048: The Dark Side of Ambition with Thomas Kohnstamm

by Jay Rooke | Know Pain Know Gain

048: The Dark Side of Ambition with Thomas Kohnstamm

“Passion is dangerous, but passion is also essential.”

In this episode, Jay connects with an old rugby teammate and published author, Thomas Kohnstamm about the entrepreneurship of writing and pursuing a career in the creative arts.  Thomas lives in Seattle and has written two novels: “Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?” and most recently, “Lake City.” Jay and Thomas talk about coming up against artistic integrity, how to incorporate feedback without getting broken, knowing your essence while remaining adaptable, and the dark side of ambition.  

 

Episode Highlights

01:51 The Joys of Being an Author
09:10 Artistic Integrity
26:55 The Demons of Ambition
32:28 Balancing Humility and Over Confidence
41:55 Thomas’ Life

Resources

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Inspirational Quotes:

“Passion is dangerous, but passion is also essential.” ~ Thomas Kohnstamm
“Find the right people to get the right feedback.” ~ Thomas Kohnstamm