Archive for April, 2014

The Urgent and the Important

This week, I restarted work on a book that’s been ongoing for several years. I have written 42,000 words and I’m in the process of editing. I expect it will be several months at least before I’m ready to publish it. I’ve also started painting again. I let progress on these things stall out for too […]

The First Stroke

Some books are worth reading, and some are worth re-reading. I recently started re-reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (see my 2011 review). What I really appreciate about Pressfield’s work is its ability to dislodge my creative barriers. This time, it got me started painting again. A good friend in Montreal taught me […]

Staying Connected, Staying Motivated

It’s been just about seven years since I decided to leave my job and start my own business. I had no idea at the time what I was getting myself into. Quite possibly the most difficult aspect of starting a business and keeping it going, day after day, has been learning to motivate myself. I’ve […]