Working in public

Start before you’re ready. If you wait until everything is perfect, you won’t get the feedback that makes your work better. As Seth Godin writes, “habits are more important than fears.” Sharing and shipping your art alleviates doubt and strengthens the doing muscle. You have to live with the fact that your production could always […]

How to build up and sustain intrinsic motivation

The thing about cliches is that sometimes they’re true. Take this one for instance: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Competition is the quickest way to demotivate yourself. You may enjoy excelling, but you will realize the game is really within yourself to achieve greater personal growth. According to career analyst Dan Pink, there are […]

Music is a performance-enhancement drug

“Music is part of being human,” Oliver Sacks wrote in Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Music can help you focus, meditate, and treat Alzheimers and Parkinson’s. Music is so powerful it stimulates the various parts of the brain at once. Get focused, today with focus@will 👇 “When the brain is listening to music, it lights […]

Do you love the work or the idea of it?

Do what you love. Love what you do. These cliches, however, are missing important pieces: Do the work and be good at what you do. People think they can write a book, but they never set aside the time to work on it. People want to get in shape, but they never hit the gym. […]

Break the Code

Your DNA runs on a floppy disk. You are who you are from the minute you’re born. That’s just the way it is. Deal with it. While your genes predetermine your physicality and mentality, the latter is more malleable. My favorite stories are those that break the rules. Someone defies the caste system; they pick […]

Seth Godin: ‘Dance With Fear’

Everyone has genius, it’s just that some people prefer to keep it caged. What holds people back is the fear that something might not work. Fear is in our DNA, literally in our amygdala or lizard brain. But most fears are false. So instead of fighting with fear, dance with it! What might not work […]