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  • “If you’re rejected 90% of the time, you’re actually incredibly successful.” (9/30/2015) - A few hours after I interviewed artist Eric Wert, he emailed this to me: “Since we spoke, I’ve been hit with anxiety in a way that I haven’t felt for quite a while. I think I realized that one of the ways the I deal with anxiety is just to stay too busy to think […]
  • Dealing with Fear an Anxiety at Mid-Career (9/25/2015) - In my guest post at Writer Unboxed today, I dig into the topic of the silent crisis many creatives face at mid-career. Amidst success, their days are filled with fear, anxiety, depression, and shame. Their self-worth becomes too closely tied to their work, and to protect their reputation, they hide what they are going through. […]
  • This is a big deal for me… (9/18/2015) - Something happened this week that is a big deal for me. An article I wrote — “Searching for Tim Cook’s Energy Bar” — was featured on 99u.com. It would mean a lot to me if you could check it out, and if you enjoy it, share it with others: http://99u.com/articles/51741/searching-for-tim-cooks-energy-bar This such a big deal for me for […]
  • Why hiring a team has changed everything about how I work (and how you can consider hiring one for yourself) (9/11/2015) - My days are profoundly different now that I have a team. Five years ago, I launched WeGrowMedia, loving the efficiency of “doing it all,” working where I wanted, and when I wanted. Last year, I decided to make a big change. I realized that I need to take the next step and turn WeGrowMedia into […]
  • Let me show you how to create your own email newsletter… (9/4/2015) - My email newsletter is the essential ingredient that allowed me to establish my company, work on my own, and spend my days focused on helping other creative professionals. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to launch WeGrowMedia. Period. As I study other successful creatives, and work side-by-side with some of them, I have become […]
  • Contest: Let Me Build Your Email Newsletter For You! (8/31/2015) - To celebrate the coming of Fall and a new season, I’m doing something fun, and I’d love for you to be a part of it. I am offering the chance for you to have me design and build your email newsletter for you! Perhaps you’ve heard that email newsletters are a powerful way to develop […]
  • How to Become a Bestselling, Full-Time Novelist — It’s SO Easy! (8/30/2015) - Since I teach a lot of online courses, I tend to seek out and study other online training offers. These may be blog posts, courses, webinars, workshops, conferences, and so much else. Many of these appear to be very high quality, full of value. But it’s also not uncommon for me to see: People selling […]
  • 6 Reasons I Am Pushing Myself Outside of My Comfort Zone With Creative Side Projects (8/21/2015) - This month I have worked on two side projects for large creative agencies in New York City. Today I want to reflect on: The value of working on side projects. What I learned from these creative professionals in the process. The companies were: J. Walter Thompson: Founded in 1864, with a rich history in advertising […]
  • This isn’t easy (8/13/2015) - So my team and I have been trying to figure out how to use Facebook ads effectively, and this past week, we gave up. But perhaps not for the reason you think. YES, we did find it difficult to identify a campaign that met our goals. I have been studying others doing a similar thing, […]
  • Want To Do More Creative Work? Focus On Your Support System. (8/6/2015) - How do you get more creative work done? This is a topic I obsess about — helping creative professionals find a way to do more of the work they love. Today, I want to share three examples of what this looks like, and how it is often counterintuitive. FOCUS ON YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM, NOT HACKS, […]