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
When were you presented with a choice to enter in to the suffering of another and do something about it? What did you choose?
Create an environment where it's not only safe to fail, but required to fail.
The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today. But only if you put it in your work.
Everything that happened in my life came about through people asking the question and exploring 'what if.' We're in a world right now where we can focus a lot on what is. But I want to challenge you in home, in work, in your communities to really explore 'what if'—what if you took the time to leverage your experience, your opportunity, to make communities in this world healthier and better for all.
If you look at culture as the root for a new framework that provides an opportunity for communities to build an impact policy in ways that create social, educational, economic and environmental impacts that open up opportunities for communities, you're looking at healthier, more robust communities. And artists can play an integral role in that as being catalysts using social capital to leverage and bring folks together.
If culture shapes health and artists shape culture, then culturally shaped communities can have change.
People who avoid risks are rewarded with the safety they achieve. People who take the risks are rewarded with the adventures they have.
Kindness. It doesn't cost a thing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.
We are not going to have fresh ideas if we're just a bunch of white dudes with beards.
When we box ourselves too tightly into a single identity or career path, we deprive ourselves of the nutrient necessary to remain connected to the world around us. We are lacking in vitamin curiosity.
Pioneers are fundamentally curious. They want to see what's just over the next ridge. They want to discover whether the stories are true.
When we are young, we are presented with a set of pretty basic isolated end-goal career and identity options . . . Nobody tells you that your curiosity, your life experience, is going to determine a lot about what kind of doctor or firefighter you become.
I recognized what is important for me in life, it is not necessarily the doing as much as the being; the doing emerges out of the being.
What I mean by creatives, I just mean people taking a risk. People going through some endeavor, trying to build or create or make something. I don't mean only artists or painters.
Making stuff is in all of us.
Life is messy. People are messy. You can't control what life throws at you. . . . But what we can control is how we feel about it. What we can control is what kind of day we have.
Life is like a mountain range—you go up and down.
I don't think you ever actually arrive. It's always a journey.
Programmers are people who write code. Software designers tells what that code does.
When in doubt, always err on the side of generosity.