February 24, 2016 The CrEAtiVE PRocESs JUST START —> grab a canvas —> start writing —> doodle —> do something When I set out to create, I rarely have whatever it is planned out from the start. Every creative act starts somewhere. Wether it is a thought that comes and gets doodled down on a napkin. Or the blank canvas and the creation takes shape. It all STARTS somewhere. There is always a BLANK PAGE in the PROCESS somewhere. Often people ask me “what are you going … [Read more...] about your creation sucks
February 23, 2016 FIGHT THE RESISTANCE 8:59pm (central standard time?) 27,000ft and climbing I started reading a new book. It is completely in line with where I am right now with art, life, creativity, pressing onward. The book is entitled: theWARofART -- Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles -- by Steven Pressfield I am only on page twenty one, thus I have no real authority to write an exhaustive book review, so that is not what I am doing. HA! This book met me … [Read more...] about just do something
February 22, 2016 11:56 — central standard time I turn off the noise in my hotel room. TV was just an enjoyable distraction. Random facebook videos, just to consume. There is nothing wrong with these things, they are often the source of ideas…. but sometimes they are just noise. As I turned off the physical noise in my room I hear bit of a low roar coming from behind me. A weird sound, like a hibernating bear, and yes it must be the guest in the room next to me SNORING. HA!!! You never … [Read more...] about the grizzly in my hotel
February 21, 2016 - the challenge of perfection. I just finished watching the BURNT, a movie about a chef and his JOURNEY / battle with perfection. I have seen a glimpse of the competitive nature of chefs, through my travels. There is this odd competition and cockiness that chefs carry. Honestly I do not feel uber competitive these days. I did in the days of sports but right now this season of life I feel like my biggest competitor is myself. I desire to grow in my art and creativity, but I … [Read more...] about the challenge of perfection
February 20, 2016 K . I . S . S . Keep It Simple Stupid Often in life we overcomplicate things. We make them out to be harder than they need to be. Keep it SIMPLE — Life, goals, relationships, business, branding CHANGE CHANGE can can be something that seems drastic and even unattainable. Like, I need to loose forty pounds, or the desire to travel, or changing jobs / careers, perusing a dream, taking up a new hobby, getting married, having a baby, starting a business, … [Read more...] about K.I.S.S.
February 19th, 2016 The JoUrNEy is the REwArD — Ancient Proverb The vision is to EMBRACE the JOURNEY. Embrace every aspect of this wild ride we call LIFE. If you lived this way, what could your time on earth be like? Would it differ greatly from your current mode of opperandum?! Would your time on this planet look drastically different? Or would there just be a series of subtle adjustments that would need to take place? HOW?!?!?!? How do we … [Read more...] about LiFE is a JoUrNEY
February 18.2016 decide — I thought I would do a short continuation on yesterday’s blog. If you missed it, click here before any further. These posts may seem somewhat abstract. Honestly, I enjoy inspiring change more than I do giving examples of change or steps of change. There are so many books out there giving sixteen steps to freedom or eight steps to financial success; honestly I feel that change comes from making a decision. Speaking out that decision and trusting that the steps … [Read more...] about decide part 2
February 17, 2016 decide dəˈsīd/ verb 1. come to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration."they decided to appoint someone else"◦make a choice from a number of alternatives."she had decided on her plan of action" ◦synonyms: resolve, determine, make up one's mind, make a decision; Moreelect, choose, opt, plan, aim, have the intention, have in mind. "she decided to become a writer" The latin root of DECIDE is DE-CAEDERE - meaning "to cut off.” Once you decide … [Read more...] about make a DECISION – cut off all other options