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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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Jan 28, 2020

In this episode we learn from David Wood, On How To Have Tough Conversations.

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After a life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies on Park Avenue, David Wood built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and serving huge audiences worldwide. He now coaches high performing executives, entrepreneurs, teams, and even prison inmates, to create amazing results and deep connection. One tough conversation at a time.


In this episode, we cover:

1:38 – Speaking your truth
3:15 – Building a coaching business
4:52 – Crazy persistence
7:55 – Transformational Leadership Council
7:55 – Jack Canfield
8:27 – Chris Atwood
8:50 – How to be truly happy
9:17 – Overcoming limiting beliefs
10:46 – Life coaching vs business coaching
15:57 – Having tough conversations
17:16 – Speaking up
18:43 – Fear of discomfort
19:54 – Fear of loss
26:19 – Tough conversational artificial intelligence coach

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playforreal.life/blueprint
jamestaylor.me/david-wood

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Jan 21, 2020

In this episode we learn from John DiJulius, On How AI Will Change Customer Experience.

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By 2025, AI will power 95 percent of all customer interactions. But despite of this technological disruption my guest today argues that the most important part of a great ?customer experience is relationship building. John DiJulius is a sought-after authority on world-class customer experience, working with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, and Progressive Insurance. In his new book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital he shows readers how to attain meaningful, lasting relationships with customers.

In this episode, we cover:

5:43 – Customer Experience vs Customer Service vs Customer Support
9:10 – Being the cheapest or the best
10:49 – Why companies are reallocating advertising and marketing dollars to customer experience
12:24 – Why micro-experiences are important for building customer loyalty
14:14 – Checklist Manifesto
14:55 – From automation to experiences
15:04 – Using AI for improving customer experience
18:52 – MSA (Mental Stimulation Addiction)
21:13 – From bored to brilliant
29:28 – Collecting people

Resources mentioned in this episode:

thedijuliusgroup.com
thedijuliusgroup.com/product/the-relationship-economy
Tools:
FORD (Family, Occupation, Recreation, Dreams)
Book: From The Ground Up by Howard Schultz
Album: Anything by The Beatles

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Jan 14, 2020

In this episode we learn from Rhonda, On "Will AI Take My Job?"

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Rhonda Scharf is a Professional Speaker, Trainer, Author, and Consultant specializing in People Power and Effectiveness. She has travelled the globe getting people "on the right track" with her unique perspective on life, work, and getting things done both today and in the future. As a top speaker Rhonda is the only person in the world to have earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), Global Speaking Fellow, be inducted into the Speaking Hall of Fame, and honoured with The Spirit of CAPS, all highly coveted speaking certifications and awards. Her latest book is called ‘Alexa Is Stealing Your Job’.

In this episode, we cover:

2:02 – Writing on planes

4:20 – Hiring a creativity coach

7:03 – Morning pages

7:42 – Creative blocks

12:39 – Fourth Industrial Revolution

17:02 – The future of jobs with AI

19:54 – Trainers, Explainers, and Sustainers

22:03 – Strategic thinking and creative thinking

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

alexaisstealingyourjob.com

on-the-right-track.com

Book: Clockwork by Michael Michalowicz

Tools: Trello, Slack

Album: Best Of You by Bryan Adams

 

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Jan 7, 2020

In this episode we learn from Nir Eyal, On How To Overcome Workplace Distractions.

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Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed him, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and his latest work is called Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

In this episode, we cover:

7:00 – Why do we get distracted

7:30 – Traction vs Distraction

10:05 – External triggers

10:21 – Internal triggers

10:44 – The desire to avoid discomfort

12:20 – The evolutionary reason for distraction

14:21 – Mastering your internal triggers

15:48 – Making time for traction

18:04 – Hacking back external triggers

18:54 – Preventing distraction with pacts

19:29 – Scheduling group chat

22:13 – Indistractable nurses

24:18 – Distraction and open plan offices

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Official Website: nirandfar.com/Indistractable

Schedule Maker: nirandfar.com/schedule-maker

Summary article: nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future Distraction Guide: nirandfar.com/distractions

Habits vs routines article: nirandfar.com/habits

Books: Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham

Factfulness by Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Tools: Distraction Tracker

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