Clarity and Planning

What’s the point of planning? The point of planning is ultimately to help you create a result, so planning is a means to an end. And some other purposes of planning are to reduce risk and increase efficiency. You create plans in order to achieve your goal with less effort and less risk. Now a…

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Chasing Clarity

What does looking for clarity actually look like? Let us first note what doesn’t qualify as looking. Waiting for clarity is not looking. Sharing your lack of clarity is not looking. Distracting yourself is not looking. Only looking is looking. How can you tell if someone is looking for clarity? What would you expect that…

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High-Trust Pricing

Many entrepreneurs find pricing decisions for their products and services really challenging. You’ll often hear such people asking each other, “What should I charge?” I’ve read a number of books about pricing with complex ideas on how to do it correctly. Most involved some form of testing and optimization. They all shared the same underlying…

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Inspiration Beats Procrastination

Inviting a stronger flow of inspiration kicked off by the 365-day creative challenge is helping me get more done than I expected, including completing some stale to-do items that I never felt inspired to do before. This morning I updated all of my YouTube videos (42 of them) to have end screens that invite people…

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Does Your Muse Trust You?

I just finished 14 days of daily blogging (15 if we include this post), publishing an article called Sculpting Your Character 7 minutes before midnight last night. That was fun piece to write. 🙂 The commitment of this one-year daily blogging challenge is energizing and motivating. And my writing is becoming faster, easier, and more…

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Sculpting Your Character

Obviously you’ve been through a lot of character sculpting already. You started as a baby, and you’ve grown into the person you are today. But much of that sculpting process was done to you, such as by your family upbringing, the culture you were raised in, and the education you received. Up to a certain…

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Creating a More Action-Oriented Character

Do you ever feel that your character is too hesitant and self-censoring? Maybe you get an idea to take action or to share something, and then another voice pops in your head and talks you out of it. Perhaps you straddle the fence for a while, pondering whether it’s wiser to take action or hold…

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