People with creative professions have a hard time finding success in what they do, so I create honest content that helps them gain confidence in their own work and have a positive impact on others.
Hello! My name is Jacob Miller, and this is my personal (and professional) blog. Many folks online know me as “The Kinetic Bear”
I get super excited when I’m helping creative people discover their gifts and become happier people through that process.
This is blog exists to help people in creative roles to become more courageous in what they do. Every single skill you have is a tool to do great work and help others along the way. The positive impact you can have on the world through your work is incredible. I’m here to help you do that.
What I do for a living.
I’m a creative professional from De Pere, WI. I currently lead the video and photography team for Arketype Inc in Green Bay, WI. I work with incredible people and create all sorts of marketing products for amazing clients. Stop by sometime! We are a fun and happy bunch. We all work hard, play hard, and take care of each other. I’m excited to share how!
Topics I’ll share from my experience.
- How to build strong and positive work relationships.
- Effective tools to capture your ideas and create more efficiently.
- Learning to find your strengths as you take on more work.
- Healthy ways to handle criticism from clients and your boss so you can grow faster.
- Making decisions when working with hard deadlines.
- Dealing with stress and emotions while on the job.
- Curious about anything else? Please ask.
What matters to me.
- Music. For years I have written all sorts of genres of music. Recently, I’ve been creating ambient tones and soundscapes with piano and guitar. You can hear some of my recent music here.
- Writing. In 2012 I made a strong and personal commitment to writing. It just sort of happened. No one told me to do it. I found writing on my blog and even a few others just so addicting. After publishing over 1000 blog posts in under 3 years for various communities I have learned a lot about writing and even more importantly, myself.
- Family. They are kind of crazy, but I love them. We didn’t always get along, but the older we get the more we understand each other. I am proud of my two older sisters and younger brother. It’s been an honor to see them step into new parts of their lives. My parents were and still are the best role models a kid could ask for. Tough love.
- Friends. I have the greatest friends a guy could ask for. After leaving Facebook in early 2014 I’ve been able to invest more time in the people that truly care about me versus the ones that just wanted to know what I was up to. I have found that investing more energy into fewer people leads to a happier life and stronger relationships. You can read more about that here.
- The Outdoors. It’s a wonderful place to be. Especially upper Michigan – where I grew up.