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
Claudia Dalchow Claudia Dalchow
Mac Premo Art vs. Commercial
This is a very first mural I did in Richmond. It was illegal. I had a fake jumpsuit, the whole nine yards, I went here and did it in broad daylight. This guy comes around from work — two cocktail day — comes around and sees it. Hates it, like, "This sucks." But you know what, I didn't care because I'd stopped him, I made him take that one second and make a creative interpretation. He looked at it and went, "I don't like it. Huh, I don't know what it's doing here, but I don't like it." . . . I won.
Happiness is the state of contentment, comfort, and feeling secure. And love is not that. Love is demanding as it is giving, it's messy as it's perfect, it's challenging as it's rewarding you. But you have to open yourself up, you have to give yourself completely, you have to make yourself vulnerable—there's very little comfort or security in that, but when you strike that balance... it's the best thing on earth.
Denise Jacobs Denise Jacobs
For those who raised their hand wanting to make a change, is it so scary now knowing all you need to do is to change your perspective?
It’s more important you do work that’s important, than you do work that’s pretty.
Are you separating and defending yourself, isolating yourself from feeling, from hurting? Have you kept yourself from beauty? I hope not. Because you all are the designers, the artists, the authors, the builders. I hope you take that risk to stay connected to beauty.
You must say NO to opportunities, in order to say YES to your priorities.
Vanessa German Stop shooting, We love you
Bob Fernald Swimming the English Channel
Andy J. Miller Creatives are the Hidden Gems of Society
Jeff Stern Going on a Digital Fast
Every morning I wake up and I sit in a little, private quiet corner before I start my day, and I think of things that I'm really grateful for because as a creative we have to stay strong in what we do and we have to stay strong in who we are. I think the biggest, most powerful form of doing that is gratitude.