Big Ideas & Books & Brands
You can transform your best ideas for a better world into a business, brand, book, podcast, and platform. This collection introduces you to ways to face and finesse – instead of fight or flee from – the inevitable challenges to do so.
Intensity Not Relaxation Inspires Creative Courage
“It was clear…that what kept [top performers in flow] motivated was the quality of experience they felt when they were involved with the activity. This feeling didn’t come when they were relaxing, when they were taking drugs or alcohol, or…
Your mind is vast. Love & use all of it.
Those dualities – mind/gut, heart/mind, head/body – don’t really make sense. Unfortunately, these well-intended admonitions can create civil wars within your mind. I’ve witnessed those wars over and over again in the people with whom I’ve worked and talked with.
Buzzing stories versus your Brave Story
And I wrote every day. Because I had to. Because it burned in me. Because we just don’t have much time. Because the Waiting Room is not a place to live. Because the Waiting Room is a place where something…
No easy promises to write a brave new story
Easy promises to write a book actually can destroy your self-confidence.
Is Obsessive Genius Your Model for Mastery?
The models of mastery that show all-or-nothing obsession are, I think, incomplete, inaccurate, and not useful for most of us business artists. What we hunger after, what we find so captivating, I think, in these stories and images of obsessive…
Practicing excellence & flow is not a privilege
In this disrupted economy rich with entrepreneurial king and queen makers, it’s tempting to slip into some fantasy, really a siren’s call, of luxury and easy routes and comfort.