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Removing Yourself From the Echo Chamber

Great ideas and direction from Shawn Blanc’s email newsletter:

The inspiration and motivation needed for your best creative work will not come from the echo chamber. 

  1. Limit your feeds and inboxes. Subscribe only to the people and sources of input that enrich your life and give you the motivation and tools to do your best creative work. 
  2. Seek out inspiration from offline sources. Such as books, nature, conferences, silence, prayer and meditation, relationships, journaling, building your own projects, etc. 
  3. Create something every day. Write in your journal, come up with 10 ideas, take a photograph, draw a sketch, etc. 
  4. Curate what you share. Be a source of motivation, encouragement, and equipping to those who follow you. Put thought into the work you publish. Even your tweets and Facebook updates can be nuggets that motivate, equip, and encourage.