Below are ten things I find worth sharing this week.
- This week I wrote how you can be creative on demand based on William S. Burrough’s cut-up technique. It seems, cut-up technique has been useful not only for poets and novelists but also for songwriters like David Bowie and Kurt Cobain.
- My Monday post talked about Four stages of creative process proposed by Graham Wallas in his book The Art of Thought. The book was published in 1927 and is out of print but an excerpt from it beautifully explains how brain can be in one or all of these four stages at a time.
- Want to be more creative? Go for a walk. This TED talk showcases a study conducted on a number of people, walking indoor or outdoor.
- My post on Why Cal Newport is right about productive meditation accentuates the same principle.
- I found a post How to find and make time for your passion even when you’re busy where Sara Woehler of Career Contessa talks about finding what makes you tick. Her quote, “Self-actualization doesn’t come from people-pleasing, it comes from being you, which sometimes requires finding you.” is spot on.
- In how to do nothing Jenny Odell, a writer and artist, makes the case for doing nothing.
Decades before the advent of social media as we know it, Gilles Deleuze observed that it was “a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying.” Nothing has become more precious, in today’s economy of attention, than nothing. In this talk Jenny covers various instances of nothing from art history and contemporary projects, arguing that the cultivation of nothing has new salience in the age of everything.
- From 30 Readers a Day to Profitable in Less Than 2 Years About two years ago, after a career in Air Traffic Control and dealing with health issues, Michele Robson decided to start a blog about luxury travel on a budget called Turning Left for Less. Her blog started out slowly, but has now reached a point where she earns a liveable income. In this week’s podcast Michele shares 2 breakthroughs that helped her do it.
- Looking for quick meals I found Ten Quick and Nourishing Meals to Make on a Sick Day. Recipes not only look good but also taste good.
- The book I am reading is ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, the guy who revolutionised his family business of wine shop into internet phenomena. He was one of the early ones to harness the power of online marketing. His book is bit outdated, watch his YouTube video instead.
- And the last but not least is 15 Time Management Lessons I learned in the First Year of Blogging, the post every new blogger needs to read.