Writing | Art | Habits | Productivity

What You Put Out

“Calling yourself creative doesn’t make it true. All that matters is what you’ve launched. Make finishing your top priority… When you’re gone, your work shows who you were. Not your intentions. Not what you took in. Only what you put out.” — Derek Sivers, How to Live “When you ship, you silence the lizard brain….

Culture | Health

COVID Truth and Consequences

“It’s often easier to discover the truth if we believe it’s there in the first place.” – Seth Godin Speaking with a gentleman I once worked for a dozen years ago, we quickly caught up on life since the last time we saw each other. You do that with old acquaintances, find the common anchoring…

Culture | Fitness | Learning | Lifestyle | Personal Growth | Productivity | Writing

A Focused Place

“Finding a very focused place to do your work rewards you many times over.”-Seth Godin “The opposite of ‘distraction’ is ‘traction.’ Traction is any action that moves us towards what we really want. Tractions are actions done with intent. Any action, such as working on a big project, getting enough sleep or physical exercise, eating…

Habits | Learning | Productivity | Writing

Process and Persistence

“Process saves us from the poverty of intentions.” – Elizabeth King (via Seth Godin & Tim Ferriss) “You begin with a subject, gather material, and work your way to structure from there. You pile up volumes of notes and then figure out what you are going to do with them, not the other way around.”…

Habits | Philosophy | Writing

The Cumulative Force

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it…