From Stupidity to Brilliance

It takes many of moments of stupidity to have one moment of brilliance. What appears, from the outside, to be a single moment of brilliance is actually the result of lots and lots of trial and error, stupid ideas that became the platform off of which the one great idea grew. The reason for this…

What If I Mess Up?

The blank pages are there for when, not if, we make a mistake. It was early in the morning. So early, in fact, that the sun was still not up. My wife, daughter, and I were wide awake, even if a bit dazed, in a new timezone, after a long day of traveling and a…

Get To The Point (And The Point Is Fear)

Courage is the basis for creative expression, but there is no courage without fear. If what we are doing is not challenging us, if it is not difficult, if we are not slightly uncomfortable, if our goals are not slightly out of our reach, we cannot say that we are being courageous. Courage requires some…

Fear Is The Beginning Not The End

You must choose whether fear will be a weight around your neck or a platform beneath your feet. Running away from that which scares us the most may take us to a certain point in our work, but facing it is what will take us to our greatest heights. We cannot have height in our…

Stop And Listen To Yourself

How can you know what you want from life if you never stop to ask yourself? Every morning, we wake up with an amazing opportunity. We wake up with the chance to start over. For a brief moment, we have a clean slate and nothing from the days, weeks, or months prior to this moment…