Writer/reader/photographer. Editor of Motivated Mastery. Marketing consultant for +Acumen. Former Community Manager for Seth Godin's altMBA and 6x coach. Author of Connect the Dots. 'Boom' aficionado. My essays have appeared on Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Business Insider, Inc. and more.
Creativity, content marketing strategy, community building, writing a book, self-education, writing, reading, learning, sports, making tough decisions, thinking clearly, adapting, fitness, snowboarding, 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, Steven Pressfield, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, Anne Lamott, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus.
Where something is, but not the street name.
Asking good questions and becoming curious
Paul’s CreativeMornings activity
The resistance is made up of radicals and moderates; of Hilary supporters and Bernie bros; it is made up of first-time marchers and lifetime protestors.
Make no mistake—this moment in history will dictate the future of this country for decades to come.
We, artists, inspire people to love when the easy thing to do is to hate.
We, artists, we create worlds out of our imaginations and present them to people when they think it is impossible.
We, artists, serve as the creative, compassionate contrast to what is currently playing out everyday in this country.
We, artists, have the ability to tap into the human heart and reflect, honestly, the people of this nation.
With tens of thousands of artists creating, the Women's March culture—our vision, our desires—came into the mainstream American heart. We became the culture of the United States and, ultimately, the world. Artists did that! That is the power that we have.
We had tens of thousands of—hundreds of thousands—artists creating everyday: memes, graphics, posters, videos about equal pay for equal work, immigration reform, black lives matter, you name it, it was being created. Pink pussy hats came from artists.
When the movement is strong, the music is strong.
My contribution was to be in the service of the Women's March.
If we are to revitalize the heart of this country, then artists must lead the way.
As artists, we create culture. We have the ability to give this country hope.
Art is not simply to be used for entertainment when society is at its most convenient and happy moments. Art is light that illuminates society when we are at our darkest. Art is the light and our beacon of hope.
I realized that the artistic community, we, as artists, were more valuable, were more important than ever.
What was the role of art under the Donald Trump administration? Did art even matter?
I did the only thing I could do—I got to work.
What makes a person's heart open? And what makes a person's heart close? Today, this country is suffering from a mass contraction of the heart. And I firmly believe that it is artists, it is the creative community, that can reopen the heart of America.
My questions while I study the heart is what makes a heart beat with joy? What makes a heart break with sadness? Since the election I've been asking myself the question, what is the heart of this nation?
I am an artist, and I study the human heart, so I always had hope.
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