Top Posts from November
There are a lot of great posts spread about the internet. Logically, they’re not all going to be located conveniently on my site… But I can do my bit to help you find them.
Here are the 10 best posts from the past month, from 10 different blogs.
They’re not in any particular order.
Milk the Pigeon is one of the blogs that I really love not only for its message but also its voice (and mildly disturbing header image), Alexander Heyne tells us the 12 commandments you should listen to if you ever want to be happy before retirement age.
If you’re not into preachy self-help productivity gurus, if you only read one post from this list, make this the one.
Nicely timed from Empty Easel, a post collecting their top posts from 6 years of art advice. The articles range from ‘interesting’ to ‘useful’ to ‘ooooh so THAT’S how it’s done!’ to flower arranging. It includes practical painting tips, material care, photoshop tips, web design and marketing for artists, interviews… Really, what more could you ask for?
This guest post over at Zenhabits, from the author of the Live Your Legend blog, tells you how to make money from your passion. In my opinion this is something artists of any kind (even if you’re an artist with code) could really use, as we are notoriously bad with money and often think we don’t deserve to make a lot of money from what we do. This belief holds us back, but in this post Scott offers three easy steps to get the ball rolling.
At 21 Lives, Etienne Garbugli gives us a great way to handle difficult, stressful situations.
Honestly I would rather nominate all of Steve Pavlina‘s posts, call this post “Top Posts from Always” and be done with this top post business forever, but I’ll save that for later.
In this post that is part choices, part priorities and part acting from the heart, Steve explains what “coherence” means and how it can be an incredibly powerful tool to get your priorities straight and be more happy with what you do. I’ve been practicing a similar technique myself, and combining it with the information from this post has made everything that much more fun. Lead with the heart.
Succinct. To the point. As always. Seth Godin about ‘no’.