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
I am not the result of an all-white father or an all-black mother, which is the common idea. I am the result of a great American horror story and a great American love story.
Being blonde and black is a sort of metaphor for my story.
Our ambition was not to win Michelin stars; it was to change the system, to change the current paradigm, and we figured out that we could not do that alone. . . . We had to unbolt and engage the most important stakeholders on the scene of food culture into our agenda.
Not only was the food culture of my childhood unsustainable, it was also undelicious. The sad thing is that my mother's and father's generation didn't have the bandwidth to capture the scope of their losses.
The philosophy so successfully communicated by these fine people—those priests and doctors—was that if you want to live a long and healthy life on earth, and avoid going to hell, what you have to do is eat something of inferior taste and get it over with in a hurry.
For centuries in Denmark—and also in Sweden and Norway—the idea of preparing wonderful meals for your loved ones was considered a sin, aligned with theft, abuse of alcohol, exaggerated dancing, incest and masturbation.
We have to go into a place of mystery for what we do to matter. No mystery, no possibility.
If there are no stakes, there is no genuine possibility in what you're creating. Because the only way for there to be no stakes is if it's already been done.
For us to do great work in the world, for us to create on the level where it matters—and if there are no stakes it does not matter—so there have to be stakes because we want to create something that matters.
Joël Vegt Mixing fantasy and reality in photography
If you think you're a failure, I've got some good news for you: you might be a success by standards you haven't yet honored.
Lara O'Brien Lara O'Brien - Magic
What are the fundamentals of your craft? And how can you give yourself class to hone them each day?
Ballet is essentially a craft of meticulous, consistent, constant physical conditioning.
Thomas Reibke Shut up and listen
Justin Sight The Magical Journey of a Blind Magician in NYC
Alan Graham Community Builder & Visionary
Ramona Lindsey The Table: More Than a Fantasy
What would happen if we broke down these walls? If we made space for people to be their whole selves, especially at work.
Dreams without action is just a distraction.