easy ways you can give to others without going broke

Today is one of those days where things are good. I’ve received good praises for multiple projects at work and I am being given more projects that I enjoy more than the usual work. Good vibes are flowing within me. When you have great days it’s important to embrace those good vibes. Not only embrace […]

how to do something that has never been done before

In a world that is saturated with things being constantly created, how do we find originality? How do we do something that has never been done before? It can feel pretty much impossible. We begin to realize that everything we say and do is influenced by something we have seen, heard or felt. This is […]

awesome instrumental band to listen to

I find myself wanting to talk about music and share it with others here on the blog, so this is the beginning of me talking a little more in depth about bands, songs and albums I love. I look forward to sharing the music that I fill my days with in hopes that you will […]

When you believe in yourself sometimes it can come down to mind over matter

This summer I told myself I wanted to really focus on music and more specifically my guitar skills over the next year. Last week I decided that I needed a plan and some sort of guidance to make that happen. So I decided to purchase a video series that completely covers the skill and techniques […]

ways you can beat writer's block when writing for your blog

It’s been much harder lately for me to write something that I feel is “good.” I tend to give myself pretty high standards for the sake of my own standards. I want to know that what I am writing is worth reading, compelling and something that can help people think differently. I want to help […]

Why it is important to confront your problems rather than run away from them

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. – J. Donald Walters This morning I woke up and did my usual routine. Shower. Breakfast. Coffee. Hello to my awesome room mate(s) and out the door to my car. […]

awesome video production company from Michigan

When a close friend of mine showed me the Michigan Beer Film at his place in upper Michigan,  I had a gut feeling the dudes that made it were pretty darn cool. Guess what? I was right. I saw it quite a while ago, but never took upon myself to reach out to them and […]

I have been diving more into Adobe After Effects this summer and it’s been refreshing for me creatively. I’ve always been intimidated by the application. It is a very complex set of tools. I used to think the same thing about Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro, but now it all seems second nature. My […]

quotes about self entitlement

It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it. ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild When it comes to success in life, you and I are probably […]

Sometimes I feel like I am never good enough

You live in a time where we are able to see what everyone else is doing all the time. You constantly think that everyone is always busy creating and doing things you wish you could do. Everyone else appears to be better than you are at every moment of your life. You are never good […]

rent guitar pedals online and try them out with your own amp

I love music. Even more so I love guitar… And I have an obsession with guitar pedals. Guilty! I bet some of you are too. When I ran across TryAPedal.net I knew I had to give it a try. Not only that I was so curious as to who runs it and the story behind […]

Teach yourself motion graphics with skillshare and mt mograph

I am proud to share this motion graphics project that you see above. It was not all me either. I am blessed to work with a talented graphic designer, a copywriter and a fun and creative marketing team at my day job. I’m usually busy making videos with real people in them or snapping photos […]

How to find out what you want to do with your life

When I graduated high school in 2006, I pictured myself in a completely difference scenario in 2014. I thought I would have a wife, a kid or two and possibly living in a different state. Just didn’t end up being that at all. I’m single, no children and a daily commuter for work. I’m also […]

interview with Jake Bartlett who is a motion graphics artist

Recently at my day job I have been venturing into 2D animation and motion graphics in Adobe After Effects. I had some experience with the program, but not enough to take on the project we were pursuing. It was time to do some more learning! Yes even when college is over we have to keep on […]

what music can teach you about life

Music has taught me a great life lesson and it’s something I would love to share with all of you. I want to start from the beginning. I’ve been playing guitar for almost 8 years now. I started my senior year in high school. I’ve always been a fan of flashy and busy music, but […]

interview with photographer Scott Wyden Kivowitz

I’ve been quietly following Scott Wyden Kivowitz for some time now on Google Plus. I honestly cannot remember how I found him, but after I did, I started hearing other people talk about him too. Even in real life. His name would come up and I would think to myself, “yeah I know exactly who […]

how to grow your passion when you have a full time job

What is your passion? I can bet you don’t do it for a living. Most of us don’t. And if you do, it’s definitely not an easy life either. That’s part of the beauty of it though. Doing something you love for a career is supposed to be a challenge. Isn’t that what passion is […]

Inspirational desktop background with a quote about sharing the wealth

I feel like the word “wealth” is fairly misunderstood, abused and just lost in translation. It can easily be conveyed as a way to explain how much money you have at your disposal. That just seems like a wrong way of looking at it. Wealth should not be about finances. It should be about things […]

awesome free wordpress themes for my blog

This month I found two awesome free WordPress themes for you to check out. Both of them are minimal and clean. They also are quite similar, but have their own character for you to choose from. Check them out! Lingonberry   The Lingonberry WordPress theme is great for bloggers that just want to write and […]

tips on how to prevent stress in your life

There’s a lot of strong positive signals being put in our faces every day. I even try to flood myself with positive energy all the time since I am always hustling to get things done. As much as we like to think they are healthy and good for us, it can be the most stressful addition to our life. It’s on social networks, on billboards, signs in schools and institutions… everywhere. Continue reading

street photography in downtown green bay wisconsin with Chris Kerksieck

It’s so refreshing to catch up with friends that you know have wicked amounts of talent just brewing up inside of them. It can be really hard to stay in touch, but when you do get together, it’s a good time. It’s a time of talking about the bigger picture, sharing the little details and […]

interview about blogging

I’ve been wanting to do more interviews on the blog with some amazing people. Photographers, designers, developers, filmmakers, bloggers and all sorts of creators. This is a hopeful start to a great series of interviews to come I thought I would kick off this interview series with someone from the blogosphere. Blogging is awesome and […]

teach a man to give and he'll be thankful for a lifetime

Relationships have tremendous value for us. Even when we are broke as hell and feel worthless, the greatest people in our life can lift us up. They see the potential within us. Not only that, they know how to create good within us. Seeing the good is half the battle. Teaching others to create good […]

free wordpress themes 2014

This is the first of many monthly posts about my favorite free WordPress themes as well as a few other platforms such as Tumblr themes in the future. I find that the platform we use to share our content is not always important, but it can be fun to change up our look from time to […]

why writing everyday is good for you

In 2014 I have a personal goal to publish 500 times to my own blog. Why? Because I love a good challenge. That and a bunch of other reasons too. Let’s talk about why I set it to 500 before I jump into the core of why it’s so awesome to write, edit and publish […]

stop procrastinating get it done kinetic bear photography jacob miller_1

You might be reading this because you have been one lazy bum lately and you need that little reminder to get you back in action and kick some serious butt. So if you are that person that has been procrastinating a lot lately, let’s go over a few reasons why you should just get moving and just finish the damn thing already. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, I just want to see you succeed. Some of these responses are more serious than others….. Continue reading

embrace the creative seasons in your life kinetic bear photography jacob miller

It has been an incredible year for me from a creative aspect. I cannot stress how much I have been getting done in comparison to any other time of my life. I thought I accomplished a lot last year, but I have been kicking some serious butt this year. I will say that I am noticing my own progress much more than ever before. I have been writing more to my blog, writing my first ebook (to be released in April 2014), progressing in my photography and design skills and now more recently I have been writing so much music I don’t know what to do with it all. Continue reading

work without inspiration kinetic bear photography jacob miller

I ran across this post on twitter today from a teacher I had and it totally flashed me back. I can recall spending over 8 hours in that exact room on some days. I actually had a whole semester where I had two, 3-4 hour classes in a row in that room. It was quite […]

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If you’re thinking about making a big decision in your life, I’d be the first person to tell you to go for it. I’d also be the first person to start preparing in the best way you can. Not just through skills, knowledge and finance, but through your head and heart. Starting something new takes […]

why you need to change your ways in order to succeed

When you compare your life from now to 10 or 20 years ago, it’s very easy to see the difference. It is obvious people in your life have come and gone. Maybe you live some where else. Maybe you were in school or your kids were still living at home. Maybe you didn’t have kids, […]

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This is my friend and house buddy Andrew. I snapped this shot if him last weekend on a drive north. I caught him off guard and her looks a bit annoyed. I assure you it was a split second reaction. He’s not that kind if guy. Well… Most of the time. Haha. I’ve been waking […]

Between moments there is life. The space in which provides a foundation to moments we remember. The void between memories is forgetful. Then, a light shines upon it from time to time. The little things we do. Every day. The habits we form. We are who we are because of the void. The habits. Once […]

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There’s nothing wrong with relaxing, but what if you do something that makes you feel good, satisfied and relieved from the end result. It wasn’t rest, but it wasn’t hard work. Maybe spending time practicing guitar while you watch a show on Netflix. Perhaps you catch up with an old friend in the same manner. […]

why do mondays suck? How can we make mondays better?

You dread Mondays don’t you? I do too. It’s ok to feel that way. It’s mutual across the business world. Why is it that way though? What if you had the ability to change that not only for you, but everyone you work with. What if I told you it could start with a single […]