Watch a three-year-old draw or sing. Very rarely will you see a toddler stop to erase and start over or be phased by messing up a lyric. They are prolific creators. Insatiable artists and performers who are unaware of the word ‘edit’ or the phrase ‘it needs revision’. I know, I have a three-year-old. Now watch a seven or eight-year-old. You’ll notice more changes. More “it’s not good enough” and more comparison to others who they feel are more talented than themselves.read more
YOUR LAST BEST IDEA If you've worked in a creative team, there's a moment that occurs for every person at some point in time. Maybe you've presented an idea to a small group of coworkers and then a member of your team is tasked to elevate the idea. In turn, the...read more
Among countless articles on ‘how to read 100 books a year’, not many are asking the question “should we read fewer books?”read more
Back in the early 1980s, Curtis Tyler, Alex Smith, and Conrad Will decided that the distances that make up the most mind-boggling endurance challenge, The Ironman just wasn’t long enough: 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run. From this incomprehensible notion, the first Ultraman Race was born in 1983.read more
81% of Americans feel they have a book in them. Here are 4 things you haven’t heard about the process of completing your first book.read more
I write songs, and one of the reasons I write songs is because I'm primitive at it. It's hard. I love doing it. It fires something in me creatively that nothing else does. The reward is that I get to feel like I'm creating in a risky way, and I know it bleeds into the...read more
We are all familiar with the term and have all occasionally been so absent-minded as to forget our keys in the car or leave the milk in the pantry instead of the fridge. Why is this? It’s because our minds are focused on something either in our memories or thinking toward future plans and commitments. We aren’t focused on the moment we are currently in and often fail to execute simple tasks like turning off a curling iron. We aren’t aware.read more
Here’s a problem. A person falls in love with an art form; photography, music production, visual graphics, etc. They spend money on video tutorials and subscriptions that will further their skills. They get proficient enough that they start charging for their services. One day, they decide to make the leap to doing this full time. Now they are a few years in, but no one ever taught them the skills to run a business, let alone financial planning for the future.read more
When an idea comes to our minds it’s exciting. We want to tell people who may care and we begin dreaming where the idea could take us. But what typically happens to ideas?read more
Josh Riebock is a best-selling author, speaker and poet and consequently also very gracious to sit down with me for an hour and talk about life, the writing process, being relational vs being social and his uncanny knack to predict which character you will pick when playing Mario Kart (He got in my brain pretty deep on that one).read more
WHAT IS THE UNFINISHED LIFE?
The Unfinished Life is the mindset that you are never too young or too old to tackle the projects in life that truly make you feel alive. The book you never wrote, the app you never finished, the race you never ran. The Unfinished Life looks to dream, complete and then repeat big ideas till the day we die.