Category: Productivity

Exploring AI Art Co-Creation

As I’ve been playing around with AI art tools, I decided to update the associated images for our courses. I wanted to come up with a more unique and personal expression than using the old stock images as we’ve been doing for the past few years. This was a relatively small project, and it gave…

How to Win Against Your Favorite Distractions

What can you do when you realize that you’ve been wasting a lot of time succumbing to distractions, like endless social media or consumption-based activities, and it’s making you feel empty, hollow, disappointed, or even ashamed of yourself?

Upgrading Your Reference Frames

Conscious reframing is one of the most accessible self-development skills because it aligns with how your brain works internally. Your brain already performs this task for you. And just as you can consciously control your breathing, you can also learn to consciously control your reference frames.

Why Bigger Goals Can Be Easier to Achieve

I originally shared this post on January 6 in Conscious Growth Club’s member forums, as a follow-up to our quarterly goal planning process. I thought it would be nice to share it here as well. Many CGCers found it helpful. Let me share an unusual insight about why it’s often easier to achieve goals that…

Timing Your Passion

When some aspect of life feels forced, and you have to push through with a lot of discipline to make progress, it might mean that the timing is wrong for you. If you feel like putting it off, maybe do exactly that. Other people may tell you that you need to advance some area of…

Units of Meaning

On Monday’s live quarterly planning review call in Conscious Growth Club – which spanned more than 5 hours – I shared some tips about thinking in units of meaning rather than units of time. Many years ago I tried a system of writing 4 hours per day. I did it for 30 days straight but…

What Is Better Motivational Fuel Than Stress or Anxiety?

If you don’t want to use stress or anxiety as your primary motivational fuel, what kind of fuel would you like to use instead? What can you say about your desired fuel source for taking action and getting results? I like to think of spending a day at an amusement park as a good analogy…

Upgrading My Hardware Tools

As part of my garage decluttering project this summer, I refactored and upgraded my hardware tools. I thought some readers might enjoy seeing the before and after pics of this part of the project, especially since it’s easy to see the changes visually. I hadn’t personally selected or bought most of my old tools. They…

Decluttering Tips

Decluttering Tips

I’ve been decluttering my garage for the past few weeks, so here are some decluttering tips I’ve figured out for processing, purging, and organizing, especially if you have a lot of old tech clutter to deal with. Approach Decluttering with Patience Just chip away at the project one item at a time, not worrying about…