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Beyond the Beach (the creator's dilemma)

 Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are, we are lions! Do you know what’s waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It’s yours! [Troy] Creators have a dilemma. We want the freedom to create whatever, whenever we want… But the market will only compensate us for what IT wants...

The Power of Immersion (the fastest way to change your life for the better)

I wanted to take a moment today to offer some more free content to help out all the creative entrepreneurs and instigators out there… But before I get to the free stuff (okay, you can just scroll down and grab the stuff if you really want…), I want to talk about why the articles you read, the people you hang out with, and the media you consume consistently, directly shapes your life… For...

Spend Your Best Words Today

Great Work (part 3 of 3) This is the final post in a short series on great work. To be honest, I originally wrote a short book’s worth of content on this topic. But right before I hit publish, I decided to scrap everything and get to the heart of what I wanted to say: what great work means at the most fundamental level. Great work is all about impact.  And sometimes, the best way to make an...

What Will You Do With Your Dreams?

Dreams We all have them. Not just the kind when we sleep, but the more important ones – the ones we have when we’re awake. They come to us when we’re driving home from work, when we go for a long run, when we reminisce over war stories with an old friend. These dreams usually spark something deep within us.  They excite something dormant; something we didn’t know existed…at least for a moment. In...

Winning Your Inner Creative War

The Pain of Creation Every act of artistic creation (business, blog, book or otherwise) begins in the mind. They begin as acts of love (we care about our ideas) and defiance (challenging what is with what could be). But being inside your own mind isn’t a pretty thing.  It’s nasty in there; what is right seems wrong; up is down; and every course of action can be rationalized (adding to the...

How to Build a Crazy Successful Blog and Get Published: an Interview With Jeff Goins

In the Trenches: Episode 3 This is the 3rd episode of “In the Trenches: The Resistance Broadcast Interview Series” and today I had the honor of interviewing Jeff Goins. [Listen to the Interview by clicking this link]   Jeff is a successful blogger, published author, and a self declared writer. Jeff Started his blog in 2010.  In less than 2 years time he grew his readership to an impressive...

Heroes, Dragons, and Why You Need to Build Your Empire

Things Break The project you’re working on; the goals you set this year; the strategy you spent months planning – all of it will break. This goes for everything tangible in this life: The factory you built: at some point in the future, time and the elements will collapse it – another will come and take its place. The product you crafted: someday the hardware will degrade and stop working...

The Certain Path to Success

One Habit When my thoughts beckon my tired body homeward I will resist the temptation to depart. I will try again.  I will make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails I will make another.  Never will I allow any day to end with a failure…I will persist until I succeed. [The Greatest Secret in the World] If you could create one habit this new year, what would it be? How...

The Paradox of Creation

Life is paradoxical We think pain and pleasure or love and hate are opposites of one another. We think of these emotions as opposite ends of the spectrum, as if each lies on either side of a single line. pain ——————————— pleasure love ——————————— hate This...

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Every person reading this has an opportunity. As humans, we’ve each been gifted several extraordinary things: Life. Obvious, but worth restating.  What are the chances that you are here right now?  What are the chances that you exist with the particular genetic makeup that you have, which is the result of hundreds of generations of your family tree surviving, growing, and expanding?  The point...

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