On one of the first days of shooting his film, From Dusk Till Dawn, Robert Rodriguez wiped the sweat from his neck and focused his camera toward a gas station filled with dynamite. It was the [...]
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Have you ever wondered why it’s easy to hear your own name being called out in a screaming crowd? Or why after hearing about a new movie or specific number, you start seeing it everywhere? [...]
In Steven Pressfield's latest book, The Artist's Journey, he explains how there are two levels to the universe: "The first level is the material world, the visible physical sphere in which you and I dwell."And then the [...]
source One of my all-time, favorite commencement speeches is by the author, Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Graveyard Book, The Sandman Series). His simple call to action of, "make good art" has become a mantra for creatives everywhere. The [...]
When we think about creativity, we think of words like playful and natural. But there is yin and yang to creativity. Where one side contains looseness, ease, and intoxication, the other side is discipline. Pure, unconditional, and sober discipline. Jocko [...]
That’s me holding it down in Disney Prison, circa 2016. If you’ve ever visited Disneyland as an adult, you know this: It’s impossible to frown on the Matterhorn. You might also notice that it's [...]
In our last post, we talked about Steve Martin and the usefulness of being delusional while chasing our dreams. It's equally important, however, to never become blind to reality. Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize winning [...]
Before Steve Martin became an international sensation, he spent 20 years floundering in tiny clubs.There were ten years of learning and another ten years of mediocre results until he reached the critical mass that would propel him [...]
A young woman walked through the park one day when she spotted an old man sitting on a bench, drawing. She thought she recognized him as one of her favorite artists and moved in for [...]
Few men have captured the magnificence of nature through the written word like explorer and preservationist, John Muir. It was during his first trip to Alaska in 1879 that he stumbled upon Glacier Bay and was [...]