Creative Life

Having to do with proactively engineering your life experience. Once you’ve taken care of your practical side, what are you going to do?

Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

By |February 4th, 2015|

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…

…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…

…just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something better in […]

What’s Your Poker Strategy For Life & Dating? 

By |September 24th, 2014|

Playing poker is in some ways a microcosm of life. Your strategy will often determine whether you succeed or fail. In poker (as well as in life), there are four basic types of players based on level of aggression and frequency of play.

Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

By |September 9th, 2014|

I started this blog in 2006 as a young entrepreneur who was looking for something more creative than the typical American life of 50-60 hour work weeks, skipping vacations to move up, and not hoping to see & enjoy the world until I was too old to do so. It’s amazing how much my perspective […]

What is a Genius Type?

By |August 11th, 2014|

A Genius Type is when artist meets entrepreneur.

It’s not a statement of how “smart” you are, because intelligence is an out-dated understanding of mental capacity and besides… grit and perseverance beats talent every time.

A Genius Type sees the world differently than most, and often seems brilliant. But, perplexingly, the same mind is capable of […]

I Prefer to Work with People Who Played Team Sports

By |December 10th, 2007|

A few years ago, I came to the realization that just about all of my close friends and everyone that I really "clicked" with in the professional world had played some form of team sports when they were a kid.

Five Ways I Stay Connected, Informed, and Entertained Without Cable TV

By |November 16th, 2007|

A couple years ago, I decided to cut out Cable TV for a couple of reasons: First, we were trying to get out of debt and we decided that at over $1000 a year, cable was a luxury we could live without.

Directors Direct and Writers Write :: How Creative People get Stuck on Other People’s Career Paths.

By |October 25th, 2007|

When I got my first movie job, It was like my own private film school. Our million dollar film starring Gary Busey set up shop in a residential rental house. We painted the walls and packed it full of desks to create our own low-budget indie production office. But the thing that fascinated me the most was the division of labor.

The King of Recovery

By |October 9th, 2007|

I’m the king of recovery.

Depending on your point of view, it’s either a skill or deficiency; but it certainly strikes both fear and elation into the lives of those who are paying attention.

Are You a Conformist or an Anti-Conformist Conformist?

By |September 24th, 2007|

The most ancient social duality is the tendency of humans to split into one of two groups: The Conformists or The Anti-Conformist Conformists.

The Hollywood Rules, What You Must Know to Make it in the Film Industry

By |September 18th, 2007|

Hollywood is said to be a closed enterprise; an elite fraternity with lavish rewards only accessible through nepotism, wealth, or sheer luck.