Is the Juice worth the Squeeze?

Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze. Know what that means? It means you don’t steal my girl unless you’re ready to accept the consequences. – Timothy Olyphant in The Girl Next Door. This is one of my favorite movies and I think it’s truly underrated. This amazing roller coaster of a scene […]

Slow Down You Crazy Child

How much time do you spend on social media? What’s your consumption rate vs. creation rate? Consumption has a pretty low point of diminishing returns, whereas creating has almost none. So what’s your ratio? I will consistently find myself getting sucked in. Our brains are practically powerless against the behemoth that is “the algorithm.” Scrolling […]

I Wasted 7 Years of My Life

It all started while working a software sales job in Austin, TX. “This can’t be my future…can it?” “There’s gotta be something else.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt like I wasn’t really meant for the “corporate world.” I’m annoyed just reading that sentence, but it’s true. And I don’t mean that […]

Brand Bumpers

Remember back when you were 5 years old? A blank slate. An unjaded human with unlimited potential. How about 10 years old? How about 15? Did you know “who you were” yet? Did you have an identity? I’d bet that you didn’t really figure that out until your twenties, thirties, or hell, you’re still trying […]

Outsource your Belief

The mind is the most underrated and underutilized tool in human history. You could argue that we’re just slowly devolving into content consuming convenience fanatics obsessed with making life as easy and comfortable as possible until we dissolve into lifeless machines. Don’t worry, I’ll pull you back up out of doom in gloom in a […]

You’re Not Ready to Share

When answering a question, do you ever feel like you need 20+ minutes of their undivided attention to fully answer the question? Then, once you get it all out of your brain, you feel like you shouldn’t of said any of that. This is a sign that you’re not ready to share. The info is […]

Start With Why…Not

Alright, time to flip something on its head and set you free. I’ve always loved Simon Sinek’s, “Start with Why”. I think it revolutionized our thinking around marketing and creating a business mission and direction. Start with why…not what, or how. People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. MLK – […]

Writers’ Block? No Such Thing…

Unfortunately, one can never overcome writers’ block. You’re forever blocked! Just kidding…kinda. The only way to “overcome” writers block is to write. Just start writing whatever you want until things start to flow. Think of your writing as an old truck in the cold mountains. The less you drive it, the harder it is to […]

Who Cares!

When it comes to your brand, assume nobody knows what the f*ck you’re talking about. Brand builders assume everyone understands their brand. Why wouldn’t they, it’s sooooo important right? In reality, most people don’t give a hoot. There are far more interesting and entertaining things to consume online than your little attempt to make an […]

Thinking yourself into oblivion…

If thinking is causing you anxiety, more thinking ain’t the solution. Keeping this short so you don’t start overthinking thinking… As a “thinking addict,” I frequently think myself into oblivion. It’s a hard hole to climb out of. But, as you know, the solution is incredibly simple. Here’s what I recommend. The trick is noticing […]