The Big Idea: Die Empty

by | The Accidental Creative

This is part two in a series of episodes in which I share the “big idea” from each of my books. This episode covers the big idea from my 2013 book Die Empty, which is about the common places people and teams get stuck and fail to do the work they are capable of doing.

I provide an overview of the seven deadly sins (Aimlessness, Boredom, Comfort, Delusion, Ego, Fear, Guardedness), and some questions and actions to help you move beyond them.

Additional resources:

  • Here’s a podcast episode about Productive Passion.
  • Here’s the episode in which I originally announced the book Die Empty.
  • Here’s the conversation with Richard Hytner about overcoming cultural narratives and expectations.

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Gusto. Get three months free when you run your first payroll. Visit Gusto.com/creative.

Music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

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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