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Late Nights with Trav and Los

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Rank #160 in Design category

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Best friends, Trav & Los, talk late into the night, exploring new ideas for creative professionals. They argue over concepts, share secrets, and interview their industry heroes.

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Best friends, Trav & Los, talk late into the night, exploring new ideas for creative professionals. They argue over concepts, share secrets, and interview their industry heroes.

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❤️🙏🏻

By Bom.com! - Nov 13 2019
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I love this podcast! It’s been helpful in growing my skills as a person of product and lover of design. Also funny!

Makes Commuting a Breeze!

By roberto_perez112 - Nov 11 2019
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I been listening for about 2 weeks and I been able to put into practice some of knowledge I have fostered and couldn’t be more happier! Thank you Trav and Los for sharing the knowledge!

iTunes Ratings

80 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
1
0
0
0

❤️🙏🏻

By Bom.com! - Nov 13 2019
Read more
I love this podcast! It’s been helpful in growing my skills as a person of product and lover of design. Also funny!

Makes Commuting a Breeze!

By roberto_perez112 - Nov 11 2019
Read more
I been listening for about 2 weeks and I been able to put into practice some of knowledge I have fostered and couldn’t be more happier! Thank you Trav and Los for sharing the knowledge!
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Late Nights with Trav and Los

Latest release on Jan 01, 2020

All 139 episodes from oldest to newest

The intro episode

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Trav and Los intro you to the podcast :)

May 23 2014

17mins

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How to be Self-learning Part 1

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Be sure to tweet us @TravAndLos

How to be self-learning

I want to talk about the most impactful concepts I’ve encountered and developed while optimizing my learning. This episode is two parts.

Part 1 Intro (00:3:43)

Summary (00:8:13)

1. Follow your curiosity (00:11:13) This is your compass for self-learning, and immersing yourself in the things that interest you is the best way to digest and make sense and understand your topic to it’s core.

2. Write it Down (00:16:53) It took me some time, but once I started organizing my thoughts on paper or computer I noticed a profound change. Our brains are capable of amazing things, but by trying to depend on your brain to remember all of your ideas and to-do’s, takes a drastic toll for it to operate at its best.

3. Find your Ambassadors (00:20:09) This is important. Choosing the right people to take advice from in life is one of the most important skills to have. Yes, a skill. Look for people that are humble, compassionate, and above all else are authentic/real.

4. Tune your speed (00:41:16) Finding the optimum balance between speed and comprehension is an ongoing process. Always be pushing yourself to find that sweet spot. Sometimes that means slowing down and at times that means speeding it up. Always be on the lookout for playback speed options in your audio and video apps.

5. Plan on Teaching (00:44:02) Everyone knows that the best way to learn is to teach it, and by opening myself to the possibility, I increase my overall understanding. Sometimes the way to create good habits is to trick ourselves into it.

Outro to Part 1 (00:48:08)

Nov 24 2014

56mins

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How to be Self-learning Part 2

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Be sure to tweet us @TravAndLos

How to be self-learning

I want to talk about the most impactful concepts I’ve encountered and developed while optimizing my learning. This episode is two parts.

Part 2 Intro (00:00:01)

6. Focus on Productivity (00:02:18) Hardest thing about learning is often finding time to do it. Working to become more productive will create the time and willpower you need. Focus on habits to increase productivity.

7. Mix it up (00:12:08) There are multiple ways to learn today so mix it up. Books, magazines, blogs, audiobooks, articles, podcasts, lectures, movies, documentaries, online video, apps, music and debates. Listening to experts disagree with each other is a great way to approach a topic with an open mind.

8. Avoid Confirmation Bias (00:23:09) Remember to always keep an open mind and seek out contradictory opinions. This will keep you more balanced, informed and objective on the topic. It’s easy to limit your consumption to content that agrees with you.

9. Bring your friends (00:45:06) Surround yourself by other people that are interested in the same things you are, it makes the learning process more rewarding. Book clubs, meet-ups, dinners or just spending the evening talking with someone close to you are great ways to grow and support each other.

10. Relate as you go (00:48:29) If you can attach a new idea or concept to something well established in your mind, grasping and remembering concepts becomes a breeze. I can retain new information well when I can draw connections to things I have experience with. At least Isaac Asimov thinks this is were great ideas come from.

Outro (01:03:00)

Most important part to learning is putting what you have learned to use.

Nov 24 2014

1hr 8mins

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How to find a mentor

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Travis takes Los to the airport while they discuss the best way to find and engage mentors.

Review the podcast so far (00:00:01)

  • It feels good to make, to publish
  • Brocasting is fun
  • Put in work up front to find your rhythm and voice

Finding a Mentor is like dating (07:17:16)

Best Practices in contacting a mentor (16:24:12)

  • Choose the platform you contact them on carefully
  • Keep a good tone, be thankful
  • Try to offer value right away
  • what can you supplement their operation with?
  • who could you introduce them to?

Some don'ts

  • Ask for a job
  • Ask for help right away
  • Correct their mistakes
  • Gush

Value based relationships (33:44:11)

  • You need to provide unique consistent value over time
  • Offer value right away
  • Don’t stop!
  • Be ready, they will naturally offer value in return
  • Show a lot of gratitude about any help you get. Make a big deal about it.

A few action steps (56:23:05)

  • Make a list of potential mentors
  • Note where best to make contact
  • Contact them all
  • Give first
  • Be consistent, be ready

Dec 10 2014

1hr 4mins

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Reflect to Thrive

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33:23 - I sent out a weird birthday email - http://travisneilson.com/notes/7-birthday.html

2:10 - The worst part of birthdays

6:46 - @_ellenbrook released a product called http://morningpages.net

9:40 - Travis has a man-crush on Jack Conte - http://youtu.be/mZ02alEkbLw

10:57 - Peter Hollins and Jackie Evancho Rocked the house - http://youtu.be/9VdwDiedS0Y

13:02 - What is Patreon? - http://www.patreon.com/

19:51 - Eff an umbrella, gimme a poncho!

23:36 - Voice actors documentary - http://www.iknowthatvoice.com/

25:51 - Using Patreon to increase value to listeners

34:19 - Having a pay-community can increase interaction quality

36:37 - Travis might be afraid of rejection

38:59 - Travis wrote a note for his birthday

41:22 - “That one movie” - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0841046/

Travis’ interactive birthday poems: http://travisneilson.com/32-years-of-poetry/

Dec 23 2014

1hr 24mins

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Focus Your Passion

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06:18 - Travis and Los sing to you

02:10 - Travis reads an iTunes podcast review

06:50 - Light housekeeping

08:40 - Trav and Los rejected from a podcast network??

11:30 - Los shows up

16:30 - Travis talks about his mentoring sessions

29:48 - Travis continues to ramble... (ramblings with Travis)

32:48 - Question: How do you manage all your creative interests?

34:20 - Travis talks about creative interests

36:19 - Enjoy the work for itself

36:50 - Los starts to answer the question

37:44 - Travis gets real

38:44 - The importance of establishing your passion

40:40 - Los applies advice to himself

44:06 - What a modern designer uses

46:44 - Los sweats

50:00 - Travis is reserved on the notion of "Say NO"

55:48 - Los is frustrated with saying "no" and "yes"

56:18 - We question our effectiveness

59:40 - How do you determine what your passion is?

1:00:00 - Bro, you have to pick one.

Jan 06 2015

1hr 1min

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Los Talks About Life and Junk

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00:00 - Trav and Los catch up. Travis misses Los' touch.

4:00 - Travis has a few questions for Los before we start...

5:22 - "How did you switch careers?"

10:53 - Los is charismatic during interviews

15:13 - Los' parents are hustlers

17:40 - Twelve-year olds are useless

19:30 - Los started businesses when he was 16

32:03 - We often don't recognize the things we are passionate about

35:43 - Working with small businesses

42:30 - Care about your clients

47:32 - Los' client management style

59:49 - "Are you human?" — Los' dad

1:12:39 - Los gets mad inspirational and junk!

1:18:00 - Trav and Los sing!

1:21:00 - Trav and Los want to fight you

1:23:00 - Los reads some tweets or something

1:22:20 - "Corndogs for everyone!"

1:23:00 - Goodnight :D

Jan 20 2015

1hr 23mins

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It All Starts With Writing

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Mustache, Mustache, Mustache, Mustache.

Feb 03 2015

1hr 6mins

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What do you do when you are not inspired?

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  1. Break it down
  • Make a list of the small parts of your project.
  • Anthony Trollope, a 19th century writer said “A small daily task… will beat the labour of spasmodic hercules"
  • Do anything to move the ball. Don’t end the day having done nothing to progress your work.
  1. Rely on your preparation
  • Day work and Night work
  • leave your work half finished and now all you have to do is complete your idea.
  1. Get a ritual
  • Woody Allen famously said “80% of success is showing up”
  • put your shoes on
  • loses idea of a token.
  1. Harness the power of Frequency
  • frequency makes starting easier
  • frequency keeps ideas fresh
  • frequency keeps the pressure off
  • frequency sparks creativity
  • frequency nurtures frequency
  1. Prune the branches
  • Eventually the new branches will steal resources from the initial branches. Eventually the entire vine will succumb to systemic mediocrity.
  • Cut out anything that is not essential

We don't have the luxury of inspiration. Inspiration is a nice companion on our journey to brilliance, but it is not a necessary companion at the beginning of the journey. Inspiration tends to join you when you are already on your way.

  • Todd Henry

Feb 17 2015

1hr 2mins

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Our First Guest!

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Travis and I go to a meetup. We meet Travis McCleery. He is awesome. He comes and podcasts with us! Yes, we are winning at life.

We take a look at how Travis ends up at Evernote.

Find Travis McCleery on twitter with the handle @cleerdesign or take a look at some his work here http://cleerdesign.com/

Mar 04 2015

1hr 3mins

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