Platform or Process

Illustrator or CorelDraw? Windows or Mac? 3m or Avery? Print professionals and designers go nuts over their tools. I love CorelDraw and despise Illustrator or vice-versa.

Fall in love with your process not your tools. Remember a tool is just a tool; the magic happens when it is placed in the hands of a master.

-T. Trucks

Simplicity

What is the One Thing you could do today to make everything else easier or not necessary?

  1. Make a list
  2. Prioritize
  3. Choose
  4. Take Action
  5. Repeat

Simple. Powerful. Effective.

Press toward the mark.
-T. Trucks

How do you see?

Half-full, half-empty, or just a glass with water in it? Maybe better to ask, where did the glass come from and who poured the water?

  • Half-full runs off a cliff at full speed thinking everything is going to be great.
  • Half-empty hides in a cave, paralyzed by fear, missing countless opportunities.
  • Just a glass with water becomes cynical and apathetic.

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Would you give that to your mother?

I love processes and perfection. I believe that a well designed and well made product really touch people on a higher level; things like Google’s Gmail, Apple’s iPhone, Tesla’s Model S, the Golden Gate Bridge, 2-son’s Farm Tables, and Mrs. Deneve’s chocolate pound cake. On the surface all these things might look very dissimilar but there is a thread that runs through them all… EXCELLENCE!

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Stop Believing

Ever see the movie Ice Age : The Meltdown? Remember the part where Ellie, a 6 ton mammoth, truly believed she was an opossum… ridiculous, right!? I believe it happens far too often. Folks are brain-washed into believing I can’t, I’m not good enough, or I ________. Jump, you just might find out you have wings.

I heard a fantastic sermon yesterday (here is the link). Very practical guide to help you stop believing you are an opossum.

  1. Start where you are
  2. Use what you have
  3. Do what you can

-T. Trucks

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