71 Shares Performing magic is enjoyable in and of itself; leveraging a hobby you're good at to make easy money is an awesome added benefit if you can make it happen.
292 Shares There is a dangerous mantra for doing good work: Ready, Ready, Aim… Keep aiming until every detail is in place and then — aim again. It’s agonizing to grind through your work, making sure every detail is perfect. But it’s not only agonizing; it’s actually an inefficient way to work. The problem with working to perfection is that it causes stress that limits your productivity. You need to get the work done, it needs to be done well — but your focus on getting it perfect causes your anxiety to increase. How... More »
259 Shares Is your creativity getting low? Sometimes, we all hit empty. Searching for inspiration doesn’t always help. Neither does trying to just “work through it.” When the work needs to get done and you just don’t have the fire anymore, there needs to be a way to get the juices flowing again. As kids, we were never at a loss for creativity. What did we know as kids that could help us now? A whole lot, actually. Playing as a Form of Therapy D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst of the past century, suggested that... More »
250 Shares Being nervous about a presentation is pretty normal. None of us want to deliver a bad presentation and we have all sat through enough horrible ones to know that it is possible. Our worst nightmare is looking out into the audience and seeing a sea of glossed over eyes, people checking their cell phones and the rest counting ceiling tiles. This doesn’t happen by accident, so don’t let this happen to you! While there are no universal formulas to delivering a presentation, aside from the tremendous amount of advice and angles to deliver... More »