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It turns out that the best place to set up a recording studio is right in the middle of your living room. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜† Making some original songs with a friend who insists on *no covers*. Love it. #recordingstudio #guitar #drums #macbookpro #austin #texas #atx #shotoniphone #music via Instagram https://ift.tt/2zYd5T5
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Rest, Leisure, and Mental Crop Rotation

This article talks about taking time off from a difficult problem to get some distance and perspective so you can make a breakthrough.

I also really like the idea in here of “mental crop rotation” where you intentionally work on a different hard problem for a while to clean your head before you come back to the first hard problem. Actually, that’s from Kierkegaard. (I used to make fun of people who quoted Kierkegaard in college. πŸ˜‚)

πŸ‘‰ Using Incubation to Unlock Your True Creative Potential

Creativity is about connecting dots. But if we try to force it, if we’re too focused on it, all we ever do is connect neighboring dots, resulting in a rigid grid of stale thoughts. To really see the interesting connections we need to get a new perspective and gain some distance. Then the truly interesting connections will reveal themselves.

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“Two things define you”

Okay, it’s silly to say that “two things” define you. I suspect it’s more like 436 things that define you. Or more likely all your DNA and all your experiences, which is like a billion things.

Still, this is a good quote, and way more meaningful than “Your DNA and all your experiences define you.” πŸ˜‚

I would agree that patience and attitude are pretty key.

Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

George Bernard Shaw

Thanks to Jyotichamp for leading me to this quote!

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The Three Pillars of Charisma

I used to think being charismatic was all about telling amazing stories and making people laugh. Not being a great storyteller or much of a comedian, I thought I could never be charismatic. Fortunately, this article says I had it all wrong. πŸ˜‚

It’s about being present, removing self-doubt, and being kind and accepting to other people. Presence, power, and warmth. That sounds pretty manageable, right?

Now go out there, be in it, relax, and be nice to people. Congrats, you’re charismatic. ☺️