Some of the best advice I ever got

  No one gets where they are by themselves. Positive or otherwise, we're all shaped by the advice we choose to take or ignore. These are some of the best bits of advice I've gotten over the years. When I follow it, I do better or at least feel better. Hopefully, you'll find a bit… Continue reading Some of the best advice I ever got

Creativity gone zombie?

(Photo credit: AMC, The Walking Dead, Pilot) Ever feel like your creative cup has run dry? Like the Sahara Desert, only without the beauty and mystery? We’ve all been there. For the past few weeks, I’ve had zero energy, inspiration or give-a-cares to devote to any creative pursuits outside of the fourteen marketing campaigns that… Continue reading Creativity gone zombie?

Getting back in writing shape

One of the hardest things about stepping away from your blog for a little while is figuring out how to get back in it. That’s the problem I’m having trouble with now; the brain won’t kick in. It’s like taking a break after you’ve been working out regularly and then trying to pick up where… Continue reading Getting back in writing shape

What do you feed your Cowardly Lion?

I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I *do*! — The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz Fear, worry, panic — oh my! They’re almost every creative’s steadfast companions. Because… Continue reading What do you feed your Cowardly Lion?

Taking a stand against Self Doubt

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure  Sometimes it takes a verbal sucker punch to light a fire under your butt. It sounds counter intuitive, but a few weeks ago I got socked right where it counts and… Continue reading Taking a stand against Self Doubt