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
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.
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
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.
Moms – it’s time to chill. And I’m talking about me. Life is a constant stream of crazy, so it’s time to talk me off a ledge with this advice from me, that I need to hear NOW: Your kids will still excel and be smart and surprise you. Even if you don't volunteer at … Continue reading An open letter to Moms: You’re so much more than that
Years ago, I attended a Tony Robbins seminar where myself, along with a few thousand other people, witnessed him facilitate the mental transformation of a handful of lucky attendees. For each one, at a certain point in their guided realization, Tony would declare "Ladies and Gentleman… they're CONFUSED!" This has anchored with me since, as Tony … Continue reading It’s time to spit shine my sparkle
As I'm sitting here on holiday on my pool chair on vacation, I find my mind wandering farther away from the everyday list-making and box-ticking and closer to imagining, daydreaming and quietness. It's a rare occassion, me taking a vacation that's not work-related, so this doesn't happen very often. My mind is "always on", so this … Continue reading Seeing the high layer: When do you know you’re doing enough?
Today, Travel Blogger and Huffington Post Contributor Vanessa Elizabeth posted a very honest (and well-written) perspective piece about the benefits of staying single into your 20s and 30s, and featured a list of the “23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged When You're 23”. It seems all around her, single friends are dropping like flies. … Continue reading A Post from Your Future, Vanessa: 23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged When You’re 23 (Edited by a 44-year old)
I love social media. When done well, it can deepen existing relationships, forge new ones, and entertain and delight. But does anyone else feel like it's starting to turn on itself? Mashable recently reported on the "Top Social Hoaxes of 2013" and recounted many stunts pulled by professionals meant to look like real time, real … Continue reading If a Social Media Stunt was Alone in a Forest, Would Anyone Hear it?
I've always believed that when you give your fans a gift without expecting anything in return (a sale, a Like, a Tweet, etc) they become endeared to you forever. The psychology of a sale never happens instantly, so you just have to be an ear worm until they're ready to buy. And to be an … Continue reading Brands for Humanity: Those that give, get it.