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Creativity Break

Creativity break

Ok creativity does not take a break, it jumps at you from nowhere, sometimes in the most random times

Like in the shower or on a long road trip, you know when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it

So why the creativity break

You know, your sat at your desk, your boss or your client is down your neck or your firing blanks in the ideas meetings

You stare at a blank screen or paper, forcing your brain to come up with something

But it just relays the fact you got nothing.

So what do you do?
Get away from your desk and do anything other than think about the problem

Take a walk, exercise, take a weekend away and just dont think about the problem

But whatever you do, take a notepad and be ready to capture the ideas as they come

Because they will If you take a break from trying to find them

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It’s ok to take a break

It’s ok to take a break

We all have this idea of how what is acceptable in society or in our craft

Work hard all the time, even when you’re sick, no breaks

You must write every day if you want to be a writer,

You need to eat nothing if you want to lose weight (that was sarcasm btw, do not do that)

However none of these are the case

You can still be very successful, working 20 hours a week and having regular breaks (read the 4 hour work week)

You can have a day off writing or whatever it is you do if you need a creativity break
And you can lose weight by eating more and not exercising everyday

Whatever it is in life, your allowed to take a break, otherwise life will just break you

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Be A Student Of Your Game

Be A Student Of Your Game

Ryan Holiday posted an Instagram post sometime back and someone asked him how he reads so much

His response was firstly I’m a writer so I get paid to read because if I don’t I can’t write

In Steven Pressfields War of art our turning pro (I can’t remember which one) he says a similar thing I write all day then read all night

Coming from the fitness industry a lot of the personal trainers get their basic qualifications and thats it, but the best keep on studying

To master your craft you have to study your craft the world is evolving constantly what worked once might not work now

Don’t be left dead in the water

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Beautiful wondering

Beautiful wondering

We drive the same route to work
And for the past year along of peoples route was waking up and strolling to their desk…

We sit at the same desk

Surrounded by the same people

Looking at the same walls

We go home to the same house

Watch the same shows

Rinse and repeate

We live the same routine day in and day out not allowing our minds to wonder,

And we wonder why we get stuck in a rut, get creativity block and stressed out

We are Sapien

We evolved from wondering

So we need to get back to wondering to allow our minds to wonder

Let the new scenery bring some spark out to our creativity

A watch what beauty unfolds

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Beautiful nothingness

Beautiful nothingness

We live in a noisy world

Noise everywhere, people arguing,talking, cars and trucks, planes, TV, radio…

Even on social media its just noise, noise, noise…

And this noise drowns out the noise in your head,
No time to think just trying to process all the noise going on

Then you sit down in the evening with a glass of wine or whisky to calm yourself from everything that has demanded your attention before you have to do the process again the next day…

One day you find yourself in an empty room, no TV, no radio,no people and no signal on your phone…

A strange feeling starts to emerge, your mind starts to wonder and you get to think and all these wonderful thoughts and ideas start to emerge…

Thats the wonders and the beauty of nothingness

Seek out some quite time in a world full of noise

Let your mind show you that it still has a voice

Watch what you can create from nothing