Harness Your Motivation, Even if You Believe It’ll Disappear

We’re about to be inundated with all the tips and tricks of starting New Years’ Resolutions and how to stick to them. The counter culture to that usually declares that New Years’ Resolutions are a waste of time, that they’re fluff, and so…

The Role of Positive Thinking in Creativity

Positive thinking pops up once in awhile in my social media feeds. It seems a new trend is criticizing its usefulness, though I’ve also read other critics who say it’s empty, even harmful. (The New Yorker has a well-rounded article on the research of positive thinking.)…

Minimalism and Creativity: Is There a Connection?

Dedication to one’s craft requires sacrifices, and you have to know how much you’re willing to give up to achieve what you define as success (assuming you can achieve it). I recently interviewed Jeff Hyslop, a Canadian stage and television icon. (You…

Every Little Bit Helps Your Goals

The desire to achieve your dreams can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re trying to stop spending so much, or maybe you’re trying to write or paint more, or maybe you dream of running your own home business. It’s easy to see the big…