235 - The Creative Voice Secret, Find Your Value, Instagram Success Despite the Algorithm & MORE!

Today is an Ask Dr. Pizza episode! These episodes have become most downloaded fan favorites. Why? Because no matter what kind of a creative business you have, there's sure to be a few nuggets in this episode that gets you exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it!

Questions we tackle today:

1 - How do I get the money I deserve for my work?

2 - How do I network when I'm shy and just starting out?

3 - Marketing on Instagram - What do you do about the Instagram Algorithm?

4 - How do I do what to focus on?

AND MUCH MORE!!

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SHOW NOTES

BREAKING THE TIME BARRIER - FRESHBOOKS

Brene Brown WTF Podcast

LATER's TIPS FOR BEATING THE INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM

Good One Podcast Lonely Island

Good One Podcast with Gary Gulman

Mikey Burton Conceptual Illustration Class

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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

Dr. Pizza Theme by Ben Worley
http://benworley.work/

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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: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

234 - 9 Marketing Tactics to Gain The True Fans You Need to Thrive Now

If you make super great creative work, the word will spread. The problem is this: will it spread as fast as you need it to to keep the lights on? Will you run out of steam before your time has come?

The solution is good marketing. In this episode I want to share the 9 pieces of advice I'd give any artist whose work isn't catching on at the rate they want it to.

The ideas in this episode have been HUGE for me lately. Hope they are for you too!

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SHOW NOTES

The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman

The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

EMILY WINTER REJECTION on WORK LIFE Podcast

Jim Henson Bio

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CREDITS

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

PATREON
This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

233 - From Stand Up in a Living Room to a Role on an NBC TV Show - Comedian Johnny Pemberton

FRIEEEEENDS!!!!!! This is one of my favorite conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast!!!!

Today on the show we have hilarious comedian Johnny Pemberton! You may know Johnny as Bo from the NBC comedy Superstore or the voice of Peanut from the Disney XD show Pickle and Peanut.

Beyond his extensive IMDB credits, Johnny has a phenomenal (and super ridiculous) podcast called “Live to Tape”. From Tim Meadows to Duncan Trussell to Johnny’s Mom to ME, “Live to Tape” has a deep back catalog of conversations with super interesting characters.

I find myself referencing the ideas from this episode ALL THE TIME. You’re gonna love this episode and JOHNNY! GET IN THERE!

SHOW NOTES

Andy J. Pizza on Johnny’s Podcast “Live to Tape”
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-j-miller/id1162386297?i=1000424719147

Del Close
https://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/16/arts/del-close-64-a-comedian-with-a-flair-for-improvisation.html

Sleepy Brittany - Johnny’s Wife’s Illustration
https://www.instagram.com/sleepybrittany

John Cleese on Creativity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5oIIPO62g

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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: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

232 - Starbucks Doesn't Sell Coffee: This Is The Secret to Unbelievable Growth

Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions.

Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement.

In this episode we explore the secret ingredient to getting consistent results, sales and opportunities in your creative career.

We explore how to, on a scientific tactical level, deliver real potent value for your audience and why that changes everything!!!

SHOW NOTES

LES MCKEOWN - PREDICTABLE SUCCESS
https://predictablesuccess.com/

TYCHO
https://tychomusic.com/

HOW I BUILT THIS WITH HOWARD SHULZ
https://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/551874532/live-episode-starbucks-howard-schultz

FRANK CHIMERO - SUGGESTIONS FOR SPEAKERS
https://frankchimero.com/blog/2011/suggestions-for-speakers/

CREATIVE PEP TALK WORKLIST (WORK+PLAYLIST)
https://open.spotify.com/user/andyjpizza/playlist/3z2UfWxbNob3ra1ZdXZ6sX?si=MiihgL07RhuN23mEv6kHCQ

Dan Harmon's Writing Circle
https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/dan-harmon-the-heros-journey-and-the-circle-theory-of-story-b64bb77d6976

Oliver Jeffers
https://www.oliverjeffers.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

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

Scout Books
Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 10% 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

231 - The Power of Finding Your People with Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische RETURNS!!!

There are few people who had a bigger impact on my creative career than Jessica Hische and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show. Jessica's approach to her side projects and creative career deeply influenced my biggest breakthroughs and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show for round 2!

If you don't know, Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling Children's Author and Illustrator, as well as a commercial lettering artist who works with the likes of Wes Anderson, Barack Obama, Apple and The Washington Post.

Jessica always brings so much energy and insight to our creative conversations and this one will not disappoint!!

We cover:

- The power of finding your people

- Leaning into the Slow Build Career

- The Struggle of Breaking into New Territory

- When and How to let critique influence you

SHOW NOTES

JESSICA HISCHE
http://jessicahische.is/

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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

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