Recommended Reading

Creative Coffee Break: Writing Strategy, Networking + Connecting With Your Inner Artist

December 12, 2015

Reading

I love Sarah’s business & blogging advice and this round-up is no exception: 4 common business resolutions & everything you need to do to keep them

How to make peace with your writing

3 ways to deal with rejection as a startup entrepreneur

Excellent advice on one of the most important things writers need (and it’s not good writing skills):
“Things won’t just happen to you, especially if you want to be a writer. You’re going to have to learn from those who have gone before you and tasted success. Understand their methods and use their strategies.

Trying to do it on your own is just foolish. Learn from the best, mimic what they do, and figure out your own way. You won’t succeed without a strategy. It’s just that simple.”

Interesting: how to use your three brains to make decisions

As someone who finds the “quit your job and things will fall into place!” school of thinking deeply flawed, this post on 10 skills you’ll need to find a side-hustle gig is a useful (and practical) antidote.

Real talk time: nobody cares how hard you work
“We chronically confuse the feeling of effort with the reality of results—and for anyone working in a creative field, that means the constant risk of frittering time and energy on busywork, instead of the work that counts.” 

There’s no such thing as a free course (& how to invest your time wisely)

Networking systems for introverts & busy people: part 1 & part 2

The hidden power of “I don’t know”: How to work through creative blocks with beginner’s mind

Making

Looking forward to trying this recipe from the Read/Eat series on Yes & Yes: Plum Pudding from “A Christmas Carol”

Watching

 

This gorgeously heart-warming and inspiring talk from Caroline Winegeart.

What are you reading, making and watching this week? Leave a comment and share your favourite resources.

Sometimes, when we're feeling blue, the one thing that can help is a cup of positivi-tea. Knowing someone has our backs and cares. It makes all the difference! Forward this to someone you care about today.

 

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