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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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Jun 30, 2016

Gary Catona is a huge star in the world of voice building, he is a creative coach and understands what it takes to get the most from your voice. His client list is incredible, everyone from  Whitney Houston to Andrea Bocelli to Tony Bennett to Babyface. But actually interestingly he has also worked with people who are not necessarily singers, but want to improve their speech as well. He has worked with one of the co founders of Google, Muhammad Ali, and Larry Carlton.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Gary shares with us how he manages his daily schedule. He talks about  his upcoming projects including a documentary, working with Google and a project that is exciting him the most, a TV Show in search for the next Whitney Houston.

”There are lots of people that are passionate about what they want to do, but they never succeed. Because they’re doing it thoughtlessly. You have to combine clear thinking, with passion and with discipline. It’s the only way to go.”

– Gary Catona

Gary Catona Voice Builder and Creative Coach Show Notes:

  • Time Management (4:40)
  • The combination of learning how to be creative and discipline (6:00)
  • Voice Builder (9:01)
  • The Ultimate Diva Show (11:41)
  • Clear thinking, Passion and Discipline (14:15)
  • Shirley Maclaine (19:25)
  • Experimentation (20:45)
  • Philosophy (27:20) 

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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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Jun 29, 2016

Cara Bradley is an author, yoga teacher, mental strength coach and former pro-skater. As the founder of Verge Yoga Center in Philadelphia she helps people combine movement and mindfulness. Meanwhile as the co-founder of non-profit Mindfulness Through Movement, she provides mindfulness programs for more than a dozen schools in urban Philadelphia and runs creative retreats in Italy. Known as a mental strength coach to athletes, she has been training teams and elite athletes for over ten years including at Penn State Basketball, Villanova Football, and the USYSA Olympic Development Program. Cara is also the host of a podcast series called Real Women, Courageous Wisdom and her latest book “On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine” has just been released on New World Library.

In this episode Cara talks about launching her new book, and authoring a book before about in line skating. Cara tells us about the process of launching a book and the book industry. Cara also shares with us how she developed her skills as a coach and as a teacher.

"I have the choice to start something and to end something."

"We're constantly morphing, and so if we allow ourselves to flow with the constant change of our lives, our businesses, our projects it's okay to start and stop and it's so freeing to live that way."

- Cara Bradley

Cara Bradley 'Creative Retreats' Show Notes:

  • Launching a book (2:16)
  • Personal mantra (6:10)
  • The operating system for your mind (8:05)
  • Idea machines (10:12)
  • Fear of failure (15:00)
  • Being aligned with your vision (15:25)
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness (19:02)
  • Teaching mindfulness to elite athletes (21:41)

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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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Jun 29, 2016

Nashville based singer-songwriter Kira Small’s strong, sexy, whiskey-tinged soul music has won her a loyal fanbase. She is a nationally touring artist, 2015 International Songwriting Competition Finalist, 2012 Independent Music Awards winner and former member of Berklee College of Music’s Voice Faculty. Her voice, which has a rare blend of jazz, soul and blues, has also made her one of Nashville’s most in-demand session vocalists. She’s toured or recorded with Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton and Wynona Judd. The Grammy award-winning songwriter Mike Reid summed her up best by saying that she “sounds like a neat glass of single malt in a world of Michelob Ultra”.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Kira talks about releasing her epic break up album entitled "3 am". She tells us about her new website, new blog series and her tour dates. She also shares with us how singing came first before she could talk, how she started and developed her writing in Nashville.

"Keep doing it and keep pushing past that fear."

"Tell the truth. Be real. Be yourself."

- Kira Small

Kira Small 'Writing For The Row" Show Notes:

  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (3:01)
  • Breakup records (7:27)
  • Early morning pages (8:01)
  • On writing "I will raise my voice" (9:25)
  • Writing for the row  (12:21)
  • Getting a song to Oprah (14:10)
  • Overcoming your fear of success (15:26)
  • How to run a music crowdfunding campaign (17:09)
  • PledgeMusic (17:34)

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  • Pencil and Paper

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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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Jun 29, 2016

I love reading books about creativity, the creative process and how we generate and develop new ideas.

I read a lot of books and I have put together some of my Top 10 creativity books. Here are some of the creativity books from my list:

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show, I put together a 'give away' where you could win my Top 10 creativity books. All you have to do is go to www.jamestaylor.me/giveaways/creativity-books/

Transcript:

When I talk to creative people and ask them to describe their goals in their career and work, they often describe it to me in very vague way. More like dreams rather than goals.

When setting goals we have the  S.M.A.R.T, P.U.R.E and C.L.E.A.R goals.

S.M.A.R.T stands for S- Specific, M- Measurable, A - Attainable, R- Relevant and T-  Time based.

P.U.R.E stands for P - Pure, U- Understood, R - Relevant, E- Ethical.

C.L.E.A.R stands for C- Challenging,  L- Legal, E- Environmentally Sound, A- Agreed, R- Recorded.

The more of these components you can pick off when you set a goal and write that goal down, the more likely you are to achieve it. You have to know clearly in your head what that goal is and how to define it.

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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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Jun 28, 2016

Emma Pask is the leading voice on the Australian Jazz scene. She performed the bridal waltz at the wedding of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and you'll frequently hear her singing on TV commercials and radio ads in Australia. Her voice is everywhere. Internationally she has performed in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band and was in series 2 of The Voice Australia with judges that included Ricky Martin. In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Emma tells us about the pros and cons of being an independent artist, on how to take care of your voice and the creative mindset.

" If you want to keep this truck moving forward, You gotta do it yourself. "

- Emma Pask

Emma Pask "Creative Mindset" Show Notes:

  • Jim Bostock (9:30)
  • Australian nature (13:00)
  • Health issue (15:06)
  • Emma's New album "Cosita Divina" (16:28)
  • Joining The Voice Australia (21:31)

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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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Jun 23, 2016

Chantel McGregor is a UK based guitarist and 'mindmapping' singer-songwriter, recently named Guitarist of the Year at the British Blues Awards. A female guitar prodigy she studied guitar at Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions and a first class honours. Since then she has built a loyal and growing fanbase with one critic saying “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn’t strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she’s channeling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers”.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Chantel tells us about how her dad encouraged and taught her to play guitar. She also talks about her experiences from doing jam sessions and the artists and songs that inspired her playing. Chantel shares with us her obsession with Stevie Nicks.

"If this is your dream go for it, but you have to be prepared to sacrifice everything to do it. It is hard work."

- Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor Show Notes:

  • Sponge days (7:26)
  • Mindmapping - Tony Buzan (8:19)
  • Creative confidence (14:10)
  • Sacrificing everything for your creative dream (17:14)
  • The advice she received from Joe Bonamassa (24:00)
  • Bonny Raitt's advice to 'Be Nice' (25:05) 

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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

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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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Jun 19, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Cory Huff talks about how to sell your art online. He is a Portland based digital strategist and owner of Abundant Artist, a business which helps talented artists to sell their art and also looks to dispel the starving artist myth. Cory does this by providing business coaching for artists as well as creating awesome online courses including Facebook Marketing for Artists and Selling Art on Instagram. In addition to his work as a digital strategist he is also an actor, storyteller, director and photographer so is very much in touch with the challenges facing today’s creatives.

Cory talks about his program original practice Shakespeare. He shares with us about how he started his craft on selling through his different college jobs experiences and his natural gift for talking to people. He also tells us about how he enjoys talking about himself and listening to what other people have to say about themselves.

"I would start talking to as many people as I could and figure out how I can be valuable to them."

- Cory Huff

 Cory Huff on "how to sell your art online" Show Notes:

  • How to sell your course online (7:24)
  • The importance of narrative for selling art (10:50)
  • Using Facebook Ads to sell your art (12:41)
  • Mormon playwrights (21:42)
  • When do you become a good artist (25:00)
  • Mental illness and drug use (28:50) 

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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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Jun 16, 2016

Rene Lopez is a New York based musician, singer and songwriter. As the son of a salsa trumpeter he was raised in a home where music was all around him. In fact, the young Rene learned how to play drums before he could read. But although he grew up surrounded by salsa, disco and funk it was rock, R&B and soul that he gravitated towards. In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Rene talks about his latest project, the “Jam of the Month” club.

"I don't stop creating, it's just something that I do."

- Rene Lopez

Rene Lopez Show Notes:

  • Being taught drums by Bernard Purdie (6:45)
  • The New School (10:40)
  • The importance of licensing for musicians (15:09)
  • Touring and its challenges (16:59)
  • Joseph Arthur (18:30)
  • Annie DeFranco and NOLA sound (21:30)
  • The power of Spotify playlists (29:25) 

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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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Jun 14, 2016

Mark Kern is a video games industry veteran who had been making games all of his life. After graduating from law school he founded his first games company which worked with Blizzard Entertainment. Mark is perhaps best known for being team lead on the massively successful World of Warcraft game as well as working on other classic titles including Diablo and Starcraft. In 2012 he founded the League for Gamers as a response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and today its members include avid games who promote positive gaming, good sportsmanship, research, and advocacy for their hobby.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Mark talks about revisiting one of his old games which is World Of Warcraft. He tells us how the demographic of female gamers playing World of Warcraft has grown and shares with us his process on creating games and his bad experience working with firefall.

"Show don't tell."

- Mark Kern

 Mark Kern Show Notes:

  • The creative process of games design (6:15)`
  • Building a minimum viable product (7:40)
  • The importance of audience participation (8:18)
  • Vegan Death Metal Chef and The Long Tail Effect (14:33)
  • Niche games (15:35)
  • Tabletop Gaming (17:24)
  • Virtual Reality Gaming (19:59)
  • The rising cost of games (21:59)
  • The punk philosophy of gaming (24:05) 

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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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Jun 12, 2016

Aaron Walker is a Nashville based entrepreneur, coach and founder of ViewfromtheTop.com. Aaron started the first of his eight businesses when he was only 18 years old and by the time he was 27 he had sold it to a Fortune 500 company. Today he helps men who want to live a life of success and significance and he does this through personal coaching, online courses and mastermind groups.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Aaron tells us about facilitating his 7 mastermind groups and his book entitled "View From The Top". Aaron also shares with us how he fell in love with the process of the mastermind group, when he was invited by Dave Ramsey. This was Aaron's biggest game changer.

"We gotta have something to do that is meaningful and purposeful."

"If you're building your business to quit, stop doing that. You need to build your business to grow a business that can make more money."

- Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker Show Notes:

  • The power of the mastermind group (1:38)
  • The role of the trusted advisor and coach (5:36)
  • Finding his purpose after selling his first business (6:12)
  • Building relationships intentionally (14:00)
  • Giving video testimonials (16:37)
  • LinkedIn Recommendations (17:01)
  • Being the Energizer Bunny (18:57) 

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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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Jun 9, 2016

Have you ever experienced a creative flow state? That feeling when you lose a sense of time and are completely immersed in the activity you are doing,

Around 2000 years ago the philosopher Aristotle argued that the purpose of life is to be happy. Often when we are asked to described what happiness feels like we talk about this experience of being in flow what what we are doing.

How To Make Creative Decisions Show Notes:

Personal Compass Model

1. Where have you come from?
2. What is really important to you?
3. Who is important to you?
4. What has been holding you back?
5. What are you afraid of?

In today's episode of The Creative Life TV Show we look at how to achieve a flow state.

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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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Jun 9, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Tony Succar who was born into a family of talented musicians in Lima, Peru before moving to Miami, Florida when he was just two years old. Growing up in a household imbued with rhythm it was no surprise that at the tender age of 13, Tony began his own career as a musician, initially starting on piano before moving to percussion.

Since then he has worked with some of the greats of Latin music including Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres and Tito Puente Jr. You could say that Tony Succar lives a creative and polyrhythmic life, being the President of his own entertainment company as well as a bandleader, percussionist, producer, composer and arranger. His latest project Unity features more than 100 musicians and gives a Latin spin to the music of Michael Jackson.

Tony talks about the development of his project "Unity: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson album. He tells us about his mentors and teachers and how he fell in love with percussion. He also shares with us about him being a competitive person and having music as his passion and as his life.

"Talent is something that many people will have, but what's gonna separate you from the rest is your work ethic."

- Tony Succar

Tony Succar Show Notes:

  • Luis Conte (3:49)
  • The history of the Cajon (4:56)
  • Real deal competition (7:33)
  • The leadership skills Tony learned from soccer (12:52)
  • The role of the band leader (20:34)
  • Staying creative on the road (22:39)
  • The importance of creative work ethic (24:17)
  • Caring about your health (25:35)

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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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Jun 8, 2016

There are points in our lives when we need to make creative decisions, when we need to cut off one option to take up another. Making a creative decision can be like facing a crossroad and so how do we decide which road to go down?

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show, I discuss a very useful model developed by the Grove Agency in San Francisco called "The Personal Compass Model". This helps us decide which road we should take when making those creative decisions in our lives.

How To Make Creative Decisions Show Notes:

Personal Compass Model

1. Where have you come from?
2. What is really important to you?
3. Who is important to you?
4. What has been holding you back?
5. What are you afraid of?

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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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Jun 7, 2016

Marcel Wanders is an Amsterdam based designer who first came to the worlds attention through his ‘Knotted Chair’, which pairs high tech materials with low tech production methods. Since then Marcel and his team have worked on over 1700 projects for clients ranging from Alessi and MAC cosmetics to KLM and Puma. The New York Times dubbed him the “Lady Gaga of Design” while Business Week selected him as one of Europe’s '25 Leaders of Change'. Marcel focuses on bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age’, in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. He also serves on the advisory board of THNK, School of Creative Leadership and is a co-founder of the successful design label Moooi.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast Marcel tells us about moving to Milan and stepping out from his own culture. He talks about doing experimental work in San Francisco with start- ups and also shares with us how he got hooked on design.

"Experiments are made to get results."

"If we don't have order, then we get nothing done and if we cannot have our chaotic process and it's only order, we get something done, but it will never be super great. We need each other to be outstanding."

"You'll only loose the game if you stop playing."

-Marcel Wanders

 Marcel Wanders Show Notes:

  • My designs are my babies (7:00)
  • Department of Chaos (11:18)
  • Looking for complexity (15:07)
  • The obstacle is the way (22:36)
  • Creatives as generalists (24:47)
  • Art as a remix (25:29)

 Favorite Tools:

  • Italian dictionary

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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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Jun 5, 2016

Nikki Elledge Brown is known as The Communication Stylist®, helping entrepreneurs communicate with clarity and confidence through her flagship program, A Course About Copy®. She is also a proud military spouse, mom, former park ranger and college professor who shares stories, tips, and inspiration on life, business, and all things communication with her fans.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Nikki defines what a communication stylist is. She also talks about how she started to help entrepreneurs to be effective communicators.

"Trust your gut."

- Nikki Elledge Brown

Nikki Elledge Brown The Communication Stylist® Show Notes:

  • What is copywriting (4:08)
  • Beginning of the course (7:42)
  • Perfectionism (8:45)
  • Focus as her biggest weakness (9:58)
  • Beyond the site (15:46)
  • Nikki's first webinar (17:02)
  • Bonus addiction (22:30)
  • Launch managers (24:48)
  • Message, Messenger, Moment (30:00) 

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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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Jun 2, 2016

Johnny Hiland is a legally blind Nashville based guitarist and guitar educator. His career started in 2002 and by 2004 he was signed with Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. He has been on stage for Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa and Les Paul. As a guitar teacher Johnny has created guitar courses for Truefire, Hotlicks, Mel Bay and Jam Tracks Central.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Johnny talks about moving to Nashville and how he started to play guitar on a J45 Gibson. He tells us about how his parents were very upset when he left college and also shares with us how Ricky Skaggs inspired him to play guitar.

"I've never looked at anything as failures. I've always looked at those as learning experiences."

"Be thankful for the blessings that you do have and not dwell on the past failures. We always need to look forward to the future."

- Johnny Hiland

Johnny Hiland Show Notes:

  • If you don't pay, you don't play (4:48)
  • 24 hour job (6:57)
  • Nashville: Music City USA (8:25)
  • Always saying yes to everything (11:04)
  • Kimi: life partner, best friend and lover (12:50)
  • Losing 14 family members (15:43)
  • No fear (18:54)
  • Starting over (20:15)
  • Kimi and God (22:32)
  • First country band gig (27:30)
  • Vince Gil (28:57)
  • Good managers (39:40)

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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 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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Jun 1, 2016

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first publication The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then she has gone onto release six more books and has been profiled or quoted in dozens of major publications, even appearing on Oprah. Jennifer combines writing with teaching retreats, leading workshops and creating vibrant online communities for her fans. In all of these she helps people shape and live their truest life.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Jennifer tells us about her new book and her new online writing program. She talks about how she always wanted to create and always resisted creating and her struggles in the creative process. Jennifer also shares with us how her first book came about.

"Stop whining and start working."

- Jennifer Louden

Jennifer Louden Show Notes:

  • Exploring by asking questions (4:38)
  • Getting on Oprah (6:20)
  • Bright shiny thing syndrome (8:30)
  • The Oasis Program (10:10)
  • Partnering with the wrong people (15:50)
  • Creating a body of work (16:28)
  • Writing book proposals (18:20)
  • Changes in the publishing industry (20:18)
  • The importance of email lists (21:53)
  • Using video to promote (24:16)
  • Awareness (25:22) 

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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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Jun 1, 2016

Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University. At Cornell she directs the People Aware Computing Group which develops applications that improve people’s well-being. Part of this work is changing the way mental health is diagnosed and treated by creating new and novel wearable and mobile apps and devices. As part of her doctoral thesis at MIT she created the sociometer and the first experiments which led to a new field called Reality Mining, an area of science that Technology Review Magazine declared as one of the “10 technologies most likely to change the way we live”. She is also an entrepreneur and has recently co-founded Health Rhythm.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Tanzeem talks about her current projects on designing, mobile technologies that can measure human well being and working on how to influence human behaviour to increase quality of life. She tells us about how she was interested in Science and Math when she was growing up, but was never exposed to technology and had never owned a computer .

"Technology does not live in isolation."

- Tanzeem Choudhury

Tanzeem Choudhury Show Notes:

  • Girls and technology (5:31)
  • The importance of breaking things (6:37)
  • Who are you solving the problem for? (9:35)
  • How technology can help with mental health (15:20)
  • Analyzing voice pattern (22:02)
  • Talking to people (25:19)
  • Gap between clinical adoption and customer views (29:50)
  • Raspberry Pi (38:31)
  • The Maker Movement (38:45) 

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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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Jun 1, 2016

Tom Jackson has a passion for helping artists develop their onstage skills and produce unique shows. Through onstage rehearsals he teaches artists and bands to find the unique moments in their music, to capture and engage their audiences, and build fans for life. Artists he has worked with include Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Ladies of the Canyon and many many more.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Tom talks about working with charities and helping artists with tour support. He shares with us how he got involved in helping artists develop their own stage skills. Tom also tells us the common mistakes by artists on their first consultation.

"Confidence comes from preparation."

- Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson Show Notes:

  • Looking at your show from the audiences perspective (4:58)
  • It's about more than the song (8:22)
  • Developing themes and characters in your live shows (9:54)
  • Dating your audience (11:24)
  • Why pacing is often overrated (12:30)
  • Form and spontaneity (18:50)
  • Confidence, authority and charisma on stage (20:50)
  • Working with Taylor Swift (33:32)
  • High Tech, High Touch (34:32)
  • Creating transcendent live shows (34:58)
  • Getting outside your body as a live performer (35:40)
  • Canadian music week (41:27)

Favorite Tools:

  • Notepad
  • iPad

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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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Jun 1, 2016

Gary Hughes is a Florida based photographer who believes in creative photography and that head shots don’t have to be boring. He looks to infuse the creative energy of music, fashion and fun into his shoots and in 2012 he was named Master Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America association. Together with his wife Julie Fioretti, he is part of the dynamic duo that makes up Hughes Fioretti Photography. More recently he has been offering online courses through CreativeLive to teach other creative professionals how to grow their businesses and brand using social media and SEO.

In this Creative Life Podcast episode, Gary tells us about finishing his book on head shot photography and producing a photography podcast. He talks to us about turning your passion into a monetary enterprise and shares with us meeting his wife, learning the business of Photography together with her.

"If you're around other people who do what you do and are better than you at it, it's  gonna bring you up."

"Learning to be competent first is the most important thing."

- Gary Hughes

Gary Hughes 'Creative Photography' Show Notes:

  • Learning Photography (5:32)
  • My job isn't my life (11:53)
  • Breaking in the family portrait business (16:11)
  • Developing a negative connotation about the business (22:41)
  • Using your images for marketing purposes (26:40)
  • Manage your expectations from photographers (27:42)
  • Courses on CreativeLive (28:10)
  • Systems to manage your workflow (33:52)

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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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Jun 1, 2016

Olivia Tarplin is a Jersey City based academic, writer, researching and speaker on gender, politics, sexuality and the media. Focusing on the thriving industry of feminist pornography, she has spent the past 3 years studying how it can be used to change sexual culture and educate the masses about sex. A keen photographer, she initially considered studying photography but feared that an academic setting might spoil her love of the medium. Instead she chose to study Global Studies at The New School in New York which has led her onto the exciting work she does today.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Olivia tells us about her day job in a marketing firm in Manhattan, continuing her research on feminist pornography and sex education as well as researching more on feminist pornography and its relationship with economics. She talks to us about going to The New School to study psychology and she shares with us about attending a book reading at the Bluestockings Bookstore and getting hooked on the The Feminist Porn Book by Tristan Taormino.

"Ignore the ones that are completely ridiculous and comical and have no basis in reality."

"Don't worry about pleasing all the random people who are just going to be angry."

- Olivia Tarplin

 Olivia Tarplin Show Notes:

  • Creative feminist porn directors, producers and icons (4:59)
  • Pornography as sex education (9:47)
  • First TEDTalk (11:08)
  • Feedback from the audience and YouTube (15:40)
  • Tips on giving a TEDTalk (21:12)
  • How to deal with haters and critics (21:27)
  • The perils of freemium (22:50)

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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).

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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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Jun 1, 2016

Nashville based guitarist, producer, creative coach exponent and guitar instructor Cory Congilio has taught hundreds of students ranging from age 6 to 80 and on at least six top selling courses for Truefire. Corey is now an artist clinician for Martin Guitars.

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, he tells us about how he started playing saxophone and when he realized he can't sing and play saxophone at the same time and how that drew him to playing guitar. Corey talks about how he started playing professionally at the age of 18. He also shares with us his teaching experiences and Truefire courses.

" As long as you're just trying to be the best version of you, you're always going to have success and when you're trying to bark up all these different trees nobody's really going to hear you, but if you just stay in your lane and continue to cultivate who you are, people will notice. "

- Corey Congilio

Corey Congilio "finding a creative coach" Show Notes:

  • Discovering Truefire (5:15)
  • Moving to Nashville (7:40)
  • Nashville "Music City" (9:23)
  • Completing his 5 song E.P (14:11)
  • Managing his schedule and focusing on his own thing (15:01)
  • There's no shame in getting help (16:58)
  • Finding a coach (18:45)
  • Learn to sound like the artist and not like yourself (24:47)
  • Getting you to be the best version of yourself (27:25)
  • Don't try to impress Nashville (38:06)

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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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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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Jun 1, 2016

Jinsop Lee is an industrial designer, teacher and speaker and his TED talk on the 5 Senses Approach to design thinking has been watched by over 1.3million people. Jinsop's design background began at age five when his mother refused to buy him a Star Wars X-wing fighter - so he designed his own out of Lego. Following university, a 2 year stint in the Korean army, and a job as a ‘suit-wearing design consultant’ as he calls it, he founded his own design firm ‘Uncle Oswald Is My Hero’. Nita Song, President at IW Group says "With creativity and enthusiasm, Jinsop Lee offers a new approach to problem-solving. By focusing on consumer needs first, his method delivers solutions that engage customers' hearts, minds and souls."

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast, Jinsop talks about consulting for a lighting company that is doing something different with light. He tells us about the big changes and creative use of lighting. He also shares with us what 'Design Thinking' is.

"Design is, you're coming up with solutions to problems and it's possible that these problems are in any field, but you're just approaching it from a designer's mentality. "

- Jinsop Lee

Jinsop Lee 'Design Thinking' Show Notes:

  • Reimagining lighting design (3:11)
  • Nest (4:30)
  • Design thinking (6:22)
  • Thinking about the end user (7:56)
  • The Swiss army knife for the digital age (9:30)
  • Five senses of approach to design (11:00)
  • What makes sex great (11:31)
  • The lightbulb moment (11:40)
  • Using your sense of smell to tell the time (12:46)
  • Singapore Airlines 'Floridian Waters'(16:19)
  • Sherlock Holmes the superhero (20:30)
  • Creativity in different cultures (23:43)
  • Creative blocks and how Jinsop deals with them (28:07)

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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).

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

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Jun 1, 2016

Nik West is a Los Angeles based bass player and vocalist. Her credits include work with Dave Stewart, Prince, John Mayer and recently as a special guest on American Idol. She's also the brainchild behind the "Queen of Strings" competition.

In this episode, Nik West tells us her experiences performing with different drummers, and the importance of having chemistry between the bass player and the drummer. She shares with us how she started singing with her sisters and how her dad taught them harmony singing. Nik also talks about her wonderful experiences playing alongside Prince and John Mayer.

"The people that are the most successful are the ones that have failed many times, but they just keep getting up again."

- Nik West

Nik West Show Notes:

  • Uploading her first video (7:00)
  • Moving to LA with Dave Stewart (8:35)
  • Sexism in the music industry (9:57)
  • Discipline as her biggest weakness (12:28)
  • Musicians and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (14:16)
  • Confidence with people (15:34)
  • Touring with John Blackwell (18:25)
  • Building Nik West the brand (23:22)
  • Changing her hairstyle (25:56)
  • The best advice she got from Prince (30:12)

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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.

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

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Jun 1, 2016

In many organizations they use brainstorming techniques to help them generate new ideas. Here are some ideas to ensure that those brainstorming sessions are better and are more effective for you and your organization.

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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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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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