218 - Want More Followers? Ask Yourself This

The episode is CREATIVE REAL TALK. No music. No frills. One take.

In this episode I share my current struggles, the lessons I'm learning right now in real time, and why I've been doing some unprecedented levels of soul searching in my life over the past 3 months.

This is a very vulnerable / real / authentic episode. I hope it's a welcome brief change of pace that encourages you and helps you!

We talk about:

- The question to ask yourself if you want more followers

- Why you're not able to be authentic in your work

- Your role in the hero's journey as an artist

- Dealing with nagging put downs from the past or present

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Conferences

Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A.
PROMO CODE: ANDY for 30% OFF
SIGN UP NOW! bit.ly/andydreamtopia

Creative Works Skill Camp
PROMO CODE: CPT50 for $50 off
https://www.creativeworks.co/skillcamp/

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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 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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

217 - Finding Your Style, Tricks for Getting Stuff Done, Imposter Syndrome & MORE

This episode covers a grab bag of topics with lots of tactics, fresh ideas and new perspectives designed to get you jazzed about making stuff today!

I hope most of these topics will hit you in the sweet spot, but I bet one or two of these will be exactly what you need to hear today.

Some topics we cover in this episode:

- Finding Your Style

- Managing productivity and or ADHD

- Battling Imposter Syndrome even after success!

- Pricing

- Synesthesia!

- Zelda soundtracks!

- AND MORE!

Submit questions for Ask Dr. Pizza episodes by emailing your written or recorded question to andy@andy-j-miller.com - Please state whether you'd like to remain anonymous or featured with a shout out to your work / social links.

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Conferences

Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A.
PROMO CODE: ANDY for 30% OFF
SIGN UP NOW! bit.ly/andydreamtopia

Creative Works Skill Camp
PROMO CODE: CPT50 for $50 off

Register NOW: https://www.creativeworks.co/skillcamp/

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SHOW NOTES

Philosophize This! Gilles Deleuze
http://philosophizethis.org/deleuze-pt-1/

Bain & Company Elements of Value
https://www.bain.com/insights/topics/elements-of-value/

SUSAN CAIN - TIM FERRISS Interview
https://tim.blog/2019/01/24/susan-cain/

JOSH KAUFMAN PERSONAL MBA
https://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/

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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 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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

216 - The Thing That's Always Held You Back & The Scientific Way to Defeat It

The New Year is an exciting time but often the excitement is short lived. We have such high hopes for all the changes we're going to make, but most often our hopes are crushed by someone who's very hard to defeat: OURSELVES!

YES. The OLD YOU you want to leave behind is the number 1 thing standing in the way of the NEW YOU you'd like to become and if you try to repress this OLD YOU it just seems to get stronger!

So I guess we should all just give up right?

NO! You have so much untapped potential and there are a few principles that will help you unleash your BEST SELF from the confines of your OLD SELF.

In this episode I want to share what's helped me become a better version of myself and ultimately become the type of person that can build and wield a thriving creative career!

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SHOW NOTES

James Clear - Atomic Habits
https://jamesclear.com/

NYT Article - Resistance Is Futile. To Change Habits, Try Replacement Instead.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/your-money/resistance-is-futile-to-change-habits-try-replacement-instead.html

RON FUNCHES on the GOOD ONE PODCAST
https://headgum.com/good-one-a-podcast-about-jokes/ron-funchess-fck-linda-neck-tattoo

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conan-obrien-needs-a-friend/id1438054347?mt=2

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/

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CREDITS

Patreon Patron Shoutout!

Thank you JAIME TEMAIRIK! Check out JAIME'S work:
https://www.jaimetemairik.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jaimetem/

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 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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

215 - Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

This episode is just what you need if you want to make a living doing creative work you love, without having to win the creative career lottery of randomly going viral or being famous!

Our guest for the show today is musician and podcaster Cathy Heller. I wanted to have Cathy on the show because she is a living breathing example of what it looks like to have a thriving creative career through strategy, incremental progress and serving your audience AKA a CREATIVE PEP TALK CREATIVE!

She brings so many helpful perspectives, personal stories and ideas to the table that I am sure this will help you get inspired and get you unstuck!

Cathy is a musician by trade and she's made her living working with brands like McDonald's, Wal-Mart and Kellog's by providing them with beautiful for songs for their ads.

Cathy's podcast, Don't Keep Your Day Job, helps people get paid doing work they love. She's conducted interviews with the likes of Jenna Fischer, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Lisa Loeb!

Cathy's Interview With Me on her podcast:
https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/episodes/andy-j-pizza

Cathy Heller
http://www.cathyheller.com/
https://www.instagram.com/cathy.heller/

Cathy's Dreamtopia Workshop
https://cathy-heller.teachable.com/p/live-event

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CREDITS

Patreon Patron Shoutout!

Thank you Nicholas Goodger! Check out Nicholas' work: http://www.goodsir.co

Instagram: @nicholasgoodger

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 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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

214 - How to Send E-Mails that Change Your Life & MORE (BEST YEAR YET 2019 Pt 2 of 2)

The most important part of business is sales and the number 1 rule in sales is this: BELIEVE IN YOUR PRODUCT! You see, if you TRULY believe in your product and believe it will enrich the lives of your customers, you'll see marketing as a public service. If you have something that will really make people's lives better, you owe it to them to spread the word!

This is even more true in creative careers and creative business! You owe it to your potential true fans to get your work in front of them!

In this episode we share numbers 7 - 12 of our FRESH TACTICS for direct marketing so that you can make 2019 your best year yet!

This episode also features SPECIAL GUEST Kyle Scheele. Kyle is a full time public speaker and out of everyone I know he is the BEST at email cold calls and direct marketing and I asked him to share his tricks in this episode.

THIS ONE IS A DOOZY!

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CREDITS

THANK YOU SPECIAL GUEST Kyle Scheele!
http://kylescheele.com/
Instagram: @kylescheele

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

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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

213 - 12 FRESH TACTICS to Get Your Work Seen That Will Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet! (Pt 1 of 2)

It's the start of a new year and I don't know about you, but I feel the drive to take as much action as I can at the start of this season, to enable as much creative career growth as I possibly can.

I built this episode to help you capitalize on that sometimes quickly fading new-year FIRE with 12 new ideas to help you spread the word about your art!!!

In part 1 of this 2 part episode, I will share with you my latest tactics and ideas that are helping me approach people directly with my work in such a way that gets real results.

Direct marketing can feel hopeless and SELLING your art is a tricky game, and this is why it's so important to be highly inventive and strategic with your marketing if you want your work seen in 2019!

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CREDITS

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!

www.alexsugg.com

Patreon Shoutout!

KIT COLLINS
https://www.kitschcollins.com/
https://www.instagram.com/kitschcollins/

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

212 - How to Have Your True BIG BREAK!

They have been lying to you since you were born. You've been told "that's just the way it is" about taxes, school, work, and pretty much everything. But the truth is that nothing is ever "just the way it is", it's the way people before you decided it would be.

The world isn't just the way it is, it's the way you make it and until you realize this not just in your head, but in your heart, you will be held back from living your full creative potential.

In this episode I want to share with you how I've started to unlearn this limitation and how it's dramatically impacted my approach to creative work.

In this episode you will...

- Learn about a post modern philosophy that will unlock your best work

- Be introduced to a system for leveling up your creative work

- Hear me do an impression of Morpheus from The Matrix

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SHOW NOTES

Philosophize This!
http://philosophizethis.org/

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CREDITS

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

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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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

211 - Get Your Work Seen w/ Marketing Legend Seth Godin

THIS MAY BE THE MOST EXCITING EPISODE I'VE EVER SHARED WITH YOU!!!

If you've listened to 25 seconds of this podcast you've probably heard me mention his name: Seth Godin.

Who is he? He is a world changer going around calling himself a 'marketer'. This man has had a bigger impact on the way I do business and marketing than anyone else and I owe him so much!

Seth shows up to this show and knocks every question out of the park. I haven't stopped thinking about this conversation since we had it, and I know there are ideas in here that are going to cause big breakthroughs in your creative career!

Seth Godin
https://www.sethgodin.com/
https://seths.blog/

This Is Marketing
https://seths.blog/tim/

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CREDITS

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

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! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio!

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