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The smallest viable breakthrough

Bad ideas are not your enemy. They are essential steps to better ideas.

Focus on making something worth sharing. How small can you make it and still do something you're proud of? Could you play just one note on the clarinet that's worth listening to?

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Starting something

There is a community of critics and tweakers and tinkerers that are ready to criticize the logo your agency put together. What is scarce are the people willing to make the logo themselves.

Here is then a clue about what to do next: Go first. After you have done th...

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Creating good ideas

Creating good ideas

It’s tempting to think that all the good ideas must be taken by now and that there is no possible way to make any new positive contribution.

However, the story of every good idea, every new project, every novel starts with: There was a bad idea. And then there was a better one.

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Protecting your perfect idea

This is not your one and only chance. You won't run out of ideas.

There is no perfect idea, just the next thing you haven't discovered yet. No one is keeping you from posting a video or blogging every day, or hanging up your artwork. You have to do the...

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What “good” means

We all seek out "good" or even "great". But we need to define what good is before we begin. Twelve publishers rejected Harry Potter, but then it became a worldwide phenomenon and was suddenly good enough.

Judge your work by asking what it is for and who it...

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A lot of problems would disappear if we talked to each other more than talking about each other.

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Taking breaks is one of my favorite ways to work smarter. Without real breaks, our brains get tired, and we get distracted. Once you've given up multitasking, try taking a break between each task you focus on.

You could try something like the Pomodoro Technique or Flowtime to ...

Disconnect And Enter The Flow Mode

The enemy of great work is distraction. The more you are disconnected from the smartphone, the more ‘flow’ mode you can experience.

To practice solitude, try to focus on just one thing, without letting the external distractions disturb you, making it a kind of meditation.

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  1. Present Moment Focus: By concentrating on the task at hand, without the pressure of the end goal, we can achieve a state of flow, making our work more enjoyable and effective.
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