Erik’s Editorial Corner

erik_barnshawI have to admit that I struggled with coming up with a topic for this month’s newsletter. Every time I’d try to have a creative thought, my logical brain kept coming back to the list of things I needed to do. Does that sound familiar?

Whether you’re struggling to achieve something traditionally creative like writing and the arts or simply a project which requires your full attention, the best remedy for it can be space. When I say space, I mean brain space. The big question is how do we get that??

For me, it means doing something physical and occupying my logical mind with menial tasks. This could be swinging a hammer or shoveling a sidewalk (You know I couldn’t let this crazy weather sneak by without a comment). Even some of our great leaders have said the same. Gandhi once said, "I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one."

Whether your thing is mediatating, physical labor, exercise, sleep, or traveling… Just find a way to take a break and come back to it. Ask the people around you how they relax and try out a few ideas. When you have the most to do, it’s surprising how effective not focusing on it can be in moving you closer to your goal.

Thanks for your business and make it a great day!

Warm Regards,


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