Though we live in a very exciting time in history, it is filled with distractions. Regardless, you and I still have to get real work done. That requires focus. But what if mental focus is not something you either have or don’t have? What if it’s something you could create, on-demand, whenever you need it? [...]
[if you're reading this via email or RSS, you may need to click through to watch the video. Prefer audio? Click here.] In today’s discussion, Lisa Wood and I talk shop about websites, WordPress, and what keeps people from getting started. We’ve both seen so many brilliant ideas and people get stuck when it comes [...]Show More Summary
Does professionalism stimulate or stifle creativity? When research is essential for your creative work, how do you avoid it becoming an excuse for procrastination? What does it mean to ‘turn pro’ as a creator, and what difference does it make? … Continue reading ?
Last month, I had a wonderful time at BlogWorld in New York. I spoke on Four Simple Steps for Editing Your Own Writing and had some great feedback from attendees. If you struggle a bit with editing, or if you’re not quite sure where to begin, I hope you’ll find the presentation useful too. Watch the [...]
Post written by Leo Babauta. The industry of publishing ideas has been undergoing a revolution for more than a decade, and where it’s headed is still an open question. As a writer, I’m excited by the possibilities. But lots of writers (and publishers) find it all a bit scary. Today I share a conversation I [...]
One of the reasons it’s important to speak and share your own truth is that it allows you to really hear and feel it in your bones. By “your truth,” I just mean what is, for you, right now. You’ll see. The counterintuitive truth of speaking your truth is that it’s usually not the first [...]Show More Summary
Lift Off #4 is scheduled for Portland, August 11-14, 2011. Will you be there? This is Megan, and yes, I’ve stolen the podium for the moment. It’s World Domination Summit weekend; while Charlie is away, the brand evangelist will play. Share time! I’ve been paying a lot of attention to Pam and Charlie over the [...]Show More Summary
Collaborating on files with a group presents a unique set of challenges. Where do you store the files? Who has the latest version? What changed? Let’s say you’re composing a song about Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote. You get your band together, you lay down the tracks, and there they are on one computer. [...]
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Myna, a free online audio tool from the makers of reader favorite image editor Phoenix, lets pretty much anyone jump into recording, arranging, and mixing audio tracks for quickie soundtracks, or just for the fun of it. Myna's horizontal...Show More Summary
Jonathan Coulton makes the transition from suit-and-tie Visual Basic programmer to geek hero/songwriter seem entirely natural. We asked the writer of Portal's theme song, Re: Your Brains, and other catchy tracks how he writes, makes money, and gets geeky. Show More Summary
Deals? Oh, we've got those. From ultra-tiny netbooks to cheap iPods and speakers, you'll find electronics galore in today's deals. Geek Gear! MSI Intel Dual Core 14'' Widescreen Laptop for $429.99 (Regular Price: $479) [via] ASUS Eee...Show More Summary
Photo: stock photo New: Audio: (Intro: listen above or download mp3 file) I consider myself a frugal person and I’ve always thought that it was a good thing. However, I recently discovered that, while frugality is a worthy and useful quality, the root of my own frugality is based on some limited believes that I’ve held. It all [...]
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of The Acumen Fund. She is one of the most innovative and interesting philanthropists in the world today. Her non profit has taken on the world’s poverty...Show More Summary
NPR radio show This American Life tackled the financial crisis last weekend, explaining the collapse of the banking system in 59 compelling minutes. Photo by wwarby. For instance, when we talk about an insolvent bank, what does it actually...Show More Summary