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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 31, 2020

In this episode we learn from Diane Gehart, On How Mindfulness For Creativity and Writers Block.

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Mindfulness for Creativity
Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., is an author, an award-winning professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge, as well as a practicing psychotherapist. Her new book combines wit, wisdom, and a touch of sweetness to help you uncover playful ways to transform any aspect of your life. It’s called Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers: A Lighthearted Way to Stress Less and Savor More Each Day and in it she offers a recipe of surprisingly efficient and fun ways to increase your daily dose of joy.

In this episode, we cover:

Mindfulness for Creativity

2:05 – Getting a ‘B’ in Buddhism
3:28 – Jon Kabat-Zinn
5:11 – Overstressed and Overstimulated
7:03 – The Relaxation Response
9:35 – Being Intentional
11:08 – Eating Meditation
11:18 – Raisin Meditation
17:42 – Mindfulness for Creativity
18:39 – Eating Without Judging
19:51 – Adding Pauses – The Diamond Cutter
20:58 – Meditation for Writers Block
21:56 – Speed Writing
23:56 – Befriending Problems
24:15 – Buddhist Psychology
25:57 – Elizabeth Gilbert

Resources mentioned in this episode:

dianegehart.com
mindfulnessforchocolatelovers.com
Tool: Insight Timer
Book: The Writings of Rumi
Album: Anything by Jason Mraz

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Mar 24, 2020

In this episode we learn from Alex Goryachev, On How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change.

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Fearless Innovation

Alex Goryachev is managing director of Cisco's global Co-Innovation Centers. He spearheads several award-winning international programs and initiatives to accelerate innovation – whether that impacts operations, businesses processes, or technology. An award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption, Alex is a sought-after speaker on innovation and a regular contributor to Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Information Week, and other leading media outlets. His new book is called FEARLESS INNOVATION: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change.

In this episode, we cover:

  • 3:23 – Hitting the Wall Street Journal bestseller list
  • 6:34 – Innovation vs disruption
  • 7:40 – What is innovation?
  • 8:31 – What is the difference between creativity versus innovation?
  • 8:52 – Innovation is pragmatic
  • 9:15 – Innovation is about execution
  • 10:02 – From idea to execution
  • 12:08 – Customer validation
  • 14:51 – What is the link between innovation and leadership?
  • 15:13 – The role of HR in leadership
  • 15:56 – Innovation is not a job title
  • 17:22 – What is co-innovation?
  • 18:16 – How to measure innovation?
  • 20:29 – What metric are you trying to move?

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Mar 17, 2020

In this episode we learn from Alan Weiss, On How To Be A Fearless Leader.

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How To Be A Fearless Leader
Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and bestselling author. Described by the New York Post as “one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America,” his consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, and more than 500 leading organizations. He is the author of 64 books and his latest is called Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head.

In this episode, we cover:

1:40 – Sentient Strategy
2:33 – Writing and Speaking
3:18 – Don’t Self-Edit
3:38 – Getting Into Consulting
4:27 – Value Based Fees
5:00 – Being Intellectually Curious
7:01 – Alan’s Golden Thread
7:51 – Life Is About Creating Meaning
8:42 – Fight, Flight, Fright
10:28 – Over and Convert Fears
12:06 – Damage To Our Egos
14:15 – Alan’s Father
15:49 – Suffering Is Voluntary
16:56 – Mr Rogers
18:22 – Approaching Ambiguity
18:57 – Prepare Well
19:23 – Try To Help People
20:35 – Question For The Social Media Influencer
21:36 – Imposter Syndrome
21:45 – People Get What They Pay For
22:12 – Raise Prices
22:57 – Being Fearless
24:27 – Dealing With Powerful People
27:45 – Offering Value
28:05 – Gathering Names
28:16 – Be Contrarian

Resources mentioned in this episode:

alanweiss.com/fearless-leadership
Tools: American Express Travel
Book: The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck
Record: The Concert Sinatra by Frank Sinatra

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Mar 10, 2020

In this episode we learn from Joey Coleman, On How To Never Lose A Customer Again.

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How to Never Lose a Customer Again.
Learning how to be persuasive and Mapping the customer journey.
The salesperson experience vs the customer experience, Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience and retention with organizations around the world and his clients include Whirlpool, Volkswagen, and Zappos. Joey's Wall Street Journal best selling book 'Never Lose a Customer Again' shows how to turn any sale into a lifelong customer.

In this episode, we cover:

2:37 – Learning how to be persuasive
5:28 – Working the The Secret Service
7:27 – The Customer Experience lifecycle
9:39 – The First 100 Days
9:51 – The salesperson experience vs the customer experience
11:00 – Buyers remorse
14:57 – Mapping the customer journey
16:41 – Breaking down silos
18:13 – Customer experience KPI’s
19:18 – The Handoff
22:40 – Rutherford Grill in Napa
34:37 – Going down the rabbit hole

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joeycoleman.com
Tools: Evernote
Book: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Album: First Touch by Dominic Miller

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Mar 3, 2020

In this episode we learn from Darren Gold. On How To Lead An Extraordinary Life.

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Extraordinary Life to Changing how business leaders think with Darren Gold
The author of the new book Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life.
Darren Gold is a Managing Partner at The Trium Group, where he advises and coaches CEOs and leadership teams at many of the world’s most innovative companies, including Roche, Dropbox, Lululemon, Sephora, Cisco, eBay, Activision, and Warner Bros. Originally trained as a lawyer Darren has also worked for McKinsey & Co, been a partner at two San Francisco investment firms and served as the CEO of two companies. He is the author of the new book Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life.
In this episode, we cover:

2:09 – Changing how business leaders think
2:41 – Optimising human performance
3:45 – ‘Billions’
5:42 – Programming the mind
6:32 – Evaluating your beliefs and rules
8:01 – “What can be, must be” – Maslow
11:41 – Psychological safety
14:42 – How to use your physiology to optimise your performance
16:14 – Creativity and the pre-frontal cortex
22:10 – The power of identity

Resources mentioned in this episode:

amazon.com/Master-Your-Code-Science-Extraordinary-ebook/dp/B07XJ1M4S1
darrenjgold.com
Tool: Headspace
Album: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Book: A Failure Of Nerve by Edwin Freeman

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