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Mason Kesner

Chasing Pavement

Chasing Pavement Introduction

Welcome to Chasing Pavement, I’m glad you’re here. Ok, woah – I’m finally doing this. One of the first steps in creating is simply putting your creation into the world and see what happens. I’ve been talking about developing a podcast for a while. I love to share and what better way to do that than a dose of me for 20min? Chasing Pavement isn’t just an Adele song. It’s an expression used when pursuing something and over and over…

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Leadership Personal

The Darkroom

Our generation has an insatiable desire to be discovered. We want to go from zero to ten overnight. In our day to day stories, feeds, and live streams, we have this need to be seen and heard. It’s a desire that’s built into a generation who has known nothing but overnight success and fame. I’ve fallen victim to this over and over again. I’ve struggled for years with my “social presence,” follower count, and content creation to support this habit. We…

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The Challenge of Acceptance

If you’re like me, about the only television I watch these days is Netflix. One of my new favorite shows that launched this year is Queer Eye. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or aren’t a millennial), you know that Netflix recently rebooted the series with an all-new cast. I recently met Jonathan Van Ness, a QE cast member, in LA a few weeks ago. When I asked him about Season 2, he said, “you won’t be able to…

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Personal

Faithfulness

It’s 3:02A – I wake up in a panic. This seems to be the running trend in my life for the past few months, no actually, since 2018 started. Anxiety hits and the pressures of finances, relationships, everything rushes in. Sound familiar? We’ve all been here. For me, this feeling knows me all too well. This morning was no different. I couldn’t sleep in the wee hours of the night. Immediately I felt God ask me, “but have I not…

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Leadership Tips Personal Words of Wisdom

Take Action

Have you ever wondered why some people fail and others succeed? I’ve been curious about this question my entire life. At 25, I’ve lived just enough life to see friends I’ve grown up with make something of themselves. Some are now lawyers, doctors, celebrities, and others are still at the same place in life they were at 18 years old. Why is this? Some say it’s environmental, other studies show it’s time management, education, etc. I want to take a…

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Business Leadership Personal

Intention

Intention comes from the Latin word, Intentio which means stretching, thought, purpose. I came across this and found it fitting as we bring 2017 to a close. Wow. What a year. Looking back there were great strides as well as mistakes made. I spent more time out of Arkansas this year than I ever have in my entire life. I completely reworked my business model and set a new trajectory for the career I’ve created for myself. One of the most important lessons I learned…

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Book List Business Leadership Personal

Book List – FW18

I have a problem. There I said it. I love to read. As the months turn colder, I always find myself reading more. It’s during the fall/winter months that I get inspired and recharged for the spring/summer. I have a strict policy of only reading non-fiction. For some reason, I just don’t like reading fiction books. So if you’re looking for fiction based titles, this isn’t the list for you. This season I decided to put together a book list…

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Pursuant

Pursuant - Mason Kesner

Today is Halloween. It’s a very cold day in Bentonville, but as someone who loves cold weather – today was for me. I got up this morning with the purpose of doing one thing. A digital clean. Those closest to me know that I get inundated with emails, messages, phone calls, as most of us do. I am, however, notorious about realizing that I’ve received a message then getting sidetracked and forgetting to respond. Today was my day to clean…

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Las Vegas Personal Political

Greater

Today I had to stop. I woke up to the news of the Las Vegas shooting. Last week my heart was heavy for Puerto Rico. On a closer to home note, I was in a car accident over the weekend that left me shaken to the core. There seems like so little one can do while sitting at a desk, or watching from a screen at home. It’s times like these we want to rush in and help to aid…

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Personal

Realization

Hello blog, it’s been a minute. I’m taking some time today to write because I deeply miss it. A lot has happened this summer. My friends and team members have been super productive. In a nutshell… Launched an Apparel Company, created a Digital Agency, revamped the purpose of Baseline Collective, took on too many ambitious production projects, and finally, I made the decision to spend more time in the NWA market. I’ve just come out of a really interesting season of…

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