Cheer somebody else up

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up – Mark Twain I try to choose my mood every day, rather than letting outside circumstances choose it for me. Of course, it doesn’t always happen that way. I’ll admit, no matter how hard I …

Reading list 2018

The Imagineering workout – The Disney Imagineers They ask, you answer – Marcus Sheridan Story: Style, structure, substance, and the principles of screenwriting – Robert McKee On Power – Robert A. Caro Past reading lists 2017 2016 2015 2014

What are we holding onto, Sam?

  Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam? Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for. – Frodo and Sam, from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers It’s true. There is good in this world. There’s evil too. lots of it. …

To keep your balance, you must keep moving

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving – Albert Einstein I live my life and keep my ‘balance’ by constantly moving forward…except during the times that I don’t. Except during the times where I get distracted by something that causes me to lose …

Once we accept our limits

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them – Albert Einstein In the book ‘Manage your day-to-day‘, Scott McDowell writes (in reference to creative limitations and constraints) “Whether or not they’re created by an outside client, or you yourself; a set of limitations is often the catalyst that sets …

Los Espada and Super Group Go!

Super Group Go! The pic above is a picture of success. You may not be familiar with it, it’s a comic book series created by Los Espada, a good friend of mine. What you don’t see is the story behind the story. Super Group Go! was years in the making. …

Reading list 2017

Duct tape selling – John Jantsch 80/20 sales and marketing – Perry Marshall The ONE thing – Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Pancho Villa: The life and legacy of the famous Mexican Revolutionary – Gustavo Vasquez Lozano The official handbook for new home salespeople – Bob Schultz The lost world – …

The problem is not the problem…

  “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” -Captain Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean  Sometimes when we’re faced with a problem we get annoyed and irritated, we complain to anyone who will listen, argue with others about it, post it on social …