I’m Going to Write a Bunch of Articles to Promote My New Book, if You Don’t Steal Them First

I’m Going to Write a Bunch of Articles to Promote My New Book, if You Don’t Steal Them First

When I worked as a sales guy for the now-defunct Canadian retail chain Future Shop, my colleagues and I were constantly at each other’s throats for “scooping” customers. It was survival of the fittest — a limited number of sales to go around on any given day. In that environment, lack of ethics was a […]

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The Morning Purge… I Mean Pages

The Morning Purge… I Mean Pages

I’ve been working through a great book called The Artist’s Way for about five months now, which provides a self-directed course on breaking through artistic blocks and cultivating creativity. One of the most useful ideas is the “morning pages,” which consist of a daily, three-page word dump, wherein you write out anything and everything that […]

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The Surprising Little Secret behind Being a True Original

The Surprising Little Secret behind Being a True Original

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin “When it comes to idea generation, quantity is the most predictable path to quality.” – Adam Grant I’ve always loved the above Steve Martin quote for its boldness and sass. Its motivating in the sense that, if you feel your work is being ignored, the onus […]

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