243 - How to Find Your Medium, Quit Second Guessing, Get Out of Your Head and MORE!

Today's episode is EXTREMELY SPECIAL! WHY? Because we have a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST: SOPHIE... MY WIFE!!

Sophie is reading me questions for this super special episode of Ask Dr. Pizza and it's a delight!!

Lot of practical takeaways from this episode, things that have recently helped me gain clarity, take action and create some breakthroughs in my creative career. LOTS OF GOLD NUGGETS in here, including some from my wise partner Sophie. DON'T MISS IT!!

We cover:

- Finding Your Style and Medium

- How to Stop Second Guessing Things

- Collaboration Strategies

- How Much Should You Share with Your Audience

- AND MORE!

GET YOUR TICKETS TO CREATIVE PEP RALLY NOW BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!! creativepeptalk.com/tour

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SHOW NOTES

David Allen on Tim Ferriss Podcast
https://tim.blog/2019/09/03/david-allen-getting-things-done/

Laci Jordan - Find Your Illustration Style
https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Digital-Illustration-for-All-Discover-Cultivate-and-Share-Your-Unique-Personal-Style/910481864?via=lih-promo-banner

Ask Dr. Pizza Theme by Ben Worley
http://benworley.work/

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Audio Assistance by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

STORYBLOCKS

This episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.

242 - What to Do When the Flow Stops with Loveis Wise

Nothing's better than feeling like you're right at the center of your path and everything is just FLOWING... but the flip side is true too: NOTHING IS WORSE than feeling completely lost and miles away from your calling.

What do you do when your old goals become obsolete for one reason or another, and you find yourself lost and untethered?

In this conversation with my friend Loveis we explore this very tricky topic and what we've learned about getting back on the path, back in our flow and back on the pulse of the creative narrative that's attempting to be birthed from our lives.

Loveis Wise is an L.A. based illustrator who has worked with clients like The New Yorker, Google, Instagram, The New York Times and many many more!

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SHOW NOTES

Loveis Wise

https://loveiswiseillustration.myportfolio.com/projects

https://www.instagram.com/loveiswiseillu/

Snowy Day

https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/

LISA CONGDON

https://lisacongdon.com/

SHYAMA GOLDEN

https://shyamagolden.com/projects

JAMILLA OKUBO

https://www.jamillaokubo.co/

KEHINDE WILEY

https://kehindewiley.com/

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

https://www.jackshainman.com/artists/kerryjames-marshall/

Faith Ringold

https://www.faithringgold.com/

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!

www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering

Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast

https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

PATREON

This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

241 - Crucial & Inspiring Insights That You Need to Hear Today (HitRECord X 5 Year Anniversary Special!)

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Had I known the 3 insights I share in this episode 5 years ago, I might be twice as far in my creative career as I am today.

ALSO this episode is CHOCKED FULL of insights like this from the Creative Pep Talk and HitRECord communities!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE We are just about to hit 5 years of this podcast?? I can see no better way to celebrate this show than to put what it's really all about at the front and center of this episode. And what is it all about? YOU of course!!

Within 10 seconds of this episode I was full of so much joy and love I instantly had tears in my eyes! CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR IT!!!

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN EPISODE!!! IT IS SO SO SO SPECIAL!

For a full list of episode credits, and to see everyone who participated in the project, go to: https://hitrecord.org/creativepeptalk

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PAST 5 YEARS UNBEATABLE! UNFORGETTABLE! AND CREATIVELY SUPERCHARGED!!! YOU ARE ALL THE BEST!

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SHOW NOTES

Hitrecord.org/creativepeptalk

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
http://www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

This episode is sponsor-less as a way of making this collaboration a pure celebration of creative collaboration!!!

240 - 3 Ways to Get Back On The Right Path When You Feel Lost

It's so easy to get lost. The creative path is a treacherous journey, with numerous pitfalls and distractions.

AND

I don't know about you... but...

ALL MY PRODUCTIVITY STOPS when I start feeling lost and I can't remember where I'm going, what to do next or even why I'm on this path in the first place.

Early in my career this feeling would nearly sink my ship and throw me off for weeks, but over time, I've learned some insights that help me course correct so I can recalibrate and spend as much time as possible squarely at the center of my creative calling.

If you feel lost today I encourage you to listen in and find 3 techniques for getting back on YOUR path TODAY!

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SHOW NOTES

Conde Bartlett
https://www.instagram.com/condebartlett/?hl=en

Skillshare Classes Mentioned:
Illustration - Tom Froes
https://www.skillshare.com/user/tomfroese

Lettering - Jessica Hische
https://www.skillshare.com/user/jessicahische

Logo - Aaron Draplin
https://www.skillshare.com/profile/Aaron-Draplin/6666857

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!

http://www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering

Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast

https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

PATREON

This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

239 - The 10 Business Books That Saved Me & Their 10 Secrets

My creative career was a mess before I started reading business books. I'm not some crazy reader either, it doesn't take a ton of business books to change everything for your creative career, it just takes the RIGHT ONES.

In this episode I share my top 10 favorite business books and the top lesson from each one that enabled me to build a creative career that I absolutely love.

Buy The Books AND Support Creative Pep Talk AT THE SAME TIME:

http://amazon.com/shop/andyjpizza

This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'.

If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk

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SHOW NOTES

Coschedule Headline Analyzer:
https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer

Sharethrough Headline Analyzer
https://headlines.sharethrough.com/

DKNG Skillshare Classes
https://www.skillshare.com/user/dkngstudios

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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

PATREON
This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

238 - The Powerful 3 Step Mid-Year Tune Up That Will Make THIS Year YOUR Year

WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR! This is usually about the time we all realize we've failed most of our goals for the year and call it a wash and quit trying to change things until next year rolls around.

BUT in this episode we are gonna reboot the system, recalibrate, re-strategize and make the 2nd half of this year TWICE as good as the first half.

If you're feeling tired, burnout or defeated this episode is for you!

If you've lost hope that you can change things in your creative career THIS YEAR this episode is your remedy!

THIS EPISODE ALSO FEATURES A SNIPPET OF A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH SUPER SPECIAL GUEST GHOSTSHRIMP AKA DAN BANDIT AKA THE FOREST DWELLING WILD CAT HIMSELF!!

This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'.

If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk



CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/


237 - 8 Ways How to Use The Most Potent Marketing Strategy In The World

This episode is more jammed full of tactics than maybe any episode we've ever done!!

Influencer marketing is currently the most effective form of marketing in the business world, but what about the creative world?

It's not obvious how this powerful type of marketing can be harnessed for your creative business, but with some effort, you will see how this strategy can be used to grow your audience in a big big way.

BUCKLE UP and GET READY for a rollercoaster ride through the world of INFLUENCER MARKETING... FOR CREATIVES! No, seriously, it will be fun and very productive. PROMISE!

This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'.

If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk


SHOW NOTES

GARY VEE INFLUENCER EPISODE

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/20-minutes-on-the-most-underpriced-marketing-opportunity/id928159684?i=1000436647441

Big Commerce - How You Can Build A Powerful Influencer Marketing Strategy in 2019

https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/influencer-marketing/#types-of-influencer-campaigns

ASHKAHN

https://ashkahn.com/


CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/


236 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Magic of Just Hitting Record

HOLY GOODNESS WE HAVE JGL ON THE SHOW TODAY!!! AAAAHH!!!

I have been a Joseph Gordon-Levitt super fan for well over a decade.

I first started following Joe's career back in high school when I discovered his first major dramatic role in the film 'Manic' and followed him as he went on to star in Rian Johnson's first film 'Brick'.

It's been incredible as a fan to watch him rise from those indie films to prominent roles in blockbusters such as Looper, Inception and Batman The Dark Knight Rises.

In this special interview episode, we dive deep into Joe's creative practice, what lead to his biggest breakthrough and ultimately the lesson that allowed him to reinvent his career from child actor to a-list movie star.

AND

This episode marks the start of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'.

If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk

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SHOW NOTES

HitRECord.org/creativepeptalk

Manic (2001 Film)

John Cleese - Open Mode vs Closed Mode

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

WIX
This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com 
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep