Writer/reader/photographer. Editor of Motivated Mastery. Content Manager @ CreativeMornings HQ. Former Community Manager for Seth Godin's altMBA. Contributor to 99u. Author of Connect the Dots. 'Boom' aficionado.
Creativity, self-education, writing, reading, learning, sports, making tough decisions, thinking clearly, adapting, fitness, snowboarding, sports, 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, Robert Greene, Steven Pressfield
Where something is, but not the street name.
Asking good questions and becoming curious
Paul’s CreativeMornings activity
We have to go into a place of mystery for what we do to matter. No mystery, no possibility.
If there are no stakes, there is no genuine possibility in what you're creating. Because the only way for there to be no stakes is if it's already been done.
For us to do great work in the world, for us to create on the level where it matters—and if there are no stakes it does not matter—so there have to be stakes because we want to create something that matters.
Joël Vegt Mixing fantasy and reality in photography
If you think you're a failure, I've got some good news for you: you might be a success by standards you haven't yet honored.
Lara O'Brien Lara O'Brien - Magic
What are the fundamentals of your craft? And how can you give yourself class to hone them each day?
Ballet is essentially a craft of meticulous, consistent, constant physical conditioning.
Thomas Reibke Shut up and listen
Justin Sight The Magical Journey of a Blind Magician in NYC
Alan Graham Community Builder & Visionary
Ramona Lindsey The Table: More Than a Fantasy
What would happen if we broke down these walls? If we made space for people to be their whole selves, especially at work.
Dreams without action is just a distraction.
You don't have to look at technology for inspiration for technology projects. Look at all of the other people who are making unusual connections, take the best of that, and say, 'can we replicate some of that but can technology be completely invisible in the process?'
You really have to focus on people. You have to understand what motivates them, otherwise if you lock yourself in a lab, create something that you think is going to change the world and then you bring it out into the real world, everyone will be terrified, anxious, and afraid.
Welfare is a state of mind, not just an economic condition.
The goal is not to train artists, the goal is to use the arts as a strategy to educate the kids.
Don't judge the book by its cover, you never know, in what form, your next leader is going to show up.
If you treat people like world-class citizens, they act like world-class citizens.