142 - Are You Using the Universe's Most Powerful Secret? (Part 6 of Creative Destiny Series)

Are you working hard on your creative work, with your head down, locked in your room, trying to make progress, but still unhappy about the pace of your growth?

In this episode we talk about the one thing that has the potential to grow your work and your career unlike anything else. If you’re trying to build a creative career without this element, I don’t think you stand a chance!

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

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141 - Are These Beliefs Holding You Back? (Part 5 of the Creative Destiny Series)

Do you have false beliefs about marketing that are keeping you from your full potential? 

Today on the show we identify the beliefs that are keeping you from selling your work properly and how to change your perspective, so that you can give your creative work the best chance to succeed.

Resources:
THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND WHY YOU SHARE CREATIVE CONTENT
https://www.columnfivemedia.com/psychology-behind-share-creative-content

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
http://www.danpink.com/books/to-sell-is-human/

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
https://www.amazon.com/Jab-Right-Hook-Story-Social/dp/006227306X

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140 - The Difference Between Creative Hobby and Creative Business (Part 4 of the Creative Destiny Series)

For creatives, nothing hurts more than lukewarm feedback. Up and down, Inconsistent, random praise or radio silence is even more maddening.

In this episode, we’re digging deep to answer this question: What’s at the heart of a thriving creative career? And how do you steadily grow your audience over a lifetime?

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

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139 - The Key to Making Authentic Work (Part 3 of the Creative Destiny Series)

If you’re not making a deep connection with your audience, you don’t stand a chance. The first step is having an authentic deep connection to your creative work.

Easy right?

Wrong. In theory it sounds so simple, but anyone who’s attempted to ‘put themselves onto the page’ so to speak, knows that this is trickier than it sounds.

In this episode, I identify what I believe to be the key to making more authentic work.

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

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138 - How to Find Your Creative Superpower (Part 2 of the Creative Destiny Series)

I believe that your creative career doesn’t get super interesting until you find why you are super unique. But you can’t figure this out in an afternoon by starring in the mirror or taking a career aptitude test. The information you need is collected while on the journey of making stuff!

In this episode we talk about what that journey looks like so that you can recognize the stages and maximize your results!

This episode is part of our series on Creative Destiny AKA your creative career hero’s journey to reach your full potential. 

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

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137 - How to Know if You're Going the Right Way (Part 1 of the Creative Destiny Series)

This episode is the definitive foundation of Creative Pep Talk and contains my favorite ideas at the heart of this show.

This is your creative destiny compass. In this episode we answer the question: what are the signposts pointing to my CREATIVE DESTINY? How do I know which direction will take me to  my full creative career potential.

Should you keep going on the path you’re on or do you need to try something else? Is it about grit or should you be pivoting? Just keep swimming or fail fast and explore something new?

My hope is that whenever you’re stuck asking these questions, this episode will be your guide.

This episode is the first part of our series on Creative Destiny AKA your creative career hero’s journey to reach your full potential. 

ALSO this episode marks a brand new chapter for the show, with new album artwork to commemorate our first 1 million listens!

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

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136 - Debbie Millman and The Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

I am honored and privileged to have DEBBIE MILLMAN on the show!

Debbie and I talk through some of the questions you need to ask yourself to help uncover your personal brand, clarify your goals and finally connect with what you really truly want for your life.

If you don’t know Debbie is the host of THE design podcast Design Matters, for 20 years she was the President of the design division at Sterling Brands and co-founder of the graduate program in branding at SVA.

This interview shook me up! I hope it does the same for you!

http://www.debbiemillman.com/

Debbie’s interview with Tim Ferriss
http://tim.blog/2017/01/12/how-to-design-a-life-debbie-millman/

Design Matters
http://www.debbiemillman.com/designmatters/

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135 - How to Get Out of Creative Career Limbo

Do you feel like you’ve been stuck in the same place in your creative career for far too long? 

In this episode we explore how to get through the desert AKA how to get out of the belly of the whale and into the next right season and make the next right step to fulfilling your creative career destiny!

Oh yeah and it’s mostly about sandwiches too.

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