I have just finished Feck Perfuction by James Victore. An inspiring, punchy and to the point book about doing creative work. It’s written in short chapter format with catchy headings like “Brave and scared shitless”, You ain’t weird, you’re free” and “Warrior not worrier”. He says this about perfectionism: “On its surface, perfectionism seems like … Continue reading Perf[u]ction!
I often struggle with the time it takes me to take an idea and form text around it. Text that I am happy with. Text that I am ready to publish. Recently I got exasperated by the process. WHY CAN'T I WRITE THIS? A revelation came to me that writing is like sculpting. An … Continue reading Writing is like sculpting
Showing up is the shortcut - is my new mantra, courtesy of this wonderful post by Bernadette Jiwa. When we think of shortcuts we generally think of something that takes less time and effort. There's a sense that the shortcut will save us something or fast-track us along. In contrast, when I think of showing … Continue reading Showing up
I was listening to a podcast on Seth Godin’s Akimbo show, titled Supple. It's about being resilient and supple in the face of change. Seth says, “nobody says they wish they were more brittle”. Yet as hard as I try to be open-minded, I often find myself army-foldy. Seth says that when it comes … Continue reading Army-foldy
Broaching tough subjects with people we care about is hard. I know. I've avoided my fair share and one very significant one. And I can't deny that I heard the still, small voice telling me to speak. It’s easy to chicken-out of tough conversations because we don't want a fight, we don’t want to offend. … Continue reading Tough conversations