Why Focus is Overrated (and what you should do instead to get more done)

When I was getting started in my career as a freelance artist, I was often told to “specialize”. Find one area I wanted to focus on, throw my whole self into that, and block out everything else. There are few pieces of advice I’ve received that have been as restrictive to me as that one. …

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On Finding Your Passion

Passion is a word that gets thrown around a lot. It gets thrown lightly, flippantly and thoughtlessly. We hear it all the time, and for many of us, the mere sound of it can drop a bomb in our stomachs as we wonder if we’re broken for not having had our eureka moment. In this …

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Understanding Our Core Values

The best way to figure out what we need to stay sane when our whole routine shifts and becomes restricted is to break down why we do the things we normally do and see if we can find other ways to do them. Essentially, we need to understand our Core Values. “Values” is a fairly …

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How All-or-Nothing Thinking is Holding You Back (and how to Overcome it)

Have you ever considered undertaking a feat so daunting that you arrived at the ultimate conclusion “why bother”? Let’s say, for instance, you decide you want to train for a marathon. Wouldn’t that be incredible! Your friends and family would be amazed at your athleticism and dedication. It really would require a lot of dedication, …

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