I was introduced to Caine’s Arcade this week and can’t stop talking about it. These two films capture a beautiful story about creativity and how encouragement can launch people into something they never imagined.
Last year I had the privilege of spending a few days with Tom Shadyac, who radically convicted me about how I live. Tom was (and is) an acclaimed Hollywood director (Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty) but hurt his head in a bike accident and suffered painful headaches for months. While suffering, he questioned what he was doing with his life. He claimed his life was largely about acquiring things. He realized that while he wasn’t really unhappy, he wasn’t exactly happy, either. So he made some changes.
Tom made a decision to get rid of his house, to stop flying private, and to live generously, focussing on relationships. He moved into a double wide trailer. He pretty much only…
At Storyline, we’re pretty even keeled. We don’t get too excited or worried and things pretty much get handled ahead of schedule. How that happened with a group of artists, I don’t know, but everybody who works with us seems to appreciate our flow of business. Essentially, if we are rushing, we know we’ve done something wrong.
Of course there are plenty of great reasons in life to rush. If you’re an ER doctor or a professional ping-pong player, rushing seems appropriate. But in most endeavors, feeling a constant sense of urgency and panic means somebody hasn’t done their job. And that somebody is…
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