80 – 90 percent of our stress. Wouldn’t you agree? Manage these two things extremely well and you’re freed up to make the art that lives inside you.
“Peace sells, but who’s buying?” -Megadeath You can have the greatest product, the most beautiful piece of art, the perfect solution, the exact right medicine, the answer to their prayers, etc…but if no one wants it, does it even matter? And even harder on the soul, especially for the artist, is the uncertainty. For the onlyContinue reading “Who’s Buying?”
Our inspiring definition of art: “doing something that might not work in service of others.” Using this definition as our guidepost, we see that art isn’t only about making, it’s also about appreciating what others have made. Consider that when we appreciate, we risk two of our more valuable assets: our time and attention. WeContinue reading “The Art In Your Appreciation”
“How we do anything is how we do everything.” -Zen Buddhist Proverb “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is a habit, not an act.” -Aristotle “What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while.” -Gretchen Rubin What did you actually do today for the thing(s) you say youContinue reading “Do.”
Is it luck or hard work that’s responsible for your success? It’s always both. And humility lies in acknowledging that.
Not comfortable with self promotion? That’s alright. Find someone you believe in. Promote them.
A writer is always told to “find your voice.” It’s no different for a leader. You must find your message. The writer only finds their voice by writing and writing and writing some more. Until people are eager to read their words. The same for a leader. You only find your message by speaking it out loud. Over andContinue reading “Find Your Message”
“Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.” -Tim Fargo “You got big plans but you never take a chance, uh-huh. When will you stop wondering who you are?…You say you want to change this world. Well, do you really believe in magic? But you can only change yourself. Don’t sit around and complainContinue reading “Excuses”
“Gone, gone, utterly gone, all has passed over to the other side.” -Buddhist heart sutra “Yearning for a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old all the while declaring that you want something new. The old will defy the new; the oldContinue reading “Closure”
“I just want to let the work speak for itself.” While noble in theory, this idea is doomed to fail. (Trust me. I’ve learned this and continue to learn this the hard way.) Because work doesn’t speak. It just is. People do. And it’s your job as a producer to get them to see andContinue reading ““Let The Work Speak For Itself””