Category Following Your Bliss

Dreams Don’t Come True – Not By Themselves Anyways

5 years. 5 Films. 5 Novels. That’s the goal, right? Well let’s see how we are doing so far. First off 2012 was an awesome year…except, I didn’t reach my goal of shooting my feature film in 2012. Not good. Frowny face. Explanation point! I did however shoot write and direct 3 short films, write […]

Build Your Reputation By Doing What You Love – 27 Minute Video!

Below is a 27-and-a-half minute presentation that I gave earlier this year at the Photography Videography Summit in Salt Lake City. Although I was speaking to photographers and videographers, the message is equally applicable to any profession or dream career. Below that is even more thoughts on the subject (think of it as extra credit). […]

Why I Feel Like Eminem

A fellow blogger, Joe Pineda, (a.k.a. The Bard of Steel) wrote an insightful article about walking the tightrope between creating shallow, meaningless art, and being egotistical and preachy. In writing this blog, I feel like I am constantly walking this tight rope, and chances are I often fall on the side of the latter extreme, […]

Art and Exercise

I believe there is a definite link between art and exercise. The purpose of this article is to tell you everything I can (in 2600 words) about that link. Get Your Art Mojo On First of all, the best way I know to break out of a slump as an artist is exercise. By slump […]

The Glory Days Begin Today

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. —Émile Coué We’ve all met people who are stuck in the “glory days.” The best part of their lives was years ago, and they only derive a sense of identity and self-contentment by reliving or talking about those days. The fallacy is that there […]

Why It Is Completely Possible to Create an Excellent Film for $500 or Less

Yesterday, I just announced my crazy-ass goal to the world of creating 5 films and 5 novels in 5 years. Today I will debunk the myth that you need money in order to create, a concept I go into detail about in my book Smashing Limits, which will be launching soon. (This applies to virtually […]

Video Blog: About “5 Years. 5 Novels. 5 Films.”

5 Years. 5 Novels. 5 Films.

I like setting big, stupidly crazy-ass goals. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because secretly I’m a megalomaniac? Maybe because life gets tedious and boring without them? Maybe because I’m f$%-ed up in the head? Whatever the reason is, on January 1, 2011 I declared publicly “2011 will be the year that people everywhere will see […]

The Inner Battle – Remembering to Live It

Lately, I’ve found that when I’ve floundered in life, it’s because I’ve found myself focusing too much of my attention to my Outer Battle, and not enough to the Inner Battle. It’s ironic that I wrote The Inner Battle less than two months ago, and yet I forget to apply it in my own life. […]

When You Know Your Purpose, Everything Changes

“When we turn pro, everything becomes simple. Our aim centers on the ordering of our days in such a way that we overcome the fears that have paralyzed us in the past.” – Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro I’ve been reading Turning Pro, the new book by Steven Pressfield, and sequel to The War of Art […]