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.

Are You a Hype Man

Rap would be boring without the hype man. The hype man is the guy behind the rapper revving the crowd. They yell the words to the song occasionally to give the rapper a chance to breathe. They take the show beyond rhythmic talking to hyped up celebration. Artists are hype men. If you work for a…

Modify Your Scene

I found myself blocked yesterday. I sat down to write. I had nothing. I always get inspired at my writing desk (dining room table). But today there was nothing. And deadlines prevented me from sitting down for another game of Mario Brothers on the Wii. Creative blocks are sneaky. They come on slowly. You only notice…

Create Consequences

I was talking to a friend recently about my Conquering Laziness post. He has a dream but can’t seem to force himself to make it happen. It’s too easy to lounge around and watch tv or play video games. He’s a talented songwriter and musician who could do some amazing stuff. But he just isn’t doing…

Conquering Perfectionism

This is part 5 in a 5 part series called “Conquering Inaction”. Perfectionism is toxic. It’s more devious than the other three causes of inaction. Perfectionism makes you feel like you’re doing something when you aren’t. You feel like you’re perfecting your art or dream. You feel like you’re making progress toward making it a reality.…

Conquering Laziness

This is part 4 in a 5 part series called “Conquering Inaction”. You know your dream takes action. But sometimes it’s hard to get off your butt and make your dreams come true. But creativity means movement. And you’re not being creative if you aren’t creating. One of the main reasons we get lazy about…