Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad

Are we born with a predetermined set of talents? Do we grow skills from those talents to a certain age and then stop? Are our brains really built with a certain talent set and that core foundation can’t be changed? If we are good at math, we are good at math. If we are artistic,Continue reading “Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad”

No More Fitting In

In school, I sucked at art. Not like people casually say, I wasn’t any good at math or science or hitting a baseball. Teachers confirmed it by failing me in art. There it was a fact, I sucked. It didn’t matter how much time I put in. They didn’t like my work. Some accused meContinue reading “No More Fitting In”

MMM: Make Monday’s Matter

It is common to bemoan the coming week. So many of us survive our Monday-Friday and live for our Saturday and Sunday’s. The math doesn’t add up and still we sacrifice five days so we can do what we want on those two days. Misery loves company and I hate Monday’s is a common refrainContinue reading “MMM: Make Monday’s Matter”

30 Day Benjamin Franklin Challenge

I’m obsessed with productivity. I’m a fiend for finding new ways to be more productive, to get more out of every minute. My ultimate goal is to get an amazing amount of results through less wasted effort and more time to pursue all of my pursuits without dropping the ball on the important stuff. I’veContinue reading “30 Day Benjamin Franklin Challenge”

Organizing Your Digital Life

Similar to how we need to organize our physical spaces to be more productive and to reduce stress, our digital world need maintenance as well. Remove the clutter – this is not just about stuff. Declutter your life. We all spend a lot of time on our computers, laptops and definitely our phones. If youContinue reading “Organizing Your Digital Life”

Saturday Motivation 12/7/19

Being self conscious of how we look gets in the way of our mission. Worrying about how we look is a recipe for failure. We will forever have our eyes on the wrong thing. Our minds create a spotlight on our perceptions magnifying everything. We think we look stupid, we are embarrassed, and we distortContinue reading “Saturday Motivation 12/7/19”

Friday Five -Words to Anchor the Day

Words have meaning. They are the form of our thoughts. And the best words, bring us from thought to action. My Friday Five, all center around the type of action I take. To consciously and intentionally, with deliberate purpose, provoke action that stimulates good in the world. Today these were top of mind. In eachContinue reading “Friday Five -Words to Anchor the Day”

Monday Motivation November 25, 2019

You can never really know anything. You certainly can’t know everything. –And even if you could, it would be boring as all get out. The act of knowing is the end of seeking, of finding, of questioning. It is the end of knowledge. The death of experience.  And still, being unsure doesn’t feel good. TheContinue reading “Monday Motivation November 25, 2019”

Friday Motivation November 22, 2019

Safety is an illusion. Security a prison. We are chained to our fear and desire for comfort.  To soar you need freedom, but you’ll be very far from the safety of the ground. I’ve thrown all caution to the wind, and have embarked on a journey to freedom. Throwing off the shackles of other peoplesContinue reading “Friday Motivation November 22, 2019”

Wednesday Motivation November 20, 2019

Life kicks everyone’s ass at one point or another. Don’t let it get you down, or turn you into someone you are not. Taking it out on others doesn’t do any good. And it isn’t nice. Take the ass kicking. Learn from it. Allow yourself to grow. It is a rite of passage and noContinue reading “Wednesday Motivation November 20, 2019”