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By Chase Jarvis: Photographer, Artist, Entrepreneur

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Chase Jarvis is a visionary photographer, artist and entrepreneur. Cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, he is the founder & CEO of CreativeLive. In this show, Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights to recognize your passions and achieve your goals.

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Creator Therapy with Seth Godin in New York
01:30:58

Super pumped for this week's podcast... If you happened to miss yours truly + Seth Godin on my tour stop in New York a few weeks ago, here it is.

Of course, the title "Creator Therapy" is a little tongue and cheek. Seth and I gathered with about 120 other creators for a conversation on creativity, creative blocks, and taking that next step. Seth is a sage as always. Super grateful to share the stage and soak in some of his wisdom.

Hope you enjoy the conversation, and please be sure to give a shout out to Seth on the socials if you received some value.

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Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 
Oct 16, 2019
How to Build Your Brand /w Ben Von Wong
17:50

Reconnected with Ben Von Wong after meeting him as a budding photographer in 2012. Fast forward to today and he's making headlines working with some of the world's largest brands. He shares his lessons learned in growing and building a brand.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Oct 09, 2019
Raising Rates & How to Create Your Niche
14:47

There are two things that I love sharing more than anything else. Margaritas and answers to your creative questions. I couldn’t figure out how to get margaritas into your ears this week, but we’ve got some fantastic questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative) and some of my favorite answers from the show.

In this episode:

  • Eric worked on a project with a bit of scope creep - which he completed, but thinks he under priced. Now a new project is coming down the pipeline and he's wondering how can he raise his rates with the same client.
  • Kelley's main gig is working as a designer, but he's most passionate about music and would love to find some audio engineering work. He's wondering how can he combine both.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Oct 02, 2019
Imagine What's Possible - On Stage /w Humans of New York Creator Brandon Stanton
01:21:44

My book Creative Calling is out! Thanks for all your love, support, and help getting it out into the world.

We kicked off celebrations in Seattle with over 700 people in attendance to talk about Creativity with my good buddy, Humans of New York creator, Brandon Stanton. I recorded the session for you.

Hope you enjoy!

 

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 27, 2019
Everything Is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo
47:20

You know her, the award-winning host, author and speaker, Marie Forleo returns to the podcast to talk about her new book, Everything Is Figureoutable. In the New York Times Best-Selling book, Marie gives readers tactics to look at setbacks positively and overcome obstacles creatively, so you can start reaching your dreams. 

In this episode, we sit down to talk about how her life experiences influenced the book. She shares stories of fear, failure and always having fun have impacted her life. And we discuss a quote of hers (that I repeat all the time) that can help you get into the creative zone.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 25, 2019
Win the Morning. Win the Day with Tim Ferriss
10:44

In small, daily actions you're creating outcomes for yourself and by extension, creating your life.

My man Tim Ferriss is a master at deconstructing the work of others and de-stilling it into a working practice. In fact, he wrote his book Tools of Titans as a reference of some of the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires. In this quick episode, he shares the 3 key themes he's seen in over 200 hundred people he's interviewed.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 18, 2019
I Should Be Dead - A Day That Changed My Life Forever
19:55

As we move through life, it’s easy to see how really big events— the births of our kids, a diagnosis, the loss of a job, or a close call with death—grab our attention and force us to take stock. But in reality the call that we’re meant to heed—the wake-up call—is always there for us, if we’re just willing to listen more carefully.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 16, 2019
The Soulful Art of Persuasion with Jason Harris
01:13:36
As creators and entrepreneurs, getting our ideas out in the world is critical. And today, I have my long time friend Jason Harris in the hot seat to help us with just that.
 
Jason is the founder and CEO of the award winning creative agency Mekanism. He is one of Creativity Mag's most creative people in business, Top 100 People Who Make Advertising Great and about 52 other awards in the creative space. You've certainly seen his work if you've watched Superbowl commercials or heard of Peloton, Ben & Jerrys, HBO, and more. He also is one of the people that I look up to as a model of giving back. He donates a huge amount of his time to causes in which he believes and uses his marketing savvy for doing good in the world.
 
I'm super inspired by our conversation today for so many reasons, but here’s handful to whet your palette:
  • Of course we get into his new book The Soulful Art of Persuasion, in which Jason breaks down the art of sharing our ideas in an honest and authentic ways
  • We talk about the ups and downs living life identifying as a professional creator, including the internal pressure many of us have to never be satisfied - and the fear we sometimes have around our work.
  • File under funny: Jason's love for the band KISS. Not because they are masterful musicians but because they built their success as one of the most successful rock bands of all time on a battery of tools BEYOND just music such as storytelling, lore, and -yes- persuasion.
  • and of course much more….

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 11, 2019
Adaptation, Self-Awareness and Art of the Side Hustle with Chris Guillebeau
01:12:57

Chris Guillebeau has traveled to 193 countries. And just to be clear, that is all of the countries recognized on the planet. He is the first person to do it before the age of 35. More importantly, he has built online businesses, side hustles, and mastered the art of a non-conforming lifestyle since he was 19 years old.

There's almost nobody better person equipped to talk about starting lots of businesses. He has a daily podcast called Side Hustle School where he's featured more than 850 different side hustle businesses + featured many in his new book called 100 Side Hustles. Chris also started half a dozen or more himself, started one of my favorite conferences, The World Domination Summit, and is a New York Times bestselling author of books like the $100 Start Up and The Art of Non-Conformity and many others. This guy is a beast and he's so savvy, so humble.

In this episode:

  • We go into details about some of Chris' favorite side hustle businesses he's come across in his podcast & writing this book - what are some of the most common traits and failures.
  • Chris shares his experience with depression, how he's faced it, and focused on some self-care.
  • We talk about transitions, how to know when to quit something or to push through.
  • and so much more...

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Sep 04, 2019
Independence and the Art of Timeless Work with Zoë Keating
01:28:23

A cellist since the age of eight, Zoë Keating pursued electronic music and contemporary composition as part of her Liberal Arts studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. I came across her music almost 10 years ago and love it so much I reached out to see if she would be interested on being on the show. Not only did she respond, she left us reeling from her incredible live performance and chat on art + entrepreneurship.

Now she’s back on tour with her latest album Snowmelt. In this episode, we go deep into personal growth, dealing with incredible loss, balancing parenthood and career, and landscape for independent artists.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Aug 28, 2019
Jump into Fear with Jeremy Cowart
01:17:20

Jeremy Cowart was named the “Most Influential Photographers on the Internet” by Huffington Post in 2014. He’s the founder of a global photography movement, Help-Portrait, to give back to those in need. As well as many photography projects bridging empathy and creativity into awareness and action.

If you’ve been a long time listener / watcher of this show, you’ll recognize Jeremy from one of the first episodes nearly 10 years ago. Jeremy’s vision and ambition have not slowed down. Today on the show, we get into his new book I’m Possible and his biggest project to date, building a hotel where every aspect serves someone in need. We get into facing fears, overcoming doubt, and how to turn the seemingly impossible to possible.

In this episode:

  • The fear of having a dream that’s so big. Chasing a dream for a decade or lifetime. How do you take action and get paralyzed because it’s so big?
  • How to chase curiosity despite your fear of starting something new? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re thinking about transitioning from something you love doing and are already good at....
  • Battling against our inner monologue pulling us away from the thing we know we need to do.
  • and lots more...

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Aug 21, 2019
Intuition, Creative Freedom & Doing What You Love with Chris Ballew
01:30:07

Today’s episode is going to rock your world … pun fully intended because today’s guest is an actual rock star. You may remember a band called Presidents of the United States of America. They took the world by storm in 1995 with their self titled album, Presidents of the United States of America playing songs like Lump and Peaches. Yes, that’s right. My guest today is frontman Chris Ballew.

Chris and I have been friends for years, including collaborating on a music video together and at least one live performance (gotta listen to find out ;). Of course we get into his musical journey, a meteoric rise to success, and then realizing something was missing. We take some deep dives into Chris’ creative process, including his method for capturing his small bits and later using those to write new works, including his new project Casper Babypants.  

In this episode:

  • Consider what kind of artist you are and how you relate to other artists. For years Chris played in bands, but what he learned about himself is his work is actually solo.
  • Don’t censor yourself while you’re creating. Get it out, no matter how crazy or ridiculous or unusual and then look back later. For years Chris didn’t allow himself to write on certain topics because it seemed silly. It wasn’t until he realized that was a false limitation that it help unlock a new level for him.
  • How staying curious with a childlike imagination will give you fresh perspectives.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Aug 14, 2019
A [big] new challenge—the story behind the Creative Calling book cover
33:54
When it was time to think about the cover - the whole design package - for my NEW BOOK, Creative Calling, I knew I wanted it to be something different. After allsee if you follow me here its just wrong to make a book about creativity with just any old trend, cliche book cover.  Instead, the package needed to embody the ideas within. So when we approached this design challenge of hard bound book, it had to meaningful, beautiful, AND stand out in a sea of other books on the shelf.  No small task…  
 
And consider this:  you know that this isn’t just a nice story about the book cover.  This is a metaphor for any creative challenge.  Like every episode of podcast is full of practical advice.this is the real life story of ups and downs on this process...on how we struggled to overcame the challenge front of us with costs, design options, time, publisher feedback, and other real-life constraints.  In short of EVERY CREATIVE PROCESS.  Ive included 2 live-recorded phone calls with the designers on the project, Lou and Vasco, so you get their take on the creation process, challenges, the concepts behind what we set out to create…and where we ended up. 
 
Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Aug 12, 2019
The Introvert Advantage with Beth Comstock
11:16

Even though I’m an extrovert, I have a feeling the future favors the introvert. Beth Comstock was at the CreativeLive studios in Seattle and I could not help but snag her for a quick moment to pick her brain on one of the most popular topics on my channel — navigating an extroverted world as an introvert. As a self-described introvert, Beth knows what it’s like to find elevate your strengths and have the courage to defend your creative ideas.

Beth was named one of the most powerful women in business. After leaving a 27 year career at GE as their Chief Marketing Officer and Vice Chair, she decided to got a completely different direction to focus on new areas such as writing, art, exploration, and discovery.

In this episode, Beth shares her advice to embrace your nature, and bring those strengths to any client, team, or situation.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Aug 07, 2019
Ramit Sethi: Money + Other Ways to Live Rich
01:12:07

Ditch the idea of yourself as a starving artist. Throw away the notion that you’re doomed to be another poor creative soul. My long time pal Ramit Sethi is back on the show to remind us we need to get back on track to building and living a rich life. And believe me, that doesn’t have to mean cutting back the lattes.

Ramit has been on the show a few times, but if you haven’t caught up yet, let me fill you in. Ramit Sethi is the author of the NYT bestseller “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” and writes for over 500,000 monthly readers on his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com. It’s one of my favorite go-to finance resources covering psychology, personal finance, careers, and entrepreneurship. No one has single-handedly given me better insight into the business side of art, than Ramit.

Ramit has updated & expanded 2nd edition of his book and joined me for a LIVE studio conversation on money confessions.

In this episode we get into:

  • A rich life isn’t only about save money, it’s about defining & prioritizing the things you love the most.
  • It’s one thing to manage our own personal finances but navigating that with our spouses and loved ones can be tricky. We talk about how we’ve navigated that in our own relationships and Ramit shares some strategies that can help all of us.
  • Negotiating your salary, lowering your interest rate, or removing pesky fees, Ramit digs into the psychology of money - those invisible beliefs about money that may be holding you back.
  • and much more.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 31, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert: The Art of Being Yourself
58:14
Brace yourself for a TRULY powerful episode with the bestselling author and creative genius, Elizabeth Gilbert. Although best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love--which went on to sell over 12 million copies and became a film staring Julia Roberts—she’s also one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world… The whole world. Spend some time with her in your ears on today’s podcast and you’ll know why in under a minute...
 
In this episode, we cover
  • How Liz considers mental health her full time job, and writing / being a professional creator is a hobby. 
  • How the only way out of pain is through honesty. Liz shares her experiences working through the loss of her partner to cancer. The things we won’t even admit to ourselves will cause us pain, even to the point of mental and physical breakdown
  • Her latest INCREDIBLE novel called City of Girls (…a "delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person”)
  • Why mercy is the foundation to any creative endeavor.
  • How creativity and writing can be a tool to slow the mind during hard times.
  • And lots more. Liz is seriously remarkable - a force of nature that you’re going to love…  
Can’t wait for you to dig in. Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 24, 2019
Everything I Know In One Place
13:52

It was surreal to sit down at the mic and record this show after spending the last few years (5 a.m. mornings, late, late nights, and many long weekends hunkered down) writing a book that I’m proud and beyond excited to share with YOU and the world.  It’s called CREATIVE CALLING and it’s officially available for pre-order TODAY!

In this episode, you get the little sneak peek at the book (yes, I read a little from it) and a little background on why I needed to write it.  After all, life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success – it’s about creating it. Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition.  

The good news? Creativity isn't a skill—it's a habit available to everyone:  beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. It’s only through small, daily actions that we can supercharge our innate creativity and (re-)discover our personal power in life. Everything you need is inside you right now.

Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, I wrote this book for you

Jul 17, 2019
The Quest for Personal Style (with pal Alex Strohl)
12:27

One of the most common questions I get is about how to stand out + how to develop personal style. So when fellow photographer Alex Strohl stopped by the studio, I wanted to get his take on this ever-popular question.

If you’re not familiar with Alex’s work, a quick spin on instagram will fill in the blanks. He’s a photographer that tells stories through pictures and film. And when you see his work, there is a distinct thumbprint on it.

Developing a personal style is critical. It’s the reason why someone would seek you out vs someone else. It’s the thing that differentiates your work from everyone else.

There’s a thousand ways to develop your personal style. In our conversation, Alex shares some of his insights he’s gained along the way. Though each of us may take a different path to get there, there is one constant, and that’s doing a lot of work. So take a listen and then get back to work. :)

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 10, 2019
Say Yes, Figure It Out Later. Starting from the Start with Tyler Babin
46:41

“It’s impossible to move forward while staying the same”. That’s what motivated Tyler Babin, a 25 year old up & coming filmmaker, who hustled his way into his dream job only to leave it to pursue the riskier thing, an even bigger bet - on himself.
 
I’ve had literally hundreds of requests over the years to have someone on the show who isn’t Richard Branson or Brene Brown or {fill in the blank star}…ie. host someone who hasn't "made it big" and is, instead, on the come-up themselves…someone from within our very own community who has been listening for years, connecting dots, gleaning knowledge and is now taking major action on that.  Well THIS is Tyler’s story.
 
If you’ve  followed my pal Gary Vaynerchuk, it’s likely you’ve actually seen some of Tyler’s work. For the last 3-4 years, he’s been a whirlwind tour traveling the world with Gary, shooting photo + video, creative directing projects at Vayner… and it all started right here on this show nearly 8 years ago.  This episode goes full circle, friends.
 
Also - instead of the usual studio conversation, Tyler and I recorded the show while grabbing a burger & margarita just around the corner from CreativeLive in Seattle. It’s a bit loud at times, but I think the ‘fly on the wall’ experience is absolutely worth it.  It’s a personal, raw, authentic conversation.  Please DM me on insta, @ me on twitter and let me know what you think.
 
In this episode:

  • what it takes to start from ZERO.  No skills, no clarity - just a dream
  • How to listen to your intuition
  • Why saying yes can send you on an adventure worth pursing
  • Tyler’s new gig at the Adobe Creative Residency, an award which pays him to simply create art
  • How to know when to quit something that once served you well
  • and more ;) 
Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 03, 2019
Nate Bargatze: Creativity, Comedy + Never Settling
01:42:33
Today on the show we have one of my favorite comedians, Nate Bargatze. If you’re not aware of Nate’s work, consider this intro a gift - he’s on a rocket ship right now, one of the top up-and-coming comics in the game. After listening to our conversation here, you’ll want to check out his brand new NetFlix special that just dropped. He’s laugh-out-loud funny and simultaneously has great insight around following dreams and creating success rather than hoping it “happens."
 
In our conversation we talk about his early life - how he found and decided to pursue his passion in the face of challenging odds (how many people become a standup comedian?), his earliest experiences of storytelling, and what it was like to have a father who is a magician and a clown. (It’s hilarious.)
 
In this episode we cover a LOT...
  • The difficulty of consistently creating good work and why consistency matters most
  • The benefits of staying uncomfortable...
  • The importance of life-long learning and community - to every creator.  Must haves.
  • The power of saying ‘yes.'
  • The psychology of persistence and success - how to keep going when everyone else doesn’t see your dream.
  • …and lots more
Enjoy! 

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jun 19, 2019
Personal + Career Reinvention with Jasmine Star
01:02:43

Can you believe this show has been running for 10 YEARS! Today’s guest was one of my earliest guests, and long time friend, Jasmine Star. Jasmine is a photographer, business strategist and founder of Social Curator. If you're an OG listener, you'll hear some behind the scenes stories of some our collaborations, including the internet’s first ever LIVE wedding (where Jasmine taught CreativeLive’s first wedding photo class - attended by 150,000 students!) More important than reminiscing, though, we go deep on finding your voice, adopting children, homemade tortillas, dropping out and reinventing yourself in an entirely new career.

Jasmine's journey is one that many creatives can identify with, from facing difficult times, how she found her feet and her personal process of transitioning from one career to another. She articulates how to make that transition and gives us very practical advice that will add heaps of value to you.

We also talk about...

  • instagram strategy - she’s a master - and you should know all about her business socialcurator.com
  • Mentors, leaders, and inspirations
  • the evolution of a career, how to transition from being known / building a community as a one thing (like a wedding photographer) and re-shaping that vision to your next big thing
  • moving away from anything seen as “safe” - law school, a traditional career, or living with your parents - to pursue a crazy dream career in the face of doubt and discouraging surroundings.

Jasmine is so good, so fun, and I can’t wait for you to hear the show.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jun 12, 2019
Advice for Graduates + Anyone Starting Something New
06:17

Graduating or have a loved one who is?  Learning for creators & entrepreneurs doesn’t end when you leave school. Learning is forever. This might be seem obvious, yet so many people leave traditional education and become passive in their pursuit of knowledge. Don’t be fooled - learning is ACTIVE and the best learning of your life is yet to come. It actually gets better when you’re out in the real world - IF you know what to focus on…which is the focus of today’s episode.

Whether you are a twenty-something just about to enter the job market, you're transitioning to a new career, or you know someone who is and you want to help them be successful, this quick 5-minute episode will add value. 

 
Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jun 05, 2019
Stay Creative, Focused, and True to Yourself with Austin Kleon
01:18:30

He is one of the most insightful voices on one of my favorite topics: building and maintaining a creativity habit. Today on the show please welcome my long-time friend and creative inspirator - Austin Kleon.

If you’re not familiar with this work, Austin is a lifelong artist and the bestselling author of three earlier books (Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work)…but today we’re all about his new book titled Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.    

And BONUS - this episode is an extra special treat because Austin came out to Seattle and we chatted in front of a live audience! Some great questions, a few good laughs, and it all takes place in a huge church! Want to avoid burn-out and stay creative in good times and bad? This’ll be a great listen.  

We also cover…

  • Maintaining creative momentum
  • Austin’s personal daily practice
  • Kids and creativity
  • Getting unstuck
  • The value of time as a great editor for your work
  • And…the value of 'going away so you can come back.’
Enjoy!

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May 29, 2019
How Introverts Become Great At Promoting Their Work
09:06

Hey introverted friends -- I see your comments on how participating in the community can be tough. I get it! Believe me -- it's a skill you can master with practice. Here are three tactics to get you started...

May 22, 2019
You Don’t Need To Be Rich To Live Rich with David Bach
01:13:40

It’s easy to look as those who are seemingly wealthy and think — oh, that’s so unachievable. They’re standing on a mountaintop somewhere, waving that “I’m rich” flag. Not so fast. David Bach thinks you can wave that flag too - while earning “enough,”  but a lot less than you think. 

David Bach is a 9-time New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s favorite financial experts of our time. He has taught millions to live a rich life through his seminars, live events, courses, books—and Oprah appearances. And in his new book: The Latte Factor he uncovers what he says is the best kept secret to building long term wealth - yes $5 at a time.  And there’s some pretty handy life lessons that go along with this idea as well.
 
More than anything - what David does so well is articulate how to be intentional about both your dreams and your financial future. Both just take time and consistency. 
 
In this episode, we also get into:

  • David’s rarely-discussed early life, including lessons in finance --and life-- that he learned as a 7 year old from his grandmother.
  • How to listen to your intuition and follow the path that leads toward your dreams, even if it’s riskier and scarier. 
  • Recovery.  Even when you are following your passions, we still need to recharge our batteries. David talks about his work grinding him down - and how rebounded with simple tools and behaviors available to us all 
Enjoy!

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May 15, 2019
Embracing Yourself as a Creator with Lisa Congdon
01:11:20

Every artist faces rejection and setbacks on the road to finding an appreciative and paying audience. Today, I wanted to share a couple lessons from a class I took from Lisa Congdon on becoming an artist... and while she specifically mentions art, her insights and tactics really apply to any creative endeavor.

If you’re not familiar with Lisa’s work, she is a fine artist, illustrator and author. She is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. 

You'll also be happy to know:
  • The first step to embracing yourself as an artist or creator is believing you have something to offer the world.
  • We all have fear. It’s what you do with that fear that matters. Lisa talks about how to use fear to empower us to share and create
  • And because our world is full of creative constraint, she sets us on a solid foundation by helping us identify our core values. For example, I love how she simplifies it to this statement: “making and selling my work will feel good as long as I ________” (work with environmentally conscious clients)
Making money as a creator doesn’t have to be far-fetched dream. If any of this resonates, her full class is avail on CreativeLive.com  - Become a Working Artist. 
 
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May 08, 2019
Stop Planning. Start Doing. And here's how
06:32

Here’s an important reminder:  you’ll never feel ready to start.  But you’ve got to do it anyway. And the operative word there is “do.”
Just start.

This episode is the kick in the ass you need.  Too often we get bogged down in the dreaming, the research, and the preparing - without the DOING.  Feel me on this?  It’s a common excuse that most of use…that we just need a little more planning…  Wrong. 

This is not to say that planning isn't necessary, just that it shouldn’t be the crutch that prevents you from executing.  And for most it is. Let’s change that.

If you’ve ever felt stuck - or heck - you’re feeling stuck now, this episode is for you.  We talk about the right balance between the planning and executing in a way that will get the results you want.

Take a quick listen, and then get back to work. :) 
 
Enjoy!

 
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May 01, 2019
The Future Favors Creativity. Debbie Millman Interviews Chase Jarvis on Design Matters
01:03:39
Today I’m sitting down with one of my favorite humans, but in a twist of fate, the tables are turned. I’m in the hot seat - being interviewed by my dear friend and design-industry legend, Debbie Millman.
 
Debbie Millman is chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC…and she has an insane track record going back decades: she’s the author of 6 books including “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer,” and a prolific design writer in outlets like NYT, Fast Company, and Design Observer.  She also hosts the longest-running design podcast called Design Matters with over 300 interviews over the last 10 years. 
 
In this conversation Debbie really digs into my personal past - and asks me questions I’ve never had in any public interview. Her detailed research and talent for pulling tidbits out of my past covered ground about my deep-seated beliefs on the future of photography, creativity, my love for crows, and my biggest professional failures to date.
 
Hope you enjoy it. Please give Debbie a shoutout on social she’s just @debbiemillman … and be sure to check out Design Matters podcast.
 
Enjoy!
 
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Apr 24, 2019
Harnessing Your Human Nature for Success with Robert Greene
01:10:20
Today we welcome back on the show the 6x international bestselling author, Robert Greene.  Robert has had huge impact in my life with books like Mastery, 48 Laws of Power, and the 33 Strategies of War. 
And in this episode we go deep on his newest book - and my new favorite -The Laws of Human Nature, a brilliant consolidation of the various theories on human nature - how to better understand them and use them to grow.
 
We dive deep into:
  • You are a lot weirder than you think you are. WE ALL ARE in fact. We’re repressing so many sides of who we are - most often without even knowing it. We’re trying to stand out.  We’re trying to fit in. The stuff we repress and try to hide are like a stranger within us.  Knowing all this - and how to navigate it - gives us personal power.
  • It it possible to harness our "dark side" for increased creativity, wisdom, strength and character? Robert argues that, not only is it something worth tapping into, it’s THE source of power missing in your life.
  • Robert’s recent near-death experience has given him a profound sense of gratitude, how it has compelled him to be more patient and has challenged him to apply the advice he offers to others. 
  • That ugly, self-sabotaging voice in our head…how to manage and counteract it to increase joy and personal performance.  it’s no surprise that we create our own circumstances by the attitudes we have (self-perpetuating) - but Robert gives us new strategies to change our own attitudes. 
In short - this interview is a doozie.  We cover the parts of Human Nature that you’ve had a hunch about but never had the guts to dig into, for fear of what you might find.  Robert has done this research for us - in a heartfelt and nuanced way - and delivers us to the doorstep of answers that surprise, frighten, delight, and most definitely makes us think.
 
Enjoy!
 
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Apr 17, 2019
Don’t Let Fear Decide Your Future with Tabatha Coffey
01:07:01
Tabatha Coffey is an Australian entrepreneur and TV personality. Her no-nonsense approach and savvy business mind inspires us to take charge of our lives, and - most importantly - make the tough decisions required for us to live the lives we were meant to live. 
 
I recently took a class from Tabatha called How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever and I was very impressed. So impressed that I managed to share some of my favorite parts of the class here with you. In this episode, Tabatha delivers some great, hard-hitting truths around fear, heart, and mindset.
 
We also cover:
  • How so many of the stories we tall ourselves are exactly what’s  holding us back. Tabatha helps us recognize those stories.
  • Fear is a lot of things. Of course it’s stress and worry, but it can also be a barometer for action. 
  • How our stories become a self-fulfilling prophecy. 
  • How to flip the fear script and build better resiliency against our unhealthy thoughts 
This is a phenomenal episode I hope you’ll love.
 
[And - small tip- If any of this resonates, the full class is avail on CreativeLive.com  - How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever ]
 
Enjoy!

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Apr 10, 2019
Addiction, Reinvention, and Finding Ultra with Endurance Athlete Rich Roll
01:14:32
Rich Roll is a New York Times best selling author, endurance athlete, parent and beautiful human being. He first came across my radar a few years ago when he completed FIVE Iron Mans in five consecutive days. That’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, finished off with a marathon in one day — TIMES 5 DAYS!!  
 
On the show, we dive into reinvention, overcoming addiction and depression, explore plant based diets, and his spiritual calling...
 
We also cover:
  • After a decade of living what he though the “American dream of success” was, he found himself miserable and in a career that he pursued because he thought that’s what we should do. He shares his journey OUT OF THE MESS… and advice for pursuing what our hearts tell us. 
  • We cover parenting and helping to develop agency in our kids and future generations - to leave the planet better off than we found it. 
  • And, how embracing our weakness, our struggles, and our pain in life - just might be our strongest ally in living the life we were meant to live…
This episode is a whopper.  Enjoy!

 

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Apr 03, 2019
Diversifying Creativity with TONL
55:28
By working to highlight a diverse set of narratives from under represented populations, Joshua Kissi and Karen Okonkwo — two of Inc Magazine’s 30 Under 30 — are addressing a huge gap in the creative market.  
 
Karen was at Arizona State University when she decided to start a blog for sorority women. It gained immediate attention. Yet, when a friend asked why there wasn’t any African Americans showcased on the site, she was defensive. As an African American herself, she thought - of course we do! But as she pulled out her phone and started scrolling through the site, she realized her friend was right. She had fallen into the subconsciously biased, racially one-sided trap. Desperately focused on change, she began to showcase all types of women of color, sexual orientation, and under represented groups on her site. But she had a sense she was not doing enough.
 
This work caught the attention of  the Ghanian-American fashion, lifestyle, and brand photographer Joshua Kissi, and together they co-created TONL a photography and media agency focused on creating images of diverse people and sharing their stories with the world. 
 
Enjoy this inspirational, heartfelt and meaningful story of self reflection, discovery, creativity, and action, as we drop in on their presentation from CreativeLive’s PhotoWeek. Learn more and help amplify your creative arsenal at: http://cr8.lv/pw2018
 

Enjoy!

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Mar 27, 2019
Disruption, Reinvention, and Reimagining Silicon Valley with Arlan Hamilton
01:17:20

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless and living off of food stamps.  Now she’s on the cover of Fast Company Magazine - and she has invested millions in startups run by people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.  

Through pursuing her curiosity and passion,  Arlan’s found a way to create a living and a life for herself and work on a really tough problem: reconfiguring the ways that money and funding flow through these underrepresented and underserved populations.

In this episode we also cover:

  • Persistence forever pays. No matter how many no's Arlan received, she shares the driving force behind her determination.
  • We are all privileged in some way. Arlan has a beautiful perspective in how we can all share in that privilege without diminishing our own.
  • We can all give ourselves strength and support by surrounding yourself  people who are positive and motivational - even if that's virtually through the internet.
  • We discuss some of Arlan’s routines and her particularly interesting habit of writing her own future headlines. 
  • and lots more….

Enjoy!

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Mar 20, 2019
Rainn Wilson on Creativity, Faith and Making Work that Matters
01:09:34
Rainn Wilson is best known for his legendary role as Dwight in TV’s award-winning show "The Office,” but he’s also a movie actor, a best selling author, the founder of media company SoulPancake, founder a non profit called Lidé Haiti, an amazing human….and a self-professed sci-fi and fantasy nerd!   
 
In this episode Rainn takes us on journey through his early life and into his ideas on art and creativity, hard work, parenting and spirituality.  We spend some quality time around the lessons he learned trying to make it as an actor and the difficult years that preceded his breakthrough. And we also go deep into what inspires his work away from acting - his family, SoulPancake, and why he founded Lidé Haiti, a non-profit organization helping young women in Haiti via the power of creativity. 
 
A few more hot topics:
  • Rainn never earned more than $20,000 acting in the first 9 years of his career. His advice? Keep cost of living low, do side jobs, and …. tune in to check it out ;).
  • We examine Rainn's personal challenges parenting from a place of privilege while simultaneously aiming to foster hard work, motivation, and drive.
  • Rainn shares his spiritual journey, from questioning and challenging the faith he was raised with - to ultimately rediscovering that faith and why it’s right for him.
  • and more my dear friends - much much more!

Enjoy!

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Mar 13, 2019
Reset Your Money Mindset with Tonya Rapley
27:00
Mindset is everything. And today on the podcast, I wanted to share a strong point of view on MONEY - something that’s a struggle for most creators and entrepreneurs.  
 
Enter: Tonya Rapley!  Tonya is the author of The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey. She’s been called the "New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Women in Personal Finance.”.  She’s also the founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance which is core to her mission is to help younger generations own their personal power and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck
 
In this episode we cover:
  • What is a healthy money mindset?
  • The power of words on our psyche - whether they are negative or positive.
  • How to grow awareness around that negative self talk that might be working against us and how to change it
  • Developing rituals that help keep you on track - financially and psychologically
  • Daily tactics on seeing abundance instead of limitations
  • Let's end those classic creator + money mindsets we hear like “starving artist” or “why don’t get a real job” or “that’s nice but you need something to fall back on”
If you dig this and want more - there’s a LOT more from Tonya Rapley's class on CreativeLive - check it out here: https://cr8.lv/2NPfTI7

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Mar 06, 2019
Your Mind Can Transform Your Life with Tom Bilyeu
01:36:09

Today’s podcast is a hero’s journey of sorts - featuring Tom Bilyeu, founder the billion-dollar nutrition brand Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory podcast and content agency. This episode takes us over the hills and through valleys of Tom’s career - from hiding in soul crushing jobs and destroying his health with crushing anxiety to personal transformation and meteoric entrepreneurial rise. We chat about neuroplasticity and how Tom has rewired his brain, undoing negative thought patterns and replacing them with healthy, positive loops. Tom oozes honesty and passion -sure to resonate in your own pursuit of your highest self.

In this episode:

  • Passion isn't something you're born with. It's something you need to discover, cultivate and nurture over time. We get Tom’s secrets for approaching this.
  • Humans are insanely good at adapting to their environment - not just physically but mentally. Just by thinking differently you can rewire your brain. Tom drops some strategies to help you shape your next chapter
  • Cold cold water therapy - one of my favorite things. Tom shares his experience of exploring this himself, and we geek out about what we’ve both learned so far
  • and plenty more...

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Feb 27, 2019
Do Something Different with Jason Mesnick
01:08:52

After a difficult divorce, Jason Mesnick wanted to rediscover himself, rekindle his sense of adventure, and try something new. That was his mantra. And it sparked an unexpected journey that pushed him into the leading role in the 13th season of The Bachelor.

Though he presents himself as a “normal guy” he clearly has lived an extraordinary reality tv experience that so few of us have (and of course we talk about this in depth, how unusual it really was) — but also how in many ways it’s a journey that parallels ours...building a living and a life around the things we love. Jason is a sage when it comes to coaching us to our follow inner instincts, focus on what matters, and take chances to expand our lives in unexpected ways. I’m pretty sure this interview is a side of a reality TV star that few people have ever experienced.

In this episode we also:

  • Dig into the very unique world that is The Bachelor TV show. As someone who admittedly doesn’t watch the show (but I’m married to someone who does!) it was a fascinating and at some times head scratching experience receiving very honest account from someone at the epicenter of prime time reality TV.
  • Explore Jason’s mindset for vulnerability and overcoming fear and rejection.
  • Of course we get some inner scoop on his fantastic relationship with his wife, Molly Mesnick and their entire family
  • Hear from Jason what his key takeaways were from the experience, and how he’s parlayed his experience into big success as an entrepreneur in real estate.

Enjoy!

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Feb 20, 2019
The Power of Happiness with Vanessa Van Edwards
01:15:51

I’ve always taken the approach that you don’t do something to become happy — you are happy, and great things happen. Happiness is a super power that we all have in us. Admittedly this is a very tough mindset to keep, so I brought an expert on the topic: my good friend Vanessa Van Edwards.

Vanessa bills herself as a “behavioral investigator” - what that means is that she is absolutely amazing at unpacking what makes people do the things they do and turning that into proven, actionable techniques. She’s written for publications like CNN, Fast Company and Forbes and is the author of the new (and incredibly good) book “Captivate: The Science Of Succeeding With People.” You’ve heard me talk many times about the critical importance of soft skills in building a successful career as a creator, and Vanessa is THE authority on this mega-important topic.

You might be thinking happiness can be a bit of a soft topic. It’s the age old question right? What’s the secret to happiness? We’re all on that journey, and what Vanessa so masterful does is use research backed studies to help us zero in on what really matters to us, how we cultivate that more, and bring awareness to the things that might be negatively affecting our happiness.

In today’s episode,

  • 45% of people largest source of unhappiness is feeling unfulfilled. But here’s the thing - If you never prioritize your happiness, no one else will.
  • Why the “When / Then mindset” never works … When I _____ then I’ll be happy. We don’t need to put off happiness for “someday”
  • Our brain is wired for the negative bias, which helps keep us safe, but when we’re constantly scanning for things that could be wrong it totally blocks us from enjoying the good. We’re our own buzzkill. The good news is even though our brain is wired for it, but we can re-wire it.

The material in her course goes much deeper than what I was able to share here, and I highly recommend you go check her class on CreativeLive if you want more. I also encourage you to check out the large number of free materials available for download that can help you audit your current happiness level, as well as some powerful tools to maximize your happiness.

Remember, happiness does not happen because we are successful, success happens because we are happy.

Enjoy!

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Feb 14, 2019
Your Biggest Fears Are Holding You Back with Lewis Howes
01:42:16

Today we have a very special episode with my pal Lewis Howes. Lewis joined me a few months back at the CreativeLive studios to during Podcast Week to help me pull back the curtain of how we create this show. If you’re listening to the audio version of this podcast, you’ll get a special behind the scenes look at how we produce the show, my thoughts behind interview style and the process end-to-end.

To help with that process, Lewis is back in the hot seat dropping some serious gold. When his pro football career ended abruptly by injury, he found himself broken and broke with the massive challenge of reinventing his entire life. Through building small, manageable goals he took on one by one, he got off the couch and end up where he is today — one of the leading voices in the new generation of lifestyle entrepreneurs, bestselling author and host of the wildly popular School Of Greatness podcast.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Our biggest fears are holding us back, but we can systematically conquer them by creating a season to set a goal, and start working toward it
  • Self-doubt is the killer of dreams. Our mindset can be reprogrammed and Lewis shares his insights in how he overcame self-doubt, negativity, and those 3 AM gremlins that told him he wasn’t enough
  • Giving yourself challenge and a deadline achieve your goals
  • and much more …

Enjoy!

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Feb 06, 2019
How to Build Real Confidence with Mel Robbins
33:22

Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world, an American on-air CNN commentator and television host, contributing editor for Success magazine and author of The 5-Second Rule. Her TED Talk around the 5-second Rule is a simple framework to turn inaction into action and has garnered over 10 million view.

Mel has been on the show previously, and this week, I wanted to share a portion of a class she gave on CreativeLive on building self-confidence. Confidence is an important part of success and when those 3AM gremlins creep in, we all need a set of tools we can use to help give us the courage to put ourselves out there, and try something we’re not 100% sure about. Mel helps us unpack the what confidence is, how to build it, and gives us 5 habits that enable us keep us on track.

What I love about Mel is not only is she insanely inspirational she is also super super actionable. I love to share her content when I can and today is a lesson on self confidence that we all need to hear.

Enjoy!

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Jan 30, 2019
Creative Cockroaches, Standing Out + the Truth About Your Best Creative Work
56:06

A short while ago I had the great pleasure of taking the stage at the Seattle Interactive Conference with my dear friend and creative superstar Cal McAllister (Founder, Wexley School for Girls + Paper Crane Factory) for a very pointed conversation on inspiration, unlocking your best creative work, and how the eff to stand out in today’s noisy, crowded market. Hint: it’s not what you think.  

IMHO this conversation oozes with value specifically because both Cal and I are: a) lifelong professional creators who care deeply about making this easier for people who want to be more creative; b) we both took very non-traditional paths to find our respective successes - so that path YOU’RE on won’t seem all that strange; and c) are both are transparent AF about exactly how we’d approach it today if we were doing it all over again… Oh, and the audience / Q&A is always a favorite of mine at any public appearance because so often we’re all struggling with the same things.  

A sample of other topics we cover…. 

  • Why “the middle” (aka where everybody ends up gravitating because they listen to “advice” and “best practices”) is the WORST place you can be to make your way in any creative industry.
  • Why the best stuff happens on the fringe- and how you can tap into that fringe.
  • Why "creative cockroach” is a term of endearment. Like the cockroach, simply outlasting the quitters — stamina and persistence -- is key to success. I don’t know anyone who has been successful over a sustained amount of time that didn’t have stamina.
  • How to charge and get paid what you're worth.  Free or full price, not some arbitrary amount that the client offers you
  • and finally… audience Q & A that we alllll can relate to ;)

Enjoy!

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Jan 23, 2019
Tunnel Vision is the Death of Creativity with Ami Vitale
01:06:33

After more than a decade covering conflict, photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale couldn’t help but notice that the less sensational—but equally true—stories were often not getting told: the wedding happening around the corner from the revolution, triumphs amidst seemingly endless devastation. As a result, she re-committed herself to seeking out the stories within and around "the story".

Ami is a photographer with National Geographic magazine, yet this episode of the podcast isn't expressly about photography. It's about human connection, how we listen to our inner compass and surface work that helps us find our true direction in life.

In this episode:

  • The stories we find in the headlines are only one view of the world. Yet if we just lift our head and gain a new perspective, we might see a completely different and untold story.
  • Patience, hard work, and commitment open doors and opportunities. Real relationships with people or places takes time to build but with it comes powerful stories.
  • What we tell ourselves shape our reality - and we can choose to tell ourselves stories that lift us. You’ll hear Ami articulate how she does this and how you can too... 
  • We are more alike than we are different. Realizing this can be a powerful force in unlocking the way you move through the world - with tangible benefits to be found...

Enjoy!

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Jan 16, 2019
Less Phone, More Human with Dan Schawbel
01:12:29

Let’s face it, despite being more digitally connected than ever before, we’re more isolated and lonely. The cure for this loneliness epidemic? Human connection. That’s why I am excited to have entrepreneur, best-selling author, and researcher, Dan Schawbel on the show. Throughout his career, he’s interviewed over 2,000 people from celebrities to CEOs to politicians and even two astronauts on the future of learning and working. He’s synthesized these conversations into tactical insights on how to make technology work for us (not control us) and foster a more socially connected, productive, and fulfilled career and life. 

In this episode:

  • There’s no such thing as an overnight success. Dan shares his personal stories of rejection and failure with persistence and stamina.
  • The dark side of remote working. While we glorify the flexibility and comfort from working outside the office, it also can contribute to isolation. Dan shares some strategies to combat this.
  • We spend 1/3 of our lives working. Yet, so little of that time spent collaborating, negotiating, and communicating is spent face to face. Dan reminds us that simply having an in-person conversation is more effective than sending 30-40 emails. 

Enjoy!

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Jan 09, 2019
Startup to $15 billion: Finding your life’s work with Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein
01:18:37

Harley Finkelstein bounced from DJ gigs to a t-shirt business to law school before joining a small internet startup in 2009 dedicated to helping creators and entrepreneurs make money doing what they loved.  Today, he's the Chief Operating Officer of that same “startup" called Shopify now serving more than 600,000 businesses - and worth more than $15 billion. 

In this episode we cover a lot of ground - from his early gigs, through struggle, failure, rejection and rebirth…and now thriving. I’ve had the good fortune to know Harley for nearly a decade now and his personal journey is both an inspiration and a play book of sorts for anyone who wants to tap into their life’s work - and what to do when you catch the ride of your dreams.

You’ll also be inspired to know that:

  • Building and creating may feel like a lonely process, but you're not alone. Harley shares his time tested strategies to get through the tough times and find inspiration to keep going.
  • It’s an exciting time for creators. No longer do you need to get your product into a big box store. You can use the power of the internet and social media to reach your audience, cut out so many of the middle men and make great $$$.
  • It’s never been a better time to serve even the most niche community. As Harley says, every niche has a mass market on the internet.
  • and more…

Enjoy!

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Jan 03, 2019
The Secret to Making Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
30:58

There's some crazy stat -- 80% of people fail to achieve their New Years resolutions. Yet here we are, back to reflecting on how the past year has gone and what we'd like to do different. 

Honestly, I love this time of year. Reflection & pausing is a way to have stamina. It's a necessary part of learning from our past. After all, you can only connect the dots looking backwards. If we never lift our head, it’s easy to miss the signals that we might need to course correct. But change is hard. That's why I'm a firm believer in not just focusing on the goal, but the behaviors you will need to do or change to get there. 

If you've been following me for awhile, you've heard me talk before about how I track 10 habits every day. In this episode, I take a deeper dive into those habits, and how I take stock in what went well, what didn't go so well, and what I need to change to achieve my new goals in 2018.

In this episode:

  • I share a series of simple questions I ask myself as I look back, including the obvious what went well, what didn't go well, but also evaluating my clients, my relationships, and more
  • Goals are great, but the secret to success are your daily habits. 
  • It's not about perfections, it's about progress. I share how a few of my goals this year and my process for tracking and measuring my progress.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

 

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Dec 26, 2018
YES is for Wimps. Get Used to Hearing NO
09:09

If you’re already a professional creator, then you know that you had to hear a lot of “no” for every “yes”. If you’re not yet a pro, or perhaps more importantly if you are a pro whose enjoyed a taste of success, then hear this: Get Used To Hearing “No”.

Quite honestly, understanding this will be some of the best medicine you'll ever take - because once you get it...you GET it, and it will be with you forever.  The powerful result of taking this medicine TODAY is that the word NO will change from bumming you out to inspiring you and driving your actions to get to the next YES.  As such, enjoy this tasty medicine ;)

This week's episode is a short and sweet reminder:

  • Let “no” serve as a motivator.
  • Let “no” keep out the other people who don’t want it as bad as you do.
  • Let “no” remind you that this job isn’t for everyone, especially the uncommitted.
  • Let “no” turn you into a better artist.
  • If you're not hearing “no”, you’re not really getting your work out there enough, pushing what’s possible, pushing yourself.

Enjoy!

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Dec 19, 2018
It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried
01:54:30

With so much information, and gadgets and access and hustle and email and …and.. aren’t you overloaded at work!? It’s understandable and it’s a real problem. If this describes you or someone you love…you’ll LOVE this episode of the show.  

Enter: Jason Fried.  He’s the brilliant NYT best-selling author and co-founder of the software firm, Basecamp.  Since long before meeting Jason in person he’s always caught my eye as perhaps THE outspoken thinker / critic of the current status of work, our unhealthy habits around our jobs, and our addictions to busy-making. Whether it’s the toxic hustle, the grow-at-all-cost mentality, or the idea of working your fingers to the bone…Jason helps us all see why 99% of this approach is rubbish. And within 3 minutes of meeting him / listening to this episode, I’m banking you’ll be in agreement with him.

The one refreshing difference with Jason?  He also gives us a roadmap to fix what we’ve broken. In this episode we talk about is latest book (co-authored with previous cjLIVE podcast guest David Heinemeier Hansson!) called It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, which lays out a play-by-play on how to avoid all exhaustion, stress, and burnout and how to find tools for reshaping success, habits, trust, self care, and gaining that much-needed fresh perspective.

In this episode, we cover lotsa stuff, including...

  • How hard work and hours are not the same thing. In fact, long hours not only leads to burn out, but to lack of new ideas AND disease.
  • Why instant communication (slack, messenger, text etc) is making us slaves to our devices, less effective, and spending more time on the conveyor belt of information consumption than doing any real work! 
  • Some insights and strategies for regaining control over our screen time, our sleep patterns, and where we put our our attention.
  • A re-framing of our always-busy culture around the JOYS of missing out. Not FOMO…we’re talking JOMO. 
  • Why regaining control of our time starts with learning how to say no.
  • …and that’s all in the first 10 minutes. Just kidding but you get the point. This episode of the podcast is chock full of inspired virtues for reclaiming our spirit, doing GREAT work and loving life in the process.

Enjoy!

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Dec 13, 2018
Why Comparing Yourself to Others is the Best and Worst Thing You Can Do
27:06

Stop me if any of this sounds familiar: You’re lurking a peer’s social media account, and what started as a cursory browse quickly takes a detour down the rabbit hole of self-doubt and envy: “S/he is so much better at X or Y than I am – I’ll never catch up! Look at his/her amazing X or Y and s/he’s always hanging with X or Y celebrity and nobody even knows who I am – ugh, I should just quit and do something else, I’m just not cut out for this” – and so forth.

If the above scenario rings painfully true for you, it’s because you’ve felt the power of something embedded deep in the semi-conscious, caveman part of our brains: a powerful engine for comparison – one that works with ruthless efficiency.

Occasionally we have the wherewithal to AVOID that ruthless voice in our heads that doesn’t serve us – and it’s common knowledge that we’re doing ourselves a favor when we do so.  But – at the risk of taking an unpopular stance here, I believe that comparative thinking can be — in fact, MUST be — a part of any creative pro’s toolkit.

In this episode,

  • Comparing yourSELF – that is, your overall “worth” as a human being – to others is harmful and undermining your goals. Remind yourself that you are worthy. You are enough.  You are a good human. And remind yourself, “That’s their highlight reel”.
  • Comparative thinking is not only good, but vital for creative pros: Make a habit of reviewing the WORK of others. You must compare your work to the best, and you must do it with an unflinchingly honest eye, and with the explicit goal of learning from the comparison, using what you learn to improve your own work.
  • Real craft stands out. People gravitate to strong, creative work.  Done with stamina.  Over time.  And consistency.
  • and much more.

Enjoy!

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Dec 05, 2018
Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte
01:16:34

Let’s face it. We all have our inner journeys and the compulsion to improve, yet how can we both be growing and improving without feeling less than or inadequate?  It’s a trap. ENTER: Danielle LaPorte - a best-selling author (White Hot TruthThe Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map), poet, former think tank executive and business strategist - and she’s on the podcast today to help us, among other things, to reconcile these competing principles.

As one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100 Leaders”, Danielle is a sage at helping us answer life’s biggest questions for ourselves. And, while taking care of one’s self + staying true to who we are seem both obvious and something that should be easy…but why - if you’re at all like me- is doing both waaay harder than it should be.  Again, Danielle to the rescue in this amazing episode of the show, served up nicely for you ;) 

Also in today's episode, Danielle and I discuss:

  • SELF LOVE.  How to love yourself now, even though you are not where you want to be.
  • Modern day life. How is it that social media can be both medicine and poison? It’s essential for business and getting your work out there, but being addicted to growth is killing us. How can we reconcile this?
  • The secret. How about “conscious growth”, including saying no to some things because that’s the most nourishing thing you need.  And how to know what these things are - and what they are not.
  • Why we MUST be our own guru…. We all have the capacity to know the answers we seek in our own heart, yet we struggle to listen. WHY?
  • ….and a bunch more ;)

Enjoy!

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Nov 28, 2018
Power of Gratitude - My Daily Practice
20:29

I’m a huge believer that so much of ‘THE GAME’ is mental. Mindset is everything. I’ve shared my thoughts before on this podcast, on my youtube channel, and my blog about one of the most powerful tools in my toolbox to harness positivity in a seemingly tough situation: a daily gratitude practice. Many of you have asked me what that is, how I do it, and how you can start.

As we head into Thanksgiving here in the states, I wanted to dig a little bit deeper and actually walk you through my practice. You can listen in if your curious, or use it to jump start your own. If you’d like to fast forward directly to the guided practice, skip to about 6 minutes in the episode.

Enjoy!

Nov 21, 2018
Seth Godin: How to Do Work That Matters for People Who Care
01:16:37

Legend alert!!! Seth Godin is a force of nature and a shaman to so many creatives and entrepreneurs. He has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and his 18 (yes, count them - 18!) bestselling books. If you’ve been following his work, you’ll know he’s one most brilliant marketing minds of our time. Seth’s latest book, This Is Marketing, helps reframe how thinking small is the new big! More precisely how we will find success if we at first make our products - whatever they are — for the smallest viable audience.  Seth believes your most generous and insightful work needs this help - YOUR HELP - finding the people it’s meant to serve....

If there has been a guest that can speak directly to that little voice in your head - and help you get this marketing stuff RIGHT - it’s Seth. Pure sage. And purely actionable.  

In this episode:

  • The riskiest thing you can do it make average stuff for average people and pitch it to the masses. Instead, focus on the smallest viable audience (e.g. your patrons at table 4 of your restaurant) and bring magic to them, they will come back and they will bring their friends.
  • If you try to please everyone, you’ll stop pleasing the people you care about. Seth shares some strategies on how to focus on the people that care about your work and better serve them.
  • We all want to do work that matters for people who care. But we trip ourselves up thinking we need to become an evil marketer and spam the world. Fortunately, the best way to achieve your marketing goals is to help others become who they want to be.
  • and much more…!

Enjoy!

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Nov 14, 2018
Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs
01:18:44

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances ... like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all... (Book = The Year of Living Biblically). In this episode we have a blast, learn and laugh a lot, and discuss AJ’s new book Thanks a Thousand, which chronicles his journey of gratitude in the same lovable - but brilliantly insightful - way. 

AJ has more tools in his toolbelt for being happy, healthy and productive than nearly anyone I’ve met. And because he’s experimented so deeply with each of these tools, he knows just when to put them to good use. He’s the rare blend of incredibly relatable and wildly successful at the same time. If you know his work already this will be a huge boost to your week. If you are new to his work, be prepared to thank me ;). 

You’ll also be inspired to know that:

  • If you’re struggling with feeling like your life is too boring to write about, or put on Instagram or build your wildest dreams upon…try doing what AJ does and immerse yourself into an experiment. Make your life interesting by putting yourself into extraordinary circumstances. Interesting circumstances = interesting life.
  • AJ realized that somehow the more energy he put into making himself happy, the more miserable he got. When he flipped the script and focused on making others happy, even at what he thought was at his own happiness’ expense, he became increasingly more happy. Paradoxical, but effective!
  • NOT fake it till you make it….but fake it til you feel it. "It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting." Don’t let yourself get stuck in the cycles of endless thinking and planning. Take action.
  • …and a hundred or so more hilarious and wise takeaways from AJ.

Enjoy!

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Nov 07, 2018
Pay Yourself First with David Bach
26:40

David Bach is a legend in the personal finance space — a master at helping creators and entrepreneurs make -and keep- more of the money we earn. He’s one of America’s best known financial gurus, having put nine consecutive books on the NYT best sellers list.  In short, when David Bach talks - and you’re a creator who wants to make money - you listen. 

We had David in the CL studios not long ago to share wisdom from his epic class Start Late, Finish Rich.  Some of this material was so fundamental for creators making a living and a life doing what they love that I felt was crucial to get it seen by as many people in our community as possible.  So much so that in addition to the class on CL, I wanted to share it here on the podcast, for free. 

So…in this episode, David covers so many things, among them the mindset around how to best get paid…AND how to pay yourself first (as in pre-tax and pre-debt collectors).  If this sounds curious already - it’s a must listen.  Think you got it all sorted and don’t need financial advice? Think again. This is helpful stuff to anyone who wants to earn money over the long haul.  From concept down to the detailed tactics, these 30 minutes are a quick code for getting your long term finances on rails. 

In this episode,

  • There are six routes to wealth. Winning it, marrying into it, inheriting it, suing for it, budgeting for it and PAYING YOURSELF FIRST. Every paycheck you get or dollar that you earn, make sure you get your cut before Uncle Sam, debt collectors, or anyone else.
  • All it takes is stashing 14% of every paycheck to be a millionaire. Pay yourself 14% of every paycheck before it touches Uncle Sam’s fingers (through legit mechanisms!) and if you can bump that up to saving 20% of every dollar you earn, you’ll have enough to retire early.
  • The government makes it pretty easy for self employed people to save money. BUT, of acronyms like IRA, SEP and IRS make you queasy you need to spend this 30 min with David in your ears.  Stuff like this sounds scary but in reality setting up a SEP IRA to save money pre-tax only takes ten minutes to set up.
  • …and more ;)

Enjoy!

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Oct 31, 2018
You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith
01:08:29

Julien Smith is a long-time friend and familiar face on the podcast. I first brought him on in 2013 to talk about why not caring about what others think is a useful skill to have as a creator in any field (translation: he penned a LEGENDARY blog post called 'the subtle art of not giving a f*$k' - which went crazy viral and later inspired a best selling book by Mark Manson...). 

And now Julien is BAAACK…this time talking about both his best selling books (The Flinch, and Trust Agents) and…drumroll please... his latest startup venture called Breather - an amazing service the provides on-demand meeting and studio space all across North America, which has raised more than $100M to date.  When I need recording studios for the podcast on short notice in LA or NYC?  I use Breather.  A quick headshot where you don’t want to rent a photo studio for $3000.  Yep, Breather again.  $150 bucks.  You get the picture.

But more than anything,  this episode is simply rich with a dose of reality that all of us creators and entrepreneurs need to hear:  namely that we’re all in this together.  That we all have imposter syndrome.  That we all simultaneously love AND fear what we’re doing when we’re setting out to create something with our name on it.  And that we’re all….human. 

You’ll also be inspired to know that:

  • The rules are made up. You can invent the future if you’re willing to rewrite the rules.
  • Staying flexible along the way is key to long term success. Just how do you do that when you’re stubborn?  (hint: it’s not easy but you can do it)
  • We can all manufacture safety nets to protect us from letting small failures turn too big.   Money in the bank? The support of those who love us?  A plan B? Safety nets come in many forms and it’s a skill for entrepreneurs and creators to master…instead of just jumping into our next big adventure blind to the risks…
  • and more!...

Enjoy!

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Oct 24, 2018
Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky
01:14:33

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle.

... And that just so happens to be the title of his new bestselling book which just dropped last week. In this episode of the podcast, we go deep into that book, The Messy Middle:  finding your way through the most crucial part of any bold venture. It doesn’t take long to realize that as creators we love to talk about the thrilling start of something new, and our victorious - or fiery - end! Yet, what we need to be talking about (and nobody is…) is the crazy ups and downs that are inevitable in anything worth doing.  The MIDDLE is where all the difference is made. This is a dose of REAL in a sea of normally-glossy books on creativity and business.   This book is one of my top recommends thus far for 2018.   And, if any of this resonates with you, you’ll LOVE our conversation.  

In this episode:

  • Are you doing “insecurity work?” Turns out that when we’re faced with a lot of uncertainty, we spend too many cycles checking analytics, social feeds, or what others are doing to assure ourselves everything is okay, The kicker = NONE of this moves the needle for us. Scott shares some strategies to compartmentalize and manage these insecurities.
  • We romanticize the starts and finishes of everything. When we tell the story of our journey, we sum it up in about three sentences. It does little to capture the highs and lows (and often years) of what it ACTUALLY took to get there.  Propagating this myth is harmful and Scott does an amazing job of helping us shed our lies and face the truth.
  • There’s a price to postponing decisions that you KNOW in your heart…but that you don’t want to tell your co-worker, or client or boss or partner. When we fail to make decisions, we're creating "organizational debt.”  When this debt accumulates it really slows us down, so Scott shares some strategies that will help you zero in on doing the hard things you know you need to do, but are avoiding.

Enjoy!

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Oct 17, 2018
Let’s Talk About Death with Michael Hebb
01:19:08

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life.

Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) is a tactical guide for having the most important conversations with yourself and your loved ones about what you want when you die, but more importantly what you want out of life. This book and this conversation is about tapping into the human experience to help you live a more fulfilled and creative life. Thinking and talking about death will make you laugh more, bring you perspective and clarity onto your life, and will bring you closer to those around you. 

You'll also be glad to know,

  • You can do whatever your craft is with whatever supplies, tools, and environment at your disposal. Michael didn’t even have a commercial kitchen (or the FDA’s approval) when he started Family Supper. Don’t focus on what you don’t have; focus on the thing/experience/art/outcome you want to create. Start by starting.
  • We need to talk about death. The taboo and repression around talking about death is causing us financial, emotional and even physical problems as individuals and as a society. Check out deathoverdinner.org if you need a little help talking about death with your loved ones.
  • Death puts life into perspective. There are no experts on death. Nobody knows what happens after you die. What we do know is that death is a human experience and we will all face it eventually. What happens between now and then is something you can (and should) plan. Let death help guide how you live your life.

Enjoy!

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Oct 10, 2018
Redemption and a Thirst for Change with Scott Harrison
59:42

Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of one of my favorite non-profits:  charity:water which has brought clean water to 8.49 million people around the world. They’ve raised $320 million to date—and put it to good work. Scott just released his first book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World and it’s about time. He’s an incredible storyteller and, both in his book and in this episode of the podcast, he shares stories of personal struggles, vices, darkest times and their ensuing transformation with vulnerability and openness.

This episode is also a crash course in marketing through story. Scott’s rowdy past as a nightclub promoter taught him how to get people excited about joining his party, and he brought those skills to charity: water. He shares many of his tactics, and foundational frameworks about how to reinvent an industry through language and transparency.

In this episode, you'll also be glad to know:

  • If you feel lost, morally bankrupt, or you’re on the wrong path, ask yourself what it would look like if you did the exact opposite of what you’re doing now. Sometimes bouncing between extremes helps us find our way.
  • There is a difference between mission and vision and succeeding in both areas requires different approaches.
  • There is opportunity in any market if you can find a different way to look at it. It used to be common practice for charities to use guilt based marketing; i.e. you should feel bad for what you have, so donate some of it. Scott saw this as an opportunity to get people excited about donating their resources, which was a huge part of charity: water’s success.

For more on Scott's story, visit thirstbook.com. 100% of the net proceeds from his book go to charity: water.

Enjoy!

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Oct 03, 2018
Tim Ferriss on Creativity, Simplicity and the Power of Audio
01:02:16

You know him, you love him, you’ve heard him here before… today’s podcast guest is A DEAR friend and a legend by any measure. It’s the one and only, Mr. Tim Ferriss!  Author of five #1 New York Times best sellers, including his most recent Tribe of Mentors, star of his own TV show The Tim Ferriss Experiment, and host of one of the most popular podcasts in the world, The Tim Ferriss Show which has over 300 million downloads to date.

In today's episode, we focus on Tim’s shift from writing as a central pillar of creation to a world where his podcast is central to most of the other media he creates (books, videos, blog posts etc). To say that this episode is “rich” with insight would be a dramatic understatement. In this episode we tear into…

- WHO are his epic guests, how does he choose and land them?
- WHY is he focused on his podcast? There’s some really good reasons...
- HOW he does it…exactly what’s his workflow and key equipment
- WHEN / where and all the rest of it ;) 

Tim also has mastered the ability to set a goal and break it down into small actions that make insanely huge goals seem reasonable. So we get tactical on goals he sets for himself around the show…and his life.  We see a rarely before POV heard from Tim (I think he went deep here because we’ve been homies for about a decade) about his overarching life perspective about doing the things that bring you joy, and doing it in a way that's easy.  So whether you're a classic “Tim” fan, interested in starting or growing your own podcast, OR just simply looking to do more of the things you love, this show is a must. 

You’ll also learn:

  • Tim doesn’t start many projects with a simple “how much money will I make from this?” A better question that he asks himself to vet the quality of his next endeavor is “what relationships can I develop and what skills will I learn in accomplishing this project?”
  • If you wait until you’re ready, you’re never going to start. Tim didn’t have a name for his podcast, didn’t know how he was going to monetize it, and admittedly knew nothing about the technical involvements of starting a podcast. He just had to jump in.
  • The most important piece of the puzzle is being different. You will not find success in a crowded marketplace (like podcasting) by being 10% better.
  • We couldn’t have Tim on the show without talking about time efficiency. Tim breaks down into deep detail the how and why he batch records his episodes and how he structures his week around recording. Regardless of what kind of content you’re creating, Tim shares so many useful tactics that you can poach.

Enjoy!

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Sep 26, 2018
Imagination and The Power of Change with Beth Comstock
01:17:02

One of the world’s most powerful women in business, Beth Comstock, recently left a 27 year career at GE as their Chief Marketing Officer and Vice Chair to go in a completely different direction - to a new life beyond the enterprise-exec world where her new areas of focus include writing, art, exploration and discovery.  Rarely do we see or hear of these evolutions - where someone like Beth who is so accomplished in big business reveals very publicly and vulnerably that she’s just excited to “do something new” and figure it all out along the way.  It’s simultaneously brilliant, empowering, and refreshing all at the same time.  And that’s in part what makes this episode of the podcast so extraordinary.  We talk about this journey she’s been on and this is among her very first interviews where she share’s key insights from her new book Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and The Power of Change.

If you are interested in transformation, leadership, overcoming fear or the intersection of creativity and business you’ll love this episode.  Beth’s mission and our show aim to stand for the same things- imagination, courage, creativity, and the power of change. Beth shares stories and tactics alike around how she’s taking a renewed control over her future and next career, and how you can too. Whether you’re and artist, or you work as a middle manager, or you’re putting an idea into a niche market for the first time - there’s something great in here for you.  

In this episode,

  • If you are like so many of us creators out there, you probably have a bit of a perfectionist mentality. You want your ideas and art to be perfect before releasing it to the world. However, if you don’t release anything (be it a song, a painting, or a business idea) until it’s perfect, you’ll very rarely release anything at all. Get your ideas out into the world and let the feedback that you get help shape it into perfection.
  • Who are you waiting for to give you permission to make decisions, to speak up, and to take action? Write yourself a permission slip to do what needs to be done.
  • If you want to make something, you have to learn the skills necessary to build it. In order to learn something, you’ve got to be inspired enough to put in the amount of work required to learn it. If you aren’t inspired by anything, start with your own curiosity. Ask questions that you’d like to know the answer to until you find inspiration. Then start learning… which will lead to making.

Enjoy!

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Sep 19, 2018
NBA All Star Detlef Schrempf on Success, Community, and his cameo in Parks & Recreation
01:07:30

Detlef Schrempf is certainly a hometown hero for myself and my 90’s Seattle basketball brethren...but he’s also a living example of a self-described “awkward” kid who, after stumbling his way into basketball as a teenager, discovered something he loved...and pursued it. Schrempf went on to play at pinnacle of his sport where he was a 2-time Olympian and a 3-time NBA All Star with the Seattle SuperSonics. That said, we learn in this interview that Detlef won’t be defined *just* by his career as a professional athlete... but also by his role as a father, a husband, and a role model in his community. 

Of course I wanted Detlef on to talk about what it takes to be an elite athlete as the show is always aiming to get insights from the worlds top performers, but what really emerged from this episode is his sagedom on all things personal growth, community and how to think about choosing priorities in life.

In today's episode:

  • Whether you’re playing sports or building a business, your team needs to have the right balance of stars and support players.
  • It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete considering buying a $200k ride or a creator considering the latest and greatest gear, being very clear on where the lines are between your financial needs, wants and wishes and choosing to prioritize saving for your needs over spending on wants and wishes will help you be financially successful in the long run.
  • We all go through different seasons of our life where our priorities shift and we grow as individuals and teammates. Don’t think that you can or you should have it all figured out right now. Plan for the future if you have the luxury to, but stay flexible enough to realize that you’re going to keep learning and changing along the way.

Enjoy!

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Sep 12, 2018
An Audience of ONE is All it Takes with Srinivas Rao
01:16:06

QUESTION:  What if you only made work that YOU loved, and you were certain that you would be paid top dollar if you did...Would you do it?  Of course! Most sane creators / entrepreneurs would jump at the opportunity - and such is the topic of Srinivas Rao’s new book: An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity For Its Own Sake.  The problem is, so many of us are watering down our work making it for someone else. In fact, the path to our best work is digging deeper into who you’re creating for and what happens when you create art for yourself.

In this episode we also cover…

  • "If you’re going to take the time to learn to use a tool, take the time to make something with that tool…"  This is a fascinating POV I’d never heard before, but it keeps us creators in the building mode vs the procrastinating mode. 
  • How to take your art+career+future into your own hands…  Srini’s view is that we must put our focus and effort into the things that you can control. You can’t control follower count, you can’t control Facebook’s algorithms. You can control your creative process. If you focus on the process, you’ll make better work which will lead to better results…
  • Why those people who live life more deliberately are more likely to find success.  Simply by choosing what’s important to you (and leaning into it with deliberate force) is quite often the biggest thing that’s missing in people’s creative lives… Once you find what’s important?  Pour on the gasoline…and watch out.

Enjoy!

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Sep 05, 2018
1,000 Paths to Success with Jack Conte
01:13:01

When it comes to career trajectories, Jack Conte is my brotha from anotha mothA !!  Our paths could not be more similar.... He started his career as a musician, was a YouTuber making videos, and turned tech entrepreneur by co-founding Patreon, an incredible tool for artists to get paid directly by their fans (just like Beethoven used to…)

You are going to love this conversation. Jack’s career — be it in music, videos, or business, has been forged by embracing that there’s a *different* way to do it all. Today more than ever before, there are a million ways to win at anything your heart desires.  The road less traveled isn’t a well lit path... you are bound to fall on your face a few times, BUT those who do find success will largely have done it THEIR OWN WAY.  In Jack’s words, “If you’re questioning whether to keep going or if it’s time to give up, keep going…”  and in turn, give this episode a listen to the end- you’ll be glad you did.

In this episode:

  • Imposter syndrome exists in even the most successful people in the most glamorous of professions. We are all just trying to figure this life/business/art thing out.  We cover some VERY SPECIFIC remedies for this
  • You cannot prevent failure. The best creators, CEO’s, whatever - just like the best humans-- recognize that growth and progress comes from making the wrong moves, failing, falling down and getting back up with enthusiasm time and time again.
  • You don’t have to do things the traditional way. There aren’t blueprints and models and specific checklists that will lead you to success. The best successes are born from going against the grain and forging unique paths.

Enjoy!

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Aug 29, 2018
Start Before You’re Ready with Humans of New York Brandon Stanton
43:14

If you don’t know Brandon, you definitely know his work. Brandon is the creator of Humans of New York which has accumulated over 20 million followers worldwide and turned into two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories). It has also spawned an entire genre of similar blogs. Hundreds of aspiring documentarians have followed in HONY’s footsteps, telling the stories of countries, cities, and communities across the world.

During a PhotoWeek session we had at CreativeLive, Brandon shared his story from getting fired at a job he hated to selling everything to move to New York to try to be a photographer. Brandon shares what he has learned along the journey of interviewing thousands of people and how they have shaped his storytelling.

If you love this episode, you might also want to check out the video version of this talk to see some of the photos he shares during his talk. You can do that by logging onto creativelive.com and searching “Brandon Stanton”.

In today's episode:

  • There’s a subtle but crucial mind shift that needs to happen if you want mental freedom. You need to consciously decide what you’re going to spend your brain power on and consciously decide what you’re not. Focus on the things that make you feel the way you want to feel and do the things you want to be doing.
  • You can plan all you want, but you won’t know if your plan works until you start executing it. The original Humans of New York plan looks nothing like what the project has turned into today.
  • Choosing the work that you do is a better goal than not working at all. Following your dreams is hard work, but success is getting to spend every day doing what you want to be doing. Worth it.

Enjoy!

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Aug 22, 2018
Stop Trying to Get Everyone To Like Your Work
12:39

Don’t make what “everyone” will like or do what “everyone” else is doing. Instead, make/do/follow/lead/create things you love.

In this episode,

  • As a social being, it’s natural for you to want everyone to like you and your work. Reject that natural feeling.
  • There’s a 3 step process for finding success as a creative. 1: Create what you love. 2: Relentlessly share the work that you create. 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  • If your work is priced appropriately, you don’t need 10,000 people to love your work. You can make a living from 10, or 20, or 100 paying customers. Focus on getting people to fall in love with your work, one person at a time.

Enjoy!

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Aug 15, 2018
Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk with Danielle Krysa
44:44

Danielle Krysa is the author of Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk, Creative Block, and Collage, all published by Chronicle Books. She is also the creator of the contemporary art blog The Jealous Curator.

Danielle gave a talk at the CreativeLive studios on the Inner Critic, and shares a particular story that I think many of us can relate to. We all deal with the voice in our life that tells us what what we’re creating is not good, will never amount to anything, or how we’ll never make any money from it. This talk is a huge inspiration for anyone who’s suffered a creative block and battled critics (internal or external). I know you will love Danielle’s vulnerability and break through your creative battles with the tactics she has garnered from her personal struggle and prolific creators, alike.

She references her keynote a bit through this talk, so if you want a bit more context be sure to watch the full episode in full living color on CreativeLive https://cr8.lv/2vsQg8d

In this episode,

  • Your inner critic is a lazy bully. There are only 4 techniques that it has to put you down, and you can fight each one of them with the right tools.
  • The three techniques professional artists use to fight their inner critic: they dedicate specific energy towards creating whether the work for the day ends up in the Met or in the trash, they create time and space for their work, and they learn to trust their inner voice to guide them towards their best work.
  • Why you need to translate and rewrite your inner critic’s script from phrases like “you’re going to fail, so don’t bother trying” to “I’m going to fail like all the prolific geniuses before me have failed.” Onward.

Enjoy!

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Aug 08, 2018
Gregory Heisler on Embracing Your Uniqueness
01:14:38

You know Gregory Heisler, or at the very least, you've seen his work. Gregory is a prolific photographer best known for his 70 cover portraits for TIME Magazine and has graced the pages of Life, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine. 

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Gregory in our CreativeLive studios to present his talk on embracing one’s own uniqueness. Now, I attend a lot of keynotes, speeches, and presentations. Not often do I stand in the audience yelling “PREACH!” like I was during Gregory’s presentation. His thoughts on prioritizing the expression of your own voice, vision and style over technique is spot on and follows the career path of so many professional and prolific creators in my circle. Listen in, take heed, and let me know what you think. If you'd like to see the video version of this talk, you can watch it for FREE here: https://cr8.lv/2v39iS2

A few topics from this episode,

* Making what you can’t help but make is how you find your own unique style and it helps you get paid for your art. It’ll be easy because you can’t help but make it anyways, it’ll be your best work because it’s what comes naturally to you, and people will hire you to make more of what you can’t help but make anyways.

* The three main components of making art are vision, technique, and style. Too many of us get hung up on the technique, but vision and style is what differentiates you from the rest of the pack. Lean into your own vision and develop confidence in your style.

* If you want to be a professional creative, you’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Making art is an uncertain path and there will be days where you may not be able to pay the rent or even make a good photograph, but trust and own the process.

Enjoy!

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Aug 01, 2018
Unconventional Ways to WIN with Rand Fishkin
01:43:58

This week on the show we’ve got serial entrepreneur, marketer extraordinaire and SEO genius Rand Fishkin. Among other things, the guy is an online content legend, having built the legendary MOZ, one of the first online resources / communities helping creators optimize for SEO (yes search engine optimization...aka if you make content, it's helping your people find you on the internet) and now he’s got a new company you’ve gotta know about, and a new BOOK, called Lost & Founder - aimed at helping all of us creators and entrepreneurs find our way.  SUCH A USEFUL BOOK. 

But even more than the “what” Rand does…it’s the HOW he does it that I find completely extraordinary.  Everything, it seems, has been non-traditional.  From college dropout to serial entrepreneur.  Join us on this conversational journey as we dispel startup culture tropes, ‘best practices' and fight back against “traditional” wisdom.

A few topics from this episode:

* There are three key components to building successful and enjoyable content: build on a medium that you are passionate about, create something of unique value, and put the content where your audience actually hangs out.  Sounds easy, but Rand is unapologetic and VERY helpful in guiding us you understand just how to get this right...

* It’s been a recurring theme on this show that taking care of yourself with good habits- sleep, exercise, and not overworking yourself actually lead to your best work. The idea that overworking yourself will lead to success and happiness is misguided at best.  Rand has solutions for you.

* The most important things to be tracking from potential clients and followers are not Twitter or Instagram followers. It’s not likes or shares. It’s something else that is a leading indicator to be in control of your business growth on your own terms… the answer?  Listen and find out ;)

Enjoy!

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Jul 25, 2018
The Dirtiest Secret in Photography
14:32

Today’s episode is a little subdued. Stripped down. Straight talk. Just you and me.

We’re going deep into one of the biggest secrets I’ve learned about photography (or really ANY craft). If you’re looking to stand out, innovate, or generally get new and fresh ideas, this episode is for you.

In this episode:

* Take your art to the next level by adding something outside of its inherent form. An example would be if you’re a photographer, try adding text like stories or poetry that helps connect with your image.

* Use Edward de Bono’s design technique to harness creativity on demand by taking elements from a completely disparate subject and injecting it into your art.

* If you don’t want to be treated like a commodity, don’t act like one.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 18, 2018
You Must Do. Advice for New Grads + Anyone at a Crossroads
33:52

Meet Jordy, a 23 year old soccer player and student, who’s trying to find his way and figure out what to shoot for after college and how to get there. He’s optimistic, excited, and at a crossroads in his life. He’s just like I was at his age, and is probably just like you are now or have been in the past.

In this raw, gritty, intimate, and windy 28 minute conversation we talk about what it takes to create success through chasing your dreams. We talk about the importance of checking in with yourself to make sure you’re still chasing what’s important to you. And we talk about the importance of taking action.

Audio purists beware: This is recorded outside on Jordy's iPhone. There’s wind noise and it takes over at times, but ultimately we decided to release this because I’m interested in providing access to more personal, raw, deep authentic conversations like this. 

In this episode: 

* Having a variety of interests is great, but if you’re trying to build an audience, you need to narrow your focus of what you’re sharing.

* Your goal should not be to become an influencer. Becoming an influencer happens organically from building cool stuff and sharing your story and process. The formula for becoming an influencer is to make cool stuff and then share it with a community.

* You cannot find your thing from thinking. You cannot find the best process from thinking. You must do.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 11, 2018
Why You MUST Show Your Work with Austin Kleon
10:44

Summer is in full swing (or winter snow season for my southern friends) and you’re busy, I get it. That’s why this week I’m hooking you up with a powerhouse of short and sweet creative guidance from my man, Austin Kleon up on the podcast today. If you're not familiar with Austin's work, definitely check out some of his best-selling books like Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! Austin is a full spectrum mentor when it comes to harnessing creativity and this week we are chatting about the next important step in your creative process: sharing that work. 

In this episode:

* Sharing your work keeps you honest to yourself and to your audience. There is outer accountability baked in to the process of sharing your work which forces you to continue creating more work.
* Sharing your work and sharing your process is the most authentic promotion of what you’re making. You are putting in the time to create the art.. Finish the job by hitting “publish”.
* Community is a natural byproduct of sharing your work. If you give openly, you’ll receive feedback and inspiration in return and very likely much more.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jul 04, 2018
How to Sell Without Selling Out with Ryan Carson
01:11:20

I have always believed in the notion that there’s a creator in all of us, and that includes those in engineering, coding, and literally every other discipline. Today I’m bringing you another exciting guest from the technology field, Ryan Carson. Not only is Ryan “in technology”, but Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Treehouse, whose mission is to help people get great jobs by teaching them how to code.

Ryan and I talk about how he got started, and like many of us it has been a path of exploration, failure, and self-discovery. His grassroots efforts started with small actions in community building which grew to a worldwide network all while working as a developer. He shares how he’s used skills learned and earned along the way and has some great mindset shifts and tactical advice for your creative career - all the way from how to find your WHY to getting your first sale.

In this episode,

* Nothing is big right away. If you want to start a movement or create a successful product, start by solving a problem you care about and help people who care about the same thing. This will make the sales process a lot easier.

* If you’re afraid to start because you think your first attempts won’t be good, just go back and watch anyone’s first YouTube videos. They are sure to be awful. Let yourself be awful, especially in the beginning while nobody is watching.

* If you’re not sure if you’re on the right path, ask yourself “what if I died doing this right now. Would it feel like my life was worth living?” If the answer is no, it’s time to shift gears.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jun 27, 2018
Finding Your Niche: A Fireside Chat at CreativeLive
52:26

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to sit down with a group of CreativeLive students attending a special week of programming in our Seattle studios. This conversation was never intended to be published, but after listening to this intimate conversation with some fellow creators, I had to share it.

One of the things I really love about having students in the studio is 1:1 interaction and that non-tangible exchange that happens when a group of people gets together. I mean let's face it, the internet can be a mixed bag. It’s sometimes hard to ask important questions. It’s been hugely beneficial for me to seek out and find safe communities where I can learn, explore, and ask questions that I might otherwise be afraid to ask, and this is something I recommend all of you find, too.

In this conversation we explore:

* To find your niche and truly differentiate yourself, you need to make art that no one else can make. Show the world how you see the world.

* If you want to make money with your art but don’t enjoy the business side of it, you have two good options: either partner with someone who enjoys the business side or figure out exactly how much you need to comfortably live, and reverse engineer what it would take to make just that much without having to do too much of the stuff you hate.

* To build a community, first start by giving and asking nothing in return. If you want likes, comments, and shares on your photos, first give likes, comments and shares to others. Participate.

Enjoy!

Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 

Jun 20, 2018
Nigel Barker: Be the Artist You Want to Work With
51:38

Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, model, entrepreneur, TV star and author. You’ve seen him as a judge and photographer for 18 seasons on America’s Next Top Model, starring alongside Naomi Campbell on The Face, and as the host of Top Photographer. His entrepreneurial pursuits include having his own furniture line with Art Van Furniture, being the Artistic Director of the menswear brand Flag & Anthem, and co-founding the NYC gym, The Dog Pound. Oh yeah, and he’s published two books- The Beauty Equation and the New York Times best seller, Models of Influence. The dude stays busy.

In our conversation, Nigel shares a few great stories of how he used the resources he had access to to get his career off the ground, how he thinks about the progression of his career, and how he stays passionate about every day of work. You’re going to love it.

In this episode,

* Nigel didn’t get a degree in photography; he looked outside of photography and outside of fashion for inspiration and career guidance. This helped him build creativity into the DNA of his career and say yes to growth opportunities that seemed risky at the time.

* Nigel leveraged his experience of being a model into being the photographer he would have wanted to work with. He deconstructed every set that he worked on and built everything he learned into his workflow.

* As a creative, you get paid to execute on a vision, regardless of how many quirks you introduce into your process.

* The ingredients to Nigel’s success were learning his craft, having passion for it, and being compassionate to himself. He lives the value of doing his best, regardless of how it compares to how others are doing.

Enjoy!

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Jun 13, 2018
Hack Your Learning with Tim Ferriss
12:28

We’re now heading into almost 100 episodes of the podcast, that’s a crazy amount to learn from. So I figured there wasn't a better time to share a short convo I had with my good bud Tim Ferriss on his method for rapidly learning any skill.

Tim’s got mad skills in breaking down big subjects and making them digestible which he does for us here, in all of his best selling books- 4 Hour Workweek, 4 Hour Body, 4 Hour Chef, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors- as well as on his podcast The Tim Ferriss Show.

Hosting this podcast is one of my greatest joys. Of course I love to interact with the amazing guests we have on the show, but what gives me real joy is hearing how it has impacted you, the listener. So give this episode a listen and let me know how you’re putting it into practice.

In this episode:

* Tim has mastered the art of learning with four steps, acronymized as DSSS. Deconstructing the goal, Selecting where to focus your efforts to get the best results, Sequencing what order to approach tasks, and setting Stakes.

* When choosing people to learn from, choose those who have natural attributes working against them but still succeed. This indicates their training methods are good enough to make up for their natural shortcomings.

* Even the most trivial amounts of money are often times enough to keep you accountable to your goal. Want to get in shape? Put $1 on the line.

Enjoy!

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Jun 06, 2018
Elle Luna: Your Story Is Your Power
01:39:38

Elle is an artist and author and just a genuinely amazing human. You’ve seen her design work on Medium, Uber, and many other recognizable brands as she came out the legendary design firm, IDEO. She was part of the 30 Days of Genius series on this podcast where we took a deep dive into finding our calling with the help of her breakthrough book, The Crossroads of Should And Must. I’ve personally found the idea of Should vs Must as a powerful tool that helps explore the tension between the expectations that parents, friends, and culture put on us versus who we are and what we know to be true.

In this conversation, we get into a project I really love, the 100 day project and how powerful daily action can unlock the biggest ah ha moments. We are also joined by Susie Herrick, co-author of their new book Your Story Is Your Power; Free Your Feminine Voice, which really helps pull the curtain back of the importance of personal connection, relationships, and how powerful our own personal story is in everything we do. When you connect with your story and your voice, you can … as Elle calls it, live life in full color.

In this episode,

  • Gurdjieff says the first thing a prisoner needs to do to get out of prison is to recognize they are in a prison. Many of us are imprisoned by the things we “should” be doing. Here are the three questions to ask yourself to break down your shoulds- Where did I first hear this? Are you true for me? Do I want to keep holding on to you?
  • Small actions taken regularly can create huge results. Join the100daychallenge to push yourself to publish something creative every day for 100 days.
  • Regardless of if you’re a woman or not, you have a feminine voice and you have power in that feminine voice. The world will be a better, stronger, kinder place as we all empower our femininity, inclusivity, and community.

Enjoy!

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May 30, 2018
Designing a Big Life /w Kevin Rose, Kelly Wearstler, and Tan France
49:02

This week, I feel lucky enough to bring you not one, not two, but three masters of inspiration into the hot seat. Join me in this LIVE conversation from the WeWork Creator Awards where I was joined on stage by serial entrepreneur and investor Kevin Rose, interior designer Kelly Wearstler, and star of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ & fashion designer Tan France.

All three of our panelists are built a life doing the things that they love, but like all of us, there were a lot of twists and turns. In this episode, they share stories of inspiration, overcoming challenges, as well as some super solid business advice. 

In this episode:

  • Next time the fear of failure strikes you, remember this. Only 1 out of every 12 investments in venture capital are successful. Give yourself the grace to fail 92% of the time.
  • You’ve got to surround yourself with the best people you can. Whether you’re mastering your craft, building a team, or looking for your first clients, you’d be a fool to discredit those closest to you.
  • Passion is what made long, hard days worth it. We talk about how to use passion to overcome fear, failure, and getting stuck. 

Enjoy!

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May 23, 2018
Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau
14:32

Today on the podcast we’re answering one of the most popular questions I receive: “how do I find my passion”. Yeah, not an easy one. Super tough! And if you’ve struggled with this or are struggling right now, this episode will help you find your way.

In fact, my good friend Chris Guillebeau has spent years researching this exact topic and shares a formula that can help you unlock some missing pieces from his book called Born For This. This super short episode packs such a huge punch, I’m so pumped to share it with you!

In this episode:

  • Most people find their dream jobs and make dream careers by going down multiple paths and making lots of mistakes along the way. Don’t be afraid of taking a nonlinear path.
  • You have two roles in life. Role #1: Find out what you love to do. Role #2: do that thing. You can find all the ways that you can make a career doing what you love at the intersection of joy, money, and flow.
  • If you’re thinking about giving up on what you’re working on, you must listen to Chris’ bonus tip at the very end. He challenges the ideas that winners never quit, when in actuality, winners quit all the time. Super powerful and helpful set of questions to help you get some answers

Enjoy!

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May 16, 2018
The Art of Entrepreneurs: Conversation /w Lewis Howes on School of Greatness
01:07:19

Today on the podcast, the tables are turned. I'm in the hot seat on my pal Lewis Howes' podcast, The School of Greatness. 

I’m sure you are familiar with Lewis - he’s an entrepreneur, high performance business coach, keynote speaker, and author of the best selling book School of Greatness

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The people who wrote the rules were no smarter than you. We talk about confidence to go against the grain, breaking rules and writing your own script.
  • I share a few of my favorite techniques for getting over creative blocks.
  • How to visualize and set intentions as part of your daily routine. Building things with the end in mind will get you clearer on your goals and help you achieve them faster.

Enjoy!

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May 09, 2018
Overcoming Hate with Sally Kohn
59:48

Sally Kohn is the author of the fantastic book, The Opposite of Hate. which explores how we can bridge our differences and speak respectfully with those we passionately disagree with. She has has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and delivered multiple TED Talks on emotional correctness, clickbait, and correcting the culture of hate.

In this episode we go deep into what it means to fight hate. Sally shares how to use our creativity and vulnerability to bridge tough topics. Whether you’re tired of internet trolls or losing friends to political differences, Sally Kohn’s insights helps us find common ground.

A few of my favorite takeaways:

* The act of being vulnerable is a major component of what makes artists powerful. As a creative, you have the opportunity to shift your audience’s views by showing your own vulnerability.

* It’s natural to bond with others around what we dislike and even hate. But hating things together is still backwards movement. How do we move each other forward and be part of the solution? The answer, whether we’re talking about a one on one conversation with a loved one or communicating your world view through your art, is connection. Get outside of your own little bubble and getting to know “the other side”.

* If you want people to change, you have to give them the hope, the reason, the opportunity and the challenge to change. Being hateful, pointing fingers, and telling someone they are wrong has never been an effective way to get anyone to see things your way.

Enjoy!

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May 02, 2018
Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth
35:14

There are two things that I love sharing more than anything else. Margaritas and answers to your creative questions. I couldn’t figure out how to get margaritas into your ears this week, but we’ve got some fantastic questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative) and some of my favorite answers from the show.

In this episode:

* Ian wants to know how to transition from a traditional career to a “more risky” creative one.

* Fritz is looking at how to stop trading his time for money and start scaling his photography business. I share four of my favorite methods for diversifying your creative income.

* I talk to Brendan about how to kick social media jealousy to the curb with a few attitude shifts. These tips won’t just make you feel better, they’ll likely help you land more clients.

* Eric asks one of my favorite questions; how to raise your rates. We talk about the mindset around breaking up your work into different buckets and determining your creative fee. Crucial info for creatives looking to make money long term. Crucial.

Enjoy!

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Apr 25, 2018
Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity
01:31:40

You guys know how much I love Brené. She’s been the show multiple times-- in fact, I think she holds the record for most number of times on the show. Her philosophies on fear, vulnerability, and courage are so so powerful and when you realize how these things are acting in your life, you can unlock a whole new level of understanding around the things that have been holding you back.

Today I’m going into the archives to share her first ever conversation with me on the show three years ago. It’s not available here on the podcast and it’s so valuable I wanted you could take this talk on the go. If you’ve heard this before, you already know re-listening to Brené is never a bad thing. So many ah ha moments in this talk and we waste no time getting into it.

In this episode,

* Brené talks about how as a culture we’re raised to believe that vulnerability is weakness and so acting brave is being strong. As a society, this attitude creates a bravado - a sort of “postering, fake bravery”.

* Brené shared something that, for me, has stuck with me all these years and that’s, as creatives, we need to and get to decide whose opinions matter and whose don’t. She pulls out a short list of the people whose opinions matter to her, literally from her wallet.

* We talk about how you heal when someone kicks you while you’re down, and Brené talks a lot about building a support structure, whether that’s a therapist, coach, or your community. Your support team is a huge resource, even your greatest heroes relied on their communities to find and maintain success.

Enjoy!

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Apr 19, 2018
The Future Is Yours. What's Holding You Back?
01:05:18

Today you’re joining me in Jamaica where I gave a keynote to rising stars; part of Richard Branson’s Center for Entrepreneurship. What I love about this talk, and really engaging with the community at large is -- whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, or really pursuing anything, we all face the same challenges - fear, doubt, and finding our way.

I share some of those things from my journey, but even more interesting and fun is getting to hear from 3 different entrepreneurs on stage with the goal of unlocking some of their biggest challenges. And I know without a doubt, the challenges they have are similar to ones you face or will face. Please enjoy our business therapy session.

You’ll also be inspired to know that:

* Failure is one of the best learning opportunities. Rather than letting failure scare you away from trying again, let it teach you what to do next time. 

* You’ve got to periodically look at your business model to see where your money is coming from vs where you’re spending your time. If you’re not making the most money from where you’re spending the most time, you need to fix it fast. 

* Stories are an integral part of succeeding at business. Telling your own story well can move your business across the globe. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got to get really honest regarding the stories you’re telling yourself about what’s holding you back.

Enjoy!

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Apr 11, 2018
Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More
01:03:14

Today I’m reaching into my quiver of keynotes  to share a talk I gave at CreativeMornings here in Seattle. If you’re not aware of CreativeMornings it’s a breakfast lecture series for the creative community started by my good friend Tina Roth Eisenberg. These talks are hosted in hundreds of cities around the globe and a great way to connect with your local community. There are thousands of talks on their website, creativemornings.com.


The theme of this talk was bravery, so I talk about my own experience and my take on how Ansel Adams and Macklemore have used bravery and vulnerability to propel their careers by making things that only they could make. I showed some videos during the talk, and if you want to see them you can find the whole talk on my YouTube channel or on the CreativeMornings site.

In this episode,

* We really explore this idea of “the art of more”. The act of creating, and putting more work out there, despite our fear and it’s imperfections.
* At the core of this talk is bravery. I dig into why personal work, for me, has been a great vehicle to getting out there and when I look back on my career, it’s been the greatest lever that has lead to my biggest accomplishments.
* Finally, we end with audience questions which is always my favorite part of any talk. We get into how to break into a creative community, how to deal with “no”, and some of my biggest failures.

Enjoy!

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Apr 04, 2018
Celebrating Your Weirdness with Thomas Middleditch
01:18:16

Thomas Middleditch is an actor and comedian best known for his starring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley where he plays Richard, the struggling startup founder. He started his career doing improv theater for the likes of Second City and UCB, and certainly showed off his improv skills during our conversation.

Silicon Valley is the only TV show that I watch religiously, due largely in part to its authentic portrayal of the startup world that I have one foot in the door of. Thomas lives the same authenticity, and isn’t one to shy away from removing the glamour from working in Hollywood. Whether you’re founding a startup, working your way up the rungs as a comedian, or trying to double your client base, you better remember to enjoy what you’re doing to get through the tough days.

In this episode,

* You can’t be passive! If you want things to be happening around you, you have to make them happen.

* If you want to be a good artist, you have to experience life.

* Pursuing your happiness is worth the arduousness, the struggle, the inconveniences, and the trolls. Treat all adversity and every challenge like it’s a buzzer beater shot. Welcome it. Embrace it. Step up.

Enjoy!

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Mar 28, 2018
Persevering through Failure with Melissa Arnot Reid
01:37:41

Melissa Arnot Reid is a mountain guide, speaker, and founder of the nonprofit organization, The Juniper Fund. She was the first American woman to summit and descent Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and also holds the record for summiting the tallest peak in the world more times than any other western woman with a total of 6 ascents. She’s a certifiable bone crushing badass with a lot of life experience to share from her years of sacrificing for her passions.  

In this episode, you’ll learn that it wasn’t the final, most strenuous 250 feet of summiting Everest that got Melissa to be the first female to summit and descent the highest peak in the world without supplemental oxygen. It was every single step since the first mountain she had ever stepped on that got her there. The key to summiting Everest is taking small steps towards your bigger goals. If you liked that metaphor, brace yourself for another 942 of them that will help you be bold, find what calls you, and dig deep to make it all happen.

In this episode,

* You don’t have to see the summit to make the first step. You don’t even have to know what the summit looks like.

* If you’re asking yourself if what you’re doing is your passion, then it isn’t.

* Let yourself grow and change as a person as you have new experiences and learn more about yourself. Failure is a good thing and it makes life exciting!

Enjoy!

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Mar 14, 2018
Go Against the Grain with David Heinemeier Hansson
01:21:50

David Heinemeier Hansson is a programmer, writer, and entrepreneur. He changed the future of technology with Ruby on Rails, has influenced the way businesses are being built and run with his books; Getting Real, Rework, and Remote; Office Not Required, and has helped many businesses (including my own photo studio) stay organized and productive with the integrated project management solution, Basecamp.

David is passionate about finding alternative ways to do things. He loves looking at the status quo, ripping it apart and putting back together only the elements that make the most sense. In our conversation, David helps budding entrepreneurs cross the bridge from wantrepreneur to taking first steps as well as offers some animated anecdotes and mind shifts for how to make your existing businesses and teams ultra productive, passionate, and value driven.

In today's episode,

* If you want to build a successful business, try integrating existing ideas and tools rather than creating a new standalone tool.

* You don’t have to be a genius, nor do you have to outwork everyone to be an entrepreneur. You can build a profitable business starting with 10 hours a week and existing business models.

* Take control of the things that you decide are important and make sense to you. Whether you’re on your own or a manager of a team, it’s critical to assess how you’re most productive and happiest when creating the structure of your work-life.

Enjoy!

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Mar 07, 2018
Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman
01:21:17

Eugene Mirman is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer. You’ve heard his voice as “Gene” from Bob’s Burgers, seen his face on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Flight of the Conchords and recently found his podcast on Audible, Hold On.

From the outside, Eugene has lived what we may think of as the typical struggling comedian’s career. It took him six years of failing before got a bit of traction. Most people quit well before the 6 year mark. How did he persevere through those years of struggle? He never considered not being a comedian. He didn’t give himself a backup plan. He made the conscious decision to keep trying new things until things started to stick. Eugene is a living lesson of perseverance and tenacity, and his mindset is one that will help you thrive long term, regardless of what you’re creating. Listen to this episode if you want to laugh while getting a schooling on how to make sacrifices that pay off.

In this episode:

* If you have a skill, service, or product that serves someone’s need, your audience is out there looking for you as hard as you are looking for them.

* No one is stopping you from making the thing that you want to make. Go make it and then find 5 ways to get that thing out there. Then do it again.

* Focus on your one big goal and work on it every day. It’s a long slow grind, but if you stick with it for 10 to 15 years, Eugene is betting that you’ll be a success.

Enjoy!

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Feb 28, 2018
Create Work That Lasts with Todd Henry
01:10:43

Todd Henry is a creator for creators. He makes tools and resources that help creatives succeed, personally and professionally. His four books, The Accidental Creative, Louder Than Words, Die Empty, and his newest Herding Tigers, cover all angles of succeeding as a creative; from finding your voice, to being creative on demand, to managing teams of creatives. He’s an arms dealer for the creative revolution.

Whether you’re just starting a project and aren’t sure how to structure your days, weeks, and deliverables or you manage an entire team of creatives, Todd shares insights, tools, and tactics on how to ensure you cross the finish line being proud of the body of work you created.

In today's episode,

* If you want to be a creative who is prolific for years to come, then creating habits that prioritize your longevity as a creator is mission critical.

* We are bad at judging our own work, so it’s important to surround yourself with people who will speak the truth.

* You’ve got to be very intentional about planning your time and then acting on your plans if you’re going to pursue your own vision instead of someone else’s.

Enjoy!

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Feb 21, 2018
Ramit Sethi: Make More Money
01:29:48

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art than the New York Times bestselling author, Ramit Sethi. He’s a business savant, mindset master, habit king, and money maker.


Ramit is a regular on the show by now, and this episode is the first one we did together. It was such a hit and I still get so much positive feedback on how powerful his advice is that we had to share it with you on the podcast. Our conversation is packed full of both mindset shifts as well as tried and true tactical advice so you can earn more money. And we’re not talking nickels more. We’re talking 10x more. Give it a listen and give the techniques a try.

In this episode:

* If you can learn to understand your client, find solutions they need, and communicate in their language, price becomes a triviality.  Show your future clients you’ve done the work by using “the briefcase technique.”

* We talk about negotiating. If you’re a freelancer, are you getting paid by the hour? We need to change that to value-based pay…

* Ramit shares how to, step by step, land your next pitch, freelance gig, double your rates, make more money.  I’ve always felt very competent in this world, but Ramit’s knowledge helped me drive a step change into my growth around the business of creativity.

Enjoy!

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Feb 14, 2018
Make Fear Your Friend (ft. Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, Neil Strauss)
13:35

We all have fear. The question is: Is fear holding you back?

In today's show, we're mixing it up with my friends Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, and Neil Strauss. We take a look back at how they think about fear, some strategies to deal with it, and how we can play through it.

In this episode,

  • Fear isn’t all bad. There's a healthy level of fear, and Daymond John shares how it's helped motivate him in business.  
  • My man Tim Ferriss talks what he does to deflate his biggest fears by imagining the “worst case scenario” 
  • The best way to overcome your fear is by risking failure. Every time you choose to get in the arena and battle your fear, you grow stronger and more confident.  As Neil Strauss says, “Uncertainty is a very confident place to be.”

Enjoy!

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Feb 07, 2018
The Secret to Success No One Talks About
26:13

You’re stuck. You’ve plateaued. You’re making great work but nobody is seeing it and you’re asking yourself “how do I get noticed?” How did the blowout successes of YouTube and Instagram get to their million+ followers? The answer: they created community.

Whether you're an individual, a hustler, an artist, a creator, an entrepreneur, or you represent a company, the fundamental principle is that making something great and promoting it is only 50% of the work, and that the other 50% (the community) is the part that makes the difference to ongoing and repeated success.

In today’s episode:

  • What building a community means.
  • Why building a community is the path to your success.
  • How to build your community. (step by step instructions)

Enjoy!

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Jan 24, 2018
Tame Your Distracted Mind with Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley
01:18:43

Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, speaker, entrepreneur, photographer, author… He’s a hyphen through and through. But what he’s obsessed with these days is using technology to retrain and improve the use of our human brains, using it even to treat ADHD and other mental conditions.

Now more than ever before the world is moving at a pace faster than our 2 million year old brains can catch up. Adam says that as a species our brains aren’t evolving quickly enough so we’re experiencing a cognition crisis and the fallout of this crisis are attention deficit disorders. Through the application of treatments involving video games and mindfulness practices, we can not only be more productive in our life, but also feel more fulfilled in our lives. We talk about how to build our minds to increase our attention, expand our perception, improve our decision making, and better regulate our emotions.

In today’s episode:

  • The brain is a muscle - it’s trainable.
  • We may soon be entering a time where doctors prescribe digital medicine - video games as medication for ADHD. Even if you don’t have ADHD or another attention deficit disorder, you can still benefit from training your brain.
  • You can use monotasking and mindfulness to fight anxiety and be more productive.
  • The world needs wisdom. Part of the wisdom is the development of our intuition and internal awareness. It’s the foundation of how we approach all things and each other.

Enjoy!

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Jan 17, 2018
Austin Kleon: Why Great Artists Steal
01:24:13

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the best selling author of three illustrated books; Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like An Artist, and Show Your Work. Using his own words and borrowed (stolen) words alike, Austin articulates better than anyone how to find your own style and vision and then what to do with your work. He’s been featured on NPR, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and this is quickly becoming a regular here on cjLIVE.

This interview is from a few years ago, but I’ve been itching to share it again because it still packs such a heavy punch. Austin, the quote factory, Kleon seems to have a quote that perfectly encapsulates every topic we touch on. We go from tip to toe on the creative process; how to draw inspiration for your work, how to hone your style while growing an audience, and how to ship your work.

In today’s episode:

  • Boring life = best art. Schedules, habits, daily routines make you more productive and more creative.
  • If you aren’t sharing your work, you’re missing out on half of the artistic experience. The person who experiences your art is just as important as you are in the process. Sharing your work is also a tool to attract more people who are interested in what you’re interested in.
  • Side projects and hobbies are critical components in defining what your next best work will be.

Enjoy!

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Jan 10, 2018
Daymond John: Why Grit, Persistence, and Hard Work Matter
01:11:05

Daymond John is the CEO and founder of the iconic lifestyle brand, FUBU, which he started by selling handmade hats on the street and went on to have more than $6 billion in sales. You’ve seen him as the “snake in the grass” star on ABC’s Shark Tank, which is currently in its tenth season of filming. He released his first NY Times best selling book, Power of Broke, in 2016, and is just about to drop his second, Rise and Grind.

This is Daymond’s second time bringing his buttery soft hands and understated wisdom on the show and somehow we had even more fun than last time. Between jokes and anecdotes, Daymond drops some serious wisdom on how to keep your goals, habits, and pursuit of your dream life simple and effective.

In today’s episode:

  • While writing Rise and Grind, Daymond found some killer recurring themes for living your most productive and best life. Most of them you’ve heard on the show before- meditation, importance of sleep, exercise- but he drops some new shared habits and techniques on prioritization and goal setting.
  • Entrepreneurship is simple. It’s just figuring out each roadblock, each problem, one at a time and not getting comfortable with it.
  • If you can’t answer why you want the success that you claim to, you probably won’t have the fortitude to keep going when the going gets tough. There’s power in defining exactly why you want the things you do, and revisiting your goals regularly to make sure you still want them.

Enjoy!

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Jan 03, 2018
7 Habits to Unlocking Your Big Dreams
23:41

December is generally a slow time- a lot of businesses shut down or slow down, people tend to spend time with family and loved ones, and it’s traditionally a time that offers us time and space. I love using this time of year and the traits that it bears to its full advantage to slow down, strategize, and synthesize my intentions. Whether it’s end of the year, beginning of a year, or the cusp of any time in your life, we unwrap the mindset of dreaming big, setting goals, and taking action.

In today’s episode,

  • Declaring your intention for yourself and where you want to go should be one of your first steps in setting your goals. Verbalizing your intentions is a signal to the universe that you’re ready to take the necessary action.
  • How to use a playbook to creatively attack your goals and turn your intentions into actions. I have 7 habits that I use to feed my creativity. Use my playbook or start your own.
  • Making your goals specific and quantifiable and then tracking them is incredibly important if you want to succeed in achieving them. There’s power in specificity; “I want to get my business off the ground” vs “I want to have 4 new clients by March 1st, 2018”.
Dec 27, 2017
On Stage with Gary Vaynerchuk at PhotoPlus
58:07

Gary Vaynerchuk and I gave a co-keynote in NYC at Photo Plus Expo. My background is as a creator turned entrepreneur, and Gary’s a born entrepreneur and then realized that creativity was how he was going to take his business to the next level. Unsurprisingly, we both ended up in roughly the same space.

Instead of delivering a keynote that showed my own pictures or videos or stories like I’ve done at Photo Plus in the past, we decided to co-host a Q&A and answer 3 audience members’ biggest current struggles. I’ve been getting a ton of great feedback on the Q&A style keynotes I’ve been doing, so I’m pumped to share another one with you.

In today's episode,

  • Jason has a growing portrait business in Chicago, but seems to have plateaued on the money that he’s able to make using his current strategies. We let him leave the stage only after offering a new blueprint for how to set his prices to make the kind of money he dreams of.
  • Niki has been hustling like crazy shooting volume to grow her brand, but now she’s getting antsy not making money even though she’s so busy. She seemed to know all the answers before asking, but needed to hear from us. Patience and the power of intention will take you as far as you want to go if you’re willing to stay in the game long enough.
  • Richard has been grinding at his podcast for 11 years, trying to make enough money to support his craft. We find that with all the experience that he has, he’s certainly got options, but hasn’t gotten creative enough about his strategy.

Enjoy!

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Dec 20, 2017
How to Launch Your Next Project /w Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover
01:15:40

Ryan Hoover is most notably known as the founder of the website that brings you all the world’s newest products and technologies, Product Hunt. He’s also a writer and founder of his new VC firm, Weekend Fund which he admits he started because he’s constantly chasing the warm fuzzy feelings he gets from helping other people. Some call him Silicon Valley’s “resident nice guy” and it won’t take you long to figure out why.

Ryan sees more product launches than perhaps anyone else in the world and knows how to do it well and how to do it poorly. He shares his insights for his path of launching (and continuing to launch) Product Hunt and what he notices in the 100’s of launches that make it to his virtual doorstep, daily.

In today's episode,

  • If you want to start something and stick with it for the long haul, scratch your own itch. Product Hunt was built out of Ryan’s own curiosity and drive to share new products with his friends.
  • Building community>building products. Successful products are rarely built in a dark dungeon and then released to the world, perfect and ready to go viral. Before you launch anything, it’s crucial to build a community of people who care about what you’re building and seek their feedback every step of the way.
  • You’re one decision away from an entirely different life. We talk about how to resist the urge to take the easy route and make a path to living a life that you want to live.

Enjoy!

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Dec 13, 2017
Overcoming Self-Doubt, Anxiety, and Depression
34:16

By popular demand, this week’s show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative).

In this episode:

  • Joe wants to know how to overcome ego and self-doubt. I borrow from some powerful tools from Tony Robbins, Debbie Millman, and Brené Brown that creates a framework on how to program the brain to work for you.

  • Winston asks about how to create when severe depression degrades motivation and energy. If you’re experiencing depression, a medical professional is always suggested to better understand what’s happening. I’ve personal experienced levels of depression and I share my habits and mindset that has helped me to keep deep lulls from my mental and physical state.

  • Issac lives in a place where his passion isn’t abundant. I discuss some strategies to get started where you are, and finding/connecting to the community.

  • Jon wants to know the when, how, and why of connecting with an agent or manager. 

Enjoy!

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Dec 07, 2017
Richard Branson: Lessons in Business and Life
50:05

If there’s anyone qualified to lay out the blueprint for dreaming big, living life on your own terms and turning your passions into your career, it’s the iconic Sir Richard Branson. He’s fearlessly and boldly disrupted one industry after another as the founder of the Virgin Group, from publishing to airlines to creating Virgin Galactic (the world’s first commercial spaceliner), building an empire of more than 100 companies and 60,000 employees in over 50 countries.

Drawing threads from his new book, Finding My Virginity, we talk about some of his recent projects as well as the steps he took to get from one stepping stone to the next. Sit down with Sir Richard and I as he uses stories to break down prioritizing your life, setting goals, and how to choose what to pursue.

In today's episode,

  • It’s time to spin the nasty term “dyslexia” into a positive; let’s start calling it “alternative thinker.” Richard actually credits his alternative thinking to shape him into a master delegator, a skill that he credits much of his success to.
  • The recipe for a successful business boils down to this: spend lots of time on the things you care about, pay attention to what annoys you about how others are doing things, find a way to do it better.
  • The best leaders treat those they lead like family.

Enjoy!

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Nov 30, 2017
Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life /w Glennon Doyle
01:32:57

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery an online community reaching millions each week, and Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised seven million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.

Prepare your ears for a healthy dose of honesty, as that’s what Glennon does best. She says things that others aren’t comfortable saying and does what she believes is true and beautiful, even under threat of career suicide. We talk about how perseverance, integrity and trust in her community made her a ten year overnight success and I know there’s some nuggets in here that’ll help you as you mine for the gold of life.

In today’s episode:

  • Glennon started writing every day. First to her friends, then on her blog. She talks about getting up at 4 am to write in her closet and hitting publish every day by 6. So many takeaways and about sharing before you have time to judge your work (and thusly not release it) and making creativity a habit.
  • Glennon has this saying I love, “And both”. This idea that life is not black and white. She says … Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. It’s Brutiful. Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. If you reject the brutal, you’re rejecting the beauty, too.
  • We talk about technology and social media and our constant need to check our phones. She tells the story of her son (also named Chase) and how he’s always on his phone, which she fears will prevent him from finding his interests. It’s a conversation I think so many of us are having, and refreshing to hear her take on it.

Enjoy!

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Nov 22, 2017
Get Un-stuck And Make Real Money
01:11:42

In speaking with people all over the world, I’ve found hearing other people’s struggles is a fascinating way to helping ourselves breakthrough. This week’s episode is my keynote from CreativeLive’s PhotoWeek. On stage, I sit down with four brave volunteers to discuss some of their biggest pain points, fears, and blind spots blocking us from living, and working toward our dreams.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Defining your dream. Many creatives haven’t defined what they actually want. If you don’t know what you want it will be hard for you to get it.
  • Understanding your why. When the going gets tough, and it will, your WHY is what will separate you from those who don’t want it as bad as you.
  • I share some tactical steps to building a client base and portfolio that supports the work you want to be hired for.

Enjoy!

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Nov 09, 2017
Ryan Holiday: How to Create Work That Lasts
01:24:21

Ryan Holiday is an author and media strategist. His career in marketing started at age 19, where he dropped out of college to work with Robert Green. He soon found his way as the director of marketing for American Apparel, then went on to start his own creative agency, Brass Check, who advises the likes of Google, Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins. He’s quite the writer, making the New York Times bestseller list with multiple of the 6 books he’s released in the last 5 years.

Ryan is a master marketer and what you’ll find at the core of his marketing principles are his personal principles. He applies a Stoic philosophy to everything he does and this episode is overflowing with philosophies, self directed questions, and stories that has helped him make work that stands the test of time, and will help you do the same.

In today's episode we discuss:

  • Good marketing isn’t taking pictures or writing copy that sell shoes anymore. It’s just as much about making work that starts a discussion.
  • You’re going to get a little crash course on Stoic philosophy and how to use your own mindset to propel your creative endeavors in three simple but challenging steps. Control your perception, take action, and look forward to the transformation that hardship brings.
  • The two questions you should be asking yourself before starting any creative project are “who is this for?” and “what does this do for them?” If you think long term about the impact that you want to make, it will help you persevere when the going gets tough.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

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Nov 08, 2017
Mel Robbins: 5 Seconds To Change Your Life
01:19:52

Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world, an American on-air CNN commentator and television host, contributing editor for Success magazine and author of The 5-Second Rule. Her TED Talk around the 5-second Rule is a simple framework to turn inaction into action and has garnered over 10 million views.

What I love about Mel is her hard-hitting, no bullshit real talk. You won’t get any sugar coating here. She calls herself the fucked up friend that figured things out and has become wise. Now, she doesn’t want us to make the same mistakes she did. She’s done the hard work and the research, science of habit, science of confidence, the way self-doubt works. She’s on a mission to share everything she’s learned.

In this episode:

  • We talk a lot about anxiety. Mel says she was born a worrier, and around age 21, the panic attacks started becoming paralyzing. Not everyone has dealt with depression and anxiety, but we’ve all had gone through hard times. And the open & thoughtful tools Mel shares are useful for everyone.
  • Mel says “you don’t have to think the way you have to think.” The basis of her book is the 5-second rule, which is taking the world by storm. There is a connection between our wellbeing and our thoughts. Mel and I go deep into her technique the 5-second rule to change habits.
  • We also get a sneak peek of a technique Mel is currently researching that works every time to help you find your passion, make choices, and audit your life. I cannot wait for you to hear it.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

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Nov 01, 2017
Breakthrough Anxiety + Stress Through Play /w Charlie Hoehn
01:13:22

Charlie Hoehn is the best-selling author of one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read, Play It Away, and just released his new beautiful book Play For A Living. He’s a marketing guru, who has helped the likes of Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and Gary V reach the #1 spot on major bestseller lists. He also brings the distilled wisdom of your favorite authors to you on his podcast, Author Hour Podcast.


This interview has been a long time coming. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve probably heard me mention Charlie’s book, Play It Away. It has certainly changed my life and it’s why PLAY is one of the 10 habits I do every day for a happy and more creative life. It was great to reconnect with Charlie and I can’t wait to hear how this episode inspires more play in your life.

In today’s episode:

  • The safe path seemed too risky for post-grad Charlie. He shares exactly how he got the attention of his dream employers after repeatedly failing with job boards and careerbuilder.com.
  • Play is an essential ingredient to life. You can go your whole life without psychologically needing to work, but your brain needs to play. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, try adding play to your life.
  • If you struggle with even knowing where to start playing, taking a look into your play history may help. What did you do for fun when you were a kid?

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

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Oct 26, 2017
Brené Brown: The Quest For True Belonging
01:34:50

Brené now holds the record for the most cjLIVE appearances, this being her third time on the show. She is a vulnerability and empathy expert and has one of the most watched TED Talks of all time on the subject and is the author of four New York Times best selling books, one of which, Daring Greatly, is my playbook for staying creative and true to myself. Her new book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, has come out at a time where we need it most with our world being as divisive and disconnected as it is, it’s giving us the tools and ideas to use our unique skills to help connect with each other.

Like in our past episodes, we quickly go deep in this conversation. Brené drops bombs about the importance of connection and how to use your art and creativity to get there. We talk about power of paradox and you need to look no further than the paradox of her no bullshit Texan way of communicating her vulnerabilities as a paradox in itself. It was so refreshing to break down boundaries with Brené again after a year- hope you enjoy the interview as much as I do.

In today’s episode:

We talk about how divisive times are good breeding grounds for good art and how that art may be just what we need to form stronger connections between us. Art can save us.

Brené has such a unique way of talking about valuing your work. Have a strong back and a soft front. We talk about how to set boundaries around your worth and communicate that value without being a jerk.

Everything in this episode comes down to taking the reigns on your brain. You will learn about and tactics on how to use your intellect to your advantage, especially when your lizard brains wants to take over.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

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Oct 18, 2017
Real Artists Don't Starve /w Jeff Goins
01:24:22

Jeff, like many of us, has had a winding path to his art. He’s a best-selling author of FIVE books including The Art of Work and his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve. As a youth, he never claimed being a writer, but it was always something that lingered in the back of his mind. From joining a band to lingering at a comfortable job, he was just waiting for his mid-life crisis to push him into gear and start taking action.

Our conversation is chock full of actionable, tangible, you-can-and-should-do-them nuggets about how to go from starving to thriving as an artist. Perhaps the biggest nugget revolves around something I’ve been suggesting to you for years- don’t quit your day job while pursuing your side hustle. Keep your side hustle where it belongs, on the side, until it has enough traction to support you.

Today on the podcast,

  • We go back into Jeff’s journey and unpack the curiosity, intuition, soul-searching, and grit to travel a winding road to his calling. There is no school or method to finding out who we are. Jeff drops some valuable tactical gems we can all use to find out way.
  • Jeff’s curiosity lead him to discover more stories of artists and entrepreneurs. What he heard was “I can’t do that, because there’s no money in that”. We talk a lot about the idea of a starving artist explore what has enabled artists who are killing it to overcome that mindset.
  • There’s no such thing as a solitary genius. We talk about how to use community and network to build collaborative partnerships that elevates your work.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

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Oct 12, 2017
Habits For Ultra-Productivity w/ Jessica Hische
01:02:08

Jessica is a lettering artist, entrepreneur, designer, speaker and author who’s worked with clients like Penguin Books and Wes Anderson and recently published a book called “In Progress” which is an incredibly detailed look at her process from sketch to final deliverables - definitely a must-read for any of you lettering fanatics out there. She’s also got this amazing library of side projects like Daily Drop Cap (exactly what it sounds like), a site called Don’t Fear The Internet which teaches HTML and CSS to designers, ShouldIWorkForFree.com - a flow chart which answers that exact question - and literally 10 more. Insanely prolific.

Today on the podcast,

* Some rarely-discussed characteristics and strengths of creatives

* Why constraints are a creative’s best friend.

*The habits that make her as ultra-productive as she is - my favorite is her concept of “admin Mondays”

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast

It's also brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Oct 04, 2017
Are You Leaving Money On The Table?
22:07

Today's podcast is inspired by a question I received on Twitter about setting rates. The question was: "How do you figure out what a person CAN charge for commercial photography in their industry?"

In this episode, I talk about:

  • So many of us are terrible about asking for money for our work. Luckily, positioning, negotiating, and pricing are all skills. I provide some resources as well as some hard earned truths about pricing your work.
  • How the alchemy to pricing your work is a balance of what people expect and what someone is willing to pay for your work. 
  • The value of your work must also consider the impact it will have on the ability to change a brand, sell product, or solve a problem

Enjoy!

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Sep 27, 2017
How Bad Do You Want It?
29:48

By popular demand, this week's show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative). In this episode:

  • Megan recently started a day job she loves, but is starting to feel disconnected from her side hustle. I give her some pointers on balancing both, and some ways she can flip the script.
  • Natasha is a published photog looking to get her work in bigger publications. I give her the blueprint that can be used to get published, hired, or noticed. 
  • I talk with Xavier, who wants to get started in concert photography. If you're looking to jump into any new industry, here's how to start.
  • Tommy, is a working photographer growing his business. He's excited to have paying clients who are covering the bills but wants to get new clients for an area of photography he's particularly passionate in. 

If you like what you hear, subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss an episode, and if you want to have YOUR question answered, just call me at +1-802-962-4357 and leave your question at the beep.

Enjoy!

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Sep 20, 2017
Using Constraints to Fuel Your Best Work Ever /w Scott Belsky
01:27:46

Scott Belsky is one of those guests where I couldn’t possibly do justice to their resume - but here’s the short version: He’s currently the Executive Chairmen of the professional referral platform Prefer, was the founder of Behance, the creative portfolio platform that I’m sure many of you use, VP at Adobe, and author of the bestselling book “Making Ideas Happen.” I’m leaving out a ton - such as his time at Goldman Sachs, Benchmark, and as an early investor in Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope among others - but you get the idea - incredibly accomplished entrepreneur and passionate advocate for creativity.

Today on the podcast,

* He has an amazing term called “the messy middle,” which essentially refers to all the stuff between the start of a company and the flashy exit or spectacular failure 


* He is also militant about the critical importance of, well, doing shit - of focusing on execution over plans or ideas


* We also riff on the value of focus and prioritizing, another common weak point for creators and entrepreneurs

Enjoy!

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Sep 13, 2017
Airbnb's Joe Gebbia: The Intersection of Art & Business
01:27:08

Joe is best known as the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Airbnb, a company you’ve probably heard about once or twice - valued at $31 billion at the moment (yep - that’s billion with a B). But this isn’t his first rodeo – he’s been a passionate advocate of design and an entrepreneur since his childhood, channeling that passion into everything from his college side hustle of selling his specially seat cushions for the uncomfortable stools in his art classes to various earlier online businesses, designing a furniture line called Neighborhood, and his current project, Samara, Airbnb's internal design studio.

Today on the podcast,

* The role of sports in Joe’s life and how in many ways they paved the way for his path as an artist and entrepreneur - I absolutely love this part of the conversation because it so closely mirrors my own path, growing up as an artist living in the body of a jock
 * So many of Joe’s biggest moments have come from doing what I call “the other 50%” - for example how he met Brian Chesky, the co-founder of Airbnb by starting his college basketball team
* We talk so much about pushing past “no.”

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Freshbooks - sign up for your free trial at http://freshbooks.com/chase

It's also brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Sep 06, 2017
Reid Hoffman: Build A World-Changing Business
01:26:24

 Reid Hoffman is one of the most successful and respected entrepreneurs and investors of all time, first serving as the COO of PayPal then founding LinkedIn which was sold to Microsoft - where he is now on the board - for $26 billion. As a VC partner at Greylock he’s invested in countless other top companies including Airbnb, Flickr, Digg and CreativeLive among many others. He’s also the author of the brilliant book “The Alliance,” works with several non-profits like Kiva, Open AI and Quest Bridge and hosts the incredible new podcast “Masters Of Scale” which has welcomed guests like Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Brian Chesky and Reed Hastings.

Today on the podcast,

* Reid shares some context on why he's so excited about Masters Of Scale

* We talk about our shared background in philosophy and why it’s been such a valuable tool for us

* He gets into some of the classic mistakes he’s seen leaders make, specifically the idea that as the company grows, the game you’re playing also changes

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 30, 2017
How Design Drives The World's Best Companies w/ Robert Brunner
01:12:09

My guest today is Robert Brunner. If you look up “badass industrial designer” in the dictionary, the first thing you’re going to see is his picture. He’s the co-founder + partner of Ammunition Design Group, one of the top industrial design agencies in the world with clients including Lyft, Adobe, Microsoft, AIGA, and so many more. He lead the design of the widely popular Beats brand and built the design practice at Apple - he’s actually the guy who hired the legendary Jony Ive, now Apple’s Chief Design Officer - and he’s a former partner at the legendary firm Pentagram and co-founder of Lunar Design, one of the firms who put design on the map in the Bay Area back in the 80s and 90s.

Today on the podcast,

*  Why he was so effective at getting top business leaders to understand and respect design

Why the magic ingredient for a successful creative career is soft skills

* Some super insightful tips on how to build and develop a world-class design team

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Freshbooks - sign up for your free trial at http://freshbooks.com/chase

It's also brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 23, 2017
Why Creativity Is The Key To Leadership w/ Sen. Cory Booker
01:00:00

Cory Booker is one of those most compelling and dynamic voices in American politics: the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the subject of the 2005 documentary “Street Fight” that chronicles his initial 2002 bid for mayor, and he’s particularly engaged on the topic of education reform - a subject that’s near and dear to my own heart. He’s also an incredibly candid and open personality who’s willing to share many things that those in his position typically haven’t - which is not only refreshing but ultimately makes him that much more effective as a leader.

Today on the podcast,

Sen Booker is incredibly good at getting eyeballs on the causes he advocates for, and he gets into the tactics he uses

* He talks very openly about the times he’s fallen short and even outright failed - and how we turned those into valuable learning experiences. 

* The techniques Sen Booker he uses to take control during those inevitable moments where we get overwhelmed and feel our emotions getting away from us

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Freshbooks - sign up for your free trial at http://freshbooks.com/chase

It's also brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 16, 2017
The Things All Creators Must Know + Believe
13:03

One of my most popular, widely shared, and (so I'm told) most impactful blog posts is one I did a few years back called "The 10 Things All Creatives (That's You) Must Know," a collection of hard-won lessons I've learned from my 20+ years in the trenches as a creator. And although it's a few years old I feel more confident than ever about the timeless value of these lessons -- and so this week on the podcast I'm bringing you an audio version of that blog post. Here's a sneak preview of what you can look forward to:

* Experts aren’t the answer.
* Clients cannot tell you what they need.
* Don’t aim for ‘better’, aim for ‘different’.
* Big challenges create the best work.
* Aesthetic sensibilities actually matter.
* Simple is good.
* Make mistakes, learn quickly.
* “Value” is different from “price.”
* A-Gamers work with A-Gamers.
* Real artists create.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Freshbooks - sign up for your free trial at http://freshbooks.com/chase

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Aug 09, 2017
How To Get New Clients (And Keep Them)
28:37

By popular demand, this week's show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative). In this episode:

* I give Rod some pointers on what to do when a photo shoot isn't going as planned, with some larger lessons on how to build powerful, lasting relationships with clients

* Jay from the Unthinkable podcast is looking to take his show to the next level, and I give him my candid take on what it's gonna take (spoiler warning: stamina)

* I talk with Caleb, a successful commercial photographer who wants to grow his client base outside of his home town - my advice for him is straightforward but guaranteed to work ;)

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Aug 02, 2017
How To Change The Lives Of Millions w/ Scott Harrison
01:23:21

Scott is the founder of charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries - you may have heard me mention them before, and that’s because I’m deeply passionate about their cause and a huge admirer of what Scott’s done as the founder of the org. In less than a decade, their community has raised over $250 million to fund 22,000+ projects that have brought clean water to more than 7 million people around the world.

For those who want to support charity: water, you can join The Spring here, or pledge your birthday here.

Today on the podcast,

* Scott's AMAZING life story- how he turned his back on his career as one of NYC's best club promoters to found cw
* He unpacks several of cw’s signature campaigns like their “donate your birthday” initiative
* The moment he realized that his identity as a human was inexorably tied to the performance of his company + how he dealt with it

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Jul 26, 2017
How To Build A Media Juggernaut w/ Piera Gelardi
01:27:35

Piera Gelardi is the co-founder of Refinery29, one of the most important and influential lifestyle editorial companies on the internet with millions of visitors a day from just about every corner of the planet. It’s one of those classic entrepreneur stories, starting with a few friends in a cramped makeshift office who had a ton of passion but not a lot of experience - they’ve had some ups and downs, made some pivots, but here they are - they’re still standing, stronger than ever, and they’ve unquestionably made their mark on our culture with a voice that’s distinctly different from that of mainstream fashion - one built on diversity, inclusion and community that’s struck a chord with millennials.

Today on the podcast,

She talks about how the vision and voice for R29 is literally in her DNA

* The specific blueprint she used to transition from a full time day job to R29

* The actionable tactics and ideas she’s taken away from scaling the company from 4 to now over 500 people

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 19, 2017
Why Creativity Is About To Radically Transform The World
29:08

Today I’m bringing you the audio version of a talk I gave at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam earlier this year on a topic that’s top of mind for many of us, which is the rise of AI and automation and the implications it may have for our careers - whether you’re a truck driver or a radiologist or a graphic designer, you’ve probably had a moment in the past year or two where you saw a news piece and asked yourself - “whoa - is a computer or a robot gonna put me out of a job?” If so, you're far from alone - but my hope is that by the end of this talk, you’ll be as optimistic about the future as I am.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 12, 2017
How To Cut Through The Noise + Get Noticed
24:07

As you may have seen, I have a new YouTube show called The Daily Creative where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative - think of it as Loveline for creators. It’s full of super tactical stuff that you’ll be able to apply to your own life, and I absolutely love doing it. Many of you have asked for an audio version, and you know that I am always at your service - so here it is - a handful of some of the most popular questions from The Daily Creative.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 05, 2017
Transform Your Consciousness w/ Jason Silva
01:14:05

If you’re familiar with Jason then you know he’s an incredibly unique human. And if you’re not, then I'll do my best-- but you really just need to check out his work. He’s a brilliant and insanely insightful creator whose work sits at the intersection of philosophy, personal development and film much like my own work. You may know him as the host of Nat Geo’s “Brain Games,” from his short film series “Shots Of Awe” or his latest show “Origins” which is in its debut season. It’s really tough to put a label on his work, so instead of trying I’m simply going to echo his words - he calls them “espresso shots of philosophy” and while that’s a bit of a mouthful it’s also a very accurate characterization.

Today on the podcast,

We talk about how Jason got his start on Al Gore’s cable channel Current TV

* He explains why the "one man band" approach is the best way for him to work and how technology has made that possible for an entire generation of creators

* In the tail end of this episode we get into a bunch of heady, somewhat esoteric stuff that you will absolutely love if you’re a fan of Jason’s YouTube stuff - everything from transhumanism to psychedelics to metaphysics

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jun 28, 2017
The Formula For Peak Performance w/ Steven Kotler
01:07:03

Steven is an entrepreneur and writer whose work has appeared in just about every publication you can think of-- New York Times, Forbes, Wired, TIME, you name it and was nominated for a Pultizer for his book “A Small Furry Prayer. I wanted to have Steven on here because he has a very unique focus in his latest book “Stealing Fire”: understanding peak human performance -- not in an abstract sense, but the specific mechanisms that make people like world-class athletes, Navy SEALs, and entrepreneurs able to do the incredible things they do and more importantly, how that formula can be reverse-engineered and applied to YOUR life.

Today on the podcast,

* We get deep into one of Steven’s signature themes which is “flow:” the optimal state of consciousness where we feel + perform our best 

* Why mindfulness is a super important part of all this-- Steven says that many of us live in a constant state of mild fight or flight that overtaxes our nervous system

* The implications of all this specifically for creatives - what Steven learned from studying ravers, CEOs, SEALs is actually directly applicable to us

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jun 21, 2017
How What You Buy Can Change The World w/ Leila Janah
01:10:35

Leila Janah is a human dynamo and one of the most exciting voices in the world of social entrepreneurship. After starting her career in management consulting, she quit to pursue her passions full time and has founded TWO companies. The first is Samasource, a non-profit that lifts people out of poverty via hiring them to do data work - and their clients now include the likes of Walmart, eBay, Google. And more recently she started LXMI a luxury skincare brand that sources rare ingredients from poor countries and thereby helps lift women out of poverty. Oh - and in case she didn’t have enough on her plate she’s also the author of the forthcoming book Give Work, the thesis of which is that giving work is the most powerful solution for ending global poverty.

Today on the podcast,

She tells the story of sending Reid Hoffman a message on LinkedIn (which he replied to)

* Why it’s limiting and ultimately a non-solution to operate from the idea that handouts are the answer to poverty - why “giving work” is the real answer

* The power of surrounding yourself with the right people

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Jun 14, 2017
Overcome Fear & Self-Doubt w/ W. Kamau Bell
52:46

W. Kamau Bell is a veteran standup comedian, the creator and star of the hit CNN show “United Shades Of America” which is kicking off its 2nd season, host of a couple podcasts, one of which has probably the best title of any podcast ever - “Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period” - and author of a bestselling book among many other things he’s been part of over the course of his career. The word prolific does not even begin to describe this man.

Today on the podcast,

How he went from his humble beginnings doing open mics in coffee shops and bars to getting his first TV show

* He shares some super candid stuff about how despite appearing unflappable, on the inside - as he says - “it’s all flaps.” 

* You’ve probably heard me talk about the idea of “create the work you want to be paid to create,” and Kamau has an amazing story about how he applied that exact idea

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jun 07, 2017
Build A Life You Love w/ Chris Guillebeau
01:29:44

Chris Guillebeau is an author and entrepreneur - you may know him from his bestselling books like “The Art Of Noncomformity” and “The $100 Startup” or his popular essay "A Brief Guide To World Domination." He’s also a prolific blogger and the brains behind the Worldwide Domination Summit. This interview is from a few years back, but I wanted to bring it back because Chris - along with Tim Ferriss and a few others - was among the first wave of people who pioneered the path that I’ve heard so many of you say that you want to be one.

Today on the podcast,

We talk a lot about an idea that’s really at the core of this show, which is that the answers to all of this are inside you.

* We also get into the post-success comedown. If you’ve ever had a big win you know what I’m talking about.

* Another big theme in this show is potential - how to understand your potential, what to do with that energy, and the power of living up to your potential.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

May 31, 2017
The Unfiltered Truth About Entrepreneurship w/ Adam Braun
01:27:35

Adam Braun is an author and entrepreneur who you may know from his work with Pencils of Promise, an organization that creates schools and other projects that bring education to underserved populations living in rural poverty. He’s also the author of the book “The Promise Of A Pencil” and more recently the founder of a super exciting education startup called MissionU whose model is 1 year of intense, skill-based education with NO upfront tuition - instead, you give them a percentage of your income once you land that sweet job.

Today on the podcast,

Why he walked away from a career in management consulting to dedicate himself to his passion of giving the rural poor access to education via Pencils Of Promise

* We get into a topic I’ve been touching on a lot lately which is balance. As a new father and entrepreneur this is a big challenge for Adam and he speaks very candidly about the real tradeoffs he has to make between his company, his family and his health

* On that note, he also shares some of the habits and hacks he’s developed such as his journaling routine and practice of putting his phone in airplane mode in another room before going to bed

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

May 24, 2017
Build + Sustain A Career Doing What You Love w/ James Mercer of The Shins
57:23

James is the founder + driving force behind indie rock icons The Shins and partner in the new collage app Pasted. With over 20 years in the game, he’s seen just about every facet of the music business – from tiny shows at dives bars to Billboard top 10 albums on major labels – and as you can imagine he’s learned a thing or two along the way.

Today on the podcast,

* Longevity and stamina. How do you stay motivated and inspired after success and hardship, the industry, dealing with the “what’s next” feeling and post-achievement comedown?

* The artist-as-entrepreneur paradigm. Whether they like it or not, all artists are also entrepreneurs. What does “entrepreneur” mean to James?

* Collaboration: How do you have co-creators? (eg. his Broken Bells collaboration with Danger Mouse). How do you develop the soft skills to the business? When do you compromise on creative differences and when do you decide to cut ties?

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

May 17, 2017
Secret acoustic show from James Mercer of The Shins
30:48

After our interview, James sat down to play an intimate acoustic set for the lucky folks in our audience - and for those who couldn't make it, we've got it here on the podcast :)

May 17, 2017
Sell Yourself Without Selling Out with Marc Ecko
01:29:12

Marc is a creative entrepreneur who’s probably best known as the founder of the apparel brand Ecko, which began in his parents’ garage and eventually grew into the largest brand in streetwear with a global footprint and over $1 billion in revenue. He’s also the author of Untitled: Selling Yourself Without Selling Out - the book we discuss in this episode - the creator of a video game called “Getting Up” and the founder of Complex Media.

Today on the podcast,

Some super-actionable tactics for promoting your work - one that I really love is Marc’s concept of a “swag bomb,” which is a package that you deliver to someone to get their attention- for example when he’d send some Ecko gear to rappers.

* Why the biggest barrier to success is - for most people - a self-imposed one: fear. Specifically, the fear of public or peer ridicule.

* The power of humble beginnings. There’s this idea that you have to have best-in-class tools from the jump in order to get your start and frankly, that’s complete bs.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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May 10, 2017
How Design Can Supercharge Your Business with Yves Béhar
40:52

Yves is the founder of Fuseproject and one of the most influential industrial designers of our generation, having also lead teams at the iconic firms frog design and Lunar Design. His clients include Herman Miller, GE, Puma, Kodak, Samsung, Prada and a host of others, and pioneered the paradigm of designer/entrepreneur as the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of smart lock company August and CCO at Jawbone. He’s also a passionate advocate for sustainability and social good, contributing to a variety of projects like One Laptop Per Child, Ver Bien para Aprender Mejor and the SPRING Accelerator program.

Today on the podcast,

* He talks about how - contrary to what many think - the best way for designers to get a chance to have a seat at the table is to double down on their craft and become world-class at one thing

* We talk about how to turn off your brain when needed, quieting that relentless critical voice that all creators have

* And we also get into more detail on the evolution of design culture in the US- how companies like Apple and Target helped make designers more visible and more valued as core members of the team at the center of the business

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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May 03, 2017
Conquer Fear & Self-Doubt with Amanda Crew
01:35:44

Amanda Crew is an actress who’s best known for playing Monica on the hit HBO show “Silicon Valley,” which I absolutely love for skewering tech culture in a loving but deadly accurate way. If you haven’t seen the show please, please do yourself a favor and check it out - season 4 recently premiered on HBO. But her career goes back many years: she’s appeared in a ton of shows and movies like Smallville, Final Destination 3, Life As We Know It and much more.

Today on the podcast,

* Like almost everyone on my show, Amanda is a hyphen - she’s a passionate photographer, although it took her a while to give herself permission to be more than an actor - she talks about overcoming the social bias that you can be good at more than one thing

* She talks about the low point of her career a few years back when the recession and a writer’s strike hit at the same time one of her movies flopped and she didn’t work for nearly two years - and how rebuilding her career from scratch was actually the thing that made her believe in herself more than ever and conquer the imposter syndrome

* We also get into the phenomenon of dealing with “what’s next” - as an actor that’s a constant thing for her: wrap a season of the show and there’s the instant question of “ok so now what?” It’s not an easy one for many people to answer and she has some great thoughts on it that apply to any creator.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Apr 26, 2017
Become A Master Communicator w/ Vanessa Van Edwards
01:25:49

Vanessa Van Edwards bills herself as a “behavioral investigator” - what that means is that she is absolutely amazing at unpacking what makes people do the things they do and turning that into proven, actionable techniques for others to hone their own people skills. She’s written for publications like CNN, Fast Company and forbes and is the author of the brand new (and incredibly good) book “Captivate: The Science Of Succeeding With People.” You’ve heard me talk many times about the critical importance of soft skills in building a successful career as a creator, and Vanessa is THE authority on this mega-important topic.

Today on the podcast,

She talks about the difference between decoding and encoding emotional signals and how to apply that idea - for example, monitoring the micro-emotions that you are encoding with your body language and facial expressions (if you suffer from RBF this segment is for you!)

* Tons of amazing little hacks that will help you hone your people skills. As just one example that takes literally just a few seconds, when you see a closeup of someone’s face on tv, try making that same face - it will help develop your ability to feel empathy because you’ll find that you start feeling the same emotions that they’re feeling

* Vanessa is also a master negotiator, and gets into some ninja negotiating techniques. You’ve heard me say that you need to raise your rates and these are the specific tactics you should be using to do so - this is the kind of specific, tactical stuff that I love

 

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Apr 19, 2017
How iJustine Built Her Digital Empire
01:13:22

Justine Ezarik aka iJustine is one of the OG YouTube stars-- one of the very few people who have been on the platform for over a decade. You may remember her from her first big hit, her “300 page iPhone bill” video way back in 2007 or from literally streaming her entire life for 6 months, and since then she’s had several other hits that helped her build a huge following based off the kind of DIY hustle that I absolutely love-- for example her early videos were shot with a $400 point and shoot and a green rug from Ikea that served as her “green screen.” She’s one of the people who blazed the trail for the YouTubers and vloggers of today, and she’s parlayed that into a ton of opportunities outside YouTube including appearances on shows like Law & Order and Criminal Minds as well as being named by Time as one of the top 100 most influential people to 18-34 year olds.

Today on the podcast,

* She talks about how she got her start in her hometown of Pittsburgh-- she didn’t need to be in New York, LA or SF to make things happen, and neither do you. I love how she puts it: “be the best where you are, then move when you’ve outgrown it.”

* We riff on one of my favorite topics which is the idea that stamina wins, that the most important thing is just to keep grinding and over time the ups and downs will just be noise.

* She’s got a really great perspective on negative feedback. Any creator gets some, and the standard response is to ignore it. But here’s the thing -- as she says -- sometimes they’re right. Sometimes you should listen to it and adjust accordingly.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Apr 12, 2017
How To Get The Press + Public To Notice Your Work w/ Ryan Holiday
01:36:46

Ryan is an author, entrepreneur and one of the sharpest marketing minds out there. He got his start working for bestselling authors like Tucker Max and Robert Greene and has since worked with folks like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Evan Carmichael, and John Grisham among many others - and he’s written 5 books now including TWO last year: Ego Is The Enemy and The Daily Stoic. This episode was originally recorded back in 2012 when he was promoting “Trust Me I’m Lying,” which was his first book - releasing an audio version now as many of you have requested.

Today on the podcast,

* Why Ryan dropped out of college at 19 when he realized that he had better opportunities - specifically to go work for American Apparel, where he was Director of Marketing during the era in which they were on fire and really driving a huge part of youth culture

* He says “You are your own chief marketing officer” - a great way to capture something that only becomes more true with time, which is that creators have an imperative to PROMOTE their work in addition to MAKING the work. If you listened to my interview with Levar Burton a while back he talked a lot about this too.

* There’s also a ton of super practical, hands-on tactics on how you can get organic coverage of your work - for example how American Apparel got tons of blogs and magazines to run their ads, but not as ADS but as part of editorial content. This is something almost all creatives struggle with and ask me about, and we get deep into it.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Apr 05, 2017
How To Be A World-Class Creative Pro w/ Joe McNally
01:11:34

Joe McNally is one of the most accomplished photographers of his generation, with a list of achievements that I couldn’t possibly do justice to in this little intro. He’s one of the few people who have managed to be super successful in both journalism and commercial photography, and a few of the highlights of his insane career are working with clients including FedEx, Sony, GE, Adidas and Epson; working as LIFE Magazine’s only staff photographer; shooting cover stories for the likes of Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and Time among many many others; authoring three books on photography and creating several high-profile projects such as the incredibly powerful collection “Faces Of Ground Zero” honoring the first responders to the 9/11 attacks. 

Today on the podcast,

He talks about something a lot of people think or claim to possess but not so many actually do, which is tenacity. He has some great stories about being - as he says - “pitbull when he has a camera in his hands” and doing whatever it takes to get the shot

* We’ve talked about the vital role of failure many times on this show and I love what Joe has to say about it - about how his failure shooting a horse race early in his career is specifically what set him up for success later in his career on projects like shooting the launch of the space shuttle

* We get into something that’s very rarely discussed, which is the cost of being a super high achiever - some brutally honest discussion about the tradeoffs Joe’s made in his own career, such as the fact that traveling so much as a photographer meant that he missed a good chunk of his children’s formative years. Very real and raw stuff.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Mar 29, 2017
How To Stop Waiting And Start Doing w/ Roman Mars
50:15

Roman Mars is the host of the wildly popular design podcast “99% Invisible” and has been called “the Ira Glass of design.” With several hundred episodes in the can over its six years in existence, it’s covered everything from “Unsung Icons of Soviet Design” to Love Park’s place in skateboarding history to DIY space suits, all through the same lens of - as he says - “telling stories that make you notice and appreciate the world in a different way,” drawing attention to the world of design around us that is 99% invisible (hence the title of the show). He’s also the creator of the world’s most popular design-focused TED Talk and co-founder of the podcast collective Radiotopia.

Today on the podcast,

He says that “lack of success gives you a certain amount of freedom” - I love this because I see so many people stressing about the fact that they aren’t a household name yet - embrace it! This is your chance to try crazy, cool stuff - and if you mess it up then it doesn’t matter because nobody’s watching.

* We get into something I talked about recently on this show which is finding your personal style - he has a great way of putting it: try on as many things as possible until you find your voice.

* He gets into what he’s learned as the show has scaled and relies not just on him but on a team. This is tough for many creators who are super comfortable doing things alone and have to make a lot of adjustments once it becomes a team effort.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Mar 22, 2017
Scott Dadich: Gut, Heart, and Head Alignment
44:45

Scott Dadich is a designer, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He’s currently the co-CEO of Godfrey Dadich Partners, a design, content and strategy firm. Prior to that he worked at Conde Nast where he was the editor of Wired and helped Conde Nast build out their digital strategy including the tablet editions of their magazines (and if you remember when those came out, they were incredible products that were among the first things really felt tablet native). He’s also the creator of the amazing new Netflix series “Abstract: The Art Of Design”-- I’m sure a lot of you have already binge-watched it, and if you haven’t then do yourself a favor and check it out ASAP.

Today on the podcast,

We talk about why you should listen to your instincts or as he says, to the voice inside. He’s got a great term for this which is finding “gut/head alignment.” I’m a big advocate of learning how to hear and trust your instincts and this has been my biggest asset in many ways.

* He gets into the making of “Abstract,” the transition from journalist to filmmaker and some of the common elements they saw in all of the designers that they profile in the series - a lot of good stuff here for those of you who are into habits.

* On that note one of the things that comes up a couple times is the power of the exploratory process in honing your craft - for example drawing as a means of visualizing your ideas. The key here is that its not about making a beautiful perfect drawing per se, it’s about the process of exploring the idea - it’s a muscle that you’ll grow by exercising it on a regular basis.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Mar 16, 2017
When to listen to the voices in your head
18:10

I’ve talked before about that 3AM voice - the one that whispers in your ear that you're not good enough or that maybe you'll fail and so therefore it's probably better if you just quit now. That voice is what I call the gremlins. The gremlins are not your friend, and you've got to learn how to ignore them. But here's the thing - there’s another voice that often sounds very similar to the gremlin voice, except that it’s RIGHT. It’s the voice of your instincts, and its absolutely critical that you trust and listen to this voice.

The key here is to learn how to tell the two apart, because like I said they can sound very similar until you learn how to train your inner ear to know the difference between gremlins and instincts - and in this episode I give you the details on how to do exactly that.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Mar 09, 2017
Debbie Millman: If not now, when?
01:03:51

Debbie Millman is currently the Editorial and Creative Director of Print Magazine, but she has an insane track record going back decades: she’s the author of 6 books including “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer,” a prolific design writer in outlets like NYT, Fast Company, and Design Observer, chairs the Masters In Branding program at SVA (co-founded with Steven Heller), and hosts a long running podcast called “design matters” which has done 265 episodes over 10 years with legends and icons like Michael Beirut, Stephen Heller, Chip Kidd, Massimo Vignelli, Isaac Mizrahi and Malcolm Gladwell.

Today on the podcast,

She says that “confidence is overrated.” This is something I know a lot of you struggle with and I love how she talks about this. Confidence is created by repeatedly doing something, and if you’ve never done something before how could you have confidence? Confidence - in her view - is the easy part. It’s finding the courage to do the thing when you DON’T have confidence that is the gamechanger.

* The importance of teaching: why Milton Glaser said it’s the most important thing he ever did and why Debbie has always made it a big focus in her own career-- because as she says, when she teaches, the students teach HER

* Why even hyper-achieving legends struggle with feelings of unworthiness and what the levers are for coping with it. This is a nearly universal thing that’s very rarely talked about, and it’s super important that you put your own mechanism in place to keep it from sabotaging your success.

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Mar 02, 2017
The What, Why, and How of Personal Style
19:27

I often talk about personal style, but I’m always asked … what, why, how? So on this week’s podcast we dig into it.

Today's episode is a micro shows. In addition to the bad-ass guest interviews, these are short 5 to 15 minute segments sharing inspirational tidbits, hot news, discussion on specific topics, and more. If you have ideas on what you'd like to hear on the show let me know on any of my social channels: @chasejarvis. I’m listening!

Enjoy!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Feb 22, 2017
Adrian Grenier: You can’t scale if you do it alone
01:22:58

You may know Adrian as the star of Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada, but he also has a lengthy history as a documentarian and entrepreneur who’s made a lifelong habit out of going around, over and through the various gatekeepers that stood between him and his goals. You’ll hear a lot of familiar themes come up in this conversation that are very core to me: the critical importance of building a community of peers who will motivate, inspire and help each other; how mentorship can be a catalyst for progress; and the drive for continuous and never-ending self-education.

Today on the podcast,

* Why Adrian is a passionate learner, yet dropped out of college when he found that the traditional educational system wasn’t actually educating him

* We get into his history as a documentarian - for example, how he got the call for Entourage while trying to sneak into Cuba to make a documentary

* How creativity can play a vital role in driving social change. Our special guest Dune Ives of The Lonely Whale Foundation talks about how engaging the sense with visuals, music and rich experiences is the key to unlocking empathy - and once unlocked, that empathy is a powerful force for change

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Feb 16, 2017
Caterina Fake: Teach Yourself
01:13:08

Caterina Fake is best known for being the co-founder of Flickr, which pioneered a ton of the things that we now take for granted on the internet: social networking, tagging, and content surfacing algorithms to name just a few.

But like many of us, her career path has been - to say the least - unpredictable. On the way to becoming the co-founder of Flickr, Caterina Fake explored everything from banking to graphic design to writing novels, and she’s now the Chairman of the Board for Etsy, a board member at Creative Commons, and on the board of advisors for the Berkeley School of Information. And while there's a narrative in our culture that this sort of winding path indicates that something went wrong, I believe the opposite - I believe that it creates the sort of eclectic, versatile people who will (like Caterina) thrive in the new "skill economy."

Today on the podcast,

* How Caterina ended up co-founding Flickr and ultimately selling it to Yahoo even though she grew up as a self-described “artsy girl” - a far cry from what many would expect of a tech founder

* Some great advice for writers, specifically around how to create the kind of habits that will get you into the groove of relentless daily productivity, and keep you there

* Why she calls herself a “reclusive extrovert” and why online communities are an ideal fit for reclusive extroverts

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Feb 09, 2017
Elle Luna: Should vs Must
01:18:40

If you’ve ever asked yourself - as almost all of us have - “how can I find and follow my calling and my passion,” then you’re going to get a lot out of this conversation. Elle has a book describing her own search for an answer to this question which is called “The Crossroads of Should And Must” which explores the tension between the expectations that parents, friends, and culture put on us (what she calls “should”) and who we are and what we know to be true (what she calls “must”). 

Today on the podcast,

She breaks work down into 3 categories: jobs, careers and callings. So many of us are stuck in one of the first 2, looking for a way to get to the 3rd.

* Accountability comes up again - a common theme in a lot of these conversations as a really key part of the creative process, to help get us across the finish line and actually COMPLETE our ideas. For Elle, the key is attaching a human to it - she says “if someone I love is counting on me to deliver something, I won’t let them down.”

* Another familiar theme that comes up again is structure- some creatives resist structure, but I am a firm and passionate believer that structure doesn’t hinder creativity, it helps it. Elle talks about how she uses structure-- one of her little hacks is setting a kitchen timer in 17 minute increments, and during that 17 minutes she can’t deviate from the task at hand.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Feb 02, 2017
Gretchen Rubin: Think about milestones, not finish lines
01:07:10

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several blockbuster NYT bestsellers (Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier At Home) which have sold millions of copies worldwide. If you notice a common theme of “happiness,” that’s because Gretchen is one of the world’s foremost “happiness experts.”

Today on the podcast,

* Gretchen talks about her concept of “drift." Drift is what happens when we take the path of least resistance, which avoids friction in the short term but often leads to unhappiness in the long term

* She also gets into several of her “personality frameworks” like obliger, upholder, rebel, questioner. 

* We talk about accountability: “A lot of people who are frustrated with themselves just need accountability.” Boom.

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jan 26, 2017
Brian Solis: It’s not good enough to be good enough
48:52

Brian Solis is a digital anthropologist and futurist, studying disruptive technology and its impact on the future of business and society.

This episode is all about design-- specifically experience design, which is the topic of Brian’s latest book “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.” It's the paradigm which drives companies like Nike, Airbnb, and Uber that are transforming one industry after the other, and Brian has some great insights that will help you wrap your head around it and apply it to your own work.

Today on the podcast,

* How to take inspiration from brands, people and products that are outside your industry-- for example, as Brian says Starbucks isn’t looking to other coffee companies for inspiration

* We address the common misconception that innovation is synonymous with technology, and why innovation is really about understanding people- their behavior, their preferences - and finding a way to give it to them

* Brian says that simply asking "why" is one of the best ways for us to uncover friction points and get rid of them. It's such a simple question, but so powerful.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jan 19, 2017
James Altucher: Experiment and give up fast
01:19:42

To list all of James Altucher's accomplishments would take more space than we have here, but the short version is that he's written something like 18 books, he’s got a wildly popular blog called the Altucher Confidential, an awesome podcast, and he's started 20 (yes, 20!) companies-- and that's just the highlights.

Today on the podcast...

* We talk about a great framework for a daily checklist: Am I doing something for my physical health? For my personal relationships, creativity, and practicing some gratitude?

* We get into some specific tips on how to deal with anxiety, specifically how to keep it from coming between you and getting closer to your dreams

* James talks about why you need to think of yourself as a business (literally as a collection of SKUs) and why we’re all likely to be “hyphens” in the future

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Jan 12, 2017
Tina Roth Eisenberg: Enthusiasm is contagious
01:13:22

Tina Roth-Eisenberg aka Swiss Miss is an acclaimed graphic designer and entrepreneur. She's the founder of several ventures including CreativeMornings, a to-do app called TeuxDeux, a designy temporary tattoo shop called Tattly and runs a co-working space called FRIENDS.

Today on the podcast...

* The beauty of starting something as a side project vs a business-- you’re more willing to experiment, less afraid of failure

* Scratching your own itch. Tina says, "If I keep repeatedly complaining about something, I have to either fix it or let it go"

* We get into Tattly, how it came about, but also how her values & principals drive how she does business. Like requiring that their shipments require real stamps so that when they arrive, it feels like a friend sent it to you

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Jan 05, 2017
Neil Strauss: Embrace Your Fears
01:28:05

Neil Strauss is a seven-time NYT best selling author. He became an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men after writing The Game, where he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years.

If that wasn’t enough Neil is an award winning columnist at the New York Times and Rolling Stone, for which he’s well-known for earning the trust of some of the most guarded and secretive celebrities in the world.

Today on the podcast...

* We dig into vulnerability. Neil says the things that you’re most afraid to share are probably the things you to. If you’re feeling it, other people will too.

* We also talk about the inner critic - the programmed messages you carry that aren’t true.

* And we tackle fear: where it comes from, and how your best work can come from it.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Dec 29, 2016
Austin Kleon: Productivity is Overrated
01:21:22

Austin Kleon likes to call himself “a writer who draws.”  He is the best selling author of three illustrated books (Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work), and one of the most insightful voices on the topic of creativity. He’s been featured on media institutions like NPR’s Morning Edition, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and PBS Newshour and speaks for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist.

In today’s episode we talk about:

*  Creativity & creative “genius”. Creative genius can be as much about your network (and how you use it) as it is about your work. It’s by looking around and seeing what people are doing, and also what they are not doing that new ideas form.

* We also talk about morning routines. One of the things that Austin likes to do, which I also subscribe is to, is do the creative stuff first.

* We also talk a bit about productivity. There’s a lot of pressure to hustle. He challenges that idea by saying to not focus on the hustle but focus on doing good work.

 

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Dec 22, 2016
Daymond John: Failing Fast & The Power of Broke
01:08:35

If there’s a formula for turning your dreams into reality, Daymond has it-- and it starts with setting ambitious but achievable goals.

Daymond John is a modern renaissance man. As the founder of iconic brand FUBU he first built his name in the apparel business, taking FUBU from a side hustle to over $6 billion in sales. He’s one of the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank and his most recent book The Power Of Broke made him a New York Times bestselling author. He’s the CEO of Shark Branding, which has names like Muhammad Ali, the Kardashians, and Pitbull on its list of clients.

In today’s episode we talk about:

* Visualization & Goals. Daymond talks about 10 goals that he reads every morning and night 5 days a week. 7 of the goals expire in 6 months, 2 in 5 years, and 1 in 20 years.

* We talk about FUBU, how Daymond took it from a side hustle to over 6 billion in sales

* Near the end of the show we discuss life long learning -- a subject that’s near and dear to my heart.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Dec 16, 2016
Kevin Rose: Ice Baths, Saying No, & the Art of Trying
01:25:32

Kevin Rose has lived the dream of many aspiring Internet entrepreneurs. His businesses have been prescient and successful, and as an angel investor he has bet on major players before they were big: Square, Twitter and Uber, to name a few. But Kevin’s successes as the founder of Digg and Revision 3 weren’t due to shrewd calculation alone-- they were built on a foundation of habits that anyone can duplicate and use as their own foundation.

In this episode, we’ll look under the hood at how Kevin derives joy and excitement from the unknown, and how to get started on scaling your own ideas.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

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Dec 08, 2016
The Attitude of Gratitude
19:46

I’m often asked what are the biggest levers that have made a difference in my career & life. I’m a huge believer that so much of ‘THE GAME’ is mental. If you've been following me for awhile, you'll know I almost always bring up mediation. Perhaps my second not-so-secret weapon is gratitude.

In today's podcast, I dive a little deeper into gratitude: what is it and how you can do it + a few places where I've shared more on this topic.

Today's episode is a new segment on the podcast: Micro Shows. In addition to the bad-ass guest interviews, these will be short 5 to 15 minute segments sharing inspirational tidbits, hot news, discussion on specific topics, and more. If you have ideas on what you'd like to hear on the show let me know on any of my social channels: @chasejarvis.


Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Dec 02, 2016
Brandon Stanton: The Hard Work of Dreams
01:35:29

In 2010, Brandon Stanton started taking pictures of people on the streets of New York City and posting them on a blog. After thousands of conversations and pictures, Brandon realized he wasn’t a photographer. Rather, he was a believer in connection, in community, and in basic human sweetness. In large part, Brandon’s work has been so influential because he removed himself from the equation and allowed the communities he documents to speak for themselves.

Brandon’s blog Humans of New York has accumulated over 20 million followers worldwide and turned into two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories). It has also spawned an entire genre of similar blogs. Hundreds of aspiring documentarians have followed in HONY’s footsteps, telling the stories of countries, cities, and communities across the world. Brandon is also a dedicated philanthropist. He has spearheaded crowdfunded initiatives that have raised over $2 million for causes including victims of Hurricane Sandy and a scholarship fund for students in Brooklyn.

Of course Brandon and I discuss his backstory. How he came to start Humans of New York and how it’s evolved, but we also:
* go a layer deeper around his philosophy in sharing the work. He says “the more I disappear, the more influential HONY becomes.
* talk about growing and cultivating an audience
* following dreams is hard work


and much much more.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Nov 23, 2016
Sophia Amoruso: Intuition, Grit, & Working with What You Have
54:05

Sophia Amoruso is a creative visionary, pioneering entrepreneur, and fashion doyenne. As founder of Nasty Gal, she has forged an unprecedented path in building a brand in the teenage years of the Internet. Amoruso released the paperback edition of her New York Times 18-week best-seller #GIRLBOSS in 2015. It was recently announced that Amoruso has teamed up with Charlize Theron to Executive Produce the #GIRLBOSS comedy series on Netflix. Amoruso recently launched her first podcast, #GIRLBOSS Radio, in partnership with Slate and Panoply. On October 4th, 2016, Amoruso will release her second book, NASTY GALAXY. It will be part scrapbook and part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout.

In today’s episode,

* Sophia and I talk about the hustle, grit, creativity and courage it takes to start from nothing. She says: There’s no right way. There’s what you have and what you do with you have. And that’s the right way.
* Learning by doing - there is a muscle memory that you develop that you cannot get from books or other means
* The power of storytelling. There is a ripple effect that comes from telling our stories and it’s impact.

and much much more.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Nov 17, 2016
Kevin Kelly: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, & The Inevitable
01:17:47

Kevin Kelly believes that we overestimate the effects of technology in the moment, but vastly underestimate their effects in the long term. Whenever we create anything, we join a vast lineage of makers and thinkers and doers, from the first cave painter to the designers of virtual technology.


Kevin Kelly is a visionary idea man and technologist. He is a co-founder of Wired and also of the influential Hackers Conference. He is the editor and publisher of the website Cool Tools, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. He is a prolific author - in particular, his classic book Out of Control set our understanding of emergent technology - editor, and unorthodox thinker. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Harpers, GQ, and Esquire.

In our talk we discuss:
* VR - how it can enable genius to be let out
* work habits. Being highly protective of mornings & the art of saying no.
* photography - Kevin loves photography and in fact, is working on a book

and much much more.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Nov 11, 2016
It's 25,000 Days of GENIUS
07:27

In today's show, I have a big announcement -- CreativeLive is now available as an app on iOS and AppleTV. Of course you can watch our free on-air broadcasts and purchases classes, anytime, anywhere. But what I'm super excited about is you can now select a free lesson of your choice every day from the 25,000 lessons we have in our catalog. That's like 25,000 days of genius.

Download the apps + learn more at http://creativelive.com/apps 

Today's show is also the start of a new segment on the podcast: Micro Shows. In addition to the bad-ass guest interviews, these will be short 5-10 minute segments sharing inspirational tidbits, hot news, discussion on specific topics, and more. If you have ideas on what you'd like to hear on the show let me know on any of my social channels: @chasejarvis.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Oct 30, 2016
Lewis Howes: Creating a Playbook for Life
01:16:55

At the age of just 24, Lewis Howes found his pro football career abruptly ended by injury. He collapsed into a depression, paralyzed by fear and overwhelmed by the prospect of rebooting literally his entire life (with no money, no degree, and nothing to fall back on). But unwilling to accept defeat, he broke the massive challenge of reinventing himself into a series of smaller, manageable goals that he took on way by one. It started with simply getting his butt off the couch, and ended with where he is today— one of the leading voices in the new generation of lifestyle entrepreneurs, bestselling author and host of the wildly popular School Of Greatness podcast.

Join Lewis for an inspiring and motivating conversation about how to push yourself out of a funk, dream big, and use the power of goal setting to achieve things you once thought impossible.


In our talk we discuss:
* dealing with adversity using it propel you
* giving yourself challenge and a deadline achieve your goals
* Creating structure around your day to boost creativity

... and much much more.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Oct 21, 2016
Ramit Sethi: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life
01:27:09

How many times have you told yourself “I know I should _____, but [insert excuse here]”? And how much progress would you have made toward your goals if you were able to silence that voice and get rid of the excuses that keep you from putting in the work that you know you should? If you’re like most of us, you’d rather not answer those questions— but as you’ll learn from this great conversation with Ramit Sethi, the answer is simple: change your habits, and you’ll change your life.


In our talk we discuss:
* what separates the best from those who want to get rich quick: patience, discipline, and sacrifice
* be more comfortable saying no and focus on a couple things you can be great at
* carving out weekly time in the schedule to think big. think strategy.
* and Ramit confesses something that few other legends of his stature will confess… namely about how he might only have 1-2 big ideas per year, but you need to go through the mess to get to those gems

... and much much more.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Oct 13, 2016
Gabby Bernstein: Step Away from the Crazy
01:03:28

Gabby Bernstein is at the forefront of the growing spiritual wellness trend for a generation taught to strive for success above all else. She has been named a “next-generation thought leader” by Oprah Winfrey. She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and has been named “a new role model” by The New York Times. She is an NYT bestselling author, and the founder of HerFuture.com, a social networking site to inspire, empower and connect women.

Now if you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know that one of things I attribute to my success in the recent years has been a consistent meditation and gratitude practice. I’m telling you, my mind has never been more clear or focused. In our conversation, we dig into meditation, creating daily habits, and stepping away from the crazy.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Sep 30, 2016
Jared Leto: No Permission Needed
38:10

Jared Leto is one of the most accomplished and versatile creators of his generation. He’s an Oscar-winner actor with two decades of film and television roles under his belt, quietly amassing a list of critically acclaimed appearances in films like Fight Club, Requiem For A Dream, Dallas Buyers Club and Suicide Squad among many others. His band Thirty Seconds To Mars has been in action since 1998 and sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and he’s directed several of their videos including the MTV VMA-winning video for “The Kill.”

In this episode, we talk about one of my favorite topics, namely that we are all becoming “hyphens.” We’re no longer just a photographer, or just an actor and it’s never a better time to independently create + distribute.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Sep 23, 2016
Sir Mix A Lot: Everybody Has A Calling
01:38:55

Everybody has a calling. If you open your eyes, there’s a maker instinct in you. For Sir Mix-A-Lot, creativity manifested in the form of rabid love for music in general and for hip-hop in particular. Cobbling together an immortal career first out of cast-off electronics and then out of platinum records, Mix was never concerned with success when he started out. He simply kept doing what he felt called to do - make music that gets people dancing - until he found himself in the midst of a profitable business.

In our talk we discuss:

* the early days

* How to stay hungry over a long career

* Necessity breeds creativity

* He’s a self-described tinkerer. And I mean, reading schematics, writing the code, and get out the soldering iron tinkerer.

I guarantee, this is a side of Sir Mix A Lot you won't see in the music videos. 

 

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Sep 23, 2016
Kelly Starrett: Pain Isn't Normal
01:46:27

We often chase our dreams at the expense of our bodies. In the dogged pursuit of what we call success, we often don’t think about our bodies until they start to hurt. Dr. Kelly Starrett is redefining the way we think about success to include our basic physical health. His approach to movement, mechanics, and mobility isn’t just for athletes-- it’s a path toward health and wholeness for virtually anyone.

Kelly works with professional athletes, Olympic teams, universities, and elite military. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. He is a featured speaker at strength and conditioning conferences worldwide, and the co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit and MobilityWOD.com.


In this episode, Kelly walks us through rediscovering our physical literacy such as:
* understanding and resolving chronic pain and stress
* standing and integrating daily movement
* sleep routines
* building consistency through small changes

If you have joint pain, back pain, any kind of pain associated with mobility this episode is for you.

 

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Sep 15, 2016
Gary Vaynerchuk: Scaling the Unscalable
51:22

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies.

He’s a best selling author, a renowned keynote speaker and releases tons of free content such as the The #AskGaryVee Show all surrounding valuable insights on social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses.

This episode is rapid fire of action advice for creatives and entrepreneurs. For example:
* negotiating and how to double your asking price in a single conversation.
* why Snapchat almost guarantees consumption of your content by your audience
* the new rule to complaining.
* why you should always ask for more than your client has budgeted for.

And so much more.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 30, 2016
Brené Brown: Rising Strong in a Digital World
01:26:20

She calls herself a shame and vulnerability researcher, she’s a storyteller, and has one of the most popular ted talks of all time. Brené Brown studies and talks about subjects we’re all intimately familiar with, but most of us rarely discuss. She has deeply, deeply inspired me. She’s a life changer, and a game changer and she also has 3 NYT Best Sellers in the top 10, including her latest book, Rising Strong.

I love this conversation with Brené and we go deep into the things we face as creatives and are working to make sense of. For example, we get into failure, dealing with critics, and how to handle those gremlins in your head telling you you’re not good enough.


Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 11, 2016
Richard Branson: Screw It, Just Do It.
46:00

If there’s anyone qualified to lay out the blueprint for dreaming big, living life on your own terms and turning your passions into your career, it’s the iconic Richard Branson. He’s fearlessly and boldly disrupted one industry after another as the founder of the Virgin Group, from publishing to airlines to creating Virgin Galactic (the world’s first commercial spaceliner), building an empire of more than 100 companies and 60,000 employees in over 50 countries.

Richard is an explorer and adventurer at heart, which has lead him on some great journeys, including being involved in over 400 companies…. wow. We get into not just the how he’s done that, but how he’s overcome challenges, work/life balance, and his life philosophies that anyone can apply.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 11, 2016
Stefan Sagmeister: Finding Happiness
01:02:44

Happy to play the role of provocateur and prankster, Stefan Sagmeister has famously pushed the boundaries of design. Stefan’s legend stems from the fact his work is so closely linked to his personal searchings and strivings. His impressive client roster includes names like The Rolling Stones, Target, Talking Heads, HBO, Time Warner and the Guggenheim, and he’s won two Grammy awards, an AIGA Medal and practically every important international design award.

Stefan’s exhibitions have been mounted in museums around the world, including his latest project: The Happy Show (which is both an exhibit and a film). The exhibit has already attracted way over a quarter of a million visitors worldwide and became the most visited graphic design show in history. Of course we get into this at the top of the show, and we also dive into:

  • Work/Life balance … In fact, he takes a sabbatical every 7 years.
  • We explore the idea of being different, which is a thing that I think a lot of creatives struggle with.
  • We also talk about ways to develop new ideas borrowed from Edward De Bono and we do a fun little exercise that you can use too. 

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Aug 05, 2016
LeVar Burton: Hustle, Self Talk, and a little Perseverance
01:21:55

LeVar Burton was cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series Roots, at age 19, landing him on the cover of Time Magazine. You will also know him as Geordi La Forge in the iconic “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and films, but it’s his role as host and executive producer of the PBS children series “Reading Rainbow” that he’s most proud of. 

In this episode, we dive into LeVar's meteoric rise as a young actor to lessons learned of the last 40 years in the business for upcoming artists. We also get it into education, the revival of roots, and race relations in America. LeVar shares so many great lessons from his extensive career that reveals how we can all use self talk, hustle and perseverance to change the world.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 28, 2016
Arianna Huffington: Why Sleep Matters
49:15

Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential women in the world. In May 2005, she launched the Huffington Post, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news and blog site that has become one of the strongest media brands on the Internet. She is a prolific media commentator, a confident political activist, and the author of more than 15 books.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into a topic that has become near and dear to my heart: sleep. No matter how strong our hustle is, the truth is that it’s effectively diminished when there’s lack of sleep. We did into how a lack of sleep negatively affects creativity, the relationship between sleep and technology, some practical night rituals, and much much more. It’s powerful medicine.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 20, 2016
Tim Ferriss: Creativity, Habits and Rigging the Game
01:37:43

Tim Ferriss is a 3x New York Times Best-Selling Author of the Four Hour Work Week, Four Hour Body and the Four Hour Chef. He has a podcast that’s been downloaded over 70 MILLION times and a new TV show called the Tim Ferriss Experiment. He's an entrepreneur, an angel investor, and the list goes on and on...

In this episode, we discuss rigging the game so you can win it, why strengths shouldn’t feel like hard work, and celebrating the small wins. Plus, the tables are turned. After a few years of recording his own podcast, Tim has become quite the pro question asker. So I ask Tim some of his best interview questions and get some great tactical advice around habits, killer reads, and even some stories he hasn't ever shared publicly.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 14, 2016
Marie Forleo: Everything is Figureoutable
01:17:34

From her start as a “Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop, and a dream,” Marie Forleo built a digital empire. Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Forbes top 100 websites for Entrepreneurs, her mission is to help you realize your greatest potential and use your unique talents to change the world.

In this episode, we dive into real lessons of listening to your gut, trying, failing, and solving problems. Marie’s no nonsense approach provides real strategies that helps us focus on the things we want in our lives and shape our future.

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jul 07, 2016
Seth Godin: What It Means To Matter
01:07:26

Seth Godin is an incredible human. He’s an author of 18, yes that's right, 18 best-selling books. He is an entrepreneur, a guru in marketing, and writes a post every day on his blog which has been noted as one of the top marketing blogs on the internet. Seth's most current focus is his course called the altMBA focused on developing high-powered thinkers and leaders.

One of the things I like best about Seth is when he says something, it’s like lasers - it's so clear and just makes sense. In this episode, you'll hear why Seth refuses to give tips and tactics and instead would rather teach us how to see. We dig into failure and rejection, and understanding our impact by viewing it through the lens of "would they miss you if you're gone".

Enjoy!

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jun 30, 2016
Mark Cuban: How to Win at the Ultimate Sport: Business
01:09:00

Mark is one of the most famous and recognizable entrepreneurs on the planet. He sold his first company at age 29, his second one at age 39 for $5.7 Billion, he is the outspoken Owner of Dallas Mavericks, he owns Magnolia Pictures, and is the star of ABC’s Shark Tank.

In this episode, Mark shares some stories that are not widely known. We really get into what makes Mark tick and why he is different than a lot of other entrepreneurs. He has some controversial opinions as you might imagine, but it’s in this controversy that you’ll be able to learn how he’s winning at what he calls the ultimate sport: business.

This episode first appeared on CreativeLive as part of the 30 Days of Genius series. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.chasejarvis.com/podcast.

This podcast is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

Jun 26, 2016