EXPERT INTERVIEW: Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas and his wife Denita founded God1st.org in 2009 and have been coming along side churches to help them teach on various topics including Salvation, Christian Living, Bible Prophecy, the Biblical mandate and Importance of Blessing Israel, Marriage and Family, and Social and Moral Issues among other topics. Brian has taught at several national prophecy conferences, […]

10 Keys to Spirit-Led Leadership

Last month I led a leadership class for two weeks (of a six week class) and talked about 10 Keys to Spirit-Led Leadership. I hope to write a post on each key at some point, but in the mean time here’s a brief overview of the 10 keys. Spirit-Led Leaders… 1. …Walk Closely With The […]

Don’t Wind Up In A Small Mountain-Town ER! Go With Your Gut!

You may remember the series of funny Direct TV spots that ran this year tracing a cable users small reaction to a frustrating cable TV event that leads to a large scale bad situation. Today as I was thinking through some milestones for my 2015 goals and a recent life event much like the Direct […]

S.M.A.R.T. Creative Career Goals, Part 2

This post is an excerpt from chapter 18 of my book Calling All Artists. November is the perfect time to start planning goals for the next year! In part 1, I shared what S.M.A.R.T. goals are and the benefit to using this method. Here in part 2 I want to show specific examples and an exercise for […]

S.M.A.R.T. Creative Career Goals, Part 1

This post is an excerpt from chapter 18 of my book Calling All Artists. As we approach the end of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to start thinking about goals for next year. I suggest doing this in November before the holiday season begins so you can hit the ground running in […]

Key Advice From 12 Industry Leaders

In addition to 20 chapters of practical content, there are also 12 interviews with some key creative industry leaders in my new book “Calling All Artists”. One question I asked each  of the interviewees was this; “If you had one overarching piece of advice for an artist trying to find their way, what would it be?” […]

Official Book Launch: Calling All Artists

See details and purchase options here. (or go directly to Amazon) Well it’s finally here. Six months in the making (although I could argue decades) with many late nights and early mornings, encouragement from my wife, kids, and great friends, I’m proud to announce the official release of my first book: Calling All Artists. (See printed […]

Calling All Artists! (NEW E-book Coming Soon)

If you are fuzzy about your specific calling as an artist, feel stuck or confused, want to take your skills to another level, wonder if you were built for something more, or if you need advice and direction from a trusted voice to figure out which way to go with your creative career, this e-book […]

How Mike Wazowski Can Help You Discover Your True Identity

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines identity as: “the distinguishing character or personality of an individual”. Chances are you haven’t ever really thought much about this. Most people don’t until they face a crisis, major transition, or are facing some other decision that will impact their life in a significant way. For some people their sense of […]

5 Reasons To Start Your Personal Renaissance

I finally had a chance to watch The Monuments Men, a film about an unlikely World War II platoon tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. I loved this film because not only is it based on a true story, but it highlights why art is so important in […]