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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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Mar 26, 2019

Catherine Orer is an award-winning Business & PR Strategist and founder of The Artist Entrepreneur, where she counsels professional visual artists and creative entrepreneurs who want to build sustainable businesses and careers. After working as a PR professional for multinational corporations, and then for art galleries in Paris and North America, she decided to create The Artist Entrepreneur, a business which seeks to bridge the gap between creativity and being business savvy. Catherine and her team do this by offering strategic consulting services to help artists, art galleries, and other artistically-related businesses and organizations reach their professional goals.

In this episode, we cover:

4:17 – The Artist Entrepreneur
6:02 – How to sell art
8:24 – Selling an idea
10:24 – Finding the story
13:12 – Finding the ‘why’ behind your work
14:01 – Daily journaling
14:53 – The role of community for an artist
16:11 – Making an impact with your art
17:16 – Developing creative courage
18:14 – Inspiration doesn’t happen at the computer
18:55 – Cooking and creativity
19:42 – Finding your passion

Resources mentioned in this episode:

theartistentrepreneur.com/
instagram.com/catherineorer
Tools: Insights Mindfulness Timer
Book: Essentialism by Greg Keown

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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Mar 19, 2019

Safi Bahcall is the author of Loonshots. After studying physics at Harvard and Stanford, he founded a biotech company specializing in cancer drugs, led its IPO, and served as its CEO for 13 years. He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 and in 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors.

In this episode, we cover:

5:18 – The problem with ‘Disruptive Innovation’
9:45 – How to win the Nobel Prize
10:43 – What to ignore
12:03 – How to write a non-fiction book
13:48 – How phrase transitions work
14:43 – An emergent behaviour
18:15 – The power of competing forces
19:23 – Stake in the outcome vs Perks of rank
22:32 – What we can learn from Richard Branson about innovation and creativity
27:25 – How McKinsey promotes executives
28:44 – How ideas get crushed in companies
30:26 – Structure vs Culture
31:59 – Organisation as a weapon
37:20 – REAS

Resources mentioned in this episode:

loonshots.com
Tool: Copernic
Album: Nina Simone Greatest Hits
Book: Short Stories by Vladimir Nabokov

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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Mar 13, 2019

Matt Ward is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, speaker, futurist, growth hacker, and author focused on helping startups change the world. He now runs The Syndicate podcast where he interviews top angel investors and VCs like Jeff Clavier, Esther Dyson and Tim O’Reilly about early stage tech investing. If hosting one podcast wasn’t enough he also hosts The Disruptors podcast where he covers exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, genetics, blockchain and quantum computing. He is also the author of ‘Gods of the Valley: How Today’s Tech Giants Monopolize the Future’.

In this episode, we cover:

1:52 – The Disruptors
3:32 – Longevity and living to 150
6:11 – Genetic editing
10:44 – The rise of clean meat
14:41 – Inequalities of artificial intelligence
17:08 – Ready Player One and a VR world
21:34 – Autonomous vehicles

Resources mentioned in this episode:

disruptors.fm
mattward.co
Tools: Slack, Zapier, Google Docs
Book: How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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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Mar 5, 2019

Liston Witherill is an author, speaker, and advisor to agencies and consulting firms ready to move beyond the referral. Liston’s work is based on cutting edge psychology, behavioral economics, and his own sales experience. His mantra is “Serve, Don’t Sell,” and he believes selling should be an ethical, win-win arrangement 100% of the time. Prior to creating his training business, Liston was the owner of a boutique marketing firm, and ran business development and marketing for a $12M consulting firm. He podcasts 3x a week, and runs 3 times a week, and lives with his beautiful wife, cat, and dog in Portland, OR.

In this episode, we cover:

3:16 – The power of podcasting
9:41 – Serve, don’t sell
12:51 – Fyre Festival
18:00 – Creating a repeatable sales plan
19:44 – Designing a better discovery call
20:39 – Pain, Goal, Value
21:00 – 70/30 Rule for sales calls
21:14 – “Why are we on the phone today?”
23:52 – The five why’s
24:23 – The magic wand question
28:13 – How to finish a sales call

Resources mentioned in this episode:

liston.io
Tools: Ulysees App
Typeform
Sales Navigator
Album: Donuts by J Dilla
Book: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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