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
You can doodle with sound! It doesn't have to be an image. It can be a noise, a melody. It's about playing around with something.
A doodle is when you're making something intuitively and you're not quite sure what it's going to be, but you feel good about what it is you're doing.
I would choose graft over craft. It's about making stuff.
I'm not really sure I'm down with craft that much. I'm a little bit anti-craft. I think we should switch out skills for ideas.
Laughing helps us be focused.
Ricardo Palomares Filmmaker, Consultant, & Keynote Speaker
Choose to expose your wounds in safe spaces. Choose to let the light in. Choose to jump over the obstacle of fear.
Truth is beautiful. Truth requires courage. You have to be courageous to admit the truth and to find the truth and to hear the truth. And to accept the truth. It all requires courage, beyond your body.
Wounds are how the light gets in.
Courage, for me, is coming up here and telling you that I was angry about the way I was raised, but I love my mother. And I think she's fantastic.
I might be good at this, but I am terrified. And I'm not terrified that I'll say the wrong word. I'm not terrified that I'll fall off the stage. I am mostly terrified that I'll do this right and you'll see me.
You have to get sick of your own bullshit. You have to say, 'That hurt. That sucked. That was messed up; I'm mad about it.' And then you can move into a next phase, which really sucks and that phase is, 'What am I gonna do about it?'
What it essentially took was getting sick of my own bullshit. All of these stories I've been telling myself about my physical strength and the importance of it, all of these stories I've been telling myself about what I didn't get to be angry about or sad about, I was sick of it.
Courage is about doing what's hard, what's actually hard.
Courage means so many things to so many different people, and the word changes along the course of your life.
This is my favorite thing to do, is look out at a bunch of people and feel like I'm talking to them all at once. That's why I'm on the Internet!
Ashley C. Ford Wounds Are Where the Light Enters
Courage is seeing the opportunity or being forced to stretch into something else.
Jason Hanasik Show Up As Yourself
Aubry & Kale Walch Activists Trapped In A Business's Body