Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Pro

Yesterday we met Steven Pressfield’s amateur. Now let’s meet his pro. Maybe you know him? The pro stops engaging in substitutes for what he needs to do and focuses on his work. He is patient and commited over the long … Continue reading

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The Amateur

Steven Pressfield in his new book Turning Pro creates a graphic image of the amateur. Here he is. Maybe you know him? The amateur repeats himself without progress. He is the master of lots of the same. He is narcissistic … Continue reading

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A Great Idea for Our Time

I have never on this blog simply posted a link to something because it speaks for itself so beautifully that I would not touch it along its way. I wish there were a way of bringing the day featured in this … Continue reading

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Use and Abuse

Seth Godin, the world’s most popular marketing blogger, typically has good advice for ambitious people. What bothers me sometimes when I read his words is that ambitious people can range from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vadar. I wish only the … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

In honor of the tenth birthday of Box of Crayons, one of the world’s best websites for coaching creative people in producing their best work, Michael Bangay Stanier has asked his readers to send him a birthday message. Just to be … Continue reading

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Where Do You Stand?

A couple of mornings ago I received quick communications from three like-minded people: Michael Bangay Stanier of Box of Crayons asked “What is worth defending?” Todd Henry of Accidental Creative described his progress toward an attitude of “Here I stand.” Seth Godin announced … Continue reading

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Why Join and Why Stay?

Robert Kraut and Paul Resnick, of Carnegie-Mellon and University of Michigan respectively, are prominent scholars who specialize in research-supported principles for designing communities that rely on voluntary participation. These scholars are experts on questions like how best to induce members to … Continue reading

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