Drawing Inspiration: How Jim Lee’s Approach To Improving His Art Skills Can Benefit Your Leadership Style

Jim Lee is a celebrated comic book artist. His run on the 1990s X-Men is considered legendary. He worked on the title from the beginning of the relaunch in 1991.

While not his first work, this is the work I most think of when I think of Jim Lee. His beautiful characters and purposeful lines drew my attention to the X-Men #1 on the comic book shelves. His attention to detail and skill still blows me away to this day.

His artwork drew in millions of readers. That X-Men #1 sold over eight million copies. Over 30 years later, X-Men #1 holds the distinction of being the single bestselling issue of all time, in no small part due to Lee’s artwork.

Person pulling out an issue of X-Men (1991) #1 out of a box of comics. Cover featuring Beast, Storm, Rogue and other X-Men

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Recently, Jim Lee shared on his Facebook a photo of an image he drew as a 12 or 13-year-old kid.

The Art of Communication: How to Build Stronger Relationships and Achieve Greater Success

The art of communication is something everyone can work on. We never become the greatest communicator alive. There will always be someone else.

Communication is the thing that can make or break the best leaders. Without clear communication, you will struggle to get people to listen to you, act on what you say, and be heard.

Communication is pretty important, huh?

How can you build your communication skills and, in turn, build stronger relationships and achieve greater success? Follow along; we’re going to take a look at a few ways you can do this.

The Art of Communication: How to Build Stronger Relationships and Achieve Greater Success

Listening: The Most Important Skill

Wait, but you said we would learn about communicating, right?!? We are. And listening is the most important skill when it comes to effective communication.

5 Things To Quit To Become More Successful

There’s an old saying that winners never quit and quitters never win. For the longest time, I believed this sage advice. Except it is not sage advice. Saying winners never quit is terrible advice.

You may be scratching your head, wondering how this could be true. You’ve got to continue on, and push on to be successful, right? Wrong.

The people who win the most in life also know when to quit. And they quit often.

Dan Miller regularly quits activities. Google quit and shut down multiple projects. So did Steve Jobs.

These people aren’t losers. These people won in the business world. So why do we think quitting is bad?

Quitting isn’t bad. It’s needed.

5 Things To Quit To Become More Successful

You may be wondering what you need to quit. I’m going to give you five suggestions on things to quit. Once you’ve read the list, you’ll develop many more ideas. Let’s be quitters.

5 Simple Habits to Boost Your Productivity and Achieve Your Goals

Come on, now. Who doesn’t want to become more productive? Who doesn’t want to achieve their goals?

Certainly not anyone reading this article. You’re part of the group that wants to be high-performing, productive, and goal-setting machines.

Am I right?

But, if you’re like me, you can struggle to be productive, achieve goals, or even set goals. I struggle with that last one, for sure.

I have good news for you and me. There are habits we can form that will help us get to the place we want to be. We just have to be willing to work on these habits.

In this article, I will share five habits to make you more productive and reach your goals.

Are you with me? I hope so!

How To Make Decisions Quickly

We make a staggering 35,000 decisions every day. Most of these decisions we don’t even register. They just happen.

Whether it is the way we take to work, how to answer an email, or what to eat for lunch, we’re making decisions. Sometimes, the decisions aren’t easy.

We waver. We wonder if we’re going to make the right choice.

This is where my decision-making strategy comes into play.

I like to make decisions quickly. If it takes a long time to decide on something, I figure I don’t need it, need to do it, or want it.

I hope the following techniques help you make more decisions quickly.

How To Make Decisions Quickly

Think about past experiences:

Our past experiences can be a roadmap to future decisions. When we look back on what we’ve done or experienced in the past, we can see how our choices played out.