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
Piera Gelardi Courageous Creativity
I meet a lot of people everyday in what I do. Most of those people already placed me in a box—I have blue hair, I'm brown, I'm short, I may not be educated—all these things. But when they ask me one of the most cliche questions in DC, that's when the fun begins.
If you disregard your assumptions about mostly everything and approached your existence more open-minded, that would help you give in and seek out and information to get you on a path.
What if you approach things, in anything, small things, big things, you look at it and consider the process of how something is made?
But what if you did imagine that you could find inspiration in weird places or that human connections can lead you to your next big idea?
Honesty and truly and with my whole sense of being that I approach life with this sense of wonder, and candy taught me that because of the limitless potential that it has.
Why don't we just start with our own ideas? Why do we have to use the internet to get ideas? . . . I don't want to do that. I want to make it up. I want to start from the beginning and do it ourselves.
There's nothing worse than people who want to resort to doing what's easy or who say in a meeting 'that sounds hard' . . . there's just no room for that in the way I want to operate my life or business.
How do we do what I want to do the way I want to do it? . . . This idea of limitless potential that candy has provided has caused me to able to go beyond with it as my job.
James Greig Self-care for the creative soul
Most of the time a taboo is just something we can't talk about.
Taboos are these unwritten rules that hover above us that govern what we do. Most of us don't know where they came from or who put them there. They exert incredible control over our daily lives.
Harvey Gantt Beyond
I'm never like, "You have to know me," no, it's your work that has to do the language to talk, not you as a person.
It was me they wanted to work with, not the camera, not the techniques, not the rational part. No, the emotional part.
"Til the end of the world" was playing, Bono was walking on the stage, and suddenly he made a move to me. . . . He became closer and closer and suddenly he pulled me—and I'm a big guy and he's short—up stage. Suddenly in front of 40,000 people, I was there, like, what the hell.
So I put on my lens, I put in a certain film, and I look through my lens and I still remember the moment I looked through the lens and said, "This is my life. This is what I want to do; this is it."
Nowadays you buy a digital camera and you say, "Oh, I'm a photographer." That's not the way it works. The way it works is becoming a photographer, it's your own skills, not the camera, because everybody can learn the manual.
The language of life. The person who knows how to write and actually read this language will have the ability to change lives forever.
At the time I understood words to be about shock and power and trying to use taboo to my advantage. I wasn't authentic to how I communicated, who I actually am as an artist or a person. And I grew into my authentic creative voice.