This might not work. Try. Start. Step. Create. Publish. Ship. You can’t win if you don’t play. What do I have to lose? What do I have to gain? Let’s just see what happens. If I knew the outcome, I probably wouldn’t start. If you know who’s going to win the game, would you watch?

The thrill is not knowing who’s going to win. The thrill is not knowing who’s going to win. The thrill is the game.

Welcome to The Cream.

If I had a nickel ...

If I had a nickel …

How do you recognize opportunity?
February 11, 2016/by Bradley
Unlimited Popcorn Forever

Low-cost alternatives to Golden State Warriors tickets

What would you do with $1,000?
February 10, 2016/by Bradley
The Best at what They Do

Be the Best at One Thing

At least be the best of anyone you know.
February 8, 2016/by Bradley
There's the towel. Are you going to throw it in?

You can reupload your ebook again and again. But you have to do it a first time.

You can't improve on nothing.
February 6, 2016/by Bradley
The day will start better if you start your day. [Point Reyes, California]

The day will start better if you start your day.

Some days are better than others. Why?
February 4, 2016/by Bradley
Everything is Fine [This flower needs no improvement.]

I’m not satisfied with “fine.”

Isn't "fine" good enough?
February 3, 2016/by Bradley
This is what starting out looks like.

This is what starting out looks like.

You can start without finishing, but you can't finish without starting.
February 2, 2016/by Bradley
Why publish what you write?

Because you never know who’s lurking.

If you hide it, will they come. (Hint: no.)
February 1, 2016/by Bradley
It'll get done someday. [box of souvenirs to sort through]

It’ll get done someday.

Is "someday" marked on your calendar?
January 31, 2016/by Bradley
Don't hate the off days. Embrace them. [Randall Museum Playground. San Francisco]

(Don’t) make every day the best day ever. 

Don't hate the off days. Embrace them.
January 30, 2016/by Bradley
2016 is Sparkly [Westlake Village Inn]`

It’s January 26. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?

How important are they to you?
January 26, 2016/by Bradley
Sunset

Creativity diminishes in relation to the amount of external input.

Let it out before you let it in.
January 24, 2016/by Bradley
Sell More on Amazon.com: Understanding Keywords

Amazon wants you to “Select seven search key phrases.”

Is Amazon more important than Google? It might be if you're an author.
January 22, 2016/by Bradley
It's their house. Don't let them get locked out.

How can you plan for the future when you don’t know what it’s going to be like?

Don't put clients under your account for licenses.
January 20, 2016/by Bradley
Just how far will you go to achieve your dream?

Quitters, Inc.

Just how far will you go to achieve your dream?
January 19, 2016/by Bradley
Stephen King's The Body

The Body

4 boys searching for adventure--they get their money's worth.
January 18, 2016/by Bradley
Follow someone who is better than you to learn how to get better yourself. [Lake Tahoe]

Follow a Leader

You can learn more from them than you can from yourself.
January 17, 2016/by Bradley
What tools do you use when you build your own house?

What tools would you use if you built it for yourself?

Do you walk your talk?
January 16, 2016/by Bradley
Does it matter if you want something?

Do our thoughts have any influence on events of the future?

Could our thoughts be powerful? Even a little?
January 16, 2016/by Bradley
Upside-down reflection taken with upside-down iPhone. [Tank Hill, San Francisco]

This morning’s incident won’t hit any news. It’s too good.

Why doesn't good news make the news?
January 14, 2016/by Bradley
Children's Illustrated Books

What do you get when you mix a witty writer with an ingenious illustrator?

At the very least, we're going to have some laughs.
January 13, 2016/by Bradley
Have a New Teenager by Friday

Have a New Teenager by Friday

Responsible kids need responsibilities.
January 8, 2016/by Bradley
Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers

Permission Marketing

Let 100 plants live a few days or nurture 20 of them to fruition?
January 4, 2016/by Bradley
Unused creativity is not benign.

Unused creativity is not benign.

We need to let it out.
January 3, 2016/by Bradley
Get up, stand tall, shake it off. Which direction is that chairlift going? Up.

Shake it Off

2016 is here. Do you want to play?
December 31, 2015/by Bradley
Could it be that kids comprehend better with audiobooks?

“I remember more when I listen to a book.”

Could it be that kids comprehend better with audiobooks?
December 28, 2015/by Bradley
How long do you hold onto mementoes?

How long do you hold onto mementoes?

When do you say goodbye?
December 27, 2015/by Bradley
Can the same comedy material be different?

2 comedians, 1 source of material. 1 was funny, 1 was not. How does that add up?

Can the same comedy material be different?
December 26, 2015/by Bradley
Own Your Fear

Own Your Fear

Do you own your fear or do you own it?
December 24, 2015/by Bradley
The Key to Markree Castle

Just a handful of things on my calendar today.

Really, there's just one.
December 15, 2015/by Bradley
Recognize Your Paradise

Recognize Your Paradise

Acknowledge when you are in a state of bliss.
December 12, 2015/by Bradley
A headache is about the only thing that can slow down my writing habit.

What’s a threat to your daily habit?

Nothing can stop me. But a few things can slow me down.
December 7, 2015/by Bradley
Do you want to write all day or read what you wrote to an audience? [Mill Valley, California]

I’m going to need you to step away from the keyboard, sir.

You need to write, but you need to read your writing, too.
November 3, 2015/by Bradley
Should I write this book for me or should I write it for my boys or should I write it for the readers I don't know?

It’s not (always) about what you’re interested in, it’s about what they’re interested in.

Force yourself, once in a while, to think what they would like.
October 31, 2015/by Bradley
Are you building a bike shed or a nuclear power plant?

The ideal client is the one who listens to us.

They do their job and you do yours.
October 29, 2015/by Bradley
Use your brain, not your legs. [Finally found my boys just where I thought they'd be.]

Stop running and start thinking.

You can run fast, but not as fast as a thought.
October 24, 2015/by Bradley
If you're 101, you're allowed to sketch Leprechauns and eat white bread and processed cheese. [sketch table of the artist]

If dinner is white bread and sliced processed American cheese, will the nutritionists yell at me? Not if I’m 101-years old.

If you're 101, I think you're legally allowed to do whatever you want.
October 19, 2015/by Bradley
Do you envy others or rejoice in their adventures? [over Rhodes, Greece]

1,000 miles from land, the sea is covered in a dome of stars.

Do you regretfully envy those who have done what you have not?
October 18, 2015/by Bradley
Do you speak the language of your audience? [Discovery Cube, Los Angeles]

Dogs greet each other by sniffing each other’s butts.

Is your writing appropriate for your audience?
October 17, 2015/by Bradley

Break your time up into “seasons.”

What season do you get stuck in?
October 11, 2015/by Bradley
3 colors, minimal graphics = impact. [South Lake Tahoe tree]

What makes a strong logo?

How do you know if you have a good one?
October 10, 2015/by Bradley
If you can't see your customers, can they see you? [Stuck in I-80 traffic.]

Caution: If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.

If you can't see your customers, can they see you?
October 9, 2015/by Bradley
Human-Focused Design optimizes for motivation and engagement over traditional Function-Focused Design

Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards

Could you learn something from game theory for your business? Or life?
October 6, 2015/by Bradley
An event only dad would enjoy.

Who cares about the stuff nobody cares about?

Whom do you share the silly stuff with?
October 5, 2015/by Bradley
People are just wasting their time. Do they know it's money? [Faces blurred out so as not to embarrass those who are throwing away precious minutes.]

Don’t have time? Here are 12 minutes you might have overlooked.

Are you throwing your life away in the aisle?
October 4, 2015/by Bradley
Can you bring your old self back from the dead? I did. It wasn't fun. [Fort Funston, San Francisco]

Can we bring back the dead? No, not THAT kind of dead!

I resurrected part of my former self.
September 30, 2015/by Bradley
What's it worth? Getting fired over a sunset? Maybe it depends on who it's with. [Point Reyes National Seashore, California]

Punished severely or rewarded handsomely. Is it a risk you’re willing to take?

What are you willing to risk to leap into the unknown?
September 28, 2015/by Bradley

Kids running late for school? Here’s a word problem so complex they’ll be early for the next two years.

It'll never happen again once they understand this concept.
September 25, 2015/by Bradley
What would I do? Oh, that's an easy one: write.

If you had the luxury of doing only one thing, what would it be?

No elaboration, just answer the question.
September 24, 2015/by Bradley
Celebrate the smallest of decluttering victories.

From the Decluttering Trenches: Celebrate the Small Wins

Cleaning out the attic is great, but so is throwing away a tiny something.
September 23, 2015/by Bradley
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