On the weekend I went to a café and the toilet door was padlocked. We were dining there, so no problem getting the key. As we walked home though, I wondered what the response would have been, had I just walked in off the street. Would I have been told that it was for … Continue reading Toilet, pleasssse…
I learned about MIQ from a Tim Ferriss interview with Josh Waitzkin https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/375-josh-waitzkin-how-to-cram-2-months-of-learning-into-1-day/id863897795?i=1000442923234 MIQ stands for the Most Important Question and Josh poses it before he goes to sleep. The idea is that you give your subconscious mind a problem and time to solve it. The next morning, Josh pops open Evernote and brainstorms … Continue reading Most Important Question – MIQ
We each have our own unique perspectives, formed as a result of our life's experiences. Our brain processes those experiences and creates a framework or map that it then uses to view similar or new experiences. As a result, often our interpretation or perspective of a situation has little to do with actual reality … Continue reading It’s all invented
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