Broken Open to Greatness: Transforming Tragedy into Triumph

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Broken Open to Greatness: Transforming Tragedy into Triumph

Today’s guest contributor is my friend, Jennifer Boykin, an amazing writer, mentor and creator of the soulful, sassy and simply divine LifeAfterTampons.com. +++ Last March, my daughter Grace should have been twenty. She should be a sophomore in college. She should have come home for the weekend. There should have been a party and mani-pedis and […]

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How to Pick Up a Stranger (or Produce Brilliant Work)

Today’s guest contributor is writer, coach, violinist, filmmaker, law school graduate, and web designer, Emilie Wapnick, who works with multipotentialites to help them build lives and businesses around ALL their interests. She’s the author of Renaissance Business and the troublemaker behind Puttylike.com. +++ “How do you like your Macbook case?” I asked the attractive stranger at the neighbouring table. […]

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Why Judgment Matters

Exposure to judgment and uncertainty aren’t going away. Nor, as a creator, do you want them to. Judgment, delivered constructively, provides the information needed to create at higher and higher levels. And uncertainty is a signpost of novelty and innovation, telling you that what you’re creating is really worth creating. For most other endeavors, once […]

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Why Your Boss Keeps Killing Your Great Ideas

It’s 9am on a Monday morning. You’re gathered around a meeting table. “Listen up, people,” says the SVP who’s leading your team. “We need new ideas. Fresh, creative approaches, things that push the envelope. If we don’t get them, I don’t know what’s going to happen. You have until same time next week. I want […]

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A Little Perspective

Yesterday, Uncertainty was launched. But, this post isn’t about the book, it’s about what happened during the 3 1/2 hour live-streaming book launch party that brought me back to what matters. People were hanging out, bantering and connecting from all over the world. At points, close to 200 were at the party. That alone is amazing. […]

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Uncertainty Book: Live-Stream Launch Party Today

It’s launch day, woooohoooooo!!! The book is out, the book is out, the book is out! Can you tell I’m excited? And, I’m celebrating with an online live-streaming launch party today with special guests stopping by, super-cool giveaways, ridiculous readings, maybe even costumes, 3-straight hours of fun, questions, chats. And you can join in from […]

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Creative Mindset Audit: Get Your Score

Ever wonder if you’re operating at your potential? This is a question I’ve grappled with for years, both in my own life and in the context of people in general. What is it that allows certain people to consistently operate in what Marie Forleo and Danielle LaPorte call their “genius zones,” where most others run […]

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