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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 79 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.

    The Value of Distributing Power and Authority Throughout an Organization | Brian Robertson

    The Value of Distributing Power and Authority Throughout an Organization | Brian Robertson

    “I want self-managed people, especially for Halocracy. It's a self-managing environment, that needs people that are capable of individual self-management to be part of a team that is self-managing.”
    — Brian Robertson
    On this week's episode, Sachit (@sachitgupta) sits down with Brian Robertson (@h1brian) to discuss a management framework designed to get things done using a system of agile, self-organizing networks.
    Brian is an entrepreneur, organization-builder, recovering CEO, and the Pioneer of Holacracy - an exciting and revolutionary management philosophy that turns everyone into a leader. The philosophy distributes authority and decision-making throughout an organization, and defines people not by hierarchy and titles, but by roles.
    Tune in to hear Brian explain how the Holacracy method can help you create structures and ways of making decisions that empower everyone in the organization. Make sure you have your notebooks ready because this one's a cracker!
    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.
    (00:00) - Introduction
    (02:03) - The main idea behind Holacracy
    (06:50) - How Brian discovered and built Holacracy 
    (08:41) - To create clarity, ask these essential questions 
    (11:30) - The one thing people misunderstand about Holacracy
    (13:13) - The modern management hierarchy
    (17:04) - Where to start when implementing Holacracy
    (20:08) - Power and ownership under a Holacracy
    (23:17) - How to distribute power throughout an organization
    (25:45) - Support and mentorship in a Holacracy
    (28:35) - Imagine having the best firing system in the world
    (34:15) - Key steps to ensure you’re hiring the right people
    (37:18) - Patterns that inform great hiring
    (44:10) - Pitfalls to look out for when implementing Holacracy
    (47:30) - How to avoid slipping back into old management habits
    (50:19) - How long it takes from implementation to success with Holacracy
    (57:10) - Ways Holacracy creates order, structure, and alignment in an organization
    (01:01:02) - How to properly manage remote teams 
    (01:03:04) - Tips for running better meetings
    (01:07:05) - How Holacracy drives creativity in teams
    (01:11:02) - The story of Medium and Zappos using Holacracy
    (01:15:33) - The types of companies currently having success with Holacracy
    (01:18:45) - Brian’s definition of a conscious creator
    (01:19:57) - Parting thoughts
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    How to Go From Startup to Scale: Lessons from Top Business Operator Regina Gerbeaux

    How to Go From Startup to Scale: Lessons from Top Business Operator Regina Gerbeaux

    On this week's episode, Sachit (@sachitgupta) sits down with Regina Gerbeaux (@_rpgbx) to discuss how creative founders can find business operators, onboard them, and create action trackers that keep everyone on the team efficient and accountable.
    Regina is the executive coach for top-tier CEOs, Operators, and Investors. She is best known for her work as an operator scaling companies in size and revenue using the Mochary Method. Regina is also an excited founder of a bootstrapped music business she started in college that hit $1M of annual recurring revenue by the time she was 20.
    Tune in to hear Regina explain the primary role of a business operator, the resources they need to be successful, and how you can help them deal with the added stress of juggling multiple positions in the business.
    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.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [01:11] Why creative founders need business operators
    [04:58] You don't have a company if you don't have people
    [08:12] How to find people who are an ideal fit for your culture
    [11:33] Don't underestimate the importance of great onboarding
    [17:39] Reasons you should never hire takers
    [24:16] How the CEO's psychology defines a company's leadership and success
    [30:00] Benefits of cultivating trust with your people
    [32:45] Effective ways to stay grounded
    [37:35] How much process is too much process?
    [42:05] How to start building processes from scratch
    [48:48] Finding your zone of genius
    [53:42] What are the different stages of an operator?
    [01:02:11] How to create an environment where your operators thrive
    [01:06:55] Why investing in your operators makes for good business
    [01:08:30] 30-60-90 day plan: How to onboard new operators with ease
    [01:14:55] The dos and don'ts of giving feedback to new operators
    [01:19:10] Understanding the journey of creators
    [01:23:53] You need to learn to let go
    [01:26:31] What Regina is most excited about going forward
    [01:35:40] Parting thoughts
    Links and Resources:
    Regina's LinkedIn
    Connect with Regina via Twitter
    Coachingfounder.com
    Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant PhD

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Matt Mochary & Faith Meyer on Culture Building, Leadership and Growth

    Matt Mochary & Faith Meyer on Culture Building, Leadership and Growth

    “You must succeed. This company cannot take care of its people, unless the company itself is succeeding. So you can't have bloat, you can't have dead-weight. You need everybody to be at the tip, top shape, tip, top form, really pushing like superstars do.”
    — Faith Meyer
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Matt Mochary (@mattmochary), CEO and Coach and Faith Meyer (@FaithKMeyer), certified Executive and CEO coach at Mochary Method — A company that provides the practical tools that a CEO needs to be an effective leader.
    Matt is a CEO coach primarily dealing with heads of tech investment firms and companies on how to be exceptional leaders and build the best organizations possible. Faith, on the other hand, is a CEO & Executive Coach with Mochary Method and is passionate about helping people tap into their fullest potential.
    The trio has an amazing discussion that goes all the way from coaching Sachit live, to deep dives on outstanding company cultures, leadership, team behaviors, and the importance of joy in a company. You won't want to miss this! 
    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.
    [00:00] Introduction
    [01:10] The benefits of having deep friendships with your clients
    [03:55] How to create a healthy boundary with your coaching clients
    [06:15] Live coaching session: Sachit's frustrating experience building the A-Team of podcast creation
    [15:20] Creating a good culture that everybody wants to be a part of
    [17:00] How to make your people feel good and inspired
    [21:15] Great leaders show their people that they genuinely care 
    [22:55] Examples of companies that have successfully built great cultures 
    [28:00] Changing and upgrading your team's behavior
    [34:25] How to create a culture of transparency from scratch
    [39:20] Ways to create joy at work and spark a culture of happiness in your team
    [45:30] Why every leader needs to conduct an energy audit
    [52:52] Is it possible to train an EA to run your business?
    [01:05:55] The two types of people in the world
    [01:07:35] The art and science of coaching
    [01:13:22] Matt and Faith share the thing about coaching that brings them joy
    [01:19:50] What coaching is and what coaching is not
    [01:22:45] Common coaching complains and how Faith handles them
    [01:23:45] Understanding the delegation trajectory and how leadership evolves over time
    [01:27:30] The main idea behind a growth spiral
    [01:31:50] How businesses can act as a force for good
    [01:34:00] Parting thoughts
    Resources
    Heard:  how to make people feel it (2 min)
    Motivating your team (3 min)
    Brainstorming written (2 min)
    Loudest voice in the room (1 min)
    Energy Audit (3 min)
    CEO role (2 min)
    Onboarding a new hire (3 min)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Charles Jones — Cognitive Scientist on Stopping Procrastination, Stress & How Emotions Work

    Charles Jones — Cognitive Scientist on Stopping Procrastination, Stress & How Emotions Work

    “If you want to be a conscious creator, part of what you need to do is become skillful in facilitating the dialogue between your conscious mind and your subconscious.”
    — Charles M. Jones
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Charles Jones (@adaptaboy). Charles began the research project that led to the Effectiveness Theory of Emotion in 1982 while pursuing an interdisciplinary degree at the intersection of Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Michigan. After graduating with a B.S., Charles continued the research project in his spare time for the next 35 years, studying with Fernando Flores (Ontological Coaching), Richard Strozzi Heckler (Somatic Leadership) and Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication). In parallel, Charles had successful careers as a software engineer and organizational and leadership development consultant.
    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.
    0:00 - Introduction
    02:10 - Why do you describe yourself as the Maverick Cognitive Psychologist?
    07:10 - Looking back at your high school period, do you think you were suppressing your emotions?
    17:40 - How do different emotions work?
    30:17 - How to stop procrastinating and start working
    36:22 - How does your body keep a score of your emotions?
    1:03:25 - How do we cultivate emotional literacy amongst people?
    1:10:45 - Stories of people who have changed by reading your book
    1:14:20 - Fast five questions with Charles
    1:26:25 - Closing Remarks

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Michael Lovich and Hollis Carter on Building a 7 Figure Business from a Community

    Michael Lovich and Hollis Carter on Building a 7 Figure Business from a Community

    “You got to like people, and you gotta recruit the people you want to be around. And then treat them cool and make sure you like your partner. And then find someone who can do organizational things.”
    — Michael Lovitch
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Michael Lovitch (@michaelovitch) and Hollis Carter (@hollisc), co-founders of Baby Bathwater Institute — A community comprised of some of the world’s leading minds and entrepreneurs, with a focus on helping bootstrapped entrepreneurs navigate the crazy world of business ownership while having good times and making lifelong friendships.
    Hollis Carter is a serial entrepreneur and avid skier. He started his entrepreneurial journey in the early 2000’s, founding multiple companies, including a SAAS company he built into a 7-figure virtual business in less than a year. In 2013, he became a founding investor in Utah’s Powder Mountain Ski Resort.
    Michael Lovitch, MA is a former special education professional, over-educated grad student, and floundering tech sales guy who decided at the age of 34 to take the entrepreneurial path because nothing else was working. He started a publishing company in the psychology space that ended up being a 7-figure endeavor, then parlayed that into a physician-based nutritional supplement company (RealDose Nutrition) thatended up with annual revenues of $50 million dollars before he sold out his stake.
    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.
    00:00 Introduction
    00:26 What is a successful community?
    09:19 When did your events start turning into a community?
    13:55 How do you encourage your community members to connect with each other?
    17:21 The process by which people come into baby bathwater
    21:41 Patterns in people from the same type of business
    26:53 How to create a good experience for people
    37:00 How to deal with people that take advantage of the community
    43:17 How to get feedback from the members of the community
    47:40 What you should be thinking about in order to build a successful community
    53:56 How to agree in a moment of disagreement
    55:54 The vetting process for the Baby Bathwater community
    58:12 In the process of building the community, what have you learned about yourselves?
    1:02:29 What does it mean to be a conscious creator?
    1:07:21 Closing Remarks 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dave Lakhani — How to Start a Movement: Growing Up in Cults, Persuasion vs Manipulation, and the Hero’s Journey

    Dave Lakhani — How to Start a Movement: Growing Up in Cults, Persuasion vs Manipulation, and the Hero’s Journey

    “Persuasion doesn't mean to manipulate. Intention is everything. If it isn't in the best interests of the person you're persuading, you probably shouldn't do it.”
    — Dave Lakhani
    This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with Dave Lakhani, former Entrepreneur, Founder, C level executive and event producer. As a founder, Dave started more than a dozen successful companies. Several of the companies he led have been on the coveted Inc. 500 list. He successfully set new sales and marketing records at every company he was with. As a consultant, he worked with more than 500 companies to develop profitable growth strategies. As a professional speaker, he addressed more than 2 million people in the past 15 years, and his books have reached hundreds of thousands of people.
    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.
    02:53 - Three things that people want in life
    08:25 - What makes Donald Trump a great influencer and persuader?
    19:35 - How to read people and spot lies
    32:45 - Practical tactics and hero’s journey
    58:46 - Books recommendations

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Slappyzsgh ,

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.

ShirazDole ,

Sachit is a genius when it comes to podcasts!

One of my newest listens of the year — I can see why it’s climbed up the charts so fast!

vfusionsf ,

Love love love it!!!

There aren’t many podcasters I put into my ears — yeah, I’m picky — but this one I can listen to all day. Sachit’s voice is calming. And, he has a special gift of opening his interviewees up to tell stories they haven’t gone into on other shows. It’s magical. Plus, Sachit is well-prepared. Totally worth listening to. #earorgasmic

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