Speed of Execution and Bias Towards Action

In 2010, my friend Sid Savara sent me the following email: You should go full speed ahead on the blogger interviews- and really dedicate yourself to it. I think your interview series would be extremely successful…

Don’t Cater to the Anonymous Critic

Every few weeks, somebody leaves me a 1-star review or tells me they don’t like my work. The temptation for most creators is to appease the anonymous critic. If somebody who doesn’t like your work…

The Ambition Ability Gap

For every creator, there is a gap between their ambitions and abilities. Ira Glass called this the taste gap. It may take years or decades before you bridge this gap. But you can start small….

Knowing What to Write About

People think they can’t write because they don’t know what to write about. But, that’s a bit like avoiding a conversation because you don’t know what to talk about. You figure out what to talk…

Nobody Has Ever Asked Me That Before

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about interviewing, it’s to avoid questions that successful people have been asked a million times. The point of an interview is not to review someone’s resume. It’s to get…