Anyone who tries to tell your that you’re a flaming narcissist for making YouTube videos, recording podcasts, creating content, is misguided. They’re projecting an insecurity caused by their own inner obstacles to self-expression. Creativity is a public service. A generous act. You create something, you share it with the world, and the intentional and unintentional … Continue reading Creativity is a public service.
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube We are here to learn and do something. And what are we here to learn and do? We are here to practice. And what are we practicing? We're practicing living.Mike Newton This is one of the most important conversations I've had on the podcast. … Continue reading Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)
Daniel wrote and sent me this poem. Lines 2 and 15 are my favorites. I think it captures the spirit of creativity quite well. No matter what you make, it's going to be something. It might be great, it might be crap. Whatever it is, it's yours. That's all that matters. What will you make?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Kg4xjqyphQRJuIUcCfzwL?si=YsM92x6BSIS2ZnAzll7CDg The accountant who's writing a novella behind their boss's back feels "safe" behind a spreadsheet than on a call with a publishing house. "I'm not an accountant," they say. And yet they show up everyday to keep being one. We're less fraudulent doing something we hate, and more fraudulent doing something we love. This … Continue reading Impostor syndrome makes no sense
In 1992, riding a skateboard up and down a half-pipe wasn't cool. The world turned its attention to street skating. Something with more edge, more rebelliousness, less polished and less about sponsorships and money. But that didn't stop a scrappy kid in Carlsbad from riding his skateboard everyday. Because Tony Hawk knew that if the … Continue reading Drop in! What to do when things get slow
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Recording this episode was like frolicking in a bounce house for adults. Andrew Barry is one of the most humble and joyful people I've ever met. He's completely shattered all of my previous notions about what a CEO "needs" to be: fast-talking, a phone … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #14 – Andrew Barry on Flow States, Life in South Africa, Good Books, and Living Curiously
https://youtu.be/5b3g02q6W1Q Today I'm joined by the bold and adventurous Shelby Smith. Shelby Smith (@CoShelbySmith) is head of user onboarding for LingQ. She's also a writer who discusses leadership, language learning, self-development, and why it it's important to stand up for yourself to get what you want. Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Watch on … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #12: Shelby Smith on Lessons From Failures, Language Learning, and Having the Courage to Get What You Want
Meditation is that state where you are no more. Your sense of Self is gone.If you ask an artist where his work comes from, if he's a generous artist, he'll say, 'I don't know where it comes.' Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Watch on YouTube Deepu Asok is the author and illustrator of … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #11: Deepu Asok on Meditation, Yoga, Drawing, and Happiness
Every idea you have, every concept, every word, every utterance, every tone...all of that is influenced by those around you anyway. You've got to acknowledge that and embrace that and ask, 'how can I mix those together?' Each of us is a completely different combination. https://youtu.be/JGH61mg7xDQ Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | YouTube Salman … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #10: Salman Ansari on The Lost Art of Having Fun
I know I'm late in saying this, but the Internet is 4w3s0m3s4uc3. I'm getting help for my new consulting service from an experienced consultant in Australia. A generous young teacher from India improved my resume. And I had a two hour conversation with an artist from Wichita. For many, it seems like the biggest barrier … Continue reading What to do if you don’t have “three years of experience”