Art Of Meaningful Work
By Ernest Barbaric
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Art Of Meaningful Work explores practical ideas to help you build a well-lived, interesting life based around fulfilling work. We talk about how to launch side projects, change careers, make an impact, overcome self-doubt, start businesses, and build a legacy. You’ll hear from forward-thinking entrepreneurs, authors, and everyday people like you and me who found their path to meaningful work.
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||Clean90 Days - An Exercise in Radical Prioritization ||Sometimes we forget what’s really important and our priorities get out of sync. The way we spend our time doesn’t align with our values or the impact we hope to make. This exercise will help you create clarity and offer some new insights into...||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Update & Preview||In this season we'll talk about how to design your personal operating system, how to make smarter and better decisions, what happens after you reach all your goals, what does it mean to be authentic, how to prioritize things, and how to find our way...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Get Unstuck & Find Your Calling With Shawn Askinosie - Criminal Lawyer Turned Chocolatier.||What’s next? It’s a question that many of us are asking. Trying to figure out the next career move, the next stage of your life. And we don’t want to make a move in the wrong direction. So, sometimes we get stuck, and other times it’s...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanHow a Digital Detox Made Me More Creative, Productive and Happy.||What would it be like to go for a week without watching any TV, taking in any news, and being completely off social media? A month ago, I gave myself that challenge. It made me a happier, more productive, more creative, and more energetic version of...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanGuide To Finding Meaningful Work (Original Research & Findings)||Since 2012, I have been researching meaningful work. This investigation led me to interview over a hundred entrepreneurs, professionals, authors, and regular folks like you and me — about legacy, life, joy, and fulfilling work. This is the...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||ExplicitHow to Change Your Career & Become a Business Leader With Natalie Nahai||Wow! What an amazing interview. Nathalie Nahai is the author of Webs Of Influence, which is coming out with a second edition in April, 2017. We chatted about her transition from being a musician to becoming an author, speaking at Google and Moz, and...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFocus, Create, and Die Empty. With Todd Henry||Todd Henry wrote a few of my favourite books: Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words. In this interview, pulled from the archives of 26k, Todd shares how to approach your creative work, so that you can live a meaningful life. We touch...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Side Projects To Full-Time Freedom, An Entrepreneurs Journey. With Justin Jackson.||Justin had four kids, and was in the middle of a move from a metropolitan city to a small mountain town when he quit his job, and started a business. How did he do it? In this show, I connected with a prominent maker of things, Justin Jackson...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTired of Your 9-to-5? Build Your Own Dream Job - Founder of Chic Geek, Kylie Toh||In the second “talking to millennials” series, we have Kylie Toh on the other side of the microphone. She is the founder of The Chic Geek - a non-profit organization that helps women transition into technical careers, and learn to be more...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Never Want To Get A Real Job - One Millennial Entrepreneur's Take On Work||This is the first of two interviews with millennial entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, non-profit organizations, and eschewing a “real job” in favor of pursuing their passion. I was curious to speak with them because their...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEveryone has the capacity to live a meaningful life. Interview with founder of Brother Moto, Jared Erickson.||Are you navigating your way to meaningful work? Have you thought about changing careers and pursuing something you are passionate about? In this episode, I speak with Jared Erickson, founder of Brother Moto in Atlanta, Georgia about his...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanJay Ingram, founder of Beakerhead, on life and meaningful work||I'm really excited to share this interview with you! Jay Ingram is one of the most accomplished people I ever met. He's been on radio for 12 years, hosting CBC's Quirks and Quarks - later transitioning to host The Daily Planet on The Discovery...||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Bonus Episode] The Pivot||This is an unexpected episode. I have been thinking about my work, and this show in particular. And this episode is all about making a pivot. A pivot is a point in time when you make a change in your life, and your work. A pivot...||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Vardy, productivity strategist, on how to quit your job, build a community, and start a business.||If you find this show valuable, I would really appreciate it if you would fill out a short listener survey at: http://ernestbarbaric.com/secret/ -- In this episode, we have Mike Vardy, The Productivityist, on deck. You will hear his story on how he...||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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Insightful & Inspirational
The Creator Podcast is easily one of the best new podcasts on iTunes. Ernest addresses challenges creators face, head on, and shares personal stories, experiences and advice for overcoming them.
The podcast is part education; part inspiration; and part motivation. If you create things this podcast is for you.
Ernest is generous in sharing his own journey of discovery, invention and reinvention. As a creative entrepreneur, he's always learning ... and in this podcast he shares a range of ideas, methods and frameworks to help the listener become a better leader, business person, and creator. Always useful and practical.
To Hell and Back
Ernest did an incredible job guiding me through a discussion of some incredible highs and lows in my life.
He is a warm and authentic man with an inspiring approach to life and business .
I could not have asked for better guide for my first ever podcast.