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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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Apr 3, 2017

I spend much of my year as a creativity and innovation keynote speaker attending global conferences and creativity workshops in various parts of the world. I've also been fascinated by the differences in terms of how creativity is thought about in the West versus the East. When I ask an executive in New York what creativity means to them they describe "something coming from nothing" or what creativity experts call 'create ex nihilio'. However on a recent talk in Asia I asked the same question and creativity what described as "taking two ideas and arranging them in some new way". In today's episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about the origins of why creativity and innovation is thought about in different ways depending on where you are in the world.
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In this episode, you'll learn:
create ex nihilo - create out of nothing
Buddhism and Confucinism
create ex materia - create out of something
creativity is evolutionary

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Mar 24, 2017

Some of the most creative and innovative people have been risk takers, but calculated risk takers. In today's episode of The Creative Life TV Show I share the story of what a doctor in Enlightenment Edinburgh can teach us about taking risks.
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In this episode, you'll learn:
Dr James Young Simpson
Decanters of chloroform
Taking calculated risks
Silicon Valley tech billionaires

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Mar 24, 2017

Jason Kotecki is an artist, author, and speaker who considers himself a professional reminder-er and permission granter. His mission is to demonstrate how the secrets of childhood are timeless and through his work he shares real-world strategies and practical ideas for driving innovation, preventing burnout, and achieving new levels of productivity. His is the co-founder of Escape Adulthood which seeks to help people escape from adulthood and annihilate Adultitis.
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In this episode, you’ll learn:

Escape Adulthood Adventure Club
How to become an artist
Getting a literary agent
Publishing vs Self-Publishing
What is Adultist?
Being childlike and curious
Opening and Closing Keynotes
Tinkering vs Innovation
Authenticity
Comparison
Choosing the right bait

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Mar 20, 2017

Do you get some of your best ideas in coffee shops? Well you are not alone. Creativity and coffee has a long history and some of most innovative minds including Freud, Klimt, and Mahler valued the importance of coffee shops as a ‘third place’, not home and not work. In today’s episode of The Creative Life TV Show I share why coffee and tea shops have such a beneficial effect on the creative process.
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In this episode, you'll learn:
1900’s Vienna coffee shop culture
Central Cafe
Freud, Klimt, Mahler, Stalin, Trotsky
The cafe as a ‘third place’
Every batman needs a robin
Coffee shops as providers of intimacy and exploration

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* Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesTaylor_me

Mar 8, 2017

In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast David Burkus talks about the common myths of creativity. David Burkus is a writer, speaker, teacher and podcast host whose books include The Myths of Creativity and Under New Management but you’ll also find him writing for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Inc Magazine. When not writing or traveling to speak around the world he teaches at Oral Roberts University where he holds the position of Associate Professor of Management.
More info and Free Book: http://jamestaylor.me/

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Bringing up creative children
Carol Dwek and the growth mindset
The myth of the muses
Pre-game creative rituals
Elizabeth Gilbert & Steven Pressfield
The creative class
The originality myth
Hofstede country comparisons
The eureka myth

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* Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme
* LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor
* Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesTaylor_me

Mar 6, 2017

Ryan Kairalla is a lawyer, writer, podcaster and teacher and in this episode of The Creative Life he talks to me about poor man's copyright and 360 deals for creatives. He advises both chart-topping music artists and up-and-coming musicians about recording, publishing and management agreements as well as litigation and copyright. His new book ‘Break The Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success In The Music Industry’, shines a light on the pitfalls that too many music artists fall into and how musicians can achieve success on their own terms.
More info and Free Book: http://jamestaylor.me/

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Break The Business podcast and book
The music industry is dead...or is it!
360 deals in book publishing and music industry
Irving Azoff
Role of the music lawyer
Making a music career plan
Poor man's copyright
Hardware store for lightbulb moments
All You Need To Know About The Music Industry by Donald Passman

Please subscribe to my channel if you are into what I do! Your support is greatly appreciated and helps me continue to keep it free for everyone:

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See my website for hundreds more free training videos, interviews, and free courses on creativity, innovation, creative process, creativity exercises, theory and loads more at http://www.jamestaylor.me

Hope you enjoy it - if you do please subscribe to my YouTube Channel and come find me on my socials below. Thank You!

* YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesTaylorMe/
* Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme
* LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor
* Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesTaylor_me

Feb 27, 2017

Srinivas Rao is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he’s conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and creative entrepreneurs including Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin and Simon Sinek. These interviews have given him a unique insight into what creates remarkable branding, storytelling and marketing. He is also the author of two books, his first ‘The Art of Being Unmistakable’ was a Wall Street Times bestseller while his latest ‘Unmistakable’ inspires readers to create their own path and define their own success.

More info and Free Book: http://jamestaylor.me/

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The power of curiosity
    The instigator experience
    Keystone habits
    Daily routines
    Systems versus Goals (Scott Adams)
    Setting books out on desk the night before
    Activation energy
    Writing 1,000 words a day

Please subscribe to my channel if you are into what I do! Your support is greatly appreciated and helps me continue to keep it free for everyone:

See my website for hundreds more free training videos, interviews, and free courses on creativity, innovation, creative process, creativity exercises, theory and loads more at http://www.jamestaylor.me

Hope you enjoy it - if you do please subscribe to my YouTube Channel and come find me on my socials below. Thank You!

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* Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme
* LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor
* Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesTaylor_me

Sep 16, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about the myth of the creative journey and how it can hold us back from achieving joy in our creative work.

 

'The Myth of the Creative Journey' Show Notes:

  • Alan Watts
  • Life is not a journey
  • The analogy of life like music
  • Creativity as playful and curious
  • No destination

 

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I look at creativity personality and if it is shaped more by nature than nurture.

'Creative Personality' Show Notes:

  • Nature or Nuture
  • Creativity and Intelligence
  • The Intelligence Trap
  • Creative Thinking Software
  • Investing in your creative thinking skills

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Aug 26, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I discuss how to discover your creative clock and find your best time of day to be creative.

'Understanding Your Creative Clock' Show Notes:

  • The ebb and flow of your creative powers
  • Discovering your creative clock
  • Morning creativity
  • Afternoon creativity
  • Evening creativity
  • Setting up your day to win
  • Developing your creative capacity
  • Peak creativity vs High Creativity
  • Creative Thinking Skills

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Aug 19, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I cover creativity hacking and creativity hacks to deal with creative block and boost your levels of creativity.

'Creativity Hacking' Show Notes:

  • Creative Block
  • Motion creates emotion
  • Extreme cold/hot
  • Fasting
  • What would xyz do?
  • Mental mastermind

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Aug 12, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I share a very powerful 'Random Acts of Kindness' exercise, which is based upon the idea of thanking those people who have inspired, educated or shown us a path in our creative work. Thanks to business coach Dani Saveker for teaching me this powerful exercise on gratitude. Give it a try, you might be surprised at the results!

Random Acts of Kindness Show Notes:

  • Standing on the shoulders of giants
  • Dani Saveker
  • Steps
    • List 100 people you admire
    • Write to each of them telling them something you admire about them
  • No expectations

Here is a simple template that you should feel free to use and adapt:

Hi [First Name]

This month I'm reaching out to 100 people who have inspired me over the years to express my gratitude and say why I admire them so much. 
It's based upon this post by James Taylor on 'Random Acts of Kindness' and I've chosen you as one of my 100.

What I most admire about you is [insert main reason] because [insert what this means to you or the impact it has had on your life and work].

Thank you for being one of my 100.

Best wishes

[Your Name]

 

 

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Aug 4, 2016

This is a slightly unusual episode of The Creative Life TV Show as I have just decided to open up my coaching program again and become the creativity coach for six new clients.

You see, every day I am contacted by creatives from around the world who ask me if I would coach them. Usually, I have had to say no because I was already working 1-on-1 with a number of clients. These clients are aspiring and professional musicians, authors, entrepreneurs, artists and designers so if this sounds like you, you can now apply for one of the six limited places to join my coaching program by going to www.jamestaylor.me/coaching

'Creativity Coach' Show Notes:

  • What is creativity coaching
  • Creativity Coach
  • How best to unlock your creativity
  • How to find your path and your strategy
  • New ways to market and monetize your creativity

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor

This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Jul 29, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV show I talk about Warren Buffett's advice for creatives when it comes to goal setting. Based on the advice that the legendary investor gave to his airline pilot we look at the power of focus to achieve goals. This advice is also something that any creative can use when having to evaluate new ideas, opportunities and goals.

 

Warren Buffett's 'Advice for Creatives' Show Notes:

  • Warren Buffett
  • Evaluation Stage
  • Opportunity Cost
  • 25/5 Rule

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Never miss a video, and join the Youtube self-help community living the fully creative life: http://www.youtube.com/jamestaylorme



Jul 22, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about the issue of 'creative imposter syndrome' and how it affects so many people today. Recently I was with one of my coaching clients, a very successful author and musician, and just before he went up on stage to play in front of thousands, he turned to me and said he felt like a fraud and unworthy of his success. In this episode I give you the advice that I gave to him on that day.

 

'Creative Imposter Syndrome' Show Notes:

  • Feeling like a fraud
  • The luck factor

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

--------------------

SUBSCRIBE

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Jul 14, 2016

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about how brainwriting can be a great way to generate new ideas from your team. Based on the 6-3-5 brainstorming technique developed in the late 60's it works especially well for introverts.

'Brainwriting' Show Notes:

  • 6-3-5 Technique
  • 6 Participants + Moderator
  • Define the problem to be solved
  • Each writes 3 ideas in 5 minutes
  • Pass to person on right
  • 6 rounds
  • 108 ideas in 30 minutes
  • Assures active participation, especially from introverts
  • Avoids people dominating the brainstorming session

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30 minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Jul 8, 2016

I believe that attending a creative retreat is incredibly powerful in our growth as creatives. Recently I gave a talk on creativity at the Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat near Woodstock, New York and in this episode of The Creative Life TV Show I talk about the value of creative retreats.

 

'Why You Should Take A Creative Retreat' Show Notes:

  • New York Creative Retreat
  • Deep-dive learning
  • Learning styles
  • Networking potential of retreats
  • Attending a retreat
  • Organizing your own retreat
  • Nature retreats

 

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

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The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Jul 6, 2016

Are you pursuing the right goals in your life? Have you set goals that you feel excited about and which you are striving to achieve.

In this episode of The Creative Life TV I look at how to set SMART, PURE and CLEAR goals.

 

Transcript:

When I talk to creative people and ask them to describe their goals in their career and work, they often describe it to me in very vague way. More like dreams rather than goals.

When setting goals we have the  S.M.A.R.T, P.U.R.E and C.L.E.A.R goals.

S.M.A.R.T stands for S- Specific, M- Measurable, A - Attainable, R- Relevant and T-  Time based.

P.U.R.E stands for P - Pure, U- Understood, R - Relevant, E- Ethical.

C.L.E.A.R stands for C- Challenging,  L- Legal, E- Environmentally Sound, A- Agreed, R- Recorded.

The more of these components you can pick off when you set a goal and write that goal down the more likely you are to achieve it. You have to know clearly in your head what that goal is and to define it.

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Jul 1, 2016

Coming up with really innovative ideas requires thinking outside the box, getting a bit uncomfortable in our thinking and pushing ourselves a little more in our thinking. Here's a short creativity exercise that you can try as a bit of fun. It is called 'The 9 Points Problem'.

Imagine we have 9 points up here on the screen. Looking at this now, imagine you have a pen . Try to join up the 9 points or 9 dots using only 4 straight lines and without your pen leaving the screen. How would you join all 9 points?

 

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This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

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ABOUT JAMES

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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

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ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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Jun 29, 2016

I love reading books about creativity, the creative process and how we generate and develop new ideas.

I read a lot of books and I have put together some of my Top 10 creativity books. Here are some of the creativity books from my list:

In this episode of The Creative Life TV Show, I put together a 'give away' where you could win my Top 10 creativity books. All you have to do is go to www.jamestaylor.me/giveaways/creativity-books/

Transcript:

When I talk to creative people and ask them to describe their goals in their career and work, they often describe it to me in very vague way. More like dreams rather than goals.

When setting goals we have the  S.M.A.R.T, P.U.R.E and C.L.E.A.R goals.

S.M.A.R.T stands for S- Specific, M- Measurable, A - Attainable, R- Relevant and T-  Time based.

P.U.R.E stands for P - Pure, U- Understood, R - Relevant, E- Ethical.

C.L.E.A.R stands for C- Challenging,  L- Legal, E- Environmentally Sound, A- Agreed, R- Recorded.

The more of these components you can pick off when you set a goal and write that goal down, the more likely you are to achieve it. You have to know clearly in your head what that goal is and how to define it.

Join James's Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/jamestaylordotme

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jameskirktaylor

This is The Creative Life, James Taylor's weekly YouTube show.

--------------------

ABOUT JAMES

--------------------

As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

Meet James at http://www.JamesTaylor.me

--------------------

ABOUT THE CREATIVE LIFE

--------------------

The Creative Life is a weekly self-improvement show full of #motivation, #inspiration, and #creativity strategies with creativity speaker and author James Taylor.

The Creative Life blog can be read at: http://www.jamestaylor.me

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SUBSCRIBE

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Never miss a video, and join the Youtube self-help community living the fully creative life: http://www.youtube.com/jamestaylorme

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