When we read a story, we get transported to someplace. For this to happen, people talk about the need for the reader to have a willing suspension of disbelief. This phrase came from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Romantic writer. “In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in which it was agreed, that… Continue reading How to Really Transport Your Reader
Someone comes into a room, takes out a gun, points it at you and says: “You! You right there! Show me what you love! What’s your passion? Right now! Show me what it looks like when you live your passion!” The gunman is asking about your ability to walk the talk. Most of us are… Continue reading The Wise Gunman Demands Your Integrity
Love is a big word. It’s also a four letter word. Let’s break this down a little bit. What do I mean when I say you should only do something if you love it? What does it mean to love someone? Love gets us way, way outside our comfort zone. Love is inspiring. Sometimes love… Continue reading If You Don’t Love It, Don’t Do It
Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any… Continue reading Don’t Psych Yourself Up!
Organic growth scares people because of the facades around success. Get rich quick schemes abound. Despite their irrationality, slot machines remain popular. We like to believe we are so very rational. Put in the work and you’ll reap the rewards, they say. What stands in the way? Why don’t we trust the process? Well, most… Continue reading Why is Consistent Growth So Hard to Maintain?