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The Power of One

Few things in the world are as disheartening as feeling powerless: when you know that something needs to be done, but for whatever reason, you feel as though you just can’t make it happen. It’s a frustrating feeling to be sure, but today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: you never […]

The Story You Want to Hear vs. the Truth Within

Human beings are natural storytellers. All of us are familiar with the time-honored stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, from Adam and Eve, to Romeo and Juliet, to Hansel and Gretel. But we don’t just tell stories to each other. In fact, some of the most powerful stories are the ones […]

Being Asleep at the Wheel

2020 has been a year like no other. From the election to the pandemic, we’ve been hit with surprises at every turn: some ups, and (let’s face it) a whole lot of downs. But what’s been interesting to me, as I think back on this year, is this: even though we’ve had to adapt to […]

How to Break Through Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New

Creatives are some of the most capable people I know—which is why it always baffles me to realize that many creatives struggle to break out of their comfort zones and try something new.  And yet, I see it over and over again. All too often, creatives—the people who thrive on originality and appreciate breaking the […]

Fake It Till You Make It

We’ve all heard the advice: fake it till you make it. The idea behind this adage is that pretending to think, feel, or act a certain way will cause you to actually think, feel, or act that way.  It seems impossibly simple, in a “too-good-to-be-true” way. Could pretending, essentially, create a new reality? The short […]

Fear Only Exists in the Mind

At Design.org, we talk a lot about the reality of fear. We believe in fear. We believe in acknowledging and rejecting your fear in order to demonstrate courage. And we believe that by learning to control your thoughts, you’ll be better equipped to control and conquer your fears.  Today, I want to zero in on […]

Courage: Choosing to Acknowledge Fear

Many of us think of courage as the opposite of fear. When we have courage we don’t have fear, and vice versa. The two do not, and cannot, coexist. The problem with that line of thinking comes with real-life experience. When you try to reconcile the ideas of courage and fear in the real world, […]

How to Reinvent Yourself Using New Habits

If you really want to “create happy” in your life, then it’s going to take a little reinvention. See, you’ve been doing things a certain way for a while—a certain way that has brought you to where you are now. You have habits that, on a daily basis, either take you closer or farther away […]