession has promise. Obsession is in part what advances our cultures of art-making, solution-making, life-making. But must our risking excellence come at the cost of our humanity?

Is Obsessive Genius Your Model for Mastery?

I know you can get fixated on advancing your book, your business, your brand, your art – your whole business artist life. And you might think you’re not “the real deal” in part because of the images of geniuses you see and read abou...

“The Eureka Factor” and Your Creative Brain

A creative insight can be as small as landing on an angle for a blog post or as big as discovering a fresh angle for a new book or business launch. The moment you gain such an insight flashes like lightning – and vanishes like lightning. Can you become aware of such moments? And can you replicate them?

Why We Procrastinate at Bedtime

No external boss means we must self-monitor sleep habits.

Why Creatives Succumb to Bedtime Procrastination

No external boss means we must self-monitor sleep habits.

Science of Creativity Moves Into the Body

Five thinkers pave the way to understanding how the body helps us learn and create.

Something Startling This Way Comes

Wonder's roles in crisis can inform today's storytellers and business artists.

Tracking Wonder & Making More Time to Create

Awe expands time, and busy people can actually gain time by priming their creative mind.

5 Ways to Wander—First Draft Writing Advice

A first draft is a place to explore ideas, images, and premonitions. Later, you can go back to revision, revise, rewrite. Draft to discover. Craft to design.

Conquer the Bugs of Distraction

Most creatives struggle with at least three kinds of distracting insects—life's fleas, society's gnats, and the mind's mosquitoes. Tools & resources can help you focus on doing your best work day-in, day-out.

Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering

The amateur lets the mind wander vagrantly. The over-worked expert demands the mind work 17 hours a day. Somewhere between is the business artistry talent of deliberate daydreaming. read more

How to Live the Brave Story You Must Write

Buzzing stories tell you that you have no choice. The voice of your Brave Story reminds you that you have choices to be brave with your time every single day. If you can see the choices you daily make in responding to circumstances, maybe you can start to make more intentional choices to write the Brave Story you must tell. read more

5 Foundations to Flourish?

What distinguishes creatives and business artists who flourish has less to do with wealth, ease, or freedom from challenge. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis breaks down his own case studies and compares them to the literature on human flourishing. read more

Artful Stupidity, Curiosity's Wiser Cousin

Curiosity is a hungry emotion that can get satiated. Left to its own devices, the curious writer or innovator could become an information-bloated blow-hard. What to do? How to tame curiosity’s desire to know without squelching its necessary drive? read more

The Art of Prioritizing Projects

When working on multiple projects, at least one key difference exists between those creatives and business artists who flounder and those who flourish. Their ability to learn to discern. read more

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