Divided into four main chapters, each section focuses on the following topics respectively Building a rock solid routine, Finding focus in a distracted world, Taming your tools and Sharpening your creative mind Every chapter is easy to read and addresses the bad habits we have to the point This book is like a wake up call to me, it helps me identify and face my bad habits.
I also love how they put a little summary at the end of every chapter to help us recap all the things we learn Sometimes I like to put down the book for awhile and come back to it after a few days I could possibly forget some of the stuff, so I really appreciate this There are also some pages with amazing quotes from time to time, and I really feel motivated after reading those.
Are you facing some kind of creativity block Are you procrastinating instead of doing what s truly important Do you wish to have a change If your answers to the above questions are yes, then maybe you should pick up this book.
I waffled on the 4 or 3 rating As with all the 99u material there is always a hint of Anthony Robbins or cult of design Promoting pseudo science i.
e Buteyko breathing the over simplification of meditation really undermine some good points But its biggest sin It reads at times like a collection of ads for the professional consulting services of each author.
Flaws aside it did provide me with a good kick in the arse for planning, and staying on top of my creative career It s nice to hear that this path is the hard one, even for the pros, and that it s not a lifestyle it s a profession It should be respected treated as such I personally liked how one talk in particular reframed work space as choice architecture fancy words for a place to work relax I know but it helped me reinforce something I already knew, and then helped with a framework to make it happen or at least plan to Is it a Pulitzer winner No Is it a good quick motivator full of bite sized actionable life hacks you can apply today Absolutely 4 for that.
You are a beautiful and unique snowflake and you should stop checking your email so goddamn much Also twenty pages of overdesigned inspirational quotes.
If procrastinator isn t my middle name, it s only because my parents didn t want to embarrass me I am a strange hybrid a creative person who is also a type A personality I do not perform at my best without some sort of structure When I left graduate school for the life of a freelance writer, I found myself drowning in free time with little sense of how to reach my ever growing because I never actually reached one and got to cross it off list of goals It took me years to develop the discipline and solid work habits that came to me so naturally as a student.
MANAGE YOUR DAY TO DAY isn t a long or exhaustive exploration of time management and life balance It s a tiny, targeted little primer full of good advice on building a solid work routine, focusing creative energy, surviving constant connectivity, and generating new ideas Each section includes short articles by working artists and contemporary thought leaders that get straight to the meat of the given topic such as Harnessing the Power of Frequency, Making Room for Solitude, Learning to Create Amid Chaos, and Using Social Media Mindfully At the end of each section is are specific Key Takeaways action steps the reader can take NOW to improve his or her day to day.
What s great about such a little dynamo of a book is that I can revisit it whenever I feel my old habits or lack thereof sneaking up on me The result is immediate and relatively painless course correction The way I see it, the only people who won t profit from this book are the producers and stars of reality television I know my viewing hours of popcorn television have gone downand my writing output has gone way up