Why Your Creativity Insists You Break Out Of Your Routines

Routines can help you be more productive by automating certain decision-making processes. They take something you always do the same way and hand it off to your subconscious, similar to how you might hand off work to a machine or software. They allow your conscious mind to focus on more important decisions. Why would you want to break them?

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Be More Productive Using Routines as Automation

Can you automate yourself? It seems like an odd question to ask. We automate things that are repetitive. We let machines or software assemble products and complete tasks because they can do it quicker and with less errors.

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Why Your Creativity Wants You To Waste More Of Your Time

Should getting more done in less time always be the goal? When it comes to the work you do, is it always better for your business to do the most you can in the least amount of time? Or are there good cases for taking a non-linear path to your goal? Can wasting time be a good thing for your business?

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Work Smarter — Be More Productive With Your Time

I’m guessing you’d like to be more productive than you currently are. I’m also guessing you’d like to be more creative as well. The thing is what you do to get better at one is often the exact thing that makes the other harder to do. Improving your productivity probably sets up conditions under which creativity is not at its best and vice versa.

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Why Your Freelance Web Design Clients No Longer Need You And What You Can Do About It

At the start of the year I recorded a series of podcasts looking at what I think is a changing market for freelance design and development services. I wanted to revisit the idea today, because I think I may have left a false impression with the series.

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