Uninterrupted time is the fodder for creativity. As yeast is to bread, solitude is to the creative process—essential. Without the quiet moments and lingering stillness, words that move us wouldn’t be as moving, paintings that stir us wouldn’t be as stirring, inventions that help us wouldn’t be as helpful. Creation best happens in the quiet … Continue reading This is what you need to create
We all want to get better, reach our goals, live better lives. But getting there is so freaking hard. When we think about growing a business, getting healthy, getting a promotion, saving for retirement, etc. it can feel daunting, overwhelming. And no matter how much we don't want to, we can end up quitting. But … Continue reading Improve your life one day at a time
Starting a blog is stupid-hard. It's kind of like cooking an elaborate meal every week, hoping someone will show up to join you, but then no one does. It's always just you eating that food you worked so hard to make—alone. Slaving over a piece of writing doesn't mean anyone will ever read it. And … Continue reading What is it like starting a blog?
When I started my first business eleven years ago, I wish I would have done this, too. Write. Let's be honest. I'm not the best writer. Throughout my academic career, I was a terrible student and worse with a word doc. When I was a sophomore in high school, my graded English papers came back … Continue reading How I conquer my fear of writing
There are days when I just want to be a stay at home dad. Yesterday was one of them. I was going through some old pictures on my phone, trying to find one of my son with a cape. It was for a presentation I was preparing, for a conference at which my business partner … Continue reading When you love work and family
This week I was on a radio show. And I started wondering how the radio business works. I knew that it sold ads and branded content, but I didn't know how they could be surviving in the age of digital media. The interview went well because the DJ was kind and served up softball questions … Continue reading A secret for surviving in business