That’s all you can do when it didn’t work, when it didn’t work the first time or the second time, just take a breath, relax and try again. Eventually, it will work.
Just because you can work happily with music playing, or even worse with the TV on, doesn’t mean you should. And until you’ve tried working without distraction you can’t say it doesn’t work for you. Try it, not for hours on end but a couple of hours of distraction-free focussed work and see how much […]
That’s what productivity is, it’s not managing to blast out 8 hours of focussed work 7 days a week only to burn out after a month. It’s constantly being able to show up and work with focus and attention day in and day out, week in and week out, year in and year out. Don’t […]
When you’ve got an idea or had an interesting thought, write it down. Or at least take out your phone and message it to yourself to remind you for later. I have blog post ideas come to me all through the day, normally while I’m doing something menial, but more often than not I decide […]
Often through history, there have been examples of people inventing the same thing at the same time completely independent of each other. This normally leads to a debate of who did it first and who ripped off who’s idea in the race to be the first to patent or publish it. But to me, this […]
Mustering up enough strength to do 15 minutes of dedicated practice a colossal step in the right direction, especially if you started from zero. I know I’m prone to get lost in thinking about the magnitude of the work I’ve got to do which can sometimes lead to doing nothing, so I stop and remember […]
When I’m working one of my main jobs is writing, and the problem with writing articles for websites is it’s an open task that can never really be finished. I could write 24 hours a day and still be faced with a huge to-write list. While I love always having something to do it can […]
It’s the only way you get better, keep putting the hours in. The path up is never a straight line and there will be peaks, troughs and plateaus but you’ve got to keep turning up, keep practising, keep pushing forward, and eventually, you’ll start getting to where you want to be.
It’s always an interesting experiment, trying to do the same task but giving yourself half the time to do it. It often results in the most intense hours you’ll ever work but you get to find out what you’re capable of. And if you repeat the experiment regularly your normal work will get more focused […]
Your subconscious mind is a very powerful tool, it has the ability to figure out problems and come up with ideas without you even realising it. That’s why ideas pop up in really random places, in the shower, while you’re washing the dishes, it’s because your subconscious is working hard to figure things out for […]