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”

Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life

We each have an opportunity right now and a choice to make. Do we let this thing happen to us? Or do we do something with this? Are we a victim to this thing? Are we only trying to endure it? Or are we the CEO of our lives. The owners who decide what toContinue reading “Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life”

Vomiting My Way To Success

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin It may be an overstatement, but not by much, to say that most everything worthwhile that I’ve accomplished in this world came from my pushing through fear and finding my courage to do something that I’m afraid of. For instance, I’ve always been afraidContinue reading “Vomiting My Way To Success”

Improve @ Everything By Being Alone

There are a lot of people who are struggling with the isolation of quarantining. Every day the news is filled with depressing numbers. We know people are dying. Some are losing their jobs. Many are just plain afraid. The uncertainty, the isolation, the change in the every day routine is affecting everyone in different butContinue reading “Improve @ Everything By Being Alone”

Organization : Simplify Your Way Out of Clutter

To improve efficiency, you have to be organized.  You can lose a lot of time due to disorganization. The longer it takes to find what you need ends up wasting your most valuable resource – Time Remove the clutter and you are removing the obligations that may come with owning certain items. Having stuff thatContinue reading “Organization : Simplify Your Way Out of Clutter”

Fight Mediocrity : Strive for Excellence

Excellence is the gradual results of always striving to do better. Pat Riley We strive for excellence. We drive for excellence. We seek excellence from ourselves. We surround ourselves with excellence. It is a way of thinking and believing. It is not a destination. It has nothing to do with perfection or being perfect. InContinue reading “Fight Mediocrity : Strive for Excellence”

Relentless Action : Never Give Up, Never surrender

The distance between dreams and reality is called action. In pursuit of your dreams, those big goals you have, you must be unrelenting in making consistent movement forward. Never give up. Never surrender. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up. You’ve made the choice. This is what you needContinue reading “Relentless Action : Never Give Up, Never surrender”

Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone

Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat?  Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations?  Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”

We only think we are good at Listening

Improve your skill at listening. Most people feel that listening is important. It’s just that they feel that they are good enough already. Yet, only about 25% of our message is being understood. There is so much noise out there, it’s time to bridge the gap, and improve our ability to listen. Only then can we hope to live in a more connected world.