Creative Life

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

How to Be an Artist and Still Eat

By | June 1st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career|

The theme of Genius Types is the balance of Creative Life and Online Income. The idea grew from a struggle to reconcile the competing creative and practical forces of my personality in my twenties. I was known as both an artist and an entrepreneur in junior high and high school. My dual passions for art [...]

The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass

By | April 26th, 2007|Categories: Observations|

Every time I catch the scent of freshly cut grass, no matter where I am, my life pauses for a moment as I transport back to one of my favorite places and feelings of all time... I used to have a lawn mowing business in high school where I spent countless hours gliding over lawns [...]

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By | April 24th, 2007|Categories: Achievement, Creative Career, Film Making, Personal Productivity|

Most people are scared of competition. They see the world's population exploding at over 6 1/2 billion people and think that they will never have a chance. Every year, the competition's getting stiffer. More and more investors are battling over real estate, more and more bloggers are battling over cyberspace, and more and more film-makers [...]

Learn to Play Guitar Online

By | April 18th, 2007|Categories: Music|

One of the countless gifts the internet has given us is the ability to teach ourselves. I picked up a guitar for the first time about ten years ago, and was able to teach myself through resources on the web. If you're interested in learning to play guitar, the internet is waiting to take you [...]

Ten Reasons I Love XM Satellite Radio

By | April 11th, 2007|Categories: Music|

There is no product that improves the quality of my life for as little money as my XM Satellite Radio. Scan the archives of this blog and you'll find that I don't endorse products unless I'm absolutely convinced that my readers will benefit from my recommendation. If you don't already subscribe to XM you should [...]

Become a Critical Thinker

By | March 30th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Critical Thinking, Philosophy|

Are you a critical thinker? Answering this question is a lot harder than you might think. Everyone believes they are from within their own paradigm, but true critical thinkers are few and far between. Difference of Opinion The growing divide in American politics is evidence of a decline in critical thinking. Critical thinkers don't always [...]

Leadership Lessons From a First-Time Movie Producer

By | March 21st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Entrepreneurship, Film Making, Leadership|

I just returned from the South by Soutwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas where I spent the week as a producer for a movie that followed the festival. Allthough I have worked in many facets of film production before, this was the first time that I actually got a producer credit. I've [...]

The Artist’s Dilemma

By | March 6th, 2007|Categories: Creative Career|

Since the beginning of time, creative types have struggled with a paradox. If you are an artist, deep down you want to pursue the passion of your genius. You want to create the purest representation possible of your soul and share it with all who will notice. The further you get from your heart, the [...]

Why I Blog

By | February 20th, 2007|Categories: Blogging, Creative Life|

Gleb Reys of Personal Development Ideas tagged me today in the blog meme that is sweeping the world. Thanks Gleb! His article Why I Blog was a result of being tagged by Edward Mills from Evolving Times in his article Why I Blog. I commented on Gleb's post that he really took the pressure off [...]