Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Steven Pressfield has been on the James Altucher podcast multiple times. After reading Pressfield's new book, Govt Cheese, and catching his most recent appearance discussing the book with Altucher, I want to give a plug for these two recent accomplishments and revisiting older episodes.  Pressfield’s already an inspiration to a lot of us. But hearing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Steven Pressfield told James Altucher: Advertising teaches you nobody wants to read your shit so you better make it immediately compelling.  He continues (paraphrased): The other thing it teaches you is how to edit. The space has constraints you need to fit in. A 60-second ad goes by FAST.  People romanticize creativity as being willing … Continue reading Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

A Seth Godin-ism: Stupid is what happens when we refuse to learn from our mistakes. It’s fine to live by “don’t be stupid.” There are plenty of areas not being stupid can help us step around (i.e. arguing with people on the internet). But, we also need to make “productive and generous mistakes.” Stupid is … Continue reading Stupid Mistakes Vs. Productive Mistakes

Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Thanks to those of you who have been asking for a new playlist. This one has been in the works since last fall - and courtesy of a job change, moving across state lines, and surviving COVID Christmas, it’s ready for your consumption.  I had a lot of moods in the past 6 months and … Continue reading Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

On one hand, sometimes you feel like you’re an imposter and have no right to even attempt what you’re doing (or scared to start doing).  On the other, you feel like “I’ve soooo got this. I’m the champ - look at my crown, everybody gather round and listen up.”  It’s useful to know the term … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome Vs. I’m The Poster Boy Syndrome

Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure

A David Goggins-ism on overcoming failure by not going at the struggle alone: Failing doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it means you failed one time at one thing.  What follows is a transcribed quote from Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me audiobook. It comes after a story where Goggins has tried to beat the Guinness Book pullup … Continue reading Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re A Failure