Ambition: Blessing and a curse

The interesting thing about ambition is it can end up being a double edged sword. Something that calls to you and yet strikes back when you commit yourself to it. Countless hours spent on projects that go unnoticed and a mountain of failures that seemingly amount to nothing. I like to think I'm ambitious because [...]

Ego: Becoming self aware

Everyone has an ego and some are more positive than others. Yet, having an ego isn't necessarily a bad thing. I could drop a Freudian bombshell and start talking about Id, Superego and Ego, but I'm not a psychologist. Neither am I a psychoanalyst or a professional behavioral detection specialist. I just happen to be [...]

Focus: Night train version

Manage your mindset Recently I went on a wild adventure through India. It was short lived due to time constraints, but didn’t lack experience. I dropped into New Delhi for a few days, took a car trip to Agra, night train to Varanasi, a flight to Kolkata then flew out to Thailand. It was a [...]

A World Unplugged: At odds with creativity?

I’ve recently started a short adventure that will last roughly two months. I jumped out of the sates and have landed in Thailand prior to an adventure through India. Something that has become an issue recently is the wifi in my building. It should be fixed in the next day or two, but it’s brought [...]

Problem Solving & Taking Action

We've all been there. A mountain of uncertainty or a pile of roadblocks that aren't doing anything to help the creative process. If we are't careful we can become paralyzed with the sheer size of the problem. This blog discusses how to deconstruct the problem or problems and create a plan of action. Remember, every [...]

Positive Intent: Assume Nothing

For those of you who've had the unfortunate experience of being burned in life or business, I get it. It's tough to put yourself back out there without a bit of premeditated analysis based on data points from the past. Yes, I can tend to think like a computer. Yes, it can create issues at [...]

Position Yourself: Think Like A Surfer

Have you ever watched as an opportunity passed right by? This is typically because you weren't in the right place at the right time. Or maybe you didn't have the tools you needed. Not knowing how to position yourself is something that can be fixed though education. Educating yourself will also improve your ability to [...]

The Other Side of Fear

What would you do if you weren't afraid? It wasn't that long ago I was sitting at my desk in corporate America. Begrudgingly questioning how I could possibly be wanting to quit. I had finally "made it". Yet there I was contemplating the unthinkable. I wanted to leave my job to start my own business [...]

Patience in a world of chaos

Have you ever found yourself feeling like you're getting nowhere fast? Welcome to the party! It's about as common a feeling as any. Especially in todays world of instant gratification. Progress Over Perfection One of the main issues I run into myself is competing interests between progress and perfection. It's natural to want to create [...]