7 Universal Year

“A lot of my friends are having a really hard time right now,” a friends told me as we caught up last weekend. During my month of writing I noticed that my friends are in transition; others struggle to embrace the career or life they thought they wanted. From a man who feels like he is in a rut,…

Mindful Monday #29 – Struggle

Choosing to face my fears has put my life into a whirl wind. I have gained a deeper understanding of truths that we all know or have heard.  Just as I started to settle into a new life, since my month of writing, and started to catch my breath from all the changes of the…

Find Your Light

We live in darkness. We either choose to be blind or are unaware that we are blind.  We choose to stay naïve instead of seeking deeper knowledge on issues that affect the community. The most common darkness is hiding our true self or lying to our self about our happiness with our life or our…

Wisdom Wednesday #11 – Hope in a Desperate Time

Robin Williams’ death has had a great impact on so many people.  As soon as I learned of his death, I was in disbelief.  Then the flood of post after post after post of people talking about personal accounts of meeting him, working with him and remembering him and his work. Among the mourning and remembrance…

Mindful Monday #28 – Inspire

I said good-bye to a friend this weekend at his going away party.  I’ve known him only for a year, but within the year we have become good friends.  I am both excited and sad to see him go.  My friend isn’t moving, but he is unsure if/ when he will be back.  So I…

Never Alone

My best friend aka Soul Sister sent me an email with the image below.  In the body of the email was the single line, “Reminds me of you.”  The email, a simple gesture, put a smile on my face this week.  After reading the quote a few more times, I agree that the quote reminds me…

Mindful Monday #27 – Money

The past week I have been in a unique position to observe someone who is going after money.  And as a filmmaker I have seen a lot of people go after money.  Recently an aspiring filmmaker told me that he wanted to go into a part of the industry because that is where the money…

Lose Sight of the Shoreline

“Be careful what you wish for…” is the phrase that has come up a lot these past two weeks.  Never before has that phrase ever applied to me like it does at this moment.  In the month that I have been back in Los Angeles, since my month of writing, my life has made a…

Wisdom Wednesday #10 – Great Leaders Inspire Action

When I was a teenager I had opportunities to go to several leadership programs.  What I loved the most about those programs were the motivational speakers because they inspired me a lot as a teen and as a young leader.  One specific speaker said: “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how…

Mindful Monday #26 – Leadership

This Saturday I will be speaking at a global leadership program for California youth.  I’m nervous and very excited for this opportunity. While I have spoken to high school and college students before about goal setting and making it in the industry all with a motivational spin, this is my first full motivational speech that…

Plan to be Surprised

“I don’t know why I never thought that would apply to me?”  I told a girlfriend, over dinner.  It’s been over a month since I’ve been back from my month of writing and I am still chipping away at seeing friends that I either haven’t seen since I was out-of-town or haven’t seen at all…