Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life /w Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery an online community reaching millions each week, and Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised seven million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving. Prepare your ears for a healthy dose of honesty, as that’s what Glennon does best. She says things that others aren’t comfortable saying and does what she believes is true and beautiful, even under threat of career suicide. We talk about Continue reading "Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life /w Glennon Doyle"

Get Un-stuck And Make Real Money

In speaking with people all over the world, I’ve found hearing other people’s struggles is a fascinating way to helping ourselves breakthrough. This week’s episode is my keynote from CreativeLive’s PhotoWeek. On stage, I sit down with four brave volunteers to discuss some of their biggest pain points, fears, and blind spots blocking us from living, and working toward our dreams. In this episode, I talk about: Defining your dream. Many creatives haven’t defined what they actually want. If you don’t know what you want it will be hard for you to get it. Understanding your why. When the going Continue reading "Get Un-stuck And Make Real Money"

Ryan Holiday: How to Create Work That Lasts

Ryan Holiday is an author and media strategist. His career in marketing started at age 19, where he dropped out of college to work with Robert Green. He soon found his way as the director of marketing for American Apparel, then went on to start his own creative agency, Brass Check, who advises the likes of Google, Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins. He’s quite the writer, making the New York Times bestseller list with multiple of the 6 books he’s released in the last 5 years. Ryan is a master marketer and what you’ll find at the core of his Continue reading "Ryan Holiday: How to Create Work That Lasts"

Mel Robbins: 5 Seconds To Change Your Life

Mel Robbins is the most booked female speaker in the world, an American on-air CNN commentator and television host, contributing editor for Success magazine and author of The 5-Second Rule. Her TED Talk around the 5-second Rule is a simple framework to turn inaction into action and has garnered over 10 million views. What I love about Mel is her hard-hitting, no bullshit real talk. You won’t get any sugar coating here. She calls herself the fucked up friend that figured things out and has become wise. Now, she doesn’t want us to make the same mistakes she did. She’s Continue reading "Mel Robbins: 5 Seconds To Change Your Life"

Breakthrough Anxiety + Stress Through Play /w Charlie Hoehn

Charlie is the best-selling author of one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read, Play It Away, and just released his new beautiful book Play For A Living. He’s a marketing guru, who has helped the likes of Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and Gary V reach the #1 spot on major bestseller lists. He also brings the distilled wisdom of your favorite authors to you on his podcast, Author Hour Podcast. This interview has been a long time coming. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve probably heard me mention Charlie’s book, Play It Away. It has certainly Continue reading "Breakthrough Anxiety + Stress Through Play /w Charlie Hoehn"

Brené Brown: The Quest For True Belonging

Brené now holds the record for the most cjLIVE appearances, this being her third time on the show. She is a vulnerability and empathy expert and has one of the most watched TED Talks of all time on the subject and is the author of four New York Times best selling books, one of which, Daring Greatly, is my playbook for staying creative and true to myself. Her new book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, has come out at a time where we need it most with our world being as Continue reading "Brené Brown: The Quest For True Belonging"

Real Artists Don’t Starve /w Jeff Goins

Jeff, like many of us, has had a winding path to his art. He’s a best-selling author of FIVE books including The Art of Work and his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve. As a youth, he never claimed being a writer, but it was always something that lingered in the back of his mind. From joining a band to lingering at a comfortable job, he was just waiting for his mid-life crisis to push him into gear and start taking action. Our conversation is chock full of actionable, tangible, you-can-and-should-do-them nuggets about how to go from starving to thriving as Continue reading "Real Artists Don’t Starve /w Jeff Goins"

Habits For Ultra-Productivity w/ Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, entrepreneur, designer, speaker and author who’s worked with clients like Penguin Books and Wes Anderson and recently published a book called “In Progress” which is an incredibly detailed look at her process from sketch to final deliverables – definitely a must-read for any of you lettering fanatics out there. She’s also got this amazing library of side projects like Daily Drop Cap (exactly what it sounds like), a site called Don’t Fear The Internet which teaches HTML and CSS to designers, ShouldIWorkForFree.com – a flow chart which answers that exact question – and Continue reading "Habits For Ultra-Productivity w/ Jessica Hische"

Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

Today’s podcast is inspired by a question I received on Twitter about setting rates. The question was: “How do you figure out what a person CAN charge for commercial photography in their industry?” In this episode, I talk about: So many of us are terrible about asking for money for our work. Luckily, positioning, negotiating, and pricing are all skills. I provide some resources as well as some hard earned truths about pricing your work. How the alchemy to pricing your work is a balance of what people expect and what someone is willing to pay for your work. The Continue reading "Are You Leaving Money On The Table?"

How bad do you want it?

By popular demand, this week’s show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful 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). In this episode: Megan recently started a day job she loves, but is starting to feel disconnected from her side hustle. I give her some pointers on balancing both, and some ways she can flip the script. Natasha is a published photog looking to get her work in bigger publications. I give her the blueprint that can Continue reading "How bad do you want it?"

Using Constraints to Fuel Your Best Work Ever /w Scott Belsky

Scott is one of those guests where I couldn’t possibly do justice to their resume – so apologies in advance to Scott, but here’s the short version: He’s currently the Executive Chairmen of the professional referral platform Prefer, was the founder of Behance, the creative portfolio platform that I’m sure many of you use, VP at Adobe, and author of the bestselling book “Making Ideas Happen.” I’m leaving out a ton – such as his time at Goldman Sachs, Benchmark, and as an early investor in Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope among others – but you get  the idea – Continue reading "Using Constraints to Fuel Your Best Work Ever /w Scott Belsky"

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia: The Intersection of Art & Business

Joe Gebbia is best known as the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Airbnb, a company you’ve probably heard about once or twice – valued at $31 billion at the moment (yep – that’s billion with a B). But this isn’t his first rodeo – he’s been a passionate advocate of design and an entrepreneur since his childhood, channeling that passion into everything from his college side hustle of selling his specially seat cushions for the uncomfortable stools in his art classes to various earlier online businesses, designing a furniture line called Neighborhood, and his current project, Samara, Airbnb’s internal Continue reading "Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia: The Intersection of Art & Business"

Reid Hoffman: Build A World-Changing Business

My guest this week is Reid Hoffman. I use the term “legend” very rarely – but in Reid’s case there is simply no more appropriate word for him. He’s one of the most successful and respected entrepreneurs and investors of all time, first serving as the COO of PayPal then founding LinkedIn which was sold to Microsoft – where he is now on the board – for $26 billion. As a VC partner at Greylock he’s invested in countless other top companies including Airbnb, Flickr, Digg and CreativeLive among many others. He’s also the author of the brilliant book “The Continue reading "Reid Hoffman: Build A World-Changing Business"

Come Work with Me! I’m Hiring a Digital / Content guru

Hi friends. Yes, it’s true! I’m looking for a high quality, high hustle digital/content guru to join my team supporting my content efforts. Over the last couple years I’ve turned up the heat on my social content to bring value to this community – those already with us and those yet to join our army. I’m looking for someone to focus hardcore on helping me make behind- and in-front-of-the-scenes content that adds value and tells stories … photos, writing, video, podcasts – you name it. WHAT THIS IS. But before we get ahead of ourselves, this isn’t a ‘get your feet wet’ Continue reading "Come Work with Me! I’m Hiring a Digital / Content guru"

How To Get New Clients (And Keep Them)

By popular demand, this week’s show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful 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). In this episode: I give Rod some pointers on what to do when a photo shoot isn’t going as planned, with some larger lessons on how to build powerful, lasting relationships with clients Jay from the Unthinkable podcast is looking to take his show to the next level, and I give him my candid take on Continue reading "How To Get New Clients (And Keep Them)"

How To Get New Clients (And Keep Them)

By popular demand, this week’s show is another microshow compiling some of the most popular + impactful 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). In this episode: I give Rod some pointers on what to do when a photo shoot isn’t going as planned, with some larger lessons on how to build powerful, lasting relationships with clients Jay from the Unthinkable podcast is looking to take his show to the next level, and I give him my candid take on Continue reading "How To Get New Clients (And Keep Them)"

How To Change The Lives Of Millions w/ Scott Harrison

Scott is the founder of charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries – you may have heard me mention them before, and that’s because I’m deeply passionate about their cause and a huge admirer of what Scott’s done as the founder of the org. In less than a decade, their community has raised over $250 million to fund 22,000+ projects that have brought clean water to more than 7 million people around the world. I want to highlight not just what charity: water has done, but how they’ve done it – because they’ve brought Continue reading "How To Change The Lives Of Millions w/ Scott Harrison"

The Part Of Success That Nobody Talks About

We’ve all been there: after spending countless hours building something – a product, a new website, a piece of art – you release it into the world, put out the word on your social channels, hold your breath and…. nothing. Crickets. Tumbleweeds. Then you start looking at other creators or companies enviously, wondering how they manage to get so much traction for their work when yours – which is just as good if not better – struggles to get any attention. You rewind the tape to look for mistakes, but there are no obvious ones. You did everything you were Continue reading "The Part Of Success That Nobody Talks About"

How To Build A Media Juggernaut w/ Piera Gelardi

Piera is the co-founder of Refinery29, one of the most important and influential lifestyle editorial companies on the internet with millions of visitors a day from just about every corner of the planet. It’s one of those classic entrepreneur stories, starting with a few friends in a cramped makeshift office who had a ton of passion but not a lot of experience – they’ve had some ups and downs, made some pivots, but here they are – they’re still standing, stronger than ever, and they’ve unquestionably made their mark on our culture with a voice that’s distinctly different from that Continue reading "How To Build A Media Juggernaut w/ Piera Gelardi"

Why Creativity Is About To Radically Transform The World

Today I’m bringing you the audio version of a talk I gave at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam earlier this year on a topic that’s top of mind for many of us, which is the rise of AI and automation and the implications it may have for our careers – whether you’re a truck driver or a radiologist or a graphic designer, you’ve probably had a moment in the past year or two where you saw a news piece and asked yourself – “whoa – is a computer or a robot gonna put me out of a job?” Continue reading "Why Creativity Is About To Radically Transform The World"