I need to revisit the photos I took when I was in New York City a few years ago. This one is a fave. It started to rain and I was standing against a building to keep dry when this lady stopped in front of me to take a photo of the Flatiron building. The yellow truck is a great backdrop.

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 3

What I’m reading: “Damn Good Advice” by George Lois. You don’t have to read it from front to back. Just pick it up and pick a page. This book is not just for creatives.

What I’m watching: Simon Sinek’s TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. This TED talk is almost 8 years old and continues to be relevant today. The first time I watched it I got goosebumps. Do yourself a favour and make sure you watch this.

What I’m listening to: I love Freakonomics Radio, but this particular podcast I keep returning to “How to be more productive.”

A quote I’m pondering on: “Creativity can solve almost any problem — the creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” — George Lois

A busker in Rome.

I was walking for hours in the streets of Rome. It was summer and it was hot. I stopped and smiled at this man across the street. He smiled back. I looked down at my camera and took his photo. He was stoked to be photographed and I gave him my spare change.

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 2

What I’m reading: Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow”. Being remarkable is the hard part.

What I’m watching: “The Boy and the Dog” by deaf performer Hii_een. Clever storytelling and hilarious!

What I’m listening to: Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote As Kids. Funny, sad, weird, excruciating… funny. And I love listening to the Canadian accent.

Go see: La La Land. A charming film for artists and dreamers alike. I’m inspired to play the piano again. Note to self: Play the piano this year. ❤

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