career growth

Steal This Quote: Steven Pressfield

By |July 23rd, 2017|

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?”
Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
— Steven Pressfield, American screenwriter, novelist and author of The War […]

I’m Turning Into A Morning Person & I Hate It

By |July 9th, 2017|

No doubt you’ve heard the oft-repeated cliché of how the path to success can only be found through rising with the sun. Or a variation thereof.

Well, I’ve never believed this to be true, and there’s ample evidence to show that plenty of successful people have […]

If You Plan It Right, It’s Not Multitasking

By |July 4th, 2017|

I know we’re only 2 weeks in, but I can definitely say without a doubt, it’s going to be a very interesting summer. So interesting in fact, my plate spinning skills are going to be Ed Sullivan Show-worthy by Labor Day weekend. Allow me to […]

Steal This Quote: Neil Gaiman

By |February 26th, 2017|

Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do…
Now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could’ve dreamed.
— Neil Gaiman, English author, playwright, screenwriter and graphic novelist

Cocky Enough To Hold Your Fire

By |January 27th, 2017|

I’ve seen a lot of declarations about not making any New Year’s resolutions in 2017. I don’t know if it’s a trend or people were just fed up with the horribleness of 2016, they can’t imagine it being any worse, but don’t want to tempt […]

Steal This Quote: Albert Einstein Redux

By |October 23rd, 2016|

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
— Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and humanitarian

We Have To Stop Beating Ourselves Up

By |October 16th, 2016|

These days, you see plenty of blog posts, magazine articles, and Medium rants about the frenetic world we live in, how to obtain work/life balance, and the dangers of our lives turning into a new version of Fight Club. But while we worry about being […]

This Is What A Creative Looks Like

By |September 26th, 2016|

I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer/entrepreneur and something about our interaction left me a bit … ruffled. Not upset. Not angry. Just … ruffled.

You see, I consider myself a creative professional. I use my creative talents as a writer, editor and devourer […]

Why The Newark International Film Festival? Here’s Why…

By |September 5th, 2016|

I. Love. Festivals! A bit reductive, but it’s true. I love festivals. Music festivals. Book festivals. Fringe theatre festivals. I even love those festivals dedicated to just one type of food, like strawberry festivals. The ingenuity of the participants combined with the welcoming spirit of […]

Financing The Imposter: Part Time, Side Hustle Or Fraud?

By |August 28th, 2016|

A constant theme you’ll hear many entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers discuss is the concept of feeling like a “fraud.” And by fraud, what we really mean is “if our vision, our art and our talent are as good as we think it is, we’d be […]