You’ll find that The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories is packed with excellent examples to imitate in your own writing. The hard part is breaking down the elements of those stories to apply them in your own work.

To streamline that process you can use the essential qualities…

Rian Doris discusses the power of the flow state.

Rían Doris is COO of The Flow Research Collective. He and I had a conversation about accessing flow states in the workplace and when acquiring skills. …

Cortázar’s short story remains an excellent example and a fascinating read

Nadine Gordimer wrote, “Short-story writers see by the light of the flash; theirs is the art of the only thing one can be sure of — the present moment.” In Julio Cortázar’s “The Night Face Up,” readers ride along with a protagonist whose life appears to be two parallel sequences…

Steve Glaveski shares the invaluable tools that he and his clients are using to innovate and get ahead.

I had the opportunity to talk with writer, podcaster, and Collective Campus CEO, Steve Glaveski. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Glaveski is the author of Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life and Employee to Entrepreneur: How To Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters.

Aaron Alexander doesn’t crash down into a chair. First, he examines the space around it and pulls the chair away from the table. Then, he squats into the chair and tucks his left knee up to his chest while his left foot rests on the seat his right leg hangs…

Have you ever set a big goal, achieved it, and felt disappointed? You’re not alone. We all set standards for ourselves and they have value, but they are not what makes us happy.

Kute Blackson works with clients who struggle to find fulfillment, despite worldly success. He takes them on…

“The true spirit of conversation consists more in bringing out the cleverness of others than in showing a great deal of it yourself.” -Jean de La Bruyere

When you try to dominate an argument or influence another person, they often push back with great effort. This is frustrating, but it…

Paul Jarvis knows high-pressure, high-profile corporate America. He’s had clients such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and even Shaquille O’Neal. In his traditional business experience, he realized that a deliberate approach to outdated assumptions about growth and scale made his work more rewarding.

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology…

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” -Sir Isaac Newton

We are hardwired for short-term thinking. This why our ancestors were able to evade predators in the wilderness. It is also why you are prone to check Twitter. There is value and peril…

Last night, I noticed a nervous woman at a professional event. She was new to the group and arrived alone. To her, the room looked like a bunch of locked off little groups. All the tables appeared to be full and the people were deep in conversation. …

Brendan Carr

Brendan Carr interviews bestselling authors and military leaders, then writes about it here on Medium. https://youtube.com/c/brendancarrofficial

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