Month: March 2017

Chris Lovejoy

A schema for deciding Input A health-conscious person will make conscious decisions about what food they put into their body. But few people carefully curate what information they are putting into their minds. Our minds have huge potential — if stimulated in the correct way they can grow exponentially. One great way to do so in the 21st…

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#30. Consolidating the next step of my writing journey Today is the 30th day of my 30-day writing experiment. I set out with the aims of developing the ability to write well and contributing positively to those that read my writing. To achieve this, I focused on quantity first and quality second. I must now reflect…

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#29. Learning from an attempt at fictional writing I want to write fiction, but I find it hard enough to write about my daily thoughts and experiences. Yesterday I began writing a fictional short story. I started out optimistically; I had a calm, clear mind and spent about an hour creating a plot for the…

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#28. How can I document my journey while still keeping my goals to myself? Many people talk a lot but don’t do that much. You might know someone like this. You might be someone like this. I have definitely been guilty of this on many occasions. This is a lot of talk about ‘this great idea…

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#27. Learning to control my ‘pond-skater’ mind When I sit down to write this blog each day, I have noticed a pattern that repeats itself. I will sit down and ask myself “what do I want to write about?”. An idea will enter my head so I’ll start brainstorming. As I do so the idea…

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#25. Writing is a record of your current thoughts, free to evolve with time “Great, I’ve finished. I’m really satisfied with that article — can’t wait to publish it.” How often do you feel this way? It may not be very often, but don’t worry — I argue that it doesn’t need to be. Often as I finish an article,…

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#23. How to use vulnerability to increase strength of self, relationships, companies As I write and share these daily writings, a question often pops up: how necessary is it to make yourself vulnerable? There is no doubt that vulnerability is powerful and can be an important factor in forming close, meaningful friendships and relationships. But…

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#22. Being grateful Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to keep writing, something which has been a large source of joy. Thank you to Derek Sivers for giving me permission to be a slow thinker and being okay with that. Thank you to the writers of every book I have read. Thank you to everyone…

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#21. Formally assessing my writing and encouraging feedback from others I wrote before about the importance of feedback — it is a fundamental requirement for the learning cycle. I want to be excellent at expressing my ideas with clarity through writing. I also want to write great content which is original. To help me in this pursuit, feedback…

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20. Start new things then only pick the best. Becoming a yes man can be a game changer. It can drag you out of stagnation and frustration. It can lead to experiences and opportunities which greatly facilitate personal and professional development. It is particularly useful when starting something out. At the start of Derek Sivers’ music…