Discipline Makes Life Easier

Last night I attended a Ben Folds concert in NYC with my wife for our 10 year anniversary. We got the big ol‘ VIP package which gave us time with Ben before the show where he read from his new book and did a short Q&A. One unexpected comment came from that Q&A, that “discipline …

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Creating Demand

Can you actually create demand? Can you inject a desire into another person to the point of taking action, such as buying your art, coming to your show, investing in your movie, or signing you as a client? No. I don’t think you can. You can only respond to demand. That goes for you as …

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Ideas Vs. Execution

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This is an exerpt from my new book The Craftsman Creative Manifesto. You can preorder your copy using the link at the end of the post. A family member of mine likes to tell the story of how she came up with the ideas for pull-ups. You know, the diapers that you can pull up …

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Build Assets That Compound

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This post is an exerpt from my new book, The Craftsman Creative Manifesto. You can get a copy for yourself using the link at the bottom of the page. This lesson took me a long, long time to learn. As soon as I realized what I’d been doing compared to what I could have been …

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What It Takes To Become An Entrepreneur

I write this late at night, laying in a hammock strung between two incredible trees. And I had this thought. Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot like what it takes for a seed to become a tree. A seed starts the process when planted. It has no idea what it is going to look like …

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(Re)Building a Business

The last few weeks have been quiet here on the olde blogg. Two weeks ago we had a big video project that spanned 3 days and about 35 interviews, on top of the conference that I attended which is what I last wrote about.

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Work/Work Balance

At the beginning of this year, our company went through about a 2 month drought after a client bailed on a project that had already started. We were counting on another $30,000 coming into the company between December and February.

It still hasn’t shown up.

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