Bricks are seemingly everywhere. In buildings. Walls. Sidewalks and roads. Not only a very useful building product but they really seem to be everywhere.

Even in this story.


The story goes there were three brick layers working on the same construction site.  A passerby stops and innocently asks the first one, “What are you doing there?” Without even pausing the brick layer said, “Laying brick.”


The passerby then moved on and asked the second brick layer, “What are you doing there?” The brick layer responded, “Making twelve bucks an hour.”

When the passerby got to the third brick layer he asked the same question.  This brick layer stopped, looked up and with a smile responded, “Me? I am building the world’s greatest cathedral!”

Three men in the same profession working on the same project and three distinctly different responses to the same question.

I can tell you who I would prefer to be working with.  How about you?


Reach out to me and start the conversation with a different question:

“Hey, CK, how can I help you help me?”

I’m glad you asked.

Let’s take nine minutes and see if I can help you be the best you that you can possibly be.

Here’s an easy first step to get you moving in the right direction.  My Twenty Questions for creatives.  Go on.  Click and get started. Have some fun with it and let’s assess where you are and what steps you should take next.

Take The Twenty

Like I always say “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

Read about my new book DAPPER.

Photo Credit: BBC c.2020