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
We found, as Americans, 17 trillion dollars in three weeks to bail out the banks. Just to give you sense, 17 trillion dollars is 600 years without poverty on the planet. We found that in three weeks. Everything is just crazy broken in this world. We're living in this narrative, in this stew of an economy, that's bad for us.
Right now in the world, five people have the same wealth as three and a half billion people.
Vicki Saunders Radical Generosity
H. Puentes You Are A Jedi
I believe that artists and creatives are the key to our future.
The story of Freddie Gray did not begin in April of 2015, it began in 1864 in the state of Maryland with the struggle against slavery.
There is a giant boulder of inequality in front of us, and it's very easy to believe that we cannot push it. But when we understand how much it took for it to get even halfway up the mountain, we become more forgiving with ourselves and others in the mistakes we make along the way.
Twitter is an effective way of taking the temperature of a lot educators at the same time.
When I think about Twitter, I think about the way it has allowed academics to create community about things that are important to us.
We started to imagine a way in which the history of slavery could inform our goals as a university rather than sit within our archive as a university.
Marcia Chatelain Creativity, Art and the History of (in)equality
Is history the change over time or the continuity in light of our ideas of progress?
I'm not creative, but I have a vision for the world I want to help create.
Stephen Vanasco Passion Before Profit
After being younger, making some money, and experiencing that and losing it all, the idea of photography when I picked it up again was like... it wasn't about how much money I can make, it was like, if I can get by doing this thing that I love then I act like I'm winning in life.
If you have a day job, keep it. Don't quit your day job, don't jump into it because having that time allows you to nurture and develop your craft to what you want it to be—to not conform to a commercialism for 'is this going to make me money?'
If you have a day job and have this creative outlet, don't rush to milk it. Don't rush to cash in on it. Let it come, let it happen. There's a bigger power in saying no sometimes than saying yes to everything.
I never set out to make photography a career. I never set out to say, 'Ok this is a thing I'm doing, people are telling me I'm pretty good at it... how do I make money with this now?' I never did that because I think it's very important when you do discover that thing you love in life, don't take for it granted.
I think everyone in this room probably has something that they love doing, regardless of anything. It's really a trip when you think about how many people in life do not discover one thing that brings the same kind of feeling that we all get in this room from what we do.
I saw a lot of similarities with photography for myself in a sense that you go outside your house, you bring your camera the same way I bring my skateboard. I interpret the world as I choose to, the way you can through your lens of a camera.