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. ❤

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 1

Beginning this year, 2017, at the start of each week I’m going to post a list of 3 to 4 things I’m reading, watching, listening to and a film I’ve seen that I highly recommend. I’m calling it ”Adrian’s Monday Starter.” To kickstart the year, here is my first Monday Starter. How exciting!

What I’m reading: Austin Kleon’s “Steal Like an Artist”. Brilliant, inspiring and true.

What I’m watching: The Crown on Netflix. At the end of each episode I find myself speaking in a posh British accent. Endlessly compelling.

What I’m listening to: Tim Ferriss’ podcast “What I learned in 2016.” If you need some energising and affecting words to kickstart the year — Tim’s most recent podcast should be useful.

Go see: Lion the movie. Beautiful and uplifting. Dev Patel absolutely nails the Australian accent.

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