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Clear-Minded Creative Annual Review 2011

I like Chris Guillebeau’s approach to the ‘annual review’, where he takes stock of the year that’s about to come to a close and begins planning for the new one. So as many other bloggers are doing, I’m following Chris’ lead with a quick attempt to sum up what went well and not so well […]

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I Quit.

I don’t normally share the Clear-Minded Creative newsletter publicly I got some great emails from readers in response to the most recent one and a few suggested I post it on the blog as well. You can read it here. It’s about a major decision I made recently which means 2012 is going to be […]

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This was, in a way, a hopeful place

It was only when I first visited New York in 2009 that the events of ten years ago really hit me in the gut. Seeing the Tiles for America and Staten Island memorials really brought home the personal stories of those directly affected. My thoughts are with all those who lost someone on this day […]

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My Morning Routine FAIL

Back in March I suggested you ‘Spring-Clean Your Routine’. It all sounded great in theory right? But perhaps it was too vague for people to really get their teeth into. I know I struggled to keep focused. I wanted to start the following: My ideal morning routine 6:30 am – get up – do 20 […]

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Why Embracing Technology is Essential to Creative Success

This evening (Thursday 31st March) I’m speaking about blogging at the Apple Store in Glasgow, along with fellow Scottish bloggers Last Year’s Girl and Peenko (us three were also amongst those interviewed by Ten Tracks about music blogging recently). If you’re in Glasgow and around between 6 -7pm it would be great to see you […]

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Notes From a Train

How’s your February going? If you signed up to the Four for Feb challenge, are you on schedule? My February has been hectic, with visitors, social events, and a busy time at work. I’m writing this on the train back from Birmingham where I’ve been visiting family for the weekend, and because I don’t have […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

Last week I talked about Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art which is all about beating inner resistance to creativity. Well recently I’ve been doing pretty well in that regard but I think it’s fair to say I had a relapse this weekend. Usually I have Monday’s post ready to go for 10am, and […]