Hi folks! I hope you are enjoying this lovely Wednesday! Despite what looks to be heavy smog, it is absolutely gorgeous in LA, and I’m starting to love the springtime.
In the spirit of celebrating the season of rebirth, I thought I would share some of my favorite inspirational links meant for creatives, entrepreneurs, and anyone who prizes balance between work and play. These links are helpful for anyone looking to harness their passions, get the right things done, and have more fun.
1. Lateral Action
A web publication dedicated to helping you move beyond being busy and start getting important things done. Lateral Action features a bunch of useful articles written in an off-the-wall tone like “The Kurt Cobain Guide to Startup Success” and “Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation” designed to get you thinking outside of the box and start focusing your energies on the things that matter, not the things that take up time. The site’s motto? “The most important skill for economic survival in the 21st century is creativity…it’s the only area that can’t be automated or outsourced offshore.” As a creative, I like the sound of that.
2. Life Dev
You won’t find any Tyler Durden references here (I wouldn’t count on it, at least). LifeDev is written in a quiet, introspective tone. The articles are focused on organizing the often chaotic and sometimes overwhelming bursts of energy, insight, and inspiration creative types experience on any given day. The authors tackle real-life problems in a practical way, offering up stories and solutions that help even the most tortured writer/artist/entrepreneurial genius embrace the frenzy and make the most of their precious time. Favorite solutions include include Action Method Online, an online project management tool built by Behance and geared towards creative endeavors, and “Letting It Soak,” a pared-down approach to tackling creative projects.
3. Zen Habits
Authored by best-selling author Leo Babauta, ZenHabits is one of the top 100 blogs on the internet. Its mission is to help all sorts of people achieve their goals. The content is less focused on creativity or entrepreneurship, and more focused on day-to-day life, habit-forming (and breaking), and living every day to its fullest. Still, it’s no surprise many of the techniques and suggestions Babauta proposes are indispensable to writers, artists, CEO’s, and sales executives, just to name a few. Check out Babauta’s blog for tips on simplifying your days, boosting productivity, and cutting-out non-essential tasks.
I hope you enjoyed these links. See you next time!