Fun to play with but not to eat.

Artists work with constraints. Boundaries and limitations give artists a challenge. You can't draw 4-panel comic strips with 6 panels. Limitations tell us what something is. The same is true of life. Artists of life work with constraints: boundaries and limitations make artists of life more courageous, tough, and resilient. The limitations of our lives… Continue reading Fun to play with but not to eat.

Craig Burgess — The Most Prolific Creator on the Web Shares His Habits, Routines, and Mindsets for Unlimited Creative Output (#38)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube | Trailer I choose to publish my daily reps, whether they're bad or not.Craig Burgess This conversation blew my mind. Craig Burgess is a graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and podcaster from the UK. Craig epitomizes the definition of prolific: he creates something every. single.… Continue reading Craig Burgess — The Most Prolific Creator on the Web Shares His Habits, Routines, and Mindsets for Unlimited Creative Output (#38)

Splitting Sentences: You’re Not A Writer Unless You’re Pissing Someone Off

Some teachers of writing teach their students that writing leads to wealth. These teachers are correct. Yes, writing can lead to wealth. That is one thing that writing is capable of doing. If you're very, very good at articulating your thoughts, people will eat out of the palm of your hand. Some teachers of writing… Continue reading Splitting Sentences: You’re Not A Writer Unless You’re Pissing Someone Off

You missed your chance.

Because you overslept. Because you weren't looking. Because you arrived too late, too soon, unprepared, unexpected. Or, you simply didn't care. But that's okay. You will have another chance 3 seconds from now. Missed it? 12 minutes from now. Missed it? An hour. Missed that? Tomorrow. That one too? Next Wednesday. Next month. Next year...… Continue reading You missed your chance.

Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Do what feels awkward until it feels normal. https://youtu.be/C9rlpEOMegg Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple It's the one year anniversary of my blog, so I recorded this for you. I love seeing adults do stuff that other adults think are reserved for smaller adults (kids). Don't listen to those adults. Do something wild. Do… Continue reading Anything is Writeaboutable — How to Write Everyday

Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

"Oh my God Rodney yes" In 1992 Rodney Mullen landed (and invented) the first casper slide. I wish I could say that after he landed it, everyone else landed it too. That's not what happened. Besides a tiny handful of skaters, nobody has nailed the casper slide since Rodney did it in '92. Showing up,… Continue reading Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

Everything I know: Sacred Tips for The Restless and Creative

This post is a small part of my quest to share everything I know. Enjoy. [Update: Prefer to listen to this post? Are you more of an audio gal? Got you. Here's the link.] BORED is bad. If you're bored, it's because you have boring goals. If you're bored, it's because your brain is waiting… Continue reading Everything I know: Sacred Tips for The Restless and Creative

Kyle Bowe — Tackling Public Speaking, Crushing Fear, Pure Possibility, Habits, and Practical Philosophy (#35)

In addition to asking myself 'what do I have to lose,' it was like, well, what might go right?Kyle Bowe Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Despite blacking out while speaking to a class at San Diego State University, Kyle Bowe (@KyleBowe4) became an assistant public speaking teacher and course… Continue reading Kyle Bowe — Tackling Public Speaking, Crushing Fear, Pure Possibility, Habits, and Practical Philosophy (#35)

The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

They say you can't experience something again with a fresh pair of eyes. I disagree. December 4th saw the 10th anniversary of my favorite blog post of all time, The world's worst boss by Seth Godin. I revisit The world's worst boss almost every week. And every time I come back, I experience it with… Continue reading The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).

https://youtu.be/mizVBlbcXoI Also on Spotify! This is how I feel all the time always: AHHHH Meditating? AHHHHm... Writing? AHHHH'm a great writer (or) AHHHH will never touch a keyboard ever again Going to sleep? AHHHH why did I say/do/click on that I will never do anything ever again Getting a haircut? AHHHH want it short, please.… Continue reading All I’ve eaten today is leftover stuffing and three eggs (AHHHH).