Podcast Of The Week: John Cleese On Creativity

Ok, so it’s not a podcast, but you don’t need the video if you want to just listen to it - so get over yourself, will you? (Which is essentially what I’m telling myself as I’m breaking form here and not giving you a literal podcast. Ok. I forgive me, I hope you can too. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: John Cleese On Creativity

A Person Who Doesn’t Read Has No Advantage Over A Person Who Can’t Read

A friend said, “What book is that from?” Well, it doesn’t really matter because I don’t read books, but, I’m still curious.” Mark Twain reminded him, “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Somebody smarter than I once told me, “Curiosity is what counts. … Continue reading A Person Who Doesn’t Read Has No Advantage Over A Person Who Can’t Read

Reprogramming Our (Human) Hardware, Firmware, and Software

How many times have you wanted to reprogram a frustrating part of your brain? 10? 20? 200? How about so far today? Ugh. Here’s a helpful thought - what if we think about ourselves, as Daniel Jefferies puts it, in terms of hardware, firmware, and software? Hardware is hard to change. I’m just shy of … Continue reading Reprogramming Our (Human) Hardware, Firmware, and Software

In Which My Dog Teaches Me A Philosophical Lesson About Making Mistakes

Raven is the black one on the right. This post is about her. Zen master Raven. One of my dogs regularly walks into flights of stairs. Not up them, well, not at first at least, but into them. It’s not that she doesn’t know what to do with stairs, it’s just that she always spaces … Continue reading In Which My Dog Teaches Me A Philosophical Lesson About Making Mistakes

Sunday Music: Cause You’ve Got Soul, And Everybody Knows, And It’s All Right

How we talk to ourselves, how we think of our purpose, why we think we do or do not belong - these are the heavy, weighty, and extraordinarily beautiful concepts Soul wrestles with. I don’t care if you don’t have little kids in your life. I don’t care if you’re “too old for cartoons.” I … Continue reading Sunday Music: Cause You’ve Got Soul, And Everybody Knows, And It’s All Right

Going From Social Media To Social Media Driven Business

The modern creator's dilemma: social media is a great way to find and connect with customers, patrons, and fans. But (and it’s a BIG but), all the platforms kind of suck for monetizing your work. Everything is supposed to be… free. That’s not exactly synonymous with profitable. Plus, when we say ALL the platforms, we’re … Continue reading Going From Social Media To Social Media Driven Business

You’re Not That Great (A Motivational Post)

You’re not that great. Don’t take it the wrong way, I’m not that great either, but there’s a subtle point here. Overconfidence is a problem we - and the people we seek to serve - all suffer from. The good news is that just knowing it exists can help us deal with it. Organizational Psychologist … Continue reading You’re Not That Great (A Motivational Post)