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"
Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the best selling author of three illustrated books; Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like An Artist, and Show Your Work. Using his own words and borrowed (stolen) words alike, Austin articulates better than anyone how to find your own style and vision and then what to do with your work. He’s been featured on NPR, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and this is quickly becoming a regular here on cjLIVE. This interview is from a few years ago, but I’ve been itching to share it again because it still packs such a Continue reading "Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist"
Daymond John is the CEO and founder of the iconic lifestyle brand, FUBU, which he started by selling handmade hats on the street and went on to have more than $6 billion in sales. You’ve seen him as the “snake in the grass” star on ABC’s Shark Tank, which is currently in its tenth season of filming. He released his first NY Times best selling book, Power of Broke, in 2016, and is just about to drop his second, Rise and Grind. This is Daymond’s second time bringing his buttery soft hands and understated wisdom on the show and somehow Continue reading "Daymond John: Why Grit, Persistence, and Hard Work Matter"
December is generally a slow time- a lot of businesses shut down or slow down, people tend to spend time with family and loved ones, and it’s traditionally a time that offers us time and space. I love using this time of year and the traits that it bears to its full advantage to slow down, strategize, and synthesize my intentions. Whether it’s end of the year, beginning of a year, or the cusp of any time in your life, we unwrap the mindset of dreaming big, setting goals, and taking action. In today’s episode, Declaring your intention for yourself Continue reading "7 Habits to Unlocking Your Big Dreams"
Gary Vaynerchuk and I gave a co-keynote in NYC at Photo Plus Expo. My background is as a creator turned entrepreneur, and Gary’s a born entrepreneur and then realized that creativity was how he was going to take his business to the next level. Unsurprisingly, we both ended up in roughly the same space. Instead of delivering a keynote that showed my own pictures or videos or stories like I’ve done at Photo Plus in the past, we decided to co-host a Q&A and answer 3 audience members’ biggest current struggles. I’ve been getting a ton of great feedback on the Q&A Continue reading "On Stage with Gary Vaynerchuk at PhotoPlus"
The Back Story If you’ve ever wondered how pro photographers capture great photos with their phone, I have something for you. Since getting the iPhone X, I’ve been working on condensing my best-learned lessons in mobile photography into my first ever class on CreativeLive. What You’ll Learn Using natural light to capture indoor and outdoor portraits Simple posing and light considerations for kids, adults, families or group photos Techniques for capturing those fleeting, candid moments Simple tricks for capturing great action photos of fast-moving subjects Tips for capturing gorgeous landscape and cityscape photos in different lighting conditions Utilizing the Continue reading "iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video"
Ryan Hoover is most notably known as the founder of the website that brings you all the world’s newest products and technologies, Product Hunt. He’s also a writer and founder of his new VC firm, Weekend Fund which he admits he started because he’s constantly chasing the warm fuzzy feelings he gets from helping other people. Some call him Silicon Valley’s “resident nice guy” and it won’t take you long to figure out why. Ryan sees more product launches than perhaps anyone else in the world and knows how to do it well and how to do it poorly. He Continue reading "How to Launch Your Next Project /w Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover"
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: In this episode, Joe wants to know how to overcome ego and self-doubt. I borrow from some powerful tools from Tony Robbins, Debbie Millman, and Brené Brown that creates a framework on how to program the brain to work for you. Winston asks about how to create when severe depression degrades motivation and energy. Continue reading "Overcoming Self-Doubt, Anxiety, and Depression"
Mobile gimbals aren’t a new thing, but the new Freefly Movi is mobile cinema reimagined. We were lucky to get a hands-on preview on a pre-release unit and it’s sexy. I’ve worked with Tabb, CEO of Freefly Systems, for over a decade – before drone was a trendy buzzword. Freefly builds first-in-class stabilizers used on multimillion-dollar film sets like Game of Thrones, Wolf on Wallstreet, Alien, Baby Driver and more. Now, they’ve basically took that knowledge and craft and shrunk it into a mobile size device. The result is stunning. Here are my first impressions — more to come as Continue reading "Early Preview: FreeFly Movi is Mobile Gimbals Reimagined"
If there’s anyone qualified to lay out the blueprint for dreaming big, living life on your own terms and turning your passions into your career, it’s the iconic Sir Richard Branson. He’s fearlessly and boldly disrupted one industry after another as the founder of the Virgin Group, from publishing to airlines to creating Virgin Galactic (the world’s first commercial spaceliner), building an empire of more than 100 companies and 60,000 employees in over 50 countries. Drawing threads from his new book, Finding My Virginity, we talk about some of his recent projects as well as the steps he took to Continue reading "Richard Branson: Lessons in Business and Life"
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"
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 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 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"
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 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"
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"
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"
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?"
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?"