Category Philosophizing

Predestination – Coming Soon to a Film Festival Near You

It’s not without irony that I find myself, in the midst of making a film about existential crisis, in an “edit-stential crisis.” I’ve got about 5 or 6 versions edited, all of which I like, but I can’t decide which route I want to go. It’s a real Kierkegaardian Either/Or dilemma. Predestination explores the concepts […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Does It Mean To Follow Your Passions? [Part 2: Five Ways To Be Courageous]

Almost a month ago, I posted an article, What Does It Mean To Follow Your Passions? Part 1 (of a three-part series). In it, I used some pretty extreme examples including sex and chocolate cake. (Why does that remind me of so-called “Better-Than-Sex Cake” and how ridiculous a name that is? Sorry, the Mind Monkeys […]

The Inner Battle: How To Win Every Day – Free eBook

My readers have been so good to me, I decided to give something back. I’ve made The Inner Battle: How To Win Every Day, a free download. The Inner Battle is the shortest, and hopefully the most important ebook you’ll ever read. When lived, it will give you the courage to win your inner battles […]

The Self-Sabotaging Word “Aspiring”

What do you dream of doing? Writing? Filmmaking? Painting? Theatre? Well stop dreaming, and just do it. That’s the message of Jeff Goin’s You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One). If you haven’t head of Jeff Goins, I recommend checking out his blog. He’s got a lot of cool stuff on there and a free […]