Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau

Today on the podcast we’re answering one of the most popular questions I receive: “how do I find my passion”. Yeah, not an easy one. Super tough! And if you’ve struggled with this or are struggling right now, this episode will help you find your way. In fact, my good friend Chris Guillebeau has spent years researching this exact topic and shares a formula that can help you unlock some missing pieces from his book called Born For This. This super short episode packs such a huge punch, I’m so pumped to share it with you! In this episode: Most Continue reading "Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau"

The Art of Entrepreneurs /w Lewis Howes on School of Greatness

Today on the podcast, the tables are turned. I’m in the hot seat on my pal Lewis Howes’ podcast, The School of Greatness. I’m sure you are familiar with Lewis – he’s an entrepreneur, high performance business coach, keynote speaker, and author of the best selling book The School of Greatness. In this episode, we discuss: The people who wrote the rules were no smarter than you. We talk about confidence to go against the grain, breaking rules and writing your own script. I share a few of my favorite techniques for getting over creative blocks. How to visualize and Continue reading "The Art of Entrepreneurs /w Lewis Howes on School of Greatness"

Overcoming Hate with Sally Kohn

Sally Kohn is a political commentator, previously on FOX and now CNN.She has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and delivered multiple TED Talks on emotional correctness, clickbait, and correcting the culture of hate. Her book The Opposite of Hate, seeks to explore how we can bridge our differences and speak respectfully with those we passionately disagree with. In this episode we go deep into what it means to fight hate. Sally shares how to use our creativity and vulnerability to bridge tough topics. Whether you’re tired of internet trolls or losing friends to political differences, Sally Kohn’s Continue reading "Overcoming Hate with Sally Kohn"

Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth

There are two things that I love sharing more than anything else. Margaritas and answers to your creative questions. I couldn’t figure out how to get margaritas into your ears this week, but we’ve got some fantastic questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative) and some of my favorite answers from the show. In this episode: Ian wants to know how to transition from a traditional career to a “more risky” creative one. Fritz is looking at how to Continue reading "Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth"

Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth

There are two things that I love sharing more than anything else. Margaritas and answers to your creative questions. I couldn’t figure out how to get margaritas into your ears this week, but we’ve got some fantastic questions from The Daily Creative (my YouTube show where I answer YOUR questions about the challenges you’re facing on your journey to become an aspiring or professional creative) and some of my favorite answers from the show. In this episode: Ian wants to know how to transition from a traditional career to a “more risky” creative one. Fritz is looking at how to Continue reading "Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth"

Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity

You guys know how much I love Brené. She’s been the show multiple times– in fact, I think she holds the record for most number of times on the show. Her philosophies on fear, vulnerability, and courage are so so powerful and when you realize how these things are acting in your life, you can unlock a whole new level of understanding around the things that have been holding you back. Today I’m going into the archives to share her first ever conversation with me on the show three years ago. It’s not available here on the podcast and it’s Continue reading "Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity"

Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity

You guys know how much I love Brené. She’s been the show multiple times– in fact, I think she holds the record for most number of times on the show. Her philosophies on fear, vulnerability, and courage are so so powerful and when you realize how these things are acting in your life, you can unlock a whole new level of understanding around the things that have been holding you back. Today I’m going into the archives to share her first ever conversation with me on the show three years ago. It’s not available here on the podcast and it’s Continue reading "Brené Brown: Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity"

The Future Is Yours. What’s Holding You Back?

Today you’re joining me in Jamaica where I gave a keynote to rising stars; part of Richard Branson’s Center for Entrepreneurship. What I love about this talk, and really engaging with the community at large is — whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, or really pursuing anything, we all face the same challenges – fear, doubt, and finding our way. I share some of those things from my journey, but even more interesting and fun is getting to hear from 3 different entrepreneurs on stage with the goal of unlocking some of their biggest challenges. And I know without a Continue reading "The Future Is Yours. What’s Holding You Back?"

The Future Is Yours. What’s Holding You Back?

Today you’re joining me in Jamaica where I gave a keynote to rising stars; part of Richard Branson’s Center for Entrepreneurship. What I love about this talk, and really engaging with the community at large is — whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, or really pursuing anything, we all face the same challenges – fear, doubt, and finding our way. I share some of those things from my journey, but even more interesting and fun is getting to hear from 3 different entrepreneurs on stage with the goal of unlocking some of their biggest challenges. And I know without a Continue reading "The Future Is Yours. What’s Holding You Back?"

Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More

Today I’m reaching into my quiver of keynotes  to share a talk I gave at CreativeMornings here in Seattle. If you’re not aware of CreativeMornings it’s a breakfast lecture series for the creative community started by my good friend Tina Roth Eisenberg. These talks are hosted in hundreds of cities around the globe and a great way to connect with your local community. There are thousands of talks on their website, creativemornings.com. The theme of this talk was bravery, so I talk about my own experience and my take on how Ansel Adams and Macklemore have used bravery and Continue reading "Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More"

Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More

Today I’m reaching into my quiver of keynotes  to share a talk I gave at CreativeMornings here in Seattle. If you’re not aware of CreativeMornings it’s a breakfast lecture series for the creative community started by my good friend Tina Roth Eisenberg. These talks are hosted in hundreds of cities around the globe and a great way to connect with your local community. There are thousands of talks on their website, creativemornings.com. The theme of this talk was bravery, so I talk about my own experience and my take on how Ansel Adams and Macklemore have used bravery and Continue reading "Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More"

Celebrating Your Weirdness with Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch is an actor and comedian best known for his starring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley where he plays Richard, the struggling startup founder. He started his career doing improv theater for the likes of Second City and UCB, and certainly showed off his improv skills during our conversation. Silicon Valley is the only TV show that I watch religiously, due largely in part to its authentic portrayal of the startup world that I have one foot in the door of. Thomas lives the same authenticity, and isn’t one to shy away from removing the glamour from working in Continue reading "Celebrating Your Weirdness with Thomas Middleditch"

Persevering through Failure with Melissa Arnot Reid

Melissa Arnot Reid is a mountain guide, speaker, and founder of the nonprofit organization, The Juniper Fund. She was the first American woman to summit and descent Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and also holds the record for summiting the tallest peak in the world more times than any other western woman with a total of 6 ascents. She’s a certifiable bone crushing badass with a lot of life experience to share from her years of sacrificing for her passions. In this episode, you’ll learn that it wasn’t the final, most strenuous 250 feet of summiting Everest that got Melissa Continue reading "Persevering through Failure with Melissa Arnot Reid"

Go Against the Grain with David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson is a programmer, writer, and entrepreneur. He changed the future of technology with Ruby on Rails, has influenced the way businesses are being built and run with his books; Getting Real, Rework, and Remote; Office Not Required, and has helped many businesses (including my own photo studio) stay organized and productive with the integrated project management solution, Basecamp. David is passionate about finding alternative ways to do things. He loves looking at the status quo, ripping it apart and putting back together only the elements that make the most sense. In our conversation, David helps budding entrepreneurs Continue reading "Go Against the Grain with David Heinemeier Hansson"

Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer. You’ve heard his voice as “Gene” from Bob’s Burgers, seen his face on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Flight of the Conchords and recently found his podcast on Audible, Hold On. From the outside, Eugene has lived what we may think of as the typical struggling comedian’s career. It took him six years of failing before got a bit of traction. Most people quit well before the 6 year mark. How did he persevere through those years of struggle? He never considered not being a comedian. He didn’t give himself a Continue reading "Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman"

Create Work That Lasts with Todd Henry

Todd Henry is a creator for creators. He makes tools and resources that help creatives succeed, personally and professionally. His four books, The Accidental Creative, Louder Than Words, Die Empty, and his newest Herding Tigers, cover all angles of succeeding as a creative; from finding your voice, to being creative on demand, to managing teams of creatives. He’s an arms dealer for the creative revolution. Whether you’re just starting a project and aren’t sure how to structure your days, weeks, and deliverables or you manage an entire team of creatives, Todd shares insights, tools, and tactics on how to ensure Continue reading "Create Work That Lasts with Todd Henry"

Ramit Sethi: Make More Money

No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art than the New York Times bestselling author, Ramit Sethi. He’s a business savant, mindset master, habit king, and money maker. Ramit is a regular on the show by now, and this episode is the first one we did together. It was such a hit and I still get so much positive feedback on how powerful his advice is that we had to share it with you on the podcast. Our conversation is packed full of both mindset shifts as well as tried and true tactical advice Continue reading "Ramit Sethi: Make More Money"

Make Fear Your Friend (ft. Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, Neil Strauss)

We all have fear. The question is: Is fear holding you back? In today’s show, we’re mixing it up with my friends Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, and Neil Strauss. We take a look back at how they think about and overcome fear. In today’s episode, Fear isn’t all bad. There’s a healthy level of fear, and Daymond John shares how it’s helped motivate him in business. My man Tim Ferriss talks what he does to deflate his biggest fears by imagining the “worst case scenario” The best way to overcome your fear is by risking failure. Every Continue reading "Make Fear Your Friend (ft. Tim Ferriss, Brené Brown, Daymond John, Mel Robbins, Neil Strauss)"

The Secret to Success No One Talks About

You’re stuck. You’ve plateaued. You’re making great work but nobody is seeing it and you’re asking yourself “how do I get noticed?” How did the blowout successes of YouTube and Instagram get to their million+ followers? The answer: they created community. Whether you’re an individual, a hustler, an artist, a creator, an entrepreneur, or you represent a company, the fundamental principle is that making something great and promoting it is only 50% of the work, and that the other 50% (the community) is the part that makes the difference to ongoing and repeated success. In today’s episode, What building Continue reading "The Secret to Success No One Talks About"

Tame Your Distracted Mind with Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, speaker, entrepreneur, photographer, author… He’s a hyphen through and through. But what he’s obsessed with these days is using technology to retrain and improve the use of our human brains, using it even to treat ADHD and other mental conditions. Now more than ever before the world is moving at a pace faster than our 2 million year old brains can catch up. Adam says that as a species our brains aren’t evolving quickly enough so we’re experiencing a cognition crisis and the fallout of this crisis are attention deficit disorders. Through the application of Continue reading "Tame Your Distracted Mind with Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley"