How To Overcome Obstacles in Creativity

This past week, with the filming of my first comedy project in 6 years, I’ve been reminded just how exhilarating it is to create stuff. It makes you come alive. It inspires others. And it builds communities. Yet as we grow older, many of us seem to forget this...

10 Years Ago … Who Were You?

Recently, on Twitter, I noticed a lot of people discussing what their lives were like “10 years ago”. I thought that was a very interesting subject for discussion. It offers us the opportunity to reflect and gain a greater appreciation of just how far...

‘This Has to be Done First’ Syndrome

Despite what you might think from reading some of the articles on this website, I still struggle with procrastination on a daily basis. Sometimes it can be quite debilitating. Of course, I continually work on strategies to minimise the “damage”, but...

Are You Writing for the Right Reasons?

This probably seems like the most obvious bit of advice about writing, and I certainly thought so before I started my own writing “adventures” on this website. What advice am I talking about? Write about what interests you. Wow … ground-breaking...

Should You Go ‘All-in’?

Whenever starting something new and exciting, the tendency can be to try and over do it. To try and go “all-in”. To try and capitalise on your initial burst of enthusiasm. This applies to almost anything. Creative projects, healthy eating, fitness,...

The News is Porn

Pornography can be a very touchy area (no pun intended). Many people have quite strong opinions and beliefs about nudity and sexuality, so it’s understandable why they might react strongly to it. Having said that, there is a form of pornography that is far more...

The Fear of Creating…

I had a really interesting chat with a friend recently. While on the surface the conversation was basically my friend having a tongue-in-cheek go at a recent article I had written here (the crux being that I had accidentally misspelled a word – the horror!),...

The Key to Sustaining Enthusiasm

A friend of mine recently tweeted a great quote: “Enthusiasm is easy. Sustaining it is not.” Such a simple observation, but filled with truth. How often do we build up our enthusiasm for something (be it writing, creating music, arting, or even just...

Are You Doing It Every Day?

Do you want to create something, but keep putting it off to wait for the perfect time to start? That has summed up my experience over the last 6 years. I went from creating stuff regularly (eg. a weekly radio show, and a comedy TV pilot), to suddenly no longer...

3 Things Batman Taught Me

“Batman?!” Ok, bear with me. I’m not crazy, I promise… I recently watched one of my favourite movies, “Batman Begins“, again. It’s odd. The first time I watched it, I didn’t actually like it. I suspect that was because...

The 3-second Rule

There is an interesting technique used by the pick-up artists of the world. It’s called the “3-second rule”. Now, this article isn’t about pick-up artists, nor is it a comment on what they do. Ultimately, who cares. But the fact remains that...

Don’t Underestimate the Side-Benefits

Often we tend to focus on the main benefit when doing something. That might apply whether it’s a particular job, a personal project, a hobby, a game, or other day-to-day tasks. Perhaps we just see the money at the end of a career, or the piece of paper that says...

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