Creative Pep Talk

Creative Pep Talk Podcast

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice! Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics. Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it! Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon. Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

299 - 4 Ways to Silence the Inner Critic and Unlock Your Best Work with Danielle Krysa AKA The Jealous Curator
...........................................................................................SHOW NOTES...........................................................................................Danielle Krysahttps://www.daniellekrysaart.com/http://instagram.com/daniellekrysaartThe Jealous Curatorhttps://www.instagram.com/thejealouscurator/Danielle’s new Kids Book ‘How to Spot an Artist’https://www.amazon.com/How-Spot-Artist-Might-Messy/dp/3791374400Your Inner Critic is Being a Jerk by Danielle Krysahttps://ww...

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298 - Unlock Your New Powerful 3 Point Growth Plan by Analyzing This Past Year
Listen on Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-pep-talk/id929743897Listen on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/47vLbaJTqqLdeqnvjmyjaf?si=Z3mlMtLnTTqZwi8RqSGtcw...........................................................................................SHOW NOTES...........................................................................................Go Giverhttps://www.amazon.com/Go-Giver-Expanded-Little-Powerful-Business/dp/1591848288New Girl Pitchhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www....

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297 - Why Creatives are Struggling and Where to Refocus Your Energy with William Deresiewicz
...........................................................................................William Deresiewiczhttps://billderesiewicz.com/Death of The Artist - BUY THE BOOK:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250125510/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=williamderesiewicz-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1250125510&linkId=3b99246920a343c09ba0bc86c1302d51...........................................................................................SPONSORS...................................................

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296 - The 4 Step Process to Making Creative Work That Resonates Deeper
Listen on Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-pep-talk/id929743897Listen on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/47vLbaJTqqLdeqnvjmyjaf?si=Z3mlMtLnTTqZwi8RqSGtcw..........................................................................Chapelle SNL Monologuehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_VvR_WqNsMauro Gatti’s Happy Broadcasthttps://www.instagram.com/the_happy_broadcastDavid Sedaris on Mike Birbiglia’s Podcast “Working It Out”https://podcasts.apple.com/lb/podcast/6-david-sedaris-m...

295 - Feeding Your Creative Spark with Lisa Congdon
..........................................................................Lisa Congdonhttps://lisacongdon.com/https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon............................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together...

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294 - Scared That You're Not Good Enough At Any One Thing? Listen To This!
..........................................................................Julia Cameron - The Artist’s Wayhttps://juliacameronlive.com/............................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together.STORYBLOCKS...

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293 - How to Get Deeply Inspired from Super Surprising Sources with Yao Cheng
..........................................................................Yao Chenghttps://www.yaochengdesign.com/https://www.instagram.com/yaochengdesign/Co-LoopCo-Loop.co............................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the w...

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292 - 3 Steps on How to Discover Your Creative Work’s Hidden Theme
..............................SPONSORS..............................PATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together.STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-rol...

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291 - Tapping Into Your Creative Compass with Lulu Miller
Buy Lulu's Book! "Why Fish Don’t Exist"https://www.amazon.com/Why-Fish-Dont-Exist-Hidden/dp/1501160273/ref=sr_1_1?crid=MU6JLE6HWDK0&dchild=1&keywords=why+fish+don%27t+exist&qid=1601466735&sprefix=why+fish%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-1Lulu is the New Co-host of Radiolab!https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab............................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply ...

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290 - Why Making a Complicated Mess will Unlock Your Simple Brilliance with Peter Hastings
Peter Hastingshttps://www.instagram.com/peterhastings............................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together.STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-...

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289 - The 5 Dynamic Steps to Finding Your Creative Sensibility
..........................................................................Take Our New Skillshare Class - Find Your Style: 5 Exercises for Unlocking Your Creative Identityhttps://skl.sh/findyourstyle............................................................................BIG THANKS TO PATRONS FOR THEIR TESTIMONIALS!!- Taylor Lee Nicholson - https://taylorleenicholson.com/- Morgan Summers - https://www.instagram.com/uhbeautifulmes/- Marco Bernard - https://mastermindsconnect.com/ALSO! BIG Thanks to Obrean...

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288 - The Thing That Makes Being Discovered Impossible and How to Overcome It
Jim Carrey on Marc Maronhttp://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1140-jim-carreyAlanis Morrisette on Armchair Experthttps://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/alanis-morissette............................................................................SPONSORSBIG THANKS TO PATRONS FOR FEEDBACK!- KENDYLL HILLEGRAS- JORDIE - NORI RINALDO- Amanda Weedmark- Taylor Lee Nicholson- Morgan SummersPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love on...

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287 - 3 Ways How to Kickstart Audience Growth When It's Plateaued
..........................................................................Michelle Poler Newsletterhttps://www.michellepoler.com/newsletterTalk Triggers by Jay Baerhttps://www.talktriggers.com/Superfans by Pat Flynnhttps://patflynn.com/book/superfans/..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE! Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your cr...

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286 - 3 Lessons From A Career Changing 100 Day Project with Lolly Lolly Ceramics (AKA Lalese Stamps)
..........................................................................LALESE STAMPS - LOLLY LOLLY CERAMICShttps://lolly-lolly.com/https://lolly-lolly.com/100dayprojecthttps://www.instagram.com/lollylollyceramicsBILL STRICKLAND TED TALKhttps://www.ted.com/talks/bill_strickland_rebuilding_a_neighborhood_with_beauty_dignity_hope?language=en..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHA...

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285 - 6 Things You Can Do To Unlock Your Creative Super Self
..........................................................................Molly Fletcher - Energy Clockhttps://mollyfletcher.com/the-energy-clock/Richard Rohrhttps://cac.org/podcasts/velcro-teflon-explanation/Mihaly Csikszentmihaly - FLOWhttps://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_flow_the_secret_to_happiness?language=en..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you look...

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284 - 3 Unusual Ways How to Make Your Work More Attractive to New Fans
Hidden Brain - Facts Aren’t Enoughhttps://www.npr.org/2019/07/18/743195213/facts-arent-enough-the-psychology-of-false-beliefs..........................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together. SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE ...

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283 - The Journey of Finding Yourself as an Artist with Jamie Drake
..........................................................................Jamie Drakehttps://www.jamiedrakemusic.com/https://www.instagram.com/jamiethedrakeListen to Jamie’s Album “Everything’s Fine” on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/2IspEKYzqv0yubLpJPUVA3?si=rp04O3npSl6OzUCtT0LgZAListen to Jamie’s Album “Everything’s Fine” on Apple Musichttps://music.apple.com/us/album/everythings-fine/1473071126Listen to Jamie on NPR's World Cafehttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865428107/jamie-drakes-debut-album-was-...

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282 - 6 Tips On How To Build Your Following + 4 Fan Favorite CPT Ideas of All Time!
STORYBRAND SOCIAL MEDIA EPISODEhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/168-claire-d%C3%ADaz-ortiz-5-ways-to-become-a-social-media-master/id1092751338?i=1000451743027---- SPECIAL GUESTS:Dina Rodriguezhttps://www.lettershoppe.comhttps://www.instagram.com/lettershoppe/Fran Meneses (@frannerd)https://wearenicehumans.comhttps://www.instagram.com/frannerdEric Friedensohnhttps://www.instagram.com/efdot/------ PATREON BACKERS ON THIS EPISODE:Kina Forneyhttps://kina-ink.comhttps://www.instagram.com/kinaink/Alexis Moul...

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281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin
..........................................................................Aaron Draplininstagram.com/draplinAaron James Draplin: Things That Don't Have a Thing to Do with Graphic Design| Awwwards SF TALKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MYItwY_LBs..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKGo sign up to Draplin’s new Skillshare class “How to Make Merch!”! It’s fantastic! skillshare.com/creativepepSHUTTERSTOCKShutterstock has MILLIONS of high...

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280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?
..........................................................................SHOW NOTESGet Your Creative Archetype Instagram Story Template”creativepeptalk.com/mycreativeclass..........................................................................SPONSORSPATREONIf you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way...

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279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift
..........................................................................SHOW NOTESDerek Sivers - Anything You Want https://bookshop.org/books/anything-you-want-40-lessons-for-a-new-kind-of-entrepreneur/9781591848264Lightning in a Bottle Instagram Stories Template:https://creativepeptalk.com/bottleVideo of Me From My 2011 Kickstarterhttps://vimeo.com/31386837..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is ...

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278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times
..........................................................................Adé Hoguehttp://www.adehogue.com/https://www.instagram.com/adehogue/Adé’s Creative Mornings Talkhttps://creativemornings.com/talks/ade-hogueCo-Loop.cohttps://co-loop.co/Adé Hogue first appearance on Creative Pep Talkhttps://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/2018/7/10/190-how-to-push-past-the-hard-times-w-ad-hogue..........................................................................SPONSORSThere are no sponsors for this episode. Con...

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277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp
..........................................................................Noah Camp https://www.noahcampdesign.com/https://www.instagram.com/noahcampdesign/Co-Loop Artist Managementhttps://co-loop.co..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE! Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs...

276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?
..........................................................................Expert Syndrome - Dunning-Kruger Effect - https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/forget-imposter-syndrome-its-expert-syndrome-that-should-scare-you.htmlTo Sell Is Human - Daniel Pink - https://bookshop.org/books/to-sell-is-human-the-surprising-truth-about-moving-others/9781594631900..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on...

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275 - How Seeing Personal Brand as Self Actualization Changes Everything with Michelle Poler
..........................................................................Michelle’s NEW BOOK IS OUT NOW - Hello FearsMichelle on Instagram - instagram.com/hellofearsDebbie Millman - https://www.debbiemillman.com/..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creat...

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274 - Your Creative Center: How to Find It & Create From It with Johnny Pemberton
..........................................................................Johnny Pembertonhttps://www.johnnypemberton.dog/Johnny’s Podcast ‘Live to Tape’https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-to-tape-with-johnny-pemberton/id1162386297Johnny’s wife Sleepy Britt’s Illustrationhttps://www.sleepybritt.store/..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next b...

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273 - Personal Brand and Positioning Yourself in the Market with Meg Lewis
..........................................................................Meg Lewishttps://meglewis.com/https://www.instagram.com/yourbuddymeg/Co-Loophttps://co-loop.co/https://www.instagram.com/coloopco/..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who n...

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272 - Fresh Motivation and Grace, Quick Money Making Ideas and A Deep Well of Hope
I keep hearing the same four questions right now: What “should” I be doing right now in the lockdown? How can I make money with my creative work in lockdown? Is there a future for creative careers? How do I get motivated to make stuff right now? We do a deep dive into these questions with lots of tactics and fresh perspectives from experts on how to get through this lockdown in the best place possible!!! .......................................................................... SHOW NOTES Esther Perel o...

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271 - How to Make a Campaign for YOU, Find Your Voice, Instagram Tips & More with Lauren Hom
..........................................................................Lauren Hom - https://www.homsweethom.com/Lauren’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/homsweethomLauren Hom’s Mural Workshop - https://homsweethom.lpages.co/first-paid-mural-workshop/Co-Loop - https://co-loop.co/Co-Loop Instagram: http://instagram.com/coloopco..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are ...

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270 - 7 Effective Social Media Strategies That Will Surprise You
..........................................................................Claire Diaz Ortiz - Social Media Successhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400214963/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0Chris Piascik - Illustratorhttps://www.instagram.com/chrispiascik/?hl=enChris Piascik - Skillsharehttps://skl.sh/2UW20vN Enneagram Personality Testhttps://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-testThe Longtail by Chris Andersonhttps://www.amazon.com/Long-Tail-Future-Business-Selling/dp/1401309666.........................

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269 - The Powerful Thing You Can Do When All Feels Lost
.....................................Rejection Exposure Therapy - TED TALKhttps://www.ted.com/talks/jia_jiang_what_i_learned_from_100_days_of_rejection?language=en.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to http...

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268 - Feeling Like Junk? 4 Ways How To Get Inspired Now
.....................................SHOW NOTESMichelangelo - “Critique by creating.”https://www.inc.com/samuel-bacharach/creativity-tips-from-five-world-famous-thinkers.htmlMoominhttps://www.moomin.com/en/.....................................SPONSORSFreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and ...

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267 - How to Know Where to Focus Your Creative Energy
.....................................The Creative Career Path Handbookhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/630655200/the-creative-career-path-handbook?ref=shop_home_active_2&crt=1The Creative Career Path EBookhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/630662716/the-creative-career-path-handbook-ebook?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1Creative Side Quest Skillshare Classhttps://skl.sh/creativepeptalk.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are...

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266 - Make The Space with Abbi Jacobson
.....................................Abbi Jacobson - instagram.com/abbijacobsonAbbi’s Book “I Might Regret This”https://www.amazon.com/Might-Regret-This-Drawings-Vulnerabilities/dp/1538713292Broad Cityhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_CityBroad City Web Serieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDXmMI6u2lUAbbi’s Illustrated Book “Carry This Book”https://www.amazon.com/Carry-This-Book-Abbi-Jacobson/dp/0735221596/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=carry+this+book+abbi&qid=1583179845&sr=8-1Stacy Michelsonhttps://www.instagram....

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265 -Feeling Crushed? This is Proof That Nothing Can Stop Your Creativity!
Travel South Dakotahttps://www.travelsouthdakota.com/LES COTTONhttps://lescottondesign.com/LOOKS MARKETPLACEhttps://www.looksmarket.com/WES EISENHAUERhttps://www.weseisenhauer.com/MITCH TORBERThttps://www.instagram.com/mitchtorbertHUGH WEBERhttp://www.hughweber.com/.....................................SPONSORSFreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, st...

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264 - How to Find Yourself as An Artist in the Last Place You'd Think To Look
George Carlinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZGo6mWjk4Y&t=26sAbby Jacobson on The Andy Richter Podcasthttps://www.earwolf.com/episode/three-questions-episode-1/Jon Acuff - Do Overhttps://www.amazon.com/Do-Over-Today-First-Career/dp/0143109693.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who...


263 - Are You Missing These Crucial Clues to Your Next Breakthrough?
.....................................SHOW NOTESCreative Side Quest Instagram ComicInstagram.com/andyjpizzaChris Graham - Six Figure Home Studiohttps://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE! Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this cl...

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262 - Feeling Hopeless and Lost in Your Work? Maybe It's Time For This
.....................................SHOW NOTESFreshbooks - Breaking the Time Barrierhttps://www2.freshbooks.com/breaking-the-time-barrier-unlock-your-earning-potential.....................................SPONSORSFreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to ge...

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261 - Artists with Super Fandoms Have This Surprising Thing in Common
.....................................SHOW NOTESCOACHING WITH ANDY J. PIZZACurrently accepting applications for 2020 coaching sessions!http://www.creativepeptalk.com/coachingBOOK A PEP STOPBring Creative Pep Talk to You LIVE! Book Andy to come speak, host a Q&A and set up the merch / pep talk booth in your area!http://www.creativepeptalk.com/pepstop.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your ne...

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260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker
Temi Cokerhttps://www.temicoker.co/https://www.instagram.com/temi.cokerhttps://www.instagram.com/cokerstudio/ Temi’s Skillshare Class -Digital Poster Design: Combining Images & Type for Powerful Visualshttps://www.skillshare.com/classes/Digital-Poster-Design-Combining-Images-Type-for-Powerful-Visuals/2122421041.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had...

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259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!
.....................................Andre 3000 X Rick Rubin - On the Recordhttps://brokenrecordpodcast.com/episode-13-andre-3000-and-rick-rubin-in-conversationJon Acuff - Finishhttps://www.amazon.com/Finish-Give-Yourself-Gift-Done/dp/1591847621Lynda Barry Making Comicshttps://www.drawnandquarterly.com/making-comics
Tim Robinsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjHqO-WmXrkDavid Allenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCHd24Gi-G4Keirkegaard - Either Orhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Either/OrJoey Ellis - Leaky Timb...

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258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year
.....................................2020 Creative Pep Talk Calendarhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/743789185/6x6-super-jazzed-2020-calendar?ref=shop_home80/20 Exampleshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.heflo.com/blog/business-management/pareto-80-20-rule-examples/amp/.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video moti...

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257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People
.....................................Skillshare Classhttps://skl.sh/creativepeptalk.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to http://storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today. SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur fi...

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256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday
.....................................SHOW NOTESRyan Holidayhttps://ryanholiday.net/Ryan Holiday - Stillness is The Keyhttps://www.amazon.com/Stillness-Key-Ryan-Holiday/dp/0525538585Ryan Holiday - Growth Hacker Marketinghttps://www.amazon.com/Growth-Hacker-Marketing-Primer-Advertising/dp/1591847389/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=growth+hacker+marketing&qid=1575982419&s=books&sr=1-3.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-qu...

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255 - Creative Lift: How to Find Your Ultimate Gift and Takeoff!
.....................................Stephen Pressfield - Artist’s Journeyhttps://www.amazon.com/Artists-Journey-Lifelong-Pursuit-Meaning/dp/1936891549.....................................SPONSORS STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to http://storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn mor...

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254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!
Personal MBA - Core Driveshttps://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/BuzzFeed Cultural Cartographyhttps://www.ted.com/talks/dao_nguyen_what_makes_something_go_viral/transcript?language=enBain and Company’s 33 Elements of Valuehttps://www.bain.com/insights/the-elements-of-value-hbr/.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templat...

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253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis
.....................................SHOW NOTESJoey Ellishttp://www.joeyellis.com/Wolfie Monster and The Big Bad Pizza Battlehttps://www.amazon.com/Wolfie-Monster-Big-Pizza-Battle/dp/1338186035/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=joey+ellis&qid=1574110946&sr=8-1 NEW INVISIBLE THINGS SHIRTShttp://shirts.creativepeptalk.com Jim Henson Biohttps://www.amazon.com/Jim-Henson-Brian-Jay-Jones/dp/0345526120.....................................SPONSORS STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give...

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252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?
.....................................Skillshare Creative Side Quest Class - Your Big Break is One Strategic Side Project Awayhttps://skl.sh/creativepeptalk.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to https://skl....

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251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year
.....................................SHOW NOTESPersonal MBA Core Driveshttps://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/BuzzFeed Cultural Cartographyhttps://kottke.org/19/04/cultural-cartographySocial Media Made Simple - Storybrandhttps://storybrand.com/social-media-made-simple/.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHAREWE HAVE A NEW SKILLSHARE DROPPING THIS MONTH about orchestrating your BIG BREAK!Sign up to the newsletter to be notified as soon as it's live!http://www.creativepeptalk.com/newsletter F...

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250 - How to Find Your Style
.....................................SHOW NOTESJim Henson's Time Piecehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDwCwMIRJlIAndy J. Pizza + Andrew Neyer Color Me Showhttps://andrewneyer.com/color-me/Color Me Houston at Color Factoryhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B4LLNeAg4Sb/.....................................SPONSORSSkillshare X Adobe FrescoSkillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create ...

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249 - 3 Ways How to Make More Money So You Can Have More Time to Be Creative
.....................................Jim Collins - Flywheel Monographhttps://www.jimcollins.com/books/turning-the-flywheel.html#articletop.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks V...


249 - 3 Ways How to Make More Money So You Can Have More Time to Be Creative
.....................................Jim Collins - Flywheel Monographhttps://www.jimcollins.com/books/turning-the-flywheel.html#articletop.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks V...

248 - How to Find Your Artistic Voice with Lisa Congdon
.....................................SHOW NOTESLisa Congdon - https://lisacongdon.com/Follow Lisa on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdonLisa's New Book 'Find Your Artistic Voice'https://lisacongdon.com/collections/books/products/find-your-artistic-voice-by-lisa-congdon-signed-copyWired to Createhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SI02E62/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1.....................................SPONSORSFreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small b...

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247 - The Top 6 Most Important Things My Creative Heroes Taught Me
.....................................SHOW NOTESMax Tempkin - Creative Mornings Talkhttps://creativemornings.com/talks/max-temkinAaron Draplin - Creative Mornings Talkhttps://creativemornings.com/talks/aaron-james-draplin/1Nancy Duarte Ted Talkhttp://ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks?language=en Frank Chimero - Shape of Design Talkhttps://vimeo.com/17084347Jad Abumrad 99u Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OH9p3hnWCYJoseph Wu ADHD Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7zwPRSFjgY...

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246 - Embracing Your Essence with 'The Dark Crystal' Executive Producer Halle Stanford
.....................................SHOW NOTESHalle Stanfordhttps://www.henson.com/executive-team.php#halle-stanfordThe Dark Crystal - Age of Resistancehttp://www.darkcrystal.com/.....................................CREDITSSupport Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalkThanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!www.alexsugg.comAudio Assistance by Chris Graham MasteringCheck out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcasthttps://www.thesi...

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245 - How To Find Next Level Influences That Equal Next Level Work
.....................................SHOW NOTESFrannerd - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGuM95MSU8Andy J. Pizza Creative Mornings Talkhttps://creativemornings.com/talks/andy-j-millerAustin Kleon Sceniushttps://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541Austin Kleon - Influences Family Treehttps://austinkleon.com/2018/10/06/climbing-your-own-family-tree/Beeteeth Dan Christophersonhttps://beeteeth.com/Remy Charliphttps://www.remycharlipestate.org/aboutKaroly Reichhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1ro...

244 - Where Your Most Powerful Creative Work is Hiding with Frannerd!!
.....................................SHOW NOTESFrannerdInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/frannerd/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/frannerd13Shop - https://wearenicehumans.com/ Leah Goren Skillshare - Learn to Paint with Gouachehttps://skl.sh/31xW3XW.....................................CREDITSSupport Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalkThanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!www.alexsugg.comAudio Assistance by Chris ...

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243 - How to Find Your Medium, Quit Second Guessing, Get Out of Your Head and MORE!
GET YOUR TICKETS TO CREATIVE PEP RALLY NOW BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!! creativepeptalk.com/tour ..................................... SHOW NOTES David Allen on Tim Ferriss Podcast https://tim.blog/2019/09/03/david-allen-getting-things-done/ Laci Jordan - Find Your Illustration Style https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Digital-Illustration-for-All-Discover-Cultivate-and-Share-Your-Unique-Personal-Style/910481864?via=lih-promo-banner Ask Dr. Pizza Theme by Ben Worley http://benworley.work/ ...........................

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243 - How to Find Your Medium, Quit Second Guessing, Get Out of Your Head and MORE!
GET YOUR TICKETS TO CREATIVE PEP RALLY NOW BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!! creativepeptalk.com/tour ..................................... SHOW NOTES David Allen on Tim Ferriss Podcast https://tim.blog/2019/09/03/david-allen-getting-things-done/ Laci Jordan - Find Your Illustration Style https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Digital-Illustration-for-All-Discover-Cultivate-and-Share-Your-Unique-Personal-Style/910481864?via=lih-promo-banner Ask Dr. Pizza Theme by Ben Worley http://benworley.work/ ...........................

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242 - What to Do When the Flow Stops with Loveis Wise
Loveis Wise is an L.A. based illustrator who has worked with clients like The New Yorker, Google, Instagram, The New York Times and many many more! ..................................... SHOW NOTES Loveis Wise https://loveiswiseillustration.myportfolio.com/projects https://www.instagram.com/loveiswiseillu/ Snowy Day https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/ LISA CONGDON https://lisacongdon.com/ SHYAMA GOLDEN https://shyamagolden.com/projects JAMILLA OKUBO https://www.jamillaokubo.co/ KEHINDE...

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241 - Crucial & Inspiring Insights That You Need to Hear Today (HitRECord X 5 Year Anniversary Special!)
CAN YOU BELIEVE We are just about to hit 5 years of this podcast?? I can see no better way to celebrate this show than to put what it's really all about at the front and center of this episode. And what is it all about? YOU of course!! Within 10 seconds of this episode I was full of so much joy and love I instantly had tears in my eyes! CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR IT!!! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN EPISODE!!! IT IS SO SO SO SPECIAL! For a full list of episode credits, and to see everyone who participated in the pro...

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240 - 3 Ways to Get Back On The Right Path When You Feel Lost
..................................... SHOW NOTES Conde Bartlett https://www.instagram.com/condebartlett/?hl=en Skillshare Classes Mentioned: Illustration - Tom Froes https://www.skillshare.com/user/tomfroese Lettering - Jessica Hische https://www.skillshare.com/user/jessicahische Logo - Aaron Draplin https://www.skillshare.com/profile/Aaron-Draplin/6666857 ..................................... CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY?...

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239 - The 10 Business Books That Saved Me & Their 10 Secrets
Buy The Books AND Support Creative Pep Talk AT THE SAME TIME: http://amazon.com/shop/andyjpizza This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'. If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk ..................................... SHOW NOTES Coschedule Headline Analyzer: https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer Sharethrough Headline Analyzer https://headlines.s...

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238 - The Powerful 3 Step Mid-Year Tune Up That Will Make THIS Year YOUR Year
If you're feeling tired, burnout or defeated this episode is for you! If you've lost hope that you can change things in your creative career THIS YEAR this episode is your remedy! THIS EPISODE ALSO FEATURES A SNIPPET OF A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH SUPER SPECIAL GUEST GHOSTSHRIMP AKA DAN BANDIT AKA THE FOREST DWELLING WILD CAT HIMSELF!! This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'. If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, ...

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237 - 8 Ways How to Use The Most Potent Marketing Strategy In The World
Influencer marketing is currently the most effective form of marketing in the business world, but what about the creative world? It's not obvious how this powerful type of marketing can be harnessed for your creative business, but with some effort, you will see how this strategy can be used to grow your audience in a big big way. BUCKLE UP and GET READY for a rollercoaster ride through the world of INFLUENCER MARKETING... FOR CREATIVES! No, seriously, it will be fun and very productive. PROMISE! This episod...

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236 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The Magic of Just Hitting Record
HOLY GOODNESS WE HAVE JGL ON THE SHOW TODAY!!! AAAAHH!!! I have been a Joseph Gordon-Levitt super fan for well over a decade. I first started following Joe's career back in high school when I discovered his first major dramatic role in the film 'Manic' and followed him as he went on to star in Rian Johnson's first film 'Brick'. It's been incredible as a fan to watch him rise from those indie films to prominent roles in blockbusters such as Looper, Inception and Batman The Dark Knight Rises. In this special ...

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First Time Listening? - Creative Pep Talk Trailer
First time listening to Creative Pep Talk? This trailer will introduce you to me, Andy J. Pizza, creator and host of the show, and explain what this show is all about and which episodes are great to start on!...

235 - The Creative Voice Secret, Find Your Value, Instagram Success Despite the Algorithm & MORE!
Today is an Ask Dr. Pizza episode! These episodes have become most downloaded fan favorites. Why? Because no matter what kind of a creative business you have, there's sure to be a few nuggets in this episode that gets you exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it! Questions we tackle today: 1 - How do I get the money I deserve for my work? 2 - How do a network when I'm shy and just starting out? 3 - Marketing on Instagram - What do you do about the Instagram Algorithm? 4 - How do I do ...

234 - 9 Marketing Tactics to Gain The True Fans You Need to Thrive Now
If you make super great creative work, the word will spread. The problem is this: will it spread as fast as you need it to to keep the lights on? Will you run out of steam before your time has come? The solution is good marketing. In this episode I want to share the 9 pieces of advice I'd give any artist whose work isn't catching on at the rate they want it to. The ideas in this episode have been HUGE for me lately. Hope they are for you too! SHOW NOTES The Alter Ego Effect https://alteregoeffect.com/ The ...


233 - From Doing Stand Up in a Living Room to a Role on an NBC TV Show - Comedian Johnny Pemberton
FRIEEEEENDS!!!!!! This is one of my favorite conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast!!!! Today on the show we have hilarious comedian Johnny Pemberton! You may know Johnny as Bo from the NBC comedy Superstore or the voice of Peanut from the Disney XD show Pickle and Peanut. Beyond his extensive IMDB credits, Johnny has a phenomenal (and super ridiculous) podcast called “Live to Tape”. From Tim Meadows to Duncan Trussell to Johnny’s Mom to ME, “Live to Tape” has a deep back catalog of conversations with ...

232 - Starbucks Doesn't Sell Coffee: This Is The Secret to Unbelievable Growth
Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions. Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement. In this episode we explore the secret ingredient to getting consistent results, sales and opportunities in your creative career. We explore how to, on a scientific tactical level, deliver real potent...

231 - The Power of Finding Your People with Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische RETURNS!!! There are few people who had a bigger impact on my creative career than Jessica Hische and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show. Jessica's approach to her side projects and creative career deeply influenced my biggest breakthroughs and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show for round 2! If you don't know, Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling Children's Author and Illustrator, as well as a commercial lettering artist who works with the likes of Wes Anderson, Bara...


230 - The Number 1 Most Essential Tactic I Used to Build My Creative Career
Don't you just love that moment the trailer drops for a sequel you've been dying to see? That huge secret drop moment is so sexy we all fantasize about replicating this moment in our own creative work. But the problem is if no one cared about your 'first film' no one's gonna be stoked about your super top secret trailer for movie 2 when you drop it. So... If an album drops on the internet and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? NO. It doesn't. That's why you need to quit sitting on your creativ...

229 - The 6 Step Process to Unlock Powerful Creative Business Momentum
What makes a good musician, writer or illustrator? We’re told that it’s practice. Put in the time and you’ll become a master. But how many technically-masterful creative hometown heroes do you know that never even got close to making it? Yes. They can shred the guitar like Hendrix. They can draw photorealistic portraits. They can write with perfect grammar and command a vast vocabulary. They’ve put in their 10,000 hours... And technically their craft is perfect... But the art isn’t “good”. So if it’s not ab...

228 - James Victore Gives Me A Pep Talk
It's time for Creative Pep Talk's cowboy uncle James Victore to come give you and me a pep talk! If you're looking for some fresh determination, newfound inner strength and to embolden your self confidence, look no further! In this episode James shares wisdom from his new book Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life. We talk about: Finding your voice The mantra behind making great work The power of failure The definition of a good idea Go get James' new book Feck Perfuction!! https://www....


227 - You'll Never Make Your Best Work While Believing This Lie
The mindset you approach your creative work with determines so much of the outcome, so it's super important that you have a healthy approach to your creativity. Hollywood hasn't helped much on this front. There are hundreds of movies that perpetuate unhelpful creative stereotypes. In this episode I want to address one of the most toxic creative myths plaguing creatives today. My hope is that this will help you establish a new perspective that will unleash your best creative work to date!! CREDITS Support C...

226 - Beating Over Analysis, Leap into Full Time, Harsh Critics, Self Care and MORE
It is one of our fan favorite Ask Dr. Pizza Episodes!! In this episode my studio mate Chris Graham asks me questions you sent in to the show. We cover a range of topics including: When to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time How to not fall into over analysis Why your mental health might be in a fragile state Dealing with harsh critique Balancing Impact vs Glory This feels like a really fresh take on this format for our show, and I have a feeling it's gonna hit you with some very TIMELY stuff! CREDITS Support ...

225 - Resonance Breadcrumbs, Finding Your People & Courage to Let Go w/ Morgan Harper Nichols
225 - Resonance Breadcrumbs, Finding Your People & Courage to Let Go w/ Morgan Harper Nichols Today we have a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST! Morgan Harper Nichols!! There's not many creatives who are a better fit for our show than MHN! Morgan's work has deep heart and it resonates deeply with her audience. Morgan's work is a gift to her audience and she shows up daily to provide value and love to her people through her lettering and illustration. In this episode we talk about the following breakthroughs and many more...


224 - How to Get Into Your Flow State (PT 3 of Call the Midwife Series)
Business planning is the easy part, now here comes the hard part: actually making the work! But it's supposed to be the fun part. How did we forget this? When you try to make creativity your work it can kind of feel like trying to force yourself to have fun. Nothing is less fun than TRYING to have fun. Fun is something that just happens... or does it?! Your best creative work will come from that joyous flow state of play and it's hard to find it under the weight of trying to also earn a paycheck. Is it real...

223 - The Strategy I Used to Crush My 2018 Goal in 12 Weeks (Call the Midwife Series Pt 2)
For years my goal setting strategy was less like a business tactic and more like a time capsule. I'd write my goals on my phone and then forget about them until a year later when I was making new ones. Upon seeing the previous years goals my reaction was "Oh yeah, I forgot I even wanted to do that... well that didn't happen..." LAST YEAR THOUGH this changed! I took a different approach to goal setting and action planning that caused my yearlong goal to be accomplished in less than 12 weeks! Tune in this we...

222 - How to GET SUPER PUMPED by Unearthing Your True Desire (Call the Midwife Series Pt 1)
Does your story feel stuck? If you're feeling stuck it may be because you quit letting yourself dream. It may be because you're not really sure what your dream even is. Stories only start because the main character wants something. It moves the plot forward, it calls the hero to action, it pushes them through conflict and obstacles. And yet we often walk around day to day without any clear sense of desire. No wonder we feel apathetic and crushed by even the smallest things! In this episode we talk about the...


221 - How Personal Life Experience Leads to Deeply Authentic Work w/ Suzy Ultman PART 2
PART 2 of my conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman! THIS IS THE PART WHERE we go DEEP into Suzy's life story as she graciously shares her experiences with having a sibling with terminal cancer, moving through a divorce and finding a self worth fighting for. We also talk about how these formative life experiences translate to new depths in your creative work. This conversation was deeply transformative for me as a person and artist and I know it will be the same for you! Some topics covered in this episode...

220 - 6 Tactics to Routinely Unlock Your Best Creative Self w/ Suzy Ultman PART 1
This two part conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman is sure to go down as one of our all time favorites in the Creative Pep Talk Podcast Hall of Fame! It's no secret that I've been stressed out as of late, and that's part of the reason I reached out to my friend Suzy to be on the show. Suzy has this peaceful / intentional quality about her, and I invited over to the studio to share her mental health secrets with us! Not only is Suzy just a great person to be around, she has the double whammy of being an I...

219 - The 3 Journeys to Creative Transcendence & How to Know Which You're Stuck On
Do you feel like you haven't quite hit that level that you've been searching for in your creative career? Maybe you know you haven't quite made it where you want to go, but you're not really sure where you're stuck? In this episode, we discuss the 3 journey's every creative person much travel to get to the place we all want to go: CREATIVE TRANSCENDENCE! What is creative transcendence? Well, you know it when you see it. It's that inflection point that happens when an artist is making truly AUTHENTIC WORK th...


218 - Want More Followers? Ask Yourself This
The episode is CREATIVE REAL TALK. No music. No frills. One take. In this episode I share my current struggles, the lessons I'm learning right now in real time, and why I've been doing some unprecedented (for me) levels of soul searching in my life over the past 3 months. This is a very vulnerable / real / authentic episode. I hope it's a welcome brief change of pace that encourages and comforts you! We talk about: The question to ask yourself if you want more followers Why you're not able to be authentic ...

217 - Finding Your Style, Tricks for Getting Stuff Done, Imposter Syndrome & MORE
This episode covers a grab bag of topics with lots of tactics, fresh ideas and new perspectives designed to get you jazzed about making stuff today! I hope most of these topics will hit you in the sweet spot, but I bet one or two of these will be exactly what you need to hear today. Some topics we cover in this episode: Finding Your Style Managing productivity and or ADHD Battling Imposter Syndrome even after success! Pricing Synesthesia! Zelda soundtracks! AND MORE! Submit questions for Ask...

216 - The Thing That's Always Held You Back & The Scientific Way to Defeat It
The New Year is an exciting time but often the excitement is short lived. We have such high hopes for all the changes we're going to make, but most often our hopes are crushed by someone who's very hard to defeat: OURSELVES! YES. The OLD YOU you want to leave behind is the number 1 thing standing in the way of the NEW YOU you'd like to become and if you try to repress this OLD YOU it just seems to get stronger! So I guess we should all just give up right? NO! You have so much untapped potential and there ar...


215 - Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller
This episode is just what you need if you want to make a living doing creative work you love, without having to win the creative career lottery of randomly going viral or being famous! Our guest for the show today is musician and podcaster Cathy Heller. I wanted to have Cathy on the show because she is a living breathing example of what it looks like to have a thriving creative career through strategy, incremental progress and serving your audience AKA a CREATIVE PEP TALK CREATIVE! She brings so many helpfu...

214 - How to Send E-Mails that Change Your Life & MORE (BEST YEAR YET 2019 Pt 2 of 2)
The most important part of business is sales and the number 1 rule in sales is this: BELIEVE IN YOUR PRODUCT! You see, if you TRULY believe in your product and believe it will enrich the lives of your customers, you'll see marketing as a public service. If you have something that will really make people's lives better, you owe it to them to spread the word! This is even more true in creative careers and creative business! You owe it to your potential true fans to get your work in front of them! In this epis...

213 - 12 FRESH TACTICS to Get Your Work Seen That Will Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet! (Pt 1 of 2)
It's the start of a new year and I don't know about you, but I feel the drive to take as much action as I can at the start of this season, to enable as much creative career growth as I possibly can. I built this episode to help you capitalize on that sometimes quickly fading new-year FIRE with 12 new ideas to help you spread the word about your art!!! In part 1 of this 2 part episode, I will share with you my latest tactics and ideas that are helping me approach people directly with my work in such a way th...


212 - How to Have Your True BIG BREAK!
They have been lying to you since you were born. You've been told "that's just the way it is" about taxes, school, work, and pretty much everything. But the truth is that nothing is ever "just the way it is", it's the way people before you decided it would be. The world isn't just the way it is, it's the way you make it and until you realize this not just in your head, but in your heart, you will be held back from living your full creative potential. In this episode I want to share with you how I've started...

211 - Get Your Work Seen w/ Marketing Legend Seth Godin
THIS MAY BE THE MOST EXCITING EPISODE I'VE EVER SHARED WITH YOU!!! If you've listened to 25 seconds of this podcast you've probably heard me mention his name: Seth Godin. Who is he? He is a world changer going around calling himself a 'marketer'. This man has had a bigger impact on the way I do business and marketing than anyone else and I owe him so much! Seth shows up to this show and knocks every question out of the park. I haven't stopped thinking about this conversation since we had it, and I know ther...

210 - You've Been Lied To And It's Holding You Back
In the movie Mean Girls, Regina George believes that these carb bars will make her lose weight, when in fact they are intended to make you GAIN WEIGHT! . Why does she believe this? Because Lindsay Lohan lies to her. . My point? Don’t eat carb bars… AND believing a lie can have TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES EVEN ABOVE AND BEYOND NOT BEING PROM READY! . In the latest episode I show my SALTY SIDE. THIS IS A SALTY PIZZA EPISODE. I’m mad because I believe we creative types are force fed lies that hurt our ability to thr...


209 -Self Doubt, ADHD and Breakthrough with Saiman Chow
Today's episode is an interview with the brilliant mind that is Saiman Chow. I saw him give a talk at the ICON Illustration conference and my mind was seriously blown. I had to track him down and beg him to let me interview him. Saiman's illustration and animation looks like a beautiful chaotic brain, forever in play. This chat will inspire you to burst through self doubt and get lost in the play of your creative practice! saimanchow.com @chowsaiman CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our the...

208 - Find Your Focus, Motivation Secrets & Time Management
This episode covers a grab bag of topics with lots of tactics, fresh ideas and new perspectives designed to get you jazzed about making stuff today! I hope most of these topics will hit you in the sweet spot, but I bet one or two of these will be exactly what you need to hear today. Some topics we cover in this episode: How to find your focus Why you need to rethink time management Making BIG CHANGES in your work How to unlock a deep well of motivation you didn't know you had! AND MORE! This episode is As...

207 - Defeat Burnout & Get Stoked Out of Your Mind About Making Stuff Again!
Guys I'm a little bit burnout. This year has been incredible career wise, but also completely and utterly exhausting. I'm not a stranger to burnout, but this latest experience has taught me something brand new about about it. I think this lesson is a game changer and we dive into it and more in this episode. If you're tired, hopeless or you've just about lost your ability to care about creativity at all anymore, this episode is for you. If you're burnout, fed up, exhausted or blocked creatively, it's my hop...


206 - 5 Steps to Finding Your Style with Darren Booth
When I think of artistic style, I think of Canadian illustrator Darren Booth. In my opinion, not many folks practicing today have as clear of an artistic voice as Darren. In this episode Darren walks us through how he developed this unique and authentic style. We also get to chat about the ups and downs of being a full time freelance illustrator, as well as the lessons he's learned through the journey. You're gonna love this one! Darren Booth darrenbooth.com Instagram: @darrenbooth CREDITS Thanks to Yoni W...

205 - 11 Tips That Will Help You Go Further Faster
Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time and visit myself at the start of my creative career path and give myself some encouragement, insight and tips. This episode is just that: exactly what I wish I could tell myself at the start of my journey. 11 tips, tricks and tactics for going further faster. This episode is designed to give you: hope for your creative career that enables maximum energy for your work today comfort for those nagging distractions and doubts ideas and perspectives that unlock creat...

204 - Grow Your Instagram Following (& Other Important Things We Don't Want to Talk About)
There have never been more opportunities to build a thriving creative career, but if you sit back and play it cool, you will miss them. I'm the first person to gag at the term influencer. I get it. I really really really do. But while we sit back and in our gag circles, these influencers, podcasters, youtubers and Internet personalities are taking over the internet, the art world and even the government! In this episode I want to share tactics of growing your reach online that are creative and driven by int...


203 - Is It Time To Leap? w/ Andrea Pippins
Andrea Pippins is incredible American illustrator living and working from Stockholm, Sweden. In today's episode, Andrea tells her story and we chat about the lessons she learned on the way to going full time freelance and becoming a published illustrator. We talk about the power of a supportive community, putting yourself into your work, giant leaps of faith, finding your place in the creative world and much more! https://andreapippins.com/ Instagram: @andreapippins CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band...

202 - For When You Feel Like Giving Up
202 - For When You Feel Like Giving Up Do you ever feel like you've lost your way? When you hit obstacles, setbacks and dead ends, do you sometimes feel as if you've fallen off your path? For me, the creative career path is a roller coaster. There are so many circumstantial and emotional ups and downs, and if you ride every twist and turn, it can be exhausting and discouraging. Sometimes, I almost feel like this road is somehow cursed even!!! In this episode I want to share with you ideas and tactics that h...

201 - How to Find Your Gift
Finding your creative gift is the most important (and difficult) pursuit in your creative career, and in this episode, I will share all the clues that have helped me make progress on this journey. From podcast interviews to speaking at conferences, I am very fortunate to get to meet a lot of phenomenal creative professionals. For the longest time, the central question for me has been this: what do the best of the best have in common? Over time, a pattern emerged: while there are an infinite amount of creati...


200 - Why Caring Matters w/ Michael Bierut
How is it the 200th episode!? How have I been doing this for almost 4 years??! Whether I believe it or not, this is 200 baby! So to CELEBRATE it's only natural that we have one of the most CELEBRATED creative professionals on the planet, designer Michael Bierut!!! In this episode we explore how to make creativity that's valuable, why it matters that you care about your craft (even if it's not what the audience cares about) and how to stay excited about your work even after you've reached major career milest...

199 - There are 4 Creative Business Types, Discovering Yours Changes Everything
The first couple years of my creative career were about 99% CREATIVITY and 1% CAREER. Spoiler alert, that balance did not work! After crashing and burning, I was finally inspired to give the career / business side a serious effort. It was this season of my life that I stumbled upon a framework that completely changed my business. I want to share this discovery with you and it's my hope that it has an even greater impact on your creative career. This episode also includes my top recommendations for business ...

198 - 17 Ways to Tap Into Your Creative Joy (Even When the Pressure is On!)
The relationship between art and money is a real tricky one. One of the the biggest challenges stems from the fact that involving money into the equation puts pressure on your creativity. This is a major issue because, neurologically speaking, your best creative work comes from a place of play... AKA the opposite of pressure. This means those of us that get paid to be creative for a living face a unique battle: how do we stay loose when the pressure's on? How do we consistently execute at our best, when try...


197 - Imposter Syndrome, Connecting w/ an Audience & Noticing Inspiration w/ Frannerd (Fran Meneses)
EXTREMELY SPECIAL GUEST ALERT!!! Incredible Illustrator / Youtuber Fran Meneses (AKA Frannerd) joins us for a long chat about all things creative career! We talk about: How to make a deep connection with your audience and why it matters. Imposter Syndrome and why no matter how far you go, it still shows up from time to time! The breakthroughs that lead to this point. Daily tactics for noticing inspiration P.S. This podcast art is a collaboration between myself and Fran. I did the lettering she did her sel...

196 - How to Break Into New Territory (Side Quest Series FINALE)
As people who make THINGS, it's easy to be hyper focused on WHAT we make, but that should not be your only concern. WHERE you put what WHAT you make matters just as much. If you put the best restaurant in the worst location, it's going to fail, and the same goes for your art. Where you share your art matters, and in this episode we share ideas on how to get the most out of WHAT you make, by finding the right way to distribute it. CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 5 This is part of our Creative Side Quest ser...

195 - A Super Underused Tactic for Career Growth (Side Quest Series Pt 4)
It's funny that with the internet we've never been more connected, and yet also never been more tempted to isolate ourselves! In my experience, you can not build a thriving creative career or a powerful creative side quest without OTHER PEOPLE! You've got to get other people embedded into your personal projects to take them to the next level. In this episode I will give you several tactics for involving collaborators in your side quest and why it makes all the difference. CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 4 ...


194 - How to Make Work that Spreads (Side Quest Series Pt 3)
It's hard to get into art when it's being shoved down your throat. So, how do you get your work in front of new fans, customers or clients without directly smashing it into people's faces? You engineer organic growth. You make work that people want to voluntarily share. In this episode I share everything I've learned about doing just that. CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 3 This is part 3 of our Creative Side Quest series. This series is about how to take a side project and add business and marketing strateg...

193 - How to Win Dream Opportunities (Side Quest Series Pt 2)
It's noisy and no one wants to be sold anything anymore. No company is looking for new untapped talent, they just seem to sit back and wait for the "best" to rise to the top of the internet. In this climate, how is a creative person supposed to break into a new market or win a new dream opportunity? Are we just at the mercy of people discovering us? Or can we actively make stuff happen in our creative careers? In this episode, I want to share a strategy for developing work that can tackle these tough proble...

192 - The Lesson that Changed My Creative Career (Side Quest Series Pt 1)
GUYS!!! THIS MAY BE OUR BIGGEST EPISODE TO DATE!! I AM SO PUMPED TO SHARE THIS EPISODE WITH YOU! 1 - We launch a new series today called "Creative Side Quest" In this series, we will walk through how to take a normal creative side project and add 4 layers of strategy that will transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your most powerful marketing tool! 2 - Our Kickstarter launches today!!! We are upping the ante with our next order of the Creative Career Path Handbooks! If you missed one of these when the...


191 - You're Hiding Your Secret Weapon for Growing Your Audience
In this episode I want to share with you the secret weapon I KNOW you have... that I'm SURE you're hiding :D This episode contains 3 lessons on creating a deep connection with your audience, and how that's THE number 1 secret to building a thriving creative career! P.S. Next week we will return to "normal" episodes, but I was deeply inspired to bring you one more "messy" summer episode! CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for...

190 - How to Push Past the Hard Times w/ Adé Hogue
Today on the show, we have super special guest, Chicago based art director, designer and letterer Adé Hogue!!! Adé has worked with a very impressive range of clients, from Nike to PayPal, and his journey is incredibly inspiring. There are nuggets of wisdom and lots of vulnerability in this episode and I’m sure it’s going to be a new fan favorite! We talk through Adé’s journey, the secret to getting your best work, the blood-sweat-and-tears of freelance and how his engineering background sets him apart as a ...

189 - Finding Peak Creative Performance
Does planning make perfect? Or is it best to shoot from the hip? Should you meticulously obsess over the details or should you just let those creative juices flow??? In this episode I want to share a principle that has helped me strike a balance and tap into my own personal peak creative performance. Your peak performance will be a different recipe than mine, but hopefully my process will help you find yours!!! This episode comes from personal experience, studying best creative practices of others and theor...


188 - Why You're Off Track
Being a creative person is incredible... except when it's not. To be a pro creative you've got to work hard and be a professional, but playing that part can sometimes lead to ignoring your needs and emotions. There's a secret I know about most creative people. They can look all cool and collected and pro when they need to, but behind that cool facade there is often a volcano of emotions. I know the truth about you... you're emo. You may not listen to My Chemical Romance (anymore) but you still struggle with...

187 - How to Get More YOU into Your Art w/ Jon Burgerman
Would the people that know you best, see 'you' in the art that you make? The self discovery and artistic development required to pull this off can seem like an impossible mountain to climb, so I asked artist Jon Burgerman, how has he done it? I don't know anyone who is as good as Jon at downloading their essence into their art and in this episode I chat with Jon about what the process of getting to this place looks like. CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Na...

186 - The Key to Unlocking Your Creative Super Powers
Do you have a sense that you've yet to realize your full potential? Do you often feel like you have much more to give but can't seem to figure out how to make it happen? These feelings have haunted me my entire life and over the past few years I feel like I'm finally unlocking some of my inner hidden gems!! In this stripped back / behind the scenes style episode I share the clues that have helped me make progress in my journey of creative self discovery. CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for o...


185 - Your New Secret Weapon for the Hard Times
Every journey has it's ups and downs and your creative career journey is DEFINITELY going to have some serious downs... or you're not doing it right!! This episode is about failure and how you can not only get through it, but start to embrace it as the secret to success! I also offer a tactic I found that helped me complete my yearlong goal in just a few months!!! Show Notes: Kiki Schirr 100 Rejections Tactic https://medium.com/@KikiSchirr/my-experiment-in-collecting-rejection-694bf0a43f3f CREDITS Thanks t...

184 - Challenge Everything!!
What do you do when something's broken? You take it apart. I think we all have a deep sense that EVERYTHING is broken right now and because of that we are deconstructing EVERYTHING!! For this reason, this year's 99u conference theme of "Challenging Everything" felt VERY APPROPRIATE to me. In this episode I want to share the breakthroughs I had while at 99u this past month and how they've impacted my outlook in my day to day creative career and my big picture perspective as a person. In this episode we will ...

183 - How to Relight Your Fire!
Anyone can deal with the good times, but it's how we deal with the hard times that defines our creative careers. In this episode I want to share tools for getting back up when the chips are down and you're feeling crushed. I've been dealing with some burnout and struggle and I hope these ideas are as energizing for you as they have been for me!! Even if you already feel good today, I hope this episode takes you from good to great!! CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks t...


182 - Why You've Got to Get in the Game!!!
Do you ever feel like you're hiding behind the subjectivity of art? Like the fact that creativity is subjective, means no one can tell you you're bad or good. Right? I would say: wrong! Take the very creative world of food for example. Like what's good food and bad food might be up for debate to a degree, but ultimately undercooked poultry can objectively kill you! That is undoubtedly "bad food". I believe that in the world of professional creativity, value is more objective than you think and in this episo...

181 - The Power of Persistence w/ Chris Piascik
Chris Piascik has been doing a daily project for 10 years!! In fact, he's built an entire illustration career on the back of this project! In this episode, Chris shares the core insights he's learned about personal projects throughout this enormous journey! CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Y...

180 - Do the Opposite of "Going Viral"
Is it just me, or does it seem like people think creative work only matters if it's reaching insane amounts of people? Like if you've never made something that's gone viral, than you're not really in the REAL creative game? Like if you don't have a bonkers amount of followers on social media than you're creativity just doesn't really matter? In this episode I want to argue the opposite. I want to prove to you that deep impact is better than wide appeal when it comes to your creativity. I also want to sugges...


179 - How to Grow an Audience
It can be extremely discouraging when you pour yourself into your creative work, and it fails to connect with an audience. In this episode I share everything I've learned about growing an audience, including specific examples and tactics I personally employ, as well as a few ideas I've been waiting to share for a long time! CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editi...

178 - How to Create Art People Crave w/ Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Ice Cream
Today's show features an extremely special guest!! JENI of JENI'S ICE CREAM! In this episode we hear Jeni's story and the breakthrough moments that lead to her extremely creative and successful business, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. There are so many aha moments and lessons from this episode, I know it's going to be one of your all time favorites!! Thank you so so much Jeni for taking the time to give so much to the Creative Pep Talk Audience! You are so amazing! Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams https://jenis.com/...

177 - Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
Did you know that you may be subconsciously sabotaging yourself? Well since you're doing it subconsciously, you probably don't! In this episode we talk about how to recognize your self sabotage and how to fight it. We also talk about Shiny Object Syndrome and why starting tons of things and never finishing any of them is killing your chances for progress. I also share my method for knowing what to focus on today. Today is the day our 100 Day Project begins! Follow along on instagram by following #cpt100day...


176 - How to Approach Those You Want to Work With (The Creative Career Path Series Pt. 5)
Everyone wants to know the secret sauce to directly approaching those you want to work with. How do you contact the publishers, record labels, or clients you want to work, for in a way that actually works? In this episode I will share the only method that's worked for me and exactly how I've used it! We will also talk about the power of pivoting and what questions to ask yourself when your at the end of your current path. Show Notes: Shane Snow - Freelance Strategy Hacks https://vimeo.com/101922988 The Cre...

175 - Power in Your Story with Elle Luna & Lindsay Jean Thomson (The 100 Day Project)
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Creative Pep Talk is teaming up with Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson for The 100 Day Project this year!!!!! In this episode, Lindsay and Elle both share how their personal stories have powerfully impacted their creativity and personal projects. Lindsay walks us through her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer and how it impacted her writing and Elle shares about her new book, "Your Story is Your Power" and how and why she claimed her feminine voice. We also talk the through the 1...

174 - The Trick to Knowing Exactly What to Make (Creative Career Path Series Pt. 4)
"I barely have time to make personal work, and when I do have the time, I waste it trying to figure out what to make, or second guessing what I'm making!" Does this sound familiar? If so this episode is for you! We're often told that personal projects are the key to unlocking our creative career goals, but if you've ever done a personal project yourself, you know it's not that simple. What's the key to making effective personal projects that cause real breakthrough in your career? Find out in this episode! ...


173 - Find Your Place (Creative Career Path Series Pt 3)
When it comes to your creative career, do you ever feel lost and confused, wandering in a metaphorical desert? In my experience, making progress in your creative career can feel random, haphazard and lonely, but I don't think it has to be this way. In this episode, we tap into the power of finding where you fit in the industry (your market) and how to then, and only then, stand out (your niche). I personally return to these ideas on a very regular basis and they never cease to give me clarity and direction ...

172 - Knowing Your Target with Gemma Correll
Honored to have esteemed and hilarious illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll back on the show today!! I had a fantastic time chatting with Gemma and also had some major take aways to chew on for my own practice... so I'm sure you will too! In this episode we talk about anxiety, self care, knowing your target and the bad and good of having 500k+ instagram followers! Gemma is a star and you're going to love this episode! Follow Gemma on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gemmacorrell https://www.gemmacor...

171 - The 1 Thing You HAVE TO DO! (Creative Career Path Series Pt 2)
When comedian Steve Martin was asked advice on breaking into Hollywood his advice was simple and brilliant “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  Yes! This advice is true and helpful, but there’s just one problem: how do you “get good” when the arts and all things creative are “subjective”? What’s the secret to “getting good”?  In this episode I share a career changing principle that unlocks the first major step in your journey. The ideas in this episode have become a foundation in which I’ve built my creativ...


170 - 4 Creative Career Lessons that Changed My Life (The Creative Career Path Series Pt 1)
I’ve been waiting literally years to bring you this series and I could not be more excited!!! In this episode I tell the up and down story of my career path and the biggest lessons I learned along the way. This is my ‘keynote’ talk that I have been developing over the past few years and I am so glad it’s now ready to share with you! The Creative Career Path Series is my 7 step plan for making intentional systematic progress in your creative career. This process is years in the making, from studying the patt...

169 - Courage to Be You w/ Emmy Winner James Pearse Connelly, Production Designer on The Voice
The further you go in your career, the easier it is to get stage freight. Whether it’s a your first conference call, a call with the creative team at Apple, or standing face to face with Adam Levine, you are going to encounter intimidating situations. And yet, you will only do your best work if you can show up in the moment unafraid of voicing your ideas and true opinions. Today we have a super special guest, Emmy award winning James Pearse Connelly, production designer for shows like The Voice. James has w...

168 - The Power of Finding Your Audience
There are a million reasons we like to bury our heads in the sand and just get lost in our art, but if you want your creative business to consistently thrive for the long haul, we need to stay tuned to the culture, where our audience’s attention is and what people are responding to in our work. Can you imagine any business completely ignoring their audience / the market and succeeding long term? Can you imagine a stock broker that didn’t follow the stock market? I believe that creative professionals are par...


167 - Exciting Social Media Ideas
It’s easy to want to give up on social media as a means to grow your creative business. With changing algorithms, fickle engagement and snail paced growth, it’s easy to feel like ‘what’s the point?’, right? BUT THERE’S A HUGE BUT and here it is: the people who are crushing it in the creative world often credit their success to social media… I don’t think there’s debating it, social media is important to our creative career… no matter how much we wish it wasn’t true. In this episode we share 8 ways to rethin...

166 - It's Never Too Late with Lisa Congdon
Whether you’re 22 or 52, it’s very easy to feel like you’re falling behind. In this episode Lisa Congdon brings inspiring stories from her new book “A Glorious Freedom - Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives” that prove it’s never too late to start a new path. I’m thrilled to have Lisa on the podcast again! My last interview with Lisa is one of my favorite episodes and as it’s one of the most popular episodes of the show to date, I’m guessing you feel the same way! Buy “A Glorious Freedom” https://www.ama...

165 - 17 Breakthrough Ideas to SUPER CHARGE Your Motivation for 2018!
If you want sustainable drive and enthusiasm for growing your creative career in 2018, this episode is for you! If you had high hopes for 2018 but you feel like it’s already kicking your butt a little, this episode is for you! I am all about pepping you up on this podcast, but even before I started this podcast I knew that what truly keeps people 100% jazzed is real strategies that work! This is not empty positivity, this is an episode packed to the brim with tactics that changed my creative career. Things ...


164 - The CPT SUPER FRIENDS 8 Ways to Kick 2018's Butt (with Lessons from 2017!)
This is a SUPER SPECIAL episode to kick off 2018 RIGHT! This week’s show brings you CPT SUPER FRIENDS and their biggest lessons from 2017. Let’s learn from last year and make 2018 count! I share my biggest takeaway from 2017 as well. Featured in this episode: Hassan Ali https://hahahassan.carbonmade.com/ twitter.com/hassanisms Tina Essmaker http://tina.is/ instagram.com/tinaessmaker Marshall Shorts http://soulotheory.com/ http://creativecontrolfest.com/CCF5/ Suzy Ultman https://www.suzyultman.com/ https:/...

163 - How to Make 2018 Your Biggest Year Ever!!!
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about goals and New Year’s resolutions, but if you’ve ever had high hopes for a new year and crashed and burned the second you left the gate, this episode is for you! This episode is not about some idealistic super goal setting plan. It’s a simple method for making next year count in a big way! I hope this episode plants a seed that sprouts into your best year ever! Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his ...

162 - Public Speaking Tips & Letting Go of Your Past Self with Pro Speaker Kyle Scheele
Full time public speaker Kyle Scheele guests on the show today! This one is a doozy! Kyle is a close friend of mine and we get very into our chats, I think you're really gonna enjoy this one! What we cover: Trusting the Journey How to Make Big Career Pivots Public Speaking Tips Letting Go of Past You that's Holding You Back A Ton More! Kyle has a new project called 'Viking Funeral' which you can check out here: vikingfuneral.me Join CPT listeners with this project by using #cptvikingfuneral kylescheele.co...


161 - Getting Through Your Dark Days (Creative Philosophy Series)
I don’t know how to tell you this without just telling you: this episode contains personal stories of emotional / mental health struggles from my past that I’ve never publicly shared before. It wasn’t easy to record, but I believe I have an opportunity to open up and shed some light on some dark areas that I assume many in our community have struggled with. “Creative professional” can feel a bit like an oxymoron sometimes. Most creatives I know can be pro and act the part on the surface, but still remain th...

160 - 7 Steps to Breaking Through in Your Industry (Creative Philosophy Series)
The one constant is change. We all know this is true. This can be anxiety inducing when it comes to your creative career. Whether you’re just getting started or completely established, knowing the rules, trends and opportunities WILL change at some point in the future can be very scary. This means that nothing is more important than mastering the art of the breakthrough. As things change, if you’re able to continually break into new markets, you will always be able to grow with the times. In this episode, w...

159 - Tricks for Rising Above Anxiety with Andy Mineo
Anxiety is like kryptonite for creatives. Getting locked up in your head and second guessing every decision, can destroy your creative flow and therefore the quality of your work. Rapper Andy Mineo understands this on a personal level, and in this episode he shares his struggles and breakthrough work arounds for when you find yourself in the grip of crippling creative anxiety. This is an extremely special episode. Andy and I got on a roll and had some deep moments and a ton of fun as well. I’m extremely gra...


158 - The Lie that's Killing Your Creative Work (Philosophy Series Pt. 2)
I believe there are a lot of hurtful myths about creativity perpetuated by creative people. These lies keep us down and keep us from thriving. In this episode I want to expose one of these lies and replace it with what I think is a higher truth about creative work. Are you ever frustrated with the rollercoaster of being a creative person? One minute you’re making the best thing you ever made, the next minute you’re so aggravated with your work you’re thinking of becoming a postal worker? Obviously, creativi...

157 - How to Navigate Through Confusion (Creative Philosophy Series Pt. 1)
It’s so easy to feel lost on your creative career journey. It’s a complex path that can feel random and abstract. Nothing feels better than breaking out of this tough spot and into a moment of clarity and purpose. This episode kicks off our Creative Philosophy Series. This series is meant to help you find patterns in what seems like random static in your life, so that you can find clarity and make progress. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band...

156 - The 3 Essential Ingredients of an Effective Side Project with Mary Kate McDevitt
We all know we need to be doing personal work, but what’s the trick to doing personal work that turns into paid work? In this episode I sit down with illustrator / letterer Mary Kate McDevitt and discuss this exact question. Mary Kate has several game changing personal projects under her belt, and she was kind enough to share some of her brilliance with us! If you don’t know Mary Kate’s lovely work, go check it out! marykatemcdevitt.com Instagram.com/marykatemcdevitt Go get Mary Kate's new book 'Everyday is...


155 - A 6 Point Survivor's Guide on How to Stabilize Your Creative Career
You gotta keep your head above water long enough to learn how to swim. You gotta survive long enough to thrive. In this episode I share practical tips that helped me stay in the game long enough to win a few!! If you’re tired of always waiting around for dream opportunities to land in your lap and you want to take control of your career now, this episode is for you! Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcl...

154 - Discover Yourself & The Courage to Get Yourself Out There (Marketing Series Pt 5)
Marketing can be pretty gross and the idea of ‘personal brand’ can be marketing at it’s grossest! But it doesn’t have to be this way. In my experience, personal brand can be an outpouring of real inner work and self discovery if you approach it the right way. It’s no secret that ‘personal brand’ is a game changer for your creative success, but if you, like me, find the notion of personal brand to seem shallow, I challenge you to listen to this episode and see that this journey can be quite the opposite! Plu...

153 - Making Shareworthy Work with Lauren Hom (Marketing Series Pt 4)
This episode is JAM PACKED with insight!! For those of you living under a rock, Lauren Hom is a designer and letterer best known for her side projects (like Daily Dishonesty) and being a nomadic creative freelancer, working while traveling the globe. In this episode Lauren GENEROUSLY shares her wealth of knowledge on getting started in your creative career, how to make work that people connect with and share, and general tips on marketing your work. http://www.homsweethom.com/ Instagram.com/homsweethom Than...


152 - The Most Powerful Marketing Technique that’s Massively Underused (Marketing Series Pt 3)
Marketing can be so discouraging when you’re not focusing your efforts on what really works. In my experience there are only a few styles of marketing that really work today and one of them is ‘influencer marketing’. Influencer marketing is like 'word of mouth' on steroids. Now, if you can resist puking in your mouth at the sound of the word ‘influencer’, I think we can learn some things from this marketing style that will not only help us grow our creative careers but also do so in a way that is more posit...

151 - The Most Powerful Tactic for Growing Your Creative Career (Marketing Series Pt 2)
These days, most creatives market their work with what we call ‘personal projects’, but often our personal projects don’t get the results we want. If your marketing efforts feel like playing the game Operation with giant BBQ grill tongs instead of precise effective tweezers, you have to listen to this episode. NOTHING has changed my career like understanding and properly utilizing content marketing. In this episode we will learn how to apply the principles of effective content marketing to our creative pass...

150 - The Marketing Method that I Built My Career On (Marketing Series Pt. 1)
Do you want to market your creative work, but you feel unsure how to do so effectively? Do you ignore marketing because you’re not really sure how to invest your time in a way that will actually turn into results? In this episode I share the process I’ve used to market my work over the past 8 years. These ideas were game changers for me. I’m convinced this process is one of the core contributors to the career breakthroughs I’ve had in my life and I’m super excited to share them with you! This episode is a s...


149 - Stay Ahead of the Curve with The Heads of State
Staying relevant over the long haul is a concern of almost every designer I know. So how do you do it? What does it take? What better way to find out than to chat with someone (or in this case someones) who has actually done it? The design duo (now full studio) The Heads of State have had many lives. These guys cut their teeth in the early 2000s gig poster scene, transitioned to illustrators for the likes of The New York Times and now take on larger design projects as a full on design studio. In this interv...

148 - An Easy Trick for Unlocking Your Most Successful Side Project (Deep Dive Series Pt 4)
We all know self-initiated work is essential for pushing forward in your creative career, but finding the discipline and dedication to make it happen can be pretty tough. This episode contains a strategy for unlocking the deep well of discipline and drive that you never knew you had, so that you can make a big splash in the creative world. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to ...

147 - Don't Chase the Likes... (Dive Deep Series Pt 3)
It’s so easy to get caught up chasing likes and followers, but should you let these numbers guide your creative career? In this episode I don’t tell you to disregard social media feedback or tell you it’s irrelevant, but instead encourage you to shift your perspective and look for more helpful metrics. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!...


146 - Get Super Psyched About Your Work (Even When Things Are Hard)(Dive Deep Series Pt 2)
Things feel a bit nuts in the world right now, right? Many creative people keep asking themselves this question: does my creativity even matter? In this episode, I want to help you tap into the meaning of your creativity and show you that when you do, it will change everything. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com The tea...

145 - Meg Lewis on Your Purpose, Personal Brand & Where You Live
Super fun chat with my friend Meg Lewis! We covered a range of topics including some tips on unearthing your personal brand and your purpose in life. Big thanks to Danielle Evans for co hosting! :) Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Ast...

144 - You Are More (Dive Deep Series Pt 1)
If you’re only playing in the shallow waters of creativity, you’re only going to reap shallow rewards. In this episode we talk about the power of diving into the deep end of creativity, career and innovation. Tap into your full potential. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics T...


143 - Rogie King on ADHD, Faith & The Power of Combining Your Skills
Buckle up. This episode gets DEEP and it's chocked full of PASSION and ENERGY. This is two dudes cut from the same ADHD cloth. You've been warned! ;) Rogie very graciously shares his journey to becoming the Illustrator / Designer / Developer that he is today. We dive into ADHD and meds, the ups and downs of personal faith and how combining your unique skills can set you apart in the industry. If you are a hardcore Creative Pepperoni, this might just be your new favorite episode! Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the...

142 - Are You Using the Universe's Most Powerful Secret? (Part 6 of Creative Destiny Series)
Are you working hard on your creative work, with your head down, locked in your room, trying to make progress, but still unhappy about the pace of your growth? In this episode we talk about the one thing that has the potential to grow your work and your career unlike anything else. If you’re trying to build a creative career without this element, I don’t think you stand a chance! Resource: Austin Kleon - Scenius http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541 Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our t...

141 - Are These Beliefs Holding You Back? (Part 5 of the Creative Destiny Series)
Do you have false beliefs about marketing that are keeping you from your full potential? Today on the show we identify the beliefs that are keeping you from selling your work properly and how to change your perspective, so that you can give your creative work the best chance to succeed. Resources: THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND WHY YOU SHARE CREATIVE CONTENT https://www.columnfivemedia.com/psychology-behind-share-creative-content To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink http://www.danpink.com/books/to-sell-is-human/ Jab Jab ...


140 - The Difference Between Hobby & Business(Part 4 of the Creative Destiny Series)
For creatives, nothing hurts more than lukewarm feedback. Up and down, Inconsistent, random praise or radio silence is even more maddening. In this episode, we’re digging deep to answer these questions: What’s at the heart of a thriving creative career? Or how do you steadily grow your audience over a lifetime? What's the key to going from creative hobby to creative business? Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tune...

139 - The Key to Making Authentic Work (Part 3 of the Creative Destiny Series)
If you’re not making a deep connection with your audience, you don’t stand a chance. The first step is having an authentic deep connection to your creative work. Easy right? Wrong. In theory it sounds so simple, but anyone who’s attempted to ‘put themselves onto the page’ so to speak, knows that this is trickier than it sounds. In this episode, I identify what I believe to be the key to making more authentic work. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and h...

138 - How to Find Your Creative Superpower (Part 2 of the Creative Destiny Series)
I believe that your creative career doesn’t get super interesting until you find why you are super unique. But you can’t figure this out in an afternoon by starring in the mirror or taking a career aptitude test. The information you need is collected while on the journey of making stuff! In this episode we talk about what that journey looks like so that you can recognize the stages and maximize your results! This episode is part of our series on Creative Destiny AKA your creative career hero’s journey to re...


137 - How to Know if You're Going the Right Way (Part 1 of the Creative Destiny Series)
This episode is the definitive foundation of Creative Pep Talk and contains my favorite ideas at the heart of this show. This is your creative destiny compass. In this episode we answer the question: what are the signposts pointing to my CREATIVE DESTINY? How do I know which direction will take me to my full creative career potential. Should you keep going on the path you’re on or do you need to try something else? Is it about grit or should you be pivoting? Just keep swimming or fail fast and explore some...

136 - Debbie Millman and The Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
I am honored and privileged to have DEBBIE MILLMAN on the show! Debbie and I talk through some of the questions you need to ask yourself to help uncover your personal brand, clarify your goals and finally connect with what you really truly want for your life. If you don’t know Debbie is the host of THE design podcast Design Matters, for 20 years she was the President of the design division at Sterling Brands and co-founder of the graduate program in branding at SVA. This interview shook me up! I hope it doe...

135 - How to Get Out of Creative Career Limbo
Get this episode art as a poster! http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/make-waves-11-x-14-poster Do you feel like you’ve been stuck in the same place in your creative career for far too long? In this episode we explore how to get through the desert AKA how to get out of the belly of the whale and into the next right season and take the next right step to fulfilling your creative career destiny! Oh yeah and it’s mostly about sandwiches too. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks t...


134 - Illustrator Daniel Fishel's Top 5 Creative Career Lessons
Daniel Fishel is a top notch illustrator with the accolades to prove it: clients like The New York Times and The Washington Post, an MFA from SVA, and the 2016 Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 in Art / Style. But more importantly to me, he's a great dude with a heart to share what he's learned for the benefit of others. Daniel's put in real sweat equity and deep work to get where he is now, and he's never shy about sharing what's working for him. In this episode Daniel shares the top 5 things he considers essent...

133 - The 3 Obstacles Blocking Your Creative Magic (and How To Move Through Them!)
When done right, creativity is like magic or even alchemy. If you know what you’re doing, you can turn a blank page into something truly valuable! In this episode we will explore what might be holding you back from making your own creative gold! And what better inspiration for finding creative magic, than the one and only Harry Potter? Let’s dive deep into the wizarding world to find our own sorcery. In other words, this episode could be called “Harry Potter and The Creative’s Stone” haha!! Get your pin an...

132 - Lettering Legend Erik Marinovich
132 - Lettering Legend Erik Marinovich It is my honor and privilege to bring you an in depth interview with lettering legend Erik Marinovich. Erik is such an inspiration to me, both in life and art. He’s such a sweet guy and is also just INSANELY talented. This episode is jam packed with creative wisdom! A few of the topics we cover in this week’s episode: Creative Community Passion Advice for Electricians Curiosity Insecurity Raisin Farms! We also have background vocals provided by none other than my bud...


131 - Find Your Roadmap
131 - Find Your Roadmap A creative career can feel like randomly stumbling in the dark. In this episode, I’ll tell you how you can find a model for success that can guide you into making the next right move for your creative business. If you're feeling lost in the dark, this episode can help you find your path. Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Gr...

130 - Win in Business without Winning the Creative Lottery with These Are Things
Today I talk with pin and patch masterminds These Are Things. These Are Things is a partnership between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory. In this episode we talk through the rollercoaster of running your own business and how to build a sustainable business with blood, sweat and tears, rather than on pure luck. These Are Things just launched a new business to help YOU make your own Enamel Pins & Patches. If want to get into the pin and patch game, but don’t know where to start, look no further: http://thingmfg.co T...

129 - How to Remedy Creative Burnout
What do you do when your creative spark goes out? What happens when you've lost the will to grind out that good side hustle? How do you recover and relight the fuse when you can't get out of bed, you can't see the point and you've lost your inspiration and excitement? In this week's episode I want to talk about a very real and recent encounter with my own burnout and how I relit that spark in a major way. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop...


128 - Solving Creative Block with 18 SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS!
I’m insanely excited to bring you this episode! This episode is jam packed with wisdom from 18 leading creative professionals. In fact, I’m just completely humbled to bring you these greats. This episode will give you tried and tested answers to this question: what do you do when you’re feeling discouraged in your creative work? I know you’re going to find these answers and insights extremely helpful, but even more so, I hope you just feel encouraged to hear these masters struggle with the same things you d...

127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice
127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice Finding your unique artistic voice might just be the key to creative career success. So what’s the key to finding it? In this episode we talk about the key mindset shift that helps put you on the road to finding your voice, with a systematic, step by step process. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Tha...

126 - How to Make Big Career Changes When You Have Little Time
You ever have those moments when you look around at your life and wonder how you got there? Do you try to silence that little whisper in your mind that says ‘this is not what you’re supposed to be doing with your life!’? In this episode we talk about embracing that voice and taking action. Life is too short to play it safe and live a life you’re not proud of. Find the secret stash of time and energy you're wasting and maximize it for the career change you want to make. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepe...


125 - Keep Growing with Danielle Evans
TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY!!! TWO MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1 - Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook AND 2 - Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Dimensional lettering artist Danielle Evans is helping me make this event happen, so I thought what better way to announce it than with a special conversation with her! This is a shop talk / real talk episode. In this episode we talk about how t...

124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career
124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career The only people I know who are truly satisfied with their career are those who are willing to build something completely custom made. Embracing your career as the ultimate creative project can be a powerful and liberating perspective shift, and in this episode, I’m going to explain the step by step process I use to approach my career in a creative manner. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Than...

123 - 25 Ways to Stand Out
I don’t have to tell you that it’s NOISY out there and it’s never been tougher to stand out from the crowd. In this episode I’ll share 25 ideas that you can use to make a ruckus and get noticed! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tabl...


122 - How to Build Sustainable Income & Thrive!
Making a good living, making great art is my definition of success. In this episode, I give you practical tips on how to stimulate a thriving ecosystem of creative money making. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode a...

121 - Make Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt
121 - Making Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt Today on the show we have creative sensation KATE BINGAMAN-BURT! Get ready to GET ULTRA PEPPED and learn from one of the most creatively wise humans I know! http://www.katebingamanburt.com/ https://www.instagram.com/katebingburt Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all...

120 - Give Your Art a Makeover
120 - Give Your Art a Makeover Did you ever see that 90s film ‘She’s All That’? Well let’s do that but for your creative portfolio! It’s time to take the glasses off! :D I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my m...


119 - Why There's No Excuse
This episode is a brand new live talk that I did for the AAF chapter in Baton Rouge. If there’s a paved road to where you’d like to go, the connection has already been made and the opportunity for creativity is already gone. There’s always an excuse not to do the work you’re here to do, there’s always an obstacle, and in this episode I suppose that maybe that’s not such a bad thing? Had such a blast going down to the South for this talk, thanks Baton Rouge for having me! I will both be speaking at this year...

118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng
118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the wonderful Yao Cheng! Yao is a watercolor artist and designer based in Columbus, Ohio. While she has been painting and drawing since the age of 5, her introduction to watercolor really began a few years ago while exploring new painting techniques. With this medium, the connection was immediate and it has since defined her painting style and marked the beginning for Yao Cheng Design! We talk about starting...

117 - Powerful Goal Setting
The way you approach goal setting can have a tremendous effect on whether you actually achieve them. In this episode, I share a recent a breakthrough in my approach to goal setting that’s been extremely reenergizing in my everyday life. Get your “Let’s Do This” - Goal Notebook here: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/scout-books-lets-do-this-goal-notebook Sign up to my online course, the CPT MFBA here: creativepeptalk.com/mfba Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustra...


116 - Unlock Your True Potential
This episode is about giving space to that small whisper in your life that tells you there’s a reason for your existence. Tapping into this purpose unleashes a well of creative energy like nothing else can! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a G...

115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017
115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017 Have you had a hard time getting motivated for 2017? Honestly, I’ve struggled too, but I’ve found some ideas that have really helped me. In this episode we explore the power of dreaming up a compelling future and how that can transform today’s motivation. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Meta...

114 - 9 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet
No that title is not a typo. In this episode we dream big about what an ideal January 1st 2018 would look like, so we can spend a year working hard to get there. I've found I ride the wave that I created the year before. This episode contains 9 of the most effective principles I use for making the most explosive changes to your creative career. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music...


113 - Why Your Marketing Isn't Working
It’s very easy to feel hopeless in your marketing. Here’s why: if you think marketing starts when you go to tell people about your work, you’re doing it wrong. It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it! In this episode we take a deeper, more comprehensive view of marketing that starts before you make any artwork at all! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man ...

112 - Quit Hiding!
Who run the world? TROLLS. No I’m not talking about Donald Trump… In this weeks episode we get real. What’s stoping you from making authentic work? How can you overcome these hurdles and truly connect with your audience? Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your...

111 - Quit Pursuing Other People's Dreams with Chase Jarvis
Today we have world renowned photographer and founder of Creative Live, Chase Jarvis! Chase shares his story and the personal breakthroughs that helped become the entrepreneur that he is today. Save 25% of a class at Creative Live: creativelive.com/pep Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/m...


110 - How to Know What to Make
In this episode we discuss how to know what work YOU should be making. I share my process of gathering ideas and how I’ve determined the type of content I’d like to feature in my work. This isn’t just about personal work. Yes it may start there, but that personal work will lead to the type of clients you get too. This is why it’s so important to dig deep and get clear on what you want your work to be about. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativep...

108 - What Clients Want
Here’s a little known fact: clients are people too! In this episode we look at the big picture and identify the 4 things that I believe are essential for building great client relationships AND I speak with real life ‘clients’! AKA Senior Art Director at TIME Magazine, Martin Gee, Nautilus Art Director Len Small and NPR Art Director LA Johnson about what they really want from their artists. Martin Gee http://www.ohmgee.com/ Len Small http://www.lensmalldesign.com/ LA Johnson http://www.thelajohnson.com/ Tha...


107 - How to Trick Yourself into Creative Career Success
Ya ever heard of the phrase ‘the diet starts tomorrow’? Well what about ‘my creative career starts tomorrow’? In today’s episode I’m going to teach you how to lose 65 pounds… JUST KIDDING! KIND OF! HAHA, I mean I’m going to tell you about the tips and tricks that lead to the mindset that helped me finally lose weight… and see if this translates to your creative career! (SPOILER ALERT: it does!) Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks...

106 - Navigating Transition w/ Tad Carpenter, Tuesday Bassen & Alex Medina LIVE @ Creative Works
Today we have an absolute DOOZY of a show! A live recorded podcast from Creative Works where I interview three of my favorite people! We all have to navigate tricky transitions in our careers and in this episode we look into going from solo freelancer to a full studio, moving across the country, and leaving a full time gig for the freelance life. Thank you all so much for taking part! Tad Carpenter & Carpenter Collective http://carpentercollective.com/ Tuesday Bassen http://tuesdaybassen.com/ Alex Medina ht...

105 - 10 Ways to Kick Self Doubt Right in the BOOTY!
Today we talk about taking self doubt and how to kick his or her booty. Do not let self doubt kill your creativity! Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Cr...


104 - Gemma Correll on Anxiety, Humor & Pugs
104 - Gemma Correll on Anxiety, Humor & Pugs! The one and only Gemma Correll! Gemma is a British Illustrator now living in Oakland, CA. Gemma is hilarious and insightful. We talk about anxiety, finding your voice, what it’s like to have very visible work online and of course… PUGS! Show Notes: Gemma Correll http://www.gemmacorrell.com/ Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks ...

103 - Harness the Power of Personal Brand w/o Becoming a Soulless Wormy Thing like on Little Mermaid
Here's my theory: the difference between the successful and the ULTRA successful is personal brand. Then why are we so grossed out by it? In this episode we talk about why you should embrace your personal brand and how you can do so without losing your soul. We also cover what a personal brand is and how you can develop yours. WE ALSO HAVE SUPER SPECIAL GUEST, THE ONE, THE ONLY! MEG LEWIS! Meg is an amazing designer who knows a few things about this topic. Here's my theory: the difference between the succes...

102 - Ghostshrimp, Original Background Designer for Adventure Time
Ghostshrimp X CPT! What more could you ask for??! Ghostshrimp AKA Dan Bandit AKA the original background designer for Adventure Time. This guy created Finn and Jake's Tree Fort for goodness sake!! Dan brings so much wisdom in this episode, buckle up and get ready to take notes! We talk about creating new experiences to influence your art, his Ghostscout Training Camp and more! http://www.ghostshrimpglobal.com/ http://www.ghostshrimpglobal.com/training-camp-c13en Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our...


101 - How to Prove Your Creative Genius
101 - How to Prove Your Creative Genius We'd all love to have the creative fairy godmother grant us overnight success, but while you wait, why not stack the deck in your favor? In this episode we talk about how to prove yourself as a 'creative genius'. BONUS Interview at the end with Joey Ellis, Luke Flowers and Seth Worley! Show Notes Caught / turn yourself Basquiat secret genius As a creative progressional you are incompetent until proven genius. Once your lucky, twice your good? Once your lucky, twice yo...