The Double-Edged Sword Of Finding Your Passion

2019-03-27T13:03:20-08:00

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” -Franz KafkaIn a previous post, I wrote about the importance of finding the one thing in life that illuminates everything else. The question I posed was: Do you have an [...]

The Double-Edged Sword Of Finding Your Passion2019-03-27T13:03:20-08:00

What Brings Your World Into Focus?

2019-03-27T13:03:29-08:00

Theodore Roosevelt was 13 years old, blazing through the flora and fauna of the Hudson Valley when he realized he was near-sighted. This truth first came into focus during a summer day of hunting with [...]

What Brings Your World Into Focus?2019-03-27T13:03:29-08:00

The BIG Myth of Creativity Holding You Back

2019-05-29T08:37:45-08:00

“Today you are you and that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.” -Dr. SeussThere's a common excuse many people use for not writing or creating the work they dream about. [...]

The BIG Myth of Creativity Holding You Back2019-05-29T08:37:45-08:00

Tell Your Ideas To Shut Up And Drive

2019-05-29T08:37:50-08:00

source We’ve talked before about coming up with ideas, and what to do when they find us. But every creator knows that’s only half the battle. There’s a natural tendency to try and take control [...]

Tell Your Ideas To Shut Up And Drive2019-05-29T08:37:50-08:00

These Late Bloomers Prove Creativity Is Ageless

2019-05-29T08:37:54-08:00

source The late, great Zen poet Leonard Cohen was well into his 30’s when he started writing songs. The music scene, at the time, was dominated by youngsters like Bob Dylan and The Beatles. [...]

These Late Bloomers Prove Creativity Is Ageless2019-05-29T08:37:54-08:00

Fight Overwhelm And Take Things Bird By Bird

2019-05-29T08:37:57-08:00

source One of the hardest parts of any creative endeavor is sitting down and getting started. You might have the perfect idea for a bestselling novel, or maybe, a groundbreaking product or app that’s [...]

Fight Overwhelm And Take Things Bird By Bird2019-05-29T08:37:57-08:00

How To Have Idea Sex And Make Idea Babies

2019-05-29T08:40:44-08:00

Mark Twain is credited with the line, “Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.”This points to what James Altucher has called, Idea Sex: The marriage of two seemingly [...]

How To Have Idea Sex And Make Idea Babies2019-05-29T08:40:44-08:00

How To Collaborate With Catastrophe

2019-06-06T12:08:36-08:00

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 [...]

How To Collaborate With Catastrophe2019-06-06T12:08:36-08:00

Traveling Between The Two Levels Of The Universe

2019-05-29T08:40:53-08:00

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 [...]

Traveling Between The Two Levels Of The Universe2019-05-29T08:40:53-08:00