How to be heard in a crowded world.
We must actively search for our creative voice, and clear a path for it to emerge. It is uncovered, not manufactured. We may not even like what we discover at first, but by embracing it we will position ourselves to occupy the unique space for which we’re wired.
Here are a ten questions that will help you uncover clues to your unique contribution.
The hardest part of any creative project isn't the beginning or the end, it's squarely in the middle. This is where you'll encounter three common roadblocks, or hurdles, that will make it difficult to complete your task. In today's episode, we deconstruct these three hurdles and discuss how to overcome them.
I just spent years researching and writing a book about voice. Voice? Seriously? Why would I do that? Honestly, if I offered you ten potential books to read, and a book about voice was among them, I'd guess that the voice book would probably be among the least...
Strangely, the more skilled you become at something, the easier it can be to feel stuck. There are a few common places where even the best and brightest stagnate: emulating others, and emulating (a past form of) themselves. Today, I discuss how to move beyond these two traps.
On any given night, you'll find DJ Z-Trip entertaining tens of thousands of fans at sold-out shows or at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or SXSW. In this interview, he shares how he developed such a unique, resonant style, and how each of us can follow his example to develop our own unique voice.
It’s noisy. Not physically noisy, but culturally noisy.
Everyone is clamoring for attention, and clanging their gongs trying to win a few seconds of your precious time. Clickbait, shock tactics, and distractions are so commonplace that they are now used even by previously “credible” institutions. It’s tempting to follow suit and fall into these tactics with your own work. Don't do it.
It’s often not the circumstances we learn from, but our response to them. Identifying limiting narratives or patterns of self-destruction can help us spot them when they crop up, then nip them before they cause us to implode or obsess needlessly over critique.
What if the thing you do is highly competitive? How do you get noticed? On this episode, Amos Heller (touring bass player for Taylor Swift) shares how he went from barista to touring bass player and some things he learned along the way that anyone can use to gain a foothold in a competitive industry.
A conversation about making great things and discovering your voice.