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The Creative Roundtable First Meetup with Jehn Glynn and Jena Nesbitt

Today I had a wonderful morning with Jena Nesbitt planning The Creative Roundtables first meetup! (http://bit.ly/CreativeRoundtableFeb2015) It’s this Thursday and we are so excited.

Since starting CR (Creative Roundtable) at the beginning of this year, we have seen an overwhelming response from the community to do not only a nightly meetup, but also one that is open to the public (our traditional meetings are closed, as we want everyone to get undivided attention). So, we listened and have delivered!

Our plan for the meetup is to offer that same idea of undivided attention by doing focused breakout groups with seasoned professionals. Our hope is that everyone will walk away with something they can apply to their business or idea, right away. We hope you can come, if you are in the Portland area! Also, please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested!

If someone told me 2-3 years ago that I would be doing something like this, I would have never believed it. I can’t believe where my life is and I owe it all to the support and encouragement I get from everyone around me…. <3

I am really nervous and very excited for Thursday! Eeee! : )

I hope you all are having an amazing day! Xoxo from Portland!

– Jehn

Are you working a full time job and working on a side project? Well, I got you covered!

Having a side hustle while working a full time gig is not always the easiest thing to do… but it doesn’t have to be impossible. With a few simple tricks and tips to keep you motived, I think it is safe to say that you can stay focused and make your dreams a reality!

Please watch this video and I hope you find it helpful!

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Podcasts, videos and articles that help me stay focused:

⟶ Being boss

Fav episodes:

What to do when you’re freaking out about money

Do the work

⟶ Good life project

Fav episodes:

Surprising People With An Extra Layer of Love – Tina Roth Eisenberg

Is It Really Possible To Design Your Life? – Debbie Millman

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The other day my friend Julie asked me why I always carry my snacks and meals around in glass containers versus tupperware. I explained to her that I am trying to go zero waste in my kitchen, which involves me eliminating the use of plastic. She was very curious about what the “going zero waste” concept means. She and I continued to have a pretty in depth conversation about it, and I gave her some simple tips and tricks she could implement immediately, in an effort to eliminate waste in her kitchen.

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I love this image. To me – it is the perfect combination of vulnerability and beauty. Which really speaks to how I felt while writing this today…

 

I had a hard week this week and I am going to talk about it.. because I think it is important to not just talk about the great times in life – mainly because, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK. I repeat, IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A BAD WEEK!

Without going into too much detail, there are several changes and new things happening in my life that I am adjusting to – and this week I think it all just caught up to me and it got a little hard. I have a video coming out in February all about this, but I have accepted a full time job and am not doing freelance as much. I really felt like I needed to grow and work on a team and understand that world for a while – so I am with a really incredible company now. I also realized this past year that I want to try doing new things with my creativity; like making videos and making tangible products and I want to spend my spare time working on that. But, going through that change hasn’t been the easiest. I’ve been building my business for a long time and it wasn’t the easiest decision to make. I know I have made the right decision for me, but, like anything that is new – it can be a little bit scary diving into, and I think this week it just all caught up with me.

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I have a love hate relationship with facebook. Hate, because it is a time suck. Love, because I get to see the amazing articles I would not normally find online, that my friends share. Today, my friend Tyler posted this article – Nostalgic Photos of SF Show the City Before Gentrification – Not only did the images allow me to dream of being in an era that was seemingly of simpler times, but some of the images had the most stunning typography… that you just don’t see anymore.
I pulled some of my favorites for you:

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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts today – Design Matters, by Debbie Millman (which I mentioned in a recent favorites video). Her guest was the first ever, and current creative director for NPR, Liz Danzico.

On Liz’s blog, she wrote a letter to her younger self, which Debbie read aloud – and it is full of truth, enlightenment and something I believe we all can relate to.

These are my favorite parts from the letter:

Choose something for yourself every day. Do it repeatedly and without fail. If you do something for yourself every day, no matter how many standoffs or negotiations or letdowns you face throughout the day, no one can take that away from you.

 

If I met me, but many years before, we’d talk about love and time. Love will not be polite. It does not wait for opportune moments to approach you. It knows not your life plans or schedule or current or future intentions. It will not wait for you to be ready. There is, in this way, no time for it. If you wait for it, then, it will not come. As love — for a person, a profession, a practice, a city — comes to you. It crosses your path and is only yours to accept. It is up to you to open your hands and heart.

 Read the full letter here.
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I just ran across this incredible illustrated GIF of every hairstyle of David Bowie from 1964-2014 by an insanely talented 22 year old artist, Helen Green. I just had to share it… I have a deep rooted love for David Bowie – I like to be versions of him for halloween!

Helen Green’s amazing work

David Bowie Illustration Hairstyles by Helen Green

 

My nod to Mr. Bowie

Jehn Glynn David Bowie Halloween Ziggy Stardust

 

What cool things have you seen this week?

 

Thanks for reading! See you soon!

– Jehn

Hey all, I am so excited to share this video with you! My friend, and accountability buddy, Max and I wanted to share with you the benefits of finding someone you can bounce ideas off it. We think it is so important to not keep your business struggles and goals to yourself, but to find an accountability buddy you can trust that will help your business grow!

We hope you enjoy this video!

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Thank you for reading & watching,

J :)

 

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Disclaimer: It is design week and I hope I will be able to articulate myself well in these posts. Due to my high energy and overall excitement about the events, these posts may seem a bit over the top, full of emotions and as a whole… will probably contain a ton of exclamation marks. Let’s just say… you have been warned.

(This coming weekend, you can expect a full video recap and video clips from each day on my YouTube Channel! Follow me on twitter instagram – I will post the link there when it is posted! Or subscribe to my channel to see it first! In the mean time, I will be blogging here all week!)

Read my other Design Week Portland posts here!

It is Sunday now and I wrapped up Design Week on Friday evening with the WeMake Celebrates Party! 

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Disclaimer: It is design week and I hope I will be able to articulate myself well in these posts. Due to my high energy and overall excitement about the events, these posts may seem a bit over the top, full of emotions and as a whole… will probably contain a ton of exclamation marks. Let’s just say… you have been warned.

(This coming weekend, you can expect a full video recap and video clips from each day on my YouTube Channel! Follow me on twitter instagram – I will post the link there when it is posted! Or subscribe to my channel to see it first! In the mean time, I will be blogging here all week!)

Read my other Design Week Portland posts here!

Tonight I went and saw Stefan Sagmeister do this talk on happiness. I have seen him talk a bunch of times on happiness, but only through videos online. Even though his content was pretty much the same… it was what happened after the show that was the most magical.

But first, on with the show. Well, let me back up… I have been a fan of Stefan for a very very long time. I am semi obsessed with album art and Lou Reed, and when I learned he did art work for Lou Reed back in in 1996, I was instantly hooked. The album was full of handwritten typography that I could just not get enough of. So, it was really cool getting to meet someone whose work you have been paying attention to for years.

Ok, now on with the show.

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