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If you want to make a name for yourself, write daily. Writing is where everything starts. Don’t like to write? It doesn’t matter. Even the great writers don’t always enjoy writing. Don’t have anything to say? It also doesn’t matter: You don’t write because you have something to say. You write to find out what you have to say.

For creative people like us, perfectionism is the bane of our existence. On the one hand, this obsession with perfection is what makes our work so good but on the other hand, it can be downright paralyzing.

You have good taste and high standards. That’s often why what you make frustrates you. You know that it’s not yet aligning with the image of perfection in your mind.

I share my formula for making perfectionism work for you instead of against you. The video is based off of a chapter of my book, The Overlap Technique.

This year’s Creative South conference was such a highlight for me. Held in the The Loft venue in cozy Columbus, Georgia, the event was very intimate and personable. I’m from Texas, so I like the think that I know southern hospitality, but I never experienced it quite like this. The people are practically falling over  Continue Reading »

Conference Talk Video I had the privilege of speaking at Creative South this year on a topic of great significance to me: Doing What You Love. From freelance designer, to founder of a partnership web firm, to hand lettering artist, in the below video, I share the story of how I honed my interests down  Continue Reading »