252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?

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TODAY ON THE SHOW I want to explore some territory we’ve touched on in the past in a totally new way.

WHY? Because I’ve had some personal breakthroughs on this content that have me PEPPED OUT OF MY MIND!!!!!

AND because I believe the content in this show is FOUNDATIONAL to a thriving creative career. The framework in this episode is a pattern I see in EVERY one of my thriving creative heroes and it’s information I revisit on a WEEKLY BASIS.

For that reason I want to DIVE DEEPER into this content. It’s part refresher / part reinvention / part perspective shift.

I hope this episode lights you on fire as much as it has me!!! and acts as a catalyst for HUGE creative career breakthrough!!

ALSO

OUR NEW SKILLSHARE CLASS IS OUT NOW!!!! 

Today’s episode can be used as BONUS material for the class that enhances your experience OR as standalone content that JAZZES YOU UP WITH TACTICAL PRACTICAL ACTIONABLE TIPS! CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!!!

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SHOW NOTES

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Skillshare Creative Side Quest Class - Your Big Break is One Strategic Side Project Away

https://skl.sh/creativepeptalk

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SPONSORS

SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALK
Our first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!

Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to https://skl.sh/creativepeptalk to get started!!!

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 http://storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.

251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year

About a year ago I had this realization: if I had more Instagram followers, everything else I was trying to do would be easier. It was the domino that I had to knock over, to knock over all the others. AND YET I wasn't pumped about it. WHY? Probably the same reasons social media frustrates you: it seems like a random lottery and nothing I ever do seems to have much of an impact. BUT I was determined to reach my goal!!! SO this past year I've been approaching instagram with disciplined intensity, all the while learning as much as I could about what works on this platform. The results were super powerful and in this episode I want to share everything that had an impact on my growth! FYI even if Instagram isn't the platform you want to succeed on, this episode will help you on whichever arena you choose to do social media battle on!

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SHOW NOTES

Personal MBA Core Drives
https://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/

BuzzFeed Cultural Cartography
https://kottke.org/19/04/cultural-cartography

Social Media Made Simple - Storybrand
https://storybrand.com/social-media-made-simple/

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SPONSORS

SKILLSHARE
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Freshbooks
Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

250 - How to Find Your Style

This is one of the questions I get more than any other, and yet I've never done an episode where we attacked it head on! 250 episodes into the show and I finally feel ready to tackle this monster of a topic!! This episode has 6 practical things you can do to actively find your style ON PURPOSE! There are 5 quick ideas in this show that might be exactly what you need to have a style breakthrough today. HOWEVER... THE LAST idea in this episode I am particularly STOKED ABOUT. It comes from a recent experience building a style in a sort of vacuum and from this vantage point I noticed some style fundamentals that I'd never realized before! CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE!!!

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SHOW NOTES

Jim Henson's Time Piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDwCwMIRJlI

Andy J. Pizza + Andrew Neyer Color Me Show
https://andrewneyer.com/color-me/

Color Me Houston at Color Factory
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LLNeAg4Sb/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare X Adobe Fresco
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.

This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.

Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2

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.

Baron Fig
Tools for Thinkers! For every Confidant sketchbook sold Baron Fig plants a tree! Get 15% off your new sketchbook, planner, backpack and more at baronfig.com by tuning in for your promo code !

249 - 3 Ways How to Make More Money So You Can Have More Time to Be Creative

Nothing drives me more crazy than not having enough time to make creative work. Sacrificing quality, deadline stress and lack of margin can ruin what makes a creative career worth having in the first place. In our society MONEY really does mean TIME. If you can make more money, you have the power to slow down and give your creative work and life the time it deserves. In this episode I want to share two quick tactics that have helped me find more time and money and one bigger idea on the subject that's currently blowing my mind!

EPISODE NOTES

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Jim Collins - Flywheel Monograph

https://www.jimcollins.com/books/turning-the-flywheel.html#articletop

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SPONSORS

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.

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!
ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.
Get 15% my new Cotton Bureau t-shirts using promo code PEPONDEMAND at cottonbureau.com/people/andy-j-pizza

Newspaper Club
Make your own beautifully printed Newspaper ON DEMAND with Newspaper Club. CPT listeners can get 10% off, tune in to the episode to find out how! https://www.newspaperclub.com

248 - How to Find Your Artistic Voice with Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon RETURNS to the show!

In this episode I chat with creative superhero Lisa Congdon about her new book "Find Your Artistic Voice".

In this episode we talk about the tips and tricks of finding your creative voice. We chat through

- The essential ingredient of "Openness to Experience"

- Being fluent in your medium is essential to FLOW state

- How quantity leads to quality

- MUCH MUCH MORE!

LISA has SO MUCH creative wisdom! You are going to LOVE THIS!

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SHOW NOTES

Lisa Congdon - https://lisacongdon.com/

Follow Lisa on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon

Lisa's New Book 'Find Your Artistic Voice'
https://lisacongdon.com/collections/books/products/find-your-artistic-voice-by-lisa-congdon-signed-copy

Wired to Create
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SI02E62/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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SPONSORS

Freshbooks
Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

Skillshare X Adobe Fresco
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.

This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.

Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2

Baron Fig
Tools for Thinkers! For every Confidant sketchbook sold Baron Fig plants a tree! Get 15% off your new sketchbook, planner, backpack and more at baronfig.com by tuning in for your promo code!

247 - The Top 6 Most Important Things My Creative Heroes Taught Me

Like all my creative heroes I am standing on the shoulders of my creative heroes! In this episode I go through the 6 talks that changed my creative career, the crucial lesson each one taught me and how it impacted my creative career and a dramatic way. I cut all the fat from this episode and it is a super shot of creative pep!! DRINK UP!!!

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SHOW NOTES

Max Tempkin - Creative Mornings Talk
https://creativemornings.com/talks/max-temkin

Aaron Draplin - Creative Mornings Talk
https://creativemornings.com/talks/aaron-james-draplin/1

Nancy Duarte Ted Talk
http://ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks?language=en

Frank Chimero - Shape of Design Talk
https://vimeo.com/17084347

Jad Abumrad 99u Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OH9p3hnWCY

Joseph Wu ADHD Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7zwPRSFjgY

Austin Kleon - Negative Approach Article
https://austinkleon.com/2019/07/16/a-negative-approach/

Joseph Gordon Levitt / Rian Johnson - Creative Processing Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/originality-imitation-rian-johnson-filmmaker/id1472587591?i=1000447233910

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SPONSORS

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.

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!

ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

Get 15% my new Cotton Bureau t-shirts using promo code PEPONDEMAND at cottonbureau.com/people/andy-j-pizza

Newspaper Club
Make your own beautifully printed Newspaper ON DEMAND with Newspaper Club. CPT listeners can get 10% off, tune in to the episode to find out how! https://www.newspaperclub.com

246 - Embracing Your Essence with 'The Dark Crystal' Executive Producer Halle Stanford

Hello, World!

Today on the show we have the President of Television at the Jim Henson Company, Halle Stanford!!! For anyone who has listened to half an episode of this podcast knows how huge this is for us! WE ARE THE BIGGEST HENSON FANS!

Halle is the executive producer on the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and if you haven't seen it, go binge this thing right now! It's a creative masterpiece and a scale of puppetry the world has never seen before!

It was an absolute delight to sit down with Halle and pick her brain on all the creative insights she has gained over her years at Henson as a ten time Emmy nominated producer. This episode has a deeply special place in my heart and I am so lucky to get to know Halle! Halle has a soul full of hope and healing and is SUCH a perfect guest for our show! You are going to love her.

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SHOW NOTES

Halle Stanford
https://www.henson.com/executive-team.php#halle-stanford

The Dark Crystal - Age of Resistance
http://www.darkcrystal.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

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

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SPONSORS

Freshbooks
Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

Skillshare X Adobe Fresco
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.

This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.

Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2

Baron Fig
Tools for Thinkers! For every Confidant sketchbook sold Baron Fig plants a tree! Get 15% off your new sketchbook, planner, backpack and more at baronfig.com by tuning in for your promo code !

245 - How To Find Next Level Influences That Equal Next Level Work

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

― Haruki Murakami

If you want work that feels like no one else's you need to be consuming totally different influences. You art what you eat!

Should you be influenced by your modern heroes and peers or only with your own life? I would say YES... AND MORE!

In this episode I run through my Creative Influences Pyramid and share everything I've learned about taking influence in ways that get the most powerful results in my creative practice!!

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SHOW NOTES

Frannerd - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGuM95MSU8

Andy J. Pizza Creative Mornings Talk - https://creativemornings.com/talks/andy-j-miller

Austin Kleon Scenius - https://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541

Austin Kleon - Influences Family Tree - https://austinkleon.com/2018/10/06/climbing-your-own-family-tree/

Beeteeth Dan Christopherson - https://beeteeth.com/

Remy Charlip - https://www.remycharlipestate.org/about

Karoly Reich - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1roly_Reich

Steve Coogan Marc Maron - Impressions - http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-983-steve-coogan

Rian Johnson - Genre - Creative Processing Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/originality-imitation-rian-johnson-filmmaker/id1472587591?i=1000447233910

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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

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.

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!

ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

Get 15% my new Cotton Bureau t-shirts using promo code PEPONDEMAND at cottonbureau.com/people/andy-j-pizza

Newspaper Club
Make your own beautifully printed Newspaper ON DEMAND with Newspaper Club. CPT listeners can get 10% off, tune in to the episode to find out how! https://www.newspaperclub.com