Alter Ego: Power up

It's always the same story. Something dramatic is taking place and there's someone or something in need of saving. Suddenly the hero appears after a wardrobe change or undertaking a transformation of some sort. Justice League But why? Why the alter ego? Why not just perform whatever task necessary without transformation? Obviously many of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Consistency Beats Talent Everyday

Slow and Steady Wins the Race The story about the hare and the tortoise, or rabbit and turtle to some, is familiar too many if not all of us. That's for good reason! As kids we hear these types of stories to prepare us for the future. However, these messages can be overlooked as we [...]

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 [...]