Use This One Thing to Boost Your Motivation

Yesterday I was struggling to get my “happy plane” off the ground to do some writing, but I just couldn’t get my mindset into a creative mood. I knew what I wanted to write, but the sentences were clumsy. Then I did what any smart creative person does… I picked up one of my super rubber duckies and just looked ...

How to Befriend Your Inner Arch Nemesis

Your inner arch nemesis (inner critic) can be very good for you or very, very bad. In a lot of cases, it can tell you that you are an idiot for rushing into something that blew up in your face. Quick note: it’s never ok to call yourself an idiot. It’s your inner arch nemesis getting the best of you. ...

Understanding Your Work Rhythms

It’s funny how moving to a different climate will change your mental rhythms. I grew up and lived in Pennsylvania until my mid 20’s. Summer was a time of exploration, adventure, and hanging out. I’ve now lived in Texas for over 10 years and slowly my mental rhythms have changed. It’s too hot to go outside for extended periods of ...

Are You Scared to Make Your Next Career Move?

What did that little voice inside you say as you read the headline? “I’m not afraid! I’ll read it.” “I’m scared, but maybe this article will help.” “That’s the stupidest headline line I’ve ever read, but I have to read it.” The inner dialog that goes on in our head is responsible for 80% of our happiness. If it’s positive ...

Master Your Career Superpowers

You never have to worry about your career if you are using your superpowers. You create more negotiating leverage when you are doing great work. It’s hard to deny a raise to someone who find creative solutions to problems. It’s hard to deny a promotion to someone who’s excitement is contagious. It’s easy to find help when you are so ...