Excellence Is Not Linear, It’s Exponential. The Simple Math Behind Luck and Becoming A Virtuoso

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…

A hug from George Foreman

Write Bad Songs

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…

Time Breaks Everything – The Case for Intentional Reinvention

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…

How Losing Made Me A Winner!

I wish this was a great “David and Goliath” story but it’s not… Goliath won this one.
I spent most of the match on my back, in pain, fighting just to not get pinned.
I lost 17 to 1… they call that a “superior decision.”
The “superior decision” gave McLean five teams points, instead of the six they’d have gotten had I been pinned.
I felt I like an embarrassment to the team, but they welcomed me back to the bench.
But check this out… As a team, we won!