Sometimes it comes out of the blue, completely unexpected, almost as if you’re being blindsided by a truck. This happens in business quite often, and it happens in life as well. You believe you have … Continue reading When things don’t go your way.
When I was planning to come to Nashville this summer for a Story Grid event, I knew that Steven Pressfield was going to be in attendance. Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl had arranged for Steven … Continue reading Beating Resistance.
My wife and I enjoy taking evening walks through our neighborhood. While I abhor winters in Cleveland, I feel fortunate to live in an older, inner-ring suburb that has tree-lined streets and sidewalks—a throwback to … Continue reading Getting stung.
When we first set out to become a “writer,” we tend to keep that romantic notion in our head—a lone genius typing away on a typewriter or laptop in a remote cabin in the woods. … Continue reading The author mastermind group builds systems and habits.
Discipline is the ability to do what you know needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it. It requires developing habits that you don’t have to think about, actions that are … Continue reading Discipline developed by an author mastermind group.
In this new, three-part series, I’m going to explore the secret powers of the mastermind learning model. Although I’m approaching it as a professional writer, mastermind groups have been proven to work across disciplines and … Continue reading An introduction to the author mastermind.
It happens to all of us at some point. We get over the initial enthusiasm about learning something new because of our learning plateaus. You make the most amount of progress on a skill when … Continue reading Cresting the learning plateau.
It’s been a little over a month since I returned from ThrillerFest and I can honestly say it was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done in my life. When I first thought … Continue reading Be like everyone else but different.
It starts with sleep. I wake up feeling tired, my energy low through most of the day, and all I can think about is when I can crawl back into bed again. My thoughts drift … Continue reading Is this anxiety or depression?
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.