writer's block

Writer’s block is your chance to evolve as a writer

Don't get too frustrated when you experience writer's block. It is not a problem but an opportunity. Your brain pulls the emergency brake and tells you to change things and try a different track....
real books

Real books will always beat e-books

Have you ever seen a beautiful old e-book? Guess not. For me the only real books are the printed, bound books. Especially old ones. They really come to life in your hands when you...
a good story

Never underestimate the power of a good story

Storytelling is a lot more than just a recitation of facts and events. A good story grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the end. Never underestimate the power of a good story....
Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered...
beginner bloggers

Tools for beginner bloggers

Blogging is a great way to express yourself and train that really important ‘focus muscle’. The creation part - especially of the written content - is the most important. However, to create a successful...
types of bloggers

Do you recognize these five types of bloggers?

Everybody can start a blog these days. Which is a good thing since it is perfect for training that focus muscle. After reading many of these blogs I discovered that there are basically five...
vegetable roots discourse

Vegetable Roots Discourse

A few years ago I came across an interesting text that really inspired me. I was listening to an old audio file of the British philosopher Alan Watts in which he teaches meditation. At...
Mr. Kaor

Mr. Kaor and his mysterious letters

This morning I read the best article I have read all year. A bizarre and fascinating story about extreme focus and dedication. The story about the mysterious letters of Mr. Kaor combines: plain silliness,...
the overstory

The Overstory is the best book I have read recently

Somehow I never really got around to reading books in recent years. Now I try to read fifteen minutes every day before going to bed. And on weekends or days off, I try to...
make your blog a success

Make your blog a success: use these powerful theories

In this blog I will give you several theories that can help make your blog a success. There are a lot of powerful, proven theories out there that you can use to get off...

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Sorted 3 to-do list – my first impressions

I have been using to-do list apps for years now. Today I switched from OnmiFocus to Sorted 3 and in this blog I describe...