I’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy from you. I’m not asking for your condolences. On October 5, 2018, my seventy-year-old father was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on October 28, 2018. It doesn’t … Continue reading Memento mori – The ways you don’t want to live.
You’re not listening. Nobody does. We’re all too busy clicking and tapping and raging. Follows and likes and hearts and more meaningless holes in our life-force bucket. It’s usually right in front of you, the … Continue reading The past is whispering in your ear, but you’re not listening.
New phone. New car. New wife. New life. New everything. I’ve accepted the fact that this is the culture we’ve created. Props to the Baby Boomers who started this, but I can’t place all of … Continue reading Your things own you—a perspective on minimalism.
A million a week. Maybe not a million, but a lot. I’m constantly getting ideas. For stories, for my life, for my future. As an author, I have more story ideas than I could ever … Continue reading When you get an idea, take the first bite.
Most people would rather die than do what I do. One of my revenue streams is from public speaking. The fear of public speaking is known as glossophobia, which ranks ahead of death and heights … Continue reading It isn’t offensive just because you’re offended.
Continued from last week… Four – Leverage Systems Stop doing it wrong. Stop forcing your brain to work harder than it must. Conserve precious fuel to make decisions about things that shouldn’t require decision-making calories. … Continue reading The 6 things you must do to enjoy the author life (part 2).
Ten years ago, I wrote this letter to my future self. I don’t have a time machine or a crystal ball. What I mean is that, knowing what I know now, I wrote this advice … Continue reading The 6 things you must do to enjoy the author life (part 1).
“What’s it about?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question as soon as you begin to tell someone about an incredible movie you’ve watched. If we’re going to invest the time into it, we want … Continue reading What’s it about?
When did I first hear those words? I’ve heard that phrase my entire life. I’ve said it more times than I can count. Whenever I’ve had a student, one of my children, or my wife … Continue reading Take a moment.
It vibrated again. For the fourth time in six seconds, someone who I’d never met had clicked “like” on a comment I’d made beneath a post written by someone else I’d never met. I picked … Continue reading Social media is dead. Long live social.