Blog024: Fridays

September 13, 2019

T-G-I-F? Fridays. The rallying call. Celebrate the week that has gone. Congregate on the free time you earned. The weekend will hold much to do, but the time was freely booked by you, for you. With a smile and a nod to friends you raise a glass and drink to freedom. Fridays should be a…

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Blog023: Thoughts on batching.

September 13, 2019

Batching 101. Task batching is a used to maintain a productive day. By group similar tasks you can effectively use your days time, and in turn free up time to focus on other important tasks such as creative endeavours or special projects. Creative use of email batching. I love emails. Little conversations, usually focused enough…

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Blog022: This is for you tomorrow.

September 11, 2019

The stories we tell ourselves shape the people who we become. “I’m tired” will emancipate itself into an over indulgence in coffee. You’ll yawn, lope around the place, and sit back and watch cat videos for the first part of your day. Little stories you tell yourself help keep you solidly placed in the one…

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Blog021: Distracted 101.

September 10, 2019

The zombie apocalypse Shuffling towards the exit she glowers at her screen. Without looking up or missing a beat she draws a long gulp out of her chilled soy latte, and places it expertly back into the carrier. Her focus absolute, her thumbs stab at the screen with mantas like precision, drawing symbols, arching swipes…

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Blog020: Food for thought.

September 9, 2019

Love life. In a world full of connection, never be afraid to reach out to people and make sure they’re doing OK, or find out if someone can just listen. It can make all the difference. Here’s 6 faces from this years Food for thought. Each one has a story, each one has been through…

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Blog019: Change.

September 7, 2019

Change and it’s power. Embrace change, don’t fear it. Recently a client admitted to me he was afraid of changing his brand visuals as he might alienate his target audience in his quest for more clients. Change can be scary, it can make for sleepiness nights and fear creeps in, chunking away at your vision…

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Blog018: The photo industries dirty little secret to success.

September 6, 2019

Do this and you’ll find your success. Learn to cultivate focus. Quick tip for the artist looking to go professional. Never underestimate the power of being known for one thing. Be that guy that does insane BMX photos, or that girl who rocks the MMA photo scene. If you don’t know what niche you’d like…

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Blog017: Patience, my dear.

September 5, 2019

Sometimes it’s just about time. No secret fast track. You most likely will really really want to quit. You may quit. (It’ll haunt you). Coming back will be sweeter after tasting the life beyond the work. The work always brings you more joy than unhappiness. It takes time. LOTS of time.   Don’t give up…

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Blog016: When social media works.

September 4, 2019

I just reached out. And people were there to help. The good side of social media Ever notice how social media can be a bit rough sometimes? The fact that it’s a highlight reel can really make others feel like they aren’t living la vida loca, or that they are successful enough. Spend any amount…

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Blog015: My thoughts on “Collaborations”

September 3, 2019

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. ~Steve Jobs Pros and cons of collaboration (collab) work Living the life of an artist can be quite solitary. You create, share and repeat. Occasionally there is another creative who reaches out and asks if you’d like to…

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