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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.

The Accidental Creative with Todd Henry Todd Henry

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    • 4.5 • 459 Ratings

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.

    A/J Jackson of Saint Motel

    A/J Jackson of Saint Motel

    When you have a number of ideas, how do you know which one to pursue? On this episode, we discuss creative process, practices, and how to know when an idea is right with A/J Jackson. A/J is an American filmmaker, musician, songwriter, record producer, and perhaps best known as the lead singer for the international platinum-selling band Saint Motel. He is also the founder of AVIEW, a new eyewear brand that offers shades in every hue of the rainbow. 
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    • 32 min
    How Music Affects Your Creativity (with Will Henshall)

    How Music Affects Your Creativity (with Will Henshall)

    Does what you listen to affect your ability to generate ideas and be productive? According to today's guest, the soundtrack you choose can impact your creativity significantly.
    Will Henshall is the founding member of the band Londonbeat and the founder of FocusAtWill. In this conversation, we discuss how different personality types perform better when utilizing different sonic environments. 
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    • 29 min
    Time To Re-think Your Rituals

    Time To Re-think Your Rituals

    Brilliant performers in any field often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. When you are charged with doing complex work every day, rituals can bring order to your world and help you focus more effectively. If you want to deliver a result consistently, you must systemize it, and that’s precisely what a ritual does.
    However, the danger of rituals is that they can remain in your schedule long after they have stopped serving their original purpose. Worse, they can begin to work against your ability to be effective.
    While I believe that high-performing people and teams must have strong rituals in their life to support their goals, I also know that these rituals must be examined on a regular basis to ensure that they aren’t becoming fossilized ruts. Here are a few suggestions for shaking up your rituals before they stall your progress.
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    • 14 min
    6 Tips For Dealing With Creative Burnout

    6 Tips For Dealing With Creative Burnout

    It's been a long year, and many creative pros are experiencing some level of creative burnout. It's taken everything we have to deliver on expectations over the past year, and as we now return to a sense of "normal", the uncertainty and expectations are likely to rise even more.
    On this episode, I offer six tips for dealing with those moments when you feel overwhelmed and burned out. 
    1. Pause and organize
    2. Clear the decks
    3. Re-prioritize
    4. Time block
    5. Care physically
    6. Re-root in your productive passion
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    • 20 min
    Leading From The Middle (with Scott Mautz)

    Leading From The Middle (with Scott Mautz)

    No matter your job, you are probably in "the middle". Meaning, you have to manage both up and down. That can be a tricky balance to strike, especially when it feels like your own career and success is tied to the success of your manager or team. 
    Today's guest is Scott Mautz. He has led multi-billion dollar divisions of companies and experienced leading at every level of organizations. He is here to help us navigate these pressures with tips from his new book Leading From The Middle.
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    • 28 min
    Staying Mentally Healthy At Work (with Jim Harter)

    Staying Mentally Healthy At Work (with Jim Harter)

    As organizations around the world face health and social crises, as well as economic uncertainty, acknowledging and improving wellbeing in the workplace is more critical than ever.

    Increasingly, leaders and managers must support mental health and cultivate resilience in employees — not just increase engagement and performance. 

    Today's guest is Gallup's Chief Workplace Scientist, Jim Harter. His new book Wellbeing at Work explores the five key elements of wellbeing — career, social, financial, physical and community — and how organizations can help employees and teams thrive in those elements. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
459 Ratings

459 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Todd, host of the Accidental Creative podcast, highlights all aspects of prolific people and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Miriam Schulman ,

The dailies!!

Love the insights shared in the solo show, the dailies

@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast

jcm615 ,

MUMBLES/SLOPPY SPEAKER

Decent content, but host’s speech pattern makes me cringe! He talks too fast & runs words together. I’m sure he’s intelligent, but you’d never know it from his sloppy speaking style. Why don’t people who host podcasts bother to take some diction or public speaking lessons?!?

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