20 Ways to Become More Creative, Productive and Successful

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Illustration by Oscar Ramos Orozco

We all know vegetables and exercise are good for our health – but who’d have guessed boredom was good for creativity?

My latest piece for The 99% is about Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity, and explains a harsh truth about the creative process – and what to do about it.

It’s the 20th creative tip I’ve written as a guest writer for The 99% – the magazine site for creative professionals published by Behance.

I’ve now collected the entire series as a project on my Behance Network profile – click here to read them all, including:

  • 7 Types of Creative Block (and What to Do About Them)
  • Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric
  • How to Turn Website Visitors into Customers for Your Creative Business
  • 4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website
  • Why You Can’t Buy Creativity
  • If It Won’t Fit On A Post-It, It Won’t Fit In Your Day
  • Build a Business, Not Just a Client List
  • The Key to Creating Remarkable Things

I’ll be updating the project with new tips as I publish them, so you’ll get them all if you follow me on Behance. (And if you’re not yet using Behance to showcase your work as a creative pro, I highly recommend it.)

About the Author: Mark McGuinness is a Coach for Creatives, Artists and Entrepreneurs. For a FREE 26-week guide to success as a creative professional, sign up for Mark’s course The Creative Pathfinder. And for bite-sized inspiration, follow Mark on Twitter.

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Productivity for Creative People

Mark McGuinness' latest book Productivity for Creative People is a is a collection of insights, tips, and techniques to help you carve out time for your most important work – amid the demands and distractions of 21st century life.

“Of all the writers I know, I have learned the most about how to be a productive creative person from Mark. His tips are always realistic, accessible, and sticky. It’s not just talk, this is productivity advice that will change your life.”

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