Feeling Undisciplined? Here’s Why.

The three reasons that many creative pros struggle to get moving.

How To Keep a Commonplace Book

Some principles for curating sparks of inspiration.

How To Dance With Uncertainty

Three strategies for dealing with the fear of the unknown.

The Career Investments Every Creative Pro Should Make

Three things you should consistently do to invest in your future.

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Where Creative Pros Get Stuck

At some point in your career, you will feel stuck. Not stuck because you can’t come up with an idea for a project, but stuck in the sense that you feel like you don’t know how to go to the next level. How do you continue to grow, to develop your voice, and create more impact?On this episode, we share the two common places where creative pros get stuck, and how to continue moving up the curve into rare air where you can do work worth noticing. 

Create Work That Lasts (Interview for Chase Jarvis LIVE)

A few weeks ago I had the chance to travel to LA for an interview with one of my favorite creators and entrepreneurs, Chase Jarvis. Chase is an incredible photographer, and is the co-founder of CreativeLIVE, a platform designed to help creative pros to learn new skills from the best in the business. In this interview, we cover everything from personal habits and rituals, to how to deal with creative doubt, to how to lead creative people effectively.

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Where Creative Pros Get Stuck

At some point in your career, you will feel stuck. Not stuck because you can’t come up with an idea for a project, but stuck in the sense that you feel like you don’t know how to go to the next level. How do you continue to grow, to develop your voice, and create more impact?On this episode, we share the two common places where creative pros get stuck, and how to continue moving up the curve into rare air where you can do work worth noticing. 

Taking An Idea From Hunch To Shark Tank and Beyond

Several years ago, toymaker Neil Hoffman had an idea for a new toy that would make his family’s life much more fun. The problem was, he had another job at the time, and this “side project” was likely to take up much more time and resources than he could spare. On this episode, we discuss Neil’s journey from idea, to an appearance on Shark Tank, to creating an internationally successful toy product that has changed the lives of families across the globe.

Andrea Summer On The Making of Wanderlust

A few years ago we featured the story of Andrea Summer and her struggle to make a passion project album called Wanderlust. After years of work, the album is finally finished and releases today. On this episode, we re-visit that conversation with Andrea from 2017, and share insights into the making of a passion project.

A Five-Part Daily Planning Process

Your life is composed of days, and how you spend those days is how you spend your life. On this episode, I share a simple five-part daily planning process that will help you stay on-course, engaged, and focused on the things that matter most.

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What does it take to produce brilliant creative work over time? In this talk, Accidental Creative founder Todd Henry speaks at the STORY Conference about the importance of uncovering productive passion in your work.

 

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