- 10 Creative People Who Initially Failed
Those awesome folk over at Litstack have put together a great piece looking at ten creative people who's journey to success was littered with failure, despair and thoughts of giving up altogether. From Stephen King to Charlie Chaplin, this serves a great reminder that determination, perseverance and persistence are key tools to achieving our creative goals.
- How to achieve every goal you will ever set
Speaking of achieving goals, productivity blog Dumb Little Man has the key to achieving every goal we'll ever set, apparently. A great read from contributor Henri Junttila, the steps outlined here form the fundamental backbone of what looks to be a guaranteed formula for achieving success and living a life most awesome.
- 14 Tips to Help You Build More Confidence
"Our confidence plays an important role in ability to achieve success and happiness." says Lifehack.org contributor Royale Scuderi, who proceeds to help us out with 14 great tips on pushing away those nagging feelings of self-doubt and replacing them with empowering feelings of self-confidence. Even if you feel like the most confident person on earth, there's stil some great advice to be found here.
- The Secret Ingredient To Viral Facebook Posts
Perhaps the most practical post on this week's list (depending on your perspective) comes from Jason Keith at Social Fresh. Whether we have a business to market, a book to promote or a gig to advertise, almost everybody working in a creative business understands the power of Facebook as a marketing tool. here, Keith gives us some great advice on how to create the kind of viral Facebook posts that are sure to attract your audience's attention.
- The picture that proves Felix Baumgartner always dreamed of reaching for the skies
You only need to look at some of my other posts (more of which below) or tweets since past Sunday to see that I was more than a little awe-struck with Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner leapt towards the earth from what was considered the edge of space. This particular article from The Telegraph particularly grabbed my attention, proving, if anything, that never losing sight of your childhood dreams is always worth it in the long run.
Bonus stuff/shameless promotion
A bunch of my posts from around the web this past week.