Ryan Holiday:

  1. Read. Read. Read.
  2. Make commitments
  3. Work with great people
  4. Focus on effort, not results
  5. Make a little progress each day
  6. Don’t talk about projects until you’re finished
  7. Journal
  8. Remember: it’s all material

I’d also add rule 9: Don’t overthink it

8 short rules for being a creator