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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Principles Of Writing, Publishing, And Launching Your Book

Everything I Know About The Process Of Becoming A Self-published Author In early 2017 I started working on writing the self-help book that I wished existed but I had yet to find: a non-fiction novel based on the principles contained in The Book of Mormon. If you’re not familiar, those, like myself, of the LDS …

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Why You Should Ask “Who Benefits?”

Cui Bono? is a latin phrase that translates to who stands to gain? or for whose benefit? I’ve heard it tossed around in political conversations lately, as a reminder to think about the motivations of those involved in a given situation. I think there’s an application for this phrase in our work as creators. I …

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Fighting “The Resistance” While Traveling

The “resistance” has reared it’s ugly head on this most recent trip to Italy. My wife booked a wedding out here in Rome last year so we’ve been looking forward to it for a while, and decided to extend the trip into a 2 week Italy/Barcelona excursion. So far it’s been cold but hasn’t disappointed in …

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Real Work – Steven Pressfield

Real work and real satisfaction come from the opposite of what the web provides. They come from going deep into something—the book you’re writing, the album, the movie—and staying there for a long, long time. ~Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield is a favorite author of mine. He’s the one who brought us the idea of “the …

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The Resistance Is Real

Guys. The resistance. It’s real.   Two days ago I parted ways with my business that I’ve been running for about 10 years now. The moments and days that have followed have me realizing that my options are infinite. That feeling is equal parts motivating and crippling.    If you can do anything you want, …

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