Rocky Balboa Changed My Life

I had reached a stalemate and it made absolutely no sense to me at the time. Here I was, a guy knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life and having absolutely no forward momentum to do it! Frustrated, I asked God for some kind of a sign to let me know that...

The Dark Side of Passion

Author Neil Strauss wrote the following about Passion: “Sometimes your passion isn’t fun. Sometimes it’s grueling, soul-searing, self-doubting, time-consuming work. But stick with it and don’t give up, because it’s worth it in the end. So many people buy into this...

Mom Lesson #5: Never Lose Interest in Learning New Things

One of the coolest things about my 76 year young Mom was the fact that she was always interested in learning new things. This is just one of thousands of abstract images she created with her iPad. And it all started when she bought one of the first generation iPhones....

Mom Lesson #4: The Importance of Shipping

Mom and I were both big fans of author, Seth Godin. In his writing and the way he lives his life, Seth always stresses the importance of getting your work out into the world. He calls it “shipping.” It’s the idea that we can create all of the amazing things we want...

Mom Lesson #3: Use What You Love to Help Other People

Through her art, Mom helped me understand that our greatest achievement in life comes from using our passion to connect with people in a way that makes them feel loved and valued. It’s the idea that, in creating and sharing what we love, we are growing and making a...

A Cardboard Box Is Not Big Enough To Hold Your Purpose!

Consider these words from Patanjali: “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great...

Mom Lesson #2: Focus More On Your Passion Than Your Pain

Every time I see this picture, I feel incredibly blessed. Because it’s a poignant reminder of just how passionate Mom was about her art, and about using her art to connect with other people. It’s also reminds me of how determined she was not to allow the intense pain...