A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to … Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

The Penguin Latte Podcast #7: NoxyTango on Accepting Yourself as an Artist, the Emotions of Color, and Old-School Internet Culture

https://youtu.be/nbVAOTBkEqY https://open.spotify.com/episode/30y5xtWzJDVRURHgu5Z4Ec?si=DO1rVzUEQbaYLtsbgcYfJA Because of the Internet, I'm more empowered to become better, and I'm able to seek the direction that I'm allowed to seek.NoxyTango Do you have any friends that you don't speak to for more than a decade, and then you pick up right where you left off as if no time passed? That's … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #7: NoxyTango on Accepting Yourself as an Artist, the Emotions of Color, and Old-School Internet Culture

The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/R-LVvKlh4EM https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RuQUxVkGxEK96Zc8BmOhp?si=vmS7UtlURWWhvNMT7EQqxA Today, I'm joined by the wonderful Pranav Mutatkar (@pranavmutatkar). His newsletter, Your Lazy Sunday blends together art, music, comedy, and culture. It's an intellectual treat for those of us who prefer not to take ourselves so seriously. Highly recommended. We spent about half this episode geeking out about our favorite directors, psychoanalysts, philosophers, … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

The Penguin Latte Podcast #5: Audrey Hebert On Laughing at The Sliminess of The Human Condition

https://youtu.be/BVNwQ_-XHQM https://open.spotify.com/episode/1XHPr8dOFRQvSirAfLb3Da?si=M0zo7wUSQJ2UVMEeC6VRFA [A note on audio: this was recorded in my room. I only have one mic. This was the best that I could do given my current equipment and setup. In retrospect, we could have leaned into the mic, but I wasn't thinking about that. So, pardon that.] Hey guys, welcome to another episode … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #5: Audrey Hebert On Laughing at The Sliminess of The Human Condition

The Penguin Latte Podcast #4 Chris Jordan on Staying Accountable, Fighting Perfectionism, and Freelancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hn4Rr8uJE0 https://open.spotify.com/episode/0iL4PZbDE1LCZzHYBMEPqO?si=k7APlU_kQTCVew2fQyIVkQ Don't build everything up front if you haven't started talking to people about your service. This ended up being a special episode for me, personally. I spent the first half hour asking Chris questions about how I could position myself as a personal brand consultant. And he was generous enough to answer every … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #4 Chris Jordan on Staying Accountable, Fighting Perfectionism, and Freelancing

The Penguin Latte Podcast #3: Alexander Hugh Sam on Writing Without Censoring Yourself

https://youtu.be/JbKxcKO0piU https://open.spotify.com/episode/3F06TYNYmwHD1IMiHizJKw?si=-8s233AQQbqbejJTFRt5oQ Hey! Today I'm joined by Alexander Hugh Sam. Alex is the author of one of my favorite newsletters: The Kaizen Newsletter. Alex is unafraid of expressing himself through his writing. If you're scared of opening up what Austin Kleon calls, "your cabinet of curiosities," then I highly recommend you check out Alex's writings, … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #3: Alexander Hugh Sam on Writing Without Censoring Yourself

The Penguin Latte Podcast #2: Cullin McGrath on Building a Community of Writers and the Nuance of Improvement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWAyvCscqr4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/2gQcE2d5R8zpSKypZvtWGM?si=wr4aLvDuRrCBX-P5eOzG3Q https://twitter.com/cullinmcgrath/status/1289046205759070208 Today, I'm joined by Cullin McGrath (@Cullin). Cullin McGrath is a writer that any ambitious creative person needs to know. If you're a fan of Ryan Holiday or James Clear, then you'll appreciate Cullin's insights on what it means to live a life of meaning. I recommend starting off with his newest essay, … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #2: Cullin McGrath on Building a Community of Writers and the Nuance of Improvement

Penguin Latte Podcast 03: On Ego – The Obstacle to Self-Expression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6WBxd4Cwvk Nietzsche wrote in Beyond Good and Evil: "Maturity is rekindling the seriousness that one had as a child at play." This episode is about ego. Ego not in the Freudian sense, but ego - and its manifestations - as what inhibits us of, as what Josh Waitzkin would call it, "unobstructed self-expression." Books mentioned … Continue reading Penguin Latte Podcast 03: On Ego – The Obstacle to Self-Expression

Penguin Latte 01: Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Today, I'm launching the first episode of the Penguin Latte Podcast. In this podcast, I'll be sharing with you thought provoking ideas from the fields and practices of Psychology, business, marketing, self-development, art, minimalism, meditation, and everything in between. This is a podcast about the ideas and stories that challenge you to be your best … Continue reading Penguin Latte 01: Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance