When you look at the world as more than bottom lines and growth strategies you arrive at the true opportunities.
True opportunities offer space to create with abundance and share meaning beyond economics.
Work beyond the most common strategies and find a way to connect with the people you serve on a deeper level. Moving beyond the numbers and the surface level interaction offers true opportunities for growth.
Believing in yourself is the key to achieving your greatest accomplishments.
Writing has always been my deepest passion, and I don’t feel right if I’m not scribbling words onto a sheet of paper.
For me, it’s always been the thrill of crafting a new story or sharing a dream with others that has driven me to write.
I didn’t have to be perceived as the best at it or the best at grammar and punctuation to continue this calling. What mattered most was that the voice and visions deep inside me had life.
Giving voice to and applying action to your deepest passion is the greatest tool you have on the journey of self-development. Keep building and keep expanding your story on your path to journey to greatness.
P.S. My web series is finally live and I’ve got a new story on my portfolio site. Keep working on your vision. Keep building day by day.
Your mornings belong to you.
Today may be the perfect day to set the tone for the rest of your week.
Clear the clutter and start your day with a meeting with yourself, two-hours of interrupted time for your art, or creating a list of pros and cons for your goals.
Don’t think about it. Get up and do it.
Taking power over your schedule is one of the most significant steps toward achieving your goals.
Often, there is an ongoing battle between our obligations and and time for our art. And sometimes, the obligations win. They stress us out. They can force us into a creative funk.
Luckily, you run your calendar. Invert your day, schedule everything, even fun. I bet you’ll find a place for your creativity.
The best satisfaction is realizing you helped someone and changed a life for the better.
Bring truth to fact the world is abundant and filled with opportunity. Make space for growth and abundance by becoming a resource, a confidant, and a teacher to your peers and audience.
Be clever and bold with your assertions and be smart with your targets and goals.
Paint the picture you see inside by letting go of extraneous obligations as you stay on the path to your best.
The day is yours. Be bold and help others as you work to achieve your very best.
Your posts and your best art originate from the light inside you. Sharing, selectively and tactfully, on your social media page or on your blog maybe the perfect hobby to clear your mind and showcase your talent for introspection.
Don’t resist the urge to connect with new people and find clarity by building new and stronger spaces for communication with your loved.
Your art is your world; create a beautiful experience and don’t let anything hold you back.
We often seek merits and accolades more than the tried and true journey of good, honest work.
It’s cool to glance into our crystal ball of expectations and wish our hardest to arrive at the pinnacle of our imaginative musings.
Visualizing can be a good strategy for conceiving your best accomplishments, but at some point, you’ll need to break-ground and clear the debris to make way for your new beginning.
Don’t settle into the notion your imagination will do the work of your hands. Connect your aspirations to your physical world and bring your best art into the world.
P.S. I’m in the final stages of getting my webseries done. The marketing phase isn’t my strongest discipline, but with a little ingenuity, I’m getting things done. I hope you’ve had a good week. Be brave; the day is yours.
A good story is always on the horizon. Your creativity and ingenuity are the keys to building the templates for action and progress on your journey.
The medium matters, I’ve noticed, I write differently based on where I am or what I’m doing. My stories manifest differently based on whether I’m on a crowded bus or in my quiet office.
Space plays an essential role in creativity and finding — or I should say, making — the time and space for creativity is essential to discovering the medium for your best work.
You may find that typing your posts on your phone during lunch is a far better alternative to clanging away at your desk and getting lost in a youtube funnel.
Experiment. Find the medium that makes you most productive and most focused. Leverage the bliss and make something beautiful.
The day is yours!
P.S. Still in the throws of webseries edits. Sometimes, it takes a lifetime to create your first project. I told my speed-it-up brigade, I want to make sure I’m proud of the content. Then I promised I’d be done soon. Have a creative Saturday. Until next week.
A storm came this week. It was a torrent of wind, air, and rain. The wind battered my windows. The thunder shook my roof. I took the time to listen until I could hear the storm in separate parts.
The wind sought a new place; its goal, to balanced its temperature. The rain followed its common pattern: ground to sky then back to ground. The lighting was simple. It sought to ground itself.
It made me think of the days where I try to do everything at once. My phone calls, my emails, my word count goals, it can be overwhelming.
To find calm amidst the chaos, breathe and listen to the distinct sounds. Not just any sound, the sounds that matter and the sounds that move you forward.
A good storm is one of the best opportunities to listen.
Photo by Nighthawk Shoots
P.S. I’m entering the endgame of video editing and entering the rough cut phase. Time to let a trusted group scrutinize the work and get it polished-up for the world. “Let’s GO!” I yell out loud. The day is yours. Go and do something amazing.
This week, I was a bit worried. I hadn’t written a word, and I was wondering if a writer’s block was building.
I had a million new ideas for stories and films, but I wasn’t writing them down, because of the more urgent tasks I had to complete each day.
I spent most of my week like this, working on the small, the finite, the urgent. I had my managerial fire extinguisher, and I was ready at a moment’s notice to rush-in and solve whatever problem manufactured by the infinite machine of problems called email.
It was the middle of the week, when a drop-everything-urgent email arrived. I glanced over at my notebook, and I realized my latest projects were stuck in the same place, and the world around me, the one of chaos, frenzy, and instant-success was receiving every bit of my time and attention.
Meanwhile, the pulse of my notebook faded, and I imagined more problems than plot twists for the worlds I built on the page.
There are times we give away our most precious assets, because of false urgency and the frenzy of quick tasks that populate our inbox. While true urgency, may be simply keeping your ship in the right direction.
Photo by Andrey Sharpilo
P.S. My latest short is live today. It’s the newest addition to my series on the crazy world of rideshare driving. I’m experimenting with romance, and it’s just as dangerous for my characters as it is for me