Innies And Outies (The Two Types Of Inspiration)

I’m an overly curious person. I’m the why-why-why-why-why kid. The one who doesn’t shut up until you tell me to shut it down. And then after you tell me to shut it down, if I’m not feeling too bad, I’m either off to find a book about what’s still nagging at me, or moved onto … Continue reading Innies And Outies (The Two Types Of Inspiration)

What It Means To Be Authentically Creative (My Conversation With Justin Castelli)

Justin Castelli had me on his LifeDesign+ YouTube/Podcast to talk about Authentic Creativity.  This is easily one of my favorite recorded conversations I've had. Justin helped me organize a ton of thoughts (see the whole prior week's posts on "Authentic Creativity" to understand). Plus - we had fun. So much fun.  I had to share … Continue reading What It Means To Be Authentically Creative (My Conversation With Justin Castelli)

Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Future Teens have a new album out, and the self-described “bummer pop” band has a real gem in “BYOB” about struggling with sobriety. I feel like this is exactly what emo kids getting older is supposed to sound and feel like. A couple of lines from the lyrics with the video below: If you bring … Continue reading Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Setting Goals? Use Less Chores And More Aspirations

Dr. Ayelet Fishbach says how we define our goals matters.  A well-defined goal will guide our motivations and disciplines. A poorly defined goal will lose us along the way (or maybe even before we start).  Let’s say we want to save more money.  Saving isn’t the goal. That’s more of a chore when we get … Continue reading Setting Goals? Use Less Chores And More Aspirations

Podcast Of The Week: Habits And Vulnerability (James Clear w/ Brene Brown)

Hey! On Saturday’s I highlight a podcast about being a creative professional. Sometimes it’s direct, sometimes it’s indirect, but it’s always entertaining and educational. Check these out and send anything good you’ve heard lately my way! The best podcasts allow us to be a fly on the wall for a conversation we’re so lucky was … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Habits And Vulnerability (James Clear w/ Brene Brown)

Habits: Our Little Big Choices

Every. Step. You. Take. Is. On. A. Path. So. Maybe. Make. Sure. It’s. Going. In. A. Direction. You. Like. (Baby). (Steps). (There). (Killer). Small choices become actions. Actions become habits. And habits become the way we live. Habits are our little big choices, so we want to set them intentionally and accordingly. Check out this … Continue reading Habits: Our Little Big Choices