Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

How Do You Identify Your Dream Job?

“We’ll pay you $100,000 per year to sit on your couch and watch your favorite show.” Congratulations, you’ve just found your dream job. Unfortunately, 99.9999% of the population won’t get this sort of offer. And truth be told, you probably wouldn’t find fulfillment in a job like this. Jersey Shore gets old after the first…

This Blog is a Waste of Time

I’ll let you in on a little secret. This blog right here is the least successful thing I do. Supposedly, I have 400 readers. (Though that number is suspect.) But these blog posts probably take the most amount of time to write. I write three each week, and don’t really make any money from these…

You Will Drift Away From Creativity

We’re a people prone to wander. We’re prone to leave the God we love. It became our new nature after Adam and Eve ate from the fruit. The Knowledge of Good and Evil entered into humanity and we no longer relied on God as our source of truth. Jesus redeemed us from the law. He…

Wasting My Time Thinking

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been on more road trips than I care to ever do again. We drove about 20 hours a couple weeks ago to get to Albuquerque, NM to visit friends and see the balloon fiesta. We’re now in Kerrville, TX (5 hours away) to visit my parents. And the…

I Hate Patience

My wife and I find ourselves in an interesting position. I’m no longer working toward anything specific here in Dallas. She’s no longer in school. There’s absolutely nothing tying us here. Both of our families live away from us. So they aren’t keeping us here. She eventually wants to move to Miami. Me too. But we…

How to Shamelessly Self Promote

You know that friend who always tells you how awesome they are? “I got straight A’s in college, so I’m pretty smart. I was also a starter on the basketball team…so ya…I was pretty good. People at work always tell me how funny I am.” That’s the annoying self promoter. It comes across in the…

I Have to Remind Myself to Make Money

Yesterday I put a new recurring item on my to-do list: “Make money.” That’s right, I have to remind myself to make money. I suppose that’s part of the problem of doing something you’re passionate about and working for yourself. I enjoy writing and communicating with folks, so it’s so easy for me to spend…

How to Be Better than Good

Everyone knows how to be a good employee. You do what’s required of you. You do what people expect. That keeps your boss and others satisfied. Simple. Thus the way to become a better than good employee is to do more than what’s required. Obvious. That’s the way you get raises and promotions. That’s the…

Nobody Does it the “Right” Way

Whenever I speak in front of people, I always say, “There’s the right way to do it, then there’s the way everyone actually does it.” So often, we think we need to do thing the right way. If we want to publish a book, we talk to a publisher, present our proposal, and wait for…

Irresponsible People Win

It was Wednesday night. I’d just finished speaking at a conference I was attending. I was looking forward to the next few days to connect with folks and further my career. I knew many of the people I’d meet over the next few days would be potential advertisers or content creators for my sites. But…