“How to Blog” w/ Prince in The City


This video was inspired by a fellow blogger who asked me “how do I center myself and clear my thoughts before writing?” And I can tell you that there is no right or wrong answer to this question.

The best answer is that you have to put into perspective of riding a bicycle for the very first time. Like Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” I believe that if you keep blogging, keep writing, on a topic that you really enjoy eventually you will find your center, and blogging will then become second nature to you. So keep at it!

Another best piece of advice comes from my good friend and phenomenal photographer Jon Medel who said that you have to fall in love with the process–and don’t get bogged done by finishing product. If you were go to my webpage and see my photos from his camera lens, you can see why people from all over San Diego and Los Angeles flock to him.

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Motivation Monday: Evolve the Art of Storytelling


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Evolve the Art of Storytelling

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see iPad storyteller and entrepreneur, Joe Sabia, give an inspirational talk on the history of storytelling; and how technology was able to advance it thanks to German author, Lothar Megendoffer. Sabia does not only do a phenomenal job of storytelling (detailing each part of his story with powerful visuals), but an excellent job in conveying his point across.

“The art of storytelling has remained unchanged. And for the most part the stories are recycled. But the way humans tell the stories has evolved with pure, and consistent novelty.”

–Joe Sabia

Stories are what keeps the world spinning. And I am so fortunate that I am able to use my writing, and my website, as a platform to share people’s stories across the world via the web. 

*I invite all of you to check out my “Interesting People” section and read the amazing stories that I have amassed since I first produced my website to the world! 

Thank you Megendoffer for giving me, and the world, the Megendofferitis: to make our stories come to life. If you hadn’t said “Genug ist Genug,” then our stories would have never reached the medium to where it is today.

So this week, evolve the art of storytelling–and catch the Megendofferitis. Instead of sharing your story face to face, grab a phone and video stream your story online and make your story come to life. Utilize social media to make your story (and/or your product’s story) come to life!

To follow Joe Sabia and his TED talks, go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/joe_sabia.html   

You can also follow Joe on his personal website at http://www.joesabia.co/ or on Twitter (@joesabia)