7 Ways to Keep Your Art at the Top Of Your To-Do List

The stereotype of the starving artist makes the assumption that creatives have time on our hands. That we hang out in subway stations strumming an upright bass, that we camp out all day in our apartments, smoking and cursing at our typewriters. It makes the assumption that we’re low on money, devil-may-care about our careers,…

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3 Signs You Need to Finally Hire a Ghostwriter

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson It can feel weird to hire a ghostwriter. When we imagine CEO’s, educators, doctors, and politicians writing the book of their careers, we imagine them sitting at heavy wooden desks and typing 400 hundred pages of unadulterated mastery. We often confuse them with…

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How Bands (& Musicians) Can Get New Fans with Every Show

Among the pre-performance jitters, the equipment checklists, and the warm ups of show night, there’s a golden opportunity that wise musicians don’t pass up. The next time you find yourself under the hot lights, glance out at the audience throughout your set. Do you notice the couple of people who give you their undivided attention?…

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Does Talent Exist? Yes, But It’s Not What You Think.

“I have no talent in music,” people say, “I could never pick up the guitar and play. That’s SO beyond me.” But is it? The question of talent – of giftedness – is a loaded one. When we think of talent, we think of a fairy Godmother that waves her magic wand in a puff…

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Stay Creative with Good Ol’ Fashioned, Pointless Play

When I was a kid, I was a play expert. I had the magical ability to make myself believe that I lived in colonial times, or that I had a friendly purple monster that followed me around. My brother and I would build sprawling Lego towns, pretend we were vicious lions, that we lived in…

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How Your Friendships Shape your Art

If you look back on the most successful creatives throughout time, you might notice that these artists didn’t exist in a vacuum. In fact, creatives from Jim Henson to J.R.R. Tolkien to Emily Dickinson had deep, dynamic friendships that shaped their art. When I think back on my most long-term, positive friendships, they’re driven by…

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