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How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 3, 2014

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis. But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet sanctuary where he could escape distraction and get work done, had just added a new and very dangerous feature. Wireless internet. Now Stutzman found himself constantly distracted by…

The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don’t Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 28, 2014

Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a lawyer for the Workers Accident Insurance Institute. How did Kafka produce such fantastic creative works while holding down his day job? By sticking to a strict schedule. He would go to his job from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, eat lunch…