Inspirational articles, e.g. beautiful works

12 05, 2022

Waiting for inspiration

By |2022-05-12T19:22:59+02:00May 12th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft While in some cases the brain is still forming creative new connections in the background, the real professional creatives know that the most important thing is executing.

24 03, 2022

What were your first creative outputs like?

By |2022-03-24T18:13:06+01:00March 24th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing every one of my previous blog posts. It is part of a review I am doing to consolidate the research I have done over the past 9 years. And what I have to admit is a bit painful... Compared to the quality of the articles I [...]

18 03, 2022

Ikigai: What you are meant to do

By |2022-03-18T14:14:16+01:00March 18th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

With so many options for how we can spend our time, how do we find something which not only provides value to us, but is also motivating to do. Research has found that when people feel motivated by making progress against something they find meaningful, not only does it make them happier, it also makes [...]

9 03, 2022

No more gatekeepers

By |2022-03-09T16:45:48+01:00March 9th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Book publishers. Casting agents. Record company executives. Gallery curators. TV Network producers. Newspaper editors. Agency directors. Up until maybe 20 years ago, these were the gatekeepers for the majority of the creative industries. If you wanted your creative work to be seen, heard or experienced by more than a handful of people, you needed the [...]

24 01, 2022

What is ‘True Creativity’? (part 1 of 5)

By |2022-01-24T17:31:44+01:00January 24th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

*Big announcement time* You are creative. Even if you don't feel it all the time, you have the capability to do great creative things. And yet, most of us don't FEEL like we are creative anymore. I would not be surprised if you had times at work in the past few years (or maybe even [...]

14 12, 2021

Shoshin: The Beginner’s Mind

By |2021-12-14T16:19:05+01:00December 14th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner's mind.” Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. When you are a true beginner, your mind is empty and open. You're willing to learn and consider all pieces [...]