Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

After an inspiration from one of the authors you’ll read about soon, I’ve made my first ever book list. I read a lot of books in 2015. These are the best ones of the pack, most of which are Business and Self-Help books with a few biographies and memoirs. There are affiliate links presented here …

How To Overcome The #1 Challenge You Face Today

How To Overcome The #1 Challenge You Face Today

The Biggest Challenge Every Musician & Entrepreneur Faces revolves around the same thing. Most of us who go from working for someone else to working for ourselves, or starting our own projects struggle with the early building process because we don’t identify 2 foundation elements to our projects. These 2 elements determine how we keep …

How To Avoid Being An Artistic Scrooge This Christmas

How To Avoid Being An Artistic Scrooge This Christmas

When you see the name Scrooge, do you instantly think of a crabby, bitter old man who not only hates Christmas but also hates people? That’s the common interpretation of Scrooge. The other common thought about Scrooge is that someone with that reference only cares about money and is predominately greedy by nature. I hope …

Learning The Careful Dance Between Emotions And Logic

Learning The Careful Dance Between Emotions And Logic

It can be hard to know whether you give your emotions or your logic more power. How often do you make decisions that, in hindsight, were led more by what you felt in the moment than what made sense in the grand scheme of things? Do you find yourself led more by your emotions or …

Why Milestones Are How We Reach Our Dreams

Why Milestones Are How We Reach Our Dreams

Vision. Milestones. Perspective. Looking forward to the future and doing a combination of goal-setting and forecasting of what lies ahead, taking into account outside influences and things you have absolutely no control over. Looking at the big picture and the future of what lies ahead, combined with the aforementioned goal setting, is one of my …

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung embodies everything you can imagine for a DIY artist. She is a musician, actress, music teacher, and practitioner of the golden rule. Her songwriting is comparable to that of Regina Spektor in how she takes common, everyday elements and pieces them together to tell a much bigger story. Her song Black Dress/White Dress …

Learn Community Building From The Beach

Learn Community Building From The Beach

My wife and I returned from a much needed vacation recently that took us to the Caribbean. In our hustle-and-bustle of self-employment, we hadn’t taken much time to be with each other and had started to feel the connection that we’ve had lose some of its strength. So, after months of planning, Mrs. Smith and …

The DIY Artist Route & You Episode 6: Liza Wisner

The DIY Artist Route & You Episode 6: Liza Wisner

The DIY Artist Route & You series continues with a colleague who I’m becoming better associated and friends with, Liza Wisner. Liza is an amazing and passionate entrepreneur with a heart for helping to build strong communities where education and opportunity are available to everyone. I first was introduced to Liza as a radio guest …

The Art Of Asking Is Community Building Manifesto

The Art Of Asking Is Community Building Manifesto

I’ve known the name Amanda Palmer for several years. I’ve known some of the music of Amanda Palmer for about the same amount of time. But after viewing her Ted Talk from 2013, I had to read her book The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Helpbecause her talk …

Why Having The Right Attitude Is The Key To Success

We tend to think of the elusive thing called “success” in loose terms. Money. Acclaim. Notoriety. Fame. In a holistic sense, success can be defined as freedom in every area of your life from finances to relationships, business to fun. What is your attitude on success? If you find yourself in a place of comparing …