Four ways to stay productive during the holidays

Although business may slow down as we celebrate the holidays, we can stay productive and keep the momentum going.    Here are four things that I do to keep moving through the holidays while getting ready for the New Year:

1. Celebrate the growth
2. Evaluate 2017: work through Stop, Start, Continue
3. Begin to build a plan of action
4. Rest and resource (here's the list of my top 10 books)

Jack Fussell
Top 10 books for the Creative Entrepreneur

One of the best ways to stay productive and maintain momentum during the slow holidays is resourcing yourself.  You've worked hard and hustled this year and you need the down time.  Don't let yourself lose momentum though, keep pouring into yourself while enjoying the down time.  These are 10 of my favorite books, feel free to share the post and the list with anyone who wants to grab you a last minute gift.

1. Brand Flip:


3. Creativity Inc:

4. Start With Why:

5.The War of Art:


7. Man’s Search For Meaning:

8. Turning Pro:

9. Be Our Guest:

10. Tribes:

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Enough with the anxiety, let's starve, replace and kill it!


Does it wake you up?  Is everything fine and then's not? Do you find your mind racing ahead through possible scenarios most of which end with you crashing and burning into utter destruction?

Maybe I'm the only one....but I doubt that I am.  Anxiety sucks and we as creatives are especially vulnerable to this "companion" who over stays his welcome.

To be honest, I'm done with here are the three things that I'm doing to kill it so I can go onward.

1. Starve it----remove the things that feed it

2. Replace it ---- find other "wolves" to run with

3. Kill it-----rewire the mind and the way you face difficulties.

Do you struggle with it also?  If so join the private Facebook group and let's help each other out!

Jack Fussell