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
Aaron Fortner Vibrant Communities
Great cities are telling stories that we can see. We've got to be able to see your story.
Great cities also cast a compelling vision of the future. We don't just get stuck in the past; we preserve that and cherish it. Great cities are telling stories of hope in the future.
Don't you love that when you're in a city? When you can read the old and the new all together in the same area in the same street. That's context. That's the story of the city playing out right in front of you. . . . We gotta hold onto the old.
Great cities tell true stories.
Cities and the stories they tell need to be about you and your unique role; you and your individuality. We need cities with people who are living out their uniqueness.
Playing games in urban spaces gives players authority to reimagine that space as something new.
Games imbue a place with meaning.
The interesting thing about games is that they come into it as strangers and they leave as friends.
Games break down a barrier between individuals because once we play a game with somebody else we have that thing in common.
Adam Nelson City of Play
Mara Zepeda Switchboard
I knew nothing about self-compassion. My way to be a good person was I really beat myself up, I pushed myself relentlessly, and I thought what could even be close to self-compassion behavior was self-indulgent.
Tara Galuska Compassion for yourself and your inner cat
I try not to burn bridges in anger and frustration. You can always quit a job on good terms.
I work hard because why bother at all if you're going to half-ass it.
Serendipity has chance and happiness. We get chance every single day the minute that we wake up. Happiness is something that we choose through the chances that we decide to take.
If you were surrounded by radically generous people, how would you act differently? How would you think differently?
What do you wake up wanting to change? We so desperately need you. We need your ideas, we need your leadership out there to get us to a better world.
When I get a crusty email, I stop myself for a moment and I'm like, 'What's the most radically generous response?'