Paul Jun is the Head of Content at CreativeMornings. He's a writer, portrait/editorial photographer, author of Connect the Dots, and co-founder of The Observers—an online publication featuring visionaries in photography, film, and curation. He's the former Community Manager for Seth Godin's altMBA. His essays have appeared on 99u, Fast Company, The Next Web, Business, and more. Profile pic: Bill Wadman.
Creativity, content marketing strategy, community building, writing a book, self-education, writing, reading, learning, sports, making tough decisions, fitness, snowboarding, and asking good questions.
Design and Photoshop
"The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life." — Seneca
Seth Godin, Maria Popova, Martha Graham, Temple Grandin, Steven Pressfield, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, Anne Lamott, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus.
Where something is, but not the street name.
How to set up a digital commonplace book.
Paul’s CreativeMornings activity
Being aware as a creative of who you are, why you do something, and why people should come work with, is essentially important.
Everything comes back to identity. Who are we? We can't help that.
Jim Gray Think big. Start small. Move Swiftly.
It's important to respect tradition and to challenge it as well.
I think of entrepreneurs as people that do two things. One, they solve problems creatively; and two, they seize opportunities. That's what I try to do in my role as mayor.
Honesty makes us happier and healthier, even if it means shedding some tears.
We should be tapping into what makes us most vulnerable. We should be tapping in to our emotional honesty and whether that comes through our words or through our tears, that's okay. We can see that as strength.
I work in a space that allows that kind of emotional honesty to happen.
Discover the spaces where honesty thrives for you. Maybe it's a car, maybe it's in nature. Maybe there's a place where you feel safe to be honest.
Scott Shigeoka How honesty drives creativity
My relationship with those that I've lost are still continuing to grow with time. And I can see them in different ways.
Steve Flanagan Community
Jackie Huba Author
Giulia McGauran Say 'Oooh!' leads to many more Ooohs!
If we're talking about community, more than anthing with anything, I think that by being genuinely interested it helps to build that. By following your 'ooohs' is the best way to keep having more 'ooohs'.
Whoever you're working with, no matter what they do, or who they are, it's wonderful to be able to work out what they're about and from there you can play, problem solve, explore, and take risks.
I knew from art school that to keep these 'ooohs' coming, you need to learn more about everything.
Alan Webber Why Context is more Important than Content
David Delgado Visual Strategist, NASA JPL
There are reasons to feel proud to be human. If we can make art about that, if we can focus on those things, if we can just think about it throughout our day, I think it will change us.