Category Archives: Creativity

New Year – Resolutions, Reflections, and Random Acts of Kindness

It’s the perfect time to reflect on the year, now we are past the frenetic Christmas rush. Many people are off work this week and have some time to pause, take stock, and plot a new course.

Like a ship in port, sometimes we need to look at what cargo we are carrying, and work out what we would like to add to our inventory. We may need to make physical repairs, cosmetic improvements, or perhaps there is inner work to be done. Perhaps the engine needs greasing, or the mind needs cleaning, maybe motivation needs stoking and maps pored over, to plot new and exciting journeys. Continue reading New Year – Resolutions, Reflections, and Random Acts of Kindness

On Writing, On Getting Things Done

I want to share some wisdom I have gleaned from several books on the subject of achievement, on getting things done, and making progress towards your goals. The principles can be applied to any fields of life, from spiritual development to material success.

The first thing I want to say is that it is wonderful that you are even considering a project, a venture, a creative endeavour or planning to make changes to increase your quality of life.

Everyone who has ever achieved anything worthwhile, like inner peace, fitness, happiness, material achievement or mastery, have all had to sit where you are now, they have all had to start. From the author to the entrepreneur, from the person who lost weight to the person who learned to paint, they have all had to to find the motivation to start and stick to it, to carry on achieving little step after little step even when assaulted by the vilest self-doubt or depressions. Continue reading On Writing, On Getting Things Done

The Warrior and the Creative Path – Demons and Doubts

If, like  me, you have shunned the suit and tie and are bravely plowing ahead with your craft, then, like me, there will be demons and dragons to face on the road. It can be a long, hard road. Be it writing, music, art, starting your own business, or being self-employed, the pitfalls are similar and can be categorized. In the eyes of the world; or at lest as far as you think, you may be a failure..but sometimes we must travel desolate lands to reach greener pastures. Continue reading The Warrior and the Creative Path – Demons and Doubts

Motivation – Staying on Your Path

It can be easy to take a first step, but how can we help ourselves to stay on the path? The principles here work for any kind of work, be it creative projects or any kind of spiritual or self-help work.

Spiritual or personal development, or completing projects, is about habits. It is the daily meditation, or the daily work, the daily writing. The regular little steps we take, as droplets erode rock over time. Keeping with a routine or practice is in effect about continued motivation and inspiration. So how do we do this? Continue reading Motivation – Staying on Your Path

Morning Ritual – The Power of Routine

I love morning routines, in fact if I was to keep a journal of days that turn out well and those that don’t, the ones that turned out well would start with a good morning routine. As someone who works from home, often creative work, it is so important I get this right or I would never get things done. Continue reading Morning Ritual – The Power of Routine

Procrastination

What is it you wish you did that you don’t?

What do you put off for whatever reason?

You can’t live in the future, and you can’t have your rewards in the future either. Why wait until x is right or y is done, or z conditions are in place? There is never a perfect time or place, there is only here and now. If we wish to achieve anything, we can only ever progress here and now.  Continue reading Procrastination