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68: Why Art, Culture, and Water Will Transform Communities

Tyler Knott Gregson is a poet, author, professional photographer, and artist who lives in the mountains of Helena, Montana. His books include Miracle in the Mundane, Chasers of the Light, All the Words are Yours, North Pole Ninjas, and Wildly in the Dark. When he is not writing, he runs his photography company, Chasers of the Light.

Top Takeaways

  1. Reminder: You can’t be afraid to use your voice to create change. You can’t be afraid to talk about the things that are difficult to talk about. You have to accept that not everyone is going to like what you have to say but you still have to speak the truth.
  2. Mindfulness is not something that is touchy-feely. It’s the only way people and organizations grow. You have to get out of your lane because otherwise you just create an echo chamber where all you hear is yourself.
  3. Are you a public communicator that has found “photographer” as one of your many hats? Get some tips from an expert. Don’t worry…anyone can put these tips into action.
  4. Tyler is the author of multiple books and writes every single day. His advice on content development is simply to listen more. There truly is inspiration all around you.


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