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You Must Be Present To Win

You Must Be Present To Win

As they say, "You must be present to win." This goes for any county fair raffle drive, conversation with someone important, or any learning opportunity. You need to be there. And not just physically, but mentally too. Showing up to life…
Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

"Desirable Difficulty." This is a two-word term that recently entered my skull thanks to Seth Godin's new book, "The Practice: Shipping Creative Work." Are you familiar with this concept? Desirable difficulty is the on-purpose art of…
Leonardo da Vinci's Customer Service Failures

Leonardo da Vinci's Customer Service Failures

Recently I finished Water Isaacson's fantastic biography on Leonardo da Vinci. As an artist myself, I've admired Leonardo's genius level ability to create on his own terms. He basically just did what he wanted, regardless of what his patrons…