“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone“.
That quote from Pablo Picasso are the first words I read in Matthew Dicks book Someday is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel your Creative Life.
He is the author of nine other books beyond the one I just mentioned. He’s a best-selling novelist, nationally recognized storyteller, and award-winning elementary school teacher. Matthew teaches storytelling and communications at universities, corporate workplaces, and community organizations.
He’s won multiple math Grand Slam story competitions, and together with his wife, they created the organization Speak Up to help others share their stories. They also co-host the Speak Up Storytelling Podcasts.
I really enjoyed this conversation. We dive into the person who inspired me to do the work that I do now and quit my job. We also dig into this idea of perfectionism, we talk about performative productivity. And we talk about what he calls his 100-year-old plan, and lastly – we talk about oatmeal.
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- Listen to the Speak Up Storytelling Podcast
- Related Conversation: Strategic Storytelling with Jordan Bower
- Related Blog Post: JoCo: A Thank You Letter to Jonathan Coulton
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