The Space Between The Notes: The Pause Principle

The Space Between The Notes: The Pause Principle

Whatever path you choose, you will eventually hit a wall. Artists and writers know these obstacles and they call them “blocks.” Our natural inclination when we’re being blocked is to push against, to assault, to throw all our weight against these perceived barriers....

Wanting What You Have

The transitions we’re aiming for can ultimately be summed up in one word, right? Happiness. We are trying to scratch an elusive itch. Contentment might be another word for it.  Enjoyment of life or even Fun might be other ways to put it. The most important and...

Work Sets You Free

Worried about the future, bummed about your past? Will the next check make its way into your account? Get into your work. All those worries will disappear. That’s it. It’s great advice. This is the most magical thing I know about work. And it’s a...

Write Your Big Idea

You’re sitting in your evening traffic jam and the idea hits you! By time you get home and try explaining it, it’s gone. Mowing the lawn, same thing. Waking up from a dream, same thing. What had the power and impact as a fantastic, perhaps even life...

Choose Work Carefully – One Size Fits None

The cashier refuses to let you have it your way, avoiding your eyes she points to the clock and says: It’s after eleven and we have to stop serving it that way at eleven. Or some other ridiculous claim. She doesn’t love her job. She doesn’t think...