How to Succeed at the Mundane (2 Thoughts)

Here is something I have been mulling over recently: Successful people spend extended time in the mundane. This idea came to me after a truly inspirational segment of a commencement speech given by Denzel Washington.  It was my biggest takeaway. I believe Denzel could single handedly drive the coffee mug business with all the quotes …

The KingKiller Chronicle-Why It Works!

I'm cheating.  Luckily, I'm no judge(although I almost took the LSAT once...so I'm basically a judge right?!). But a blog is what you want it to be, and today I want to focus on two very well-written and engaging books.  Also let's make it clear, you can read these books before the whole world knows about …

Guatemala- A Taste of Perspective

I'm back in the United States.  That means I can drink the water and enjoy some air conditioning.  Cold air never tasted so good 🙂 You might think that means I'm glad I'm back, but it was surprisingly hard to board the plane in Guatemala City and head back home. I've been blessed to travel …

Empathy vs. Sympathy-A Writer’s Take

I feel your pain. In any successful story, it is neccessary to evoke empathy.  Whether we know it or not, most of us read books and watch movies to feel connected to the characters.  Ever wondered why mindless action movies are so boring? hmmmmm.... I think this idea boils down to a very simple goal …

Say the Truth: Wisdom from Neo

"Say the truth that you're carrying in your heart like hidden treasure." --Keanu Reeves That's some Neo-type wisdom from the actor who gave us The Matrix... and... a whole lot of other movies. For some reason this quote really grabbed me when I first read it.  We all hear  numerous quotes, and we are guaranteed …