I Love Creating Art.

I’m a writer/marketer by trade and a wannabe artist by calling. But the ‘art’ I’m talking about involves connecting old ideas in new, uniquely personal ways. For instance, check out this wall art I created around my life purpose. It’s a mix of mind mapping (a knowledge management technique), goal-setting (a personal development technique), and mural making (a traditional art form). It’s this sort of interdisciplinary weaving that excites me!

My artistic spirit is inspired by a tribe of like-hearted creators.

Over the years, I’ve cobbled together a loose network of mentors and teachers. (None of them know I exist, but why should that matter, right? Thank God for the internet, which lets me follow talented people who are doing things I’d love to do, too!) So, to understand me, get to know my mentors.

Austin Kleon is an inspiration to me
“The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there's a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they really love.”
Austin Kleon
Writer, Student of Creativity
“Money is something you trade your life energy for. You sell your time for money. It doesn’t matter that Ned over there sells his time for a hundred dollars and you sell yours for twenty dollars an hour. Ned’s money is irrelevant to you. The only real asset you have is your time. The hours of your life.”
Vicki Robin
Writer, Innovator, Speaker
Robert Pirsig is a modern day philosopher
The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain, or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - which is to demean oneself.
Robert Pirsig is a modern day philosopher
Robert Pirsig
Writer & Philosopher
“Focus on a small audience you can possibly live with and make a difference. If you can change 10 lives you can get the next 50.”
Seth Godin
Writer & Marketer
Tim Ferriss taught me about life hacking
“$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.”
Tim Ferriss
Writer, Entrepreneur, Investor
Yuval Noah Harari connects dots that tell us about contemporary culture.
“The last thing a teacher needs to give her pupils is more information. They already have far too much of it. Instead, people need the ability to make sense of information, to tell the difference between what is important and what is unimportant, and above all to combine many bits of information into a broad picture of the world.
Yuval Noah Harari
Author, Historian & Professor