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Knowing when to deep learn
Knowing when to learn and recognize the pattern that works for you. Knowing this has enabled me to learn the right thing at the right time rather than learning the sam...
Throwing it all out and starting again
Sometimes, the best thing to do is throw it all out and start again. Yes, it can be hard, but it might be the only way forward. A few thoughts.My example is a game I d...
A tip for Canon EOS M50 HDMI users
I love my Canon EOS M50 camera. But, when it comes to using it as a video camera with HDMI out, it has an issue. After 30 minutes, it will turn off, regardless of powe...
Multiple projects as a way to keep moving forward
Multiple projects are a great way to beat the motivation and brick wall blues. In this episode, I offer a couple of tips on how they can help you move forward when the...
That was January, how did it go? Journaling answered my questions
Can you believe we are at the end of January already? Amazing! In this episode, I discuss what I have learned from the changes I made this year. A lot of that is thank...
Experiment to learn and improve existing work and find customers
I share some thoughts on changing existing content to find ways to improve outreach for existing content consumers and improve the chances of finding new ones.
Asking for reviews pays off, a great motivation for the start of the year
A quick thought on checking those reviews and ratings now and again to help motivate you.
You have to make ugly before you can make pretty
Not everything you make is a 10. And you won't get to 10 without starting at 1. Some thoughts on why making ugly is just fine as a path to making pretty.
An old love, with a new twist. Infrared Photography
I am kicking off the new year by discussing my exploration of Infrared photography. How and why you might want to explore this creative twist.
Is film photography making a come back?
I read an article this week that Pentax is exploring the idea of making a new film camera. This is exciting news even if it never comes to production, some thoughts on...
I took my own advice, and a good idea did not go as planned
A humorous story of how taking my advice from the previous episode ended with a funny, unexpected result. In other words, do what I suggest, not what I did.
Use the season to practice those skills just for fun
This episode is brought to you by me putting the lights outside the house, it will all make sense when you listen.
My creative struggle with phone vs actual cameras
A bit of self-reflection and creative struggle in this episode as I discuss my battle with phone cameras vs. dedicated hardware. No surprise, which I prefer, but it is...
Stop over complicating the solution to simple problems, lesson learned
A lesson learned from me in this one with a great example of over-complicating the solution to a simple problem.
Tis the season to enjoy as much as make
It is the holiday season here in the USA and probably in other parts of the World. This is a reminder and some thoughts on remembering to stop and enjoy it.
Are you giving a personal voice to your creations?
I think the best creations and content come when we give them a personal voice and feeling.
Is your current task worth the effort?
We owe it to ourselves to evaluate if what we are doing is worth the effort for the chance of the outcome we are hoping for. Some thoughts in this episode.
Don't fight the calendar and clock, schedules can slip
Trying to deliver on a regular schedule is suitable for content creators. But that is easier said than done, and it's OK to slip a little.
Are you going for happiness or likes?
Be honest. There are no wrong answers. Are you making things to be happy or to try and trend?
Subscriptions are good for learning
In this episode, I share some thoughts on why I found subscriptions to be better for learning instead of one time purchases.
Think of Googling as a reminder for what you know
Today, we are expected to know many things for our careers or day jobs. Often folks say you should know something and not have to look it up. I disagree with this sham...
It's OK to do something badly and ship, don't wait for perfection
Perfection is an impossible target, yet we tell ourselves we cannot ship until we reach the goal. That is wrong, and I'm going to tell you why.
Some times you need a break, and that is fine
As creators, we are constantly working on some project or idea. It is easy to miss the signs that we need to take a break. My thoughts on why breaks are good.
The good and the bad of being busy
It is great to have plenty of things to do and keep you occupied. But sometimes you also need space. I've crunched it this week and earned myself a break over the week...
Everything is urgent, how to deal with this situation
It never fails that at some point, every client will say their needs are urgent. So as we all know, when everything is urgent, nothing is urgent. So how do you deal wi...
What do I work on next? The constant struggle
Knowing which side project to work on without feeling guilty that I'm ignoring something else is a constant struggle. Some thoughts on this, in this episode.
The difference between YouTube and Live Streaming Content
In the previous episode, I shared some thoughts on the complications of creating YouTube content. In this one I want to explain the differences between YouTube and Liv...
To Blog or not to Blog?
Blog posts take time, but that's what makes them better than 30-second splash and dash social network content. Some thoughts on long form content and why it still matt...