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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: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

In this episode we learn from Robert Glazer, On How To Unlock Success In Yourself And Others.

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Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, and the author of "Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others”. The book explains how to grow capacity as both an individual and a leader through the four elements of capacity building, Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Emotional. Since instilling these ideas into Acceleration Partners, his company has been recognized in Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards, Entrepreneur's Top Company Culture, Inc. Magazine's Best Places to Work and Fortune's Best Small and Medium Workplaces..

In this episode, we cover:

1:56 – Friday Forward
4:05 – How to define your corporate culture
5:56 – The phases of leadership development
10:09 – What is capacity building?
12:01 – Making down payments on your goals
13:27 – Knowing your core values
15:07 – Principles vs Rules
15:51 – Process goals vs outcome goals
17:50 – BUILD
19:41 – Writing the book you need to read
23:22 – Value heirarchy

Resources mentioned in this episode:

robertglazer.com
Tools: The Whole Life Dashboard
Album: Joshua Tree by U2
Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

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Oct 15, 2019

In this episode we learn from John Livesay, On How To Craft The Perfect Elevator Pitch.

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John Livesay, aka The Pitch Whisperer, is a sales keynote speaker and shares the lessons learned from his award-winning sales career at Conde Nast. He teaches companies’ sales teams how to become irresistible so they are magnetic to their ideal clients. His TEDx talk: Be The Lifeguard Of Your Own Life has over 1,000,000 views and his best selling book is called Better Selling Through Storytelling. He is also the host of “The Successful Pitch” podcast and has been interviewed by such luminaries as Larry King.

In this episode, we cover:

3:22 – Push vs Pull Selling
4:30 – Always Be Kind (ABK)
5:29 – Thinking of yourself as Yoda
7:47 – Storytelling structures
7:53 – Exposition
7:59 – Problem
8:07 – Solution
8:09 – Resolution
9:59 – The sales keynote speaker
10:55 – Whoever tells the best story makes the sale
13:46 – The perfect elevator pitch
15:00 – The pitch whisperer
17:05 – Who do you help
18:35 – What problem do you solve
19:03 – The open
19:18 – You know how…
20:14 – Well part of the problem…
22:50 – Speaking in soundbites
23:49 – Stacking your moments of certainty

Resources mentioned in this episode:

johnlivesay.com
Book: Deal Storming by Tim Sanders
Tool: Podetize
Album: Sing To Me Instead by Ben Platt

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Oct 8, 2019

In this episode we learn from Donald Rattner, On How To Design Your Home And Office To Increase Creativity.

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Architect Donald Rattner is the principal of an award-winning architectural consultancy dedicated to maximizing occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. An educator and author as well as a practitioner, his new book is called “My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation.”
In this episode, we cover:

4:20 – Creative places
5:55 – Stick building and modular structures
6:40 – Co-creativity and Lego
7:42 – Little boxes
9:14 – The creativity of curves and circles
10:53 – How to think out of the box
13:49 – Bloomberg building in London
15:28 – Environmental psychology
16:16 – Why most conference rooms aren’t creative
16:46 – Spatial superiority
17:43 – Proximity to power
19:19 – Sociopedal vs Sociofugal
20:06 – Proxemics
20:28 – Psychedelics
20:49 – CERN vs Downing Street
26:08 – Why the colour green increases creativity levels
27:17 – The role of nature in creativity
28:32 – Abstract vs Analytics
31:34 – Noise levels effect on creativity
33:01- 70dB
33:35 – Why you get some of your best ideas in coffee shops
34:49 – The creativity of Marcel Proust
35:45 – Music and creativity
40:51 – Roger S Ulrich 1984 study on hospital environments

Resources mentioned in this episode:

donaldrattner.com
amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1510736719
Tools: Scrivener, Spark Mail App
Book: The Myths Of Creativity by David Burkus
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