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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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Aug 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 29, 2016

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

 

Dr Mark Goulston 'Creative Leadership' Show Notes:

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 26, 2016

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

'Understanding Your Creative Clock' Show Notes:

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 24, 2016

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

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

Andy Hall Show Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 22, 2016

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

 

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

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

 

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 19, 2016

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

'Creativity Hacking' Show Notes:

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

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 17, 2016

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

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

Fredrik Haren's 'Creativity Speaker' Show Notes:

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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

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Aug 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 12, 2016

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

Random Acts of Kindness Show Notes:

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

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

Hi [First Name]

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

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

Thank you for being one of my 100.

Best wishes

[Your Name]

 

 

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 10, 2016

Paul Sloane is an author, public speaker and facilitator on innovation and leadership and has been described as "The King of Lateral Thinking Puzzles". He is the author of 20 books on creative problem-solving and his latest book ‘Lateral Thinking Puzzles’ ranges from relatively easy to fiendishly hard conundrums that require mental agility. Paul’s company Destination Innovation help organizations make innovation happen and they have some incredible corporate clients.

"Failure is a good teacher. Success is a poor teacher."
"I succeed or I learn but I never fail."
"Only do what only you can do."
- Paul Sloane

 Paul Sloane 'Lateral Thinking Puzzles' Show Notes:

  • Innovation workshops (2:30)
  • Impediments to innovation (5:40)
  • Using external facilitators for brainstorming (7:40)
  • Divergent thinking vs convergent thinking (8:00)
  • Deference to authority (8:57)
  • Inspirational innovative leadership (12:17)
  • Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats' (20:11)
  • Need, Greed, Succeed, Speed (20:40) 

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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

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Aug 8, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Italian author, actor, journalist and singer Isabelle Adriani about creative storytelling, fairy tales and open quantum relativity!

After gaining a PHD in History from the University of Perugia with a thesis entitled “The DNA of Fairy Tale” she has gone on to star in more than 30 movies and published eight books on fairy tales as well as two historical novels. As an actor she has starred alongside George Clooney in The American, John Cusack in Reclaim, and with Penelope Cruz in the film Twice Born. You can also hear her voice in the Italian versions of hit animations Alvin & The Chipmunks and Ice Age. Isabelle's latest book, that has just been translated into English, is called ‘Castaways in Time’, a story about three English orphans who are shipwrecked on the mysterious Island of Time and she also has a new album coming out called To Movies with Love.

Isabelle Adriani 'Creative Storytelling' Show Notes:

  • Promoting Ice Age 5 (2:00)
  • The power of fairy tales (3:58)
  • The story of Cinderella (7:40)
  • The origin of the moon (9:00)
  • Isabelle Adriani the storyteller (11:30)
  • Going to acting school (14:20)
  • Acting classes with Susan Strasberg (16:30)
  • Firing yourself (17:30)
  • Advice from Jacki Weaver (19:25)
  • Lucia Dalla (27:05)
  • Mind Island (28:15)
  • Being inspired by Open Quantum Physics (30:00)
  • How to enjoy casting calls (32:58)
  • Having a lot of projects (39:40) 

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

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

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

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

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Aug 4, 2016

This is a slightly unusual episode of The Creative Life TV Show as I have just decided to open up my coaching program again and become the creativity coach for six new clients.

You see, every day I am contacted by creatives from around the world who ask me if I would coach them. Usually, I have had to say no because I was already working 1-on-1 with a number of clients. These clients are aspiring and professional musicians, authors, entrepreneurs, artists and designers so if this sounds like you, you can now apply for one of the six limited places to join my coaching program by going to www.jamestaylor.me/coaching

'Creativity Coach' Show Notes:

  • What is creativity coaching
  • Creativity Coach
  • How best to unlock your creativity
  • How to find your path and your strategy
  • New ways to market and monetize your creativity

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

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ABOUT JAMES

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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Aug 3, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick about the process of creative songwriting.

Melissa, an eight time Boston music award winner, is regarded as one of the most prolific and hard working artists in the business. She performs regularly throughout North America with up to 100 shows a year and has shared the stage with Morrisey, John Hyatt, Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco, K.D Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin and many many others. Her 12th original album, a coming home and a self titled album, is in many ways a new beginning for Ferrick. Written in just over a year, recorded at home, it's out now on her newly relaunched label Right On Records.

We discuss the power of building a loyal fanbase of true fans and Melissa shares with us why accepting help is her biggest weakness and how she coped up.

Melissa Ferrick 'Creative Songwriting' Show Notes:

  • One woman show (3:00)
  • Staying sane (4:17)
  • Record theme (6:18)
  • Getting feedback (9:40)
  • Accepting help (19:20)
  • Thinking outside the box (21:20)
  • Touring  (36:25) 

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

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

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

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

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Aug 1, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast global disability inclusion strategist Debra Ruh talks about brainstorming, innovation and speaking at the UN.

When told by ‘experts’ that her daughter, Sara, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, would be lucky to push shopping carts at the local grocery store, Debra refused to accept this. Debra Ruh’s unshakable faith in the power of human potential first led her to create multi-million dollar IT firm Tec-Access, an ICT Accessibility firm with the majority of employees being technologists with disabilities.

After exiting that business she started Ruh Global, which focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, Digital Marketing and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She now consults with governments, corporations, NGO’s, and travels the world inspiring and encouraging others to follow their dreams. Her latest book is called “Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Companies Improve Their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities”.

"I just don't let him stop me. I just walk right into him. I'm not gonna let anybody stop me including myself."

"I'm gonna look fear in the face and I'm gonna walk right through him."

- Debra Ruh

Debra Ruh 'Brainstorming' Show Notes:

  • Sara's Story (3:15)
  • Compliance vs Innovation  (15:30)
  • Neurodiversity (23:17)
  • Brainstorming (26:53)
  • Creativity in different cultures (28:10)
  • Workplace training for millennials (30:45)
  • Always wanting to write (32:00)
  • Using anger as a motivator (33:06)
  • Looking fear in the face (36:00)
  • Raising $200,000 overnight (41:07)
  • The gut check (43:54)
  • Preparing to speak at the United Nations (45:37)
  • Having an authentic journey (46:17) 

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

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

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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

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

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