MY BOOKS

Why I Wrote UNFINISHED: A Guide to Dream, Complete and Repeat Your Life’s Work

Why I Wrote UNFINISHED: A Guide to Dream, Complete and Repeat Your Life’s Work

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.

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Brian Koppelman On the Tension of a New Craft

Brian Koppelman On the Tension of a New Craft

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...

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Mindfulness of the Void – A Creative Practice in Observing What Is Missing

Mindfulness of the Void – A Creative Practice in Observing What Is Missing

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.

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How to Write a Book and Financial Planning for Freelancers

How to Write a Book and Financial Planning for Freelancers

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.

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JASON SMITHERS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

(@jasondsmithers) is an author, musician, and songwriter living in Toledo, Ohio.

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. 

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