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  • Social media anxiety (2/10/2017) - Today I want to share practical advice on how to manage social media in order to reduce anxiety that you feel about it. I simply want you to feel empowered and intentional about social media, as opposed to overwhelmed and lost in a sea of chaos. At best, it should feel meaningful and fulfilling. I’ll […]
  • Success requires collaborators (2/3/2017) - If you have a creative vision that you hope finds an audience, I encourage you to identify collaborators that you can work with. Too often, writers and other creative professionals struggle with their craft alone. The reality: collaborators are an essential part of the creative process, and how inspired work reaches the world. Today I […]
  • My book (1/27/2017) - I’m excited to finally share details on my first book. It’s called: Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative Work and Engaging an Audience, and it will be released on March 7th. This book is the result of years of working one-on-one with creative professionals, and it takes you step-by-step through the […]
  • Creating work that matters (1/20/2017) - For the past several months, I have been writing and preparing to publish a book. At the same time, my family and I are preparing to welcome a new baby into our lives. The book is released in March and the baby arrives in April. Today, I want to talk about the process of creating […]
  • A little bit of joy (1/13/2017) - A friend of mine told me how she is expanding her art business by placing her illustrations on new products, such as notepads or mugs. But she had a concern: “I’m not inspired by making more stuff the clutter the world.” I asked her about her experiments with notepads, and she explained how people loved […]
  • Coping with negativity (1/6/2017) - Something I have been thinking about this week is how negativity clouds positivity in your creative work. Let’s say you are an author, and 1,000 things are going well for you: you have a good writing habit, you are working on publishing your book, you are slowly developing an audience, and you feel that your […]
  • What is your creative intention? (12/30/2016) - The older I get, the more often people tell me how quickly time passes. They bemoan how fast this year flew by, as if their dreams are slipping away because time is speeding up. They tell me that I will blink and my 6 year old will be 18, as if the things we care […]
  • Join me (12/16/2016) - I have 5 slots open for a personal mastermind with me, and I want to tell you about it. This is a tiny group — 15 people total — and is 100% focused on engagement (with me, and with others in the group.) It’s called the Creative Action Mastermind, and it runs from January 1st to […]
  • Finding focus to create more (12/9/2016) - If you are a writer or creative professional who works on your craft at home, I want to share my best advice on how to do so. I want to help you find more focus amidst the many distractions you face every single day. This is everything I have learned through: Working from home full-time […]
  • Invest in white space (12/1/2016) - If you want more time and energy to focus on your writing and creative work, then this post is my best advice on how to do so. Too often, we invest in things. We seek to add more to our lives, not less. We convince ourselves that this new app, this new course, this new […]