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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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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 21, 2018

Stephen Wunker is a noted author, entrepreneur, and consultant whose new book Costovation solves the dilemma of how to spend less and innovate more. He led the team creating one of the first smartphones in the 1990s, teamed with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen to build out consulting practices, and since 2010 has led New Markets Advisors, whose clients include Nestlé and Nike. His writing appears in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Financial Times

In this episode, we cover:

1:37 – Costovation
8:43 – Why are you innovating?
10:00 – Innovation alignment
10:43 – Innovation labs
11:19 – Innovation process
12:53 – Planet Fitness case study
16:44 – Inventors sabotage
22:27 – The rate of innovation adoption
25:42 – Product enhancement

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Link: costovation.com
Tools: Google
Book: The Innovators Solution by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor
Album: Daddy Yankee 

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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Sep 15, 2018

Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and operates Date with the Muse, LLC, which helps storytellers to publish traditionally at the highest level possible. Her book “Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel without an Outline” has been lauded by New York Times bestselling author John David Mann. He said her book was “brimming over with invaluable practical writerly wisdom”. Annalisa writes for many local, national, and international publications and been featured on Huffington Post Live for her novels as well CBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems. She believes in taking the writing craft seriously without taking herself too seriously, and attempts to heed the wisdom of the ancient Roman poet Horace who said: “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.”

In this episode, we cover:

3:12 – Being a storyteller
6:03 – The writer’s mindset
4:51 – Bird by Bird by Ann Lamont
10:27 – The three phases of non-fiction writing
11:05 – Drafting your manuscript
17:24 – Getting feedback on your writing
19:50 – Copy editor vs Content editor
23:41 – Writers retreats
26:42 – Multi-modal learning
33:09 – You have to do the verb to be the noun

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Website: http://datewiththemuse.com/
Tools: Google Docs
Book: On Writing by Stephen King 

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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Sep 7, 2018

Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people “find their voice”, she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and YourTango.com.

In this episode, we cover:

2:29 – Personal branding
4:33 – Being mint choc chip in a plain vanilla world
5:09 – Authenticity
6:11 – Intuition or Inner Critic
11:03 – How to find the right type of coaching for you
13:41 – People-pleasing
16:41 – Disempowering beliefs

Resources mentioned in this episode:

www.thejoyjunkie.com
Tools: Boxer, Welzen
Book: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Difficult Conversations by Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
Album: That I Would Be Good by Alanis Morissette 

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