Doing vs Being

Doing vs Being

Paulo Coelho tells the story of the fisherman and the businessman, which highlights the difference between being and doing. The fisherman is being himself, happily following his own path. The businessman is always doing, needing more and more to feel successful before...
Being Productive

Being Productive

Every writer has a favourite writing process stage. Mine is discovering where my ideas go. But that’s only one part of the process. Once the ideas are on the page, it needs editing to refine the words into the book they’ll become. This is where my struggle starts....
The New Creativity Killer

The New Creativity Killer

What do you think is the single most destructive thing for creativity? Procrastination? Obstacles? Distractions? The imposter syndrome? A lack of time, knowledge, or skill? I wrote an earlier post about this, but have since discovered something even more damaging;...
The Power of No

The Power of No

Everyone is busy and has the same 24 hours in a day. So, why then, do some people make better use of their time than others? They understand how to say no. Every yes either moves you towards your goals and desired lifestyle or takes you away from it. You can’t...