Drinker with a writing problem.
Writing, editing, proofreading, marketing, playlist curating, beer
New website and photography
Curating lists and obsessive attention to detail
A delicious Negroni recipe
How to make shakshuka (Tunisian breakfast dish)
John’s CreativeMornings activity
If you’re finding yourself being impatient, it’s a really good time for you to reassess, go through what you’re doing with a fine-tooth comb, and figure out what’s working, what’s not. Experiment and start over.
You create consistency through incremental action every single day, consistently.
You do not have to become fearless to kill fear.
Make a list: Before I die, I want to ______. Consider how you will get over your fear, inconsistency, and impatience.
If you're finding yourself being impatient, it's a good time to reassess what's working and what's not. Experiment. Start over. Don't wait for stuff to happen because you'll be waiting forever.
Talk to people. Tell people what you're doing and what you want to do. Try to be consistent.
Find one thing you can do every single day for a year. At the end of that time, you'll have so many pieces of work that you didn't have before.
The fear of not trying to make it in San Francisco was greater than the fear of leaving the safety of Minneapolis.
You do not have to become fearless to kill fear. You have to find something you're more afraid of and use that to leverage getting over the other fear.
The first thing you have to conquer is fear.
Any success I've had has not been alone—it's been with the help of everybody who's ever believed in me, hired me, or collaborated with me. Remember that when you are building something or trying to start over.
When we move in a reactionary way for so long, it becomes this default and you can't create outside of that space.
Photography as a medium allows you to bring your individual voice into a space.
It's important in transitions and processes to understand that our individual stories make us unique and that shouldn't be overshadowed by what's new or more acceptable.
When I get stuck, I wait for things to reveal themselves.
I would tell all my loved ones to breathe, because they are the ones I am creating for.
I'm inspired by the history we've embodied: in every invention, every dance, every rhythm, every Serena Williams with a broken record over and over again.
The black imagination is everlasting, and through will, we survive. Not many people can turn pain into beauty.
I see the lessons and challenges my mother had to reckon with: fear and responsibility.
You are a leader. You are a soldier.