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Creative Caffeine is a solo-show about leading yourself as a creative.

Tune in to listen to short episodes about mindset, motivation, creative process and self-leadership.

Creative Caffeine David Sherry

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Creative Caffeine is a solo-show about leading yourself as a creative.

Tune in to listen to short episodes about mindset, motivation, creative process and self-leadership.

    Asking Yourself the Right Questions, with Khe Hy

    Asking Yourself the Right Questions, with Khe Hy

    This week I spoke with Khe Hy, writer of Rad Reads.

    We talk about asking ourselves important questions and looking deeper into our own basic assumptions. 

    Following the recurring theme of career transitions, Khe once worked for 15 years on Wall Street, which he quit after recognizing that success to him looked different than he had assumed.

    Now he's a writer, coach and teaches workshops on the organization and productivity tool, Notion. 

    I really loved the way Khe "nudges" people with the right questions (but in a supportive way).

    • 37 min
    Making Weird Projects Profitable with Jason Zook

    Making Weird Projects Profitable with Jason Zook

    This week, I recorded a conversation with Jason Zook. 

    Jason has one of the most unique career paths I've ever seen. He literally sold his last name (twice!) and has constantly done something unexpected in the creator space while still managing to make a solid income from it.  

    What I love and appreciate about Jason is how open is he is about sharing his ups and downs. His new book just hit the Amazon shelves. It's called Own Your Weird.

    We talk about pairing weirdness and business in this week's conversation...

    • 40 min
    "Seize the moment" vs. "Let go!"

    "Seize the moment" vs. "Let go!"

    People will tell you to "Seize the moment!" or you should "Just let go!" and today I break down the nuances of these statements.

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    • 12 min
    From Laid off to CEO of the Same Company, Meet Sarah Avenir

    From Laid off to CEO of the Same Company, Meet Sarah Avenir

    Today I chat with Sarah Avenir about her career journey, from Freelancer, to employee to CEO. She's the author of Gather the People, a book about human marketing, and the current CEO of Andyet – an agency that helps businesses build better customer relationships.

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    • 38 min
    Starting a Youtube Channel and Breaking into Tech, Meet Mayuko

    Starting a Youtube Channel and Breaking into Tech, Meet Mayuko

    In this episode I chat with Mayuko, a YouTube and programmer who helps people get acquainted with breaking into the tech scene of Silicon Valley.

    • 33 min
    Just Show People Proof of Work

    Just Show People Proof of Work

    What's easier, talking about things or demonstrating them? Demonstrating them, obviously... so why do we avoid truly working to own skills such that we no longer have to discuss them...?

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

Lebron's Cousin 86745392754 ,

Great insights on this podcast!

David is a highly creative dude who always seems to find key wisdom and takeaways from his guests. I listen to this show to get inspired and keep my mind sharp.

Monica Galvan ,

All about the process

I was recommended this podcast by Jason Zook and I'm so glad I subscribed. Love hearing David talk about the process and early stages of creating/running a business. My favorite are the solo episodes.

Coast to Costa ,

Very insightful

As a business owner of a startup over the last five years, I am finding The First Four Years very inspiring and helpful. I am continuing to take advice from the podcast and I just started listening. It is very refreshing to hear other from other people who are in similar situations and feels very nice! Keep it up!

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