You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Never be afraid to throw away a want. Wants change, goalposts move, and resolutions and ambitions are not binding contracts.” -Warren Ellis, 7jul17 In looking over my writing and production schedules, I keep fixating on a book that keeps getting pushed back. I originally wanted to release it earlier this year. Then it go pushed…

Thrive: The End Result of Simplicity and Creativity

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou There’s a difference between activity and productivity. You can fill your days with all sorts of tasks and never achieve anything meaningful. It’s sound and fury, signifying…

Create: Productivity, Opportunity, and Resource Management

“You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.” -William Shatner My wife Katie is an art teacher. I’m both a writer and an entrepreneur. Naturally, we’ve had many conversations about creativity. Where does it come from? Can it be taught? Is there a way to measure it? Everyone understands…

Simplify: Why Minimalism is a Tool, Not a Goal

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius The problem with writing about minimalism is that, if you’re being honest, there there isn’t that much to write about. Have less, better quality stuff. Do fewer, more meaningful things. Have a small inner circle of close relationships. Curate your life to include…