Creative and Productivity Advice

Productivity Tips and Tricks from the Theatre

freeringcircus | October 16, 2019

Productivity is a science, a market, a way of life… but ultimately, it’s a performance. You’re trying to manipulate your time and energy while using your skills to get stuff done. Like any type of performance, productivity has its own …

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How to Find Your Perfect Productivity System

freeringcircus | September 23, 2019

Productivity is a market, a subculture, a philosophy, and the bane of everyone’s existence. Perhaps you struggle with prioritizing your tasks. Perhaps you feel like you chug and chug along but can’t get enough time. Perhaps you’re easily distracted. Perhaps …

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Storytelling: The Key to a Successful Marketing Strategy

freeringcircus | September 14, 2019

Even if you’re not a marketing guru, you’ve probably noticed that major brands all have characters — Flo, Mayhem, and the various mascots of Geico — that feature prominently in both print and digital advertising. Commercials are an especially powerful …

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What to Do When You Don’t Have a Mentor

freeringcircus | September 11, 2019

Read any blog catered toward students, entrepreneurs, or professional artists, and you’ll come across an article advising you to get a mentor to help guide you through the trouble spots, boost your confidence, yadda yadda yadda.

Great! Simply approach someone …

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Find Your True Purpose

freeringcircus | September 4, 2019

Have you ever done an Ikigai? Pronounced “eye-ka-guy,” this Japanese system can help you find the points of connection among what you love, what you’re good at it, what the world needs, and what you can get paid for. It’s …

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Do You Live for the Weekend?

freeringcircus | August 30, 2019

Weekends are so quintessentially American that there is an entire subculture celebrating Friday: hashtags and memes, a horrible Rebecca Black song, and a restaurant chain.

This fondness for Friday stems from the traditional workweek, which emerged from the need to …

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How to Create the Perfect Resumé

freeringcircus | August 27, 2019

Ah, resumés, the necessary evil of the job search. They can make or break your search, and they’re remarkably easy to mess up. While many people have tried to break down the exact science of the perfect resumé, few have …

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The Art of Selling Yourself Short

freeringcircus | August 19, 2019

Here’s the secret about self-promotion: it’s not narcissistic to talk about yourself. I’m not advising that you lie about, embellish, or misrepresent your work, but it is important to portray yourself as an impressive person who is excited about what …

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The Secret Power of Color-Coding

freeringcircus | August 18, 2019

You’ve got a lot on your mind. Why not organize it in a way that taps into our neurological preferences?

Yes, the language and naming parts of our brains become more active when processing color categories, which means that …

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How to Tell Your Story

freeringcircus | June 15, 2019

Despite allegations that the American society is full of narcissists raised on a steady diet of Instagram and reality TV, most people feel a little apprehensive about talking about themselves. Starting from when we’re children, we’re socialized to speak only …

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