166 - It's Never Too Late with Lisa Congdon

Whether you’re 22 or 52, it’s very easy to feel like you’re falling behind.

In this episode Lisa Congdon brings inspiring stories from her new book “A Glorious Freedom - Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives” that prove it’s never too late to start a new path. 

I’m thrilled to have Lisa on the podcast again! My last interview with Lisa is one of my favorite episodes and as it’s one of the most popular episodes of the show to date, I’m guessing you feel the same way!

Buy “A Glorious Freedom”

http://lisacongdon.com/

Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She is the author of seven books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books The Joy of Swimming, Fortune Favors the Brave, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way you See the World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
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Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
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165 - 17 Breakthrough Ideas to SUPER CHARGE Your Motivation for 2018!

If you want sustainable drive and enthusiasm for growing your creative career in 2018, this episode is for you!

If you had high hopes for 2018 but you feel like it’s already kicking your butt a little, this episode is for you!

I am all about pepping you up on this podcast, but even before I started this podcast I knew that what truly keeps people 100% jazzed is real strategies that work! This is not empty positivity, this is an episode packed to the brim with tactics that changed my creative career. Things you can actually DO!

Today’s episode is JAMMED PACKED WITH SUPER JAZZ! :D I share 17 creative career growth ideas that super charged my motivation when I first found them, and then actually worked!

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers -  all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
 

164 - The CPT SUPER FRIENDS 8 Ways to Kick 2018's Butt (with Lessons from 2017!)

This is a SUPER SPECIAL episode to kick off 2018 RIGHT! This week’s show brings you CPT SUPER FRIENDS and their biggest lessons from 2017. Let’s learn from last year and make 2018 count!

+ I share my biggest takeaway from 2017 as well.

Featured in this episode:
Hassan Ali
https://hahahassan.carbonmade.com/
twitter.com/hassanisms

Tina Essmaker
http://tina.is/
instagram.com/tinaessmaker

Marshall Shorts
http://soulotheory.com/
http://creativecontrolfest.com/CCF5/

Suzy Ultman
https://www.suzyultman.com/
https://www.instagram.com/suzyultman/

Brad Montague
http://montagueworkshop.com/

Tom Froese
http://tomfroese.com/
TOM'S FREE SKILLSHARE CLASS

Anoosha Syed
http://www.anooshasyed.com/
https://www.instagram.com/foxville_art


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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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163 - How to Make 2018 Your Biggest Year Ever!!!

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about goals and New Year’s resolutions, but if you’ve ever had high hopes for a new year and crashed and burned the second you left the gate, this episode is for you!

This episode is not about some idealistic super goal setting plan. It’s a simple method for making next year count in a big way!

I hope this episode plants a seed that sprouts into your best year ever!


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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

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162 - Public Speaking Tips & Letting Go of Your Past Self with Pro Speaker Kyle Scheele

Full time public speaker Kyle Scheele guests on the show today! This one is a doozy! Kyle is a close friend of mine and we get very into our chats, I think you're really gonna enjoy this one!

What we cover:
- Trusting the Journey
- How to Make Big Career Pivots
- Public Speaking Tips
- Letting Go of Past You that's Holding You Back
- A Ton More!

Kyle has a new project called 'Viking Funeral' which you can check out here: vikingfuneral.me

Join CPT listeners with this project by using #cptvikingfuneral

kylescheele.com

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

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161 - Getting Through Your Dark Days (Creative Philosophy Series)

I don’t know how to tell you this without just telling you: this episode contains personal stories of emotional / mental health struggles from my past that I’ve never publicly shared before. It wasn’t easy to record, but I believe I have an opportunity to open up and shed some light on some dark areas that I assume many in our community have struggled with.

“Creative professional” can feel a bit like an oxymoron sometimes. Most creatives I know can be pro and act the part on the surface, but still remain the very squishy emotional artist underneath. Because of this, we often hide our struggles behind professionalism and positivity.

In this episode, I want to give you some tools for grappling with obstacles and setbacks in totally new ways. Also, I’d like to pull behind the curtain a bit and share my own past struggles. 

It’s my hope that by sharing my story of emotional ups and downs that you will feel encouraged and less alone.


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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

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160 - 7 Steps to Breaking Through in Your Industry

The one constant is change. We all know this is true. This can be anxiety inducing when it comes to your creative career. Whether you’re just getting started or completely established, knowing the rules, trends and opportunities WILL change at some point in the future can be very scary.

This means that nothing is more important than mastering the art of the breakthrough. As things change, if you’re able to continually break into new markets, you will always be able to grow with the times.

In this episode, we talk about a solution for staying ahead of these changes, and it doesn’t involve being afraid all the time. I believe, if you master this one creative virtue, you can stay relevant for a lifetime.

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

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159 - Tricks for Rising Above Anxiety with Andy Mineo

Anxiety is like kryptonite for creatives. Getting locked up in your head and second guessing every decision, can destroy your creative flow and therefore the quality of your work. Rapper Andy Mineo understands this on a personal level, and in this episode he shares his struggles and breakthrough work arounds for when you find yourself in the grip of crippling creative anxiety.

This is an extremely special episode. Andy and I got on a roll and had some deep moments and a ton of fun as well. I’m extremely grateful for the time and vulnerability that Andy brought to this interview, and I know you’re going to love it!!

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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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! soundcloud.com/metavari

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

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

Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/