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A Beautiful Dance on Broken Glass. 6 Productivity Hacks for Authors, Artists & Aspiring Entrepreneurs


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  1. Create the smallest thing that offers value. 1 exercise. 1 technique. 1 recipe. 1 checklist. Some of the very best advice I’ve gotten could fit on a single notecard. Create that notecard.
  2. Think small. But scale. (or series) You can use each thing you make or create, as part of a bigger thing. Each thing should be able to stand on it’s own, and have value. But just because you are focusing on small stuff, doesn’t mean you can’t believe in building something big.
  3. Ask empowering questions. Of yourself…and your idea. What would this look like if it was fun? What would this look like it it was easy? What would this look like it it was simple? Avoid the urge to overwhelm, to be too clever by 1/2 and don’t overcomplicate with feature creep. (it ends badly)
  4. Make people better. Pop pains, heal hurts, and offer inspiration. I love the Ram Dass quote, “we’re all just walking each other home” How can I show up in the world, as a maker or creative, in a way that embodies that message and helps people how to live…..just a little bit better, by dint of my experience and expertise?
  5. The pursuit of perfection is the enemy of achievement. Minimum viable, maximum viable. Just get your inspired ideas into the world, and see where they land.
  6. The glass is already broken. All any of us have, is right now. You never know what the future holds. You could wake up tomorrow and the Celebrity Apprentice could be running the free world.  Puck from the “Real World”  could be the next director of the FBI and I don’t think any of us would be surprised.  So be grateful for the gift of right now — and as things are, in your life — at this very moment. The glass has always been broken, and the dance has always been on borrowed time. Make the most of it.

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