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Todd Henry

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Todd Henry on the Daily Practice of Creativity

Beyond the To-Do List

This week I was excited to welcome Todd Henry back to the show for the sixth time to discuss his latest book, Daily Creative: A Practical Guide for Staying - Prolific, Brilliant, and Healthy. Todd is a prolific author and speaker who focuses on the creatives and dispelling myths about who is and who is not “creative” within corporate or professional workforces. For over a decade Todd has helped readers unlock their creative potential and find new ways to apply their talents.  In this new book Todd explores the benefits of reflecting on creative practices on a daily basis by creating a daily guide which succinctly and contemplatively welcomes readers to reflect upon both their creative potential and the ways that creativity can be applied in the most unlikely of work and life circumstances.Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of six books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code, Daily Creative). which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.With more than twelve million downloads, his podcast The Accidental Creative offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy. Learn more at AccidentalCreative.com.The Daily Creative is a daily reader for busy professionals, creative and otherwise, designed to help you gain focus for your day and advance toward your goals.Each daily reading is: Quick: Takes less than 5 minutes to complete Focused: Centers around a specific theme Inspiring: Includes a quote from great thinkers and creatives throughout history Actionable: Wraps with a daily action to help you achieve results Even if you don't think of yourself as creative, you'd probably be surprised by how many creative tools you use every day. You solve problems, design, write, invent, or in other words―create. But the pressure we feel to continually create value with our minds can cause tremendous stress and eventually neutralize our ability to be effective in our roles long term.Todd’s previous appearances on the show: Todd Henry on Motivation and Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work Todd Henry on Challenge, Stability and Leading Creatives Todd Henry on Honing Your Voice, Practice and Creative Work Todd Henry on Creativity, Productivity and Passion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Sep 2022

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489: Todd Henry - Asking Uncomfortable Questions, Solving Big Problems, & Casting Your Vision

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Text Hawk to 66866 to become part of Mindful Monday. Receive a carefully curated email to help you become a more effective leader. Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12  https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 Todd Henry is an international speaker and best-selling author of 6 books including, The Accidental Creative, Herding Tigers, Die Empty, and his latest book is called The Daily Creative. Notes: The mantra Todd tells himself before going on stage is, "Be Present. Be Yourself." This is a reminder to be in the room, and pay attention to the nuance... And don't try to be someone you're not. Don't apologize for your existence. Authenticity shows that you have skin in the game. I am putting my actions where my mouth is. We crave real experiences: We do business with human beings. The most valuable thing we can do is make genuine connections with people. Make people feel seen and known. Creativity is problem-solving. If you solve problems every day, you’re creative. Have a BIG VISION. Walt Disney started as a cartoonist. Todd has Disney's business plan from 1967 hanging up on his wall. All arrows point to the creative output of the film team. Do the "What would blow your mind?" Exercise. Write a list of things that would blow your mind if you accomplished them in the next 10-15 years. What did you do? Who did you do it with? What impact did it have on others? Our greatest work will be accomplished in the community of others. Todd intends to influence 28 million people. That is roughly 17% of working Americans in his field. That ambition points his mind in a direction. Where do good ideas come from? Adjacent possibilities. "I'm not trying to build a business. I'm trying to grow a life." It's important for your kids to see you doing work. You must grow comfortable with Asking Uncomfortable Questions – Brilliant, effective creative professionals are willing to ask inconvenient and uncomfortable questions. Difficult Conversations – Douglas Stone wrote, “Difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.” Clean and dirty fuels — proving doubters wrong or proving supporters right? Detractors can be helpful if they care about you. Reward leading behaviors rather than trailing outcomes. Reward the behavior -- "That was a brave choice." Advice: Get a job and add as much value as you can. Be resourceful. Figure out how to get things done.  Understand where you can uniquely add value and pay attention to what's needed. Stick around long enough to connect the dots. Don't follow your passion. What works better? Put in the hard work to master something rare and valuable, then deploy this leverage to steer your working life in directions that resonate. Todd had bumper stickers made that said: “Safety is not an option.” Coming up with safe answers over and over will make us irrelevant. “If you are not inspired, you will not inspire other people.” Focus on your inputs. You must take time to read, meet with mentors, and learn from a variety of sources. Pause. Reflect. As leaders, we must make this a priority. Buffalo, Not Cow – “Son, I need you to be the buffalo, not the cow.” In Colorado, when storms come, they almost always brew from the West. And then what happens is they roll out towards the East. Cows can sense that a storm is coming from this direction. So, a cow will try to run East to get away from the storm. Without knowing any better, the cows continue to try to outrun the storm. But instead of outrunning the storm, they run with the storm, maximizing the amount of pain, time, and frustration they experience from that storm. Buffaloes run at the storm and by running at the storm, they run straight through it, minimizing the amount of pain, time, and frustration they experience from that storm.  Prune Relationships – Sometimes we need to cut ties with people who drain us.

1hr 11mins

11 Sep 2022

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How to Avoid Burnout in a Long Lasting Career with Todd Henry

The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show

We’re all experiencing massive change in one way or another these days. With the pandemic behind us, creative professionals have shared they’re either supercharged and ready for the next big thing, or they’re at the other end of it and feeling burnout. Regardless where we’re at there are ways to support our daily workflow, mindset and health. You may remember that I’ve had Todd Henry on before. He’s the creator for creators and genuinely shares so much wisdom with us on how to create longevity as a creative professional. Todd’s written five books and his latest book Daily Creative, a Practical Guide for Staying Prolific, Brilliant and Healthycomes in seemingly perfect timing. The daily prompts are the simplicity and sustainability we all need as we get into our new rhythms. Todd’s podcast called The Accidental Creative offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy. It’s those three things that are a huge part of what Todd and I explore on this episode, as we dive deep into the topic of human creative potential and how good infrastructure supports this. We cover key aspects in regards to being prolific, brilliant and healthy and Todd shares with us directly what this all means. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: Why do we need to be prolific? 5:04 I asked Todd what is it that he helps people understand about their own journey that they might not be aware of themselves? 10:33 Burnout and unhealthy, um, spaces, mindsets habits 30:57 The concept of seasons and how important they are to me. 39:47 New ways we can learn to be human. 44:40 What it means to be brilliant. 47:56

1hr 4mins

7 Sep 2022

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#169. Todd Henry on Accidental Creativity

The Dr. Greg Wells Podcast

Welcome back! This week I had an amazing conversation with keynote speaker Todd Henry on Sharpen Your Edge Live. Todd has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world do the best work of their lives by helping them unleash their creativity, be more productive, and generate brilliant ideas. In this episode, we dig into creative problem solving and strategies to increase productivity while decreasing overwhelm. You can learn more about his work, including his books and podcast, at his website toddhenry.com. Enjoy the conversation!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dr-greg-wells/support


28 Jul 2022

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"Queerness" as an Embodied and Critical Approach to Korean Studies with Todd Henry

The Korea Society

May 10, 2022 - Join us as Dr. Todd A. Henry, Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliate faculty member of Critical Gender Studies, Science Studies, and Film Studies at the University of California, San Diego (USCD), launches the Society’s new Current Directions in Korea Studies Series. Dr. Henry, a specialist of modern Korea, a social and cultural historian, and an expert in LGBTQ studies, is well-suited to launch our new series. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the inaugural director of Transnational Korean Studies at UCSD and has researched, lectured, and written extensively on topics of place, race, identity, and nation. From his first book, Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (University of California Press, 2014) — the Korean translation of which was awarded a 2020 Sejong Book Prize in History, Geography and Tourism — to his recent edited volume, Queer Korea (Duke University Press, 2020), as well as two forthcoming books and a co-produced documentary on queer histories of authoritarian South Korea (1948-1993), Dr. Henry has been a groundbreaking scholar and an empowering educator in the field. A frontrunner in promoting explorations of same-sex sexuality, gender variance, and other marginalized aspects of Korean society, culture, and history, Dr. Henry will examine how the field in general and his path specifically have evolved over the past few decades. He will discuss current scholarly, artistic, and activist approaches to non-normative embodiment, including the journey and impact of Queer Korea and his hopes for the future of Korean Studies. For more information, please visit the link below: https://www.koreasociety.org/education/item/1583-queerness-as-an-embodied-and-critical-approach-to-korean-studies-with-todd-henry

1hr 11mins

10 May 2022

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Recognizing Patterns in the Modern World with Todd Henry—Creative, Author, Podcaster

The Aggressive Life with Brian Tome

Todd Henry, the first guest ever featured on the podcast, returns for a timely conversation on navigating our complicated world.  A creative, teacher, and writer, Todd talks about the difference between fads and trends, learning to recognize patterns, and how he navigates a divisive culture. His wisdom is an invaluable resource for living an aggressive life.


10 May 2022

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#190: How To Be Consistently Creative So You Can Do What You Love For The Rest Of Your Life | With Todd Henry

6 Figure Creative

Ever had an off day where you just didn't feel creative? What about an off week, or an off month? Where things can get dangerous is when our income depends on us being creative on-demand, but we're just...off.The great thing is that there are certain actions we can take to stay consistently and brilliantly creative for a long, long time.This week we interviewed Toddy Henry, author of the best-selling book "The Accidental Creative: How To Be Brilliant At A Moment's Notice". We discussed how creatives can create consistency in their work so that they're able to consistently put out their best work.In this episode you’ll discover: The three most important things in your life as a creative entrepreneur Taking a step back to think Where to look for inspiration Forming healthy habits Reacting vs. thinking Setting (and respecting) boundaries Being aware of our shortcomings For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/190


8 Mar 2022

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Todd Henry- Learning to Lead Creative People

From The Green Notebook

Best-selling author Todd Henry joins Joe to discuss the role leaders play in an organization. He discusses the challenges people face when moving into leadership roles and how to overcome them. Additionally, Todd provides great actionable advice for aspiring leaders looking to get optimal outcomes from their organizations.   


12 Feb 2022

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Unleash Your Creativity with Todd Henry

Modern Mentor

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking that creativity is something mystical—reserved exclusively for artists and inventors, then Modern Mentor's conversation with Todd Henry, host of the Accidental Creative podcast, will change your mind and get you into your creative zone today! Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter to get more tips to fuel your professional success. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/QDTModernMentor https://twitter.com/QDTModernMentor https://www.linkedin.com/company/modern-mentor-podcast/


24 Jan 2022

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#85: Todd Henry [Deadlines] – Practices to help you be more creative on-demand

Creative Elements

Todd Henry is the author of five books, including The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He’s the host of The Accidental Creative podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads.  And he’s built one heck of a reputation as an international speaker as well, keynoting more than 30 events per year at times. In this episode, we talk about how you can become more creative on-demand, honing your intuition, why vine keepers destroy perfectly good grapes, Todd’s Idea Factory, and why Deadlines make his whole creative business run. Subscribe to Accidental Creative Learn more about Todd Henry Full transcript and show notes *** IF YOU LOVE CREATIVE ELEMENTS Follow Creative Elements on Instagram Leave me a voicemail Subscribe to weekly episode emails Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Buy Me A Coffee *** ABOUT JAY CLOUSE Learn more about me Subscribe to my newsletter, Creative Companion Connect with me on Twitter Connect with me on Instagram Join #Tweet100 *** SPONSORS Sign up for ButcherBox Get a free 45-day extended trial of Canva Pro Get a free month of Blinkist Premium Get 50% off your first three months of Sendinblue's premium account with promo code CREATIVE *** FOR PODCASTERS Enroll in my podcasting workshop Enroll in my course on podcasting, Podcast Like The Pros Learn more about Podpage *** PODGLOMERATE NETWORK This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Creative Elements, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Rocketship.fm and Freelance to Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

28 Dec 2021