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Born to Create

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May 30, 2017

Do you ever feel like your New Year’s goals are a distant memory by the time summer arrives?

Me, too. Guilty as charged. There has been more than one summer when I’ve resigned myself to failure and said, “Eh, it’s too late now. Maybe I’ll tackle that creative project next year.”

If you can relate, I have a...


May 25, 2017

I have been dealing with depression since my late 20’s. I’m now 42, so this has been an ongoing battle with a demon that will be lurking in the shadows until I die.

A couple of months ago I went through a wave of depression that lasted for a couple of weeks. In this post, I want to share what happened and what I...


May 23, 2017

Do you ever have trouble staying motivated and productive in your creative life?

If so, you’re definitely not alone! My friend Cary recently sent me a question that expressed what many of us feel sometimes. He says:

I have plenty of blog, podcast and video ideas floating around in my head. When I actually sit down and...


May 18, 2017

Not too long ago, I was talking with a friend about the success his and his family were having. He had just received a promotion at work and a substantial bump in compensation. His wife had also gotten a new job and was making twice her former salary.

Life was going really well for them.

But I confess that the more he...


May 16, 2017

A few weeks ago I spoke to a friend about a creative opportunity. I thought I had a good shot at being accepted for it, but then my friend called me back. I was not going to be considered for the opportunity.

At first, I was hurt and a little angry. I moped around the house for a couple of days, feeling sorry for...