One Thing

I was revisiting my notes and comments on Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book The One Thing this weekend. One thing stood out (see what I did there?) – how easy it is to forget things that we read, or the notes we take, or the ideas we have. If we don’t capture the notes …

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Two Paths

You can’t drive on two different roads at the same time. You can’t walk two different paths, let alone two that are heading to different destinations. You certainly can’t walk three, or four, or more. The principle is the same for our creative projects. Somehow, Derek Sivers is coming out with three, THREE books this …

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Principles and Application

Charles Haanel in his book The Master Key System said, The only value of any principle is in its application. I’ve been studying principles over the last few years, and can attest that knowledge of them doesn’t move the needle at all. Putting them into action is where it’s at. Knowing that writing every day …

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We Are What We Pretend To Be

The quote “we are what we pretend to be” comes from Kurt Vonnegut. Who we are, what we do, it’s all a choice. The same principle surfaced in my Twitter timeline this week from writer/director Christopher McQuarrie: Whatever it is you want to become, be it now. For most of us creatives, there’s nothing stopping …

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It Should Just Be Dead Simple

We often think that only complicated plans are valid plans. To launch a new website, we have to have the perfect design. Not to mention the corresponding logo, tagline, business name, font, color palette, t-shirt, office space, etc., rather than doing the thing we set out to do: launch a website. Rather than writing 1,000 …

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