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by Lawrence Yeo

Illustrated stories on the human condition.

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The unity of the political animal 🧑‍🚀

Hey friends, Before getting into today’s post, I wanted to share an observation. There’s been a recent uptick in enrollment for my writing course, The Examined Writer. I’m not sure why that is, or how exactly people have found their way to the program (I don’t have analytics set up on any of my course pages). It’s possible that students are simply spreading the word about it, which is the best outcome I could hope for. Regardless, this kind of thing is great because my work as a whole is...

about 16 hours ago • 4 min read

Hey friends, Last week, I asked you a simple question: What’s a problem (or struggle) you’re experiencing that I can help resolve? Well, let’s just say that I was pleasantly surprised to see the mountain of answers that arrived in my inbox. I’ve tried to reply to as many as I can, but just know that I’ve read every single one. Thank you for being so open with me, and if you still want to contribute your own answer to that question, feel free to hit reply and let me know. All right. Now...

15 days ago • 4 min read

Hey friends, The theme of today’s newsletter will be on the topic of questions, and the importance of asking three in particular. But before diving in, I have a question for you that I’d like to ask at the outset: What’s a problem (or struggle) you’re experiencing that I can help resolve? Given what you know about me and my work, I’m curious what type of problems you feel I’m capable of addressing well. Would it be something creativity-related? Money or business-related? Something to do with...

22 days ago • 2 min read

Hey friends, First off, thanks for all the feedback on last week’s story on inspiration. Long-form posts take a lot of time to create, but they tend to welcome thoughtful dialogue from all kinds of curious minds. I’m yet again reminded of the power of expressing your ideas, and I hope that you take time to do that as well. On that note, I have a question for you. If you’re someone that creates things (or wants to start creating), why do you do it? I know that’s a big question, so for the...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read
the labor of inspiration

Hey friends, The first long-form story of the year is here. Today’s post is a 4,000-word, 30-drawing story on the nature of inspiration. This is a topic I often think about, as inspiration is one of those magical elements of the human condition that amazes us all. Well, here’s my attempt to make sense of this fascinating feature of life. And in doing so, I hope it helps you cultivate inspiration throughout your days as well. When you’re ready, let’s dive right in: The Labor of...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read
fear is a framing problem

Hey friends, Happy new year! I hope you had a restful holiday season, and that you’re energized and excited for the year ahead. I’m in Toronto until early next week, so I’m enjoying any semblance of winter here before I head back to the perpetually sunny lands of Los Angeles. As I alluded to in previous emails, I’m working on a big post about inspiration, and I’ll be sharing it with you later this month. January is usually a time where our aspirations are buzzing with promise, and I wanted to...

about 2 months ago • 6 min read
a timeless new year

Hey friends, In a little over a week, we’ll be approaching the coastline of 2024. As we ease into the new year, I hope you’re taking some time to wind down and enjoy the slower moments of life. Rest is when you cease to tie your self-worth to the value you produce, and these next few days are an opportunity to embody that reminder. With that said, this will be the final newsletter of the year, as I already have a lot in store when January arrives. There’s a big post on the nature of...

2 months ago • 4 min read
the embrace of agency

Hey friends, Thinking In Stories wrapped up two weeks ago, and I had such a wonderful time with the cohort. This course has now been taken by well over 100 students across 20+ countries, and I’m so thankful for the wonderful people that the program has attracted. It’s yet another example of how the work you create acts as a beacon for your values, which makes the process of finding your people so seamless. Now that the course is over, I’ve shifted my attention back toward creating stories of...

3 months ago • 3 min read
the allergy to uncertainty

Hey friends, We all know that uncertainty is the only certainty in life, yet we go to great lengths to deny it. We create forecasts to build fiscal confidence, set up routines to hit anticipated goals, and desire career paths to envision a workplace identity. All this in the name of a reliable future. But what if instead of fighting uncertainty, we learn to cultivate a healthy relationship with it? What if instead of denying the inevitable, we learn to reposition the lens we use to view...

3 months ago • 3 min read
how to be thankful for your life with one simple reset

Hey friends, First off, thank you for all the kind words about the documentary on my creative journey. If there’s one thing to take away from the film, it’s that no worthwhile endeavor moves linearly. Every experience you have - no matter how disparate it may seem - connects in a way that can only be understood through the lens of hindsight. So wherever you are in your journey, just know that sometime in the future, you’ll look back on the present as a dot that made a serendipitous...

3 months ago • 2 min read
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