Time to ship your unfinished masterpiece?

Time to ship your unfinished masterpiece?

One of my favorite albums is Jeff Buckley’s posthumously released “Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk”. He died before it was finished. With very minimal editing, they released the unfinished album. It is arguably his best. You have an unfinished book, art project,...
Success leaves clues

Success leaves clues

We are taught that people at the top of their field are different than us. We put them on a pedestal and wonder how they have accomplished so much. For most of us, we never move past the wondering. Success leaves clues. There is a trail you can find if you look hard...
How to move your dream forward

How to move your dream forward

Every project, no matter how large or small requires three stages of development. Drafting, editing, and presenting. This process can be applied to writing a book, recording an album, planning a wedding, selling a house, making friends in a new town— almost anything....
I like to run in traffic.

I like to run in traffic.

I like to run in traffic. There is a major road with a wide shoulder that is always stacked with bumper to bumper traffic. The average speed during the daily commute on this road is about 5 miles per hour. I run 8 miles an hour. So, at least on this particular road, I...
Networking is about who you are becoming

Networking is about who you are becoming

I had a chance to see Porter Gale speak at SXSW last March. Her excellent book “your network is your net worth” is definitely worth reading. The main idea that has stuck with me since her talk is that networking is not about who you are but it is about who...