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

235 - The Creative Voice Secret, Find Your Value, Instagram Success Despite the Algorithm & MORE!

Today is an Ask Dr. Pizza episode! These episodes have become most downloaded fan favorites. Why? Because no matter what kind of a creative business you have, there's sure to be a few nuggets in this episode that gets you exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it!

Questions we tackle today:

1 - How do I get the money I deserve for my work?

2 - How do I network when I'm shy and just starting out?

3 - Marketing on Instagram - What do you do about the Instagram Algorithm?

4 - How do I do what to focus on?

AND MUCH MORE!!

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SHOW NOTES

BREAKING THE TIME BARRIER - FRESHBOOKS

Brene Brown WTF Podcast

LATER's TIPS FOR BEATING THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

Good One Podcast Lonely Island

Good One Podcast with Gary Gulman

Mikey Burton Conceptual Illustration Class

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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

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

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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

234 - 9 Marketing Tactics to Gain The True Fans You Need to Thrive Now

If you make super great creative work, the word will spread. The problem is this: will it spread as fast as you need it to to keep the lights on? Will you run out of steam before your time has come?

The solution is good marketing. In this episode I want to share the 9 pieces of advice I'd give any artist whose work isn't catching on at the rate they want it to.

The ideas in this episode have been HUGE for me lately. Hope they are for you too!

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SHOW NOTES

The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman

The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

EMILY WINTER REJECTION on WORK LIFE Podcast

Jim Henson Bio

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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

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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

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

233 - From Stand Up in a Living Room to a Role on an NBC TV Show - Comedian Johnny Pemberton

FRIEEEEENDS!!!!!! This is one of my favorite conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast!!!!

Today on the show we have hilarious comedian Johnny Pemberton! You may know Johnny as Bo from the NBC comedy Superstore or the voice of Peanut from the Disney XD show Pickle and Peanut.

Beyond his extensive IMDB credits, Johnny has a phenomenal (and super ridiculous) podcast called “Live to Tape”. From Tim Meadows to Duncan Trussell to Johnny’s Mom to ME, “Live to Tape” has a deep back catalog of conversations with super interesting characters.

I find myself referencing the ideas from this episode ALL THE TIME. You’re gonna love this episode and JOHNNY! GET IN THERE!

SHOW NOTES

Andy J. Pizza on Johnny’s Podcast “Live to Tape”
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-j-miller/id1162386297?i=1000424719147

Del Close
https://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/16/arts/del-close-64-a-comedian-with-a-flair-for-improvisation.html

Sleepy Brittany - Johnny’s Wife’s Illustration
https://www.instagram.com/sleepybrittany

John Cleese on Creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5oIIPO62g

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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

232 - Starbucks Doesn't Sell Coffee: This Is The Secret to Unbelievable Growth

Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions.

Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement.

In this episode we explore the secret ingredient to getting consistent results, sales and opportunities in your creative career.

We explore how to, on a scientific tactical level, deliver real potent value for your audience and why that changes everything!!!

SHOW NOTES

LES MCKEOWN - PREDICTABLE SUCCESS
https://predictablesuccess.com/

TYCHO
https://tychomusic.com/

HOW I BUILT THIS WITH HOWARD SHULZ
https://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/551874532/live-episode-starbucks-howard-schultz

FRANK CHIMERO - SUGGESTIONS FOR SPEAKERS
https://frankchimero.com/blog/2011/suggestions-for-speakers/

CREATIVE PEP TALK WORKLIST (WORK+PLAYLIST)
https://open.spotify.com/user/andyjpizza/playlist/3z2UfWxbNob3ra1ZdXZ6sX?si=MiihgL07RhuN23mEv6kHCQ

Dan Harmon's Writing Circle
https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/dan-harmon-the-heros-journey-and-the-circle-theory-of-story-b64bb77d6976

Oliver Jeffers
https://www.oliverjeffers.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

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

Scout Books
Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 10% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

231 - The Power of Finding Your People with Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische RETURNS!!!

There are few people who had a bigger impact on my creative career than Jessica Hische and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show. Jessica's approach to her side projects and creative career deeply influenced my biggest breakthroughs and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show for round 2!

If you don't know, Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling Children's Author and Illustrator, as well as a commercial lettering artist who works with the likes of Wes Anderson, Barack Obama, Apple and The Washington Post.

Jessica always brings so much energy and insight to our creative conversations and this one will not disappoint!!

We cover:

- The power of finding your people

- Leaning into the Slow Build Career

- The Struggle of Breaking into New Territory

- When and How to let critique influence you

SHOW NOTES

JESSICA HISCHE
http://jessicahische.is/

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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: Skillshare.com/creativepep