The year 2015 is approaching. My world is changing. As I write this, I have a 3-month-old laying next to me & a 2-year-old sleeping in his crib.

All the lights are off, but the glow from the Christmas tree and computer screen are keeping me company.

Looking back over the past 12 months, I see that 2014 was an exciting year for myself and my family.

  • Let go from my job.
  • I started a new blog.
  • Sold my first online product.

All these things are moving me towards a successful online business.


The plan is to take many posts from this site. Then pull all the articles from my other web sites and mix them together into one big site around the topic of creativity.

As I look through my archives, I realize creativity is something that threads through all my writing. Thus, it only makes sense for me to create my business around that subject.

The specifics I am still working on, but I am excited for this change and for all the fun projects I will be working on around it.

This Blog & Podcast

Pajama DayToday my son and I have decided it is pajama day. A day in which we get to wear our pajamas all day.

At the same time that I play with my son I am also working on my business.

While this can be stressful at times, I love the opportunity to be both active in my son’s life and do something I enjoy.

What is your pajama day like?

I would love to hear ways that you celebrate your loved ones and work towards your goals. Leave these in the comment section below.

Jason in bathtubAs I read this post I am soaking in a hotel bathtub. Not only am I creating this post while relaxing, I am not even writing. Instead I am using my iPhone’s ability to write what I say.

This completely changes the way I view blogging!

While I will be making many changes to this site and my other blogs, this new way of creating blog posts will greatly influence those changes. I am very excited to see the possibilities from this.

Reading Axe Cop

I was listening to a podcast (can’t remember the podcast) where the interviewee (can’t remember his name) was talking about how he reads a book a week. He just schedules a specific number of pages per day, does it before noon, and has been doing this for over a year.

My Challenge

My challenge to myself is to accomplish what this man has been doing. My goal is to read a minimum of 52 books over the course of the next 52 weeks. It is obviously do-able.

My Biggest FearMy biggest fear is choosing the wrong business.

With all my choices, I worry that the option I choose will not be profitable and I will spend all my time trying to keep my business afloat while my family surfers.

On the other side of that coin, I also worry about finding myself in a successful business that I don’t enjoy. For example, I have been performing for over 10 years and within the first few years I realized it isn’t what I want to do with the rest of my life. I enjoy performing but wanted to do other things and I hate the stress.

If I choose the wrong businesses and it isn’t successful, I could put my family in a financially awkward situation. On the other hand, success in something I grow to hate would mean creating a job for myself instead of something I am proud of…. These are my biggest fears.

How can I overcome this fear?

My office is currently messy.

It is a little embarrassing, but mostly annoying.

It is hard to find what I want, I’m tripping over things, important items are getting lost… It is just annoying, but I have been here before. It happens once or twice a month where it becomes too much and I just need to get my act together and clean.

Office of Clutter

Why is it so messy?

I just want to come out and say it.

I’m drunk!

Drinking and Blogging

Don’t judge me, I am allowed to Drink and Blog, there is no crime in that. However, if there is a lot of spelling errors and bad grammer…. Don’t you judge me.

This evening while enjoying a few alcoholic beverages to celebrate my successful surgery (if you want to see photos, let me know in the comments below) I stumbled upon an exciting article about the Simpsons.

The Truth about the Simpsons:

The reality is, the Simpsons isn’t as good as it once was. I am not sure the reason or want to argue the fact, but it isn’t.

Any show that has been on for 25 years is going to have a hard time even with some of the best writers and producers in the industry. Maybe it is because I’m older, but the show as a whole doesn’t seem as relevant and has lost its charm.

Which is sad to say because I consider Matt Groening one of my idols. Who else has been successful in both comic industry (Life in Hell & comic versions of his animated shows) and animation (Simpsons & Futurama)? No one, that’s who.

Thoughts from Twitter: