Learning vs Teaching

Learning vs Teaching

A friend of mine in South Africa, Jon-Pat Myers, relayed this principle to me: Do something for 8 hours and you’ve tasted it Do something for 2 weeks and you’ve borrowed it Do something for 3 months and you own it. I like it because it ties in with a lot of what I...
Looking Away: 5 Good Reasons To Take A Break

Looking Away: 5 Good Reasons To Take A Break

“Look Away, Look Away” sang Big Country way back in the 80’s somewhere… I am pretty sure they weren’t giving writing advice, but it works pretty well anyway. Can’t see the wood for the trees? Take a break. Writing can sometimes be the most depressing activity....
The Crucial Skills: Creativity

The Crucial Skills: Creativity

  This keeps coming up. Creativity is inextricably tied to innovation. As an entrepreneur, your largest asset is your ability to remain memorable and desirable in the face of your competition. Creativity/innovation is the best way to do this. This means that, as an...
What I learned from Rock n Roll

What I learned from Rock n Roll

Don’t be scared to dream Be scared of only dreaming Everyone is faking it. Most people cannot tell the difference You CAN do whatever you want if you REALLY want to With practice you can get better at anything. Even things you have never done before or thought you...
Begin At The Beginning

Begin At The Beginning

There is a world of difference between coming up with a great idea for a book and starting to write one. You’ll have seen the endless quotes from writers about how they came up with the ending FIRST and then reverse engineered the story from there. That’s actually a...