Hey there, I'm Paul Jun. I am currently the Editorial Director at COLLINS. I'm the former Head of Content at CreativeMornings, I helped launched Seth Godin's altMBA program, and I am also the co-founder of The Observers. 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
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.
Success is about the balance of your own voice, and other peoples' voices.
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