What Phil said.
I think if I had a mantra right now in my life - it would be “Make cool stuff happen.”
I try to live this mantra at work and in my personal life every day. It can apply to the smallest of things and the biggest of things. I want cool stuff happening all around me and I want to help facilitate that.
That being said, I always get really excited when my friends get creative and do something rad. I’m so lucky that I get to be inspired by musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs in my daily life. I feed off that kind of inspiration.
Today I was inspired by two friends:
My friend Diana has singlehandedly launched her own online vintage furniture/housewares shop. She goes out thrifting on the weekends, collects cool finds, and shares it with all of us. It’s called ERA VINTAGE and I look forward to seeing it grow.
My friend and co-worker Kenny is someone who embodies the mantra. He’s involved in so many cool projects and is constantly pushing himself creatively. He and his girlfriend Tracy have been recording songs at home and posting them online in the form of the band Positive No. They just posted a new song and it’s awesome. It inspires me to want to start making music again.
When I saw them both posting about their projects today, it reminded me of how creative and awesome my friends are. I’m lucky.