Your Creativity — How Your Brave Choices Break Down Barriers

Your creativity doesn’t come to fruition in a vacuum. There are lots of incremental steps involved. Courage plays an important role in the creative endeavor.  As the following quote from van Gogh attests, being creative can often involve overcoming obstacles and breaking through boundaries, both internal and external: “If you hear a voice within you…

Fear Robs You of Time and Energy — How to Change That in 2021

Fear robs you of confidence and creativity. It also wastes your time and siphons off your energy into dead-end worries and what-ifs. Sometimes fear is founded in reality. But quite often it is unrealistic and unnecessary. And so much of what we fear is actually about the stories we learned in our families, and the…

5 Outside the Box Ideas to Free Your Creativity

Thinking outside the box isn’t always something that comes naturally. And yet, if there’s a surefire way to jump-start your creativity, or get you moving again when you are stuck, it’s to enlist your outside the box thinking and energy. One of our Finding Time Tips suggests stepping outside of the box. And that prompted…

Capturing Creativity — When to Ride the Wave and When Not To

Capturing creativity when it comes is a skill well worth cultivating. And if you’re a busy person (and who isn’t these days) you know that finding time to manage your creative ideas can be a challenge.  Indeed, if you’ve pursued any kind of creative endeavor, you know how wonderful it can feel to be in…

Attain Your Goals by Being Flexible and Creative

Finding time to create and attain your goals while being flexible might sound like a contradiction.   But you know what?   It doesn’t have to be.   In fact, I would say that flexibility is key to attaining your goals. And setting goals can actually help you develop your flexibility. Shifting your focus just…

Keep Your Writing Fresh by Keeping Yourself Fresh

Creating content that’s fresh, focused, interesting, and relevant is key to online success. And it can be a big challenge, don’t you agree? I’ve been creating my e-zine since 2006 and have been blogging here since 2008. And, I’ll be honest, sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by. But what I’ve found, through the…

Your Focus is Your Key to Freeing Your Energy and Creativity

Your focus and effectiveness are inextricably linked. Indeed, time management tips, no matter how well-grounded they may be, are only as effective as your capacity to focus and follow-through.   So, your focus is a powerful productivity tool. But that’s not all. Your focus actually helps you restore your energy and free your creativity, too.…