The 2017 100

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 01:08 am

Unless my life sees some major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100!

It’s January 13th—I’ve spent nearly two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items that matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s a key difference from the lists that came before it.

Before it was a task list—I’d look around at everything that needed doing and jot it down, because my life would obviously be better with them out of the way.

But task lists aren’t inspiring. They’re not motivational. As a creative, that’s like dropping a pile of 100 things I dread on my lap and nagging myself to get ’em done by the year’s end.

Once I realised what I was doing to myself, so much so that I just went through my least successful year yet for my list, I knew I needed to make a change for 2017.

The 2017 100—It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It.—New Year, New Perspective

I’m particularly proud of the list I’ve put together for The 2017 100. I didn’t take any shortcuts—I wrote out 100 things that’d help me live the life I’d like to lead and prove instrumental along the path there. Rather than hurriedly scrawl out a list I’d likely ignore ’til December, I wrote one that I’d happily check off, knowing that each accomplishment would take me a step closer to a far better 2018. I feel like I’m finally getting it right this time, and I hope that shines through as you give it a look for yourself!

But that’s enough of my chatter—I’ve already made you wait long enough. Here for your consideration is The 2017 100—because it’s not what you do… it’s how you do it!

Long Live the Hustle

Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the work that we never actually hustle to reach the goals that we set out in the first place.

What’s Your Dream?

It all starts with a dream. A notion. An idea.

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After work, I caught a quick bite to eat with Sean Ward, an old buddy of mine, and he told me the big secret to getting where you want to be in life. To paraphrase:

Keep throwing things out there into the world, and eventually one will stick.

When he’s working on his projects, he’ll share shots and videos of the works in progress so people can get a good idea of what he’s been up to and where he’s going next. It’s not so much a humblebrag or anything of that nature, but rather it gives him the fuel he needs to keep producing and moving forward.

How to be Photogenic

Last updated on March 21st, 2021 at 01:15 am

Hey, cool cats, I’m trapped at work for most of the night, so I figure tonight’s going to be a pretty quick post. Those who know me well enough know that some days I can be a total narcissist, while others I can rock the slob hat without too much of a problem. But I really don’t think anyone needs lessons on how to be a slob—I’d actually be a little disturbed if that were the case. No, I think it’s time to talk about how to be photogenic!

How to be Photogenic: Four Quick Tips!

That’s right! Too many people shy away from the camera. Maybe it’s because of the old superstitions that it would steal your soul away. Maybe it’s a self-esteem issue. What I know, though, is that everyone deserves to look good in photos. So here are a few quick tips that work for me, and I hope that they’ll do some magic for the camera-shy out there!