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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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May 30, 2016

Julie Burstein is an award-winning producer, best-selling author, TED speaker, coach and consultant who has spent her working life in conversation with highly creative people. In her book: Spark: How Creativity Works, Julie maps out some of the coordinates and dimensions of creativity. She is also the host of Spark Talks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and produced the first TEDx in an art museum. Finally as an accomplished broadcaster Julie created Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen on US public radio as well as hosting her own podcast PursuitOfSpark.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Julie tells us about how powerful a podcast could be and the challenges behind it. She shares with us the things that she loves about audio and talks about one of her experiences as a reporter in a radio station in Philadelphia.

"In audio we get to create people."

"Stories are a way of connecting with the people that I love."

- Julie Burstein

Julie Burstein Show Notes:

  • The craft of the storyteller (6:33)
  • Terry Gross of Fresh Air  (8:15)
  • Morning tea meditations (11:00)
  • Importance of Rituals (14:12)
  • Studio 360 (18:33)
  • Giving constructive feedback (25:50)
  • Creative pairs (30:07)
  • Seth Godin on creative fears (33:03)
  • How to give a TEDTalk (find a trusted friend) (36:57)

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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 30minute 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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May 30, 2016

Maya Azucena is an award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist. Brooklyn based Maya describes herself as sounding like “The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves” or a “female Bruno Mars” and Billboard, The Washington Post and the Village Voice have all praised her mesmerizing stage shows. As a music artist she has collaborated with Marcus Miller, Eminem, Roberta Flack, and Vernon Reid, while as a social activist Maya campaigns on the issues of domestic violence, empowering women and sustainability.

Maya tells us about her new album, which took 2 years to create and releasing the new single. She shares with us how singing chose her and having music as her superpower. Maya also talks about pursuing music as a calling and helping the world.

"We have to accept our limitations and accept our greatness and know which is which."

"If you don't mean it, don't play it."

- Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena  Show Notes:

  • The impact of September 11th on Maya's music (6:20)
  • Being an advocate for art as power (8:37)
  • Empowering people (11:30)
  • Navigating between two different worlds. Music and helping the community (13:23)
  • The need of having team players (18:00)
  • Spiritual guidance (19:40)
  • Releasing your work (22:58)
  • Creating a list of priorities (24:37)

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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 30minute 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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May 30, 2016

Jeffrey Shaw is a business coach, podcast host and speaker on the subject of all things creativity. He is a believer that transformation requires both inspiration and implementation. Initially he started his creative journey as a photographer before discovering a passion for helping others through coaching. As the host of The Creative Warriors podcast he speaks with other creativity experts including Julie Cameron, Michael Gelb, Todd Henry, and Jeff Goins. His online coaching program ‘The Creative Warrior Unleashed' helps creatives make a living doing what they love by better marketing themselves and their talents.

Jeffrey talks about leaving New York and relocating to Miami, his busy life and the need for a "reservoir", the retreat to come back into himself and re-prepare his offering to the world. He also shares with us how he developed his approach to coaching.

"As creatives, we are fundamentally capable of being really good at more than one thing."

- Jeffrey Shaw

 

  • Freelancers (6:15)
  • Coaching for entrepreneurs (7:08)
  • Creative business owners (8:31)
  • The promise of transformation (10:00)
  • Old promises no longer work (12:15)
  • Companies encouraging creativity within a company (13:20)
  • Millennials in the workplace (15:19)
  • Building his coaching practice (17:05)
  • The One Thing Fallacy (18:02)
  • Showing up as a witness (20:35)
  • On having the platform for speaking before having the book (36:37)
  • Jeffrey's new book (37:38)

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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 30minute 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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May 30, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show, I talk about how we often get fixated with the labels we give ourselves as creatives. "I am a writer, musician, artist, entrepreneur, etc". Srinavas Rao wrote an intriguing article about how creative cross-training can open up new possibilities. The idea is that you immerse yourself in another art form outside of your primary domain.

By experimenting with a different art form we get a different view of the world and engage mental muscles that may never have been engaged before. The result can often be a cross-fertilization of ideas and new creative inspiration.

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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 30minute 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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May 30, 2016

Brooklyn based guitarist and composer, Dennis DelGaudio tells us about country bands in Brooklyn, New York City and his new city country band called "Shotgun Wedding". Dennis shares to us about the band's song writing process. Dennis talks to us about how the Beatles inspired him so much to write songs.

"Keep your head down and keep your legs moving. Be in the moment you're in."

"Look at what's good around you."

- Dennis DelGaudio

Dennis DelGaudio Show Notes:

  • Getting new ideas on songwriting and developing it (6:18)
  • Capturing ideas as they come into his mind (10:49)
  • Moving out of the London Production  (12:10)
  • Chinese Proverb - 'Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight Times' (12:52)
  • Being in the moment (14:10)
  • Playing with Billy Joel (18:14)
  • Promoting and marketing "Shotgun Wedding" in the music industry (24:00)
  • Standing your ground - advice from Billy Joel's head of security (21:43)

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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 30minute 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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May 30, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, I talk with Sandy Gennaro, a Nashville based drummer, speaker, teacher and author who over the last 50 years has worked with some of the biggest names in pop and rock. These include Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Bo Diddly, Johnny Winter, Michael Bolton, Robin Gibb and The Monkees. Since 2007 Gennaro has been a frequent counsellor at David Fishof’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps but you would be wrong if you thought he came late to teaching. For 27 years he taught drums at The Collective in New York City before moving to Nashville where he still maintains a private teaching practice. As a public speaker he has given motivational talks for FedEx, Belmont University, Guitar Center and Sam Ash.

Sandy Gennaro talks about leaving the The Pat Travers Band, being an established speaker, recording in Nashville, preparing for the Dick Wagner memorial concert "Remember The Child" and a lot of wonderful projects to come. He shares with us his story on how he got his very first brand new drum set and about his Mom who is obviously very proud of him.

"You never stop learning. When you think you know everything about something or about someone that's the beginning of the end."

"With enthusiasm, have fun doing it, and feel good about yourself after you've done it."

- Sandy Gennaro

Sandy Gennaro Show Notes:

  • On what he teaches on FedEx (14:00)
  • Sandy's B.E.A.T.S (15:30)
  • On the road with Cyndi Lauper (17:59)
  • On his audition for Rod Stewart's band (22:19)
  • On visualisation (29:22)
  • The Camp (32:49)
  • About positivity (40:07)
  • Be prepared on all gigs all the time (46:13)

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 30minute 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

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

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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May 30, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, I talk with Julie Flanders, a New York based Renaissance woman. She is an award-winning songwriter, poet and creative success coach whose clients include Academy Award winners, New York Times best-selling authors, performers and creative entrepreneurs. As a writer and poet she is known for her passionate and haunting texts with Oprah Magazine columnist Martha Beck who says that Julie is rare because “she knows the language of music and the music of language equally well”. Meanwhile as a lyricist and musician her latest album with her group October Project is called ‘The Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace’ and is out now on Sounds True Recordings.

"You can't be a leader anymore without creativity."
"Imagination is the best way to fill a space."
"What you want and what's right for you exists inside of you."
- Julie Flanders

Julie Flanders Show Notes:

  • Neuroplasticity and creativity (05:04)
  • Being a flexible and creative leader (10:41)
  • How her personal creative process has changed (12:22)
  • Using fewer tools (12:22)
  • Daily creative habits (12:22)
  • Band break-ups (17:12)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (24:34) (26:56)
  • On comparing yourself to others (29:10)
  • Creativity as cooperative and collaborative (31:04)

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 30minute 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

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

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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May 30, 2016

New York times bestselling author and modern-day explorer, Chris Guillebeau talks about his latest book 'Born for This' and how to find the work you were meant to do. In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Chris discusses the Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship and also shares with us the differences between hard work versus risky work.

"If I didn't attempt it, I will always regret it." - Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau Show Notes:

  • Tech Startups vs Lifestyle Businesses
  • On Writing, Book Tours, Speaking and Being an Introvert
  • His creative process on the different types of creative works
  • On being an independent creative
  • The importance of working conditions
  • The story behind the Apartment in the Sky
  • Rolf Potts and vagabonding
  • How to market your book

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

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

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 30minute 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

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

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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May 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Gabor Dornyei a Hungarian born, UK based session drummer and faculty member at ICMP London, visiting Professor at Swiss Drum Academy and member of the group Thunder Duo. Gabor talks about how he first found his passion for drumming and shares with us his process and techniques in constructing a drum solo piece. Gabor also tells us about how a certain kind of approach to language affects how our brain operates.

“You’re not only allowed, but you’re required to be yourself on the instrument.”

“If  you don’t risk, you’re not gonna win.”

“Learn your craft and learn how to market yourself and how to be on the scene.”

– Gabor Dornyei

GABOR DORNYEI SHOW NOTES:

  • On starting on percussion.
  • Implying time in your playing.
  • On recording “Alexander Hedgehog” on Drum Channel.
  • On business deals, meeting deadlines and expectations.
  • Knowing what to commit to and how much work you can take on.
  • Finding a platform for his playing and finding a bigger market.
  • Overcoming fear and building your network in a new city.
  • Versatility as a drummer.

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

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

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 30minute 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

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

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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May 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, I talk with SARK, a San Francisco based author, speaker and international expert in personal well-being and transformation. She tells us what “Succulent” means to her. She shares with us why she wrote a book at age 10 and did not pick up the pen again until she was 35 years old.

“Facing practical things in a practical manner.”

“Love does not come from a person. Love comes through a person.”

– SARK

SARK SHOW NOTES:

  • Writing your 17th book
  • On writing again and overcoming struggles she experienced in her family
  • On connecting to your Inner wise self
  • Being afraid of love
  • Co-writing a book for the first time
  • Personal habits that contributes to her successes as a creative person and as a writer
  • Being ‘Succulent’
  • How to be an artist
  • The inner wise self
  • Handwritten books

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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 30minute 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

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

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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May 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, I talk with singer-songwriter-blogger, Amanda Palmer about how she juggles her music, activism, writing and new baby. Amanda tells us about protecting her son from social norms and nurturing his creative curiosity. She also shares with us the difference between her creative process as a songwriter and live music performer compared with that of her creative process when writing a book.

“The first stop on turning people onto your art is show people your art.” – Amanda Palmer

And on technology and mindfulness Amanda Palmer says:

“The most important thing about doing anything with a second screen, whether it’s a creative project, or watching a piece of media, watching a film, being with a friend and having your screen, is you have to be able to do it mindfully. You have to be able to know that you are in control and able to shut the screen off and be with yourself and by yourself when needed.” 

AMANDA PALMER SHOW NOTES:

  • How motherhood has affected Amanda’s online writing
  • Gypsy lifestyle
  • Sharing and monetizing your art using Patreon
  • Second screen songwriting
  • The people behind the book “The Art Of Asking”
  • On recording, mixing and mastering her songs
  • Growing up
  • On building an audience and how to harness a platform like Patreon
  • Maria Popova of BrainPickings
  • Doing what inspires you each day

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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 30minute 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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May 23, 2016

I was recently speaking with the Korean designer Jinsop Lee about design thinking. As he told me about his ‘five senses approach‘ to design thinking it got me thinking about how as creatives we can create much more immersive experiences.

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about:

– The solar powered clock where you tell the time by smell
– Multi-sensory experiences
Heston Blumenthal restaurants
– Music festival design
– How great teachers use different modalities

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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 30minute 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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May 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, I talk with Australian creative entrepreneur, James Schramko who talks about managing people and building great virtual teams. James shares with us how he gets ideas from conducting live training and creating a product and service based on market needs. James also tells us about his transition from being an employee to being an entrepreneur.

“Own the sweet spot and partner the weak spot.” – James Schramko

JAMES SCHRAMKO SHOW NOTES:

  • on marketing online and increasing his income quickly
  • on sticking on the fat part of the bell curve and not trying to get things too early
  • on his lightbulb moment
  • on the concept of  “be everywhere”
  • on the idea of “Question everything”
  • on delegating the stuff that you’re good at

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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 30minute 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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May 23, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with hacker turned cyber security expert, internationally celebrated speaker, researcher and author Keren Elazari. She talks about the positive phenomenon and ethical side of hacking and also shares with us how hacking has been adopted by the mainstream.

“I try to be inspired by the work of other people in my field or related to it.” – Keren Elazari

Show Notes:

  • Keren's involvement on a project called “PKI” and her belief that applying this concept in an enterprise environment would solve a lot of security problems that they were dealing with. Keren gave everything to it, but the concept failed in more than one way. She learned that sometimes having the best technical solution is not enough, and you really have to get the human solution.

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE CREATIVE LIFE TV SHOW YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • Latest research in Nature Magazine
  • The link between drugs and creativity
  • Taking drugs at different stages of the creative process
  • Caffeine and creativity
  • Dangers of stimulants at ideation stage

 

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE CREATIVE LIFE TV SHOW YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • Transitioning from a creative individual to becoming a creative leader
  • How to develop a creative culture in an organization
  • How to build creative teams
  • Ed Catmull and his work at Pixar and Disney

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE CREATIVE LIFE TV SHOW YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • What is creativity?
  • How do we define creativity?
  • The difference between the small “c” and the big “C”
  • The six “P’s” Model

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

We’ve heard the words bandied around by many corporations and individuals – creativity and innovation. But is there a difference between the two? Or are they just two sides of the same coin?

In this video, James Taylor explains the difference between the two terms, and gives a short history on why the two are often used to describe a new idea or product.

Is creativity a part of innovation? Or is it the other way around? Or are the two mutually interchangeable, dependent on context? Ultimately, are they just labels?

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE CREATIVE LIFE TV SHOW YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • Why business executives don’t use the word Creativity
  • Creativity and the mindfulness revolution
  • The Creativity Framework

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show you'll discover:

  • The Four Principles of giving feedback to creative people
  • What should be included in creative feedback
  • The best time to provide feedback

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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 30minute 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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May 20, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show you’ll discover:

  • The importance and dangers of losing yourself in your creative project
  • Choosing your advisors and getting feedback
  • The importance of constructive criticism in the creative process
  • Getting a sense of perspective
  • The creative pre-mortem
  • Marketing for creative projects

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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 30minute 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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May 19, 2016

Do you consider and identify yourself as being a creative? In a recent study by Adobe they found that only 39% worldwide identified themselves as being creative.

I work with great experts to create online courses, retreats, workshops and live events. Something I have noticed from the attendees, is that they often want to get back to the creativity bug again after some major life event. But why is it that they wait until that major event before getting back to creating?

Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.”

In this episode I look at why so few people consider themselves creative and what we can do about it.

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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 30minute 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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May 18, 2016

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Creative Life podcast. In this episode, we look at how a Renaissance PR man helped bring ‘The Creative Genius Myth’ into existence.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The dirty little secret in the creative industries
  • The lone creative genius
  • Big C creatives and Small C creatives
  • Steve Jobs, Michelangelo, Walt Disney
  • Giorgio Vasari and the idea of ‘divine Michelangelo’
  • Building your small army or team
  • The film director role of the creative leader
  • Do the work

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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 30minute 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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May 18, 2016

Caroline Parker is an actress, cabaret performer, stand up comedienne, director and expert on signed singing. In 2013 she received an MBE for services to Deaf Drama and Theatre and she has given performances everywhere from the UK’s Houses of Parliament to shopping centres, cabaret bars and festivals. She has performed signed songs at festivals including Glastonbury, TEDx and WOMAD as well as at the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony in London.

In this episode, Caroline tells us about her 3 month tour with a theatre company doing their own version of “Oliver Twist”. Caroline shares with us how Colin Thompson, a postman from a theatre school for deaf people, blew her away  as he was signing songs as part of his showcase. Caroline also talks about her performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

CAROLINE PARKER ‘SIGNED SINGING’ SHOW NOTES:

  • What is signed singing (2:19)
  • Misconceptions around signed singing (4:54)
  • Creative process and performance technique (8:40)
  • The impact of spaces on signing singing performances (12:53)
  • Signing a song along side a live singer (24:20)
  • Working with Beverley Knight (24:44)
  • Workshops on signed singing  for young people (28:24)
  • Difference between opera and rap piece (29:30)

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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 30minute 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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May 18, 2016

There are three buckets in your life – creating, communicating, consuming. The challenge is that it is really only possible to focus on two at any time.

If you are in the research stage of a creative project then you have to be consuming as much information as possible, but then there comes a time when you have to stop. You need to switch modes and move to creation mode.

Social media is an interesting one because it can trick you into thinking that you are actually doing all three.

In this episode of The Creative Life I dig into how to decide which of the three to focus on at the different stages of the creative process.

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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 30minute 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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May 18, 2016

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How do we build creative businesses?
  • How do you build an innovative company?
  • The two dangers entrepreneurs fall into when trying to build a creative business.
  • Why creativity is about more than gimmicks.
  • The myth of the smart person syndrome.
  • Why people are more important than ideas.
  • Developing a creative team.
  • How to find, develop and support good people?

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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 30minute 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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