Sexist sells? Not anymore.

Advertising is the hardest form of storytelling. For television, in just 30 seconds, there needs to be a beginning, middle and end, all while making the brand the hero of the story. This is why advertising creatives have a long history of taking the easy way out, by relying on gender bias and sex to … Continue reading Sexist sells? Not anymore.

Why is it hard to talk about sex?

Saying you want more of something, but not be willing to talk about what “it” is, seems completely counter-intuitive. But time and again, that’s the case with sex. Why is talking about sex so hard?

Video review of “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex” by Forbes Columnist Mark Fidelman

Thank you Mark Fidelman for the GREAT and well-produced video review of my book! You nailed my intentions of “you actually might learn something!” on the head #TWSS To grab your own copy of “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex”, click here. Watch more cool Fanatics Media videos.

Reason #3 Creativity is Like Sex: Turn yourself upside down

Boy, does this come at exactly the right time #TWSS. As my last post of the year, it’s apropos that turning yourself upside down is about gaining the perspective you need to see things in a necessary and different way. I recently got a strong dose of this while visiting our dear friend Hendre Coetzee … Continue reading Reason #3 Creativity is Like Sex: Turn yourself upside down

Reason #2 Creativity is Like Sex: Sometimes you need stimulation

Anyone who has been challenged with a problem to solve and a looming deadline understands that sometimes, to really tap into your most creative self, you need a little stimulation.

Reason #1 Creativity is Like Sex: It’s harder than it looks

Create. Creating. Creativity. What does it all mean, and why do we do it? In the first chapter of my new book “21 Reasons Why Creativity is Like Sex”, I theorized that because we are taught from the earliest of ages that “creating” something was nothing short of a sacred act, we spend our lives … Continue reading Reason #1 Creativity is Like Sex: It’s harder than it looks

If you have a pulse, you certainly can.

I’ve been asked a lot since I launched my book, “What made you write a book about creativity and sex?” Well, the answer is, because not everyone believes they are creative. They think it’s something only “special” people have. But like sex, everyone can do it. Some are better at it. And when it’s done well, … Continue reading If you have a pulse, you certainly can.

The release feels so sweet

It’s finally here: My book has launched. The launch of the long-awaited (for me, anyway) “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex” book has happened, and I couldn’t be more excited. For anyone out there wondering what self-publishing a book looks like, let me paint a picture: You spend a few hundred hours researching, interviewing people, outlining, … Continue reading The release feels so sweet

It’s time for you to finally embrace your creative, SEXY self

Creativity is a passion for me, as Executive Creative Director at my company, PureMatter, and I am a long time lover of all things random, eclectic, weird, strange, serendipitous and surreal. Curiosity is strong. Little did I know, that the timing of my book launch would coincide with one of the most polarizing and confusing … Continue reading It’s time for you to finally embrace your creative, SEXY self

[PODCAST] “Why Creativity is Like Sex” interview by Dr. Jason Richardson on “Gold Medal Mindset” #GMM

Listen to Dr. Jason Richardson, Ph.D Sports Psychologist, Pan Am Gold Medalist and Mental Coach to Extreme Sports champions explores with me what it takes to have a “Gold Medal Mindset”. We talk human-to-human, creativity, buzzwords, and of course… sex  🙂 Go listen to more awesome interviews with Dr. Jason here.