"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 16: Prayers for Orlando

Context: This was written in response to the June 12th act of terror in Orlando, Florida.  Hello my friend, There is no way to make sense of indiscriminate hate. There is no way to find good in the pointless destruction of lives and families at the hands of terror. We have seen it over and…

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The Grind 13: Storm and Settle

First, I want to share with anyone who hasn’t heard. On Thursday it was announced that Nashville was awarded a professional soccer franchise with the United Soccer League. I’m grateful to be part of the ownership group that was awarded that franchise. It’s exciting for Nashville. Ok, back to the topic we started on last…

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The Grind 11: Hope Binds Us

Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been under the weather the last couple of days. I’m actually about to head out to urgent care to make sure it’s not something more than a cold. Being a bit ill has a pretty significant impact on my mood. I don’t handle it very well, admittedly. It’s one of the…

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The Grind 10: Prioritize Balance

Today, I’m thinking about balance. I’m in South Beach with my best friends from college. We get together here semi-regularly to recharge and make sure our collective bond stays strong. I usually spend half the time I’m here thinking about how lucky I am to have them in my life. I live pretty far from…

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The Grind 9: How My White Belt Made Me More Thoughtful

I started taking Hapkido, a Korean martial art, along with my youngest son as a way for us to stay in shape and be more connected to each other. We started in January and just received our yellow belts last Saturday. Even at 40 years old, that was a very proud moment for me and…

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Create and Orchestrate Episode 17 : You Need To Be Grateful

Educational Keynote Speaker

Marcus Whitney Keynote – Montgomery Bell Academy

Marcus Whitney delivers a keynote at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015.

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The Grind 4: Doubt is a Tireless Foe

Doubt is a tireless foe. There are so many reasons that our minds can conjure up to drive us to inaction. All humans are subject to bias. Recognizing this, consistently, can help us better manage our relationships with others as well as be more effective in business with others. But what about the biases within…