Ann Handley calls it The Ugly First Draft (TUFD), Anne Lamott’s friend calls them the down draft, Anne Lamott calls them shitty first drafts, Tim Ferriss aims for two crappy pages, and Mike Birbiglia says its his throw up pass.
A lot of planners help you plan your work so that you can make it efficient and free up time to squeeze in more work so that you can make it efficient and free up time to squeeze in more work so that… The 5-Minute Journal helps you start your day with gratitude. Pat Flynn […]
Combining some advice from Kevin Kelly, Shawn Coyne, and Seth Godin. 1000 true fans will make it possible for you to live solely on your art. They’ll be a subset of at least 10,000 readers. But you have to start small.
Video book notes about things I learned reading Barking Up the Wrong Tree, by Eric Barker.
I go over some things I learned listening to Austin Kleon on CreativeLive with Chase Jarvis. I’m still working on content for this post. In the meantime, check out some book notes I wrote about Show Your Work. Also check out this very long image.
Last year, I listened to this Tim Ferriss and Chase Jarvis interview. I originally listened to it on Tim Ferriss’s podcast, not realizing it was really from Tim Ferriss’s appearance on Chase Jarvis’s CreativeLive show. The day after listening to the episode, I started writing a daily post and continued to 100 days. This year, […]
Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, and How to Become a Straight A Student. In his interview with Pat Flynn, Cal goes over lessons from each book and goes a little bit deeper on Deep Work. Cal says that his books follow his life. As his career […]
I recently started listening to Short Story Long, a podcast by Chris ‘Drama’ Pfaff. Drama is the founder of Young and Reckless and also appeared on MTV’s Fantasy Factory and Rob & Big. I only know him as Rob’s assistant and cousin on Rob & Big, and I’m not the only one. He talks about that […]
Stealing ideas from Stealing Fire. In Stealing Fire, Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal write about flow and other states of ecstasis. They lay out steps for “hedonic calendaring”, where you end up with a schedule of your best activities that happen daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. Part of it is ranking activities you enjoy: “Step […]