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Have you been saying "no" to that inner-voice begging you to be creative? Are you a working creative who has been feeling especially burned out? It's time to say yes. It's time to Create Out Loud.

Hosted by bestselling creative entrepreneur Jennifer Louden, Create Out Loud is a weekly show featuring conversations with creative people about the nitty-gritty of everyday creative life: like how to establish rituals and routines, how to navigate envy, and even how to MAKE MONEY. Yes, even the awkward stuff.

So tune in with us every week because it's time for YOU to Create Out Loud! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-louden/support

Create Out Loud With Jennifer Louden Jennifer Louden

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    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Have you been saying "no" to that inner-voice begging you to be creative? Are you a working creative who has been feeling especially burned out? It's time to say yes. It's time to Create Out Loud.

Hosted by bestselling creative entrepreneur Jennifer Louden, Create Out Loud is a weekly show featuring conversations with creative people about the nitty-gritty of everyday creative life: like how to establish rituals and routines, how to navigate envy, and even how to MAKE MONEY. Yes, even the awkward stuff.

So tune in with us every week because it's time for YOU to Create Out Loud! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer-louden/support

    54 | 7 Best Tips for Creating Out Loud with Jen Louden

    54 | 7 Best Tips for Creating Out Loud with Jen Louden

    In this last episode of season 2 of Create Out Loud, I share with you some tips for creating out loud, making your thing, finding your desire to create, putting pen to paper (and brush to canvas)... 
     
    Listen to the episode to learn: 
     
    What it means to give yourself permission to be seen as a creator 
    Why quantity over quality can help you produce better work 
    My top tip for picking a project up again when it’s been forgotten 
    How to be uncomfortable with uncertainty 
    How to create a daily habit without becoming prisoner to it 
    Why forgetting about talent is one of the best things you can do for your creative work
    Why you are not your work and why you need to remember that 
     
    This was one of my favorite solo episodes to record, because I got to share with you the tips for creating out loud that I usually only share during one-on-one coaching or on retreats. 
     
    Episode resources: 
    My book, Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What’s Next, is a great resource for learning to create out loud. 
    Your feedback is so important to me! I’d love to bring back Create Out Loud for a third season, but I need your feedback about what you’d like to hear on the new season. You can leave a review on Apple podcasts, or email me at jen@jenniferlouden.com 

    • 19 min
    53 | Create + Climate + You = Hope & Action with Jen Louden

    53 | Create + Climate + You = Hope & Action with Jen Louden

    Does the thought of the climate crisis decimating our world fill you with thoughts of doom and gloom… 
    Thoughts like: 
    No matter what I do it doesn’t matter… 
    Why bother with ANY of my desires if there won’t be a world to live in?... 
    I’m powerless in the face of large corporations that continue to ignore their impact on the planet so they can profit… 
    Take a deep breath. And another one. 
    In this episode of Create Out Loud, I talk about one of the topics that moved me to write my book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next – climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. 
    Instead of stopping the conversation with “we’re doomed”, I’m challenging you in this episode to think about what you can do, as someone who creates.
    How can you use your creativity, and your desire to amplify the message, provide support to climate scientists, and spread the message of hope. Because without hope, we give up, and if we give up on trying to solve this problem then we are 100% doomed. 
    Do I know if hoping and creating will cause global change? 
    No. But I know what the immense cost of doing nothing is. 
    Listen to the episode to learn: 
    Why you don’t need to be a climate scientist to talk about climate change 
    How you can leverage your creativity to make a difference 
    Why thinking about global impact will keep you stuck… instead, think about community impact 
    Why we need to make the problem smaller and ourselves bigger 
     
    Resources: 
    A lot of my thinking about climate change is informed by A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jacquette RayGet your copy here: Amazon | Bookshop

    Check out the first chapter of my book, Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What’s Next right here

    • 12 min
    52 | Embracing The Fallow That Follows A Creative Project with Andrea Scher

    52 | Embracing The Fallow That Follows A Creative Project with Andrea Scher

    This episode is all about how seeking wonder can help you bother again and embracing the natural fallow period after you finish a big project.
    I’m joined by Andrea Scher, author of Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy, to talk about how to fill up your creative well when its run dry.. 
    We talk about the power of mixing up your routines to try something new – going for a walk and finding a new plant, taking pictures, going to a new restaurant – as a way of sparking creativity and finding desire. 
    Our brains react in fear to trying new things, to hanging out in the liminal space of venturing into the unknown, but it’s when we put ourselves in those spaces that we grow. 
    We also talk about how the pressure to monetize our creativity keeps us stuck not creating. Instead, what would it look like if you created without the expectation of making money, or “being creative”, or even getting better at what you create? What would it look like if you created for creativity’s sake? 
    Listen to the episode to learn: 
    How to seek wonder in your everyday life
    How to find ambition and creativity as you age
    Why just being there in life is enough
    How to bother when it seems like your life is falling apart
    What Andrea and I’s superpowers are 
    Check out these resources: 
    Andrea’s podcast The Creative Superheroes, and look for me in a recent episode! 
    Andrea’s book Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy - Get your copy here: Amazon | Bookshop

    Unbound by Kasia Urbaniak 
     

    • 33 min
    51 | Give Not Earning the Middle Finger with Ash Ambirge

    51 | Give Not Earning the Middle Finger with Ash Ambirge

    Not everyone listening to this podcast wants to make money by being creative, but a larger number of people believe that they CAN’T make money from creative pursuits. That is NOT true!
     
    I’m joined by the author of The Middle Finger Project and Meat and Hair, Ash Ambirge, to give a big ol’ middle finger to the idea that you can’t make money by being creative. 
     
    We talk about how important it is to devote time to your happiness, how to manage multiple streams of creative income, and just how important it is to believe that you can make money by being creative. 
     
    Ash Ambirge runs three businesses that she built herself, and is currently curating a fourth. How did she do it? Ash has ALWAYS had an entrepreneurial spirit, and in today's episode, Jen and Ash discuss how being creative shares a lot in common with running a business.
     
    Listen to the episode to learn: 
     
    How Ash is able to devote two whole days to happiness, not work 
    How to ignore your itty bitty s****y committee telling you that you can’t make money by being creative 
    How Ash is dedicated to giving the middle finger to imposter syndrome 
    Why getting started in your business doesn’t have to be complicated 
    Just how effective a simple newsletter can be
    How important it is to create a system to sell your work 
     
    Episode resources: 
     
    Ash Ambirge’s latest book, The Middle Finger ProjectGet your copy here: Amazon | Bookshop

    Ash has two amazing newsletters that I highly recommend joiningMeat and Hair, a creative writing newsletter
    The Middle Finger newsletter for tips on making money online

    Wynter, a nifty tool to see test how your messaging is landing
    ConvertKit, an email marketing tool best for deliverability and segmentation
    Buzzsumo, a tool that shows you what high-quality content looks like 
    Zapier, a productivity platform that connects all of your apps 

    • 41 min
    50 | Solo Ecosystem Marketing with Jen Louden

    50 | Solo Ecosystem Marketing with Jen Louden

    Do you spend thousands on marketing, or hours researching trendy new marketing strategies… and it doesn’t move the needle forward? 
    Then this episode of Create Out Loud is for you. 
    In this episode, Jen Louden talks about the importance of ecosystem marketing. 
    It’s all about finding out where your people are, and communicating with them there. 
    Not to sell anything. Just to connect. 
    Are you…. sweating just thinking about that?
    Are you thinking “that’s not me! I don’t do all that social media stuff?” 
    Or do you just desperately wish your book could market itself (don’t we all)?
    Reaching out and connecting with people can be terrifying, but when we do it IT WORKS. 
    In this solo episode, Jen talks through why ecosystems are so important and how they can be nourishing instead of scary. 
    Listen to the episode to learn more about: 
    What ecosystem marketing is 
    Why relying solely on traditional marketing is giving up control 
    Why YOU are the only one who can build and connect your ecosystems 
    How being in relationship and connection with your audience can make you a stronger writer
    How connecting with others doesn’t have to mean relying on technology or social media 
    Episode Resources: 
    Check out the Create Out Loud episode with Pam Slim about her book The Widest Net. 
    Buy The Widest Net by Pamela Slim
    Here’s a great newsletter about making money from creative pursuits. It’s a bit bro-y, so take the good parts and leave the rest.
    Need an extra push to get started on your non-fiction book? Check out this free resource. 

    • 14 min
    49 | Step Into Your Power Creatively and Financially with Paco De Leon

    49 | Step Into Your Power Creatively and Financially with Paco De Leon

    We can be remarkably uncomfortable discussing money, but what if we shifted our relationship with the topic by instead recognizing how money can facilitate freedom, power, and creative potential? This is Paco’s mission. As a creative, author, consultant, and coach, Paco is passionate about empowering people, particularly those who identify as women, to step into their power. 
     
    On today’s show, Jen and Paco discuss:
     
    How business instincts can be artistic, creative, and fulfilling
    How to make it as independent contractor
    How to figure out how much you’re “worth” when finding clients
    What it means to schedule financial “time”
    Shifting your mindset towards your business to focus on problem solving
     
    You will love Paco’s ideas and even more, her comforting truth-telling vibe!
     
    Paco de Leon is an author, illustrator, musician. She is the founder of The Hell Yeah Group, a financial firm dedicated to inspiring creatives to engage with their personal and business finances and Hell Yeah, Bookkeeping, a bookkeeping agency for creative businesses. Her career experiences in banking, business consulting, financial planning, and wealth management have informed her financial philosophies. 
     
    She is a TED speaker and her work has been published or featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vice, TIME, on other publications, and on NPR. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife.
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Finance-People-Getting-Grip-Finances/dp/0143136259
     
    https://thehellyeahgroup.com/
     
    https://www.ted.com/talks/paco_de_leon_the_secret_to_being_a_successful_freelancer?language=en
     
    LINK TO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/3oS5Sh-NFsg

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

emilycarr5 ,

Love listening to Jen’s Podcast while painting

Jen’s interviews are inspiring and uplifting! I love listening to them while I am painting in my art studio! Looking forward to more episodes!

KaleidoKristina ,

The BEST podcast for Creatives!

Every single episode is filled with brilliant nuggets of wisdom, wit, and ways to BE & EXPRESS our unique creative nature! I love Jen’s wholehearted discussions with so many creative guests about so many diverse topics (from writing to singing to painting and beyond)! And I ADORE her solo episodes—they’re like meeting a good friend for a coffee chat. So warm, fun and inspiring!

Bmin7 ,

Former paid subscriber, now loving Jen’s free content!!

I was a subscriber to Jennifer Louden’s Oasis several years ago. As 2023 was knocking on my door, I felt like I wanted her encouraging voice in my ears again. When I realized she had shut down The Oasis in favor of a free podcast, I immediately subscribed and have been enjoying listening. I’m so glad to have her coaching available in my headphones again. 🎧✨

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