Monday, June 20, 2016

Joshua Tree Getaway For Inspiration

Joshua Tree Getaway

Every once in awhile you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, and a quick getaway is the ultimate cure.

Twice this year I chose Joshua Tree as my getaway. The first time was back in February and the second trip was just two weeks ago. I do recommend a visit when it’s not June, unless you enjoy 110 degree weather in the middle of the desert or just go outside at night.

What the heck is in the desert? I asked myself that same question, but I was initially inspired to visit from all the cool pics I saw on Instagram from a few people I follow. Joshua Tree looked so magical, especially at night. It is nature, so what’s not to like? Besides, it's only a 2 1/2 hour drive from San Diego, which makes it a nice, quick getaway.

A few years ago San Diego Magazine dubbed Joshua Tree as “The New Desert Getaway”, and now you can count me in on the bandwagon.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

5 Luxurious Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Caribbean beach series ..  Cuba
Photo credit: Nick Kenrick

Creativity is so important as an artist and entrepreneur. If we weren’t creative, there would be no innovation and we wouldn’t evolve.

Over the years I’ve offered various ways to help get the creative juices flowing such as bringing color and design into your environment, reconnecting with nature, and more.

In this post I’m going to share a few luxurious ways to boost your creativity. As someone who appreciates the finer things in life and will splurge (with time or money) every once in awhile on something I really want, I’ve discovered that ideas and creative juices are waiting in every experience that you invest in.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Creative Journey: When Being Half-Ass Is Ok

Being an Aries has its pros and cons. One pro is that I have no problem starting any project. Give me an idea and a bolt of creative energy will shoot through me and I’m ready to ram my way into the project. This is evidenced by the many blogs that I have started and even more paintings, jewelry, drawings, and articles I have written. On the other hand, as an Aries I am also notorious for not finishing projects. As evidenced by all the paintings, jewelry, drawings, and articles that beg to be finished.

In fact, as I write this article, one painting in particular (pictured above) that sits by my desk has been staring at me for the past couple weeks enticing me to come for a visit. I stare back and say, “Later.”

Why later?


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How to Become Who You Want to Be in 5 Seconds

Go Confidently

“I am a writer,” I tell people when they ask what I do.”

I get the usual response: “Really?” They are intrigued.

To this day it still feels a little awkward saying, “I am a writer.” It also feels a bit surreal. I mean, I'm actually doing what I love to do, but now I make money doing it. It was 12 years ago that I was thinking, “Wouldn't it be nice to get paid to write?” In my mind only famous book authors and journalists for high profile newspapers got paid to write. Little did I know that this thing called blogging would take off and soon after I started my own blog I would be hired to blog for a startup.

What have you always wanted to do?

What have you been dreaming of doing and getting paid for it?

Why not declare it right now?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feeling Stuck In Your Business: What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

To-Do List

Creating content is one of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur. As someone who has spent many years churning out article after article, I never thought I’d run out of things to write about.

But I did.

As I started making plans to revamp this blog and made the intention of writing more, I actually started to feel a little stressed about it. What would I write about? There is so much content out there about every conceivable topic, so what more is there to say?

As I started to brainstorm ideas about what topics I wanted to write about in the next couple months, I drew a blank. I just stared at the screen. Nothing.