183 - How to Relight Your Fire

Anyone can deal with the good times, but it's how we deal with the hard times that defines our creative careers.

In this episode I want to share tools for getting back up when the chips are down and you're feeling crushed. 

I've been dealing with some burnout and struggle and I hope these ideas are as energizing for you as they have been for me!!

Even if you already feel good today, I hope this episode takes you from good to great!!

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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

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182 - Why You've Got to Get in the Game!!!

Do you ever feel like you're hiding behind the subjectivity of art? Like the fact that creativity is subjective, means no one can tell you you're bad or good. Right?

I would say: wrong! Take the very creative world of food for example. Like what's good food and bad food might be up for debate to a degree, but ultimately undercooked poultry can objectively kill you! That is undoubtedly "bad food".

I believe that in the world of professional creativity, value is more objective than you think and in this episode I explain why this is great news! We also talk about a practice that will help you become objectively better at what you do.

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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

Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% 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

181 - The Power of Persistence w/ Chris Piascik

Chris Piascik has been doing a daily project for 10 years!! In fact, he's built an entire illustration career on the back of this project!

In this episode, Chris shares the core insights he's learned about personal projects throughout this enormous journey!

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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
 

Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% 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

180 - Do the Opposite of "Going Viral"

Is it just me, or does it seem like people think creative work only matters if it's reaching insane amounts of people? Like if you've never made something that's gone viral, than you're not really in the REAL creative game? Like if you don't have a bonkers amount of followers on social media than you're creativity just doesn't really matter?

In this episode I want to argue the opposite. I want to prove to you that deep impact is better than wide appeal when it comes to your creativity. I also want to suggest a practical way of implementing this idea into the creative work you're making today. 


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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

179 - How to Grow an Audience

It can be extremely discouraging when you pour yourself into your creative work, and it fails to connect with an audience. 

In this episode I share everything I've learned about growing an audience, including specific examples and tactics I personally employ, as well as a few ideas I've been waiting to share for a long time!  

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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

 

178 - How to Create Art People Crave w/ Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Ice Cream

Today's show features an extremely special guest!! JENI of JENI'S ICE CREAM!

In this episode we hear Jeni's story and the breakthrough moments that lead to her extremely creative and successful business, Jeni's Spendid Ice Creams.

There are so many aha moments and lessons from this episode, I know it's going to be one of your all time favorites!!

Thank you so so much Jeni for taking the time to give so much to the Creative Pep Talk Audience! You are so amazing!

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
https://jenis.com/

Jeni's Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jenibrittonbauer

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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

 

177 - Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

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Did you know that you may be subconsciously sabotaging yourself? Well since you're doing it subconsciously, you probably don't!

In this episode we talk about how to recognize your self sabotage and how to fight it. 

We also talk about Shiny Object Syndrome and why starting tons of things and never finishing any of them is killing your chances for progress. 

I also share my method for knowing what to focus on today.

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Today is the day our 100 Day Project begins! Follow along on instagram by following #cpt100day

Show Notes:
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-Experience-Perennial-Classics/dp/0061339202

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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
 

176 - How to Approach Those You Want to Work With (The Creative Career Path Series Pt 5)

Everyone wants to know the secret sauce to directly approaching those you want to work with. How do you contact the publishers, record labels, or clients you want to work, for in a way that actually works?

In this episode I will share the only method that's worked for me and exactly how I've used it!

We will also talk about the power of pivoting and what questions to ask yourself when your at the end of your current path.

Show Notes:
Shane Snow - Freelance Strategy Hacks
https://vimeo.com/101922988

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The Creative Career Path series continues! The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process to help you strike the perfect balance between business and art, i.e. thriving financially while staying creatively fulfilled.

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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