"The state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous."

- 1st definition, Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

This philosophy prioritizes being happy and healthy over being prosperous when referring to Well-being. It should be abundantly clear to us now that without our health, we have nothing. We are also being forced to remember what truly makes us happy; gratitude. Our Creative Power is very much affected by our well-being. 

Well-being is a creative's most important asset.



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The Grind 59 The Wisdom To Know The Difference

What are we all freaking out about? In three days my youngest son will graduate from high school. I’m so happy for him and so proud of him. I can close my eyes and vividly remember when he was a baby. When he was a little boy that I carried around my neck. Today trying…

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The Grind 57: The Power of Less

Being a great entrepreneur is about responsiveness, making great decisions and execution, just like being a great athlete. The habit of accepting less bullshit in our lives is transferrable in a good way.

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The Grind 56: Dealing with Dissatisfaction

We’re human, we’re not going to stop being pissed off. As we (“the societal we”) continue to understand the impact of our state of mind on our wellbeing, and subsequently our wellbeing on everything we want to accomplish in the world, we’ve put more and more focus on the kind of thoughts we need to…

Nutrifitt CEO and Marcus Whitney

#CreativePower Hour #13 – Austin Hulsey

Leading into Nashville Fit Games on Saturday, May 18th, Marcus speaks with founder of NutriFitt (@nutrifittlabs), Austin Hulsey about what inspired him to create a high quality nutritional supplements product line, free of artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives and proprietary blends. Austin and Marcus talk about the journey of entrepreneurship and the importance of wellbeing. Listen…

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The Grind 54: Coming to Terms

There must be something in the air… I wouldn’t quite call it a crossroads, but I’m definitely on the verge of something big… personally. I can tell because it’s been hard to get my focus away from how I’m living my life.  Things like how much sleep I’m getting, what I’m eating, how much I’m…

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The Grind 53: Mood Follows Action

Change is a big damn deal. I met up with a friend last week who I hadn’t seen in a while. He reads the newsletter, and last week I shared my sadness about the untimely death of Nipsey Hussle. But even prior to that, I’ve been pretty open with y’all on The Grind. It’s just…

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The Grind 49: Reflect and Integrate

Slow down. Better yet, stop. Sunday morning I woke up and felt like I had a hangover. Only thing was, I didn’t have a drop of alcohol the night before. I haven’t had any for almost four months. I felt that way because my body is tired to the bone. I came into this year…

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The Grind 45: Narcissists Give Ego A Bad Name

Why can’t we talk about how great we are? Last Wednesday I had a moment to think about how proud I was of the choices I’ve been making lately, and how they have shown me just how much of a badass I am. I’m showing up in the world in a major way right now.…

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Interview

#CreativePower Hour #3 -Megan Barry

In this episode, I speak with proud Nashvillian and former Mayor, Megan Barry. Megan’s story is well documented, but I’m not certain that what she has learned from it is. This is an open, wandering conversation about life, creative power, women as leaders and the gift of reflection. Listen to “#CreativePower Hour #3 – Megan…

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The Grind 43: The Gift Of Reflection

I’m really excited for this week. This week I will put out two shows on the podcast or the first time. I’m getting the hang of this thing… Both shows will feature my friend, Megan Barry. For those of you outside of Nashville, Megan was the 7th Mayor of Nashville. She was the first woman…

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The Grind 42: Our Relationship With Discomfort

I didn’t send my newsletter yesterday because it was Martin Luther King Jr. day., and I like to reflect on sacrifice on that day. For the last week, I have been thinking about the value of discomfort, and the importance of developing a healthy relationship with it. Have you watched MLK’s mountaintop speech recently? If…

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The Grind 41 Hiatus

Happy Sunday my friend, This is the last Grind newsletter I will send for at least a month. I also will not be doing anymore Create and Orchestrate videos for at least a month. Why? Because I can see the finish line with Create and Orchestrate, the book, and I’m in focus mode. Last year…