πŸ’­ Ethereal Epiphanies

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July 8, 2024

🎨 Breaking Free from the Content Maze: Rediscovering My Authentic Creative Self

I've been pondering lately about creativity and how to nurture my own unique voice. It's so easy to get lost in the endless sea of content out there. I do tons of research for my newsletters and writing, and I find myself spending hours on content intake. Even when it's valuable stuff, it can be a bit much, you know?

I've noticed that when I'm constantly absorbing other people's content, it can be hard to hear my own creative voice. So I'm planning to set specific time blocks for research, rather than falling into endless rabbit holes of videos and articles. I want to reach a point where if someone asks about my voice or style, I can confidently articulate what makes my content uniquely "me". I want people to look at something and instantly recognize it as my work.

This month, I really want to focus on fostering more of my own creativity - my thoughts, my words, my ideas. I want to do a lot less content consumption and more creation. It's about finding that balance.

πŸ”§ Adjusting My Content Management Approach

To tackle this, I'm making some changes to how I organize and consume content:

  1. I created a cool AI YouTube transcript to notes generator. I'm pretty excited about using it more.
  2. I'm bringing back Freedom, an app that blocks websites and applications to help you focus. It's time to set some boundaries on my browsing habits.
  3. I'm going to start filtering my content intake more rigorously. I subscribe to loads of newsletters, and it's getting overwhelming.

I'm tweaking my system a bit. Right now, I use a mix of email, Readwise, Raindrop, and InnoReader. It's a bit scattered. So, I'm centralizing things:

  • Everything I need to read will go to Readwise.
  • Anything I need to clip for my newsletter will go into Raindrop.
  • My Airtable system will only be used to organize these resources and turn them into items to add to newsletters

πŸ’‘ Finding My Creative Groove

The big thing I'm working on is finding and defining my voice. I want to make it more consistent across different places and channels. I'm really trying to foster my own creativity.

This journey is about more than just productivity - it's about authentic self-expression and creating work that truly resonates with who I am. Here's to less consumption and more creation!

What do you think? Am I on the right track with this approach to boosting my creativity?

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