There’s always something you can do right now to move a project or an idea forward. It doesn’t have to be crazy or risky. You’d be surprised by how how much you can accomplish by…

We need the water of stillness with which to nourish our creative selves. Repeatedly artist, writers, scientists, and philosophers have written of this need, not only for this process of creating but within the work…

People believe the creative process  is sporadic, random, and the result of divine inspiration. But creativity is not a trait. It’s a habit. There’s only one difference between people who believe they’re creative and those…

There are two types of optimism. There’s rational optimism and delusional optimism. Delusional optimism causes people to bet the farm. They spend money they don’t have, thinking that will magically make them rich. This often…

Making art is a habit and the compound interest of a successful creative career. Because we don’t see all the work that came before, we believe in the myth of the overnight success or “I’ve made…

A few days go I was listening to a podcast with Naval Ravikant about How to Get Rich. It was the most valuable thing I’d heard all week. I’ve had mixed feelings about social media….

Big change makes the headlines, fills our newsfeeds, and populates our status updates. But small change happens behind the scenes. It’s quiet, understated and incremental. There are no “humble brags” or moments in the spotlight….

What if you didn’t have a backup plan? When most parents talk to their kids about pursuing a career in the arts, they encourage them to have a backup plan. In some cases, the backup…

We all get so caught up in things we can’t control. What if nobody likes my art? What if nobody reads my writing? What if my business fails? The voices of fear and doubt will…

The modern workplace is sick. Chaos should not be the natural state at work. Anxiety isn’t a prerequisite for progress. Sitting in meetings all day isn’t required for success. These are all perversions of work-…