The Difference Between Just Showing Up and Moving the Needle

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According to Woody Allen, “80 percent of success is just showing up.” If that’s true, I would say the other 20 percent is sheer perseverance to make progress, or move the needle. Showing up is just the baseline, but it’s not enough.

Back when I practiced martial arts very seriously and it was a huge part of my life, I would train everyday or nearly every day. Sometimes I’d hit a plateau for months where I wasn’t making any progress. I thought that just by showing up every day consistently, that was making a difference, but it wasn’t. I wasn’t pushing myself so I wasn’t making any gains. I was in my comfort zone doing what I could do and not training trying to do what I couldn’t do.

If you want to move a stone to build the pyramid, it’s not enough to just show up and push. If there was not enough force to move the rock even an inch, simply showing up everyday to push it will not get you a pyramid. However if you put in enough force and effort to move it even an inch, eventually you will have something.

I think it’s like that with any craft. If you don’t the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll likely get the same results. If you do marketing and are not seeing new customers, doing the same thing over and over isn’t likely going to change it.

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Mortal Kombat 9 Arrives

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I’ve been waiting for this game for a while. Critics are calling this the best Mortal Kombat game ever. Gamers appreciate the move back to 2d gameplay.

Many of my friends have been involved in the production of this game and I am glad to see it finally come to fruition.

The official cinematic intro is also out and for your viewing pleasure.

Note: My friends Don, Taylor, Yusuf, and I were involved in the motion capture of this trailer. I saw it for the first time yesterday and I have to say it’s pretty cool.

I want to thank Ed Boon, Carlos Pesina, Rick O’meara, John Vogel and the rest of the MK team for including me in this wild ride.

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My SugarGamers Interview

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I’m so cheestastic in this interview by Keisha Howard of SugarGamers.

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Trailer for 9th Mortal Kombat Video Game

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A debut trailer for the 9th Mortal Kombat video game is out just in time for this year’s E3. From the looks of it, it’s a reboot and going back to the roots. You can view it here at TRMK Keep an eye out for Kung Lao’s triple kick.

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Fake Blood: Corn Syrup + Food Coloring

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Had a shoot today at Alter where I looked progressively bloodier and bloodier. It was the first time I had fake blood on me. I guess I was never really into scary Halloween costumes. I looked at the ingredients of the fake blood and it’s corn syrup and food coloring. There’s also several types of fake blood: viscous, chunky etc. Here’s some photos from behind the scenes and the people that made the shoot possible: Producer Melanie Francis, Photographer Eric Sahrmann and Hair and Makeup Artist Karen Brody.

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