Still using lists, facts, and to-do’s for your notes? Try sketch notes as a way to open your mind and generate new ideas. In this interview, author and illustrator Mike Rohde shows us how.
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Your legacy is not just what you do, but also how you do it. It will be determined by a series of choices you make over your life about how to spend this moment – here, and now.
Be purposeful about stoking the fires of your imagination, and seeking patterns in the world around you. This is the best way to ensure that your mind is actively chasing insight and to position yourself to be brilliant when it counts most.
One of the distinct challenges of working with your mind is that there is rarely an equal input/equal output relationship between effort and quality of results. Sometimes things just seem to “click”, and at others, you can labor for hours without a discernable breakthrough. That’s why it’s critical to build systems and practices into your life to provide a measure of predictability to your process.
To be valuable and effective you need to understand which kind of innovator you are.
No one is going to beat a path to your door. Share your ideas, fight for them, and do whatever you need to in order to ensure that your work gets a fair audience.
In case you missed it, Facebook launched a new product for the Android platform last week called Facebook Home. In the ads, it seems Facebook is tipping its hand for what they think a digitally connected life should look like.
Workloads and expectations are increasing. It’s not a cliché, it’s a fact. How will you deal with it?
The lag is the gap between cause and effect. It’s the season between planting a seed, and reaping a harvest.
When the pressure is on, and uncertainty is rearing its ugly head, there are traps that even the most experienced leaders fall into.
Uncertainty is an uncooperative dance partner. You have to move in concert with it to do your best work.
Unnecessary creating redeems useless time into time spent doing genuinely meaningful things for yourself and others.
The generation of a great idea is just a small precursor to the real work – the execution.
Time alone is not sufficient to do great work. You also need to have the focus and energy to be able to engage.
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Circa Idea Book, a Circa-based version of the Personal Idea Pad available through Levenger.
There’s an often cited principle about creativity that states “there’s no such thing as a bad idea.” It’s wrong. There are bad ideas – terrible ones – and they can explode and destroy the vibe of a meeting or project if not dealt with swiftly and decisively.
What do you do when you’re burned out? How can you begin to reclaim your creative energy and get “back in the game”?