The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done

  The clock reads 2 AM. I toss and turn in bed. 215. 230. 250. I eventually fall asleep. Then my alarm wakes me. Time to go. Fear tells me I’m not ready. I’m too tired, I’m too stupid, I’m too unknown. But my mind is already made up. I’m doing this. And the level of uncertainty is off the charts. But…

Why I’m Leaving Nashville

Nashville is an awesome place. At times it seems like almost every blogger, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur lives in, is moving to, or regularly visits Music City. I have been fortunate to meet with and become friends with some amazing, inspiring people. Overall, Nashville has been great. It wasn’t in our plans to leave Nashville at this time. Not at all.…

Why Every Writer Needs A Team

As a writer, hours are spent on a lonely canvas spilling out your thoughts, hopes, dreams, and stories. Some aspects of writing are very isolated, but the truth is, you are in the storytelling business. No business succeeds with just one person. Steve Jobs built Apple around this concept. Stephen King would be the first to tell you he’d be nowhere…

How To Avoid Living The Most Boring Story Ever

Wake up. Shower. Grab coffee. Skip breakfast. Brush teeth. Out the door. Get to work. Stare at screens all morning. Lunch. Stare at more screens all afternoon. Go home. Dinner. Stare at more screens all night. Go to bed.   Sadly, this describes the lives of millions of people. No wonder many count down days until retirement. This is NOT living. You…

Improving Focu…Errr Shiny Object…Focus

You are completely capable of being focused. But for some reason, you’re…oh look a squirrel! What’s going on here? Instead of making excuses, let’s figure it out by asking a couple questions. Are you sleep deprived?  I see a lot of parents nodding their heads here. A few night owls are in agreement too. Well, this picture tells a story.…