Searching the cupboards for a guitar pick at my parent’s house, I came across a coverless pocket notepad that formerly … More
Living paycheck to paycheck, creatively speaking
Between ages 3 and 10, I lived in Mesa, Arizona. The winters in Mesa are beautiful, but the summers are … More
Money is paper: The mystical power of stories
You probably already knew that it’s illegal to destroy paper or coin currency in the US, but have you ever … More
The time I got cut from the Jr. High basketball team
This is an excerpt from an upcoming episode about rejection airing Monday July 13th. Heart pounding, palms sweaty, I made … More
A Life Examined vs. A Life Lived
My mind was blown when I came across this article in the New York Times titled “A Curious Case of … More
17: Don’t Do What You Love
This week’s episode serves as the counter argument to last week’s episode about “doing what you love.” Is “follow your … More
The creative person wants to be a know-it-all
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
What you know, what you know you don’t know, what you don’t know you don’t know
This week’s episode is all about opinions. Specifically it’s about my opinions about opinions. Here is the episode summed up … More
13: Running Out of Ideas
Finding the beauty in those moments after giving but before receiving. Have you ever run out of ideas? What did … More
12: Be Average
Bad long snaps, my proven golf advice, which door to go through to reach enlightenment, card games, and more! “When … More
On being average
What would you do differenly in your life right now, if you were simply trying to be average? In western … More
Adventures in being bored: the wedding reception
I have the whole reception thing down to a science. Why let a wedding reception occupy an entire evening when … More
When is the last time you used creativity? Seriously, I’m looking for answers
Something I’m passionate about is dispelling the notion that creativity is only for artists. Next week’s episode is about everyday … More
Joke-telling garbage cans, “seal the deal” coffins, and more!
How I’m going to make The Weekly Creative more interesting
Good morning Weekly Creatives. Or WCs. Or dub-seez. Here’s the thing, my goal is to only create things that I, … More
Living up to my promise–next week’s episode topic REVEALED
I hope this big reveal doesn’t break the internet. I’m going to need that later. In the last episode about … More
09: The Process
So how does the sausage get made? Be careful, that curiosity might get you into trouble one day. This episode, … More
08: Be Bored
Get ready for the most boring episode yet. [crowd laughs].
“Me: Grandpa, how are you and Grandma doing? Grandpa: Compared to what?” – Sam Sommers, Situations Matter
We are entertained by stories, we learn from stories, we find stories around us, and we share stories. Therefore, I … More
The Walk Away: Adventures on Canal Street
If you ever need some fresh squid, a Hello Kitty iPhone case, or a cheetah-print luggage set, Canal Street is … More
05: Overnight Sensation
If you are just as sensational as you were yesterday, then fasten your seatbelt. It’s time for the story of … More
Turn your world upside down. In just two minutes.
Whether or not you’ve already seen it, Derek Sivers’ 2-minute TED talk “Weird, or just different,” is a brilliant reminder … More
More “letting go” wisdom from the Gordon
“What is the biggest obstacle to creativity? Attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, … More
04: Let Go
We can’t change the past. We can’t control the future. We can’t control others. So then what can we do?
This week we profile arguably the biggest stifler of creativity in town… Judgment. Excerpts from the greatest book in the … More
It’s time we get serious. Lindsey Lohan serious. Because today’s topic is empathy. That was a Freaky Friday reference FYI.
Welcome to the first episode of The Weekly Creative. Today we are talking about the original unsung hero, invisible design.