The ramblings of a creative & entrepreneur on all things creative and personal growth.

In the Rearview – Recap of 2015

Estimated 11 min read

Every year I start a recap and never complete/publish it. This is the year I change that and even though this year has been bittersweet, I’m ever so grateful to have made it this far. My focus in 2015 was to first and foremost be a father, a better husband, and friend. In the years

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The Camel and the Straw

Estimated 7 min read

We’re all familiar with the story of how the camel was loaded with supplies and other necessary traveling equipment, but it wasn’t until a simple piece of straw landed on top did every go awry. Emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually we are much like that camel. We’re burdened with so many things and no matter

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Thoughts on Intentional action

Estimated 6 min read

The past few weeks have been crazy. Days starting anywhere between 5:00- 6:30am and filled with meetings, redesigns and strategy sessions. Rounded out with a conference that required preparation for a presentation and a panel moderation, and just when it seems like there’s a moment to breathe there is even more on the to-do list

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WordCamp Orlando 2015: Managing Project Expectations and Roadblocks

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This past weekend, I had the opportunity of sharing with my local WordPress community a presentation on running more successful projects by managing the expectations and the importance of a discovery phase in preventing many common roadblocks. We covered how expectations if not set correctly, can have a negative impact on the project scope, budget and

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The Moments that Define Us

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In life, we’re constantly faced with a barrage of events, people, and other outside influences that try to mold us into what they want us to be. Some of these moments are there to define us; while others exist to refine us into being something more. The plans we make rarely include these unexpected moments.

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Dare to be amazing

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Life only gives us a limited amount of opportunities from start to end. We can dream, plan and talk about all the great ideas we have but if we never act on any of them, all we’ve truly accomplished is time wasted that can never be relived. We live with a common misconception that a

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What we leave behind

Estimated 6 min read

Every day is an exciting and equally exhausting experience when it comes to my daughter. Her sense of curiosity, intensity of focus, and determination have been sources of inspiration for me. Watching her grow and take on new challenges gives me an extra dose of determination to push through whatever challenges I may face. At

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It’s Okay If You Fall Sometimes

Estimated 6 min read

Life is unpredictable and doesn’t always go the way in which we plan. Sometimes when we’re running full speed ahead, obstacles can unexpectedly appear. So here I am, barely surviving day 3 of the challenge, and feeling a little on the side of discouragement. Where does time even go? There is just so much I

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Organize All the Things

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When it comes to making plans for myself, let’s just say I’m not a fan. When it comes to making plans for projects, events or logistics for user experiences, I can go all day, get creative with it and overall enjoy the experience. So here I am on day two of my challenge (missed part

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Constraints Reveal Innovation

Estimated 3 min read

Today marks day one of a ten-day challenge being held by Gumroad. You can learn more about the challenge here. Why am I sharing this with you? Well, that’s a very good question. Often I find myself wanting to shake things up a little, venture out and do something new, but mostly to keep myself

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The Experiences We Create

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As a person with a passion in user experience, I often find myself taking note of the various experiences I find myself going through on a daily basis when going through a store. Often due to my skin color I find myself in very unique, experiences that would probably anger some but, for the most

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On the Road to Excellence

Estimated 6 min read

Ever since I was a kid, writing was my way of escape. I felt as if the simplicity of pen and paper could transport my soul to a much purer place. A place where things were serene and peaceful. A place where my train of thought could continue without being interrupted or held back out

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It Will Be Okay

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We are our own worst critics. This is a saying that I’m sure you’ve heard before yet is one where the reality of its meaning isn’t fully thought upon. Usually when we hear it, it’s brushed off as something someone says to us in order to make us feel better. The thing we don’t realize

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