Hi! I’m Joe Hart. Welcome to my website. It’s a digital hub, a repository, a constantly evolving online portfolio of all my work: writing and drawing.

For the past few years, I’ve been reading, thinking and putting ideas together incessantly. Something held me back from sharing. Any output has been confined to notebooks, scraps of paper, napkins and receipts. I overcame the self doubt, and thought it was about time I started collecting my work somewhere a little more permanent. So here we are.

I wasn’t sure what this site would be when I started it. It’s morphed into a place I extract insights from different facets of my life, document the process of trying to make good art, and as a way to bring clarity to my own thought processes. I’m asking myself questions.

What do Rocky Balboa, a Navy SEAL and a stand-up comedian have in common? How can a Swedish method of interval training help overcome your creative blocks? What can urban sketching and econometrics teach you about persistence in the face of adversity?

Here are some of my most popular posts to get you started:

Say yes

How (and why) tidying your room will improve your life

Nobody’s listening. Here’s three reasons why that’s a good thing.

Getting back on the horse

Rocky IV changed my life