Creative Life

/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|Categories: Career, Philosophy, Society|

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 [...]

Welcome to Genius Types, “Creative Life & Productivity”

By | September 9th, 2014|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Philosophy|

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|Categories: Creative Life, Observations, Philosophy|

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 [...]

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

By | October 25th, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Film Making, The Arts|Tags: , , |

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.

Are You a Conformist or an Anti-Conformist Conformist?

By | September 24th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Critical Thinking, Observations, Philosophy|Tags: , , , |

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