Change something

13 08 2008

I have been doing a good amount of creative thought as well as a decent amout of writing. I have been in a creative rut brought on by a busyness, deadlines, and the cares of life.

How I get out of creative ruts.

Change location – get out of the office. Go somewhere different, perhaps a local coffee shop, a park, maybe a healing tree (vailed Michael Jackson referance)

Disconnect – Unplug all your stuff and sit think and pray old school. This one is the most difficult one for me.

Engage – talk to someone who has a different perspective or viewpoint than you. I always love seeing a problem or situation from another perspective.





Seth on Email

5 06 2008

All I can say is wow. This is a prime example why Seth Godin is the man. He wrote a great piece on permission emailing with loads of fantastic rules for the sender.

My rules are simple if your email is a touching story, selling something, or is some joke i delete them (Dan Buck is the only exception because the jokes he sends are funny, as opposed to the unfunny pictures of cats sleeping on TV’s or otters holding hands.)

Before you send you next email read his post.





How to do something, From a show about nothing. [update]

16 08 2007

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Just came across a little web 2.0 application based on Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret. I wrote about it in a previous post.

To read about the application click here.





How to do something, From a show about nothing.

2 08 2007

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I love Seinfeld. It’s still one of my all time favorite shows and hands down the funniest show to be made yet (although the office has it’s moments). I came across this article and thought it could really help me thought I would pass it on to, as they say in the south, y’all.

Editor: When software developer Brad Isaac told us he had productivity advice from Jerry Seinfeld, we couldn’t turn down the chance to hear more. Read on for the whole story from Brad.

He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique he used on himself and you can use it to motivate yourself – even when you don’t feel like it.

He then revealed a unique calendar system he was using pressure himself to write.

Here’s how it worked.

He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.

To read the rest of the article here.