Reduce Friction (Instead of Cutting Costs)

“There is a limit to how much you can cut, but no limit to how much you can earn.” —Ramit Sethi Wooden swords (bokken) made by Trevor Higgins for Kogen Dojo, a project that required him to invest money in better equipment in order to streamline his process for greater output without sacrificing quality and…

Art Is A Creation Shared

Art is not art until it touches someone. It is easy to create something that no one else will ever see, hear, touch, or feel, to keep it to yourself where it is safe, where you are safe. Creation itself is easy. It only takes time. Putting your creation into the world and shining a…

Resist Temptation And Make Something You Are Proud Of

What work are you doing that you are proud of? “There is no human being I can name who can point to a body of work on Twitter and say ‘I am proud of that.’ That means all that time was spent not building a body of work you were proud of and we ought…

Necessarily Brief

Seth Godin publishes a blog post every single day and has for many years. He claims that this practice helps him to be a better observer of the world around him and that it helps him to organize and clarify his thoughts. His blog posts vary greatly in length, from only a few sentences to…