The Focus Course

Creativity

Tips for a Focus-Friendly Environment for Big Projects

Over the last several months, Anthony Ongaro has been working writing a book. Now that he’s in the last stretch of completing the project, he’s also seeing the results of certain workflow changes he made throughout his writing process. As he says, it all comes down to creating a focus-friendly environment. Here’s how he did that.

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Developing Your Creative Habit

Here’s the thing with building a creative habit: you’re going to have a few enemies along the way. There will always be an obstacle to overcome in order to get started. Here’s how to make it easier on yourself.

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How to Do the Work and Also Show Your Work

It can be a challenge when you are head down and focused on a big project and you’re trying also to keep from letting all the other work get left behind. How do you do the work and create something substantial while also making time to share tidbits, inspiration, and stories of along the way?

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Quick Wins for Being Creative and Productive

Last week my pal, Matt Smith, asked his email list about their biggest challenges when it comes to being focused and productive. He then shared the feedback with me and asked if I could give some input and advice to address some of the most common challenges.

I wanted to write this article specifically for those who filled out Matt’s survey. If that’s you, welcome! 👋

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Initial Thoughts on Some Research and Notes Apps

A few months ago, I shared about my desire to begin organizing the notes and highlights and takeaways from the books I read. Jeff Goins wrote that “what we call ‘writing’ is actually made up of three distinct activities: coming up with ideas, turning those ideas into drafts, and then editing those drafts into publishable

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