Australian Perspective on Goal-Free Careers

This was sent to me by a reader in Australia. Job Myth: Setting career goals and sticking to them is the best way of having a successful career. Dr Jim Bright: “The evidence in favor of goal setting is not great. Most diets use goal setting as a motivational technique but the...

Speaker’s Corner Brainstorming

Today’s blog entry is a goal-free approach to brainstorming. Brainstorming sessions are useful. The standard approach is one person up front facilitating, while the conversation is single-threaded. To overcome this limitation, some groups use breakout sessions. The problem...

Procrastination is Good

A reader sent me the following excerpt from “Good and Bad Procrastination” by Paul Graham: “When I think of the people I know who’ve done great things, I don’t imagine them dutifully crossing items off to-do lists. I imagine them sneaking off to work on some new...

Innovation Podcast

Although some of you know me as the “goal-free” guy, my main business is innovation and creativity. I am an advisor to large corporations who want to create a culture of innovation. And I help individuals and organizations develop break-through solutions to their most...

GFL on Between the Lines TV

Goal-Free Living has been featured on the PBS TV show “Between the Lines” for quite some time now. It has been slowly making its way around the country. Recently the show aired in Philadelphia. Barry Kibrick, the show’s host, noted in a recent newsletter,...