It Is Only Now

There is this special time we wait for to get something done. It is the perfect time, the uninterrupted time, or the when I get a moment time. This special time rarely happens on purpose. The perfect time happens by accident. You decide to put your resume in with a company that has no jobs…

Be Consumed

We live in a consumer world. We are continually told, persuaded, and even tricked into buying things, experiences, and hopes. Human attention is being sold to businesses. We are a product for everything we get to use for free. The radio, television, all things free on the internet, and the list goes on. You see…

Take Your Time

What do you want to do? Life Work Play Travel Fitness Relationships Those are broad categories that you get to decide on. This is your life. I understand that the immediate problems want you to rush the answer, but don’t. What you are going to do for work matters, what you are going to do…

Creativity and Innovation

Walt Disney invented a new way to  make animated movies. The team at Pixar invented render man to make animated movies. I could go on, but that would require research and I am trying to make a quick point. You may have a crazy idea like John F. Kennedy to get a man on the…

Think About Others First

There is a mindset trap that we get caught in. It is one thinking to succeed that we have to look out for number one. It is the selfish desire to make sure we are at the top of every transaction, action, or negotiation. We look for the single angle of what is in it…

Don’t Do It The Boring Way

There are ways you can do things, they are “known to work” they are the standard practice and they will get you no where. If you want to stand out then fitting in isn’t going to work. Here is the thing, you don’t have to be a contrarian to standout.  You don’t have to go…

Bring Your Best

We have a habit of just doing what needs to be done. We go to work and just do what is needed. We go home it is the same, we just show up. Here is the thing I am not going to tell you to go to a job you hate and do your best…

Are You What You Focus On?

I don’t have enough money. I just don’t have the energy to workout. I don’t know what to write. I am not that good at drawing, there are people much better than me. I just don’t know how to act around people I don’t know. I am just not good with money. I don’t know…

Changing Goals

What I learned from actors, artist, and writers: Goals are important but ever changing. When a creative really commits to being an artist, writer, dancer, actor, whatever, they have changing goals. You see that they are committed to being an artist. They are committed to being a writer. They are committed to being what they…

The Joy of Being

There is nothing that you can do that isn’t you. You might feel like you are living a lie, you are pretending to be someone you are not, you are not living up to your potential. Truth be told you might be, but the problem isn’t with the situation. The problem is with your reactions….

Two Stories

Everybody has a story. Right now lets focus on two types of stories; tragedy or a triumph. Most people treat their life and work life like a tragedy. They go at their work like slaves, they continue to work without the hope of doing more. They go home and continue the cycle of doing and…

Breathe in Expand Breathe out

Breathe in fear, hesitation, and doubt. Hold it. Just like a taking in a breathe of air we want to let it go. We can not live with it we need to let it go and take in a new breathe. So, take another breathe. Breathe in excitement, confidence, and adventure. And Just like before…