7 Branding Rules for Creative People

Everybody has a creative side in them, whether you choose to embrace it or not is your business. There's no one way to be creative, instead it's important to create in your own medium and in your own voice, following another's path significantly detracts from the creativity you can produce. Want to embrace your creative...

7 Branding Rules for Creative PeopleRyan Payne

Blind in Space

What's the scariest thing you've ever done? If your starting your own business, writing the next great work, or self-branding yourself or your company then you might describe what you're experiencing now as terrifying, not just scary. But what if you found yourself in a space suit, outside of the shuttle, connected to humanity...

Blind in SpaceRyan Payne

Dog Treats

I did something I shouldn't have done today. I ate a lush, delicious, and completely non-healthy burger from Austin's own burger joint, P. Terry's. I had a craving that would not go away and it had to be satiated. And oh boy was it! There are several P. Terry's located around Austin and thankfully one...

Dog TreatsRyan Payne

Thomas Edison’s Greatest Failure

Change is terrifying. Even to an inventor, having to rework what seemed like a great idea multiple times might push the inventor to giving up. Failure is almost as terrifying as change to some, but both should be regarded as an opportunity, as simply an open doorway into an elsewhere that had not been...

Thomas Edison’s Greatest FailureRyan Payne

Dirk and Game 7s

In his career, Dirk has played four Game 7’s so far. His stats: 28.0 PPG, 14.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.3 SPG, 2.0 BPG with only 0.8 TPG on 53.3/40.0/87.1 shooting. 56.0% eFG, 63.2% TS, 131 ORTG, 98 DRTG. He won all of them. This Sunday, Dirk and the 8th seeded Mavs face game 7 against...

Dirk and Game 7sRyan Payne

Live to Dream Again

On June 27th, 2014, NBA fans watched as the NBA Draft took place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with 60 players being picked by nearly every NBA team in the league. On draft day, dreams that had begun long ago were finally realized, and with them stories were told of the journeys...

Live to Dream AgainRyan Payne


On most clear nights, between the Pegasus and Cassiopeia constellations lives the light of a trillion suns. This light must travel 2.5 million years to reach the Earth, giving anyone a glimpse into the past if they only choose to look up and search for it. This group of stars, now called the Andromeda...

StarlightRyan Payne


"Alex Honnold reenacting his rope-less free climb of the 2,500 ft. Northwest Face of Half Dome (5.12), Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Alex's ascent is arguably the hardest free solo done to date in Yosemite." Via National Geographic I've lived with depression the majority of my post-college graduation life. It's debilitating and it really...

RegretRyan Payne


There is no describing it. For many, home is where the heart is. It's where you lay your head at night, or come back to after a long day of work. For others, home is the place where your friends are close and nearby and where your creative juices never stop flowing. It’s where...

HomeRyan Payne


To most of the world, the average person is just another page in a book, read once and forgotten. Sad but ordinary. There's a secret though, and only a few realize that they can burn the book altogether and write a story of their own. This is where creation begins. Chapter 1 If we're all just...

ChaptersRyan Payne

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