AC Podcast: Julien Smith on The Flinch

by | The Accidental Creative

Why do we hesitate when faced with a challenge? Why do we succumb to procrastination and avoidance rather than doing what we know we should do? Julien Smith calls it The Flinch, and he thinks it’s something we can learn to use to our advantage in our work.

Julien is the author of the new book The Flinch, writes regularly at, and in this interview he shares some thoughts about how we can get over ourselves and do our work.

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Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.


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