The geography of a creative life is different than that of a normal one. It doesn’t follow predictable arcs, have clearly marked destinations or well-lit paths. It requires you in the words of my friend…

I’ve been in love with books ever since I read the Great Gatsby in high school.  After reading  _This Side of Paradise, _which is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s undergraduate experience at Princeton, I…

Creativity begins with an impulse or desire to express something or act on that impulse. This can manifest in many ways:    It could be handing out 3000 self-addressed stamped postcards asking people to share…

Everything you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch is an environment. And those environments are either adding energy or draining energy. — Jim Bunch The diagram above is from Jim Bunch’s company, The Ultimate Game…

A couple of nights ago I was interviewing my friend Sarah Peck during a live taping of the Unmistakable Creative.  She asked me what I had learned about conducting interviews. Below I’ll dissect the entire…

When we are amateurs our life was about drama, denial, and distraction — Steven Pressfield The amateur checks email, Facebook, and Twitter first thing in the morning. The professional avoids them as much as possible….

A few nights ago I was having dinner with a listener of the Unmistakable Creative, and he asked me “how do you build an audience for your work?”  I found it difficult to answer his…

Working the rigorous schedule of writing a book and producing a podcast has taught me one thing: when I feel better, I do better. Thus, I discovered the critical importance of our physical health and…

Despite no longer making much sense, the 8-hour work day remains the defacto standard for corporate America. Our aversion to it has resulted in books like Escape from `Cubicle Nation, The 4-Hour Workweek and movies…

In my 20’s after some challenges at work, and the possibility of getting fired from yet another job, I went to see a psychiatrist and told him about my issues: Throughout the time I was…