Ajani Charles Will Be Speaking At Summit

Ten years ago, I learned that a new collaborative space for creatives called Artscape Daniels Launchpad was being built close to Toronto's waterfront by The Daniels Corporation, Artscape, The City of Toronto, and other parties, and that it would essentially be an innovative hub where artists could learn business skills and turn their pursuits into profitable ventures.

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The Early Stages of Operation Prefrontal Cortex

Early on in my career, after I moved back to Toronto from studying at The University of Western Ontario, which is now known as Western University, I quickly realized that there was a lot of competition amongst photographers, cinematographers, and artists of all kinds in Toronto and that learning strictly through trial and error would not be enough for my career to progress in a way that was sustainable, financially or otherwise.

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Calm Stories: Meet Ajani

This past spring, I was given the opportunity to speak about the ways in which I have used the Calm app to improve my life and career (through the cultivation of mindfulness), on-camera, for the first time.

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232 Hours: How I Used The Calm App To Cultivate Mindfulness In My Career

The sun baked my dark skin during an unusually hot day in Toronto, as I looked up at the clouds through my aviator glasses. I marveled at their beauty and impermanence, perhaps seeing in the clouds what I could not see in myself at the time. 

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