191 - You're Hiding Your Secret Weapon for Growing Your Audience

In this episode I want to share with you the secret weapon I KNOW you have... that I'm SURE you're hiding :D

This episode contains 3 lessons on creating a deep connection with your audience, and how that's THE number 1 secret to building a thriving creative career!

P.S. Next week we will return to "normal" episodes, but I was deeply inspired to bring you one more "messy" summer episode!

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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

190 - How to Push Past the Hard Times w/ Adé Hogue

Today on the show, we have super special guest, Chicago based art director, designer and letterer Adé Hogue!!! 

Adé has worked with a very impressive range of clients, from Nike to PayPal, and his journey is incredibly inspiring. There are nuggets of wisdom and lots of vulnerability in this episode and I’m sure it’s going to be a new fan favorite!

We talk through Adé’s journey, the secret to getting your best work, the blood-sweat-and-tears of freelance and how his engineering background sets him apart as a letterer.

https://www.instagram.com/adehogue/
http://www.adehogue.com

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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

189 - Finding Peak Creative Performance 

Does planning make perfect? Or is it best to shoot from the hip? Should you meticulously obsess over the details or should you just let those creative juices flow???

In this episode I want to share a principle that has helped me strike a balance and tap into my own personal peak creative performance. 

Your peak performance will be a different recipe than mine, but hopefully my process will help you find yours!!!

This episode comes from personal experience, studying best creative practices of others and theories around the neuroscience of creativity. Over the past few years I've tried to take all of these findings and turn them into actual practical applications.


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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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

188 - Why You're Off Track

Being a creative person is incredible... except when it's not. 

To be a pro creative you've got to work hard and be a professional, but playing that part can sometimes lead to ignoring your needs and emotions.

There's a secret I know about most creative people. They can look all cool and collected and pro when they need to, but behind that cool facade there is often a volcano of emotions. 

I know the truth about you... you're emo. You may not listen to My Chemical Romance (anymore) but you still struggle with nerves, insecurities, emotional exhaustion, self doubt, etc.

You can't just stuff all these feelings in the pursuit of being a professional, and here's why: this sensitivity isn't just a curse, it's your gift. This sensitivity to the human experience is one of your key superpowers!! In many ways, it's the secret to being a creative person! And that means you need to take care of it and even nurture it.

In this episode I want to share ideas and tactics that have helped me get into the right mental and emotional state to achieve what I think is my best creative work!

LINKS
Psychology Today - Find A Therapist
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Suicide Helpline - 1-800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!
http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

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
 

187 - How to Get More YOU into Your Art w/ Jon Burgerman

Would the people that know you best, see 'you' in the art that you make? The self discovery and artistic development required to pull this off can seem like an impossible mountain to climb, so I asked artist Jon Burgerman how has he done it?

I don't know anyone who is as good as Jon at downloading their essence into their art and in this episode I chat with Jon about what the process of getting to this place looks like.

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!
 

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
 

186 - The Key to Unlocking Your Creative Super Powers

Do you have a sense that you've yet to realize your full potential? Do you often feel like you have much more to give but can't seem to figure out how to make it happen?

These feelings have haunted me my entire life and over the past few years I feel like I'm finally  unlocking some of my inner hidden gems!! In this stripped back / behind the scenes style episode I share the clues that have helped me make progress in my journey of creative self discovery.

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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

185 - Your New Secret Weapon for the Hard Times

Every journey has it's ups and downs and your creative career journey is DEFINITELY going to have some serious downs... or you're not doing it right!!

This episode is about failure and how you can not only get through it, but start to embrace it as the secret to success!

I also offer a tactic I found that helped me complete my yearlong goal in just a few months!!!

SHOW NOTES

Kiki Schirr 100 Rejections Tactic
https://medium.com/@KikiSchirr/my-experiment-in-collecting-rejection-694bf0a43f3f

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!
http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

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
 

184 - Challenge Everything!!

What do you do when something's broken? You take it apart. 

I think we all have a deep sense that EVERYTHING is broken right now and because of that we are deconstructing EVERYTHING!!

For this reason, this year's 99u conference theme of "Challenging Everything" felt VERY APPROPRIATE to me. 

In this episode I want to share the breakthroughs I had while at 99u this past month and how they've impacted my outlook in my day to day creative career and my big picture perspective as a person.

In this episode we will talk about the power of writing your own rules, how admitting you don't know everything is the first step of breaking new ground and unlock the secrets of the cosmos!!! haha... not really... but kinda ;)

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This week's show is a very special edition of Creative Pep Talk because it was made in partnership with Adobe! They brought me out to their 99u Conference in NYC and this episode is all about what I learned while I was there.

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Featuring

Audrey Liu
Director of Product Design, LYFT
http://www.audreyliu.com/

Tea Uglow
Creative Director, Google Creative Labs, Sydney
http://teau.me/

Devon McGowan
Associate Brand Designer, BuzzFeed
http://devonmcgowan.com/

Tad Carpenter
Designer / Illustrator
https://carpentercollective.com/

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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