Shut Your Monkey
By Danny Gregory
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Hear that voice in your head? The one that nitpicks all your new ideas? That's your monkey. And we're gonna shut it down! SHUT YOUR MONKEY: The Podcast is going to give you a weekly dose of moral support and practical advice. With intelligence, wit, and compassion, best-selling author Danny Gregory and his weekly guests will delve deep into your head and pull that monkey out. We'll explore creative blocks, missed deadlines, tantrums, procrastination, perfectionism, and all the old monkey tricks. And we'll leave you super-charged, inspired and ready to start making your best work. Based on the new, life-changing book — available everywhere.
||Clean11Intoxicated - Victor Yocco||How the monkey uses our drugs of choice to interfere with our creativity.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10Impossible — Jennifer Louden||How the monkey tries to define our lives in completely unrealistic ways.||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09Unreliable — Ilise Benun||Don't trust the monkey!||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08Change - Karen Salmansohn||Change is inevitable and the monkey can't stop it. But it'll sure try.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07Distractions - Jonathan Carroll||Bestselling novelist Jonathan Carroll on his creative process||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06Meddling - Todd Colby||Poet and rocker Colby on how the monkey messes with our creative process.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05Ghosts - Patti Digh||How old monkeys come back to haunt us.||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04Creative Targets - Stefan Sagmeister||Why the inner critic plagues creative folks.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03Origins: Dr. Robyn Cooper||Where does the monkey come from and what does it want?||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02Meet Your Monkey - Susanna Suchak||What does your inner critic look and sound like?||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01Welcome to Shut Your Monkey||How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I love everything that Danny Gregory writes and talks about. I have most of his books and I recommend them to all of my students. I would love for him to come to MY local prison! I promise I am not a prisoner, but an artist at the former prison, now the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. Come and visit us, Danny! My cell mates and I will really appreciate it!!!!
Finally! A great explanation for why we have creative blocks, and a little, and the nefarious creature who gets in the way – the monkey! Each episode gets better and better.
Great Creative Resource
Once again, Danny Gregory has found a way to demysitfy the creative process with a focus on the challenges we face when trying to explore this side of our selves. He brings on interesting guests with different perspectives on these perplexing problems. I have learned something every time. I love to listen while I draw as it provides a comforting background to drown out the ever-present, noisy monkey. Definitely give this a try!