What do you do when you feel stuck? When you want to put pen to paper, but the words just refuse to flow. How do you shake the stuckness?
Never give 100%?
Is constantly giving our all – always seeing 100% as the bare minimum – the wisest or most sustainable approach to life and to work?
Where words are gifted to me
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
Each day in this life
Each day in this life is a link in a chain. We have to accept that there will be days when all that matters is to have made it through, to have completed another link so that the chain remains unbroken.
You never lose the choice to choose
In every moment, each of us has the choice to choose. We might not know we have it. But it never goes away.
The natural state of a song
What is the natural state of a song? What is the natural state of any idea when it is first born into this world?
The miracle of Bill & Ted
What is the secret of the infectious sweetness of Bill & Ted? How can you stop good ideas turning from sweet to sour? Bill, Ted (and one of their creators, Ed Solomon) might just be able to help us answer these questions.
My top 5 podcasts of 2020 (Part two)
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the second half of 2020, featuring: Tim Ferriss; Naval Ravikant; Brian Koppelman; Jared Yates Sexton; Scroobius Pip; El-P; Chris Hardwick; John Cleese; Talib Kweli; Jasmin Leigh; and Busta Rhymes!
Three foundations of creativity
Where does creativity spring from? Brian Koppelman’s fascinating podcast with Geddy Lee of Rush offers some possible answers to this impossible question.*
Creativity: Take a jump into the unknown
Creativity is in all of us, in one form or another. But how do you get that creativity out? This post spotlights some wise words on creativity from Neil Morrison and John Cleese.