226 - Beating Over Analysis, Leap into Full Time, Harsh Critics, Self Care and MORE

It is one of our fan favorite Ask Dr. Pizza Episodes!!

In this episode my studio mate Chris Graham asks me questions you sent in to the show.

We cover a range of topics including:

- When to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time

- How to not fall into over analysis

- Why your mental health might be in a fragile state

- Dealing with harsh critique

- Balancing Impact vs Glory

This feels like a really fresh take on this format for our show, and I have a feeling it's gonna hit you with some very TIMELY stuff!

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Chris Graham from the Six Figure Home Studio Podcast for hosting!

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

WIX
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225 - Resonance Breadcrumbs, Finding Your People & Courage to Let Go w/ Morgan Harper Nichols

Today we have a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST! Morgan Harper Nichols!!

There's not many creatives who are a better fit for our show than MHN!

Morgan's work has deep heart and it resonates deeply with her audience. Morgan's work is a gift to her audience and she shows up daily to provide value and love to her people through her lettering and illustration.

In this episode we talk about the following breakthroughs and many more!

- Signs you're missing your people

- Courage to start new paths

- Letting go of things for a time and finding rebirth

- Look for patterns of resonance with your audience

Morgan Harper Nichols
https://morganharpernichols.com/
https://www.instagram.com/morganharpernichols

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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
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WIX
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224 - How to Get Into Your Flow State (PT 3 of Call the Midwife Series)

Business planning is the easy part, now here comes the hard part: actually making the work! But it's supposed to be the fun part. How did we forget this?

When you try to make creativity your work it can kind of feel like trying to force yourself to have fun. Nothing is less fun than TRYING to have fun. Fun is something that just happens... or does it?!

Your best creative work will come from that joyous flow state of play and it's hard to find it under the weight of trying to also earn a paycheck.

Is it really possible to be both be great at strategic business AND creative play?

I'll be honest, it hasn't always been easy for me, but over the years I've found tricks and hacks that help me find my best creative state, under the pressure of big payoffs or tight deadlines!

In this episode you will learn:

- how to get your brain in it's most creative state

- why and how to get your idea OUT NOW

- the tactic that has unlocked my best work as of late!

This the CALL THE MIDWIFE... DR. PIZZA SERIES FINALE!!!

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SHOW NOTES

DEEP WORK by Cal Newport
https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692

John Cleese on Creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpdPrm6Ul4&t=176s

Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252

Christoph Niemann Tweet on Effort
https://twitter.com/abstractsunday/status/1103377932712624130

Alan Watts - Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NffeosIaH_Y

Christoph Niemann 99u Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG-ZXiYtLy8

Steven Kotler - How to Get into the Flow State
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_hNZ5T4nY

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Conferences

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

223 - The Strategy I Used to Crush My 2018 Goal in 12 Weeks (Call the Midwife Series Pt 2)

For years my goal setting strategy was less like a business tactic and more like a time capsule. I'd write my goals on my phone and then forget about them until a year later when I was making new ones.

Upon seeing the previous years goals my reaction was "Oh yeah, I forgot I even wanted to do that... well that didn't happen..."

LAST YEAR THOUGH this changed! I took a different approach to goal setting and action planning that caused my yearlong goal to be accomplished in less than 12 weeks!

Tune in this week if you want to:
- Get clarity on what you really want
- Tactics for planning a strategic game plan
- An idea that may help you know if it's time to take a leap!

This is PART TWO of our CALL THE MIDWIFE... DR. PIZZA series!!

SHOW NOTES

Measure What Matters
https://www.whatmatters.com/

12 Week Year
https://12weekyear.com/

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Conferences

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

222 - How to GET SUPER PUMPED by Unearthing Your True Desire (Call the Midwife Series Pt 1)

Does your story feel stuck?

If you're feeling stuck it may be because you quit letting yourself dream. It may be because you're not really sure what your dream even is.

Stories only start because the main character wants something. It moves the plot forward, it calls the hero to action, it pushes them through conflict and obstacles.

And yet we often walk around day to day without any clear sense of desire. No wonder we feel apathetic and crushed by even the smallest things!

In this episode we talk about the power of tapping into your best truest desires and HOW to unearth them! These tactics switched on my creative fuel in a whole new way!

This is PART ONE of our CALL THE MIDWIFE... DR. PIZZA series!!

SHOW NOTES

SPECIAL GUEST MEG LEWIS!
https://darngood.co/
https://www.instagram.com/darngooood/

Series Theme Music by Ben Worley

Million Miles in A Thousand Years By Donald Miller

Joseph Campbell - Hero of A Thousand Faces

‘The Writer’s Journey’ by Christopher Vogler

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Hegel Episode of Philosophize This!

Michael Hyatt - Living Forward

Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke

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Conferences

Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A.
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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

221 - How Personal Life Experience Leads to Deeply Authentic Work w/ Suzy Ultman PART 2

PART 2 of my conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman!

THIS IS THE PART WHERE we go DEEP into Suzy's life story as she graciously shares her experiences with having a sibling with terminal cancer, moving through a divorce and finding a self worth fighting for. We also talk about how these formative life experiences translate to new depths in your creative work.

This conversation was deeply transformative for me as a person and artist and I know it will be the same for you!

Some topics covered in this episode:
- EXCERCISE
- ADHD / ASPERGERS
- LEFT BRAIN VS RIGHT BRAIN
- Moving through bad news
- Moving through close ones dealing with cancer
- Working through divorce
- Making deeply authentic work

THANK YOU SUZY FOR SUCH A LOVELY WARM CONVERSATION AND THE GIFT OF SHARING YOUR STORY WITH US!

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

Patreon Patron Shoutout!
Thank you Austin Saylor! Check out AUSTIN'S work:

https://www.austinsaylor.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ItsAustinSaylor/

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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

220 - 6 Tactics to Routinely Unlock Your Best Creative Self w/ Suzy Ultman PART 1

This two part conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman is sure to go down as one of our all time favorites in the Creative Pep Talk Podcast Hall of Fame!

It's no secret that I've been stressed out as of late, and that's part of the reason I reached out to my friend Suzy to be on the show. Suzy has this peaceful / intentional quality about her, and I invited her over to the studio to share her mental health secrets with us!

Not only is Suzy just a great person to be around, she has the double whammy of being an INCREDIBLY INSPIRING illustrator, story teller & product designer. Suzy's toys and books are so gorgeous that my wife and I have sprinkled them throughout our home and given them as gifts to our kids (and our kid's friends) on many occasions!

In this episode we have a long conversation about Suzy's methods for staying sane as an artist, her sister's passing from cancer, the right mindset to approach inspiration and much much more!

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

Patreon Patron Shoutout!

Thank you JASON HEGLUND! Check out JASON'S work: https://jasonheglund.com/work
https://www.instagram.com/jheglund/

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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

219 - The 3 Journeys to Creative Transcendence & How to Know Which You're Stuck On

Do you feel like you haven't quite hit that level that you've been searching for in your creative career?

Maybe you know you haven't quite made it where you want to go, but you're not really sure where you're stuck?

In this episode, we discuss the 3 journey's every creative person much travel to get to the place we all want to go: CREATIVE TRANSCENDENCE!

What is creative transcendence? Well, you know it when you see it. It's that inflection point that happens when an artist is making truly AUTHENTIC WORK that DEEPLY RESONATES with an audience. It's what we all want right??

Well, if you study those who've found this creative promised land, you'll discover what I did: getting to this place isn't random, it's not magic, it's not luck... there's a pattern and this pattern is THE 3 JOURNEYS.

Listen today to figure out which of these journey's you're stuck on and how to get unstuck by doing the right type of work!

SHOW NOTES

Billy Eichner on WTF
http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-949-billy-eichner

George Carlin Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZGo6mWjk4Y&t=25s

Creative Career Path Handbook
https://www.etsy.com/listing/630655200/the-creative-career-path-handbook?ref=shop_home_feat_1

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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