That O’l Second Wind!

Someday, it will happen. At least that’s what we tell ourselves. It’s the mantra of every artist/entrepreneur: “Work hard, never quit, and someday I’ll get there.” Back in the day, it was the gatekeepers that got in our way. More recently, it’s the challenge of...

Rehash, Rework, Reload!

This year, for many, Rosh Hashanah will be acknowledged without the close embrace of family. Perhaps, making it an even more profound experience, since it is a time of personal introspection and private reflection. Kinda like when you’re sailing in the ocean at...

Whatever Pisses You Off!

Whatever pisses us off is precisely what we should be chopping away at (not chipping)! Like a great idea that can’t catch fire, an annoying problem that won’t go away, a project (or a career) that’s been stalled in its tracks, or a critical breakdown in need of a...

Invisible Finish Line

My art teacher told me, “Don’t draw past the finish line. There is a point when the picture is done. Be careful not to over design it.” Makes me think: Don’t over compose the song. Don’t over write the story. Don’t over sell your righteous opinion. Don’t over think...

Careless Diversion

We set goals, make plans, and with great enthusiasm proclaim our boldest intentions to the universe (and those around us): “this I shall do!” Then we allow paltry distractions to rob our focus, divert our attention and easily tempt us off course, leaving our “bold...

How to Make Something Happen

It doesn’t matter if you’re a songwriter, a screenwriter, an artist or a CEO, if you want to make something happen, take a minute and answer these five simple questions: 1) What must happen in your life, career or business? 2) Why do you think it must happen? Why...