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With millions of downloads, The Accidental Creative podcast has provided twice-weekly tips and interviews with top thinkers, leaders, and artists for over a decade.

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The Daily Creative podcast offers a quick daily idea, tip, or strategy to help you be better at what you do each day. Hosted by Todd Henry (author of The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Herding Tigers).

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The Coaching Habit

On this episode, I recommend a fantastic book by Michael Bungay Stanier called The Coaching Habit, and why I love it so much. [iframe style="border:none"...

3 Questions To Ask a Mentor

Hopefully you have a mentor who can help you make decisions and stay inspired and engaged. What do you do when you talk with them? On this episode, I share three powerful questions to ask a mentor. [iframe style="border:none"...

Circles

Do you have a group of people you meet with routinely to discuss your work, your life, what's inspiring you, and where you're stuck? If not, you're missing out on a key source of creative inspiration. [iframe style="border:none"...

Identity, Vision, Mastery

There are three elements that drive a compelling, resonant voice. They are identity, vision, and mastery. Do you have all three? If not, what are you doing to develop those areas where you're lacking? [iframe style="border:none"...

Die Empty

What does "die empty" mean? Does it just mean "leave it all on the field"? Well, not really. On this episode, I explain. [iframe style="border:none"...

How To Make Decisions

How do you make an important decision? Do you go with your gut? Your head? Your peers or influences? On this episode, I share a simply 4-S framework for making important decisions. [iframe style="border:none"...

Trash Day

What I learned from my personal response to a weekly neighborhood ritual, and how it applies to life and work. [iframe style="border:none"...

How To Define Excellence

How do you define excellence in your work? I propose a three-fold definition, and on this episode I explain why you need all three in order to truly produce excellence consistently. [iframe style="border:none"...

Slow, Steady, Deliberate

How many times have you heard the phrase "slow and steady wins the race" trumpeted as a recipe for success? The problem? While is essence it's a solid principle, the way it's applied is often more harmful than helpful. Slow and steady definitely do not win the race...

This Might Not Work

We put a lot of undue pressure on ourselves by insisting upon success every time. On this episode, we discuss this dynamic, and how to apply Seth Godin's ethic of "this might not work." [iframe style="border:none"...

What Is “Accidental”?

What does "accidental creative" mean? We want to position ourselves at dangerous intersections, where creative insights are likely to occur. On this episode, I explain how. [iframe style="border:none"...

The Value Of Copying

Is it always wrong to copy someone else? Or, can copying others serve a valuable purpose in your creative process? On this episode, I explain the phrase "cover bands don't change the world." [iframe style="border:none"...

Everything Great Once Was Not

It's easy to allow "expecation escalation" to rob you of your best work. Are you comparing your in-process work with the absolute best thing that you've ever seen or experienced? [iframe style="border:none"...

Get Your Reps In

When you're learning a new craft or developing in your career, sometimes the best thing you can do is to simply "get your reps in". On this episode, I explain what that means and how to do it. [iframe style="border:none"...