The Lies of Sleepless Productivity

The Lies of Sleepless Productivity

As a long-time night owl, I’ve gotten a lot of creative work done at midnight or later. This led me to believe for years that it was my golden hour, and I began to look forward to staying up and seeing what I could create. But what if the productivity bump we...
A Return To The Raw

A Return To The Raw

A friend posted something on Facebook this week that stuck with me, resonating with how I’ve been feeling. The image basically said, “Sometimes you feel like you’re buried, but you’re really being planted. There’s an opportunity to grow...
The Carrot, The Stick, and The Collaborative Spirit

The Carrot, The Stick, and The Collaborative Spirit

One of the greater challenges when things get tight is to keep living in the moment. Otherwise life becomes a series of future dates: due dates for bills, rent/mortgage, and when you expect paychecks. When we fall into this trap each day becomes living for those days...
The Disconnect In Meaning With Platitudes

The Disconnect In Meaning With Platitudes

Those old sayings that keep getting repeated because they bestow wisdom – how much wisdom do they actually contain? Quite often I’ve seen where the “conventional” meaning of a saying is pretty clear through context and repetition, but if used...
Do The Work, Don.

Do The Work, Don.

Work smarter, not harder — the worst advice ever given, said Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on a recent podcast with Lewis Howes. As a piece of advice I’ve lived by for so long I was shaken and immensely curious for his explanation. I’ll recap a key part of it...