reassuring life advice for struggling artists

3 Uncommon Steps to a Happier, Better New Year

For my last video of the year, I go through three powerful steps you can take to guarantee that next year will be better than the last.

My primary resource for this video was Tim Ferriss's book, Tribe of Mentors:

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Say No to Reality and Embrace Your Potential as an Artist

Nietszche once said that "No artist tolerates reality." Today I share Chase Jarvis's inspirational interpretation of this quote that can help you overcome your limiting beliefs and embrace your potential as an artist.

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Video of Steve Jobs quote:

About my channel: Aside from my films, I post weekly videos about life an emerging artist, in the hopes that the things I'm learning and doing will be helpful to you on your own journey, either as an artist or a person who wants to live a more creative and fulfilling life.

This week I'm coming to you from The Seedling Eco-Retreat and Artist Residency at Sagada, Mountain Province, in the Philippines.

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The Truth About Early Success as an Artist

Most of us dream of becoming famous at a young age. But is it really as great as it seems?

This week I share the story of AJ Hochhalter, a film composer who struck it big composing music for a film that won in Sundance when he was just age 25.

Read the whole interview here.

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Thanks to Bifoli2 for my knit checkered hat:

Is It Time to Quit Being An Artist?

How do you know when it's time to call it quits on trying to be an artist? In this week's episode, I share the story of how Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner went through a seemingly impossible phase of failure to the eventual success he achieved with one of the greatest shows on television.

Getting There: A Book of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal [affiliate link]

Read the excerpt about Matthew Weiner

Ira Glass on "the Gap"

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