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Self-Expression and Creativity: The Futur's Finds

Tap into what makes you, you.

In the creative community, we've seen talented creators from around the world put out some seriously inspiring content that's authentically them, through and through. It's been nothing but refreshing.

For this week's list, we thought, why not look for ways to express ourselves, too? We hope you find something this week that inspires you to stay true to you.

If you missed out on our last email, just click here to browse through last week's list of energy-boosting finds.

Here's to a new week, and finding new ways to keep it real:

HITRECORD is an online platform for creators of all kinds to collaborate on projects.

This week’s assignment

Jump in and collaborate on any creative project on HITRECORD. Created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD is the platform for creative collaboration. Whether you're an animator, illustrator, or video creator, there's a project waiting for your unique input.

Book of the week

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - Turns out that internal conflict you feel towards your work is just part of being a creative human being. Pressfield's book will show you how to break through your blocks and be your most creative, authentic self.

Keep your brand safe

Whether you've had your business for some time, or are ready to take the leap and start your own, you want to do everything possible to make sure your brand is protected. Join trademark attorney, Joey C. Vitale, and Mr. Ben Burns for a free webinar on May 19th, 4PM CDT to learn how to trademark your business name so you don’t lose your whole brand overnight. Spots are limited, so don't miss out!

Nintendo Switch with Animal Crossing on screen.

Articles worth the read

  • Have you jumped back into video games, or just can't seem to stop playing? This article encourages you to play on, friends.
  • Naomi Watanabe, Japan's "boundary-breaking funny girl" shows us that there's nothing better than being ourselves, and nobody else. Read about her here.

Behance projects we're loving

  • One day, artist Katsiaryna Dubovik looked out her window, and was amazed by what she saw. Take a look at her paintings capturing that fateful spring day.
  • French illustrator Leonard Dupone's personal projects are nothing short of inspiring.

Listen while you work

Pancake cereal is the new breakfast dish you'll wonder how you ever lived without.

Get creative in the kitchen

What to watch

  • "Growing up isn't the problem, forgetting is." If you haven't seen The Little Prince on Netflix yet, add it to your movie queue for this weekend. In just a couple hours, you'll laugh, cry, and reconnect with your childlike wonder and curiosity.

Move your body

  • Kirsty Godso, a Nike Master Trainer, will virtually kick your butt with her workouts. Check them out on her Instagram, or on the Nike Training Club app.

And finally, a quote to keep in mind throughout the week

“To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky