Choose Must: Learning from the Paths of Others

Elle Luna, Artist, Designer & Author

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7 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • Project: Making Your Mentor Tree

    • Identifying Your Mentors

    • Categorizing Your Mentors

    • Creating Your Mentor Tree

    • How I Use My Mentor Tree

    • Using Your Mentor Tree in Your Work


About This Class

Must is your calling. It's what you feel deeply convicted to do. In order to identify and follow your Must, you have to show up and take a few steps — and this exercise will help you get there.

Success is never from scratch. Join Elle Luna, artist, designer, and author of The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion for a tactical and inspiring exercise on learning how to take action from inspirations. Elle walks you through assembling a Mentor Tree: you'll identify a list of dream mentors, learn more about their approach, and use that as a tool for getting unstuck. Identifying your influences and learning from their practices and their success will give you clarity in your own creative pursuits.

This is a great exercise to use in your day-to-day life as a creator. It's an exercise you can return to whenever you need inspiration, a boost of energy, or a bit of critique in your work. If you're someone who loves to pin and tack up what inspires you — and looks up to creators on their own journeys — this class will reinvigorate what you do and give you space to grow.

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really inspiring!
I've taken every class Elle Luna has offered and have found each of them to be incredibly helpful. They are very inspiring and get you to focus on your unique skill.
Elle, Thanks for this amazing class... This class is great inspiration for anyone who wants to improve in their field of work and be better each day and stay on track to achieve their goals... In the class, you will learn how to learn from others or the people who already achieved a lot in your fields... Elle gave a great concept of "Mentor Tree" and having conversations with that tree...this is very very useful for writers..bloggers..or anyone who are in creative field of work. Elle gives us information which is very deep and highly intellectual...but she has a charm of conveying this information without scaring us with big words..she tells everything in simple words and easy to understand. Thanks, Ravi.





Elle Luna

Artist, Designer & Author

Elle Luna paints, designs, and writes. She also runs a textile venture, the Bulan Project, a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali, and has previously worked as a designer at IDEO and with startups including Mailbox, Medium, and Uber. She speaks to groups around the world, sharing the story of "The Crossroads of Should and Must," and lives in San Francisco and online at

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