Recently, you may have seen various jumps in design. I’m experimenting with themes and code, trying to make things more dynamic and fun. It’s taking a bit longer than I had anticipated yet it’s a fulfilling process.
A while back, I switched from ComicPress to Comic Easel (for “Perk at Work”). This has given me the freedom to work with different themes. The functionality of Comic Easel, however, can be illusive. I’m still trying to figure out all the features and coding. I’m not a code monkey either so it’s a slow process. Still, I told myself that I wanted to go the Comic Easel route because of the functionality and freedom. I’m sticking with it.
Ultimately, I would like this website to be a hub for fun and relaxation. I’m designing the structure and doing research. My goal is to have the site up to where I think it should be in six months.
On another note, I will be resigning from my job as a property manager to pursue my dreams as an artist/writer/speaker. I read this book years ago and, though it has taken me way longer than 48 days, I’m doing it.
“48 Days to the Work You Love” by Dan Miller
I aim to use this blog as a journal of my progress — my ups and downs. Wish me luck.
We should dance more. I declare 2014 to be the year of the dancing. Let’s all dance and not care how we look. Let’s just have fun. Let’s take dance classes. Let’s go to dance parties. I love to dance. Let’s dance!
I recently wrote a comic where Wren tells Perk how a reptile would sooner eat its young than care for them. (“Dinosaur Joke” set to publish on December 27, 2013.) The reptile is all about selfish survival. And we humans have that within us. Daniel Priestley, author of “Entrepreneur Revolution” calls it the “lizard brain”.
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The lizard brain thinks everything is scarce and that people are trying to steal its stuff. We can exhibit such behavior in our own lives. The lizard brain is the base level of thinking and acting. A very low place.
Priestley then mentions the “monkey brain”. The monkey brain is a bit higher but still not all that great. It is focused on pleasing itself and is distracted by shiny things.
The highest brain in Priestley’s hierarchy is the “empire builder” brain. This is the brain of a true entrepreneur, a person who wants to change the world and go at it full force.
Here is Priestley briefly explaining these brains:
I’m listening to the book again in the intention of moving deeper into the empire builder brain. (Though I will admit I find myself exhibiting the lizard and monkey brains more often than I would like.)