Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

My Current Block

We all go through creative blocks (even those of us who blog about getting through them). My current block has to do with writing. I’m working on writing a book. I have so many ideas. So many quotes. So many stories. But when it comes to putting them together, I’m stuck.

Ask

Make an ask of yourself. When you have a big dream, asking others for help is often the only way to accomplish it. Unfortunately, it’s scary to ask others for help. “Will they reject me? Will they be annoyed with me? Will I lose all my friends and become a homeless genius like in ‘The…

Be Uncool

It’s so tempting to be “cool”. Cool people get all the attention. Cool people are well liked. Life is easy for the cool people. But cool people never break through the normal. Cool people embody the norms. They’re predictable and, ultimately, rather boring.

Immerse Yourself

If you do contract work like me, you know how hard it is to get inspired for some projects. With many different clients pulling you many different ways, it’s easy to get creative blocks when approaching certain projects. Do you relate?