From Idea to Community

At the heart of every great idea is a spirit of generosity. If we are honest with ourselves, our best ideas have not originated from our intellect. Instead, they formed and grew from some feeling or need deep inside of us, perhaps even simply a hunch. Our best ideas, therefore, having not come from our…

Ideas Exist (With or Without Support)

If you have an idea and it gets shot down by those around you, you may not have supporters, but you still have an idea. The world is waiting for us to improve it, but there will always be resistance to change. When an idea is new, different, or disruptive, support is especially difficult to…

The Moment To Act

Inspiration is inconvenient. Inspiration doesn’t wait until we are in front of a canvas, an instrument, a keyboard, or our training partner. It shows up when it shows up. We can set up conditions that give us more opportunity to receive inspiration and to act on it when it arises in us, but we cannot…

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…

Persisting Through Doubt

Radical ideas are unpopular at first and require from us an irrational degree of belief and an unreasonable amount of dedication. If we are going to do work that is creative, innovative, and meaningful, we must look past the opinions and preferences of the crowd. We must focus in on what they are missing, trusting…