Interview with Jared Falk of Drumeo

Last month I launched a new web series on YouTube. I am yet to give it an official name, because I am not completely sure what to call it. It is already looking like it will have several themes and feature a variety of people who I will interview and have candid discussions with during a live broadcast.

I was pleased to have Jared Falk of Drumeo as my first guest.

Sorry, But I’ve Been Busy

My new DW Performance Series and cool new drum head!

I realize that I haven’t posted in several weeks, and I am really sorry about that.  It doesn’t mean that I have not been really busy though, or writing other stuff, as I have been doing just that.  This should give you an idea of what I have been up to. Earlier this year I started writing a weekly column for the Houston Chronicle newspaper.  A couple of months ago, that was increased to 2 columns a week that are […]

Dreaming Out Loud

I really wanted to write something awesome and post it on my birthday, which was on Tuesday. But as luck would have it, I was completely blocked the night before. I am rarely blocked, but when I am, I know better than to force it. Although, I have to admit that I painstakingly spent 2 hours doing just that. By midnight the night before my birthday, I had nothing but a few disconnected sentences that were anything but awesome.

Inspire and be Inspired

Inspiration is a two-way street. In order to inspire others, you have to be inspired yourself.

I was recently catching up with a good friend of mine, Vicki Jackson, who I had not seen in several months. We have known each other for about 5 years and have shared some unexpected parallel life experiences. There is a definite chemistry that is underlined by the simple fact that we just get each other. No pretense, no bull shit (pardon the French), just mutual respect and support.. Randomly, she also shares the same birthday as my BFF Cheryl Howe.

It All Started With a Typewriter

The more I think about it, the more I realize that I have always been a writer.  Truly, I think it all started with a typewriter, literally.  When I was about 12-years-old my mom gave me her old manual Royal portable typewriter.  You wouldn’t believe what they called portable back then. This thing weighed a ton and came in this heavy duty metal suitcase like thing. And you had to really use some muscle to push the keys down. There […]

Inspiration Through Social Media

Welcome to my first Blog post of 2013! I have a lot of things that I want to talk about, so it was difficult for me to pick just one to start off the year. Then it occurred to me that 2013 is really just a continuation of many of the things that were put into place in 2012. There were lots of new starts and changes that provided me with renewed momentum, direction and inspiration for doing the things […]

Rock Star Moments

One thing that I have learned, is that you don’t have to be a rock star to have rock star moments.  That’s what punctuating life is all about. Professionally I have received many accolades, but those are usually fleeting and less important to me than my personal rock star moments.  In business, you are often only as awesome as the last awesome thing that you did. That is also true in your personal life. Having said that, what do you […]