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. 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
We tend to conflate category with purpose. For example, when I say I am having a birthday party, most of us have a specific archetype of what that means—candles, a cake, etc. And we follow scripts in those categories. . . . The most powerful gatherings begin with purpose and don't begin with form.
I truly believe that if we had more conflict in the world, we would have less violence.
It's seeing the things that we used to avoid and developing the muscle to be able to look at truth and say this is where I am right now. And will you come in?
I wonder if we're losing our ability to create and be creative because we're stuck in this technology chaos.
What beliefs are you willing to put to death?
Jessica Hische Grab the Reins and F*cking Do it
Robin Coops The Glitch is Good
Erin Cooper Restarting your career
Melanie Weinberger Entrepreneur
Every restart is influenced by every flavor and previous iteration. We can welcome restart without self-degradation or fear.
In order to keep evolving as creatives and human beings, we must come to a place of honoring and respecting the past, that by doing so we actually have the freedom to restart as many times as it is necessary.
Yuki Numata Resnick The Freedom to Restart
Christine Kelly Using intention to focus our creative life.
Anand Giridharadas The Charade Around Changing the World
Dominick Panzarella What is your curiosity telling you?
Jaylin Stewart How Art Helps Us Grieve
Sonja Overhiser A Couple Cooks
One of the thing about setting goals and achieving them is you always realize they were set too low.
Entrepreneurs aren't risk takers. What entrepreneurs are great at is managing uncertainty.
The more you struggle and don't give up has a tendency to help you create really basic goals.