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
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.
I believe people are born into the world as assets, not liabilities.
Don't give up on the poor kids because they might end up as a commencement speaker.
Ryan booth The Importance of Empathy
When I create from a place of empathy that is my way of trying to create work that matters.
It's a process to go from 'I'm doing this' to 'I'm doing that' and we need to be compassionate, empathetic, to ourselves that are on this journey of getting better.
Empathy asks the question. Ego screams for an answer.
Amy Sherald Amy Sherald - Empathy
Carolyn Kopprasch Radical Transparency
The creative work life requires faith—faith in our craft, faith in the process, and the most challenging of all, faith in ourselves.
It's almost like ideas seem to taunt us with their absence when we need them most.
Simran Thadani The Magic of Books
Books are marks on black paper and printed or handmade books are, in a sense, the essence of civilization because they have given us a tangible way to communicate with each other.
Transparency is being seen through; it's also being understood. If you can create a pane of glass that people can cast a light through and there are no shadows, that's transparency.
I spent two years writing poems that were the opposite of transparency. I wanted so badly to tell somebody something that would uplift them or make them feel good or make them feel better or inspire them in some way, and all I was doing was being a phony.
Benjamin Brindise On Being Understood
The reason I opened with that poem was because that was the first time, as a writer, that I was being honest. It was the first time that I actually felt myself come out of a poem.