Sometimes people tell me things like, “If you just believe in yourself enough, you can accomplish anything!” While I strongly believe in the importance of positive thinking, that’s really only half of the story. Confidence isn’t enough. Turns out, that despite the shortcuts we think...

The last book I wrote hit the New York Times Bestsellers List. That’s fun, but that’s not where I began. No one begins there. This is where I began. It’s a series of prom ads I pitched to a tuxedo rental company I was writing...

We fear the woods. They are dark and unkind at times. We would pave a path through them if we could. A wooden bridge over their waters, a cut walk way through their downed trees. We can’t see the way clearly but perhaps even scarier...

I learned the hard way that great ideas without an audience die faster than good ideas with a few fans. For years, I wrote messages on napkins, leaving them around the house in hopes of someone discovering them. I thought a gusty wind might come...

One of the most universal fears is, “if people really knew me, they would abandon me,” The fear is that if people really knew how shallow, broken, not perfect and messed up you were, they wouldn’t love you. And so from this fear, secrets are...

Dear L.E. and McRae, You don’t read my blog. That’s OK, you’re only 10 and 7. You’d find it pretty boring. Someday you will though. Someday you’ll do some sort of hologram search on Google and read this is. So though I will certainly write...

Dear fear, Monday must have been awful for you. You had an entire month to convince me my blogging days were over. You had weeks and weeks to tell me it would never work again. You asked me question after question these last few days.

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