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  • I’m changing how I work (11/20/2015) - Today I want to talk about the way I’m changing how I work, and how this change is a direct response to the challenges many of you face, and the goals you hope to achieve. The Two Things Standing in Your Way The other week, I asked my email subscribers what their biggest creative fear […]
  • What is your greatest hope for your work? (11/6/2015) - I have two simple questions today, and I would love for you to email me and let me know: What is your biggest fear regarding your creative work in 2016? What is your greatest hope for it? Please email me at dan@wegrowmedia.com with your answers. I will kick this off by answering the questions myself […]
  • To do great work: embrace your limits (10/30/2015) - Heads up: there are just a handful of spots left in my mastermind group that begins on November 4th. Join me and a group of creative professionals to move your career to the next level. More info and registration here. Onto today’s post… Great art requires limitations. Too little time. The wrong materials. Ideas that […]
  • Join me in the WeGrowMedia Mastermind (10/23/2015) - I’m offering a rare opportunity to engage with me personally through an 8-week mastermind program that will focus your creative business for success in 2016. Every year I go through a system of analysis that serves as the backbone for my company, WeGrowMedia. This is now a five-year-old venture, and each year it has been […]
  • Copying Others and Failing vs. Forging Your Own Path (10/23/2015) - My most recent guest post on WriterUnboxed focuses on how difficult the path to success for creatives really is, and makes the following point: Spend less time reacting to other people’s expectations, and instead, become great at something that no one else even thought of. The post shares two compelling examples of this. Read it […]
  • How cupcakes and art can teach you to better engage your audience (10/16/2015) - Like you, I wake up every day dreaming of how to connect the vision for my work to those who will care deeply about it. (Thank you, by the way, for being one of those people.) I hear from writers and creative professionals every day about their challenges in connecting their work to an audience. […]
  • Find those who will love your work (10/9/2015) - My newest course begins next week. It’s called Find & Engage, and is focused on helping creative people create clarity around who their ideal audience is, and how to best reach them. (Please consider checking it out or telling a friend — deadline to register is Monday.) The topic of finding and engaging a readership […]
  • “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 […]