We’ve all heard of something being “Second Nature,” – a skill or habit someone does so well they don’t have to think about it. Walking, tying your shoes, riding a bike, brushing your teeth, speaking your language… are all second nature. So here’s my question… what is First Nature? When I first considered it I had an…Details
Your questions and inner dialogue define the quality of your life and all of your results!” Success in anything – careers, relationships, parenting, health, etc – requires that we continually transform the way we think.Details
…there are a number unexpected personal traits that may be keeping you from achieving the success you would otherwise attain.
Are the following traits holding YOU back?Details
Excellence Is Not Linear, It’s Exponential… The Simple Math Behind Luck and Becoming a Virtuoso. Back when I played more than 1400 bar gigs for $60-90/night, and later more than 1800 college shows, I refused to relegate myself to being background music. Night after night, honing my skills, I made it a challenge to pull…Details
Write Bad Songs I used to get horrible #writersblock. Like, write-one-song-in-a-year writer’s block. This was bad considering my career relies completely on creating regularly. There was a reason I was a “struggling” songwriter in Nashville. Writer’s block (and all procrastination) ultimately comes down to one word: FEAR… usually of failure, success, or rejection. I developed…Details
Years ago after my presentation for the National Speakers Association about how to get bookings, a very sweet woman, an aspiring speaker, shared that she was having problems getting bookings. I asked what she spoke about and she said (I can’t make this up): “The history of aprons.” Yep, the history of aprons. I asked,…Details
Here’s how to discover what others are missing, how to revolutionize with what’s right in fron of you. Every major invention, victory or achievement in human history began in some way or another with a bold, “What IF?” question.
You need the “What IF? Mindset.”Details
Studying what successful people do, how they do it, and copying them is a great formula for success. I am in the middle of a lot of reinvention so, while I may not be perfect, I’ve done it a lot… so perhaps you could observe conceptually what I’m doing and try the same for your career.Details
Do people – people like you – need to reinvent? YES! staying still, even when what you’re doing now is working, will leave you behind because, and again… Time Breaks Everything. To remain relevant in your career you’ve got to update and improve your skills.Details
Time Breaks Everything… The Case for Intentional Reinvention. (Pt 1) Why did they computerize my stove? Seriously, was that “Lite-Hi-Med-Lo-Off” thing not working? I’ve said it hundreds of times, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Right? Well, hold on… as much as I’ve said that, it turns out there is a fatal – yes…Details