Published by Adam Clark on September 15, 2014

A Failure Isn't Always A Failure

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about how it was time for a change. In fact, the article was titled, "It's Time For A Change". Clever, I know.

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Published by Adam Clark on August 5, 2014

W. Clement Stone on Integrity

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

Published by Adam Clark on August 4, 2014

How to Have All the Time in the World

Busyness. It's a sign of pride these days. The problem for most of us, is that even if we don't take pride in being workaholics, we don't know how to change. Especially for those of us who are entrepreneurs, there's a never-ending pile of stuff to get done. I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.

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Published by Adam Clark on July 27, 2014

On Depression, Burnout and Finding What's Important

This is going to be super raw. Honestly, I'm nervous about sharing some of what follows because it's so personal. But I know from the emails I receive that many of you reading this will identify with it. And I hope by sharing this that you will be helped in some way.

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Published by Adam Clark on July 21, 2014

It's Time For A Change

When I first decided to pursue a career in the web, it was because I wanted to build my own businesses and make my own things and experience the freedom of controlling my own destiny.

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Published by Adam Clark on July 19, 2014

Paul Jarvis on Values

The horrible thing about tiny compromises in values is that they never seem that big of a deal at the time because they’re so small. But then they turn into a mountain range that feels almost impassible. Then you’re stuck on a slippery slope, which is too steep to climb. And yes, that slope is aptly named, “Unhappy due to lack of alignment with values – Population: Me.”

Excerpted from The Gently Mad 035

Published by Adam Clark on July 17, 2014

You Matter

If you've been following along for any length of time, you know I write a lot about my fear of failure, insecurity and chronic self-doubt.

I write about this stuff because I'm constantly plagued by it and it's always in my head. Every time I open Photoshop or Sublime Text, or iA Writer, or sit down at the drum kit, I fight with a voice that says "You're work is terrible. You have no skill. You don't matter."

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Published by Adam Clark on July 11, 2014

The Horn Doesn't Matter

I've been a musician since I was 5 years old. My parents afforded me the opportunity to play lots of different instruments and one of my favorites was the trumpet.

I spent hours listening to stacks of jazz and classical records from heroes like Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis and Doc Severinsen, and dreamed of being able to play like them.

But there was a problem. I hated practicing. Practicing was hard. In reality, I was more obsessed with the *idea* of being a great trumpet player, than actually playing. But I wouldn't figure that out for many years.

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Published by Adam Clark on June 20, 2014

Confidence: The Holy Grail of Personhood

What is it about putting myself out there that is so compelling? Why do I feel the need to do it over and over again, despite a pretty solid track record of failure?

I know plenty of people who are perfectly happy living a life of privacy. But, for me, there’s something almost primal about the desire need to put my thoughts on display for entire world. And I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember.

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