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The Creative Life Podcast : Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor

In 'The Creative Life' podcast, James Taylor reveals all of his creativity and innovation strategies and techniques so you can unlock your creativity and live 'The Creative Life'. As a leading creativity coach James teaches and interviews creative leaders on subjects including; how creativity works, the creative process, what is creativity, how to generate ideas, creativity exercises, creativity research, creative block, creative personality types, theories of creativity, creative thinking, educational creativity, divergent thinking, organizational creativity, creative cultures, and innovation. His work builds on other leading creativity experts including Julia Cameron, Sir Ken Robinson, Michael J Gelb, Eric Maisel, Scott Barry Kaufman, Twyla Tharp, Richard Florida, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Pressfield, Tina Seelig, Josh Linkner and many others. James Taylor shows us how we can all learn to be more creative.
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Nov 30, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with David Avrin, one of the most in-demand marketing and branding keynote speakers in the world today. Known as The Visibility Coach he speaks to CEO’s, business owners, associations, entrepreneurs and executives about how to attract the best customers and create an army of raving fans. As an author his books include ‘Visibility Marketing’ and ‘It’s Not Who You Know. It’s Who Knows You”.

“I want to spend my life doing things that matter with people who care.” – David Avrin


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Visibility marketing
  • Public speaking misconceptions
  • The glamor of travel!
  • The myth of the motivational speaker
  • 10 year overnight success
  • Return on investment
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
  • How to become a CSP
  • Fellow of Professional Speaking Association
  • Million dollar roundtable
  • Global conference speaker
  • Differentiation
  • Shift from selling to buying
  • Authenticity
  • Systems and processes
  • Social media for speakers
  • Being interesting

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Nov 30, 2016

Charles Burchell is a musician, educator and social activist from New Orleans that has toured with Grammy nominated artists Christian Scott, Delfayo Marsalis and Donald Harrison. He has a passion for music education have attended community music programs himself growing up. Charles is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education 'Master’s in Arts in Education’ Program and is currently teaching and performing in New York City. In this interview, we talk about music as a movement and creative moments.


In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Why music can be a movement
  • The role of cultural exchange
  • What makes the music of the late 60's powerful

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Nov 24, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Erik Wahl, a graffiti artist, creativity speaker, entrepreneur, and author of the bestselling book UNthink. Erik is a believer that creativity is not just the reserve of a chosen few; the poets, the painters, the writers. He believes that creativity is in all of us and we simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock this creative potential.

Erik Wahl's 'Creativity Speaker' Show Notes:

  • On giving 100 creativity talks a year
  • Linear Thinking
  • Creativity, ego and identity
  • Mindful creativity
  • Success to significance
  • Graffiti art
  • Book as a business card
  • Painting live on stage
  • Keynote speakers to kick-off conference
  • Katy Perry show
  • Crafting your keynote
  • EDM 'The Drop'
  • Steve Martin
  • Idea File
  • How to access your creativity
  • Bio-hacking and creativity-hacking
  • Drugs and creativity
  • Fasting and creativity
  • Ego is the enemy of creativity

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Nov 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with guitarist, composer and YouTube star Andy McKee on creative retreats. Andy first came to prominence via YouTube and his version of ‘Drifting’ has had over 54 million views and he is perhaps best known for his use of alternative tunings, tapping, percussive hits and two-handed techniques.

In 2012 he was asked by Dream Theater to open their Asian tour before joining Prince’s band for a series of shows in Australia. Meanwhile as an educator he holds an annual Musicarium guitar camp each year in upstate New York and has been featured in all the major guitar publications.

Andy McKee's 'Creative Retreats' Show Notes:

Preston Reed
Altered Tunings
Michael Hedges
Don Ross
Eric Roche

Favorite Tools
Truefire
Bandsintown

Favorite Album
Aerial Boundaries by Michael Hedges

Favorite Book
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.
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ABOUT JAMES
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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me
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Oct 10, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Colorado based entrepreneur, business coach and podcast host Stephen Christopher about the power of niching down. As the founder of Seequs Digital Marketing Stephen has built a team who help business owners achieve results they never thought possible. Meanwhile as host of the Business Revolution podcast he shares with business owners how to grow both their businesses and improve their lives.

"Pick a niche and get rich." - Stephen Christopher

Stephen Christopher's 'Niching Down' Show Notes:

  • Ideal client
  • The power of podcasts
  • Niching down
  • SEO
  • Coaching and Masterminds
  • Meditation
  • Pre-Loading
  • Letting Go
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Multiple points of accountability

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Oct 10, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius, former member of Oscar Peterson Trio and Ray Brown Trio, shares the story of his creative journey. Ulf describes how he manages to balance his time being on the road, spending time with family, and practicing guitar. In this episode he also shares with us his experiences of performing with great artists to going solo.

 

Ulf Wakenius' 'Creative Journey' Show Notes:

  • Balancing life with being on the road
  • Coffee and how he starts his creative day
  • Working as a solo guitarist
  • Working with singers
  • Having good ideas and a team around you
  • The power of social media

Favorite Tools

Favorite Album

Favorite Book

 

 

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 29, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with entrepreneur, coach and speaker Dale Callahan about finding your calling outside corporate America.

Dale Callahan is an entrepreneur, coach and speaker who helps people break out of the corporate rut by becoming a Company of One. His mission is to help others find freedom in their life and work while building their own businesses. As well as his role as an entrepreneur and coach, Dale is also a university faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he leads the graduate program in Information Engineering and Management. He also has an awesome online course on building your own business.

Dale Callahan's 'Finding Your Calling' Show Notes:

  • On Leadership
  • Walking away from your expertise
  • Corporate lobotomy
  • Intrapreneurs
  • Company of One
  • Identifying internal customers
  • Understanding your value
  • Mastermind Groups
  • Figuring out the 'What'
  • Leaving corporate America
  • Using Slack

Favorite Tools:

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Favorite Record:

Interview Links:

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 29, 2016

In today's episode of The Creative Life Podcast I sit down with Los Angeles based guitarist and music educator Richard Smith to talk about following your creative dreams. In the interview Richard shares with us about the new projects that he is working on.

“Find your Passion. Lose your Fear. Dream Big. Talk Small and Work Hard. And in your dreams, so shall you begin.” – Richard Smith

 Richard Smith 'Creative Dreams' Show Notes:

  • Making lists
  • Following what you like doing
  • Being enthusiastic
  • Playing duet guitar and "in the pocket" playing
  • Working with a producer
  • Inspired by Chick Corea and Al Di Meola
  • Finding your audience
  • Austin Kleon

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 21, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Cory Gregory and John Fosco, hosts of the Business and Biceps podcast, a show that helps people get stronger in business, fitness, and motivation. Cory is the co-founder of Sports Nutrition powerhouse MusclePharma and is a top trainer and leader on diet and nutrition. As a way to save for college, Cory worked as an underground coal miner until he opened a gym at the age of 20. Since then he has gone onto compete in some of the world’s biggest power lifting competitions, he has been featured on the cover of 11 fitness magazines, and was recently added to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fitness advisory board. Meanwhile John Fosco is a serial entrepreneur and started Active8Media which has become an industry leading marketing agency for athletes and entertainers. A veteran in sports marketing, Fosco represents a number of popular UFC and MMA fighters. Together Cory and John are doing very creative and cool things.

 

 'Business and Biceps' Show Notes:

  • Business and Biceps
  • Crushing it
  • Learning from Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Starting a record label
  • Confidence
  • It's OK not to be an entrepreneur
  • How to build 700,000 Twitter followers
  • Finding a voice for your brand

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Interview Links:

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 20, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast New York based trombonist and member of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Weston Sprott shares with us his tips on building the perfect music practise routine. Weston talks about the differences between being an orchestral player in U.S orchestras and in Europe orchestras and tells us at what point in his career he sensed that he wanted to teach.

“Practise more efficiently and also practise shorter time frames. If you practise too much, you put yourself at risk of injury. You have to be very careful to make sure that you’re doing an appropriate amount of work, that you’re always getting better and that you’re always prepared, but not so much that you may hurt yourself.” - Weston Sprott

'Music Practise Routine' Show Notes:

How orchestra schedules differ
How he got started on trombone
Practise routines and focus
Pomodoro Technique and time management
Trombone online teaching and You Tube
Knowing when to say "no"
Meaningful experiences

Favorite Tools:
TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
forScore

Favorite Books:
Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone


Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 16, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about the myth of the creative journey and how it can hold us back from achieving joy in our creative work.

 

'The Myth of the Creative Journey' Show Notes:

  • Alan Watts
  • Life is not a journey
  • The analogy of life like music
  • Creativity as playful and curious
  • No destination

 

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 14, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Yuri Cataldo, a Boston based entrepreneur, designer and Director of the Creative Entrepreneurship program at Emerson College. After training at Yale in set and costume design he founded IndigoH20, a multiple award winning bottled alkaline water which recently won best tasting water in the world. IndigoH20 has been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy’s and in 60+ magazines. Yuri himself has been named as one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in his home state of Indiana for his work bootstrapping IndigoH20 and today he lectures at Princeton, Stanford and at art and entrepreneurship conferences. You can hear him each week when he hosts his podcast “Advance Your Art”, which focuses on the journey from artist to creative entrepreneur.

 

 'Creative Entrepreneurship' Show Notes:

  • Arts entrepreneurship
  • The myth of the starving artist
  • La Boheme and Rent
  • Starting again
  • Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  • How to pre-sell your creative work
  • The water business
  • Evaluating creative ideas
  • Advice from a NASA engineer

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

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Sep 14, 2016

In today's episode of The Creative Life Podcast I meet with London based concert violinist, wine aficionado and snowboarder, Yi-Jia (E Ja How) Susanne Hou who talks about the importance of creative commitment. Susanne also describes how she balances life despite a very busy touring schedule and why she is fascinated with wine and physics.

“No matter what you do, if it doesn’t feel right, you can’t do it well.” – Yi-Jia Susanne Hou

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou 'Creative Commitment' Show Notes:

  • Balancing being an artist and making choices
  • Committing to practising at age 4
  • Daily habits, the importance of fitness and posture
  • Chocolate obsession, food, wine and links with music
  • The Red Violin
  • Taking the right opportunities
  • Taking on roles within the music

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Sep 9, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with entrepreneur, author and academic Mike Glauser about the rise of the "Main Street Entrepreneur".

Mike Glauser is an entrepreneur, business consultant and Executive Director of the Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Over the past twenty years he has helped hundreds of students and entrepreneurs develop their business ideas and launch companies. His latest book, 'Main Street Entrepreneur', introduces a proven roadmap for starting and building a successful company. Michael got creative when researching for this new book. He interviewed 100 entrepreneurs during a 4,000 mile cross-country bicycle ride which took in more than 100 cities. He is also the co-founder of My New Enterprise, which provides online training and development for universities, colleges and government agencies.

Mike Glauser 'Main Street Entrepreneur' Show Notes:

  • New documentary
  • Half of all businesses being started by people over 50
  • Main Street vs. Silicon Valley
  • Bicycle Tour of America
  • Where ideas come from
  • User Entrepreneurs
  • Hygiene factors
  • Purpose driven business
  • Start With Why
  • Multiple streams of revenue
  • Portfolio of Products - Michael Porter

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Sep 5, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Los Angeles based session drummer and drum educator Thomas Lang talks about learning how to practise and structure an effective practise routine. Thomas discusses the importance of patience, the dangers of "fame by proxy", and why its worth learning how to practise even before you learn how to play.

"Practising is for tweaking, adjusting and learning new things. Playing is applying what you’ve already practised.” – Thomas Lang

 Thomas Lang's 'Learning How To Practise' Show Notes:

  • Structuring practise as a learned skill, method and goals
  • Thomas' Practise Rules
  • Being patient
  • Resilience, grit and passion
  • Music is play
  • Working independently for your own career
  • Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp
  • Creating something out of nothing
  • Social media and connecting with people

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I look at creativity personality and if it is shaped more by nature than nurture.

'Creative Personality' Show Notes:

  • Nature or Nuture
  • Creativity and Intelligence
  • The Intelligence Trap
  • Creative Thinking Software
  • Investing in your creative thinking skills

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Aug 31, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Erin McKean about how to give a TEDTalk. She is a lexicographer and founder of Wordnik.com which is the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Her goal is to make every word in the English language “lookupable” - including the 52% of unique English words that aren’t currently in any dictionary. She is also the author of three books including her most recent ‘The Hundred Dresses’, a field guide to dresses. She’s been a columnist for the The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Erin McKean 'How To Give A TEDTalk' Show Notes:

  • Learning Javascript
  • Coding Haikus
  • Antiquarian Kindle Sellers
  • Free Range Definitions
  • Allogrooming
  • Etymology
  • Stoorsooker
  • Anatoly Liberman
  • Being an acquiring editor
  • The Allusionist Podcast
  • TEDTalks and meeting Chris Anderson
  • Speaking in front of Bill Clinton
  • 100 Dresses

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Aug 29, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk about creative leadership with Dr Mark Goulston MD who is a Los Angeles based business advisor, consultant, coach and confidante to CEOs and Board Chairmen. Dr Goulston’s special power is his skill at increasing people’s ability to "get through" to anyone which is why executives at GE, Disney and Coca-Cola have him on speed dial. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show and CNN as well as writing for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and the Harvard Business Review. In addition to this he is an FBI and police hostage negotiator trainer, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA for 25 years and author of seven books on everything from post-traumatic stress disorder and overcoming self-defeating behaviour to how to deal with and get through to absolutely anyone.

 

Dr Mark Goulston 'Creative Leadership' Show Notes:

  • Reverse engineering violence and anger (2:00)
  • Powerlessness and humiliation (4:04)
  • The power of impotent rage (5:00)
  • Suicide prevention (6:35)
  • Empathy (10:00)
  • Being a PAL (12:45)
  • Founder coaching (14:00)
  • Steve Jobs - Visionary Thinkers vs Visionary Leaders (15:40)
  • Joy of discovery (22:05)
  • Shiny object syndrome (22:50)
  • Turning founders in to CEOs (24:50)
  • Being an empath (31:36)
  • The calling - making the world safe (36:20)
  • Prove, Show, Hide, Please (36:20)

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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Aug 26, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I discuss how to discover your creative clock and find your best time of day to be creative.

'Understanding Your Creative Clock' Show Notes:

  • The ebb and flow of your creative powers
  • Discovering your creative clock
  • Morning creativity
  • Afternoon creativity
  • Evening creativity
  • Setting up your day to win
  • Developing your creative capacity
  • Peak creativity vs High Creativity
  • Creative Thinking Skills

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Aug 24, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters about life on the road as a touring musician and how he learned to love playing live.

"Music is not a competition. You can't win. The only way to win is to keep doing it and make people smile and feel good." - Andy Hall

Andy Hall Show Notes:

  • Playing with The Grateful Dead (2:05)
  • Getting started playing dobro (3:19)
  • Getting over injury as a musician (6:00)
  • Practising with inspiration (8:50)
  • Developing as a dobro player (11:30)
  • Moving to Nashville and the tradition of Bluegrass music (12:50)
  • Using technology to build audiences (16:00)
  • Understanding how to be a business (18:10)
  • Quieting the voice of uncertainty (19:30)
  • Knowing his path (20:15)
  • Fear and anxiety as a performer (23:45)
  • Having authenticity (30:55)
  • GoPro and social media (35:35)

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Aug 22, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Laurence O'Bryan about creative writing. He is an Irish mystery and thriller writer who is dedicated to helping promote other authors. Laurence dreamed of becoming a writer from childhood when he would tell adventure stories to friends that lived on his street. Now three novels later and with a series of literary awards he is not only a successful writer but helps other writers find new audiences with his site BooksGoSocial.com. His latest book is called 'The Nuremberg Puzzle’, a fast-paced thriller that centres around the rise of violent anti-refugee groups spreading across Germany.

 

Laurence O'Bryan's 'How To Write A Fiction Book And Creative Writing' Show Notes:

  • The puzzle novel series (1:30)
  • Researching for fiction writers (3:49)
  • Writing craft books (6:20)
  • Stephen King and Sol Stein - On Writing (7:18)
  • Professional editing services (10:00)
  • Networking as a writer (11:17)
  • Building your platform as a writer (13:10)
  • Blogging for writers (13:45)
  • Show your work (17:45)
  • Crowdfunding your book (20:15)
  • Hybrid authors (22:00)
  • Building a team (23:00)
  • Structural edit (24:30)
  • Proof readers (24:50)
  • BooksGoSocial (30:31)
  • Persistence (34:40)
  • Alliance of Independent Authors (35:50)

 

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  • Microsoft Word

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

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Aug 19, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I cover creativity hacking and creativity hacks to deal with creative block and boost your levels of creativity.

'Creativity Hacking' Show Notes:

  • Creative Block
  • Motion creates emotion
  • Extreme cold/hot
  • Fasting
  • What would xyz do?
  • Mental mastermind

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Aug 17, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Fredrik Haren, a Singapore based author and creativity speaker for global conferences. As an in-demand speaker on all things creativity and innovation he has delivered over 2000 presentations, lectures and workshops in over 60 countries on 6 continents. These talks have inspired hundreds of thousands of business people to become more creative and to look at the world in a new way. He is the author of nine books, including ‘The Idea Book’, which was included in the ‘100 Best Business Books of All Time’. Fredrik is also the founder of Ideas Islands - an island in Sweden where creative people can stay for free to work on their ideas.

"Say what you believe and believe what you say." - Fredrik Haren

Fredrik Haren's 'Creativity Speaker' Show Notes:

  • Summer in Sweden (2:00)
  • Creative places (3:15)
  • Internet marketing (4:45)
  • Creativity vs Business Creativity (6:20)
  • Creativity in banking (8:55)
  • Creativity in Asia (12:52)
  • Creativity in the developing world (14:50)
  • Creative confidence (15:30)
  • World Economic Forum
  • Being present (19:28)
  • Seminal moments (36:20)
  • Being authentic (40:40) 

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Aug 15, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk creativity with British born multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer Tony and discuss how to be a self-sufficient creative professional. Tony shares his inspiring story of how nearly dying in a car accident made him pick up the bass guitar and within 12 months landing a place at one of the world's top music colleges.

"Make sure that your dream is bigger than your fear. When your dream is bigger than your fear, no matter how hard it is, you will find a way." - Tony Grey

Tony Grey's 'Self-Sufficient, Creativity' Show Notes:

  • Tony's Story (3:00)
  • Maximizing time for goals (8:30)
  • Overcoming fear and finding a path (10:30)
  • From Berklee College of Music to professional (12:00)
  • Becoming comfortable with playing music (15:00)
  • The Hiromi gig (15:45)
  • Confidence and believing in yourself (17:18)
  • Using determination and fear (20:48)
  • Doing it yourself and collaborating (25:55)
  • Goals, positivity and energy (30:19)

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Aug 12, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I share a very powerful 'Random Acts of Kindness' exercise, which is based upon the idea of thanking those people who have inspired, educated or shown us a path in our creative work. Thanks to business coach Dani Saveker for teaching me this powerful exercise on gratitude. Give it a try, you might be surprised at the results!

Random Acts of Kindness Show Notes:

  • Standing on the shoulders of giants
  • Dani Saveker
  • Steps
    • List 100 people you admire
    • Write to each of them telling them something you admire about them
  • No expectations

Here is a simple template that you should feel free to use and adapt:

Hi [First Name]

This month I'm reaching out to 100 people who have inspired me over the years to express my gratitude and say why I admire them so much. 
It's based upon this post by James Taylor on 'Random Acts of Kindness' and I've chosen you as one of my 100.

What I most admire about you is [insert main reason] because [insert what this means to you or the impact it has had on your life and work].

Thank you for being one of my 100.

Best wishes

[Your Name]

 

 

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor

This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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SUBSCRIBE

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Never miss a video, and join the Youtube self-help community living the fully creative life: http://www.youtube.com/jamestaylorme

 

 

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