I choose to publish my daily reps, whether they’re bad or not.Craig Burgess
This conversation blew my mind.
Craig Burgess is a graphic designer, illustrator, writer, and podcaster from the UK. Craig epitomizes the definition of prolific: he creates something every. single. day. Yes, that’s every with an E. Where does Craig find the energy to sustain such a radical amount of creative output? How does he avoid burnout? Easy. What Craig spends energy on gives him back energy in return. A never ending cycle.
You can find Craig Burgess on The World Wide Web at…
In this episode we cover…
- The meaning of Craig’s surname (8:00)
- What was Craig doing before he began creating on the Internet? (10:00)
- “I wanted to be a cop” (15:00)
- Craig’s first job using Adobe Flash — remember that? (20:00)
- Did Craig have any mentors growing up? (24:00)
- Quality is an excuse (25:00)
- Does creating and sharing something everyday work for everyone? (28:00)
- What would happen if Craig stopped creating? (35:00)
- How does Craig find guests for his podcast so frequently? (38:00)
- Should a podcaster chat with anyone on a podcast? (42:00)
- Impostor syndrome and podcasting everyday (48:00)
- How much does authenticity actually matter? (52:00)
- Empty space in speaking, conversations, and podcasting (58:00)
- Differences between radio and podcasting (1:00:00)
- What is Craig’s most difficult daily creation habit? (1:03:00)
- Reply guys (1:07:00)
- Blogs aren’t dead, they’re thriving (1:10:00)
- What does Craig’s daily routine look like? How the hell does Craig maintain his energy? (1:12:00)
- Uncle Ed (1:16:00)
- Exercise routines, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1:20:00)
- What is the deep, symbolic meaning behind Craig’s right arm tattoo? (1:25:00)
- What the fuck is rucking? (1:29:00)
- What should a morning routine be? (1:32:00)
- How to write and publish e-books on Gumroad, and how to overcome fear of sales (1:34:00)
- Free content vs paid content (1:38:00)
- Paid communities and cohorts (1:45:00)
- What does Craig do to get unstuck?…If that ever happens (1:52:00)
- Outside of design, who inspires Craig Burgess? (1:54:00)
- Getting better everyday in public, organic Twitter growth (2:00:00)
- Building friendships to build an audience (2:03:00)
- Flow states, design meditations (2:09:00)
- Red Dead Redemption, Zelda, Cyberpunk 2077 (2:11:00)
- The Last Question, parting words (2:14:00)
Cheers, and here’s to your good health.
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