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Julian Paul
Bermudian born growth mindset freak with a love for house music and an Austrian passion for skiing |

Have you ever thought about your flow state? How you get into it? And even more importantly — why you get thrown out of it?

These kind of questions are the ones I pondered over when exploring how and why I was in a consistent flow state for over 2 weeks in the beginning of 2021. Everything seemingly fell into place. I was inspired, motivated and progressing at a speed I never had before. Why was this the case? I struggled to find out why. And of course the internet was not of much help either. I couldn’t find a…

A proven 3-step approach to personal branding

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Recently I took the Marketing New Realities and the Personal Brand class by the great Mark Schaefer as part of my MSc High Tech Entrepreneurship at Harbour.Space University. There were many brilliant concepts covered. But the core centered around how the world increasingly emphasizes this fact: A brand's credibility and existence now rely on what customers say and do rather than what the brand wants them to do.

Before going into my three main takeaways, let me share two case studies I felt were quite impactful to myself and the broader class.

The North Face — Question Madness

The North Face video ad campaign with extreme…

A critical look at how to form the right questions

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Have you ever sat in a lecture, a seminar, an online course or any public presentation and witnessed someone in the audience ask a question that just made you gaze downwards and shake your head? Sometimes with even more extreme reactions such as allowing your face to fall into your hands — in an effort to hide the embarrassment of being associated in the same audience as the person asking the question..? You’re not alone. Situations like this are examples of something called Vicarious Embarrassment — the concept of being embarrassed of other peoples actions.

I’ve recently been in this…

Abstract painting depicting a persons shadow and colour splashes.
Abstract painting depicting a persons shadow and colour splashes.
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Recently, I’ve stumbled across multiple different conversations that put me face to face with an interesting question…

What determines the creativity in a human?

I am sure, if you are creative — or not, you have come across a situation where you are left wondering what really defines creativity in one way or another. Whether you yourself have been described or have listened to others be described as such. What really makes a person creative?

My name is Julian Paul. I am a trained Sound Engineer, DJ & Music Producer at heart and an immense passion for conceptual Branding. Being…


Over the course of 2020, I have exposed myself to countless situations during which I am required to present, pitch businesses and absolve stand-ups. And I have gathered quite the experience:

  1. Currently, I am studying at both Hyper Island and Harbour.Space University at the same time. Both of these amazingly challenging & progressive universities provided me with countless opportunities, where I was allowed to pitch concept solutions to the clients we worked for.
  2. I march 2020, I founded VENTRY, a short-format remote accelerator for graduates. …

From StartupGuide LinkedIn

In August 2020 year I was approached by the Startup Guide to Project Manage their upcoming Startup Guide Germany Project, which is a larger version of what is usually a localised approach to cover cities. This one contains 5 different regions and shifts the typical startup scene focus to cover more of the social impact and sustainability sector.

At Startup Guide, we feature 6 different types of organisations: Startup, Space, Program, School, Investors & Founders. By categorising the companies, Project Managers can easily distinguish the requirements needed for each feature, as some are shorter and others longer. …

Man walking alone on a beach inn B&W.
Man walking alone on a beach inn B&W.
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Recently, I took a step back from the busyness of rushing to work every morning, only to return back home and continue to hustle on my side projects. At times my days feel like a hamster wheel of never-ending progress, disappointment and varying degrees of success.

But within all of these morphing states of existence, I always tend to seek some kind of a balance… For most people this is a place, a habit or a routine they would naturally fall back into, manifesting itself as a signal that is not only way too easy to miss, but at times…

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What’s this about?

I’ve been wanting to write this article for a long time now, as creating something with low monetary involvement not only gets my wallet excited, but also myself. Needless to say, I am an avid supporter of bootstrapping my own business and going the difficult route of organic vs paid growth. As a result of that mindset I have become somewhat of an infinite player, focusing on the long game with many micro-advances occurring in the finite.

This business is no exception to that rule. But let me explain more, before you start reading something else…

Why did I make

I am currently doing…

Arm reaching out to another arm on a white space backdrop.
Arm reaching out to another arm on a white space backdrop.
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You probably clicked on this title thinking: "What's he on about again?" or "Hmmm… this sounds interesting!". Well, let me calm your nerves and see to it that we keep this one short. The amount of things we are all trying to consume through written word, recorded audio or video is absolutely insane these days. So without further ado, allow me to deliver some perspective on why making a clear distinction between wants and needs is absolutely vital.

This article is focused around a topic that has been on my mind for quite some time now. I believe the true…

Logo of AgeOfUs on the left & Logo of VENTRY on the right.
Logo of AgeOfUs on the left & Logo of VENTRY on the right.
2 Brands founded by @itsjulianpaul

They there 👋

Allow me to take you on a journey and tell you about the projects, experiences and learnings during my tumultuous first months of 2020.

Let’s begin with the Gigway 48hr Remote Sprint. A project that began at the start of January 2020, as I met the founder & CEO Adrian Swartz during a Hyper Island lecture. I immediately felt the need to collaborate with him, as I saw the opportunity to do an innovation sprint with a select group of individuals and a short timeframe. An initial meeting held promising hopes and we were off to a…

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