We’re putting the finishing touches on the animation for the first episode of Steve’s Quest, and we expect to release the episode later this month! To whet your appetite, I’ll share a few — oh, wait, what should I call these pictures from the episode? Screenshots — or is that term only appropriate for video [...]
I left my psychology graduate program a little over a week ago. It was a decision I’d agonized over for months, mostly because of how much I care about and enjoy my fellow students.
I eventually recognized I had to cross at least one or two items off my agenda. I’d been working on my show, [...]
I recently realized that, whenever I’m doing something creative, whether it’s writing a song or a blog post or something else, one question I’m usually, and unconsciously, asking myself is: “would my parents be okay with this?”
Not surprisingly, this concern is particularly strong when I’m writing a piece where some of the characters are parents. [...]
Growing up, I believed that, if I told someone I was feeling sad or hurt, I would be “complaining.” People who complain, I thought, are whiny and weak.
So, to be a “good boy,” and later on, a “real man,” I made sure I kept my moments of sadness and hurt to myself. In fact, you [...]
I’ve definitely come to see how creating something, especially something long-term and time-intensive like my show, requires us to put a lot of faith in ourselves and the goodness of the universe.
To stay motivated to keep working on creative projects, we need to believe some super-optimistic stuff — ideas many people would dismiss as unrealistic, [...]
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve contributed an article to the latest Productive Magazine, “What Yoga Can Teach Us About Productivity.” As you can probably tell from the title, this is a different take on getting work done than what we usually see in the popular literature, and I’m grateful to the magazine staff for their [...]
Recent Guest Posts
I was excited to recently contribute two guest posts to Lifehack.org: “What Meditation Can Teach Us About Productivity” and “What Yoga Can Teach Us About Productivity.”
I didn’t announce these posts here earlier, because they are meant as introductions to my work, and I know this blog is only read by my advanced, graduate-level [...]
Here’s something that doesn’t make much logical sense.
I imagine that, at some point in your life, you worked on a task that felt really “make or break” to you. Maybe it was a project for an important client at work, or perhaps you were a student and preparing to take a test worth a big [...]
I do something kind of unusual when I’m writing. (I know, shockingly enough.) I keep a journal of what I’m feeling and thinking when I’m faced with writer’s block.
To an outside reader, this journal would probably seem painfully repetitive, because it talks about the same worries again and again. Some common themes are:
* “I think [...]
I’ve published a post over at The Change Blog, “Why Craving ‘Results’ Gets Us No Results,” about how the fear of “not getting results” in our work can limit how much we accomplish, and how we can let go of that fear. I hope you enjoy it, and I’m looking forward to your feedback!