I’m Brian E. Young. I’m a graphic designer, classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee
“No one wants to look like an amateur, but I love that. I love that evolution. Rather than spend all this time figuring out the perfect logo and perfect channel, find out what’s fun.” Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge
Baltimore's Marty 2017 meetup for Homebrew Website Club met at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on Mar 22nd. Notes from the
“brianey.com missed the last meeting, so it’s been a while. Working on a new site at thebrianyoung.com, set up his WordPress network to include IndieWeb plugins, including things like accepting Webmentions. Some small updates to imnotwrong.com. Committing to more (of everything) for next time.”
And the initial version thebrianyoung.com is up! Thanks Homebrew Website Club!
Read more: HWC Baltimore 2017-03-22 Wrap-Up
“If anyone knows the difference between being busy and being productive it’s Charles Duhigg. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit has made a name for himself plumbing the science of productivity, and this week he’s joining us on the podcast.”
“What do I want? Why do I want it? Then what’s the best way to get there. Make a list of every possibility. You’re not gonna do em all. Which of those matter and allows you to get there. It allows you shrink the work to where you focus on outcomes instead of the activity. Most people mistake movement for achievement. They’re busy all the time. What I want is fulfullment. To be fulfilled, you have to consciously decide what you want and why you want it.” Tony Robbins
Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft talk to Susan Cain, founder of the “Quiet Revolution,” about introverts; plan a surprise date, and how to discover and listen to more podcasts.
A powerful list to live by.
The one I’d edit:
‘You know the pressure to “figure it all out” well, I feel it too but we have to all stop being so hard on ourselves. All the pieces will come together and in the meantime know that you are doing the best you can!’
No one has it all figured out. Figure out how you figure things how. Watch yourself solve problems.
In love with this interview with Tiffany Dufu.
“It’s important to forgive ourselves for those assumptions. Because we really were indoctrinated into them” Tiffany Dufu
Really sit there and examine what you expect. What does a good person do? A good man? A good son or daughter? A good worker.
Write it down and then ask yourself… How do you know? Where did that come from? The decisions that you think are our decisions often never were our own at all.
Look at what “dropping the ball” really means to your life, for yourself and others. The story of habits, thoughts, and ideas that in our heads became “mistakes” and “failures”.
Take time to listen to Tiffany’s story and her thoughts on choosing rather than defaulting: