A Habit for Productive Creativity (Writing)

Mornings are most desirable for creative work, but its also the hardest time to start. Your eyes just opened up and your mind is racing. It’s important to quiet the mind immediately once you wake. I keep technology away from me and keep conscious of not letting the internet suck me in early in the …

A Good Living Space (Lessons From Berlin)

A good living space must be conducive to a stable, steady mind first and foremost. That is the most important thing. It should ground you in the present just by merely looking at it, by being in it and as well by thinking about it. It should be able to take you out of your …

What Ernest Hemingway Taught Me About Writing (with 15 quotes)

Hemingway rarely talked openly about the craft. He is famous for many quotes on the subject, his most famous one being: “There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

My Favorite Places for Quiet, Cozy, and Absolutely Disconnected Getaways

I had the idea to write this blog post after my friend asked me for help deciding his next vacation. He wanted to go to a quiet place where he could be disconnected from the internet, where he could be alone and away from people, and where he could read all day undisturbed. I gave …

Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin was in many ways a last minute decision, but at the same time, I moved to a place that I was familiar with. This was very different from moving to Austin, a place I had never visited prior. I didn’t have to leave Austin. If I wasn’t so convinced that there existed …

On Writing: Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography (With Quotes)

It’s rare that I’ll find a book that truly captures the writing process and the struggle of trying to express complicated ideas clearly on paper. I have always been a fan of Bertrand Russell’s work since reading The Conquest of Happiness, a book I knew would answer the many questions I had about life and happiness. …

The Case For Working Remotely

Yesterday, I attended a seminar hosted by Gerry Robert, author of Millionaire Mindset, about writing a business book and using it to break into public speaking, grow company sales, and become an expert in your field. While I was listening to Gerry, I had several ideas for my own business book. A book about working remotely, …

How I Use 168 Hours of My Week

Since I moved to Austin in February, my life and schedule changed completely. I started a new part-time job, which means I now work more than 50 hours a week. I still write every day, and that can take up anywhere between two to four hours a day. I’m new to Austin, so I like …

Great Book: Real Artists DON’T Starve

I picked up Jeff Goins’ book after I heard him on the Art of Charm podcast. I knew about Jeff Goins before the interview however, I’ve been a follower of his blog for several years now. Actually, long before I decided to become a writer myself. His material is always great, however his book Real …

I Decided to Disconnect My WiFi At Home, Here’s What Changed

I just recently moved into a new apartment, and having been given the option to connect to a WiFi network, I opted not to. I had gotten a taste of living without internet in my home several months ago when I was forced to relocate to a new apartment due to renovations. At first, I …

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