Rituals Create Results

It’s great to set goals at the beginning of the year. But, too often, we – myself included – lose the momentum after the first week or two after setting the goal. It was great when we set it though! We wrote it down and everything! But then that initial energy fizzles out and we …

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See The Grace

We are constantly choosing what to focus on, whether we’re conscious about it or not. What we choose to focus on can dramatically affect how we feel. Last night I flew home from a weekend trip to San Diego. Now, when it comes to plans around my travel, I don’t mess around. I’m a PRODUCER …

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Don’t Give Up Yet

It’s more than a week into the new year and decade. Did you set goals or resolutions for the year? Do you have a vision for what you want your life to be like a year from now, and what changes you’d like to make in order to turn that vision into a reality? Have …

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The Overwhelm

It’s a new day, a new year, a new DECADE! You’ve set some goals and resolutions, you got fired up and excited for the year ahead, and now it’s January 2nd. And you are now overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you focus on first? What’s the “right” thing to do? Over the last …

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Resolutions Week

This week, many – if not most – of us will hunker down for an hour or so and think of our New Year’s Resolutions. Things we want to change. Things we want in general. A few ideas to help you out: Focus on what you can control, not what you can’t Along with your …

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What Are You Optimizing For?

Listened to this great interview yesterday between Kara Swisher and Jim Collins, author of a number of books including Built to Last, Good to Great, and Turning the Flywheel. As you know I’ve spent the last few months asking myself questions about my purpose and my “why” in hopes to get out of the creative …

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Interruptions

Interruptions kill your creativity and your ability to do deep work. Yesterday I had blocked out the whole morning to focus on editing a single project that’s due by EOD on Thursday. I’ve been a bit behind on it so I needed to make some quick progress. The first interruption was the office manager coming …

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GTD In 2020

I’ve always been a bit of a productivity nut. I had a palm pilot when I was 16 (which got stolen out of a hotel room in Prague, but that’s another story for another day), a Blackberry at 21, and the first iPhone within days of it coming out. I even had those Franklin day …

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No More Assistants

I’ve been watching the conversation around assistants in Hollywood and the #payuphollywood movement from a distance over the last few months. If you want to get caught up, these posts on JohnAugust.com and this podcast episode are good places to start. I have a few reasons for finally chiming in: I’m a film & TV …

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