Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sometimes you just need a spark

Although I've been working on a novel for two months, I didn't have the fire. Nor the flame. Mostly, I had the fear.

Last night, I got my mojo back. Last night, as part of my MBA program, I had the pleasure of hearing Antoine Paquin speak. Here's a video of him speaking at Carleton University. I was supposed to watch this video before my lecture, but I didn't, so I can't speak to how good it is. In my class last night, though, he was really inspiring. He's just a dude who wants to get shit done, and I really respect that.

It also helped that, yesterday, I discovered, and, as a consequence, a fantastic manifesto by Hugh MacLeod called "How to Be Creative." It says a lot of stuff I already know but that has been subsumed by a lot of other kinds of thinking, the kind that yokes itself to external rather than internal values.

Hope the shares are interesting, and good luck, whatever you're working on.


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