Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is famous for defining and disseminating the idea of ‘flow.’
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Don’t expect your best stuff to suddenly appear by magic. You can throw ideas up against the wall until somehow the fairy dust of your creative gift is released by the gods and floats down over all. But before any of that can happen, you need to figure out what you’re trying to say.
The information you consume over the course of the day has a significant impact on both your productivity and creativity.
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Motivation isn’t inspired by envy. When you compare with others, you kill your motivation. Know how to overcome envy and stay motivated.
Every creative has found themselves at the same career crossroads. One path leads where their heart desires. The other leads to “real” jobs. Mike Sager has stood there, and he reflects on why he dropped out of Georgetown Law School to live the creative life.
When you no longer have a flashy brand name under your job title, your self-confidence can take a pummeling.
Approximately 70 percent of us will experience a period of self-doubt at least once in our lives. Rebuild your confidence using these five strategies.
As I’ve pored through the research, I’ve adopted several creativity habits that let me approach my work differently—all backed by a wealth of research.
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The next time you want to interrupt yourself for a quick glance at your inbox, don’t.
Feeling a lack of creativity? Try these 7 ideas to help you spark it and get back shooting and being creative again.
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Last year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds…
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Use these unconventional methods to be more creative every day.
Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?
Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product.
13 truly useful productivity tips that are NOT hard. Do the ones that look easiest to you, and I promise you that good things will happen.
An editorial calendar is a roadmap for your marketing content. An editorial calendar buys you peace of mind because you don’t have to scramble for what to say or share. Ideas are stored and work…
Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?
Drugs aren’t the only thing that can addle our brains. New research confirms what your brain may feel following a long, uncontrolled binge through the …
We can practice and improve the core of creativity every minute of every day. In fact, we are wired for that…
Technology has abolished the “transition zones” between work and leisureand with them, much of our inspiration.
4 skills needed when you work in solitude.
Roles that used to be separate are now overlapping, as print blends with digital, still photography blurs into video and social media cuts through everything. Many believe their future depends on their ability to do it all, just to get new work. However, while it’s certainly beneficial to learn more about the industry as a […]
How one mistake can have a ripple effect on our creative courage for the rest of our lives.
Limits are not, well, limiting. Framed correctly, putting a cap on your ambition and future plans is tremendously freeing.
Do you have a loveable mascot in your own studio? We asked artists to share photos of their dogs, cats and other pets who keep them company and inspire them.
Why failing to disengage from work in our off hours may set us up for burnout and a downward performance spiral.
Tips on cataloging and documenting art and preserving your personal story for collectors, gallerists, and curators to help you build your art career.
It seems like there’s 1,000 blog posts every month about the joys of freelance. Real life, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.
The practical case for sharing your work often with those outside of your company…
It’s a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing
People really need to learn to knock. Have you ever been in the middle of a moment of inspiration when a sudden interruption screwed
Everyone has that person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or frantically trying to finish an assignment. How does he or she get it done?
Working from home seems like heaven – here are our tips for how to do it best.
Looking to start a new freelance design career, but don’t know where to start? These 10 tips for new freelancers are exactly what you need to get going.
Task management, goal setting, invoices, and contracts all made easier.
Are you expected to deliver creative work on a daily basis? Sometimes the flow of ideas comes naturally, but there are also times when you cannot awaken the brain…
Will we ever decouple perceived effort and long hours with our rewards system?
Uncover science-backed playlists designed to help you be more productive at work.
If you don’t have a creative support system, you need one STAT. Here’s how to determine if the company you keep is helping or hurting you.
Pairing up with someone else to tackle a challenging or less-than-exciting project can make the process seem easier and more fun…
Check out these 11 best time saving apps for freelancers that are changing the way the contract workforce is functioning. Efficiency is but an app away.
Recent research studies the link between creativity and emotional states, offering answers to the age-old question, “How can I be more creative?”
What single skill is most critical to the artist? Is it talent? Imagination? Mastery of her craft? Is it profundity of insight, depth of compassion,
Running a business is often hard and stressful. Because of this, the People Who Don’t Think Too Hard Before Giving Advice should
Pay attention to your internal monologue. How you address yourself mentally can impact your actions.
Realistically, most people have about 40 hours of free time a week — so ask yourself: Am I really too busy? And if not, why is that so important to me?
Studies show that you’re more likely to remember things that you write down, but there are circumstances where you should grab your laptop…