Janis Ozolins and Paul LeCrone talk Perfectionism, Inspirations, Professional Enthusiasm, and Shipping Everyday (#51)

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If you put words on a paper, you will get better without a doubt

Janis Ozolins

This episode is for the relentlessly self-expressive child in each of us.

Janis Ozolins (@Ozolinsjanis) is a creator who draws, writes, and makes (made) videos. In this episode we talk creative struggles, inspirations, what it means to be authentic, and loads more.


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In this episode we cover…

  • Janis Ozolin’s old YouTube videos (which are fantastic, IMO) (4:00)
  • How Janis Ozolins switched from consuming to creating (8:00)
  • Perfectionism: what it means and how to overcome it (10:00)
  • Coffee break (21:00)
  • Influences (23:00)
  • Seth Godin can speak (32:00)
  • What does it mean to be authentic? (35:00)
  • Creators: start small. What other choice do you have? (42:00)
  • The benefits of shipping your work, everyday, no matter how big the void (47:00)
  • Why ship? Why document? Why share your creations with the world? (52:00)
  • Why and how I blog everyday (58:00)
  • Professional enthusiasm and Sisyphus 55 (1:04:00)
  • Janis Ozolin: The future, plus shoutouts (1:10:00)


Matt D’Avella

Derek Sivers

Craig Burgess

Sisyphus 55

Tim Urban (Author of the blog Wait But Why)

Hugh MacLeod

Seth Godin

Jack Butcher

Rodney Mullen

Bryan Ho

Finish by Jon Acuff

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Please enjoy!

Cheers to your good health,


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