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The Accidental Creative

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Rank #34 in Careers category

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The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

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The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

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Very innovative podcast

By RameshDon - Sep 18 2019
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Really like the format and the focus on creativity and innovation. A very different podcast indeed.

Todd's amazing.

By Matt-East - Mar 13 2019
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Todd's amazing and so is this podcast. Dig in and enjoy.

iTunes Ratings

378 Ratings
Average Ratings
276
68
11
9
14

Very innovative podcast

By RameshDon - Sep 18 2019
Read more
Really like the format and the focus on creativity and innovation. A very different podcast indeed.

Todd's amazing.

By Matt-East - Mar 13 2019
Read more
Todd's amazing and so is this podcast. Dig in and enjoy.

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The Accidental Creative

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The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

Three Creative Thresholds

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There are three types of bravery that you might need to engage in as a creative professional. On this episode, we discuss each of them and how to be brave in the face of uncertainty.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Nov 05 2019

22mins

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Becoming Indistractable (with Nir Eyal)

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Our world is full of distractions, both good and bad. How do you choose what to allocate your finite focus to each day? On this episode, Nir Eyal shares how to become indistractable with tips from his new book.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 28 2019

27mins

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A Five-Part Daily Planning Process

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Your life is composed of days, and how you spend those days is how you spend your life. On this episode, I share a simple five-part daily planning process that will help you stay on-course, engaged, and focused on the things that matter most.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

May 28 2019

18mins

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Feeling Undisciplined? Here’s Why.

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Discipline is sometimes perceived as a “dirty word” because it’s interpreted as pushing through the muck, doing the unenjoyable activities first, and forgoing the chocolate cake for the steamed broccoli. However, I think this is a gross misunderstanding of the word.

Discipline simply means making an agreement with yourself, and keeping it.

That’s all. Nothing more complicated than that. The problem with discipline begins when we don’t understand which commitments are worth our effort, when we make too many commitments, when our commitments conflict, or when we are subject to the unclear commitments of others.

On this episode, we address how to deal with moments when you feel undisciplined.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. To get two months of Skillshare absolutely free, just visit Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. The remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Jul 15 2019

15mins

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Pitch Better (with Brant Pinvidic)

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The first few minutes of your pitch can make all the difference between a successful and failed outcome. On this episode, former TV exec and expert pitchman Brant Pinvidic shares how to pitch better with tips from his book The 3-Minute Rule.

This episode is sponsored by Quip. Brush better with Quip. Go to getquip.com/accidentalcreative to get your first refill FREE. 

Oct 31 2019

20mins

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Your Head Is Not For Holding Ideas (with David Allen)

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Your mind is brilliant at surfacing potential insights, and connecting dots that help you solve problems. However, many people rely on their mind as the key repository for all of their hunches and ideas, which is not a great system. Too many things slip through the cracks.

On this episode, David Allen shares the five key steps for turning hunches into breakthroughs, and why he’s just released a workbook companionto his bestselling book Getting Things Done.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 02 2019

31mins

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The 10 Stories That Great Leaders Tell (with Paul Smith)

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My book Louder Than Words begins with the line “attention for your work is not a birthright.” I believe this to the core of my being. Some people think that simply making something great entitles them to the attention of people around them, but it’s simply not true. If you want their attention, you must earn it.

This is equally true in leadership, sales, or any other arena where you must cultivate awareness and attention for your ideas in order to succeed. The best way to capture attention is through the power of story. Story binds us. It reminds us of what we have in common. It builds empathy and trust. And, it allows you to leverage common ground to inspire people to move toward your vision.

Think about the last time you were inspired by someone. I guarantee it was because they were sharing a story that resonated to the core of your being. We are defined by the stories we believe.

On this episode, we talk about the power of story, and how leaders can use it to help those on their team do better work, stay aligned, and produce great work each day. Our guest is author Paul Smith, whose new book is called The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to over 25,000 classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Aug 05 2019

21mins

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Three Principles For Achieving Your Goals

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We are wired for two conflicting things: comfort, and conquest. To achieve goals, we need to disrupt the comfort instinct long enough to experience our first successes on the path to the goal. On this episode, I share three core principles for doing the hard work necessary to get moving on your goals.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Aug 01 2019

16mins

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Pursuing Your Creative Calling (with Chase Jarvis)

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If you want to have great ideas when it matters most, you must have practices in your life to help you do so. On this episode, Chase Jarvisgives insight into how to establish a creative practice that will help you bring your best work each day, identify your “sweet spot”, and build a body of work you can be proud of. Chase’s new book is Creative Calling.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 23 2019

26mins

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Getting The Small Things Right

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It’s tempting to gloss over small areas of misalignment or misunderstanding because they seem like no big deal in the moment. However, those small areas of misalignment can become big problems later. On this episode, we share a few ways this happens to leaders and teams and a handful of questions to help you stay ahead of them.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

May 20 2019

14mins

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Quit Your Approval Addiction

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To do your best work, you must commit to doing the right thing even when it’s not the most popular thing. However, many creative pros and leaders fall into the “likeability trap”, meaning they’d rather be liked than effective. On this episode, we share three principles for ditching the approval addiction and being a dream collaborator.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Aug 26 2019

15mins

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Brilliance Demands Bravery

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What does it mean to be brave? We often think of those people who muster one huge, courageous act of the will to overcome an obstacle. However, bravery can also mean a steady, daily push to take small risks in the face of uncertainty.

On this episode, I share my talk from a Creative Mornings gathering about why bravery is so critical to creative pros.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Mighty Networks. Start your online community now with three months free at MightyNetworks.com/accidental.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Thanks to Jay Wong and his team for the audio of my talk.

Aug 21 2019

51mins

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Color Filter Theory

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The story you believe becomes your experience of reality, because it’s your filter for all of your experiences. If you filter your life through the lens of anxiety, everything will feel like a threat. If you filter your life through the lens of hopelessness, then when things are going well you won’t be able to enjoy it because you’ll always be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

If you filter your life through the lens of envy, then you’ll always feel like others are getting a better deal than you, even when you’re doing better than you could have ever imagined. These inner narratives/filters are very stealthy and difficult to spot. I’ve developed what I call “color filter theory” to help identify areas where I’m slipping into unhealthy thought patterns or narratives. On this episode, I share those filters and how they affect us.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Apr 22 2019

20mins

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Three Questions You’re Probably Not Asking (But Definitely Should Be)

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Those who ask the best questions ultimately win. There are some questions that are obvious. These are the ones that directly affect our work and its outcomes. Then, there are questions that hover just beneath the surface of our work, and rarely get asked. On this episode, we share three questions that you’re probably not asking, but definitely should be.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to over 25,000 classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Apr 25 2019

17mins

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Three Principles For Getting To The Best Idea

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When you create under pressure, it’s tempting to gravitate toward the first idea just to relieve the tension of not knowing where the project is headed. However, this can often mean compromising the work if that idea doesn’t deliver the kind of value you really want to be known for. You’re simply trading a little discomfort now for a lot of discomfort later.

On this episode, I share three principles from my interview with Adam Steltzner about how to get to the best creative idea and produce work you’re proud of.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter The Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 16 2019

17mins

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Aligning What You Think, Do, & Say (with Ron Tite)

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If you want to be effective as a creative pro, as a marketer, or as a leader, alignment between what you say and do is critical. However, many organizations allow a gap to emerge over time between beliefs and actions, and the result is a lack of authenticity and work that doesn’t resonate.

On this episode, Ron Tite shares insights from his book Think Do Say about how to bring better alignment between our words and our actions.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 07 2019

26mins

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How To Keep a Commonplace Book

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With the increase of information crossing your attention span each day, it’s easy to forget even the most impactful experiences. Make every effort to capture these, and to ensure that they become a valuable part of your creative process.

On this episode, we share four key principles for keeping sparks and seeds of inspiration at the ready for those moments when you need a brilliant idea.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. Remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Jul 08 2019

12mins

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Focus, Function, Fire

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What exactly does a great leader do? There are three key things that an effective leader of creative people provides for the team consistently and well. On this episode, I share the importance of focus, function, and fire to the creative process.

Insights from today’s episode are from the book Herding Tigers: Be The Leader That Creative People Need.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Gusto. Get three months free when you run your first payroll. Visit Gusto.com/creative.

Music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Apr 29 2019

16mins

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The Career Investments Every Creative Pro Should Make

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I am frequently asked for career advice, and I very, very rarely offer it.

Why? First, because I only intimately know my own path and those of a few others. Second, because all advice is local. What works for one person will be misery for another. Finally, when people ask for career advice, what they’re often asking is that you validate something they’ve already decided to do.

However, in the past few days I’ve been struck by stories of friends and colleagues who are feeling the effects of a shifting creative marketplace, and a decreasingly stable job market. Just like when the stock market takes a downturn and everyone gets very conservative, I see many creatives jumping at the first opportunity to come along rather than thinking about their career as an investment portfolio to be build over time.

With that in mind, here are three career investments that I think every single creative should be making now, and should continue to make consistently. These are the three aspirations that you should be chasing in order to ensure that you are positioning yourself to do increasingly meaningful and valuable work.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. To get two months of Skillshare absolutely free, just visit Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. The remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Jun 10 2019

15mins

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The Proximity Principle (with Ken Coleman)

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Many people dream of making a leap into their ideal career, but have no clue what their first steps should be. On this episode, Ken Coleman (host of the Ken Coleman Show and author of The Proximity Principle) shares some simple, practical tips for identifying and stepping into your dream job.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

May 13 2019

27mins

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Take Notes Like a (Creative) Pro

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Most notes are simply facts, to-do’s, and records that will never be reviewed later. However, there is a better way to leverage your notes to help you generate brilliant ideas and spot patterns in your environment. On this episode, we share some best practices for taking and processing notes more effectively.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Dec 02 2019

16mins

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You Are Awesome (with Neil Pasricha)

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If you want to produce a body of work you can be proud of, you must be resilient. But, how do you learn to persist in the face of failure, resistance, and uncertainty? On this episode, Neil Pasricha share insights into how to become more resilient with tips from his book You Are Awesome.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Nov 26 2019

23mins

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Circles of Influence and Concern

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Professionals spend a lot of time worrying about things that are outside of their control. On this episode, we discuss how to deal with organizational decisions, cultural forces, and other things that live outside of our ability to influence.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Nov 22 2019

16mins

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

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Your “sweet spot” of effectiveness is discovered through active contemplation, not passive reflection. The broader your base of experience, the more patterns you will be able to discern. On this episode, we share three key principles for discovering what you’re wired for, and navigating to a place of effectiveness in life and work

This episode is sponsored by Quip. Brush better with Quip. Go to getquip.com/accidentalcreative to get your first refill FREE. 

Nov 14 2019

17mins

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The Value Of Unnecessary Creating

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As a creative professional, it’s easy to get pulled into work that needs to be done at the expense of work that you’d like to do. You don’t have the luxury of working only on things that excite you. This is why it’s important to have some area of your life where you are taking risks, trying new things, and developing your creative intuition in a way that your on-demand work doesn’t allow. On this episode, we share how to get started with Unnecessary Creating.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Nov 11 2019

16mins

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Three Creative Thresholds

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There are three types of bravery that you might need to engage in as a creative professional. On this episode, we discuss each of them and how to be brave in the face of uncertainty.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Nov 05 2019

22mins

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Pitch Better (with Brant Pinvidic)

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The first few minutes of your pitch can make all the difference between a successful and failed outcome. On this episode, former TV exec and expert pitchman Brant Pinvidic shares how to pitch better with tips from his book The 3-Minute Rule.

This episode is sponsored by Quip. Brush better with Quip. Go to getquip.com/accidentalcreative to get your first refill FREE. 

Oct 31 2019

20mins

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Becoming Indistractable (with Nir Eyal)

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Our world is full of distractions, both good and bad. How do you choose what to allocate your finite focus to each day? On this episode, Nir Eyal shares how to become indistractable with tips from his new book.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 28 2019

27mins

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The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur (with John Jantsch)

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Being an entrepreneur requires not only technical sense and business savvy, but also the right mindset. On this episode, John Jantsch shares mindset principles for entrepreneurs from his book The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 21 2019

28mins

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Brilliant Brands (with Blake Howard)

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What makes a brand great? As the marketplace changes, how do you ensure that what you stand for and how your customers view you align? On this episode, Blake Howard of Matchstic shares insights for developing a brand that resonates.

Join us on November 8 at Matchstic in Atlanta for the Herding Tigers Workshop.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 17 2019

33mins

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Telling Your DataStory (with Nancy Duarte)

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Brilliant creative work must be founded upon compelling data that illustrates a truth, and reveals an opportunity for the intended audience. How do you share that data in a way that is compelling, and that helps your audience receive it and act upon it? Today’s  guest, Nancy Duarte, has spent years teaching leaders and organizations how to share their story well, and on this episode she teaches us insights from her new book DataStory.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 14 2019

20mins

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Aligning What You Think, Do, & Say (with Ron Tite)

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If you want to be effective as a creative pro, as a marketer, or as a leader, alignment between what you say and do is critical. However, many organizations allow a gap to emerge over time between beliefs and actions, and the result is a lack of authenticity and work that doesn’t resonate.

On this episode, Ron Tite shares insights from his book Think Do Say about how to bring better alignment between our words and our actions.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Oct 07 2019

26mins

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Beginner’s Pluck (with Liz Forkin Bohannon)

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What does it really take to build something that’s noteworthy and successful, whether it’s a business, a non-proft, or just a side hustle? There’s a lot of advice out there, and a lot of it is full of platitudes and half-truths that do more harm than good.

Liz Forkin Bohannon is the co-founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, and the author of the new book Beginner’s Pluck. In this episode she shares some brilliant counter-cultural advice for anyone wanting to build a career, life, and business of purpose.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 30 2019

32mins

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Leading a Creative Company Culture (with Matt Cooper and Sabrina Kieffer)

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What does it take to create a culture in which creative people thrive? On this episode, we chat with Matt Cooper (CEO) and Sabrina Kieffer (COO) of Skillshare about what it takes to attract and retain talent, their personal leadership philosophies, and how they manage their busy work and personal lives as leaders of a fast-growing company.

This episode is sponsored by Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.comand entering promo code AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 26 2019

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Pursuing Your Creative Calling (with Chase Jarvis)

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If you want to have great ideas when it matters most, you must have practices in your life to help you do so. On this episode, Chase Jarvisgives insight into how to establish a creative practice that will help you bring your best work each day, identify your “sweet spot”, and build a body of work you can be proud of. Chase’s new book is Creative Calling.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands of classes absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 23 2019

26mins

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Three Principles For Getting To The Best Idea

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When you create under pressure, it’s tempting to gravitate toward the first idea just to relieve the tension of not knowing where the project is headed. However, this can often mean compromising the work if that idea doesn’t deliver the kind of value you really want to be known for. You’re simply trading a little discomfort now for a lot of discomfort later.

On this episode, I share three principles from my interview with Adam Steltzner about how to get to the best creative idea and produce work you’re proud of.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidental and enter The Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 16 2019

17mins

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Overcoming The Inertia Of No (with Kathryn Haydon)

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Regardless of your role, you have to be creative every day. You have to solve problems under pressure, make connections, see patterns, and convince others. On this episode, Kathryn Haydon is here to share some insights into being more creative with tips from her book The Non-Obvious Guide To Being More Creative.

This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access absolutely free! To sign up, go to Skillshare.com/AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 09 2019

19mins

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Your Head Is Not For Holding Ideas (with David Allen)

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Your mind is brilliant at surfacing potential insights, and connecting dots that help you solve problems. However, many people rely on their mind as the key repository for all of their hunches and ideas, which is not a great system. Too many things slip through the cracks.

On this episode, David Allen shares the five key steps for turning hunches into breakthroughs, and why he’s just released a workbook companionto his bestselling book Getting Things Done.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Sep 02 2019

31mins

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The Long Hallway

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A creative project is a bit like a long hallway with multiple chambers. As you navigate down the hallway, you reach checkpoints where critical decisions must be made, and a door closes behind you. There are three questions you should ask at those checkpoints:

1. Who else needs to know about this?

2. What do I need right now?

3. What am I not considering?

On this episode, I elaborate on these three questions and offer some tips for crafting a process that’s sane and helpful to your work.

This episode is sponsored by Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.comand entering promo code AC.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Aug 29 2019

15mins

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Quit Your Approval Addiction

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To do your best work, you must commit to doing the right thing even when it’s not the most popular thing. However, many creative pros and leaders fall into the “likeability trap”, meaning they’d rather be liked than effective. On this episode, we share three principles for ditching the approval addiction and being a dream collaborator.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit Freshbooks.com/accidentaland enter Accidental Creative in the how did you hear about us section.

The intro music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Aug 26 2019

15mins

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