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So the Mayan calendar drops off in December this year. Other ancient civilizations described this moment in the time loop as pivotal to our next phase of consciousness . . . and so on and so forth. So what does that have to do with our day to day lives? What does this mean to us? Is the world coming to an end? (more…)

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We look at why people do things. Why do some people excel and others don’t? Why does it take longer for people to achieve their goals than others? In my reading on various subjects that help me understand what makes people act and react I’ve made some discoveries. Behind many people’s front motivations are a lot of hidden ones. Some people that seem to achieve by (more…)

This post is from a male’s perspective so you women out there please don’t feel alienated or that this entry is sexist. It should actually be empowering and enlightening . . . so on to it.

So how is success a woman? Success is a woman from a man’s perspective and here’s why. Man’s journey thoughout life is to be successful. First a man must define success to himself then he must set out to achieve it. It’s a desire . . . much like he desires a woman. When a man sees a woman he wants his instinct is to start thinking of ways to get her. This longing begins with (more…)

       

         I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the subjects of our subconscious mind and the role it’s playing particularly in this day and age. These times were continually referenced by the ancients from all the civilizations we hold in regards and that were “technologically advanced”. And what does that even mean? We refer to the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Asian cultures as “technologically advanced”. Those fuckers didn’t have laptop, touchscreen phones, or ANY of the shit we have (refering to OUTside the mind technology) so what the hell are we talking about then and why do experts refer to them as such? Could it be the same tasks we invent all kinds of shit to do are the same tasks they were carrying out with nothing other than their minds. (more…)

               Now I don’t know how spiritual you may be but please don’t think this is necessarily a spiritual post . . . it’s just what’s been going on in my mind which has translated into life. I hope it helps you overall if not at least help you realize some things concerning your own life. Let me start off by saying that the mind is a muscle . . . and like muscles it must be worked. And that’s whatEVER you set your mind to do. If you’re anything like me you have periods (usually like 2-5 days) where you’re extremely focused on something, success, love, accomplishing some abstract mini goal, or whatever. Then when you break these tasks into smaller goals you get lost in the details. It’s like of like when I’m drawing, I start off sketching the general shapes and I’m so pleased because I love the progress, it’s a beautiful and simple stage. But then as I start zeroing in on certain details of the drawing I take a broader view of if and realize the details in the section I was just working on doesn’t look quite right.

           It frustrates me so either I erase and get back to the overall concept and rework or I (more…)

Here’s the second installment in the series where we’re going to be dealing in details and stuff you’re going to need to get set up and start looking for prospects and hitting them hard. First thing you’re going to need is a book keeping system. You can do this with physical files or on your laptop or pda if you have one. Get a physical green folder and mark it “Income” and a red folder marking it “Expenses”. Also you’ll want to keep a log of your creating and marketing time slots because you’ll need to keep track of your time. If you want you can keep track of all this electronically using your laptop or pda. I integrate all three methods in synchronization but I can tell you sometimes technology will let you down . . . so don’t be lazy, keep physical records for backup. Plus we still live in a society where we get paper receipts and invoices for transactions. You don’t want to blow up and have the I.R.S. (sick face) at your door while all you have is your hands full of crashed equipment and no records. Next thing you’re going to want to do is get some EXTREMELY CRUCIAL BOOKS which I’m going to tell you which ones to buy. You may find other books outside of the list I give you here but these are the absolute MUST BUYS here. Since a lot of you may not get to sit down and have a cup of coffee with established artists in our industry you can do the next best thing and read what they have to say and how they got there. Here is the list you need to get asap.

2010 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market (more…)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

This shit is CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY. What in the blue HELL happened to face to face interaction??? Now I know this is going to make me seem like a bitter old man or something but I’m 27 writing this after realizing this myself. Plus what threw me into writing this was a friend of mine coming back from Chicago after attending a seminar on social media. She actually sort of works for me so I had to pay attention to what she was saying as far as how the world has shrunk, blah blah blah, we’re in a new age of branding, GREAT! I’ve somewhat tried to pay attention to social media trends but not really . . . meanwhile practicing the same face to face, “press the flesh”, shake of a hand business I’ve been doing this whole time. Even though it was on my to-do list to integrate the social media accounts I DID have (like two and I never used them) I never considered the power of online networking.

I’m an entrepreneur at heart so just like any other I have to adapt to trends to survive, that’s evolution, but I sort of went kicking and screaming the whole way. Seems like damn near every website now you can join, set up a profile, upload photos, videos, etc. just like MySpace and the like. A lot of positive things can be said about this new wave of social networking online but there are also some downsides.  (more…)