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Start Before You’re Ready — with Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton 

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If you don’t know Brandon, you definitely know his work. Brandon is the creator of Humans of New York which has accumulated over 25 million followers and has since evolve to include two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories) and a Humans of New York show on Facebook Watch. It has also spawned an entire genre of similar blogs, photo projects, with thousands of aspiring creators having been inspired by HONY’s footsteps, telling the stories of people and communities across the world.  Oh ya, and he’s raised millions for charity. Lucky me, Brandon has been a friend for several years. And he once gave an amazing lecture to kick off PhotoWeek at CreativeLive.  It is THIS talk that I share with you today…  It’s his story, and it’s insanely inspiring.  From humble beginnings – fired from his job and with almost no money to speak of, moved to NYC to chase his dreams…living in a closet and taking pictures of strangers.  You’ll hear (literally) about his first ‘like’ on social media, and track his arc through today where he exemplifies the gold standard for building community on the internet — Brandon shares the whole journey.  If you know his […]

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Start Before You’re Ready — with Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton 

Chase Jarvis Photography Chase

If you don’t know Brandon, you definitely know his work. Brandon is the creator of Humans of New York which has accumulated over 25 million followers and has since evolve to include two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories) and a Humans of New York show on Facebook Watch. It has also spawned an entire genre of similar blogs, photo projects, with thousands of aspiring creators having been inspired by HONY’s footsteps, telling the stories of people and communities across the world.  Oh ya, and he’s raised millions for charity. Lucky me, Brandon has been a friend for several years. And he once gave an amazing lecture to kick off PhotoWeek at CreativeLive.  It is THIS talk that I share with you today…  It’s his story, and it’s insanely inspiring.  From humble beginnings – fired from his job and with almost no money to speak of, moved to NYC to chase his dreams…living in a closet and taking pictures of strangers.  You’ll hear (literally) about his first ‘like’ on social media, and track his arc through today where he exemplifies the gold standard for building community on the internet — Brandon shares the whole journey.  If you know his […]

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Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman

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Eugene Mirman is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer. You’ve heard his voice as “Gene” from Bob’s Burgers, seen his face on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Flight of the Conchords and recently found his podcast on Audible, Hold On. From the outside, Eugene has lived what we may think of as the typical struggling comedian’s career. It took him six years of failing before got a bit of traction. Most people quit well before the 6 year mark. How did he persevere through those years of struggle? He never considered not being a comedian. He didn’t give himself a backup plan. He made the conscious decision to keep trying new things until things started to stick. Eugene is a living lesson of perseverance and tenacity, and his mindset is one that will help you thrive long term, regardless of what you’re creating. Listen to this episode if you want to laugh while getting a schooling on how to make sacrifices that pay off. In today’s episode, If you have a skill, service, or product that serves someone’s need, your audience is out there looking for you as hard as you are looking for them. No one is stopping you […]

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