Category: Creativity

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In Search of Flow: A Guide to Making Your Work Effortless

Bob Dylan once said that his best songs were the ones that took the least effort: “Just about as much time as it takes to write it down is about as long as it takes to write it”. I want that. Seriously. I want to be able to sit down for a writing session and tap into a part of my...

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In Search of Remarkable, and the Importance of Discipline

On Thanksgiving Day, I wrote an article about gratitude and giving thanks. It was good, but in the end I chose not to publish it because it was just another Thanksgiving article about giving thanks amidst a sea of Thanksgiving articles that filled up inboxes and newsfeeds everywhere. It frustrated me to work hard on something that had little originality (this article has been equally difficult to...

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What Are You Passionate Enough About?

“It’s been over a year and I still feel like I’m standing at the bottom of this giant hill looking up,” my sister says as she takes a sip of her chianti. It’s been a long day, and she’s frustrated. She’s spent the last 6 hours walking around in four inch heels and a navy blue snakeskin dress, showing off her collection...

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The Survival Challenge (Or, When are You Coming, Baby Casper?)

November is here and with a new month comes a new challenge. Except I don’t have a challenge prepared. I genuinely thought that by today, I’d be knee deep in new mommy-hood, aka survival mode, where my main jobs would be eating, sleeping and taking care of my family. But as of this final edit (morning of Wednesday, November 4), I’m still pregnant....

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The YouTube Generation: How People are Making Millions from Posting Videos Online

Check this out. There’s a guy in Sweden named Felix Kjellberg who earned over $7 million in 2014. From making YouTube videos. That’s right. Seven million dollars. His fans know him as ‘PewDiePie’ and his YouTube channel (where he plays video games and comments on them) has over 38 million subscribers and 4 billion video views. Have a look at one of his...