Creator Atomic Habits [Innospiration #9]

May 20, 2022 7 min read
Creator Atomic Habits [Innospiration #9]

After a much-needed hiatus to reflect on my year-long experiment diving into innovation and realigning for an exciting new chapter, Everyday Innovation is back for a more robust season of content, resources, and community connection.

Even as a conceptual seed, Everyday Innovation was inspired by the daily or consistent intentional commitments and inspired actions that, as individuals, we can make and take to cultivate our unique process of innovation as creators.

The compound effect of showing up to create, design, refine, and share — as well as nourish the foundation of self upon which these are built – writes a legacy of impact one step at a time and allows us to develop creative resilience.

This is the perfect curation to break a period of incubation for EI, and I look forward to sharing and hearing your creator atomic habits that you'll be carrying through 2022 to support your innovation as an impactful creator-entrepreneur!

Wise Words

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits. That's it in a nutshell ... In order to be creative you have to know how to prepare to be creative.

~  Twyla Tharpe (Dancer, Choreographer, Author of The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life)

Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress. When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.

~ James Clear  (Author of Atomic Habits)

And once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them.

~ Charles Duhigg (Author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit)

Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).

~ Stephen R. Covey (Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

By developing and practicing good habits each day, you affirm that you do have control over the very core of your life in the midst of the chaos.

~ Stephen Guise (Author of Elastic Habits)

We've all heard the expression 'we are creatures of habit' and this is perhaps the ultimate truism. Habits are integral to our daily lives and without them, we would not be able to function as effectively.

~ Rob Cristophe (Author of Bad Habits)


Music Journal Playlists (Practice + Examples)

I wanted to share a unique, easy practice for those of you looking to add some mindfulness and fun to your routine!

For the last two years, I have created an annual playlist to which I add songs (near-) daily that capture a notable memory, experience, mood, or "vibe" that resonates. This practice has allowed me to piece together my story in a series of emotion-filled snapshots that instantly bring me back on the journey when I revisit them.

It's also a fantastic way to share your story and musical taste with others in a way that is more personal, regardless of whether it is capturing over a year, week, month, or season in your life.

Here are my playlists from 2021 and 2022  (still in progress, of course). Make sure to like them for updates and share your link with me so that I can follow along with yours!

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Innospiration Podcast Playlist

Here is a curated list of a few creativity x atomic habits podcast episodes (and an audio book bonus!) to inspire your routine as you evolve as a powerful innovator.

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‌Featured Reads

Atomic Habits

James Clear

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Twyla Tharp

Read on Amazon

The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg

Read on Amazon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Read on Amazon

Elastic Habits

Stephen Guise

Read on Amazon

Bad Habits

Rob Cristophe

Read on Amazon

Reply to this e-mail, message/tag me on Instagram or Twitter, or post in the community to share your thoughts on these books or suggest other favorites!

‌Featured Resources

To Build Your Writing Habit - Ship30for30‌‌

Start Writing Online in 30 Days - Ship 30 for 30
Ship 30 for 30 is a cohort-based curriculum & daily writing challenge that teaches you how to start writing online by writing 30 Atomic Essays in 30 days.
Learn writing for a new age of information sharing and write alongside community members to create a habit of content creation flow.

To Track Habits - Fabulous (iOS and Android) | Streaks (iOS, MacOS, WatchOS)

Should You Give Fabulous a Try?
Fabulous is a daily planner and self-care habit tracking app. Keep reading to see how the Fabulous app works and if it’s right for you.
STREAKS. The to-do list that helps you form good habits. For iOS.
Awesome app that allows for custom habit tracking, shares data across all Apple devices, and syncs with Health data to connect with other apps and activities seamlessly.

‌Community Contributions ‌

Everyday Innovation Community | Everyday Innovation
A community of creators dedicated to impact through self-led innovation.

‌What atomic habits/regular practices/accountability tools support your journey as a creator?


Paige Craft | Instagram | LinkedIn
Dru Riley | Twitter |
Breno Ferreira | Twitter | Art Instagram
Ryan Packer | Twitter
Desiree Fiorentino | Instagram
Michael Pearson-Adams | Website
Taylor Clark | Instagram | Links
Noah Scales | Twitter
Laura DiFrancesco | Instagram | Website
Darren Travel | Links | Atomic Routines
Kate Obert | Instagram | Website
John | Twitter
Patricia Cosulich | Instagram | Website
Jamie Howard | Twitter

Favorite takeaways from Atomic Habits?

Oli Barton | Twitter
Jamie Howard | Twitter



[PS - I'm expecting, so that's another reason why there was a bit of a hiatus! Any other parents out there? Let's connect!]

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