Change is weird and not at all comfortable, and, therefore, not what I'm about. But there are times in our lives where we do have to face changes head-on. I think I am at one of those times now.
The Plan When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I … Continue reading When Plans Don’t Work Out
Don't slog through a book that isn't going to enrich your life just to say you read it. Nothing is going to magically give you your time back once you finish it, so don't waste your time.
Real Ones Do Real Things I love Shea Serrano. The guy has such a way with words, and he uses them for a mission. As much as I love Shea's writing, his tweets are just as gold. He doesn't have a HUGE following - around 262K followers - but they are some of the most … Continue reading New Year, January 2019 – Let’s GO.
Our lives overload us with a problem of 'too'. We're overwhelmed with too many choices, too many distractions, leaving us with too little time.
Let's drop the comparison game, folks. Their 'best' does not dictate your value We are all amazing in our own ways. Comparing our value to others does not increase anyone's value, it diminishes our ability to do good things. It wastes energy. Comparing has been a trap for me. I acknowledge that. And comparing myself … Continue reading Moving from “Better Than” to “Great”
I was talking with my friend Chamberlain recently, and it centered around our struggles with Anxiety. And he was talking about how things 1, 2, and 3 were causing him anxiety. And something immediately came to mind. These things - whether they be relational, emotional, career-based tensions and stresses - aren't what causes anxiety. They … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.
Here's a video Mandi Lynn released recently on how to format your book into an ebook format for various different online shops, and it is super easy.
There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
Austin Kleon is my favorite. I don't hide this very well. https://twitter.com/robfike/status/1024352664744865792 He has produced several books that have changed my life as an artist and creator for the better. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work are really why I talk at all about my craft to begin with. It gave me license … Continue reading Active Reading in the Margins