Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: creative process

  • How to Fight a Hydra

    How to Fight a Hydra

    A simple and universal metaphor can be essential for those challenges in life that cannot be explained through words and are uncomfortable to face. How to Fight a Hydra by Josh Kaufman uses metaphor in some obvious (and less obvious) ways to powerful effect. It is a very short book (45 mins to one hour […]

  • What I learned last week (#105)

    What I learned last week (#105)

    Learned last week: the most important blog post, a template for almost any email, beer mode versus coffee mode, and more!

  • Go with what will teach you the most

    Go with what will teach you the most

    There is some great advice from Ryan Holiday in the 33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me. I encourage a read through all of it. Here are a couple of pieces that pair well together and that resonate with me: 18.I forget who this was from, but it has stuck with me: Go […]

  • Creating the appropriate distance

    Creating the appropriate distance

    Philip Glass wrote that he intentionally creates distance between music and the image when compsing for film. This insight certainly applies to many other things as well.