There’s a river born to be a giver
Keep you warm won’t let you shiver
His heart is never gonna wither
Come on everybody time to deliver.
You’ve got to give what’s in you.
Don’t know what’s in you? Think you have 100% nothing to give?
That’s a lie from hell.
And I’m 100% serious.
You’ve got something in you. It’s something that’s begging to get out.
The words you’re reading right now might make you itch. Not the scratchable kind. An itch in your gut. In that place where it aches when something sad or beautiful happens.
Continue reading “Give it Away Now”
Yes to joy. No to complaints. Reap contentment.
Yes to creating. No to excuses. Reap momentum.
Yes to community. No to isolation. Reap connection.
Continue reading “The Power of One Decision”
[box options]Side note… Today I’m guest posting on Michael Perkins’ amazingly creative blog The Handwritten. You’ll want to check out Michael’s take on simple, honest blogging. It’s like eating decadent desert without the calories. [/box]
There’s a secret to joining a creative community.
“I don’t like the word ‘community.’ Sounds needy and I’ve had enough of co-dependency,” you may say.
“I’m an artist, Andrew. I lock myself away in a room and think about my feelings for hours on end. I’m just fine without a creative community.”
“I’m not comfortable calling myself ‘creative,’ so how would I fit in with people who really are creative?”
Who is that talking?
What is keeping you from connecting?
Why do you feel the opposition to connecting with other creatives?
Continue reading “The Secret to Connecting with Your Creative Community”
Create or curate?
When I think of a ‘curator’ I think of an intelligent (but bland) guy wearing his one and only Brooks Brothers suit to a museum to look at old things and make sure those old things are in tip top shape.
Continue reading “Curate, Create, Klout and the Evils of Pinterest”