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
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.
There's a lot of things to be worried about these days, but if you focus on trying to create new things, your curiosity can outgrow your fear.
Hope is built into our species. . . . Why can't we use that more?
I feel like what's being lost in this world is the curiosity to find out and the personal intention to try to figure things out on your own.
Akira Satake Moments: Akira Satake
Scott Jones Don't be afraid (to love yourself)
Toby Morris Am I Being a Dick?
If you have what you believe is an original, creative, terrific idea but you get timid and wonder what your client might think ... present it anyway.
Creativity thrives when devoid of the borders you build within your own mind.
In experiencing courage or exercising courage, the way that muscle grows is with action. Nothing combats or confronts or cures fear better than action.
Karissa Johnson Sometimes Courage is…
Your fears and your doubts and the world will scream and shout at you, but courage is that soft gentle voice that tells you "you can do this."
Humility is actually an act of strength. You have to have a really solid core to expose yourself to the discomfort, and to some degree, the suffering, of not being good at something.