Clicking vs. Chipping

Many of the artists & treps I know are blessed/cursed with multiple talents, or have so many weighty things going on at once they get hung-up in which tasks they should be working on today. Which leaves them hesitant to proceed with anything until they figure out...

Hungry Like The Wolf

Artists & entrepreneurs love the chase. That daily tug-of-war that keeps us guessing, keeps us edgy and sharp, keeps us impatient and indecisive, and keeps us searching. Like a hungry wolf perpetually on the hunt down for the next great idea, the next creative...

I Struggle For What?

I guess we think it’s going to end some day. The struggle. That if we struggle today, we won’t have to struggle tomorrow. However, perhaps it’s not the struggle that wears us down. Maybe it’s the fact that for us artists & treps there never seems to be a finish...

I Found a Crack!

In my early days as a young, hot-shot publisher I quickly learned not to get so crazy about flaws and imperfections or I would blow a fuse. Whether we were publishing mags, books, newsletters, seminars, workshops or websites, we always found mistakes after we hit the...

The Way We Roll

You’re an exception, and rules don’t apply to you. It doesn’t matter if it’s stringing your guitar, pitching your idea, or where to invest your money. Rules just don’t apply to you. That’s because artists & treps do their best work in a perpetual state of doubt...

When Reasonable Minds Meet

Here’s what happens when reasonable minds meet: — Nonsense takes a backseat to facts. — Rivalry takes a backseat to respect. — A tug to teach takes a backseat to a desire to learn. — Winning the debate takes a backseat to resolving it. Important because even when the...