Need A Vacation?

If you see a yacht at sea, maybe you do.

Have you found your inspiration?

Maybe you don’t need a motivational quote to get inspired. Maybe what you need is overcoming the fear of acting upon it, or overcoming self-doubt. It has been a mix of all of the above. After the painful experience of finding myself forced into starting over, and overcoming the depression that followed, these words are […]

It’s A Great Day To Start Something Big

This year is the first time in my life I’m using the start of the new year as a milestone to reinvent my life. After a sobering disastrous 2014 I let myself fall down a nasty spirally rut of negativism. It’s amazing what few negative thoughts, repeated, can have us believe. Yet I could not […]

How Far Can You Go?

How do you know if you have a little more left in you? You push harder. How can you tell if “you’ve gone too far”? Something breaks. Therein lies the conundrum: fear of breaking something –a bone, equipment, emotionally– can stop us one step short of our greatest successes. But we don’t always break. We’re, […]

Gustave Flaubert On Being Orderly

The horribly misnamed “conventional wisdom” dictates creative work, or the creative worker, is inevitably disorganized. It’s widely accepted superstition. True, creative work can be chaotic, but organization is what allows us to deliver. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work” – Gustave Flaubert   […]

About Making Decisions

It has now been a week since I parted ways with a profitable business, after spending almost two years building it (read more about it here). I came across this quote earlier this week and I think it resonated with me because of what’s going on in my life. I don’t usually care for quotes […]

Starting Over

Today is the first day of my new “unemployment”. Earlier this week I signed away the business I had been building since 2012. Chalk it up to the ol’ “incompatible business partners” with a little burnout thrown in, but the reality is that somewhere in the madness that is building a fast-growing, successful digital agency, […]