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Standing Out and Fitting In

I recently spoke at an event, and one of the other speakers – Chase Jarvis – said “you can’t stand out and fit in at the same time.” I think most creative pros oscillate between these two things: a fear of standing out too much, to the...

Bury The Butterfly

When beautiful things die – like our ideas, our hopes, our dreams, a career path we thought would pan out – we often just move on and focus on the next thing without stopping to consider how we’ve been affected by the disappointment of it all. Even...

Four Ways To Stoke Curiosity

I (strongly) agree that the future belongs to the curious, but would add that so does the present. Curious people are able to parse experience and recognize Reality behind reality; what’s truly going on in patterns and systems. They are able to ask great questions, and are willing to trade them in for better ones when they’re not satisfied with the answers. So with that in mind, how can we stay poised, leaning forward, and in a state of productive curiosity? On this episode, we explore four ways.

Stimulus Dive

No matter how long you’ve been doing what you’re doing, it’s easy to get into assumptive ruts. Thought ruts. Ruts that prevent you from seeing potentially great ideas. On this episode, I share a few ways to use a “stimulus dive” to get...

Lower Your Expectations

Paralyzed and unable to gain traction on that big project? Maybe it’s because your expectations are too high. (What? Too high?!?!) By lowering your expectations for regular output you can increase the likelihood of actually making meaningful progress on your...