Alexander The Great was once asked how we was able to conquer the world, and at such a young age. His response? Two words. “Not wavering.” Once you decide, you’ve decided. You’re all in. No turning back. No second thoughts. No wavering.
“You will never stop seeking validation from others. It’s impossible. Instead, seek validation for better reasons and from better people.” -Mark Manson Institutional validation is a powerful force. It can make or break passion projects, change people’s lives (especially financially) and do wonders for self esteem. Unless… You decide you don’t need validation, approval orContinue reading “Validation”
We gotta make a changeIt’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changesLet’s change the way we eatLet’s change the way we liveAnd let’s change the way we treat each otherYou see, the old way wasn’t workin‘ -“Changes”, song by Tupac Shakur “Winners quit all the time. They just quit the rightContinue reading “Dream A New Dream”
“It’s good to be nervous. It means you give a shit.” -Adam Sandler as Stanley Sugarman in the movie HUSTLE “Pressure is a privilege.” -Robert D’Avanzo Don’t sweat it if you feel nervous. It’s a good thing. It means you care,. There’s no way you won’t feel nervous. It’s what you do with those nervesContinue reading “Nervous?”
Great news…No matter what happens, no matter how badly things go off the rails, you can choose to just, simply, begin again. That’s probably the biggest takeaway from any kind of meditation practice or trying to be present. Distracted by thoughts? Can’t focus on your breath? No worries. Be aware. Begin again. Had a planContinue reading “Begin Again”
How much time do you spend reacting? Answering emails and texts, dealing with other people’s concerns (especially work), putting out fires, helping out with friend and family obligations, doing things you might not want to do but either have to do or feel like you have to do, etc…just maintaining the status quo? How muchContinue reading “Making Vs. Managing”
It takes two to make a thing go rightIt takes two to make it outta sight – “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock You can absolutely make the art by yourself. But it sure is a helluva lot more fun with two. Who can you enlist and enroll on the journey?Continue reading “It Takes Two”
“If you build it, they will come,” is an oft-repeated mantra first popularized in the movie FIELD OF DREAMS. (The actual line is “If you build it, he will come.”) If you build it,… Not think it. Not plan it. Not pray it. Not hope it. Not wish it. And definitely not talk about it.Continue reading “If You Build It”
Feeling like nobody cares about your art? Good. You’re free to make the art you want. The art from your heart. Keep going.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” -Heraclitus Today and every day, you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. But you’re not staying the same. The good thing is, you have the power to choose. What’s it gonna be?