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Through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters, you'll learn tools and tactics to 10x your creativity and grow your business and life.

Learn more at www.creators.show.

Conscious Creators — Make A Life Through Your Art Without Selling Your Soul Sachit Gupta

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters, you'll learn tools and tactics to 10x your creativity and grow your business and life.

Learn more at www.creators.show.

    Jenny Thompson — From Copywriter to CEO: Lessons From Building and Running a $70M Media Publishing Business

    Jenny Thompson — From Copywriter to CEO: Lessons From Building and Running a $70M Media Publishing Business

    “If you shouldn't be the CEO, don't be the CEO. There's a lot of baggage that comes with being the CEO or the COO where you're like in charge of all the people or in charge of moving the business forward in a way - make sure you're really the person that should be at the helm of the company”
    — Jenny Thompson
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with entrepreneur Jenny Thompson. Jenny is the founder and CEO of SafetyPIN. She is a mission-driven business leader and natural-born marketer who knows how to build and promote companies for the benefit of shareholders, employees, and customers. Her skills include strategic business development, customer acquisition and retention, win-win negotiations, marketing strategy, business "pruning," and idea-driven marketing and product development.
    She spent 20 years at The Agora Companies, most as the CEO of NewMarket Health. During that time, she grew the company from $2 million to $70 million, oversaw the migration of the company’s marketing from 100% direct mail to 100% online, and was responsible for 14 brands. Jenny left NewMarket to start SafetyPIN Technologies, an innovative trust badge that incorporates criminal history and an exclusive behavioral assessment. Designed mainly for the gig and sharing economies, as well as dating apps, SafetyPIN lets you see – at a glance – if someone you met online is safe to meet offline.
    She’s also the creator of the 3-Day Business Cleanse, a novel process that helps companies get “unstuck” using a review, eliminate, and rebuild philosophy. Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    Thank you to Cathryn Lavery (see her episode here) for her help with background and research on this episode.
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA.
    Resources mentioned:
    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John Maxwell
    Show Notes:
    01:11 - Your toolbox as a creator to navigate conflicts
    04:53 - How to navigate conflicts
    08:45 - Questions to ask yourself to navigate business and your role as a leader and creator
    12:49 - Lessons Jenny learned during her time at Agora
    17:24 - Why customer support should be the biggest priority of a company
    21:09 - Lessons to keep in mind while building a team
    24:33 - How to decide whether you should be the CEO or not?
    27:40 - Why you shouldn’t trust too soon
    31:14 - Is paranoia a normal part of being a CEO?
    33:40 - How Jenny managed her psychology during her career
    37:34 - Decor vs culture: why most CEOs get culture wrong
    40:59 - How to make business and life decisions using the grandmother test
    43:10 - Building SafetyPIN and what’s next for Jenny
    47:24 - How Jenny defines a conscious creator

    • 51 min
    Rhonda Britten — Fame and Fear

    Rhonda Britten — Fame and Fear

    Warning: This audio episode contains material that may be disturbing or traumatizing to some audience
    Fear is unconscious. It's insidious. It's silent. Fear knows everything we know. It knows every book we've read and knows everything we've ever done and uses against us to keep us safe. Although you can transcend fear, you can master it, but you can't eliminate it.
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Life Coach and Best Selling Author Rhonda Britten(@rhondabritten). Rhonda is the founder and CEO of Fearless Living Institue. She is also an Emmy Award Winner and a repeat Oprah Guest. In this conversation, they discuss how fame has two sides, what is fear and tools to transcend the fear. Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    About Rhonda Britten
    An Emmy-Award winner and repeat Oprah guest, Rhonda was the first Life Coach on reality television in the world on the first show of its kind, Life Doctor (Second Season the series name was changed to Help Me Rhonda). Next, Rhonda changed lives on the hit NBC reality show Starting Over and named its “most valuable player” by The New York Times and heralded as “America’s Favorite Life Coach” by TV Guide. To date, Rhonda has altered lives in over 600 episodes of reality television that aired in more than 25 countries and impacted millions worldwide.
    Rhonda is a recipient of the “Smart Women of the Year” Award, “Coach of the Year,” a blog favorite at HuffingtonPost.com, speaks at TedX and for numerous corporations and organizations such as; Southwest Airlines, Blue Shield of California, Northrup Grumman, and many more.
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA.
    Resources mentioned:
    Fearless Living Training Program - Rhonda Britten
    Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret - Rhonda Britten
    11 Reasons Not to Become Famous by Tim Ferriss
    Show Notes:
    01:03 - Why Fear?
    08:16 - How fear is stopping you from achieving your full potential as a creator
    09:29 - The experience of winning an Emmy and going on Oprah
    12:56 - The dark side of fame
    16:25 - The positive side of fame
    19:39 - How Rhonda re-built herself after TV
    23:00 - What is Fear?
    25:43 - How to know whether you’re driven by fear or not
    28:09 - Is fear about the unknown and how to prepare for it
    32:29 - The journey of “Who Am I”
    35:17 - The burden of unrealistic expectations on yourself
    37:57 - The wheel of fear - a tool to help you transcend your fears
    45:18 - How fear evolves as you evolve
    50:30 - Other tools to help you deal with fear

    • 55 min
    Austen Allred — Reinventing Vocational Education and Building a Vertically Integrated Software-driven School

    Austen Allred — Reinventing Vocational Education and Building a Vertically Integrated Software-driven School

    Schools are driven to give lectures and homework. But the reality is you actually learn by building stuff. The lecture is there but vaguely useful. You learn the exact amount as you spend fingers on the keyboard – writing code. If you’re not fingers on the keyboard writing code whatever you do is going to round to zero.
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with entrepreneur Austen Allred (@Austen). Austen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bloom Institute of Technology (previously Lambda School). In this conversation, they discuss how Bloom’s way of approaching education is different than traditional colleges, Income Share Agreements vs Outcome-Based Loans, the thought process behind building Bloom Tech, and where they’re headed.
    Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA.
    Show Notes:
    01:02 - Core insights that drive Bloom
    03:01 - How Bloom defines student success
    05:39 - Students not paying upfront and creating skin in the game
    08:11 - Student Loans vs ISA vs Outcome-based Loan models
    15:32 - How hiring companies make education  free for the students
    17:37 - The criteria for finding the right applicants
    21:41 - Is there a reverse correlation between imposter syndrome and intelligence?
    24:05 - Austen’s early background
    27:23 - How Bloom helps students get disproportionate results
    31:39 - Instructional design - not one curriculum for every student but one curriculum for each one
    33:14 - The experiential learning and platform
    40:32 - The seamless integration of admissions, school, and matchmaking
    43:54 - The future of Bloom Tech and managing the quality while scaling

    • 48 min
    Steven Kotler — Exponential Technologies, Achieving Flow States and The Art of Asking Great Questions

    Steven Kotler — Exponential Technologies, Achieving Flow States and The Art of Asking Great Questions

    “Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our best. It has a huge amplification to all aspects, to performance, motivation, productivity, learning, creativity, innovation” — Steven Kotler
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning journalist  Steven Kotler (@steven_kotler). Steven is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. In this conversation, they discuss the meaning of exponential technology, the future of content creators, how to ask the right questions, getting into the state of flow, and about his new upcoming book.
    Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA.
    Resources mentioned:
    “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” - Peter H. Diamonds & Steven Kotler
    “A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life” - Steven Kotler
    “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” - David Epstein
    “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't” - Jim Collins
    “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” - Stephen R. Covey - but in a negative context
    Show Notes:
    00:27 - What is exponential technology?
    04:48 - Disruptions in the world of entertainment
    15:41 - How to think about the future as a content creator
    24:59 - How to get into the flow state (22 flow triggers)
    30:11 - Why devotion to craft is all that matters
    33:24 - Success as a compound interest function
    34:56 - Steven’s framework to learn anything
    40:14 - How Steven picks what to learn and write about
    42:01 - How to get better at asking questions
    45:43 - #1 way to win in life and career
    47:08 - How he and his co-author came up with the title of his new book
    50:58 - How to find your extraordinary

    • 52 min
    Juliet Starrett — Lessons from more than a Decade in Entrepreneurship and How to Navigate Risky Career Decisions

    Juliet Starrett — Lessons from more than a Decade in Entrepreneurship and How to Navigate Risky Career Decisions

    If you don't have self-awareness, you think you are God and can do everything. And I'm sure many entrepreneurs have tried that and we all fail when we try to do everything because there are things I'm really good at and things I'm terrible at. And I think if you've got some awareness of that, it makes it a lot easier to hire the right people to do the things you suck at - Juliet Starrett
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Juliet Starrett (@julietstarrett). Juliet is the Co-founder and CEO of The Ready State. She is also the founder of the nonprofit Stand Up Kids. In this conversation, they discuss building a business as a couple, self-awareness, taking smart risks in a career, and stories from running and building businesses for more than a decade.
    Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA
    Show Notes:
    00:51 - How Sachit and Juliet met at the Baby Bathwater Institute
    04:11 - Why Juliet left her career as a lawyer and chose to be an entrepreneur
    16:25 - Two strategies on navigating risky career decisions
    18:40 - How Juliet and Kelly cultivate a mindset of entrepreneurship in their kids
    21:24 - What most people get wrong about the 4-Hour Workweek
    22:14 - Tools to become more self-aware
    26:17 - Lessons from building and managing a team
    30:41 - Juliet’s strengths as an entrepreneur and manager
    34:35 - Lessons and stories from running a business with a spouse
    40:02 - How they balance their different ambitions
    41:25 - The inspiration behind the rebrand for The Ready State
    48:46 - What next for The Ready State and Juliet

    • 55 min
    Dave Nemetz — From Web2 to Web3: How to Navigate the Creator Economy in 2022 from the Man Who Started and Sold Bleacher Report for $200 Million

    Dave Nemetz — From Web2 to Web3: How to Navigate the Creator Economy in 2022 from the Man Who Started and Sold Bleacher Report for $200 Million

    Look at everything with curiosity. Look at everything with an open mind. Don't take shortcuts. I think that is so important when you are building something because it's important to have that north star. Sometimes that can change but how you get there is always gonna change. — Dave Nemetz
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, and Angel Investor – Dave Nemetz (@davenemetz). Dave is the founder of Bleacher Report and Inverse (both acquired). In this conversation, they discuss Web 3 and its impact on media companies, building a small team as a creator, his journey of building and selling companies, and lessons from entrepreneurship.
    Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show
    Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter.
    Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the Creators MBA
    Resources mentioned:
    Creator, meet operator - Dave Nemetz
    Founder - Creator - Investor - Dave Nemetz
    Show Notes:
    01:03 -  Building a media company in Web3 and how it will be different
    14:23 -  Web 3 and investing world
    17:58 - Projects that Dave is excited about and invested in
    23:13 - What inspired him to be a creator
    25:01 - The insecurities that stopped him from becoming a creator earlier
    27:43 - Difference being a creator vs running a big company
    29:36 - Examples of creators with small teams and overview of their operations
    31:11 - The steps of building a great team
    33:55 - Patterns in Founders - Creators - Investors
    38:56 - Start of Bleacher Report during a trip across Europe
    44:30  - The pivotal decisions that made Bleacher Report successful
    51:16 - How he spent his time between Bleacher and Inverse
    54:22 - Tools that helped during his wandering phase
    57:37 - Difference in environment and approaches during building: Bleacher Vs Inverse
    67:04 - Philosophies and guiding principle of Dave's to navigate entrepreneurship
    71:35 - How to be focused even after being successful
    73:00 - Final thoughts

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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Creativity is the spark that will absolutely change the world!

I love creators and people that will take the time to create something from thought to idea to physical reality. Sachit is a master at this. He has done it for some of the top entrepreneurs and podcasters in the world today, and now he does it for himself and other creators on this show! I will be following this for a long time.

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Awesome Podcast!!!

Sachit, host of the Conscious Creators Show podcast, highlight all aspects of creativity, art 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!

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