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    Friday
    Dec062013

    THE CREATIVE PROCESS

    I will be studying the works by Robert Fritz during 2014. Tomas Löwstedt of Dynamic Urge will guide me through the creative process. Here is an excerpt from the post, The Most Successful Process for Accomplishment in History:

    The popular image of the creative process and of creators is totally wrong. Rather than having bursts of irrational creative energy that explode into exploits leading to masterpieces, creators - especially professional ones who have deadlines, budgets, and so on - have a practical sense of logistics, craft, and technical aspects of their various fields. They also have imagination, which is put to good use on behalf of the outcomes they want to create.

    Now, here is the most obvious, and yet most ironically obscure point that reaches well beyond the talented among us: the creative process is the most effective process by which to create a life you love. It can be learned by everyone, the same way people can learn to drive a car, use a computer, play golf, or build a business.

    We have not been trained to think of our lives as the subject matter of the creative process. Even great artists often do not think to use what they have mastered in their art and apply it to their lives. They do their art one way, and their lives another way.

    (WisePond.com, May 15, 2013.)

    What's is your take on the creative process in your daily work?

    Creating by Robert Fritz. Hat tip: Tomas Löwstedt, Dynamic Urge.

    Creating by Robert Fritz.

    Sunday
    Dec012013

    CREATE SPACE FOR MY UPCOMING BOOK

    After I participated in Réal Laplaine's publishing class on November 21, I knew how to publish and distribute my upcoming book. I will use CreateSpace (powered by Amazon) and a print-on-demand service in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the end of the class, Bengt Alvang (Alvång) presented how you could be found in cyberspace. I will read his book, See You at the Top of Google, in the near future.

    My book journey will be covered in a new online journal (weblog). 

    I have a challenge in order to get forward with the book... I have to start to write! ;) And I have to come up with a solution to create a combo of a fable, manifesto and textbook on tea. Which category will fit the book?

    My goal is to publish the book on December 16, 2014, as a tribute to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773.

    I look forward to your book writing tips! :)

    Just Keep Writing

    Photo taken at Vida La Vida.

    Monday
    Jun242013

    CASTING THE NET AROUND NEW MEDIA

    I hereby announce that I am launching a new site called, EgoNetCast. [Editor's note: It will be under construction for some time. Right now you could read about the Aviator template on the Squarespace platform.] I will cover all things related to new media, especially podcasting (internet radio). I want to give kudos to Leo Laporte for coining the term netcast. Which name do you prefer, "portable on demand (broad)cast" or (inter)net (broad)cast?

    A little background on my interest in radio and podcasting:

    I have been a supporter of free radio for a long time, starting out in the late 80's, fighting the radio monopoly in Sweden. I listened to the Swedish Enterprise Association's music radio and how they broadcasted news from Voice of America in the middle of the night. I also tuned into the same wavelength as 208 Radio Luxembourg.

    In 2004 I was interviewed by Radio Farda (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty) about the situation in Iran.

    I did my first podcast interview with Allen Forum in 2006 on the Solid Vox network.

    I became a host on BlogTalkRadio in 2010 and my first show was an interview with John Cox.

    I have a pro unlimited plan on Soundcloud.

    I have compiled a list of the 100 Best Small Business Podcasts on Small Business Trends several times.

    I have been called "Skavlan on the Net" by Tomas Gedda, Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Foundation for The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital when I did pro bono social media work for his organization. Stefan Engeseth of Detective Marketing is describing me as a "blogger and social media evangelist."

    Maybe I can become the new "Maverick of Radio"? ;)

     

     

    "The Question" quiptoon by John Cox.

     

    The site will include stuff about: 

     

     

    What would you like to find on my new site? 

    As an ending (musical) note, here is Radio Ga Ga by Queen:

    Tuesday
    May212013

    SPRING CLEANING

    It is time for spring cleaning! ;)

    Fats Waller - Spring Cleaning

     

    After I have gone through all the stuff (trash, tickler file and reference material), I will review my new projects, e.g.:

     

    • Setting up a foundation / organization called Americanized.

     

    In order to get into the groove again, I will test out the following:

     

     

    During my late spring break / early summer mini-vacation, I will continue to read The Republic of Tea.

    The Republic of Tea book & a cup of Assam Golden black tea. #teaftw

    The Republic of Tea book & a cup of Assam Golden black tea. #teaftw

     

    See you later! In the meantime, please check out:

     

     

    fabs# - happy spring mix (:

    Wednesday
    Jan022013

    TO DO IN 2013

    What do you have on your to-do list?

    I can't put things off any longer, I have to take care of the "organized chaos" on my desktop, once for all...

    Desktop stuff #gtd

    Desktop stuff #gtd

    From Alex Revai's post, Clean Desk = Sick Mind? Organize For Productivity, Profit and Peace-of-Mind (Part2):

    Let's get organized! Not as a goal, but as the first step. The goal must be to learn to STAY organized. ... The first thing we must tackle is the accumulated paper on, in and around your desk.

    (www.EvanCarmichael.com)

    After I cleaned my desk, I will go through Nick Cernis's e-book, Todoodlist: Technology is great. Pencils are better. I want to create a laid-back productive approach and F.I.X IT! during 2013...

    The IT part in my workflow is under development. My gut feeling is that Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is the optimal combination of technology, paper and pen.