CIP065: Worry, Distraction, Procrastination… OH MY!

I’m going to come out with a possibly controversial statement… Worrying helps our creativity. What what? Ok… think about it like this: most breakthroughs, whether they were in technology or art or anything else for that matter, came about because we were worried. We were worried we’d starve, worried that the other tribe would conquer […]

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CIP063: Your Energy Needs

Part of my fascination with the term ‘introvert’ as I define it is how it describes how I understand where we, as introverts, get our energy from. Now I’m far, far from scientific when it comes to these energy matters. And that’s OK: any scientist who’s worth his salt will admit he or she still […]

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CIP058: So You don’t Have Time

If only I had more time… Raise your hand if you’ve ever said that to yourself or anyone else. (Unless you’re in a public place, in which case, I’ll let you off the hook with a blink.) You probably already know on a deeper level that it isn’t really lack of time that’s stopping you […]

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CIP056: Why, Why, WHY?! Finding Meaning and Purpose

The starting place for any adventure, project, collaboration, big leap, epic change, scary ass challenge that I take on is answering the simple question: Why? Why am I doing this? Why am I really doing this? Why does this matter to me? It’s not often I get asked these ‘why’ questions. More common is ‘How’? […]

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CIP054: When To Quit and When To Stick

Do you feel like you’re ready to quit? Do you feel like you’re flogging a dead horse and beginning to look like a creazy person to you fam and friends? Do you have an iron-clad grip on a project or pursuit that is costing you time, money and energy – and your sanity? Then OH […]

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CIP052: Does Routine Kill Creativity?

Caveat: I’m a bit biased with this, as an INTJ. That basically means… I love me some routine. I love dreaming up routines, I love planning routines, I love doing routines. But… I haven’t always been this way – at least, not consciously. When I worked a 9–5 job in a design agency, I couldn’t […]

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CIP050: 3 Emails You Can Send to Get Clients

Recently, we’ve been talking about the joys – OK less so the joys – but at least the usefulness of email when it comes to getting anything from press, more work, better clients – all the things. But… you may be a bit stuck on what to email. You might not have any specific clients […]

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