450 episodes

Inspiring Stories & Actionable Strategies for Building a Thriving Creative Practice

Creative Pep Talk Andy J. Pizza

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Inspiring Stories & Actionable Strategies for Building a Thriving Creative Practice

    449 - Making Authentic Work You Love Starts with This

    449 - Making Authentic Work You Love Starts with This

    THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU IF:

    You want to find your style and voice and make authentic work

    If you know to do so you have to put yourself into the work

    But you don’t know how to do that or worse you don’t really know who you are!

    This episode is the start of a new series all about that - and is especially relevant to neurodivergent ppl or those of us that constantly feel like we have had to hide ourselves or become smaller to get by in society

    Stay until the end and I will share a creative prompt that didn’t just break open my creativity - it broke open whole layers of my self and my life


    SHOW NOTES
    Lulu Miller
    https://www.instagram.com/lutimestwoo
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Trucky-Roads/Lulu-Miller/9781665919173

    Yoni Wolf / WHY?
    https://whywithaquestionmark.com/
    AOKOHIO
    https://yoniwolf.substack.com/

    On Air Fest
    https://www.onairfest.com/

    Connor Jones / Pending Beautiful
    https://www.pendingbeautiful.co/

    Charley Locke
    https://charleylocke.com/

    • 48 min
    448 - Creative Pep Talk’s 4 Essential Components to the Thriving Creative Practice

    448 - Creative Pep Talk’s 4 Essential Components to the Thriving Creative Practice

    THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU IF:

    You feel super inconsistent in your creative practice

    You’re work isn’t going anywhere because it happens in fits and starts

    You’re relationship to your work is like a on again off again thing and you’re ready to make at least a short term commitment

    STICK UNTIL THE END: I will give you are the 4 essentials to a thriving creative practice and a journal prompt to figure out which you’re missing - or which you need to add


    SHOW NOTES
    Book Mentions:
    "A Sunday with Everything on It" by Andy J. Pizza and Kyle Scheele
    "Emotional Agility" by Susan David
    "Deep Work" by Cal Newport
    "Slow Productivity" by Cal Newport
    "Invisible Ink" by Brian McDonald

    • 1 hr 8 min
    447 - Worry You're Lagging? How to Reinvent and Recapture Passion with Josh Linkner

    447 - Worry You're Lagging? How to Reinvent and Recapture Passion with Josh Linkner

    THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU IF:

    You feel like you’re being left behind

    ALL THE TECH advancements and shifts in the past couple years has you scrambling

    OR you just feel like you’re not locked into making progress in a meaningful direction that your whole heart and soul can embrace

    IF YOU STAY UNTIL THE END - I will come back with a CALL TO ADVENTURE called THE HEADS UP 7 SECONDS exercise that you can use TODAY to make your creative session more aligned with where you are in the moment right now and make that effort count


    SHOW NOTES
    Josh Linkner - https://joshlinkner.com/
    Josh's podcast Mic Drop

    • 33 min
    446 - How to Radically Recover When You've Lost the Fun

    446 - How to Radically Recover When You've Lost the Fun

    This episode is for you if:

    No longer having fun making stuff

    Your passion and enjoyment have been replaced by anxiety and pressure

    You always find yourself trying to outdo the last thing you made and end up overthinking

    Or you worry if you don’t stay afraid you’re going to end up washed up

    Stay til the end for a practice for finding fun, focus and clarity again called “Rename the Game”



    SHOW NOTES
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    The Weeknd
    Dr Rex Jung Ted Talk

    • 46 min
    445 - A Surprising Mechanism for Finding Powerful Momentum

    445 - A Surprising Mechanism for Finding Powerful Momentum

    This episode is for you if you:

    Feel your work lacks depth

    Don’t know what to make

    Or you have lots of ideas and don’t know which to choose next 

    If you stick until the end of the episode I’m going to give you a tool called CREATIVE KINDLING that you can use to help you decide what to focus on and keep you fueled throughout a project, even when you feel you’re running on fumes


    SHOW NOTES
    Rian Johnson on Creative Processing
    J Gonzo
    El Mano Del Destino
    Zone of Interest

    • 48 min
    444 - Unlock Your Creative Superpower with This Hidden Key

    444 - Unlock Your Creative Superpower with This Hidden Key

    This episode is for you if you:
    - Can’t seem to stand out in your creative field
    - The competition is too steep or too crowded in your creative world
    - Feel like there’s a cutthroat / gossipy culture in your creative industry because everyone sees each other as competition and you feel lonely in your creative community
    - IF YOU STICK TIL THE END: I’m going to share the hidden place where your attention grabbing creative superpower might be hiding - and an action you can do today to get you one step closer to cutting through the noise in your genre: it’s called WEDDING CRASH LANDER
    On Air Fest

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

The Real Lucy ,

Always Inspiring, especially now!

LOVE this show. I listen while I create and it occupies my mind so I don’t get too in my head and critical of my painting. This new “trek” the show is taking, beginning with episode 449 “Making Authentic Work You Love Starts With This,” is fabulous! I can’t wait to hear it all! I almost wish I had never heard your podcast so I could discover this a few months from now and binge-listen to this whole series! Thanks for all you put out there, Andy…so much POSITIVE and AUTHENTIC energy! Grateful!

TragicallySkip ,

Creative Fuel

In spite of the fact that I am not a creative professional, this podcast provides creative sparks which allow me to explore my own artistic ideas. It gives me ideas to explore and permission to experiment! Thanks Andy!

FourthWaveFeminism ,

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