162 episodes

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career!!!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologs and interviews chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that new perspective you need, the second you need it!

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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career!!!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologs and interviews chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that new perspective you need, the second you need it!

    261 - Artists with Super Fandoms Have This Surprising Thing in Common

    261 - Artists with Super Fandoms Have This Surprising Thing in Common

    The difference between bad art and good art is probably skill, but what's the difference between GOOD art and GREAT art?

    Often the quality of art is the same between artists with a super following and artists with a meager fanbase, so what’s the secret?

    I was desperate to figure this out.

    So I started to study my creative heroes and those with really diehard super fandoms, and I came across a pattern that I’d never noticed. In this episode I want to share that insight with you and the 5 ways you can use it in your work for max effect!

    • 39 min
    260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

    260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

    Jack of all trades, master of none… right? Well my guest today disproves this myth in major ways! Temi Coker is a designer, photographer, illustrator and much more.

    In this episode we talk about why being a ‘jack of all trades’ shouldn’t be discouraged, as well as dive into tactics and perspectives that make Temi the incredible artist he is today.

    Temi’s beautiful thoughts on creativity nearly moved me to tears in this episode and I think if you listen you’ll know why!! ENJOY!

    • 59 min
    259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

    259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

    Nothing feels better than finding your groove as an artist AND THAT’S WHY it’s so easy for these comfy grooves to become seemingly inescapable RUTS!!

    If you have been stuck in your old patterns and you fear 2020 might be just more of the same old same old, then buckle and get ready for a SUPER-FIRE-HOSE-EXPLOSION-OF-PEP-PACKED-TO-THE-FRIGGIN-BRIM of an episode!!!

    This episode is my deepest dive into all the hacks, tips and tricks I know on how to perform the mental gymnastics necessary for unexpected creative breakthroughs!!

    I HOPE THIS TAKES YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE TO CRAZY NEW HEIGHTS IN 2020!! LET’S GET PEPPED!

    • 1 hr 41 min
    258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

    258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

    If you want to start 2020 with a plan that will supercharge your year with clarity and serious progress, start your year with this episode!!!

    I have a tendency to rush into the next new thing and the NEW YEAR is no exception for me!

    However, I’ve found that for my new year to have max potential, I need to do a thorough recap and review of the past year.

    In this episode I will give you a lens to look over 3 aspects of your previous year that will give you hidden advantages for 2020 that you would have otherwise missed!

    • 35 min
    257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

    257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

    Do you ever waste the little time you have worrying about whether you’re making the right thing INSTEAD of actually making it?

    In today’s episode I will give you steps and a tactical strategy that will help you narrow down your options and make 1 piece of work today that will:
    - Attract the Right Customers and Clients
    - Help You Communicate Who You Are and What Opportunities You Want As an Artist
    - Find An Easy Springboard for New Work Hidden in Your Old Work
    - CARL WINSLOW OF FAMILY MATTERS REFERENCES!

    • 49 min
    256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

    256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

    Today we have one of my biggest writing / creative heroes: Ryan Holiday!!

    This guy has found his creative groove and niche more than almost any other creative I can think of and I wanted to get to the bottom of how he did it!!

    In this episode Ryan delivers a ridiculous amount of insight on a range of creative topics.

    Here are just a few of the things we cover:
    -Writing on stage / finding product market fit
    -Writing / creative routine and best practices
    -How to make progress on a big overwhelming project
    -Taste and Creative Intuition

    If you’ve listened to more than 20 minutes of Creative Pep Talk, you know I AM A HUGE FAN of Ryan’s book Growth Hacker Marketing, and Ryan’s new book, Stillness is The Key JUST CAME OUT and it is fantastic!

    • 1 hr 1 min

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