We continuously seek answers outside of ourselves. We look for them in self-help books, podcasts, seminars, mentors, and spiritual teachers. But continually looking outside ourselves for answers isn’t exactly a vote of confidence in the…

A few days ago, I interviewed Danielle Laporte for Creative Live’s podcasting week. My host Drew asked me what advice I would give someone who is just starting out. My advice for anyone starting out,…

A few days ago my friend Mike sent me an article about being addicted to achievement. Then he wrote, “sound familiar?.”  For the last several months I have been addicted to achievement. I’ve taken cognitive…

[yikes-mailchimp form=”1″ title=”1″ description=”1″]Everything in life has an opportunity cost. The opportunity cost of distraction is time, energy, and effort that would otherwise be spent on activities that have that potential to change your life…

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…

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…

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…