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
Intent minus flow implies rigidity.
Intent plus flow equals creativity.
Intent is not a catch phrase. . . . If your intent is to 'fail fast' your intent is not to fail, your intent is to learn.
Resolve and resilience are different. Resolve is being determined to do something. Resilience is, while I'm doing something, I might have hardships and I have to push through those.
Busy Burr Designing For Seniors
To design for seniors, we have to be looking in ourselves more. Design to that emotional truth. Design to that timeless you inside of you. You are not your meat suit. You are the vibrant, alive, breathing, loving, engaging, whole, thoughtful, hilarious, joyful you.
Don't design for some mystical, cute, little old neighbor lady because that's the wrong frame. You're designing for a jazz musician, for a college professor, an airline pilot, for a soccer coach, a navy commander. Because to design, to delight, you need to design for emotional reality, which is the truth of who they are.
Designing for seniors, in a way, is designing for you. Because here's the dirty little secret: you are all getting old.
Designing for seniors is really about designing from your own, deep emotional truth.
Armando Geneyro 10,000 Hours and Counting...
As you work on your craft, you learn to develop a certain kind of foresight. . . . I think a true master craftsman will always prepare for any situation that he's in and he'll always know how to maneuver himself.
Jen Hewett Craft: The Antidote to Perfectionism
You start the project by starting the project.
If anxiety feeds itself, so, too, does confidence.
Perfection is the enemy of craft.
We creative types are fed a lie and that is we should be paid less because we get to do what we love. . . . I'd argue that we should get paid more because we have the guts to do what we love.
Your dream job is not your dream job if it doesn't pay you what you're worth.
Quality is the goal of all craftsman.
In order to be a successful artist, you must master your craft.
Success is not money and money is not success.