Tips for​ Finding Your Next Creative Role

As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →

Pain – Getting Through It

Let's face it, we ALL face trouble in our lives. As a creative or business owner, you will face challenges as you seek to succeed. Ways to get through pain (regardless of the type): Confide in a trusted friend who will listen. Often, just talking it out helps to deflate the inner turmoil you may... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Power to Unite

Welcome to week number seven in our study on creativity! Let's review briefly in an effort to go forward... If you have begun to discover your individuality as a creator (wk 2); you have a solution others can embrace (wk 3); your work expresses itself in contrast to others (wk 4); you have learned to... Continue Reading →

Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

I was recently contacted by a young person searching for advice as a writer looking for ways to grow as a writer into directing and producing in the film industry.  Since this is a somewhat common trend, I figured it's time to post my reply to be of help for others on the filmmaker journey!... Continue Reading →

How to Love Criticism

Wow! Adam Grant deals with criticism in the workplace in this popular Ted Talk with hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, where criticism is not just appreciated, but it is expected in every layer. While many might consider this type of living extreme, I believe we can all learn from their model to... Continue Reading →

Achieving Your Best as a Creative Professional

I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In... Continue Reading →

How to Live out Grace, A Personal Illustration

As I was getting ready to work at my home office this morning I noticed that my son left an English paper home, and I texted him about it. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from him noting a sense of desperation to figure out a way to at least get some credit for completing his... Continue Reading →

Christians, Voting, & Kirk Cameron

Now, here's a great example of harnessing media to influence an audience! As the Presidential election rapidly approaches, I've learned from various discussions with those in my part of the country that many Americans are finding themselves polarized by the antics of one whom they consider a self-built business mogul who enjoys his turn to talk and a lifetime politician... Continue Reading →

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