Writer, author of Connect the Dots, a portrait and fashion photographer. Editor of Motivated Mastery. Former Community Manager for Seth Godin's altMBA and 6x coach. 'Boom' aficionado. My essays have appeared on Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, and more.
Creativity, content marketing strategy, community building, writing a book, self-education, writing, reading, learning, sports, making tough decisions, thinking clearly, adapting, fitness, snowboarding, and asking good questions.
Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, coding, personal finance
"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
Everything that happened in my life came about through people asking the question and exploring 'what if.' We're in a world right now where we can focus a lot on what is. But I want to challenge you in home, in work, in your communities to really explore 'what if'—what if you took the time to leverage your experience, your opportunity, to make communities in this world healthier and better for all.
If you look at culture as the root for a new framework that provides an opportunity for communities to build an impact policy in ways that create social, educational, economic and environmental impacts that open up opportunities for communities, you're looking at healthier, more robust communities. And artists can play an integral role in that as being catalysts using social capital to leverage and bring folks together.
If culture shapes health and artists shape culture, then culturally shaped communities can have change.
CreativeMornings Summit 2016 Giddyup!
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.