The Accidental Creative
By AccidentalCreative.com - Todd Henry
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The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.
||CleanGet Momentum (with Jason and Jodi Womack)||Have you ever had a goal or an ambition, but you simply couldn't figure out how to get moving on it? Or, have you ever encountered a hurdle that you simply couldn't jump over or go around? Today's guests, Jason and Jodi Womack,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComplete Your Conversations||An unbelievable amount of focus, time, and energy is spent in many organizations relitigating decisions that have already been made and should have been final. Not only is this a massive sinkhole for the team's resources,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive Questions About Your Life and Career||Are you exactly where you'd like to be in your life and career? Chances are, you probably aren't. There are things you'd like to accomplish and places you'd like to go, but sometimes you feel stuck. On this episode,||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraft, Comparison, and Creativity (with Dave Barnes)||Dave Barnes is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter and recording artist. His songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, and he earned a Grammy nomination for song of the year for God Gave Me You, as recorded by Blake Shelton. On this episode,||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Deal With A Crushing Workload||Workloads and expectations are increasing. It’s not a cliché, it’s a fact. It’s the single biggest (confidential) complaint that I hear when spending time with companies. I was speaking at a conference in Florida,||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsking The Best Questions (with Jordan Harbinger)||As a creative pro, it's your job to advocate for your client, your company, or your audience. That means refusing to settle for less than the best, and pushing until you get the results that you're striving for. On this episode, Jordan Harbinger,||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Rules For Chunking Your Time||A time chunk is simply a dedicated amount of time, an hour or two if possible, to immerse yourself in the important, but not urgent work on your plate. Rather than relying on the non-time-committal nature of a task list,||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake The Most Of Your Meetings||Meetings are necessary to a healthy team, but when you spend most of your day in meetings, it makes it challenging to accomplish any of the real work for which you’re accountable. Worse, when meetings are stacked one after the other,||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Questions We Avoid||In many ways, the quality of your work is defined by the questions you ask. Those who ask the best questions ultimately get closest to the heart of the situation, and in many cases ultimately win. However, you are also defined by the questions that you.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo What Only You Can Do (with Jen Gotch)||When you are growing a business, it's tempting to allow yourself to get pulled into the million little things that demand your time. However, there is something that your business needs from you that only you can do,||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTruth, Lies, and Body Language (with Mark Bowden)||Have you ever been in a business pitch, a conversation with a peer, or an argument and thought "I wonder what they're really thinking?" On this episode, Mark Bowden, author of Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 Questions That Will Help You Get Unstuck||No matter how talented and driven you are, sooner or later you're bound to feel stuck. When you'e at a standstill, the worst thing you can do is to keep staring at the problem and digging yourself deeper into a rut. On this episode,||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGain Focus With These Three Questions||If you want to accomplish much of anything, you need to focus. You have a finite amount of attention to allocate to problems that matter. However, many creative pros struggle with questions about what they should focus on,||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Customer’s Secret Language (with Jeffrey Shaw)||Who is your ideal customer? If you're a freelancer, a small business owner, or even someone designing or writing within an organization, this is a critical question. But you can't stop by identifying that customer,||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Willis on Passion Projects||Jonathan Willis is a globe-traveling photographer. His work has been featured by some of the biggest brands in the world, and he's dedicated himself to becoming a true master of his craft. However, over the past few years he's also engaged in a number .||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Myths About Creative People||You've probably heard them before. You might even believe them. However, the myths that exist about creative people in the marketplace can affect your ability to engage in and do your work effectively. On today's episode,||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Creative People Need||When you create for a living, you might find yourself frustrated with your management or client and not even know why. When you can't articulate what you need, it's really difficult to thrive. On today's episode,||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLying To The Pope||How do you make decisions in your work, about your career, or for your life as a whole? If you don't have a clear framework for making those decisions ahead of time, then you'll be tempted to compromise your values in the moment. On today's show,||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere’s a Bear In Ohio!||If you do creative work for a living, trust is your currency. It's impossible to do great, collaborative, creative work without it. However, there are a number of ways in which we can lose trust and never even know it. On this episode,||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Questions for 2018||It's a new year, and that means many of us are thinking about how we want to make 2018 our best year yet. Last year, I introduced four questions that you can ask to help you gain better clarity and establish more meaningful goals. On this episode,||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake More Shots||Winning is often a game of percentages. The more shots you take, the more likely you are to eventually hit your goal and create something valuable. On this episode, I discuss how to practice and hone your skills through unnecessary creation,||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStaying Creatively Supercharged||Weekends are not only a great time to rest, but also to recreate (as in "re-create" yourself, and to regain your focus and enthusiasm for your life and work.) By instilling a few simple checkpoints, or rituals, in your weekend,||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Seven Deadly Sins||As we wrap 2017 and head into a new year, it's natural to look back to consider whether your ambitions for the year lined up with your accomplishments. It's easy to unknowingly settle into ruts without even realize it's happening,||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Heart To Start (with David Kadavy)||What's the most important part of doing creative work? Some people say it's getting started, but I think that's a bit simplistic. It's more about getting started right, and then being able to sustain yourself when times get tough. On this episode,||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Motivation Myth (with Jeff Haden)||How do you find the motivation you need to attack your goals? According to Jeff Haden, the problem is waiting for motivation at all. If you want to experience fulfillment and tackle big projects, it's more about the process. On this episode,||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fierce Urgency Of Now||When you're under pressure, it's easy to defer the little actions that you need to do in order to accomplish you work. However, each of those little choices to defer action accumulate and become big problems later. On this episode,||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobbing Or Investing In Your Future Self||Don’t rob yourself, and stop trying to will yourself to do better. Instead, recognize that small actions of focus and discipline today is the best way to love your future self. Make investments today so that you can reap a return tomorrow.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lie About Success That's Holding You Back||What does success feel like at the beginning, or in the middle? It's difficult to say. In fact, many massive successes felt like anything but success when they were in the early stages. On today's show, I share some thoughts about how to prevent the hu.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Kinds Of Work||It's getting close to the end of the year. How many of the things you planned to accomplish this year actually got done? For some people, the list is long, and it's because they failed to engage in all three kinds of work necessary in order to remain e.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Should Cluster Your Work||The constant shift back and forth from creative work to administrative work throughout your day carries a high price. You pay a task switching penalty each time you try to make this transition. On today's show,||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarking The Moment||At times, it can feel like life and work is one long string of projects and tasks. You have your eyes fixed forward, and you're thinking about the next thing you're going to do, the next hill you're going to climb,||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivate Victories||You are known for your public victories, but it's the private victories you achieve that make them possible. In today's episode, we share some of the private victories that help you build the confidence, resilience,||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecret Work||You are known for your public work, but you're defined by your "secret" work. On today's episode we discuss the importance of having work in your life that no one sees as a means of developing skills and cultivating passion and curiosity.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Should I Do With My Life?||Do you have a framework for making larger decisions about your life, your career, and your work? How do you decide what you're trying to do with your life? In this episode, I address a question from a listener about how to make decisions about the larg.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThoughts On Business Travel||If you travel for business, you know that it can be both stressful and frustrating. However, if you have some core principles that guide how you approach travel it can also turn your time “on the road” into space to help you be more prolific,||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Fight Fair||Conflict is a natural and expected thing when you have talented, driven people working side by side. In fact, if you don’t have conflict on your team then it’s potentially a sign of a lack of health. Conflict can sharpen your relationships,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ripple Effect (with Dr. Greg Wells)||When you think about what it takes to be creative every day, you probably think about the technical aspects of your work. However, you might not consider how what you eat, how you sleep, and how you exercise affects your ability to think well and be br.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnbranding (with Alison Stratten)||How do the best brands in the world inspire loyalty? And, why do some brands just seem to fall apart even though they seem to be doing everything right? On today's episode, Alison Stratten is here to share a few stories of brands who have leveraged com.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Mindset Tweak That Will Change How You Approach Your Work||Tactics are important and necessary if you want to do brilliant work, but so is mindset. You can be the most talented and disciplined person on the planet, but if you have a blind spot in your mindset you will eventually fail. On today's episode,||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPermission To Screw Up (with Kristen Hadeed)||When you hear the story of the founding of a business, you often get the sanitized version. You only hear the high points. However, it's often in failure that the biggest lessons are learned. Today's guest Kristen Hadeed founded Student Maid several ye.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind The Fire (with Scott Mautz)||You're a pro. You do the work even when you don't feel like it. Still, you can't discount the value of inspiration. Without it, your work might begin to ring hollow. How do you protect the fire so that you can stay engaged and motivated to do your best.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 3% Movement (with Kat Gordon)||Diversity in leadership is not only good for culture, it's good for business. On today's show, Kat Gordon, the founder of the 3% Movement, shares insights into how the movement began and how leaders of organizations can build more diversity into their .||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurial You (with Dorie Clark)||It's one thing to build an income around a product or an idea, but it's something entirely different to build a business. On today's episode, Dorie Clark shares insights from her new book Entrepreneurial You.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea Summer on Wanderlust||Andrea Summer has been working on an album project called Wanderlust for a few years, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. She’s had to work on the project a little at a time as the resources were available,||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBalancing Your Creative Project and Your Day Job (with Adam Walker Phillips)||We set up a false choice between pursuing creative work that you love, and maintaining a day job. In fact, some of the great artists, writers, thinkers, and scientists throughout history did their best work while simultaneously working a "day job".||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excited about this series of podcasts!
This is an excellent introduction to the speaker's philosophy of creative development. My only question is, who is this guy, and where can I get his stuff? There's nothing on the website to tell me who you are! I especially like the correlation between personal creative dissonance and organizational dissonance. Gives me a paradigm to view my own business and creative efforts. Can't wait to listen to more! T Myers, 87 Ideas.
A very succint and helpful podcast
I'm an independent animator working on a long project... This podcast really speaks to me... I haven't found the information presented in this podcast anywhere else but it has really helped me stay productive and interested in my current tasks.
A Creative Must!
Whether you have a creative role or not, this is a wonderful podcast. A good motivation for any career....