230 - The Number 1 Most Essential Tactic I Used to Build My Creative Career

Don't you just love that moment the trailer drops for a sequel you've been dying to see?

That huge secret drop moment is so sexy we all fantasize about replicating this moment in our own creative work.

But the problem is if no one cared about your 'first film' no one's gonna be stoked about your super top secret trailer for movie 2 when you drop it.

So...

If an album drops on the internet and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound?

NO. It doesn't.

That's why you need to quit sitting on your creative ideas.

Perfecting that piece in the dark isn't going to make that album or book drop more successful if no one is watching.

In this episode I want to detail a process where you create at the same time you're learning and at the same time you're marketing and gaining attention for your work.

SHOW NOTES

Lauren Hom
http://www.homsweethom.com

Russell Brand on the Joe Rogen Podcast
https://www.mixcloud.com/TheJoeRoganExperience/1021-russell-brand/

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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

Lauren Hom's PASSION to PAID ONLINE BOOTCAMP!
This episode is sponsored by Passion to Paid, a 5-week online creative bootcamp taught by Lauren Hom. Passion to Paid gives you the tools to uncover your best ideas, turn them into passion projects, and launch them into the world. Enrollment just opened TODAY, and Creative Pep Talk listeners can grab 10% off by entering the code PEP10 at checkout. This class only runs twice per year, and enrollment ends on May 17th, so head on over to pep.passiontopaid.com to sign up and get started on your passion project.

229 - The 6 Step Process to Unlock Powerful Creative Business Momentum

What makes a good musician, writer or illustrator?

We’re told that it’s practice. Put in the time and you’ll become a master. But how many technically-masterful creative hometown heroes do you know that never even got close to making it?

Yes. They can shred the guitar like Hendrix. They can draw photorealistic portraits. They can write with perfect grammar and command a vast vocabulary.

They’ve put in their 10,000 hours...

And technically their craft is perfect...

But the art isn’t “good”.

So if it’s not about practice, passion, talent or skill, what’s the real foundation of great creative work? What’s it actually all about?

I believe the secret is hiding in plain sight, right under your nose and quite literally at the tip of your tongue but if you don’t know where to look for it you’ll never find it!

In this episode I want to share the idea that completely reinvented how I see creative work and my own creative super powers, and how I used this idea to develop a 6 Step process for unlocking your true creative business potential.

SHOW NOTES

IRA GLASS - THE TASTE GAP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2wLP0izeJE

Chevy Chase The Washington Post Article

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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

228 - James Victore Gives Me A Pep Talk

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It's time for Creative Pep Talk's cowboy uncle James Victore to come give you and me a pep talk!

If you're looking for some fresh determination, newfound inner strength and to embolden your self confidence, look no further!

In this episode James shares wisdom from his new book Feck Perfection: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life.

We talk about:
- Finding your voice
- The mantra behind making great work
- The power of failure
- The definition of a good idea

Go get James' new book Feck Perfuction!! https://www.feckperfuction.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

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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

Lauren Hom's PASSION PROJECT LIVESTREAM
Lauren is hosting a free 5-day livestream event called The Inside Scoop starting on May 6th where she’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of her most successful passion projects. She’ll be sharing how she came up with each idea, the EXACT tangible outcomes each project led to, and what lessons she learned along the way so that you can apply the same techniques to grow your creative business.
homsweethom.com/scoop

227 - You'll Never Make Your Best Work While Believing This Lie

The mindset you approach your creative work with determines so much of the outcome, so it's super important that you have a healthy approach to your creativity.

Hollywood hasn't helped much on this front. There are hundreds of movies that perpetuate unhelpful creative stereotypes.

In this episode I want to address one of the most toxic creative myths plaguing creatives today. My hope is that this will help you establish a new perspective that will unleash your best creative work to date!!

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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!
https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id1304699450?mt=2&ls=1

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

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

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
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

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

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

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