Personal Development


Mentors

People ask me who my mentors are. I always think of Ed Johnson and Mike Wert. When I decided to become an entrepreneur again at the start of the dot com boom, I asked a friend to recommend someone to give me advice. He suggested that I meet with Ed […]


UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

We are born knowing nothing. For me, it lasted a bit longer. When I went back to college to study music at age 30+, I didn’t know the notes on the bass clef … and I was a bass/baritone. Some amazing teachers ignored the fact and took me from ignorance […]


If you don’t use it, you lose it.

I’ve been an international speaker for over a decade now and been interviewed hundreds of times on podcasts, radio, and television, but if you don’t use it, you lose it! For the last couple of years, I’ve been turning down interviews and speaking engagements to focus on finishing The Impact […]


Season Two Episode Two: Crushing Disappointment 4

Behind the scenes  of the creation of three movie projects collectively known as The Impact Factor. It’s reality as it happens, the launch of a big dream. This episode talks about Levi Allen of Left Coast Media and how creating films (or any creative endeavor) can be a crushing disappointment, how […]


Fighting “The Resistance”

The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat “Resistance”; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone’s butt and it’s trying to kick mine. To make it worse, all creative types experience “resistance” from not only the inside, […]


Little Things

So, I’m in San Diego at the Impact Event and one big name marketer is telling me about how he increased his business 50 percent since he talked to another marketer when they were together at my event in Baltimore six months ago.   It was just a simple thing. […]


About those rich people …

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and rich is better … up to a point. Okay, I’ve never been REALLY poor. The  global poverty line is only $2 per day and I’ve ALWAYS had at least $60 per month to live on. Anik Singal has some great ideas about helping people […]


HARD: Thoughts on Casting 3

What do these movies and TV shows all have in common … The Bourne Legacy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Philadelphia, The Godfather: Part III, The Unforgiven, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, The King of Comedy, House of Cards, NCIS, Cold Case, The Wire, Law & Order, One Life to Live, General […]


Deep in the Screenplay 2

In case you haven’t missed me, I’ve been buried this summer deep in the writing of the screenplay for the Impact Factor Feature Narrative Film. A three time Academy Award Winning Writer and Producer offered to help me and I have to admit, it took my thinking to a whole […]