Watch my CreativeMornings talk!

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A few weeks ago I gave at talk at CreativeMornings, a new event series that just launched here in LA. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to talk about, and as you might remember I even asked for suggestions from people on what they might want to hear. Tina Roth Eisenberg, who started the event series, suggested to start with my story:  How I got to where I am today. But as I started to put together my talk, I realized that I was actually going through some serious changes in my own career. I decided I should talk about some guidelines for doing the kind of work that you love, but also how you know when it’s time to change that work and let it evolve into something else. Plus, I was extremely excited to include some images of a magazine I made when I was 10 years old, with my best friend Lelia. As hilarious as the premiere issue of Think Teen was to show, I do believe that looking at the stuff I made then has helped me to know that 23 years later, I’m on the right track.

A huge thanks to Tina Roth Eisenberg in New York (aka swiss miss) and Jon Setzen, the LA host. And thanks to everyone who attended or wrote about the event, the crowd was so enthusiastic and asked great questions—even for 9am! Check out the photos here. You can attend the next CreativeMornings by following their Twitter feed to get the latest updates, and there are also chapters in New York, Zurich, and—coming soon!—San Francisco.

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  • ess

    Creative Mornings pointed me to your blog–although I'm sure I've read some of your writing around… I've sent your talk around to my friends for a little New Year inspiration! Well done.

  • Alissa

    Thanks so much, ess! And thanks for getting the word out.

  • http://communicatrix.com communicatrix

    Dude! This is a fantastic talk! Kicking myself for not watching it sooner. But I will make up for it with my customary widespread evangelizing. Oh, you betcha.

  • Alissa

    Thank you! Now here's hoping I'll be able to take all my own advice!!!

  • Jennyatyson

    Brilliant and Inspiring. Well done ms. walker!

  • Alissa

    Thank you!!!

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    This is a great blog with excellent posts and links.
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  • Helena

    I’ve just come across this talk through the Curbed article that cites your coverage on the River kayaking. I’s such an inspiring talk to begin with, made even more so by the way you really manifested a vision for the river that has come to pass. You’re amazing!

  • Alissa

    Thanks so much, Helena!