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How to fear less by practicing poverty

I have been reading stoic philosophy recently after listening to various Tim Ferriss podcasts. One of the things, among many, that I have learnt, is that Stoics used to practice poverty, even when they had plenty of money. There were several reasons for this, but the ones that resonated with me were first; to remove…

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Three creative ways to beat negativity and keep your focus

In any industry, creative or otherwise, negativity can become a barrier to success. Whether it’s a harsh inner critic, a loss of direction, or unwanted pessimistic opinions from those around you, negativity all too easily creeps in unnoticed, and puts a drag on your creative output. While some types of negative emotions, such as sadness,…

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Personal development, Productivity

5 ways to double your creative output

We are all familiar with writer’s block, the times when you just can’t seem to generate any ideas and your creative output dries up. It should really be called creative block because it’s certainly not exclusive to writing. Despite this we know people who never seem to run out of creative juice and are always…

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10 apps that will make you a master of time management

I recently wrote an article on productivity and time management where I mentioned some apps that I use on a regular basis to help me manage my time. Since then I’ve had lots of people asking me more about the apps and how I use them in relation to the tools and techniques I mentioned. The app…

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5 techniques to increase your productivity at crucial times

We are all familiar with the days where it seems like time just flies by and we have very little to show for it. If you are self-employed or run your own business, it’s likely that you have experienced the struggle of being productive vs being busy at least a few times. This article aims…