Archive for January 30, 2017

Say NO unless a project has at least 2 of these 3 things…

For most creatives, the biggest challenge isn’t doing the work, it’s getting the work. Few of us are natural marketers or adroit at selling our vision, so many creatives live in a state of constant anxiety about where the next project (and paycheck) is going to come from. Because of that, it’s tempting to jump on any project that comes… read more

Say NO unless a project has at least 2 of these 3 things…

For most creatives, the biggest challenge isn’t doing the work, it’s getting the work. Few of us are natural marketers or adroit at selling our vision, so many creatives live in a state of constant anxiety about where the next project (and paycheck) is going to come from. Because of that, it’s tempting to jump on any project that comes… read more

Gretchen Rubin: Think about milestones, not finish lines

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several blockbuster NYT bestsellers (Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier At Home) which have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you notice a common theme of “happiness,” that’s because Gretchen is one of the world’s foremost “happiness experts.” I love this term because it says something very important yet rarely said, which… read more

Gretchen Rubin: Think about milestones, not finish lines

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several blockbuster NYT bestsellers (Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier At Home) which have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you notice a common theme of “happiness,” that’s because Gretchen is one of the world’s foremost “happiness experts.” I love this term because it says something very important yet rarely said, which… read more

10 Things Every Creative Person (That’s YOU) Must Learn

Here is a list of 10 things I’ve learned the hard way that every photographer, designer, creative–hell, every creative person–should know. 1. Experts aren’t the answer. The blogs, the teachers, the mentors, the seminars aren’t the answer. They’re not there to tell you exactly what you need to know. If they’re good, then they are there to give you some… read more

At a turning point? Here’s my three cornerstones for success

If you turn back the clock a couple decades, you’ll find me in the following situation: I’m sitting at my parents’ kitchen table, explaining to them that I’ve decided to drop out of med school and a PhD in philosophy to become a professional photographer. In addition to being a tough conversation, this was perhaps the biggest turning point in… read more

At a turning point? Here’s my three cornerstones for success

If you turn back the clock a couple decades, you’ll find me in the following situation: I’m sitting at my parents’ kitchen table, explaining to them that I’ve decided to drop out of med school and a PhD in philosophy to become a professional photographer. In addition to being a tough conversation, this was perhaps the biggest turning point in… read more

Brian Solis: It’s not good enough to be good enough

Brian Solis is a digital anthropologist and futurist, studying disruptive technology and its impact on the future of business and society. This episode is all about design– specifically experience design, which is the topic of Brian’s latest book “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.” It’s the paradigm which drives companies like Nike, Airbnb, and Uber that are transforming one… read more

Brian Solis: It’s not good enough to be good enough

Brian Solis is a digital anthropologist and futurist, studying disruptive technology and its impact on the future of business and society. This episode is all about design– specifically experience design, which is the topic of Brian’s latest book “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.” It’s the paradigm which drives companies like Nike, Airbnb, and Uber that are transforming one… read more

James Altucher: Experiment and Give Up Fast

To list all of James Altucher’s accomplishments would take more space than we have here, but the short version is this: he’s written something like 18 books, he’s got a wildly popular blog called the Altucher Confidential, an awesome podcast, and he’s started 20 (yes, 20!) companies– and that’s just the highlights. But what makes James really stand out in… read more

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