171 - The 1 Thing You HAVE TO DO! (Creative Career Path Series Pt 2)

When comedian Steve Martin was asked advice on breaking into Hollywood his advice was simple and brilliant “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” 

Yes! This advice is true and helpful, but there’s just one problem: how do you “get good” when the arts and all things creative are “subjective”? What’s the secret to “getting good”? 

In this episode I share a career changing principle that unlocks the first major step in your journey.

The ideas in this episode have become a foundation in which I’ve built my creative career and I hope they do this for you too!

 

This is part 2 of the Creative Career Path Series - The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process that helps you make REAL progress and enables creative career breakthrough! If you feel lost or stuck, this series is designed for you!

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CREDITS

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! Metavari.com

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

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SPONSORS

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170 - 4 Creative Career Lessons that Changed My Life (The Creative Career Path Series Pt 1)

I’ve been waiting literally years to bring you this series and I could not be more excited!!!

In this episode I tell the up and down story of my career path and the biggest lessons I learned along the way.

This is my ‘keynote’ talk that I have been developing over the past few years and I am so glad it’s now ready to share with you!

The Creative Career Path Series is my 7 step plan for making intentional systematic progress in your creative career. This process is years in the making, from studying the patterns of consistently successful creatives and my own experiments and experiences. This series is meant to be a roadmap that will help you figure out where you’re stuck on the journey and unlock your next big steps!


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CREDITS

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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SPONSORS

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wix.com/creativepep
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169 - Courage to Be You w/ Emmy Winner James Pearse Connelly, Production Designer on The Voice

The further you go in your career, the easier it is to get stage freight. Whether it’s a your first conference call, a call with the creative team at Apple, or standing face to face with Adam Levine, you are going to encounter intimidating situations. And yet, you will only do your best work if you can show up in the moment unafraid of voicing your ideas and true opinions.

Today we have a super special guest, Emmy award winning James Pearse Connelly, production designer for shows like The Voice. James has worked with a myriad of superstars ranging from Billy Nye to Snoop Dogg(!). In this episode we dive into his journey of finding his people, his place in the world and how he’s developed courage to bring his real ideas to the table… even when it’s a table where Martha Stewart is sitting!

James Pearse Connelly
http://jpconnelly.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jpconnelly/

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CREDITS

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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SPONSORS

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

168 - The Power of Finding Your Audience

There are a million reasons we like to bury our heads in the sand and just get lost in our art, but if you want your creative business to consistently thrive for the long haul, you need to stay tuned in to the culture, where your audience’s attention is and what people are responding to in our work.

Can you imagine any business completely ignoring their audience / the market and succeeding long term? Can you imagine a stock broker that didn’t follow the stock market? I believe that creative professionals are partially called to be like stock brokers in the stock exchange, but instead dealing in the currency of culture exchange.

Ryan Holiday calls this ‘Product Market Fit’ in his book Growth Hacker Marketing, and in this episode we do a deep dive into WHY ignorance about your industry and culture in general is a terrible strategy and how to stay-tuned-in in such a way that you develop and evolve with your audience.

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CREDITS

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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SPONSORS

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

167 - Exciting Social Media Ideas

It’s easy to want to give up on social media as a means to grow your creative business. With changing algorithms, fickle engagement and snail paced growth, it’s easy to feel like ‘what’s the point?’, right?

BUT THERE’S A HUGE BUT and here it is: the people who are crushing in the creative world often credit their success to social media… 

I don’t think there’s debating it, social media is important to our creative career… no matter how much we wish it wasn’t true.

In this episode we share 8 ways to rethink social media that lead to new excitement around this topic and strategy for making real progress.

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CREDITS

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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SPONSORS

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
 

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 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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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

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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