The Tale of Inspiration, Perspiration, Preparation and Celebration


It was Thomas Edison that was once quoted as saying "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” While I’m pretty sure that was just his passive aggressive way of telling his wife to crank up the a/c (don’t quote me on that), I do believe there is a lesson in there somewhere. But first, I believe that his little equation needs Read More

Does Networking Work? Or Why Chris Brogan is Writing a Book Entitled “Marc Was Right!”


I like Chris Brogan. He's one of a few people I know of online that has genuinely figured out how to succeed at the service of others. As opposed to the expense of others like most. Chris is a good egg. Which is why it pains me to have to publicly shame him in front of the hundreds of millions of people that read my blog each and every Read More

Stop Being Such a Selfish Bastard!


I mean this in the nicest way possible. Sometimes you can be such a selfish bastard. Everything you do seems to come down to personal gain and how you can benefit. Even this post. It's all about you, isn’t it? You’re searching for something. Something that will improve your business. Or your personal life. Maybe your finances. You’re Read More

How You Do One Thing is How You Do Everything


Gary Vaynerchuk asked me to write a review for his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook on my blog. Except there is a problem. I generally don't write reviews on my blog. In fact, I never have. And I really wasn't planning on it anytime soon. So, I did what any rational artist unwilling to threaten the integrity of their craft would do. I said Read More

The One Thing Keeping You from Being Great


If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The battle cry of the complacent and the one thing stopping you from crossing over from good to great. Nothing will steal your dream quicker than that comfortable feeling you get when things are good. If Steve Jobs and Apple marched to the beat of that drum there would be no iPhone 5 coming out soon because the Read More

Are You Willing to Let Go?


Letting go of my career as a professional musician was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done. Even though I had not played professionally in over ten years, I couldn't get myself to do it. What would my family think of me if I just gave up on being a musician? How do I explain to my friends that I just quit? How will other musicians Read More

Get a Real Job


For a majority of my life I have heard some variation of the phrase "get a real job" from the people around me once they heard that I was an entrepreneur and a musician. This little diddy comes in all different flavors, so don't be surprised if you find it hiding behind the pseudonym of "you need something to fall back on" as well. It's pretty much Read More

How Not to Get On Broadway


I was reading a post by blogger Chris Brogan yesterday entitled "Earning Attention" which in short was about earning a place of importance within your industry as opposed to having expectations of someone else take you there. I'm not going to do it justice by attempting to recreate his post in a sentence or two so how about we just make it Read More