Guest Post

Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau

Today on the podcast we’re answering one of the most popular questions I receive: “how do I find my passion”. Yeah, not an easy one. Super tough! And if you’ve struggled with this or are struggling right now, this episode will help you find your way. I…

Do Less = Do More. The Art of Being Creative + Productive

I’m a huge fan of the concept of “strategic renewal.” Chasing shiny opportunities, working in a reactive state and dealing with each new email that pops up on your phone is not only exhausting – it’s a way to ensure you get nothing done – and it’s simply not sustainable. “Busy” isn’t success. It’s a lack of priority. I’ve been paying attention to those who have command of their time…systems that bring sanity and purpose to a hectic travel and work schedule. I fly about 150,000 miles a year, at minimum, so keeping myself healthy and productive in the midst of constant movement is essential to being an effective creator. For the first 25 years of my life I resisted “systems” and plans with every fiber in my body because I thought it meant the man was keeping me down. But now, FLEXIBLE routines for exercise, meditation, renewal, creative expression ARE key essential parts to my success. My writer friend Ben has been developing his own system of strategic renewal for years – which is very much in line with my own (see my post here) – and I asked him to share it for our benefit today. Take it […]

How to Find Mentor (and what to do when you get one)

As I’ve said countless times before, there are no magical, hidden secrets that will catapult you to success. By almost any measure, sustained success is a ton of work. And when the going gets tough, we can get sucked into spinning our wheels looking for direction or help. That’s where a mentor comes in. It’s the ONE PLACE YOU CAN MAKE USE OF A SHORTCUT…one that will make the path to your goals much straighter and less bumpy. We all know learning from someone who’s been there can help add clarity, connect us to new resources, encourage us when we’re uncertain, but how many of us have successful+meaningful mentor relationships? Over the years, I’ve been asked how to find a mentor and what to do when you have one … I caught up with a designer pal Ram Castillo fresh off the launch of his new book “How To Get A Mentor” to lay out the blueprint: 1. Get clarity on what a mentor is. If you’re thinking of a mentor as Yoda, Gandalf, or Dumbledore then you probably want to do a little mental reboot– no interstellar travel is required. Mentorship doesn’t need to be (and in fact, rarely is) a lifelong […]

How to Find Mentor (and what to do when you get one)

As I’ve said countless times before, there are no magical, hidden secrets that will catapult you to success. By almost any measure, sustained success is a ton of work. And when the going gets tough, we can get sucked into spinning our wheels looking for direction or help. That’s where a mentor comes in. It’s the ONE PLACE YOU CAN MAKE USE OF A SHORTCUT…one that will make the path to your goals much straighter and less bumpy. We all know learning from someone who’s been there can help add clarity, connect us to new resources, encourage us when we’re uncertain, but how many of us have successful+meaningful mentor relationships? Over the years, I’ve been asked how to find a mentor and what to do when you have one … I caught up with a designer pal Ram Castillo fresh off the launch of his new book “How To Get A Mentor” to lay out the blueprint: 1. Get clarity on what a mentor is. If you’re thinking of a mentor as Yoda, Gandalf, or Dumbledore then you probably want to do a little mental reboot– no interstellar travel is required. Mentorship doesn’t need to be (and in fact, rarely is) a lifelong […]

Tina Roth Eisenberg: Enthusiasm is Contagious

Tina Roth-Eisenberg aka Swiss Miss is an acclaimed graphic designer and entrepreneur. She’s the founder of several ventures including CreativeMornings, a to-do app called TeuxDeux, a designy temporary tattoo shop called Tattly and runs a co-working space called FRIENDS. Today on the podcast, The beauty of starting something as a side project vs a business– you’re more willing to experiment, less afraid of failure Scratching your own itch. Tina says, “If I keep repeatedly complaining about something, I have to either fix it or let it go” We get into Tattly, how it came about, but also how her values & principals drive how she does business. Like requiring that their shipments require real stamps so that when they arrive, it feels like a friend sent it to you Enjoy! Confidence is impressive; enthusiasm is contagious. FOLLOW TINA: website | twitter Watch the Episode Tina’s episode was featured in the 30 Days of Genius series of Chase Jarvis Live on CreativeLive. If you like this, join 50,000+ people who are receiving one of these videos everyday. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe    Some Questions I Ask: So you landed in New York, and had a job within twelve hours? [4:33] When you’re […]

Tina Roth Eisenberg: Enthusiasm is Contagious

Tina Roth-Eisenberg aka Swiss Miss is an acclaimed graphic designer and entrepreneur. She’s the founder of several ventures including CreativeMornings, a to-do app called TeuxDeux, a designy temporary tattoo shop called Tattly and runs a co-working space called FRIENDS. Today on the podcast, The beauty of starting something as a side project vs a business– you’re more willing to experiment, less afraid of failure Scratching your own itch. Tina says, “If I keep repeatedly complaining about something, I have to either fix it or let it go” We get into Tattly, how it came about, but also how her values & principals drive how she does business. Like requiring that their shipments require real stamps so that when they arrive, it feels like a friend sent it to you Enjoy! Confidence is impressive; enthusiasm is contagious. FOLLOW TINA: website | twitter Watch the Episode Tina’s episode was featured in the 30 Days of Genius series of Chase Jarvis Live on CreativeLive. If you like this, join 50,000+ people who are receiving one of these videos everyday. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe    Some Questions I Ask: So you landed in New York, and had a job within twelve hours? [4:33] When you’re […]

Neil Strauss: Embrace Your Fears

Neil Strauss is a seven-time NYT best selling author. He became an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men after writing The Game, where he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years. If that wasn’t enough Neil is an award winning columnist at the New York Times and Rolling Stone, for which he’s well-known for earning the trust of some of the most guarded and secretive celebrities in the world. Today on the podcast, We dig into vulnerability. Neil says the things that you’re most afraid to share are probably the things you to. If you’re feeling it, other people will too. We also talk about the inner critic – the programmed messages you carry that aren’t true. And we tackle fear: where it comes from, and how your best work can come from it. Enjoy! The things that you’re most afraid to share and tell others are probably the things you need to share because if you’re feeling it, other people will too. FOLLOW NEIL: website | twitter | facebook Watch the Episode Neil’s episode was featured in the 30 Days of Genius series of Chase Jarvis Live on CreativeLive. If you like this, […]

Neil Strauss: Embrace Your Fears

Neil Strauss is a seven-time NYT best selling author. He became an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men after writing The Game, where he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years. If that wasn’t enough Neil is an award winning columnist at the New York Times and Rolling Stone, for which he’s well-known for earning the trust of some of the most guarded and secretive celebrities in the world. Today on the podcast, We dig into vulnerability. Neil says the things that you’re most afraid to share are probably the things you to. If you’re feeling it, other people will too. We also talk about the inner critic – the programmed messages you carry that aren’t true. And we tackle fear: where it comes from, and how your best work can come from it. Enjoy! The things that you’re most afraid to share and tell others are probably the things you need to share because if you’re feeling it, other people will too. FOLLOW NEIL: website | twitter | facebook Watch the Episode Neil’s episode was featured in the 30 Days of Genius series of Chase Jarvis Live on CreativeLive. If you like this, […]