Category Archives: Required Reading

Books

Lists // Best Books of 2014

I’m a total book nerd. By the end of this year, I will have read at least one hundred books. I read a bunch of different kinds of books – novels, cookbooks, graphic novels, comics, non-fiction. Everything. Besides, I’m a

Books

Lists // Best Books of 2014

I’m a total book nerd. By the end of this year, I will have read at least one hundred books. I read a bunch of different kinds of books – novels, cookbooks, graphic novels, comics, non-fiction. Everything. Besides, I’m a

Fear

Read // The Connection Between Fear and Regret

As we grow older, we become these fearful creatures that are terrified of what awaits us around the corner.  But being scared is totally okay, especially if you’re really onto something good.  The point is to not let that fear

Fear

Read // The Connection Between Fear and Regret

As we grow older, we become these fearful creatures that are terrified of what awaits us around the corner.  But being scared is totally okay, especially if you’re really onto something good.  The point is to not let that fear

coffeeshop

Learn // The Habits of Highly Productive People

We’ve all been there – committed to completing a project, whether it’s a song, a written article, or a piece of art, and yet when it’s time to work, we can’t muster the confidence, energy, or focus to actually do the

coffeeshop

Learn // The Habits of Highly Productive People

We’ve all been there – committed to completing a project, whether it’s a song, a written article, or a piece of art, and yet when it’s time to work, we can’t muster the confidence, energy, or focus to actually do the

thanks

How-To // Train Yourself To Be Thankful All Year Long

I love how Thanksgiving brings out the positive side of people, even if it’s just for one day.  It’s really refreshing to see people express their gratitude for their friends, family, success, and good opportunities.  But I wish we all

thanks

How-To // Train Yourself To Be Thankful All Year Long

I love how Thanksgiving brings out the positive side of people, even if it’s just for one day.  It’s really refreshing to see people express their gratitude for their friends, family, success, and good opportunities.  But I wish we all

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How-To // Spend 30 Minutes a Day Improving Your Life

All it takes is many small efforts to make a big change in your life. Even if you just have thirty minutes to spare a day, if you do it with enough diligence, it really does make a difference. Surely

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How-To // Spend 30 Minutes a Day Improving Your Life

All it takes is many small efforts to make a big change in your life. Even if you just have thirty minutes to spare a day, if you do it with enough diligence, it really does make a difference. Surely

Creativity

Read // Debunking 5 Creativity Myths

When I was on my way to work the other night, I was listening to a TED talk on the source of creativity.  In this episode of the podcast, Charles Limb spoke of a research project he conducted at Hopkins

Creativity

Read // Debunking 5 Creativity Myths

When I was on my way to work the other night, I was listening to a TED talk on the source of creativity.  In this episode of the podcast, Charles Limb spoke of a research project he conducted at Hopkins

Interesting

Read // How To Be More Interesting

Have you ever felt like you never have anything interesting to say?  Or that everybody else around you has way cooler stories than you?  Most of us want to work a room like the most interesting person in the world. 

Interesting

Read // How To Be More Interesting

Have you ever felt like you never have anything interesting to say?  Or that everybody else around you has way cooler stories than you?  Most of us want to work a room like the most interesting person in the world. 

Have It All

Read // What To Do When You Have Too Much To Do and Too Little Time

One of the realest lessons I’m learning right now is that sometimes I just can’t have it all. There are so many projects I’m working on and even more that are in the pipeline that I can feel myself just

Have It All

Read // What To Do When You Have Too Much To Do and Too Little Time

One of the realest lessons I’m learning right now is that sometimes I just can’t have it all. There are so many projects I’m working on and even more that are in the pipeline that I can feel myself just

Mental Clutter

Learn // 5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Let’s face it – we’re always working. We are answering emails as soon as we wake up in the morning. We’re making phone calls during breakfast. Then, after we’re done working all day, we come home to our hobbies or

Mental Clutter

Learn // 5 Routines To Clear Mental Clutter

Let’s face it – we’re always working. We are answering emails as soon as we wake up in the morning. We’re making phone calls during breakfast. Then, after we’re done working all day, we come home to our hobbies or

Old Ways

Read // 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

I can’t tell you how happy this made me to stumble upon this article this week.  From starting productive rituals to learning how to ask for what you want, I think these guidelines set the standard of excellence perfectly for

Old Ways

Read // 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

I can’t tell you how happy this made me to stumble upon this article this week.  From starting productive rituals to learning how to ask for what you want, I think these guidelines set the standard of excellence perfectly for

Bits

Bits & Pieces

Turns out Daylight Savings Time is a fucking sham.  I knew it. Have you ever broken down and had one of those moments when you realize YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING AT ALL?  Me too.  But don’t forget to

Bits

Bits & Pieces

Turns out Daylight Savings Time is a fucking sham.  I knew it. Have you ever broken down and had one of those moments when you realize YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING AT ALL?  Me too.  But don’t forget to

Business Advice

Read // “The Best Business Advice I (N)ever Received: 29 Messages to My Five-Years-Back Self” by Beth A. Grant

This week over at Medium, Beth A. Grant wrote a fantastic article regarding the very best business advice she’d give to herself five years ago.  As a person with a lot of projects (probably too many tbh) waiting to be

Business Advice

Read // “The Best Business Advice I (N)ever Received: 29 Messages to My Five-Years-Back Self” by Beth A. Grant

This week over at Medium, Beth A. Grant wrote a fantastic article regarding the very best business advice she’d give to herself five years ago.  As a person with a lot of projects (probably too many tbh) waiting to be

Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

I suck at small talk.  Seriously.  Don’t even try it with me.  But this week, I learned how to suck less. Learn how to be a real person again with Adam J. Kurtz’s One Page At A Time adult activity

Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

I suck at small talk.  Seriously.  Don’t even try it with me.  But this week, I learned how to suck less. Learn how to be a real person again with Adam J. Kurtz’s One Page At A Time adult activity

Creativity

Learn // 9 Ways To Be More Creative

If you find yourself going at your routine the same way every time and you feel like you’re feeling a little underwhelmed with the results, try changing it up a little bit next time.  I love this list from Clive

Creativity

Learn // 9 Ways To Be More Creative

If you find yourself going at your routine the same way every time and you feel like you’re feeling a little underwhelmed with the results, try changing it up a little bit next time.  I love this list from Clive

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Rick Rubin

Watch // Rick Was Here

If you know anything about hip-hop, you gotta know all about the infamous story of how Rick Rubin started Def Jam Records in his Weinstein Hall dorm room of NYU in 1984.  Yo, Def Jam was everything.  It was all

Branding

Longread // The 10 Rules of Brand-Building

Check your Twitter feed.  Read what people are ranting and raving about over on Facebook.  See what everybody’s eating for lunch on Instagram.  Ello?  Is anybody there?  Go see if anybody retweeted your meme on Twitter yet.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Branding

Longread // The 10 Rules of Brand-Building

Check your Twitter feed.  Read what people are ranting and raving about over on Facebook.  See what everybody’s eating for lunch on Instagram.  Ello?  Is anybody there?  Go see if anybody retweeted your meme on Twitter yet.  Lather. Rinse. Repeat.