Paul Jun is the Head of Content at CreativeMornings. He's a writer, portrait/editorial photographer, and author of Connect the Dots. He's the former Community Manager for the altMBA. His essays have appeared on 99u, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and more.
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
A.D. Carson To Carry On A Fight: Invisibility, Sleepwalking, & The Fire This Time
Strong communities start with strong schools.
Creativity is an asset, not a service.
Your why is your ethical compass. Your why keeps you centered; it's what keeps you focused.
What I do is be a principal, but why I do it is because of my mission. What we do is not as important as why we do it.
TIEN EAMAS The courage to know yourself
Angela Mack Three Types of Love
In the tumultuous world that we live in, and it seems to get more and more tumultuous each day, love, really, is the only thing that's going to carry us through.
Michaela Alexis Living with agoraphobia
Jessica Bellamy Seven Ways To Galvanize Your Curiosity
It's important to rest your body and be forgiving of yourself.
It's so important to take ourselves out of our box and to start testing theories, especially in situations that we're not used to.
Sometimes, you really need to go off the grid.
If you find pieces of wonderful things, put them close to you, so they can give you ideas, so they can start feeding you in every moment in your workspace.
You need to carve out time to think. I schedule an hour a day, turn off the phone, put your computer on airplane mode, and just be curious. What can you wonder about?
Curiosity is a muscle.
Curiosity is also about ideation, investigation, even if it means scrolling through Facebook at 4 am.
My job is compassion.
I know in design we talk a lot about speck work and free work. I think this is the time to work for free, to spend our time instead of writing that think piece on Medium about why we're pissed off about Dropbox's rebrand.
At the end of the day, design is about solving problems and it's about solving the right problems.