I take interviewing people seriously because I’m searching for the truth and looking for wonder. Someone once told me during an interview to relax; it’s not 60 Minutes. True, it’s not. I’m not a journalist. I’m a soul explorer. In every pound of pain and joule of joy, I’m looking for pure human expression in… Continue reading Searching for the truth in conversation
When a question isn’t clear, the answer is equally unclear. You can replace “question” and “answer” with just about any word pairing and the logic remains true. Problem and solution. Process and outcome. Life and death. How do you find clarity? Now that is a question.
“They” say that email is the future of business. By cultivating an email list, you are able to sell directly to your customers, your fans, your loyal subjects. I get the emails daily from my mailing list provider: “Do these things if you want to grow your list and make a ton of money.” Of… Continue reading Email is the future…of what?
I’ve been thinking about doubt. Not because I’m wrestling with it, but because I’m wondering how I was able to work through it. I’m finally on the other side of a long season where doubt, insecurity, and a healthy dose of imposter syndrome gripped my soul. And it feels great. For me, I’m learning that… Continue reading An outlet for your doubt
I think of stories in three parts: 1) my story; 2) your story; and 3) our story. I don’t believe we can ever truly get to our collective story without first excavating the story within each of us. What will we find in the deepest parts of ourselves? In the darkest depths of pain, despair,… Continue reading Diving into the world of story
I am a fan of making to-do lists each day. Sometimes I put so much on the list that I get overwhelmed and psych myself out to the point where it’s a struggle to get anything done. One thing I have learned is that there is a certain amount of momentum needed to get creative… Continue reading Motivation and Momentum
I’ve been working on a new project and there is a strong desire to make the launch perfect. While I am pushing to make the product the best that it can be—based upon my current skills and abilities—I also realize that perfection is not possible. I can only make it as good as I am… Continue reading Are You Willing to Suck?
As technology gets more complicated, images and movies get closer to reality, and stories get increasingly episodic and long-winded, I can’t help but embark on the journey of rediscovering and returning to the basics. When I watch a superhero genre film, I am not inspired to create. I sit, I consume, and then I want… Continue reading Back to Basics
When asking questions and seeking answers, I often find myself wanting to rush to the end so that I can move on to what’s next. I’ve done this in every stage of my life; every milestone in some way was rushed. The results weren’t always bad, but the habit was formed. I know when I am… Continue reading Taking The Time, Doing It Right
Today was one of those days. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I was feeling the deep depression that comes when multiple events start compounding in my soul: From the state of the world and my finances, to fighting to stay on my diet and an overwhelming sense that I do not have control… Continue reading Working Through The Melancholy