Don’t Worry About Self-Discipline: Get into the Flow State

Do you wish you were more disciplined? Do you feel like you have to beat yourself up in order to do your best work? Flow vs. Force For most of us, simply pushing ourselves to be more disciplined just isn't effective. It's not that we're lazy, but driving ourselves with self-discipline just doesn't work that well. If you're like me, you'll much prefer finding the flow rather than forcing the process. Here's the 3-step strategy I often use to get into the flow … [Read more...]

Recognizing the Symptoms of Impending Brilliance

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. — I Ching And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. — Anaïs Nin The Symptoms I recognize The Symptoms. They've been a recurring “feature” my whole adult life... Trouble breathing... Nothing frightening in itself, but noticeable Restlessness... I need to stand up, walk around, and fidget with my environment Racing heart... No, that's not … [Read more...]