Want To Be Like Brad Pitt? Do This:

CaptureIf you ever doubt your dream due to your current lot in life, try watching “The Tonight Show.” (I personally adore Jimmy Fallon, but really this experiment works with any late night talk show.)

You’ve seen it before. The host will ask the celebrity guest about their earlier work. The guest will hem and haw about their humble beginnings. Inevitably they tell an amusing story about the bad commercial work they had to do to pay the bills.

Then the host will “surprise” them by digging up said commercial and broadcasting it to the world. A commercial like this: Continue reading

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What To Remember When You Start

start_book_3dIf you’re reading this blog, I can’t tell you how grateful I am.

I just wish there were more of you.

Look, I realize I only started this blog a couple months ago. I realize I’ve only written 60 posts or so. I realize it takes years, decades even to grow a following.

But I want more than a dozen people to read this blog every day. And I want that right now. I want it today.

I think that’s why I needed to read Jon Acuff’s latest book Start. Continue reading

How To Win The Impossible* Ladder Match

A lot can change in 50 years. Watching wrestling in the 1950s, you would think it impossible for the black and white sport of Gorgeous George and Verne Gagne to ever turn into this:

(Click Here if you can’t see the video above.)

The Ladder Match. Maybe the most dangerous match in all of wrestling. A championship belt is raised 15 ft above the ring. The only way to retrieve it is climb to the top of a ladder and unhook it. The first man to do so wins the championship. Before you grab the belt you can use the ladders around the ring as weapons and launching pads for insane aerial assaults. Continue reading