Love: Before & After

Life often takes the form of a two-fold battle: Learning to love yourself enough to pursue your dreams even when others hate you for it. Learning to love yourself again after you’ve pursued your dreams, failed to realize them, and lost your pride in the process. Self-love: Sometimes we need it in order to be… Continue reading Love: Before & After

What it Really Takes to be Creative

I recently wrote a post for Medium entitled Creativity isn’t Sexy. Creativity is about Creating. In that post, I discussed one of the biggest myths about creativity that prevents many would-be artists from doing the work they so deeply desire to do. Since publishing that article, one of the producers from Cliff Central contacted me… Continue reading What it Really Takes to be Creative

The irony of obsessing over what works…

… is that it usually leads to the very opposite of actual work. People who wait on guarantees rarely ever get started. People who act on their interests, even when they act imperfectly or unsuccessfully, end up doing things that result in a greater sense of confidence and creativity. Moving in the direction of what… Continue reading The irony of obsessing over what works…

A Lesson From Michael Jordan on Being Too Good To Be Ignored

This week on the Praxis Blog, I wrote an article entitled¬†Failure, Rejection, & The Myth of Overlooked Genius. In this post, I analyze the misconception that success stories are mostly about geniuses whose talent went overlooked until, through persistence and self-belief, those geniuses finally found someone who could see their true value. I observe: Valuable… Continue reading A Lesson From Michael Jordan on Being Too Good To Be Ignored

Failure is an Intelligence Test

Failure is the key to success, but as with any other key, it wont take you anywhere unless you consciously and creatively use it to open the right doors. This week, on the Praxis Blog, I discuss my thoughts on failure and why it’s important for us to learn how to fail intelligently. To read… Continue reading Failure is an Intelligence Test