Month: May 2011

A friend asked me a couple of days ago what my advice would be about putting on a show. I almost instantly launched into a rant about Marc Maron’s recent interview with Conan O’Brien, where Conan talked about his ‘burning building’ approach to getting shit done. You can listen to the interview yourself over here – but in a nutshell, he says that even though people congratulate him on stuff he’s managed to do in this lifetime, really he thinks the ‘secret’ of this success, is putting himself in situations where he feels he has no alternative BUT to get…

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Note: forgive me for my absence this week, I’ve been mad at work on my other beloved project of late: Small Hands, Big Hearts. I’d love if you would care to pop over and take a peek!  Part Three: Shut-Eye I used to (up until this very minute) subscribe to the “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” theory of getting stuff done. I say ‘used to’, and ‘up until this very minute’ namely because this very contradiction pretty much sums up the state of things right now: that is: a) Right ‘up until this very minute’, I stay up WAAAAY too…

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Oh heavens. Several of the comments on my past coupla posts are inspiring me so ridiculously much, I could possibly start another blog stemming from each of them respectively. Which, naturally, is exactly what the internet needs. More blogs. And emails. Oh yeah, and possibly trolls. I particularly love the stuff on ‘taking the time to get good.’ I’ve been mulling this over a lot this past week. In doing so, I remembered a moment way back in the early days of my career (you know, those really early times when you’ve had enough of a taste of success to…

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Part Two: “Getting a New Morning Routine” Again, inspired by a recent blog post by Sarah Wilson (my fave lifehacking blogger by a long shot), I have realised that my morning routine needs a massive overhaul. On a side note, after reading said post, I have hereby decided that Winston Churchill’s morning routine is: a)     my personal fave; and b)   utter proof that of his considerable responsibilities, child-rearing duties were apparently not one. The thing is, when it currently comes to my morning routine, I don’t think the motions I go through really qualifies… 7.30am – Am awoken by…

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