30 episodes

Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

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Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

    Achieving Peak Mind (with Amishi Jha)

    Achieving Peak Mind (with Amishi Jha)

    As a creative pro, you must be ready to deliver great results at a moment's notice, whenever and wherever you happen to be. That pressure can wear you down and cause burnout, frustration, and disconnectedness from your work. In order to thrive, you need to figure out how to structure life and work in such a way that you are poised to produce great work when the opportunity arises.
    Today's guest has spent years studying the nature of the mind. Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami, and the author of a new book called Peak Mind. In this conversation, she shares how anyone can better hone their attention and train their mind to operate at its best consistently.
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    • 28 min
    Live A Rich Life (with Ramit Sethi)

    Live A Rich Life (with Ramit Sethi)

    How do you define a "rich life"? Have you ever even considered the question? Many creative pros spend their career chasing after something... undefined. What are you trying to achieve in life and work?


    Today's guest has spent decades helping others define what a "rich life" means. Ramit Sethi is the author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and the host of the podcast of the same name. In this episode we discuss how to make wise career choices, how our beliefs about money can unknowingly limit us, and how to talk with our stakeholders about important decisions.


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    • 31 min
    Die Empty Part Seven: Conquering Fear

    Die Empty Part Seven: Conquering Fear

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    When I ask creative pros what prevents them from sharing their idea, or putting work into the world, it's often that they fear the work isn't good enough. Or, that they aren't good enough. Or, that they just don't really belong in the room. On this episode, we discuss how fear can paralyze you and some specific strategies for limiting its grip.




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    • 20 min
    Advice For Builders (with Julien Smith)

    Advice For Builders (with Julien Smith)

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    Creative pros are by nature builders. We love to make things, play with ideas, and put new concepts into the world where they can be experienced by others. But, the process of building new things can be daunting, and selecting which ideas to build can be confusing.


    Today's guest is a certainly a builder. His most recent projects are Breather and Practice, for which he just raised a $10 million round of investment led by Andreessen Horowitz. On this episode we discuss the nature of building, how to choose the right ideas, and how to spot trends before they become mainstream.


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    • 28 min
    The Long Game (with Dorie Clark)

    The Long Game (with Dorie Clark)

    We live in a short-term thinking world. Many people want immediate results, and as a result they fail to make the necessary investments to reap long-term rewards. However, those who are able to think long-term make investments today that are likely to provide a return for months or years to come. How do you break the short-term thinking cycle and shift toward a long-term mindset?


    Today's guest is Dorie Clark. She is the author of a new book called The Long Game and on this episode she helps us understand how to cultivate a mindset that focuses on achieving long-term results.


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    • 26 min
    Die Empty Part 4: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    Die Empty Part 4: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

     The love of comfort is often the enemy of greatness. We can look successful to everyone around us, but deep down know that we're essentially "phoning it in" and have stopped growing, challenging ourself, and chasing aspirations. We've settled in. 
    In Part four of our series on my book Die Empty, we discuss the various ways in which the pursuit of comfort can infiltrate our lives and prevent us from achieving our goals. 
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    • 31 min

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