Sunday readings: creative work

Sunday readings - creative work - the collector blog
Read something fun on Sunday

Sundays are meant to be peaceful.

And what’s more peaceful than reading?

Here’s three articles related to creative work that may inspire you keep creating.

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer
Posted on 99u.com

Sit down and start writing. Find your routine. Get through that first draft…these are some suggestions that famous writers provide on this article.

Go ahead and check them. Once you’re done, you’ll be motivated to get your work done. Trust me.

The Five Things Book reveals over 100 creative people’s five favourite things
Posted on creativeboom.com

Think about the amazing things you surround yourself with. There’s a book that talks about that and it’s titled “The Five Things Book.”

This article describes its purpose and what results came after asking people from all over the world to list their favourite items.

It’s certainly an interesting exercise to understand creative minds better.

“Note and Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings
Posted on fastcodesign.com

Sometimes brainstorming does not provide the best results when it comes to thinking in groups at a meeting.

In this article, the Google Ventures design team shares a hack that skips the worst parts of groupthink. If you plan to work in a creative field or are already in it, click on the link and take some notes. It’s brilliant.

 

Happy reading 🙂

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A magazine can change your life

My new favourite magazine
My new favourite magazine

I just discovered an amazing magazine: New Philosopher.

It is an Australian publication that’s distributed in Canada, the US, New Zealand, the UK and Western Europe.

Its concept is quiet unique: exploring philosophical ideas from the past and from the present to live a more fulfilling life.

New Philosopher caught my attention because of its title “Why do you travel?”

I like the fact that it speaks directly to YOU from the start. It’s much more personal.

Its layout is beautifully crafted and the content is deep and meaningful.

There’s two more important notes to make. This is the very first time that this happens to me after reading a magazine:

  1. Most of the articles made me take notes.
  2. I felt I was a completely different person after reading it.

The content is that great!

All the philosophical aspects are not written in a complex way. It is easy to go through every word, and start thinking about things you had not thought of before.

My favourite lines from this issue:

[Carl] Rogers’ advice for a good life is to abandon plans and fixed programs of how to act and feel, and be free to move in any direction. Let experience shape the self.

In terms of business, New Philosopher doesn’t have any ads on its pages. It is founded through subscriptions and sales at bookstores. Great content will always sell itself.

I’m seriously considering a subscription and so should you.