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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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Feb 25, 2020

In this episode we learn from Bill Treasurer. On to topic Leadership Killers, Courage and Humility.

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Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting and author of five books on courage and leadership, including the international bestseller Courage Goes to Work. Bill has led over 1,000 leadership programs across the world for clients that include NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, and eBay. His latest book, co-authored with former US Navy Seal John Havlik, is called The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance. In the book Bill and John share insights from advising global organizations and leading elite military special operations teams to pinpoint precisely where good leaders go bad, and, more importantly, how to recognize your own hubris and become more effective and humble.

In this episode, we cover:

2:30 – Working with Accenture as an executive coach
4:15 – Profiles in courage
6:21 – Doing your lead-ups
7:15 – Modulating your comfort
8:21 – Executive coaching
10:12 – Coachee and coach confidentiality
12:45 – Having tough conversations
14:24 – Psychological safety
14:52 – US Navy Seal John Havlik
15:55 – Leadership fails
17:53 – The danger of hubris
21:50 – Creating a legacy
23:29 – The burden of leadership
30:41 – Long walks and long thoughts

Resources mentioned in this episode:

billtreasurer.com
couragebuilding.com
Tools: Microsoft Notes, Zoom, Vlogs
Book: Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Album: Beautiful Day by U2

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Feb 18, 2020

In this episode we learn from Ora Nadrich. On to topic of Mindfulness And The Creative Process.

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In today’s episode of The Creative Life I talk with Ora Nadrich about mindfulness and the creative process. Ora Nadrich is founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking, and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity and the groundbreaking book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever. A certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, she specializes in transformational thinking, self-discovery, and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers. Her work has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, Success Magazine, Psychology Today, and many more.

In this episode, we cover:

4:23 – The practice of being present
5:04 – The open mind research
7:16 – Being your authentic self
9:01 – Finding your own creative voice
9:42 – Jumpstarting your creativity with mindfulness
10:20 – Thinking with a clear mind
11:42 – Transcendental Meditation
13:24 – Thoughts like clouds
14:06 – Focusing on the breath
15:50 – Quieting of the mind
16:04 – The monkey mind
17:06 – The creative process
19:53 – Follow your bliss
28:24 – Everyday is a new beginning

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Tools: Calm, Headspace
Book: John Cabot-Zinn
Album: Gregorian Chants
https://www.oranadrich.com/

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Feb 11, 2020

In this episode we learn from Charlie Gilkey, On How To Go From Idea To Done.

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Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters. He is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Founder of Productive Flourishing, Charlie helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. His new book is called “Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done” and it’s been getting rave reviews from the likes of Daniel Pink and Johathan Fields while Seth Godin called it ‘a game-changer” and a "modern day classic".

In this episode, we cover:

2:38 – Teaching ethics
5:09 – Project management
10:14 – Bright shiny objects
10:48 – Projects as mirrors and bridges
12:04 – Idea triage
17:08 – Going from idea to project
17:44 – Picking an idea that matters to you
19:01 – Making space for your project
19:34 – Building a project roadmap
19:40 – Accounting for drag points
20:08 – Building momentum
20:54 – The Heroes Journey
21:58 – Dealing with poor team alignment
26:37 – The five projects for prioritizing your daily schedule

Resources mentioned in this episode:

startfinishingbook.com
productiveflourishing.com
Tools: Cold Turkey Blocker, 750Words.com, Ulysses
Book: Eight Dates by John and Julia Gottman
Album: Collective Efforts playlist

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Feb 4, 2020

In this episode we learn from Stephen Pacinelli, On How To Rehumanize Your Business With Personal Videos.

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A passionate storyteller by nature who measures his success by helping people reach their potential, Steve Pacinelli serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of BombBomb. He is also the co-author of Rehumanize Your Business: How Personal Videos Accelerate Sales and Improve Customer Experience.

In this episode, we cover:

3:19 – How to close sales in a more creative way
5:01 – Annual contract value – ACV
5:26 – Using videos to make personal connections
7:10 – How to create authentic videos
12:03 – How many decision do you make in a day
13:00 – Pattern interupts
13:23 – Subject line, sender, first sentence
20:08 – Six signs and ten opportunities
26:07 – Daniel Pink video pitch
28:53 – ABM (Account Based Marketing)
30:29 – The process of writing the book

Resources mentioned in this episode:

bombbomb.com
bombbomb.com/book
Tools: Productive
Album: Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov
Book: Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday

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