Jen Vermet — An AltMBA Alumni Shares Her Lessons on Everyday Writing, Courage, and Boosting Your Creative Output (#34)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Writing is the function for me that helps me process life and know what I'm experiencing, otherwise I don't know how to articulate it. And if I don't know how to articulate it, nobody else will know the life I'm living.Jen Vermet Hey there.… Continue reading Jen Vermet — An AltMBA Alumni Shares Her Lessons on Everyday Writing, Courage, and Boosting Your Creative Output (#34)

Where are you hiding your bad ideas?

https://youtu.be/6zwfJlCoVNw You're afraid to move forward because you're afraid of criticism, well-meaning or otherwise. You're afraid of criticism because you're too attached to the ideas you generate, rather than as the generator of ideas. Being a "generator of ideas" doesn't excuse you from generating bad ideas. Bad ideas are as unavoidable as death. The best… Continue reading Where are you hiding your bad ideas?

A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to… Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

My checking problem

I have a checking problem. I'm checking to see if the numbers have gone up. I'm checking to see if anyone's left a comment. I'm checking to see if anyone's shared my work. And I'm checking to see if all my links lead to the right pages. All this checking is like looking up at… Continue reading My checking problem

The Penguin Latte Podcast #4 Chris Jordan on Staying Accountable, Fighting Perfectionism, and Freelancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hn4Rr8uJE0 https://open.spotify.com/episode/0iL4PZbDE1LCZzHYBMEPqO?si=k7APlU_kQTCVew2fQyIVkQ Don't build everything up front if you haven't started talking to people about your service. This ended up being a special episode for me, personally. I spent the first half hour asking Chris questions about how I could position myself as a personal brand consultant. And he was generous enough to answer every… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #4 Chris Jordan on Staying Accountable, Fighting Perfectionism, and Freelancing

The Michelle Obama of Plumbing

The day that Michelle Obama became a podcaster was the day that a girl in Kansas became insecure. "I can't do a podcast. I'm no Michelle Obama." There are more than 850,000 podcasts. Only a few household names have started podcasts. But apparently, unless we want nobody to listen to our podcast, then we need… Continue reading The Michelle Obama of Plumbing

“But I don’t have any original ideas”

Right. Neither do I. Neither does anyone. The idea doesn't belong to you. It belongs to us. Steven Pressfield pointed out that resistance is what gets us stuck. But resistance wasn't his idea. He didn't invent what it feels like to be stuck. Stuck creatives invented what it feels like to be stuck by feeling┬ástuck.… Continue reading “But I don’t have any original ideas”

Instant messaging and hiking

Instant messaging: you send a message, they respond. Instantly. That's not what happens when we publish an 800 word essay about a new self-help practice. Or a 16 minute video about a new meditation technique. A good reader isn't done reading after they've read the last word. The reading continues while the reader considers what… Continue reading Instant messaging and hiking

Clubs and cohorts

A club is where people have meetings about when to have the next meeting. But you cant join the next meeting unless you know the secret handshake. A cohort is like a club, only better. A cohort is where people support people who want to support people. It's more productive and less exclusive than a… Continue reading Clubs and cohorts