When creatives get asked “What do you do?”

When Creatives Get Asked “What Do You Do?”

It's one of those topics that can be dodgy at times. What to say if you don't have it all together yet?... Sometimes it takes a second just to put your words in order, and have a thought that sounds rational. Spending years jumping around a dozen or so coffee shops, playing musical baristas to keep things non-confrontational, it was hard to figure out the right way to phrase it at first. It's inevitable. Someone will ask you, and you might be at a weak point. My answer in short was often "A lot of stuff", proceeded by a diversion to the weather.…

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Will Over Skill, Up Your Game By Creating A New One (My Poker Experience)

Every artist has their own style. We each have a unique process and frame of mind for producing our work. The ultimate goal for all artists is to journey to a place of meaning, yet each individual has their own unique vehicle for traveling there. This post is about creating a whole new frame of reference for the journey and disciplining yourself to follow suit. Texas hold-em poker is no doubt a strategic battle of will and succinct action. Like all competition, it carries with it a trail of glorious triumphs and mounting defeats. One unique aspect of the 'tournament' style…

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How To Make The Top 5%

What exactly does making the top 5% mean? It can be different for everyone, but in general, it means that your performance in a given discipline is among the top 5% of those who do it. Simple. There are many ways to look at it, and I'm just going to lead you with a story of my own... (Not to say that every discipline will be this simple, but at least the philosophy holds true.) In truth, I'm just an average salesperson at best, but I managed to make it to the top of 5 percent of all performers, with…

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Mind Tricks: Pressing The Reset Button

Mind Tricks: Pressing The Reset Button

Unexplainable things happen. That’s just the way it is. Experience can still be beautiful, no matter what. It truly just depends on how you see it.  Even the most egregious of situations hides something positive. To distill growth from anything, it takes Purpose, that's the key. Purpose is the entire collection of actions, choices, energy, and state of being that make you, well, you. Your Purpose produces what you’re all about, and it's why you're about it. Learn to live your Purpose by seeing the smallest of things from a larger view. That's always the trick. Zoom out really, really,…

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What Humanity Might Actually Look Like

What Humanity Might Actually Look Like

"We are all past, present, and future." - Thursday, September 7th, 2017 9:50 a.m. If we look hard enough, we can see a deeper truth than we ever imagined. What if you looked at the people around you and saw more than just the physical? What if you closed your eyes and challenged yourself to see things differently? Picture the light shining around you, and recognize its truth. Light is just waves of energy emanating, casting change upon the molecules it reaches. See it deeper. Hear the sounds of the day with a new ear, and visualize their true form.…

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Top 10 Reading Influences: Reading Can Change Your Life, The Books That Changed Mine

These are my top ten reading influences. These titles aren't here for artistic merit or depth of knowledge, they are here purely for the intensity of objective ways in which they helped me. There are many books not mentioned below that have impacted my life and experiences deeply, but these are the ten that helped when I needed them most. If you haven't already read them, I encourage you to give them a try, because some of these literally helped save my life... #1 Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill There has always been a bit of controversy surrounding…

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I Need You To Help Make A New York Times Bestseller

I need you! Let's make a N.Y. Times bestseller together. I want you to be a part of the big day with me, Monday, July 16th, 2018! Why July 16th, 2018?... Because that's the day I'm calling it. That's when I believe "How To Move The World" will appear on the list. It's my goal and my dream, and that drive has worked for me in the past. Sure, I'm a new author and this is my first book. But why should that stop me? I've applied this same goal-setting process countless times in my life, and its paid off big. Pair…

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My First Post… Using Infinity to Bend Spacetime

My First Post… Using Infinity To Bend Spacetime

It was an average day just after 6:00 a.m. While sitting on the couch observing my lovely 16-month old daughter at play, my mind actually journeyed into a different dimension. In this moment, the infinite depth of our circumstance became present; so big, yet so simple. On the floor of our apartment, the morning sun was actively climbing as she played there instinctively with her stuffed toy. Many of the commonly forgotten truths about our existence began to appear before our eyes. From the fact that millions of our ancestors brought this very moment to life; through obstacles far greater than we…

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