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How to Find Your True Calling

Have you found your true calling? Seriously, have you? I know this question can come off sounding corny… After all, “finding a calling” sounds like something only hippies and hipsters (cousin of hippy) have time to ponder (over cups of latte or green juice, I’m sure). For the rest of us who are trying to make a living, a calling is just another “nice idea” that...

Overcoming Fear and Disrupting the Status Quo

The Creative Process Some days, I know exactly what to write, what to build, and what to develop. Every so often, I’m hit with a rush of ideas as I’m driving home, reading a book, or going for a long run.  The ideas are clear and I know exactly what I need to say, build, or write. When I get home to my office, it’s on. These days are good. Blank Days Other days, the ideas...

Goal Setting and Closing Doors

A Pause The beginning of every year starts with reflection. We reflect on the past year, on what we’ve done (or not done), on what we’re proud of (or not so proud of), and how we intend to make this year better. When we reflect, it’s common to see a multitude of failures: failure to start, failure to finish, failure to ship.  Sometimes it hurts to think about.  Of course, with the right resolve...

going to war

The War in Your Brain Right now, as you read this, the nerves in your brain are battling one another for territorial command of brain space. In fact, if you continue to read this (and all the other blog posts I write), you’re helping one side dominate the other (the nerves associated with reading, learning and instigating). The Enemy Who are these nerves fighting? They’re fighting the multitude...

building empires (the significance of habit)

After a long day (or a long week of 14 hour days) it’s normal to want to unwind, call it early, and go to sleep. I wanted to (I mean, I REALLY wanted to), but instead I made the conscious (and uncomfortable) decision to stay up just a bit later to write another post. As easy as it could have been to call it early, I wanted to end the day with a victory. That’s the commitment I’ve made...

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