Event: Creative Mornings with Josh Higgins


Friday was Creative Mornings and I was one of the lucky few who nabbed a spot before the tickets sold out. Fun fact: It took 1 minute and 16 seconds to sell out! That’s absolutely nuts.

For those of you who are new to Creative Mornings, It’s a monthly breakfast lecture series now in 87 different locations. I went to one in Chicago when we first moved, and was super excited to attend more, but it fell off my radar as I got busy with work and raising a puppy.

This month it was located at the new Air BnB space located at 666 Brannan. It was a bit of a trek coming from the sunset, but I quickly learned I could take my usual bus get off at civic center and take another bus right there.

I don’t know what I was expecting but I was very surprised at the enormity of Air bnb’s space. When you walk in, you see a large atrium that is mostly empty, aside from a few people sitting down having coffee and the security desk. I wasn’t quite sure where to go at first but I soon found a Creative Mornings sign and followed it. In my opinion they didn’t have enough signs for how big the space was, but after asking for help, someone directed me.

After signing in and a standard NDA, I took the elevator up to the 5th floor to a lovely breakfast bar for Creative Mornings attendees. I had to ask myself Is this real life? Does Air bnb actually have free breakfast available to them every morning? The answer is yes.

The view from Air BNB HQAir bnb Head Quarters Atrium. breakfast decor After meeting two lovely ladies starting their own lifestyle and marketing consulting agency called Primd, we walked down one flight to a small screening room. So small that several people had to stand. I luckily got an aisle seat! This month the theme was Heritage and our speaker was Josh Higgins, current Communication Design Manager at Facebook. Josh started off by defining Heritage as values that are passed down through tradition. Often these values are in the form of words passed down from generation to generation. He drilled down even further and chose to focus on advice we’ve been given that has influenced us in some way. josh Here are a few quotes that came from his talk that I felt go along with themes I continue to discover and keep with me in my life. Apologies for not remembering the sources!quotes

What is one piece of advice that has really influenced you?

  • Loretta! I am astonished at gorgeous this re-cap is! Way to capture everything that was beautiful, and then layer on your own creative spin to really make it shine. I’m sitting here grinning like a crazy person. Bravo!


    28 July, 2014 at 7:09 pm