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Week #16: Staying inspired

Ola there!


I've talked a lot about mental health a lot on my podcast and in the newsletter.


Been thinking a lot lately about inspiration and just how valuable it can be.


Especially when starting/running a business, there are times when inspiration is the only thing that keeps us going.


Recently, I've been experiencing random bursts of it for the first time in a long time...

It made me realize how valuable this newsletter (coming soon) brand could be to others.


I feel like this thing has a mission now.


So...stay tuned I guess! 🤷‍♂️🏔


Stuff that inspired me this week…

Buckle up. There's a lot this week!

Embrace The Mess (Creative Pep Talk Podcast)

Every once in a while something absolutley 

Wicked logo @pjrvs shared 

Paul Jarvis shared this beautiful (super clever) logo the other day. Ah, if I could illustrate like this, that's all I'd do! :)

The Cure (via Justin Jackson's blog)

This piece that @mijustin wrote really resonates with me and some of what I've been going through this past year. Anyone on the founder/startup journey should read this (and follow Justin of course!).

📼 Unmaking the Myth vid series w/ Andy J. Pizza

This series is fantastic. If you haven't watched all of them, there is just 4 videos. They'll get your blood boiling for creating things. Just oozing with inspiration 🤘🤘

#1 - 1,000 True Fans: Unmaking the Myth of Mass Appeal

With the right mindset, you actually *don't* need to be famous to make a living from your art...

#2 - Taste Tops Talent: Unmaking the Myth of the Virtuoso Artist

What makes a great artist? Practice may improve your craft, but good taste just might take you further...

#3 - Let Your Audience Inspire: Unmaking the Myth of the Artist in Isolation

Creating great art may seem like a solo endeavor. But some of society's best-known creatives have actually accomplished greatness by *involving* their audience...

#4 - Loyalty Beats Likes: Unmaking the Myth of Viral Success

Flashy viral moments may seem like shortcuts to commercial success, but in many cases, artists are better off after a slow, steady climb...

Making Twitter a little less distracting...

I shared a chrome extension that I’ve been using to rid the Twitter UI of promoted tweets, the trends sidebar, etc. Seems like a lot of people are feeling the same way as me about the default Twitter experience (that’s a lot of retweets for me) 👇


That's it for this week!


Thanks so much for following along. It means a ton to me.


Stay golden!


Josh