The Art of Play: How to Have More Fun and Be More Creative

The other day I attended the annual Austin kite festival and had a blast. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play and honestly, what it was like to fly a kite. I forgot about the time. I…

SXSW 2019 Day 6 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 6 What an amazing day 6! Read on for lessons learned, dear reader. General SXSW lessons: Practice your presentation until you breakthrough and find your authentic voice. This is really hard to do and is something I constantly…

SXSW 2019 – Day 5 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

There were lots of amazing speakers at day 5 of SXSW 2019. While I’m only writing brief snippets of my lessons learned, I plan to write longer pieces to provide more context once SXSW is over. Read on for lessons…

SXSW 2019 – Day 4 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 4 was great. The days are long and these posts are getting a bit more succinct. Themes that continue to emerge are: givers, play, stoics/stoicism, humor, laughter (including laughing at one’s self), intentionality, and doing the work. Enjoy…

SXSW 2019 – Day 3 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

Whew! Day 3 was another day packed with a variety of lessons learned. Themes of stoicism, play, storytelling, and courage continue to emerge. I am so grateful I can share these experiences with you! Here are my lessons learned for…

JG Notes: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon is a quick read, packed with several ideas and practical advice. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming book because of its size at 140 pages. However, Kleon fills it with helpful…