Abraham Maslow is the grandfather of positive psychology. He was one of the first prominent thinkers to urge us to look at the best in society and learn from them. Maslow's most famous contribution to the field of positive psychology is his 'hierarchy of needs.' It's a diagram illustrating the hierarchy of a meaningful life. He built each criterion on top of [...]

"All the arts depend upon telepathy to some degree, but I believe that writing offers the purest distillation." - Stephen King So you've beaten procrastination, strove for excellence rather than perfection and pushed through to do what screenwriter Brian Koppelman says 99% of writers with an idea only ever dream of… You've finished your first draft. Good job! Mission [...]

Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction from me. Nearly everything that can be said about him has already been said... Some claim he was a superhuman genius polymath with an IQ of 210, five hundred years ahead of his time. Others say that he was an opportunistic idea thief, only modifying the designs of the better inventors that came before him. A few even believe [...]

“You are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.” ― Carl Sagan It's very trendy nowadays for people in the fitness community to talk about metabolism. "Lose fat by boosting your metabolism!" "Don't diet, just improve your metabolism!" "The 8 foods that supercharge your metabolism!" And so on and so forth. We've all seen the magazine covers. When it's [...]

Below I've transcribed and listed my favorite 202 six second screenwriting lessons from Koppelman. If you're not a screenwriter don't worry, neither am I. These pearls of wisdom apply to just about any kind of artistic endeavor. They've helped me with my painting just as much as my writing. Taken together, I believe these tips provide as much value and insight as any productivity or writing book on the market today.

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