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AC Podcast: The Nature Of Contribution

by | The Accidental Creative

Is it important to feel passionate about your work? Well, maybe, but not necessarily. Here are some principles that mark the nature of your most brilliant work and the contribution that you have to make to the worlds.

Todd Henry

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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  1. fjr

    This was a terrific podcast. I appreciate that you take on today’s accepted web wisdoms. Too many people sound like copies of the same message, being stunted themselves by that in their ability to progress in doing great, novel work and taking their readers/listeners with them.
    Bravo for challenging the situation.

  2. Renay

    How timely. Just left a dulling job and am about to take on a new challenge.   My gut just doesn’t work well in a “comfortable” environment, yet most people seem to think I’m crazy to love change and challenge.Thanks for the validation.

    • Todd Henry

      YES!!! Leaving a job isn’t always the answer, of course, but staying in one for the illusion of safety, and at the expense of contribution, often isn’t either. Change and challenge are what make life worthwhile, as it’s the only way for growth to happen.

  3. Tracey Kazimir-Cree

    Thanks Todd. I’m constantly on the cusp of understanding why I’m here and what I should be doing, but I feel like I’m closer than ever. Lately, though, I’ve been so distracted by researching what others are doing and getting bogged down in the “I should be doing what this guy does/says…” and taking endless online courses that really are all the same. It’s exhausting (which seems to be a repeating theme for me!). I hope, soon, to be ready to push through to the next step in my “meaning” journey. Listening to this podcast helped open my eyes quite a bit. 

  4. Helene Scott

    Thank you for your ability to bring poetry, clarity, validation & a swift kick in the ass to the path of the creative. So very inspirational. A huge thank you for taking the time to do these podcasts. They’re a tremendous guidepost. This particular podcast really, really hit home. Do you perchance have a transcript? I’d like to read this often. (as well as your lies, lies, lies, yeah! podcast)

    • Todd Henry

      Wow, Helene. Thanks so much for your kind words. It means a lot, and I’m glad you enjoyed and found inspiration in the podcast.

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