Hey there. I’m Brian Watkins.
Writer, Youtuber, Tech Enthusiast.
I blog about how technology changes the way we communicate and live, as well as finding inspiration in art and work alike. Stimulating a conversation is a huge reward, and if my journey can be useful to others, all the better.
This is my personal blog, where I largely talk about projects I’m working on, commentary on the digital space, and self development stuff. In the latter case, it’s often sharing tidbits from my own journey in the hopes that they are useful to someone else with similar aims without being preachy or hypey.
I started this blog as a creative outlet and platform to share some of my work. But over the years it’s grown into part creative space, part business site related to who I am as a professional. I’ve always believed that no matter where you work or what you’re working on, it shouldn’t be what defines you. One should always be developing oneself.
Having floated between agencies and being a solopreneur, having a consistent place to hang my hat online has allowed for unbroken momentum putting myself out there.
What do you get when you put someone in charge who has no clue how to do the jobs of anyone below him or her? Chaos. Accidental wins.
Staying up late to get things done costs more than we think — benefits quickly offset by surprising drawbacks borne from things we tell ourselves.
…the fact that I’ve fallen woefully out of balance with the artistic side of myself has recently been suffocating. Like many things, a discomfort we’ve gotten used to becomes invisible until it chokes the life out of us.
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...
Tales of powerful heroes are entertaining, inspiring, and timeless. Our modern superheroes are essentially a retelling of old folklore and mythology. We might explain more of it away with science now, e.g. the reasons Bruce Banner became the Hulk, but at its center...