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 Insider, 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
Sekou Coleman Pioneer for the Modern Frontier
People who avoid risks are rewarded with the safety they achieve. People who take the risks are rewarded with the adventures they have.
Kindness. It doesn't cost a thing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.
We are not going to have fresh ideas if we're just a bunch of white dudes with beards.
Dave Brown Love Your Work, Work Your Love
Andy Crouch Improv Educator
When we box ourselves too tightly into a single identity or career path, we deprive ourselves of the nutrient necessary to remain connected to the world around us. We are lacking in vitamin curiosity.
Pioneers are fundamentally curious. They want to see what's just over the next ridge. They want to discover whether the stories are true.
When we are young, we are presented with a set of pretty basic isolated end-goal career and identity options . . . Nobody tells you that your curiosity, your life experience, is going to determine a lot about what kind of doctor or firefighter you become.
Lucy Bellwood It's all relevant
Charles Landry Charles Landry
N'Gina Kavookjian N'Gina Kavookjian
I recognized what is important for me in life, it is not necessarily the doing as much as the being; the doing emerges out of the being.
Mano Singham Maybe We're All Geniuses
What I mean by creatives, I just mean people taking a risk. People going through some endeavor, trying to build or create or make something. I don't mean only artists or painters.
Making stuff is in all of us.
Ping Fu Bend Not Break
Life is messy. People are messy. You can't control what life throws at you. . . . But what we can control is how we feel about it. What we can control is what kind of day we have.
Life is like a mountain range—you go up and down.
I don't think you ever actually arrive. It's always a journey.