The time we spend commuting from work can be used to reflect on who we want to be. When done for just 10 minutes during the morning commute, it will give us a north start to follow during the day, and can lead to creative breakthroughs. Continue reading Using Wasted Time
Books are only of value if you read them; and in order to read them, you have to make the time first. Continue reading Books for Christmas
The habit of reading is a common trait among the most successful people in history. Yet it’s something that can easily be tossed aside for more important tasks. What I have found is that, if I don’t get my reading done first thing in the morning, I won’t read at all during the day. But this morning ritual of reading helps to set the tone for the rest of my day and gives my brain the boost it needs to handle unknown tasks that always seem to come along. Continue reading Why I Read Every Morning
A magic trick is one of the simplest pleasures in the world, yet one of the most powerful. Here is why I think everyone should take the time to learn just one simple magic trick. Continue reading Why You Should Learn a Magic Trick
The fear of failure is toxic because it holds us back from doing great things. If you want to think creatively, you must get past this fear. The fear of failing often causes failure itself; it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Continue reading How Fear can Sabotage Creativity
The culture that a corporation develops is crucial to its success. If a company wishes to instill more creativity in its employees, it can start with developing a creative corporate culture. Continue reading How to Develop a Creative Corporate Culture
Jimmy Buffett found a niche for his authentic music and channeled all of his energy to serving that market. He was only successful because the core of his message is authentic. In the same way, we can all better sell our personal brands by being more authentic and not worrying about how everyone in the world will like us. Continue reading WASTING AWAY — HOW JIMMY BUFFETT TURNED A SONG INTO A $600 MILLION BUSINESS
You have an idea for a short story. You grab your notebook and pen, outline your idea, and write it down. Once you manage to squeeze out a first draft, you begin editing it and really make it something magical. At the end, you have an amazing short piece of literature that you want to share with the world.
So you log on to your blog and put your story on the front page. You even make a nice graphic to add as the cover art for your story and catch eyes. Now that it’s up and public on your blog, you share it on your one to three chosen social media channels.
You’ve done everything by the book, but somehow no one visits your site to read your blog. It’s not even getting many likes on social media.
This is because, despite doing everything else right, there’s a lot of noise on social media from other creatives doing the exact same thing. So in order to get your work noticed, you need to promote it Continue reading Promoting Art on Social Media
Ideas die inside of a vacuum. In order to let ideas and creativity flourish, we need to share them with others and learn from their feedback. This requires a network of creatives. I learned this through years of losing magic competitions, but it was one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned. Continue reading How I Improve through Networking
One of the most sought after traits in CEOs is creativity. This is because it’s so rare to find someone who is not only truly creative, but who has the confidence to share it.
Think of your favorite celebrity CEOs: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson. These executives aren’t just businesses geniuses, they’re prime examples of how powerful confidence is.
In order to develop creativity, confidence has to also be built up. Continue reading Developing Your Creative Confidence