More Better Different

More suggests that it’s overflowing with goodness. Better suggests that it’s a cut above the rest. Different suggests that it’s not in the same category as the others. The problem is, the MBD formula lives in the same box that you started with. All you’re doing is...

Lead Me Not Into Temptation

Most of us artists, entrepreneurs and crazy geniuses are endlessly tempted and repeatedly drawn to veer off the main highway and take a bumpy ride on the road less traveled. That’s because we are beholden to a relentless inner muse who’s only purpose is to...

One big, final push!

In his brilliantly written story “The Will To Victory,” master novelist Stephen Pressfield tells a story of the great Theban general, Epaminondas, who was destined to fight a great battle with the notorious Spartans, at Leuctra in 371 B.C. On the eve of the infamous...

Tweak Your Antenna

More often than not pro artists and treps commit to projects that leave them stuck and trapped, and finding the door out ain’t always easy! That’s why it’s important to keep your antenna tweaked, and to remain conscious, aware and vigilant of those signs, intuitions...

A Gold Star For You!

I loved the way that gold star looked at the top of my homework or test paper. Even more, I loved the way it felt. Mostly because all through my schooling gold stars were far and few between. I rarely got one, so when I did, it really mattered a lot. It said I did...

You’re Safe Here

“What if I Screw Up?” You’re going to, eventually, if you haven’t already. You’re going to lose money, lose fans, lose customers, lose confidence and lose the poker game. You’re also going to make big stupid mistakes, embarrass yourself in front of your friends and...