Artists Need to Stay Productive — 3 Quick Tips

1. Daily Work

“A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.” (Anthony Trollope, Novelist)

JK Rowling wrote everyday for 5 years to finish her book. If you want to finish a big project or be the best, you will have to work at your craft a lot.

Find the best time to finish and start your work

In between classes and after work I’ve been noticing that my creativity and productivity is at its height.

Agree to do the smallest amount of work possible.

Just start. This is one of the most important things you could do. I keep 25 drafts at all time. When I feel like finishing up some I finish them. And I have now published 90 blog posts and write for 6 publications on Medium.

2. Volume of Work

The Self-Awareness Onion

1. Simply Understanding Your Own Emotions

2. The ability to why we feel certain emotions.

Why do we feel angry? We can change it once we understand the root cause.

3. Why do I consider this to be success/failure?

How am I choosing to measure myself? By what standard am I judging myself and everyone around me?

Pleasure is a False God

Research shows that people who focus their energy on superficial pleasures end up more anxious, more emotionally unstable, and more depressed.

Physical Needs

Once one is able to provide for basic physical needs (food, shelter, and so on), the correlation between happiness and worldly success quickly approaches zero.

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Jakub Ferencik

Jakub Ferencik


Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 500+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views