As the world has become more connected, we’ve paradoxically become more isolated. We text more often than we call. We use instant messenger to “keep in touch.” We interact through screens more than we do…

A couple of months ago a guest pitched himself for the Unmistakable Creative. I said no. He mentioned the millions of page views on his site and his appearance on a major media outlet. I…

One of the pervasive myths in society is that of the starving artist. Because of it, parents discourage their children from pursuing careers in the arts. People choose the safest path instead of the one…

When people start online projects like blogs, podcasts, etc,. They try to build their audience by seeking attention from strangers on the internet. It’s a bit like walking up to a stranger in a coffee…

People confuse bad decisions with bad outcomes. A decision is something you control. An outcome is not. You can make a good decision and end up with a bad result. Or you can make a…

Several years ago Seth Godin published a book called Unleashing The Ideavirus. He told his publisher he wanted to give the entire book away for free. You can download it here.The publisher thought he was…

Truth is subjective. What’s true for one person may not be for another. After 41 years, I’ve learned the only constant is change, and the only certainty is uncertainty. In no particular order, these are…

You will disappoint people. You’ll offend them. You’ll say things you regret. You will unintentionally hurt people. You will let someone down. You’ll make mistakes, some of which you can’t reverse. You’ll piss someone off….

Everyone has a superpower. But you have to believe you have one. Otherwise you’ll never recognize it. What is useless in one context might be a superpower in another. When talent is mismatched with environment,…

Stories about massive risk lead to great self-help books and graduation speeches. But they are rarely a reflection of reality. The success of people like Richard Branson and Steve Jobs leads to a major misconception. The only…