Do You See Heart?

When you look at others, do you see who they are or who they are capable of being? There is more to who we are than what we think about ourselves. There is more to who we are than the selves we project into the world. There is more to who we are than what…

It Is Better To Be Better

If we want to be heard, we must first stop making noise. Distance and time are no longer barriers to communication. Distance has become irrelevant and the time between putting a message into the world and having that message received has condensed down to nearly an instant. The new barrier to communication is noise. Everyone…

The Path Not Yet Considered

Leadership, by definition, is an unpopular opinion. It is impossible to take the lead by conforming to public opinion, by acquiescing to a perceived consensus, or by trying to be popular instead of right. Leadership requires that we break away from what has already been done, what is being done, or what is obvious to…

The Notification Spiral

All notifications are not created equal. We now live in the notification era. Instead of us having to actively seek out information, communication, and interaction, the technology we have at our fingertips has become such that these things actually seek us out. Our phones, tablets, and computers ding, buzz, and light up all day and…

Creating That Which We Love

“What audiences like is something good. So your real obligation [as an] artist is to make a thing you really love.”—T-Bone Burnett If we are not happy with the creative work we are doing, no matter how large our audience may be, it will ultimately prove to be unsustainable. That is because, even if what…