Imposter Syndrome. It’s a real thing. Thank god. Imposter Syndrome is when perfectly competent people feel like they don’t know what they’re doing and are waiting for someone to expose them as a fraud. Interestingly, imposter syndrome is worst among high performers. Amy Cuddy talks about it in her book “Presence.” She says that imposter […]
Creating a portrait out of smoke is way harder than I thought it would be.
How did “President Trump” happen? A culture on the brink of collapse clinging to traditions and so-called moral conventions? A product of the self-esteem movement gone horribly wrong? Or are we just a group of people scared shitless making irrational decisions based on our own arbitrary system of values-issues we can easily comprehend and feel […]
I don’t have a love affair with technology. For me it’s a tool, a means to an end, not the end itself. Just considering taking another Lynda.com class on Adobe CC’s newest features makes me want to take a nap. Resistance rears its ugly head. When I mentioned my fear to a trusted friend of […]
I recently watched a wonderful talk by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The talk was titled “The Humble Journey to Greatness.” During the talk she discusses her struggle of trying to finish her first book that she started while pursuing her Master’s degree. At age 33, […]
As I’ve learned from Ira Glass, the only way to close the gap between your taste and your ability is to make. You must create relentlessly. Not only does creating A LOT of work close the gap, it also increases your likelihood of creating something truly original according to Adam Grant, University of Pennsylvania professor […]