It’s a fresh start & a new beginning.
Life is change, whether we want it or not. And as the Three Laws of Thermodynamics teach us, we either expend energy on growth and renewal, or entropy wins (because entropy tends toward maximum). We can’t control our lives; we can only control our response to the events in our lives.
So this site is about change. Identifying the changes we want; and dealing with the unexpected (and often unwanted ) changes in our lives, ourselves, and our work. And it’s about my journey starting over at 68, growing personally and artistically with my cats — hopefully in Portugal.
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A Free Life-Review Workbook and Why You Should Use It Throughout Your Life
A Life-Review brings us back into focus on our goals, aspirations, achievements, and regrets throughout our life. Here’s a free workbook to start yours.
The Surprisingly Simple Trick to Achieving Your Goals Every Day
Each day determine your most important task, the one thing that takes you closer to your most important goal. Do that first. Or if you can’t do that first because it’s scheduled at a specific time, tackle your second most important task. Continue to do the next most...
Want a More Creative New Year? Try Ian Roberts’ Tips.
A roadmap to getting your bearings, finding your true direction, and progressing on your creative journey. Whatever form of creative arts you do, these tips by Ian Roberts will ensure a better, more productive — and creative — year.
A Very Brief History of Fanzines
First, apologies for the production quality. (Curse you, Apple developers! You haven't fixed the audio syncing problem with exporting a Keynote slideshow to video since 2003!) However, I have also created a PDF download (below) for reading. And yes, there are some...
5 Ways to Be Productive When Your Brain Says “No!”
Some times my brain rebels. It merely wraps itself in a fluffy blanket and says “I’m taking a break.” A common problem during the long, grey days of winter when my brain gets lost in the fog after only an hour or two of work. Therefore, I feel the need to get things...
How SMART Are Your Goals?
Roughly 40% of the population make New Year's Resolutions. The most popular New Year's Resolutions (in no particular order) are: lose weight, get in shape, spend less (or save more), and make more money. All worthy aspirations. However, they aren't SMART goals. And...
The One Resolution You Need to Achieve Your Goals
Find your focus for the coming year. What do you want to accomplish in the next twelve months? What are your all of your goals? Go ahead, write it down. Make a list. Making your list should take 5-minutes or less. However, feel free to put some real thought and time...
Word Association Exercise
The Word Association Exercise is a discovery exercise. It is designed to help you explore and uncover your unconscious connections between certain concepts. It is especially useful if you find yourself resistant to a task you know will help you achieve a goal or...