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Self-Driven Practice

When you ship or share what you create — whether you get paid for it or not — you establish a "Practice" which will help your creative skills to grow and expand even more in the future.

This kind of practice is self-driven, and is not outcome-based. The more you ship, the faster your creative skills will grow and expand, and the better your art will become, whatever form it may take.


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The Conceptual Foundation

The Conceptual Foundation

Creativity is a choice. If you aspire to find a new truth, solve an old problem, or make the world a better place, you can. To achieve this, establish a "Practice" of consistently generating, sharing, and shipping what you make.

The five key principles in ...


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Important Activities

  • Establish a "Practice" to ship whatever you create to a schedule. The discipline of doing that will cause you to be even more creative in the future.
  • Write every day. Blog, and record your thoughts. It will establish your identity, and help you arran...


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It's Not About The Results

You were born ready to make art. Art is the generous act of making things better by doing something that might not work.

But you've been told that you can't trust yourself enough to do so. You've been told you don't have enough talent (but that's okay, because you can lear...


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Creating Magic

The colloquial understanding of magic is someone who does a coin trick. The coin disappears from one hand and is gone for just a moment. At that moment we feel the tension. How is that possible?

Once we know how the trick is done the magic evaporates. This magic can be found in t...


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Not The Straight A Grade Stuff

Not The Straight A Grade Stuff

The real breakthrough is doing work that is worth doing, even though you know it's not going to work.

The Western mindset is "tell me if it's going to work and then I'll do it." This mentality of only doing what's needed if it gets me an A on the test holds back creators. ...


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Creativity Can Be Learned

Creativity Can Be Learned

Creativity is not an innate gift or a talent you're born with. Rather, creativity is a skill and a choice — it can be learned and expanded.

The key to becoming more creative is to get into the habit of shipping or sharing your creative output all the time.


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The magic of the creative process is that there is no magic.



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Making It Happen

The key to building a creative practice for yourself is to be consistent in generating and shipping your art — whatever form it may take. Certainly, good processes help you generate professional-quality outputs, but consistency really is the key to moving forward. Generating art is something that...


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The Practice Becomes Your Identity

The way we act determines how we feel way more often than the way we feel determines how we act. The way you behave will inform your identity.

If your practice is to go running every day, the more this practice is done consistently you will have a runners identity. We...


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90% of the work involved when you're tackling tasks that matter is the planning. 

The more you practice the art of creating effective to-do's, the faster and easier it will come to you, and the more you cross items off your list and leave the office with that delicious sense of...

2) Take a creative course

2) Take a creative course

If you're the kind of person who prefers guided instruction, taking a creative course could be the right way to direct your creativity.

Creative courses could be anything from creative writing to photo and video to music, art, and design.

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Change the way you practice

Change the way you practice

Repeating anything over and over might not be the best way to master that task. If you practice a slightly different version, you will learn more and faster. For example, if you want to master a new presentation:

  • Rehearse the basic skill. 
  • Wait at least si...


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