One Harsh Truth That Will Make You A Better Writer

I know dozens of aspiring writers. They think of themselves as writers, they introduce themselves as writers at parties, they know that deep inside, they have the heart of a writer. The only thing they’re missing is that minor final step, where they actually fucking write things. David Wong What is this writing thing, anyway… Continue reading

Rule #1: Never Do Creative Work For Free

We will not solve problems before we are paid. Our thinking is our highest value product; we will not part with it without appropriate compensation. ~The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns. This quote comes from a severely underpriced book that will renovate your universe. You will learn how to charge for your thinking, charge more overall,… Continue reading

You Are Going For Gold But Bronze Might Be Enough

Did you know Ovation comes from the Latin Ovis which means sheep? Think about it. When you put two people in a ring somebody has to lose, right? Often times, that somebody will be you. Blame it on the other guy’s special sauce being more special than yours. Whatever. You didn’t get the gold. It is okay to… Continue reading

Fight Every Battle Everywhere, Always, In Your Mind.

Ever heard of a post-mortem? In Latin, it means after death. If you watch medical or detective shows, you’ve heard this word a lot. A post-mortem can tell you what happened in the aftermath but it cannot un-kill what’s been killed. There are parallels everywhere in the living world. Report cards. Divorce papers. Pregnancy Tests. Failed… Continue reading

What Storytelling Can Teach You About Seducing Clients (and 5 Ways To Get Started)

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.   from The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell… Continue reading

For Those Who Still Have No Clue What Their Passion Is

Some people make it look so easy. I mean, they were born with a to-do list attached to their foreheads. They make you look like you’re standing still while they’re over there smashing goals and over-achieving. You know these people; you went to school with them, work with them, perhaps you even married them.  Admit it-it’s kind… Continue reading