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Creative Pep Talk

It’s easy to get lost on the creative journey. Creative Pep Talk serves as a weekly check in, to get you back on the path to living your creative potential.Weekly illustrator Andy J. Pizza delivers a piping hot solo-cast chocked to the brim with fresh stories, creative tips, tricks, and a side of secret dipping sauce of pep to boot!!
Every few weeks, special guests like artist Lisa Congdon, poet Morgan Harper Nichols, designer Aaron Draplin or comedian Abbi Jacobson, stop by to share their creative insights.Andy J. Pizza is a Columbus, OH based American illustrator working with clients like YouTube, Nickelodeon and LEGO, and for picture books like “A Pizza With Everything On It” (Amazon’s Best Kid’s Books List 2021, Booklist Starred Review). As a storyteller, Andy is often pep talking teams at creative hubs like Warby Parker and Sesame Street.

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275 - How Seeing Personal Brand as Self Actualization Changes Everything with Michelle Poler

..........................................................................Michelle’s NEW BOOK IS OUT NOW - Hello FearsMichelle on Instagram - instagram.com/hellofearsDebbie Millman - https://www.debbiemillman.com/..........................................................................SPONSORSSKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to https://www.skillshare.com/r/profile/Andy-J.-Pizza/2832678 to get started!!! PATREON + YOU!This episode is sponsored by YOU! Well, if you’re a patron of our podcast! This show is listener supported and that means we need your help! We are on a mission to reach 500 Patreon Backers for this podcast!! Go to patreon.com/CreativePepTalk to back our show now!

1hr 10mins

6 May 2020

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254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!

Personal MBA - Core Driveshttps://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/BuzzFeed Cultural Cartographyhttps://www.ted.com/talks/dao_nguyen_what_makes_something_go_viral/transcript?language=enBain and Company’s 33 Elements of Valuehttps://www.bain.com/insights/the-elements-of-value-hbr/.....................................SPONSORSSTORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to http://storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today. SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to https://skl.sh/creativepeptalk to get started!!!

1hr 22mins

26 Nov 2019

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229 - The 6 Step Process to Unlock Powerful Creative Business Momentum

What makes a good musician, writer or illustrator? We’re told that it’s practice. Put in the time and you’ll become a master. But how many technically-masterful creative hometown heroes do you know that never even got close to making it? Yes. They can shred the guitar like Hendrix. They can draw photorealistic portraits. They can write with perfect grammar and command a vast vocabulary. They’ve put in their 10,000 hours... And technically their craft is perfect... But the art isn’t “good”. So if it’s not about practice, passion, talent or skill, what’s the real foundation of great creative work? What’s it actually all about? I believe the secret is hiding in plain sight, right under your nose and quite literally at the tip of your tongue but if you don’t know where to look for it you’ll never find it! In this episode I want to share the idea that completely reinvented how I see creative work and my own creative super powers, and how I used this idea to develop a 6 Step process for unlocking your true creative business potential. SHOW NOTES IRA GLASS - THE TASTE GAP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2wLP0izeJE Chevy Chase The Washington Post Artle https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/lifestyle/chevy-chase-cant-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7c235246f80e CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ SPONSORS WIX This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals. TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: Skillshare.com/creativepep

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30 Apr 2019

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268 - Feeling Like Junk? 4 Ways How To Get Inspired Now

.....................................SHOW NOTESMichelangelo - “Critique by creating.”https://www.inc.com/samuel-bacharach/creativity-tips-from-five-world-famous-thinkers.htmlMoominhttps://www.moomin.com/en/.....................................SPONSORSFreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

56mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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244 - Where Your Most Powerful Creative Work is Hiding with Frannerd!!

.....................................SHOW NOTESFrannerdInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/frannerd/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/frannerd13Shop - https://wearenicehumans.com/ Leah Goren Skillshare - Learn to Paint with Gouachehttps://skl.sh/31xW3XW.....................................CREDITSSupport Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalkThanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!www.alexsugg.comAudio Assistance by Chris Graham MasteringCheck out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcasthttps://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/.....................................SPONSORSSkillshareSkillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep COTTON BUREAUARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today. FRESHBOOKSAnd big Thanks to our sponsor Freshbooks. Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section” Thanks Freshbooks

1hr 22mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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239 - The 10 Business Books That Saved Me & Their 10 Secrets

Buy The Books AND Support Creative Pep Talk AT THE SAME TIME: http://amazon.com/shop/andyjpizza This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'. If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk ..................................... SHOW NOTES Coschedule Headline Analyzer: https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer Sharethrough Headline Analyzer https://headlines.sharethrough.com/ DKNG Skillshare Classes https://www.skillshare.com/user/dkngstudios ..................................... CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ ..................................... SPONSORS Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals. TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep DONATE TO THE SHOW This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

1hr 6mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis

.....................................SHOW NOTESJoey Ellishttp://www.joeyellis.com/Wolfie Monster and The Big Bad Pizza Battlehttps://www.amazon.com/Wolfie-Monster-Big-Pizza-Battle/dp/1338186035/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=joey+ellis&qid=1574110946&sr=8-1 NEW INVISIBLE THINGS SHIRTShttp://shirts.creativepeptalk.com Jim Henson Biohttps://www.amazon.com/Jim-Henson-Brian-Jay-Jones/dp/0345526120.....................................SPONSORS STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to http://storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.COTTON BUREAUThis episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

1hr 6mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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266 - Make The Space with Abbi Jacobson

.....................................Abbi Jacobson - instagram.com/abbijacobsonAbbi’s Book “I Might Regret This”https://www.amazon.com/Might-Regret-This-Drawings-Vulnerabilities/dp/1538713292Broad Cityhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_CityBroad City Web Serieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDXmMI6u2lUAbbi’s Illustrated Book “Carry This Book”https://www.amazon.com/Carry-This-Book-Abbi-Jacobson/dp/0735221596/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=carry+this+book+abbi&qid=1583179845&sr=8-1Stacy Michelsonhttps://www.instagram.com/stacymichelsonRaven and Crowhttps://www.instagram.com/ravenandcrow.....................................SPONSORS Plot DevicesToday’s episode is brought to you by Plot Devices, creators of the Storyclock Workbook.If you love writing and find joy in the process of putting words on a page, then the folks at Plot Devices believe that you sit on a throne of lies.Writing is hard. As a result, a lot of cool story ideas get left unmade. But with the Storyclock Workbook, you can break open your story ideas to quickly find an organic narrative structure, mining your ideas, resources, and inspiration for every last ounce of potential.Whether you're looking to write a screenplay, novel, sermon, wedding toast, ransom note, even a podcast ad — the Storyclock Workbook can help you get your story ideas out of your head alive.Learn more about how you can make writing less gross at plotdevices.co, and listen in to this episode to hear how you can get 20% off your order today! SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALKOur first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE!Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to https://skl.sh/creativepeptalk to get started!!! Scout BooksScout Books makes fully customizable notebooks that help you connect with your people in powerful ways. Design every page of your own notebook to share your big ideas to clients, friends, and family. Create a city guide, share industry tips, organize an event, or keep it simple with pocket sized notebooks for doodling and dreaming. Known for durable 100% recycled papers, colorful inks, and super service, get started with Scout Books at scoutbooks.com. Listen to the episode to find out how you can get 10% off your order!

1hr 28mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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211 - Get Your Work Seen w/ Marketing Legend Seth Godin

THIS MAY BE THE MOST EXCITING EPISODE I'VE EVER SHARED WITH YOU!!! If you've listened to 25 seconds of this podcast you've probably heard me mention his name: Seth Godin. Who is he? He is a world changer going around calling himself a 'marketer'. This man has had a bigger impact on the way I do business and marketing than anyone else and I owe him so much! Seth shows up to this show and knocks every question out of the park. I haven't stopped thinking about this conversation since we had it, and I know there are ideas in here that are going to cause big breakthroughs in your creative career! Don't forget to check out Seth's new podcast Akimbo! Seth Godin https://www.sethgodin.com/ https://seths.blog/ This Is Marketing https://seths.blog/tim/ Check Out Seth's Amazing Podcast Akimbo https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/akimbo-a-podcast-from-seth-godin/id1345042626 CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

46mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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215 - Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

This episode is just what you need if you want to make a living doing creative work you love, without having to win the creative career lottery of randomly going viral or being famous! Our guest for the show today is musician and podcaster Cathy Heller. I wanted to have Cathy on the show because she is a living breathing example of what it looks like to have a thriving creative career through strategy, incremental progress and serving your audience AKA a CREATIVE PEP TALK CREATIVE! She brings so many helpful perspectives, personal stories and ideas to the table that I am sure this will help you get inspired and get you unstuck! Cathy is a musician by trade and she's made her living working with brands like McDonald's, Wal-Mart and Kellog's by providing them with beautiful for songs for their ads. Cathy's podcast, Don't Keep Your Day Job, helps people get paid doing work they love. She's conducted interviews with the likes of Jenna Fischer, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Lisa Loeb! Cathy's Interview With Me on her podcast: https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/episodes/andy-j-pizza Cathy Heller http://www.cathyheller.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cathy.heller/ Cathy's Dreamtopia Workshop https://cathy-heller.teachable.com/p/live-event CREDITS Patreon Patron Shoutout! Thank you Nicholas Goodger! Check out Nicholas' work: http://www.goodsir.co Instagram: @nicholasgoodger Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

1hr 15mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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220 - 6 Tactics to Routinely Unlock Your Best Creative Self w/ Suzy Ultman PART 1

This two part conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman is sure to go down as one of our all time favorites in the Creative Pep Talk Podcast Hall of Fame! It's no secret that I've been stressed out as of late, and that's part of the reason I reached out to my friend Suzy to be on the show. Suzy has this peaceful / intentional quality about her, and I invited over to the studio to share her mental health secrets with us! Not only is Suzy just a great person to be around, she has the double whammy of being an INCREDIBLY INSPIRING illustrator, story teller & product designer. Suzy's toys and books are so gorgeous that my wife and I have sprinkled them throughout our home and given them as gifts to our kids (and our kid's friends) on many occasions! In this episode we have a long conversation about Suzy's methods for staying sane as an artist, her sister's passing from cancer, the right mindset to approach inspiration and much much more! Suzy Ultman https://www.suzyultman.com/ Instagram.com/suzyultman Patreon Patron Shoutout! Thank you JASON HEGLUND! Check out JASON'S work: https://jasonheglund.com/work Conferences Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A. PROMO CODE: ANDY for 30% OFF SIGN UP NOW! bit.ly/andydreamtopia Creative Works Skill Camp PROMO CODE: CPT50 for $50 off https://www.creativeworks.co/skillcamp/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

1hr 14mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year

.....................................SHOW NOTESPersonal MBA Core Driveshttps://personalmba.com/core-human-drives/BuzzFeed Cultural Cartographyhttps://kottke.org/19/04/cultural-cartographySocial Media Made Simple - Storybrandhttps://storybrand.com/social-media-made-simple/.....................................SPONSORSSKILLSHAREWE HAVE A NEW SKILLSHARE DROPPING THIS MONTH about orchestrating your BIG BREAK!Sign up to the newsletter to be notified as soon as it's live!http://www.creativepeptalk.com/newsletter FreshbooksFreshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

53mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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238 - The Powerful 3 Step Mid-Year Tune Up That Will Make THIS Year YOUR Year

If you're feeling tired, burnout or defeated this episode is for you! If you've lost hope that you can change things in your creative career THIS YEAR this episode is your remedy! THIS EPISODE ALSO FEATURES A SNIPPET OF A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH SUPER SPECIAL GUEST GHOSTSHRIMP AKA DAN BANDIT AKA THE FOREST DWELLING WILD CAT HIMSELF!! This episode is part of our collaboration with Joe's collaboration platform 'HitRECord'. If you want to participate in the community made episode of Creative Pep Talk with me, JGL and all the other PEPperoni's go to hitRECord.org/creativepeptalk ..................................... SHOW NOTES GHOSTSHRIMP https://www.ghostshrimpglobal.com/ SIGN UP as a $2 Backer of Patreon and Listen to Full Ghostshrimp Chat: patreon.com/creativepeptalk Draplin - Logo Skillshare Class https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Circular-Logo-Design-with-Draplin-Combine-Type-Icons-in-a-Classic-Shape/92531535?via=search-layout-grid Ghostshrimp - CPT 102 https://podcasts.apple.com/lu/podcast/102-ghostshrimp-original-background-designer-for-adventure/id929743897?i=1000375254604 ..................................... CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ ..................................... SPONSORS WIX This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals. TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

1hr 1min

9 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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216 - The Thing That's Always Held You Back & The Scientific Way to Defeat It

The New Year is an exciting time but often the excitement is short lived. We have such high hopes for all the changes we're going to make, but most often our hopes are crushed by someone who's very hard to defeat: OURSELVES! YES. The OLD YOU you want to leave behind is the number 1 thing standing in the way of the NEW YOU you'd like to become and if you try to repress this OLD YOU it just seems to get stronger! So I guess we should all just give up right? NO! You have so much untapped potential and there are a few principles that will help you unleash your BEST SELF from the confines of your OLD SELF. In this episode I want to share what's helped me become a better version of myself and ultimately become the type of person that can build and wield a thriving creative career! SHOW NOTES James Clear - Atomic Habits https://jamesclear.com/ NYT Article - Resistance Is Futile. To Change Habits, Try Replacement Instead. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/your-money/resistance-is-futile-to-change-habits-try-replacement-instead.html RON FUNCHES on the GOOD ONE PODCAST https://headgum.com/good-one-a-podcast-about-jokes/ron-funchess-fck-linda-neck-tattoo Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conan-obrien-needs-a-friend/id1438054347?mt=2 The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/ CREDITS Patreon Patron Shoutout! Thank you JAIME TEMAIRIK! Check out JAIME'S work: https://www.jaimetemairik.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jaimetem/ Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

45mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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222 - How to GET SUPER PUMPED by Unearthing Your True Desire (Call the Midwife Series Pt 1)

Does your story feel stuck? If you're feeling stuck it may be because you quit letting yourself dream. It may be because you're not really sure what your dream even is. Stories only start because the main character wants something. It moves the plot forward, it calls the hero to action, it pushes them through conflict and obstacles. And yet we often walk around day to day without any clear sense of desire. No wonder we feel apathetic and crushed by even the smallest things! In this episode we talk about the power of tapping into your best truest desires and HOW to unearth them! These tactics switched on my creative fuel in a whole new way! This is PART ONE of our CALL THE MIDWIFE... DR. PIZZA series!! SPECIAL GUEST MEG LEWIS! https://darngood.co/ https://www.instagram.com/darngooood/ Conferences Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A. PROMO CODE: ANDY for 30% OFF SIGN UP NOW! bit.ly/andydreamtopia Creative Works Skill Camp PROMO CODE: CPT50 for $50 off https://www.creativeworks.co/skillcamp/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

1hr 16mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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250 - How to Find Your Style

.....................................SHOW NOTESJim Henson's Time Piecehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDwCwMIRJlIAndy J. Pizza + Andrew Neyer Color Me Showhttps://andrewneyer.com/color-me/Color Me Houston at Color Factoryhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B4LLNeAg4Sb/.....................................SPONSORSSkillshare X Adobe FrescoSkillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2 STORYBLOCKSThis episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today. Baron FigTools for Thinkers! For every Confidant sketchbook sold Baron Fig plants a tree! Get 15% off your new sketchbook, planner, backpack and more at baronfig.com by tuning in for your promo code !

45mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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218 - Want More Followers? Ask Yourself This

The episode is CREATIVE REAL TALK. No music. No frills. One take. In this episode I share my current struggles, the lessons I'm learning right now in real time, and why I've been doing some unprecedented (for me) levels of soul searching in my life over the past 3 months. This is a very vulnerable / real / authentic episode. I hope it's a welcome brief change of pace that encourages and comforts you! We talk about: The question to ask yourself if you want more followers Why you're not able to be authentic in your work Your role in the hero's journey as an artist Dealing with nagging put downs from the past or present Conferences Dreamtopia Workshop with Cathy Heller & Friends in L.A. PROMO CODE: ANDY for 30% OFF SIGN UP NOW! bit.ly/andydreamtopia Creative Works Skill Camp PROMO CODE: CPT50 for $50 off https://www.creativeworks.co/skillcamp/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! Use promo code PIZZA for 10% Astropad Studio! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

1hr 5mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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230 - The Number 1 Most Essential Tactic I Used to Build My Creative Career

Don't you just love that moment the trailer drops for a sequel you've been dying to see? That huge secret drop moment is so sexy we all fantasize about replicating this moment in our own creative work. But the problem is if no one cared about your 'first film' no one's gonna be stoked about your super top secret trailer for movie 2 when you drop it. So... If an album drops on the internet and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? NO. It doesn't. That's why you need to quit sitting on your creative ideas. Perfecting that piece in the dark isn't going to make that album or book drop more successful if no one is watching. In this episode I want to detail a process where you create at the same time you're learning and at the same time you're marketing and gaining attention for your work. SHOW NOTES Lauren Hom http://www.homsweethom.com Russell Brand on the Joe Rogen Podcast https://www.mixcloud.com/TheJoeRoganExperience/1021-russell-brand/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ SPONSORS WIX This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Lauren Hom's PASSION to PAID ONLINE BOOTCAMP! This episode is sponsored by Passion to Paid, a 5-week online creative bootcamp taught by Lauren Hom. Passion to Paid gives you the tools to uncover your best ideas, turn them into passion projects, and launch them into the world. Enrollment just opened TODAY, and Creative Pep Talk listeners can grab 10% off by entering the code PEP10 at checkout. This class only runs twice per year, and enrollment ends on May 17th, so head on over to pep.passiontopaid.com to sign up and get started on your passion project. Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals. TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: Skillshare.com/creativepep

55mins

7 May 2019

Rank #18

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231 - The Power of Finding Your People with Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische RETURNS!!! There are few people who had a bigger impact on my creative career than Jessica Hische and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show. Jessica's approach to her side projects and creative career deeply influenced my biggest breakthroughs and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show for round 2! If you don't know, Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling Children's Author and Illustrator, as well as a commercial lettering artist who works with the likes of Wes Anderson, Barack Obama, Apple and The Washington Post. Jessica always brings so much energy and insight to our creative conversations and this one will not disappoint!! We cover: The power of finding your people Leaning into the Slow Build Career The Struggle of Breaking into New Territory When and How to let critique influence you SHOW NOTES JESSICA HISCHE http://jessicahische.is/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ SPONSORS WIX This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals. TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: Skillshare.com/creativepep

1hr 29mins

14 May 2019

Rank #19

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232 - Starbucks Doesn't Sell Coffee: This Is The Secret to Unbelievable Growth

Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions. Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement. In this episode we explore the secret ingredient to getting consistent results, sales and opportunities in your creative career. We explore how to, on a scientific tactical level, deliver real potent value for your audience and why that changes everything!!! SHOW NOTES LES MCKEOWN - PREDICTABLE SUCCESS https://predictablesuccess.com/ TYCHO https://tychomusic.com/ HOW I BUILT THIS WITH HOWARD SHULZ https://www.npr.org/2017/09/28/551874532/live-episode-starbucks-howard-schultz FRANK CHIMERO - SUGGESTIONS FOR SPEAKERS https://frankchimero.com/blog/2011/suggestions-for-speakers/ CREATIVE PEP TALK WORKLIST (WORK+PLAYLIST) https://open.spotify.com/user/andyjpizza/playlist/3z2UfWxbNob3ra1ZdXZ6sX?si=MiihgL07RhuN23mEv6kHCQ Dan Harmon's Writing Circle https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/dan-harmon-the-heros-journey-and-the-circle-theory-of-story-b64bb77d6976 Oliver Jeffers https://www.oliverjeffers.com/ CREDITS Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack! www.alexsugg.com Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/ SPONSORS WIX This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

1hr 11mins

21 May 2019

Rank #20