Tag Archives: Wisdom

Fear in Moderation

Often, the cautious, incremental, conservative, moderate, careful approach is the least appropriate and stupidest response, under the circumstances.  It’s the mindset that leads to the wrong answers or to a lack of effective action.  This kind of approach leads to … Continue reading

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Figuring Out How to Leverage Your Wisdom

I’m not young any more.  It pains me to write that, as I am sure it would pain most people, but why?  What’s wrong with being the age you are?  What has age got to do with your art?  Aren’t … Continue reading

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Are Older Artists Past Their Sell By Date?

No!  Older artists are not past their best.  Of course they aren’t!  Are you crazy?  In fact, they’ve never been better. Thinking that older artists are no longer capable or relevant is a stupid idea, held by those who really … Continue reading

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Smells Like Generosity of Spirit

Have you ever noticed that the teachers and mentors that have the most knowledge are usually those that are most generous in sharing it?  It’s always the teachers with very little knowledge that guard it jealously, it seems to me.  … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Rigour

It turns out that to get anything done, you need both curiosity and rigour.  One without the other just doesn’t work. The rigour is just about the process.  Stepping through the steps.  Making sure you keep showing up to make … Continue reading

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My Favourite Frank Zappa Quotes

Apologies if these are not correct, but Frank was a unique mind and a creative musician with few peers.  Here are some of his best utterances: “Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines … Continue reading

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Television Ate My Life

When I first started with a life coach, in a quest to try to make time for art and creativity in my life, I was wondering how I was going to find that time.  I worked long hours, commuted for … Continue reading

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