“Artist Lessons”

Decision Heuristics

The truth is most decisions are made in the past, and we’re just continuing to follow through with them. Some of which are unconscious, set like guard rails that never allow us to go too fast, or never too far. These are our fears, our beliefs about who we are and what we’re capable of. […]


Art is Rebellion

We might take weeks, months, or years talking about making a film. Or thinking of picking up a camera and doing our first shoot. Or making our first song and hitting “publish.” And then there’s those who have put themselves on the line so consistently, in such raw form that we marvel at what they […]


A mirror for your growth

  The dirty secret of the startup industry is… It’s an emotional roller coaster, with yourself. Starting and running a company, launching a creative project, changing careers… these take a massive emotional toll. I’ve been there. I bootstrapped a company at 23, hitting $1M in revenue… and then got shingles at 26 from stress. Which […]


Action vs. Reaction

  The way to get more done isn’t to add more hours. Or insert “x” new productivity hack into your life. It is to stay free from the time commitments and interests of others. To avoid being swept up into the sea of expectations and interests. Each day, we function from one or two places. […]


Change Happens

As water is pulled up into the atmosphere and cooled, upon reaching the right conditions, the cloud begins to rain… In heating a pot on the stove, at a certain point, the conditions create boiling. If dust is inhaled and you look at a bright light your body triggers a sneeze. Conditions which find the […]


Escondido

Do we need more stuff? I just got back from a long weekend in Escondido, staying in the above-pictured mansion. When you split a place with 11 people in an Airbnb you can live like a king for the price of a hotel. I woke up standing on a balcony overlooking a lake, mountains and […]


Becoming Genius

  I’m not sure why new people continue to join this list, or where they are coming from. But maybe it is the simple idea that far too many things in this world are telling you what to do, instead of how to be. There is nothing that you can simply do that will bring […]


no agenda with James Clear

  I want to know more. We see apps, websites, podcasts, books etc. launch online and they all seem to be this incredibly polished, finished product. The truth is, there was a lot that went into their creation. So I’m making a place to share all of the first drafts, inspiration, philosophy, tools behind the […]


“I Kill My Own Ideas, Why?”

  “I often kill off my own ideas before I even give them a real chance, why?” I had someone ask me this today, and I think it’s a common issue for most people. What’s common is the pressure we put on an idea to be the “right” one before we even start. We want […]


2018 Superpowers

The greatest skill of 2018 is Discernment. Fake news, Fake Science, Real News, Real Science… What the hell is going on out there? Every day we turn on streams of other people’s thoughts. These streams of minds are coming out of your radio, your Twitter feed, your Facebook timeline and it’s filled with positivity or […]