Some More Unsolicited Advice

Take advantage of every moment. Do not waste a second. Even if doing nothing, do it intentionally, consciously, and deliberately. Busyness without focus is procrastination. Make a plan. Make a decision. Take action. Mistakes will be made. Try anyway. Failure is inevitable. Failure is a teacher. Learn to pivot. Make a new path. Make your…

A Path Of Errors

“Honor thy error as a hidden intention.“—Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies When we do creative work, we will make a lot of mistakes along the way. At least that is how it will feel. Our projects will not always come out the way that we wanted. We will sometimes find it difficult to get our ideas…

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…

The Gift of Criticism

When someone points out your mistakes, thank them. It is impossible to have a fully objective view of ourselves and how we relate to the world. Inevitably, we are blind to some of our errors in perception, judgement, and behavior. We all make mistakes. If the people we surround ourselves with care about us and…