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 [...]

Pavlov’s Dogs: Condition Your Mind

Many years ago, while in my undergrad, I remember learning about Pavlov's dogs in psych 101. I also remember learning about Schrödinger's cat, but that's for a different blog. I'm more of a dog person anyway, cats are divas and ain't nobody got time for that. Today I want to briefly discuss the potential we [...]

Creative in Combat: Lessons from a war zone

First I want to say in no way am I intending to justify conflict or support any specific political agendas. This blog is solely intended to share an experience that shaped me as a videographer and aspiring photographer. All of the photos in this blog are those I captured in 2005 during my first deployment [...]

Over Thinking: All The Things

In business as in life I have to remind myself frequently not to over think it. There are many opportunities that will present themself in either of these categories. We can choose to over think every detail or just go with the flow and learn a bit as we do. Many times I find that [...]

Starting Over: Paint Your Reality

A blank canvas is a beautiful thing. There is unlimited possibilities to create and develop the canvas. Nothing is limiting your creation except what’s inside your own mind, aside from supplies. More on this later. However, if we were all given a blank canvas and the basic supplies to develop the canvas, we’d all have [...]

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 [...]

Confidence To Fail

I use to think failure was a bad thing, not anymore. I've begun to strive for failure and enjoy the feeling it gives me. It's similar to the feeling you get after you get into the gym and start your workout. Suddenly you'll go from feeling ok to being really motivated and wanting to crush [...]