Tag: ideas

  • Ever wondered where ideas come from?

    I’ve pondered on this for years and am yet to find a convincing answer; primarily because there are no right or wrong answers, just observations when it comes to ideas. So, here’s my assertion: The best ideas don’t have a source(s), per se. They can come from reading books, blog posts, articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, […]

  • Nothing’s so practical as a good theory

    I don’t know about you, but I used to be that guy who talked a lot of theory. You know the kind of ideas that makes most people uncomfortable or shake their heads because they’re convinced that theories don’t work.  So, yeah, I’m a “type.” And folks like me have a hard time trying to […]

  • Read this if you’re feeling unmotivated because you don’t have an “original” idea

    I discovered this profound piece on Reddit through one of my favourite newsletters — Recommendo. If you’re not on the list, you’re missing out something fantastic.  While I believe you should read the post in its entirety, here’s the big picture:  The idea doesn’t matter nearly as much as the execution does. No one will have […]

  • Ideas on living a deep life

    Could this be the perfect time to explore the deep life? I would like to think so. But what exactly is a “deep life?” I’d let Cal Newport explain this: To me, the deep life is about focusing with energetic intention on things that really matter — in work, at home, and in your soul […]

  • Don’t I have anything better to say?

    I’ll admit — despite that nobody has ever said that to me, it sure is one of the most frequent questions I ask myself. “Do I have something better to say today?” And I’m not sure if other daily bloggers/creators feel the same way. They probably don’t because the ones who’re popular rave about the […]

  • Write them down before they’re gone!

    I think. A lot. So much so that I’ve got more random notes than you can imagine. Much more than the journal entries I’ve made daily over the past several years. Yup, it’s a dreaded zone I wouldn’t want to visit. At least, not often. Thankfully, technology has enabled me on that front. I’m able […]

  • Boredom is good for you, if you let it

    Found this fascinating video by psychologist Dr. Sandi Mann, who explains why boredom can be a powerful emotion. Dr. Mann’s book, The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good, explores how embracing boredom can be good for you. She shares some of the key findings in this great article on Time.com… Boredom sparks creativityAt its […]

  • Ever wonder where ideas come from?

    Alright, this may disappoint you — I don’t know where ideas come from. Neither do you. Or the person next to you. Or your boss. Or even that guy everyone calls “creative” does. No, they are not a special snowflake. And if someone believes in a thing called an “original idea” is basically disillusioned. Trust […]

  • Does your idea have to be the next BIG disruptor?

    Had a great meeting with some of my friends last evening. Had been due for quite some time. We swapped war stories, struggles, corporate culture, office politics and the future ahead of us. It was fun, exciting and even thought provoking to say the least. I thoroughly enjoyed it, which is rare, considering how much […]