Blog Category: Creativity

10 Things Everyone Got Wrong About Dave Chappelle’s Recent Netflix Special

Will Smith desperately needed advice. He was terrified about something he was about to do. So he said, “I have to visit the master.” He called Dave Chappelle. His challenge: to do…

Will Smith desperately needed advice. He was terrified about something he was about to do. So he said, “I have to visit the master.” He called Dave Chappelle. His challenge: to do three minutes of standup comedy at a comedy club. I get it. When I had to do six minutes the first time, I […]

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Those Who Mind Don’t Matter, and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind (and Other Lessons I’ve Learned From Dr. Seuss)

Ted Geisel cheated on his wife with his neighbor. Then his wife killed herself. He then married his neighbor. Ted is one of the bestselling authors in history but because of the…

Ted Geisel cheated on his wife with his neighbor. Then his wife killed herself. He then married his neighbor. Ted is one of the bestselling authors in history but because of the above I almost didn’t want to write this. But I learned so much from his books. I still live by what I learned […]

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How to Write 12 Books This Year

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to…

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to be a writer. He read James Joyce and could quote Thomas Pynchon. He had a beard. He wanted to write “The Great American […]

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Are You In Prison?

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in…

I had to go to the bathroom or I would s**t my pants. But I was stuck in a meeting. And what if I ran into my boss? Would he be in the next stall? Would we wait afterwards to see who would leave first after making all of those embarrassing sounds? I ran out […]

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What Is the Best Writing Advice You Have Received?

I was thrown out of graduate school because I thought women would only like me if I published a novel. So every day, starting in 1990, I wrote 3,000 words a day.…

I was thrown out of graduate school because I thought women would only like me if I published a novel. So every day, starting in 1990, I wrote 3,000 words a day. I’d go up to girls in bars and ask if I could read to them. 100% of them would say no. Or laugh […]

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I Challenged Tim Ferriss To Arm Wrestling And This Is What Happened Next…

We spoke for three hours. It was my longest podcast ever so I decided to release it in two parts. Part two is out today. At the end of the podcast I…

We spoke for three hours. It was my longest podcast ever so I decided to release it in two parts. Part two is out today. At the end of the podcast I don’t know what I was thinking. First I was thinking ‘arm wrestle’. But then I was thinking he’d destroy me because we had […]

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The Power of Art

“We were assigned this weird project,” Mollie said. I was trying to fall asleep on the couch but my 13 year old kept staring at me until I said, “what’s up?” and then she said that.…

“We were assigned this weird project,” Mollie said. I was trying to fall asleep on the couch but my 13 year old kept staring at me until I said, “what’s up?” and then she said that. “What’s it on?” “We have to write an essay that starts with the words ‘The Power of…’ ” Of course I thought she was […]

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