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Latest episode: January 19, 2018 | 9:09 am - Jonathan Willis on Passion Projects

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Jonathan Willis on Passion Projects (40:15) January 19, 2018 | 9:09 am
Jonathan Willis is a globe-traveling photographer. His work has been featured by some of the biggest brands in the world, and he's dedicated himself to becoming a true master of his craft. However, over the past few years he's also engaged in a number ...
5 Myths About Creative People (18:54) January 15, 2018 | 12:00 pm
You've probably heard them before. You might even believe them. However, the myths that exist about creative people in the marketplace can affect your ability to engage in and do your work effectively. On today's episode,
What Creative People Need (21:03) January 11, 2018 | 2:00 am
When you create for a living, you might find yourself frustrated with your management or client and not even know why. When you can't articulate what you need, it's really difficult to thrive. On today's episode,
Lying To The Pope (18:51) January 09, 2018 | 8:30 am
How do you make decisions in your work, about your career, or for your life as a whole? If you don't have a clear framework for making those decisions ahead of time, then you'll be tempted to compromise your values in the moment. On today's show,
There’s a Bear In Ohio! (14:00) January 05, 2018 | 2:30 pm
If you do creative work for a living, trust is your currency. It's impossible to do great, collaborative, creative work without it. However, there are a number of ways in which we can lose trust and never even know it. On this episode,
Four Questions for 2018 (20:20) January 01, 2018 | 6:06 pm
It's a new year, and that means many of us are thinking about how we want to make 2018 our best year yet. Last year, I introduced four questions that you can ask to help you gain better clarity and establish more meaningful goals. On this episode,
Take More Shots (14:50) December 28, 2017 | 1:27 pm
Winning is often a game of percentages. The more shots you take, the more likely you are to eventually hit your goal and create something valuable. On this episode, I discuss how to practice and hone your skills through unnecessary creation,
Staying Creatively Supercharged (15:02) December 26, 2017 | 11:28 am
Weekends are not only a great time to rest, but also to recreate (as in "re-create" yourself, and to regain your focus and enthusiasm for your life and work.) By instilling a few simple checkpoints, or rituals, in your weekend,
The Seven Deadly Sins (21:36) December 22, 2017 | 7:57 am
As we wrap 2017 and head into a new year, it's natural to look back to consider whether your ambitions for the year lined up with your accomplishments. It's easy to unknowingly settle into ruts without even realize it's happening,
The Heart To Start (with David Kadavy) (24:49) December 20, 2017 | 6:06 am
What's the most important part of doing creative work? Some people say it's getting started, but I think that's a bit simplistic. It's more about getting started right, and then being able to sustain yourself when times get tough. On this episode,
The Motivation Myth (with Jeff Haden) (26:12) December 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm
How do you find the motivation you need to attack your goals? According to Jeff Haden, the problem is waiting for motivation at all. If you want to experience fulfillment and tackle big projects, it's more about the process. On this episode,
The Fierce Urgency Of Now (18:03) December 14, 2017 | 6:56 am
When you're under pressure, it's easy to defer the little actions that you need to do in order to accomplish you work. However, each of those little choices to defer action accumulate and become big problems later. On this episode,
Robbing Or Investing In Your Future Self (11:09) December 07, 2017 | 2:00 am
Don’t rob yourself, and stop trying to will yourself to do better. Instead, recognize that small actions of focus and discipline today is the best way to love your future self. Make investments today so that you can reap a return tomorrow.
The Lie About Success That's Holding You Back (17:53) December 04, 2017 | 6:48 am
What does success feel like at the beginning, or in the middle? It's difficult to say. In fact, many massive successes felt like anything but success when they were in the early stages. On today's show, I share some thoughts about how to prevent the hu...
Three Kinds Of Work (14:43) November 30, 2017 | 1:54 pm
It's getting close to the end of the year. How many of the things you planned to accomplish this year actually got done? For some people, the list is long, and it's because they failed to engage in all three kinds of work necessary in order to remain e...
Why You Should Cluster Your Work (15:48) November 27, 2017 | 12:03 pm
The constant shift back and forth from creative work to administrative work throughout your day carries a high price. You pay a task switching penalty each time you try to make this transition. On today's show,
Marking The Moment (18:02) November 24, 2017 | 9:18 am
At times, it can feel like life and work is one long string of projects and tasks. You have your eyes fixed forward, and you're thinking about the next thing you're going to do, the next hill you're going to climb,
Private Victories (17:26) November 22, 2017 | 1:23 pm
You are known for your public victories, but it's the private victories you achieve that make them possible. In today's episode, we share some of the private victories that help you build the confidence, resilience,
Secret Work (16:10) November 20, 2017 | 2:00 am
You are known for your public work, but you're defined by your "secret" work. On today's episode we discuss the importance of having work in your life that no one sees as a means of developing skills and cultivating passion and curiosity.
What Should I Do With My Life? (26:00) November 16, 2017 | 7:42 am
Do you have a framework for making larger decisions about your life, your career, and your work? How do you decide what you're trying to do with your life? In this episode, I address a question from a listener about how to make decisions about the larg...


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