6 Months with Complice: A Review

Learn about a tool for self-directed work in this Complice review

Photo by jared I can’t even begin to count how many posts I jot down that I never finish. Some sit and rot in an ideas file for the rest of their life, and that’s as far as they get. Others get as far as a few paragraphs, even up to a nearly finished post… Read more

Post by Tim Brownson. Photo by Stephen Poff There are any number of books, magazines and blogs out there that are happy to tell you that you must follow your passion in your work to be really and truly fulfilled. I’m here today to tell you, they’re all wrong. I must admit that until fairly… Read more

Photo by windy sydney Feeling a little stuck today getting started? Maybe you’re spending too much time doing one (or more) or these: organizing testing preparing collecting analyzing measuring thinking tweaking practicing assessing questioning experimenting even brainstorming While all of these things have their merits (and should be done at some point), they’re usually the… Read more

Breakfast and goal planning. It’s currently 7am on the day after Christmas. The restaurant I’m currently eating breakfast at has decided to shut down because of the continued snow fall that has rocked the Midwest both yesterday and today. It’s nasty out here. We did get a white Christmas though, which doesn’t happen very often.… Read more

Image by MacQ As I’ve written before, I love sharing ideas, and think it’s a crucial aspect of developing a project. Yet oftentimes the people I share ideas with don’t like or understand them. They’ll let me know quickly if the idea is a stinker. But there are a few occasions when my friends won’t… Read more

One of the key ingredients of creativity and innovation is failure. In order to be creative, people have to be willing to take risks and–to use the analogy of a painter–use bright and bold colors instead of creating dull, bland, and “safe” paintings. If you want to discover inspired ideas you have to accept that… Read more

Photo by ideacreamanuelaPps I’m going to level with you: I’ve got nothing to write today. Not a single thing. So why are you still reading? You’re probably thinking that I’m going to turn this into a lesson of some sort, but that’s just the thing: I can’t. Because I can’t think of a single thing… Read more

Photo by zanzibar This is the first in a series of posts that showcase things I’ve learned during my recent honeymoon travels. My new wife and I decided to go on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon, and with the help of the most knowledgeable traveler I know, we booked an amazing week-long cruise. Lynn… Read more

So, I’ve been going through some incredible life changes lately. A few weeks back I got married and went on a honeymoon cruise. Last week both my new bride and I started brand new jobs. On top of everything, my wife has been moving into my already “cozy” apartment. It’s a odd/surreal/incredible time right now.… Read more

Photo by Matt McGee I was fortunate to catch a U2 show last weekend in Oklahoma. The tickets were a present from a groomsmen for my wedding. Aside from my love for the amazing band, it still never ceases to amaze me how timeless they’ve made themselves. Over the past 30+ years, U2 has created… Read more

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