How to confront problems right away. Not later.

How to confront problems right away. Not later.

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. – J. Donald Walters

This morning I woke up and did my usual routine.

Shower. Breakfast. Coffee.

Hello to my awesome room mate(s) and out the door to my car.

Then I got in my car and saw something I wanted to just punch in the face. Well I wasn’t that…

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What we want. What they want.

What we want. What they want.

Have you ever asked to be a part of something really cool?

Then when you decide to take part, a million ideas rush to your head. You want to do this idea, that idea and a ton of other things to make it even more awesome. You suddenly think you put yourself in a position to make choices that impact everyone in the group.

You go from being a part of it to leading it.

What happened? All of a sudden…

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In search of spark.

In search of spark.

Ever feel stuck? Like you’ve just been digging and working hard for an answer? That moment of clarity you ache for when you want to just give up.

When you create you have this give and take type of workflow. You work hard for a while and then a breakthrough happens and we do great things.

That process naturally repeats itself.

Sadly I know no other way of finding spark beyond that process.

It’s…

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18 weeks to the finish line.

18 weeks to the finish line.

This year I have challenged myself to write more this year than in any other year of my life. 500 blog posts to be exact.

My pace has been steady. There are weeks where I pumped out some really great content, but then I have weeks where I struggle and feel empty with no value to share. It’s hard to write every day. It’s psychologically soothing and damaging all at the same time. I love to write,…

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People that the right attitude.

People that the right attitude.

Today… Well the last hour of work today was a bit annoying.

Things went wrong.

That was all someone saw though.

They never could see what you could learn from error. They just focus on who to blame.

We already know what happened, but what will we do about it beyond pointing fingers?

Then I read this post on medium and I snapped a screenshot and posted it here.

Everything in that screenshot is a…

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Interview - Kevin Romeo - Creative Director of Rhino Media

Interview – Kevin Romeo – Creative Director of Rhino Media

When a close friend of mine showed me the Michigan Beer Film at his place in upper Michigan,  I had a gut feeling the dudes that made it were pretty darn cool. Guess what? I was right. I saw it quite a while ago, but never took upon myself to reach out to them and make a new connection. Then, this summer I received the coolest little gift from a great friend. It was a Michigan Bottle Opener. Some…

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Aftermath and wonder.

So many small ideas spawn from single ideas.

When do you stop?

At times it can be overwhelming to choose what is that you want to do. Where you should invest the most of your time.

Maybe rather than choosing, spend more time doing.

Let the results show you the way.

What if you just weren’t meant to do something. Hopes aren’t always enough. There has to be action.

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Adobe After Effects - Discovering Transitions

Adobe After Effects – Discovering Transitions

I have been diving more into Adobe After Effects this summer and it’s been refreshing more me creatively. I’ve always been intimidated by the application. It is a very complex set of tools. I used to think the same thing about Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro, but now it all seems second nature.

My hope is that Adobe After Effects will be second nature as well. It already is starting to…

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Building by hand.

I’ve recently taken a string interest in wood joints and making them by hand. Usually a craft for fine furniture, decorative boxes… and in my case, pedalboards for guitar pedals.

I’m aiming to make boutique, high end pedal boards for guitarists that take great care of their gear and appreciate good craft.

First a few for my friends… Then who knows…

I have to keep practicing these cuts. Having a…

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Put in the time to make it work. Life and entitlement.

Put in the time to make it work. Life and entitlement.

It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it. ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

When it comes to success in life, you and I are probably both guilty of this feeling.

Entitlement.

You feel like we deserve to be someone we are not. Maybe you did put in some time.…

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