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Facebook asked recently what school I attended.

My answer? I studied entrepreneurship at the school of CreativeLive.

Today, I’m announcing that I am graduating from CreativeLive to pursue the next chapter in my entrepreneurial journey. It has been the greatest honor of my life to share the past 7 years building this place with you. You are the most incredible team of people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with.

As I leave my formal role at CreativeLive, I wanted to share some final thoughts on what this amazing educational journey we have shared together means to me.

Life is not lived in the accomplishment of results. Life is lived most deeply in the daily pursuit of a purpose greater than one’s self. I challenge you to pick a purpose worthy of yourself and give yourself up entirely and selflessly to the pursuit of that dream. For me, the promise of CreativeLive has been a dream fully worthy of that pursuit.

I believe there is a generation of leaders emerging today who share a common entry in their collective resumes. They—like me—started their journey studying at the school of CreativeLive.

The impact of the people who have been touched by what we have created together, and by what you are building next, will continue to change the lives of people and families around the world. For some that impact will be felt for generations to come.

I don’t know what lies ahead for CreativeLive. I do know, that the work you are doing today is building a foundation for CreativeLive in 2016 and beyond. A foundation and future that you have an opportunity in driving and shaping.

I’m incredibly grateful for the gifts that I’ve been a part of both receiving and sharing with the world. My own life has been immeasurably blessed sharing this experience with you.

And now, I’m proud to join the ranks of CreativeLive alumni.

I’ll be tuning in to watch what comes next.

-Craig Swanson