Dawn’s CreativeMornings activity
James Haller The Language of Food
Brad Anderson Small Spheres of Influence
A Tiny Bit Huge Mike Teixeira and Duncan Craig
Bob Fernald Swimming the English Channel
Kristina Logan From Hippy Van to the Smithsonian Museum of Art
Michael Venn Michael Venn
Peter Jude Ricciardi Peter Jude Ricciardi
Judy Ringer Conflict, Creativity, and Compassion
Set a date. Tell everyone you know. Stop dreaming and start doing if you want to solve the mystery of HOW.
It's amazing when you do this, this little "set a date, tell everyone you know." It's amazing to watch WHY become HOW very quickly once you start to actually put tangible things into action.
Give yourself a 90 day challenge for HOW. Stop asking WHY, like right this second, stop asking WHY. Announce to the world, and don't whisper it. Tell everyone you know.
I'm here to help solve the mystery of HOW. Set a date. 90 days. Always good. Not too long. Not too short. Tell everyone you know. You can't do one without the other.
Creative people who get things done do not find HOW mysterious at all.
There are a lot of famous people in history who stopped asking WHY and started asking HOW.
I just want to quickly explore the edges of HOW together because that, to me, kind of defines a creative life, and it's kind of what CreativeMornings is about, to me.
How, on the other hand, is very exciting to me because HOW leads to momentum and action and energy and change.
I've noticed one really curious thing with WHY. WHY can lead very quickly down a road to complete paralysis for a lot of creative people.
The real mystery for most creative people, I find, on any kind of project, and people in general, but creative people especially - the real mystery is HOW. Not WHY. But WHY gets in the way a lot.
When looking at a problem that seems impossible, there's probably a solution there somewhere. You just have to look for it. You have to kind of put on a different perspective, or you have to look at things a little differently and you might find a solution for it.
When mysteries are revealed, they have an equal amount of power. There's that kind of ah-ha moment is really strong.