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“As long as we feed people buzz, we cannot expect their minds to produce symphonies.”
– Maria Popova
Maria gave a commencement address to a class of future journalists, policy-makers, and culture-creators.
In this CreativeMornings talk Todd Henry speaks on how at the end of your life you’ll point to a delta, a sum total of change that exist in this world because you were alive. And how the choices we make every day on where we want to put our focus, assets, time and energy ultimately determine the body of work that we build.
If you enjoy this talk, I recommend you look up his book Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day.
“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”
A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you
“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”
– Adrienne Rich
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“I’d like for us to learn to have a more generous and kind understanding of what it means to have a successful life, one that is not about individual accumulation of goodies, but actually about the transformation of communities. It’s bathed in humility. And it’s practical.”
– Omid Safi
Freelance life can be lonely. And it can be tough to get the recognition you deserve. That’s why CreativeMornings and FreshBooks teamed up and launched the Master Freelancer Award. It’s absolutely free to enter, just like every CreativeMornings event.
The winners will officially be able to call themselves Master Freelancers and prove it with a trophy. CreativeMornings will share their work with their global audience in every corner of the Internet. And if you win, you’ll also receive a Bamboo Spark and a free FreshBooks subscription for one year. With all the work you’re getting, you’ll be able to invoice like a boss.
The deadline is June 1st! It takes 10 minutes to enter! Go!
Entries will be reviewed by these lovely judges: Ingrid Fetell Lee (Design Director at IDEO), Josh Hansen (Creative Director, FreshBooks), Liz Danzico (Creative Director, NPR), Mike McDerment (co-founder and CEO, FreshBooks) & myself!
“The most powerful weapon on earth is a soul on fire.”
– Ferdinand Foch
Love seeing the force behind Shutterstock, Founder and CEO Jon Oringer going undercover at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Super thankful to Jon and his team. They really get the global creative community we are fostering with CreativeMornings. Shutterstock has been a global partner for years. Their support is making a real difference in the creative community.
Ideally, you consider yourself a mini-Maria Popova, consuming and digesting content faster than a human body can process a Hi-Chew. You listen to Design Matters with Debbie Millman, admire the lush lettering of Jessica Hische and when we say “fck you, pay me”*—you think Mike Monteiro. If you know any of these people (or what a Hi-Chew is), you’ll fit right in.
Here’s the full job description!
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This GIF sums up my life.
“… Data paves the road to the bottom. It is the lazy way to figure out what to do next. It’s obsessed with the short-term.
Data gets us the Kardashians.”
Ann Lupo wants to take us on a journey through her wild imagination as she investigates her true life experience with unrequited love. I’d love to see this movie happen. I am backing it! You?