Three things that kill my creativity

January 13, 2014

Are you like me sometimes just not feeling creative? I am sure most of us feel that way some times…

I don’t think I have the recipe for being creative, but here’s three things that I noticed just kills my creativity. Read the rest of this entry »


Your choice…

January 6, 2014

What is keeping me from getting A+ on all my three 2014 words of direction? What’s keeping you from achieving your goals?

Mostly it is the choices we make.  Here is some of those nasty decisions I often have to make…

  • Do I catch up on reading my 367 unread RSS entries, or write a new blog post?
  • Do I eat that huge piece of cake, or not?
  • Do I watch yet another rerun of yet another series/movie, or do I go for a walk?
  • Do I read a book and share the message, or do I  just put it back on the shelf when done?

Why are these choices not obvious… What most people would see as the ‘better’ choice, seem to take something from you – the passive, go-with-the-flow options in most cases is much easier… but in all cases provide short-term gratification.

When did I get so lazy? This is my first blog post in a long while, even after saying I would blog again on 2 Jan… I rest my case.

How about you? What choices do you need to confront? Do you manage to make the right choice? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments.

Full-throttle into 2014

January 2, 2014

I have not been blogging for two years now. Time to change that again… Let me start by quickly reflecting on 2013, and the setting some new words for 2014.

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Three words for 2013

January 1, 2013

Three words for 2013Since 2011 I’ve been using Chris brogan’s idea of using three words to guide my year. This works much better (I think anyway) than specific resolutions that are set amidst an emotionally charged new year celebratory spirit. The words that cut further than specific project, or specific issues, and allows one to work more flexible, yet in a guided manner.

Just a reminder of previous years’ words:

Both time life might not have worked out quite as planned, but regardless I found the exercise useful, so I am repeating it this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Reflecting on 2012

December 31, 2012

So the end of 2012 has arrived… As a direct result of my 2012 beacons I have not been blogging this year. In retrospect that might have been a mistake, but allow me to reflect on how I fared in 2012.

My three beacons were: Prioritize, Purge, & Play. This is how I score myself:

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Beacons for 2012: my 3 P’s

January 1, 2012

I used four words to guide my behaviour in 2011.  Although it did not work perfectly I think it’s much better than traditional New Year’s resolutions which I think is generally doomed for failure. I must agree with Chris Brogan who says that “resolutions are often too vague, or too directed towards one goal”. He challenges us to

to dig deeper, to find three words that could be used as lighthouses to guide you through stormy seas, that can be used as flags on the battlefield of your challenges, words that will bolster you and give you a direction that goes beyond the goals you might attach as a result of these words.

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Reflecting on 2011

December 31, 2011

This year I was not particularly active as a blogger. I listed four words that would guide me through 2011. How did it go? How did I do? Hmmm, in true professorial style I’ll quickly have to grade myself. Read the rest of this entry »