Clearing the Clutter

A cluttered workspace is the enemy of progress, the catalyst of procrastination, and the opposition of opportunity.

Some of us cling to the absurdity of organized chaos, but face it. Messy is messy, and it’s probably not helping you.

Think about it. When you start envisioning your dream. You create vision boards. You adapt a single-minded focus, and you approach all of your work with your vision in mind.

You gain leverage when your vision solves a real problem that saves others time, or helps them see the world in a new way.

Do the difficult work that brings your vision to life. Contact the people. Build the connections. Edit the pages. Start over, if you need to. But most importantly, do the work, bit by bit, piece by piece.

There is a dark tunnel begging for the light of your inspiration.

There is a wasteland waiting for new life.

There is a journey to your success waiting to begin.

Clean your desk then start with a blank page. Release your thoughts by writing them down. Examine your musings then connect the dots. Our minds are complex, our visions have meaning, and clarity of mind and space is priceless.

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I hope you had a safe and restful holiday week. In my house, the festivities continue through the New Year. It places a strain on my introversion, but family and friends make the days much more meaningful. There’s a thousand new stories and million new things to learn about everyone. Sending abundance and blessings to you all. Happy Holidays!

Driving Attention

There is beauty in your goal and your mission. There is worthiness in your ambition. There is a journey that led you to build your dream.

As we market our vision, we seek the latest hacks and shortcuts that will drive traffic to our sites. We pay for attention. We jump into the latest trends. We seek gurus. We take our online courses. We learn, “The journey is reward.”

Although our focus may be engagement and conversion, the most telling metric of any endeavor cannot be quantified. The unique metrics are the questions you answer in your posting. Did you share your experience? Did you remind your clients why you started your business? Did you tell them why you paint each week? Did tell them why design is the only thing that keeps you up at night and you love every minute of it?

When you talk about your WHY, you dawn on something unique. You discover your true focus. You finally create something click-worthy. You tell a story.

Photo by @productschool

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Things are shaping up with my webseries and edits on my narratives are still ongoing. I always find a way to create no matter how busy I get. Little by little, everything keeps coming together. Tell someone that matters that you love them, and stay focused on LOVE and your awesome work. Peace and Blessings!

Searching for Success

On our day to day journey, we encounter the stumbling blocks of achieving success. There is a ringing phone, there is our obsession with social media, and the relentless mental pressure of uncertainty.

On the flipside, there are the highs of the journey. It’s like waiting in line for a roller coaster. We wait in line for hours then the thrill and exhilaration finally becomes reality when we take the ride on the roller-coaster.

The paradox of both extremes is, no matter the high or low, we inevitably return to the center of the continuum. This is the silent place, the crossroads, the blank page that is the pathway to Art.

We are lucky that life isn’t two sided. Our journey isn’t just the highs and lows. We spend much more time in the middle than at the extremes.

This is why I get excited at the prospect of a blank page. I see the opportunity for creation, but the page, whether blank or filled, is the work of Art it is meant to be.

In our Art, we have the same opportunity. We can value reaching the top, or we can realize, on the continuum of success, the state of perfection is most likely the center not the extremes.

Credits: Photo by Thought Catalog

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P.S. I’m still editing my webseries. This is no joke. I see why film industry folks have very specific jobs. Everything involving film or a webshow is a full-time gig. I salute their work! Likewise, my notebook is loving the plot twists as I continue to draft my next book, A Mother’s Song. Peace and Blessing with your Art! Stay focused and clear. The day is yours.

Remarkable

There is no shame in being second with Art. Art isn’t a race. Arts ending and beginning are the same: there is an idea that needs to be shared.

Sameness, on the other hand, is a race you can win. We’re usually motivated by greed, and the faster we replicate a mundane experience, the faster we cash-in and it’s over. This is good if you’re into short-term and mundane.

The true Artist recognizes the power of process and understands that creativity takes time. The Artist tests their big idea. The Artist refines their purpose and strategy. The Artist is brave enough to take the leap and ship their work, no matter the circumstance or stumbling block.

First is best for athletes and auto races. Remarkable, when it solves problems and creates an entirely different way to view the world, shifts the paradigm and offers new opportunities for the artist and the world.

Photo by Giorgio Trovato

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My next installment of Life Cycle of an UB3R Driver is live. I know you’re out there making good art. Believe in yourself and keep the love flowing.