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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...

Why Seeking the Tribe Will Destroy You

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. [Mark Twain] The thing about writing, building, inventing, designing, or creating (essentially anything that requires leadership) is this: it’s not safe. Not only do you expose yourself to the dangers of a foreign environment (leadership by its nature takes the unknown path), but you expose yourself to the...

the psychology of success (relax and figure it out)

The most miserable and tortured people in the world are those who are continually straining and striving to convince themselves and others that they are something other than what they basically are.  And there is no relief and satisfaction like that that comes when one finally gives up the shams and pretenses and is willing to be himself.  Success, which comes from self-expression, often eludes...

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