10 episodes

How Creators Create

Into the Action Nicky Hajal

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How Creators Create

    ITA010: Jonathan Mead: Move While You Work, Feel Great in Your Body

    ITA010: Jonathan Mead: Move While You Work, Feel Great in Your Body

    If youre hunched over your computer with a constant tension tingling down your back... this episode is for you.

    Jonathan Mead is an entrepreneur, writer and coach whos helped people do the work they love with his program, Paid to Exist, since 2010. He’s been featured in publications like Forbes, Business Insider, Copyblogger, Zen Habits and Fast Company.

    Lately hes been following his own advice and transitioning to a new business as a body and movement coach, helping people say good-bye to their aches and pains to instead feel comfortable and confident in their body.

    Heres what youll learn in this episode:


    The approach Jonathan is taking to his new business
    How he is growing his new business while sustaining his old one
    What powers Jonathan through his difficult days
    Simple techniques you can immediately apply to get more healthy movement in your day
    The 2 primal movements your body needs but is probably not getting
    How Jonathan plans his months, weeks and days (even though hes not a planner)




    Links


    Jonathans video on squatting and hanging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_OIHUUb1tQ
    Coach Me: coach.me


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    • 50 min
    ITA009: Srini Rao: Byproducts of Curiosity

    ITA009: Srini Rao: Byproducts of Curiosity

    Srini Rao is the unmistakable host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast.

    Hes interviewed over 500 creatives of all kinds including Tim Ferris, Seth Godin, Glenn Beck and way more guests you havent heard of but have just as much to share.

    His show has over 400 5-star ratings on iTunes and gets tens of thousands of listens per episode.

    Srini has also wrote The Art of Being Unmistakable, an Amazon best seller and even created a 2-day live event called the Instigator Experience.

    Heres what youll learn in this episode:


    Why Srini avoids his computer at all costs in the morning
    The mental approach he uses to write 1000 words every day
    The technique he uses to create big results from small actions
    What Srini did differently the year his success really took off
    The strategy he uses to set and achieve his goals
    How Srini naturally built his all-star team




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    • 49 min
    ITA008: Pam Slim – Collaboration Leads to Flow

    ITA008: Pam Slim – Collaboration Leads to Flow

    Ive admired Pam Slim since the very first time I heard her speak at the World Domination Summit in 2011.

    Shes an award-winning author (of Escape from Cubicle Nation and Body of Work), speaker and business consultant whos worked with companies like Charles Schwab, Office Depot and Infusionsoft.

    She has so much to teach and thats why Im so excited to have her on Into the Action.

    In this episode youll learn:


    How Pam uses her assistant to get and stay in flow with her work
    How Pam organizes her day and week to stay on top of a variety of tasks
    What the resistance looks like for her and how she overcomes it
    The detailed process of how she put together her latest book
    The weirdest thing about how she works




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    • 58 min
    ITA007: Shenee Howard – Step 1: Know Who You Are

    ITA007: Shenee Howard – Step 1: Know Who You Are

    Last year Shenee Howard took the stage at Pioneer Nation and blew me away with her liveliness, out-of-the-box ideas and most of all her determination to take action. Thats why Im so excited to have her on Into the Action.

    Shenee is, as she calls it, a brand chemist who helps entrepreneurs speak the language of their customers. She consults with clients one on one in addition to selling her own brand-building products on her site, heyshenee.com.

    In this episode youll learn:


    The simple daily structure Shenee uses to optimize for freedom
    The details of how Shenee built a lead-generating brand chemistry quiz (that can genuinely help you)
    Why she talked to 100 different people on Skype and why you should too
    The few tools that actually help her consistently stay productive
    How Shenee confidently knows what advice to take and what to ignore




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    • 54 min
    ITA006: Laura Roeder – The System Allows the Magic

    ITA006: Laura Roeder – The System Allows the Magic

    There are a few parts of business that simply feel like magic to me. Can you guess what they are?

    Marketing and developing effective teams.

    It just so happens that Laura Roeder is an expert at both of those. Thats why Im so excited to have her on the show.

    Laura has been building her own businesses since she was 22. She was passionate about truly crafting the Along the way she became an expert and developing teams, leveraging systems and most of all, effective marketing.

    She packaged that knowledge into training courses for small businesses at LKR Social Media and is currently focused on her new software startup, Edgar.

    In This Episode Youll Learn:


    How Laura is growing Edgars following from scratch
    How she plans her days and weeks for maximum effectiveness
    Why Laura doesnt have to manage the productivity of her team
    Her strategies for finding the best employees for her business
    Lauras simple and straight-forward method for getting unstuck and frustrating tasks




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    • 51 min
    ITA005: Chris Guillebeau – The Space Between Values and Outcomes

    ITA005: Chris Guillebeau – The Space Between Values and Outcomes

    In this episode we talk with author, world-traveler, event-creator, entrepreneur and more, Chris Guillebeau.

    Chris is the best-selling author of 3 books (heres his latest) and is working on his fourth.

    He writes every single day at his blog, chrisguillebeau.com which he started 7 years ago in 2008.

    In 2011, he founded the World Domination Summit, an annual conference held every summer in Portland, Oregon that brings 3000 attendees together in the name of Community, Adventure and Service.

    And, oh yeah, Chris also has traveled to every country in the world. Literally all 193 of them.

    Heres what youll learn in this episode:


    Why Chris doesnt use a fixed routine for his day and what he does instead
    The simple (ok, really simple) system Chris uses to capture ideas
    How he deals with anxiety before a speaking gig
    How Chris consistently creates products, experiences and writing that resonates with his audience
    Plus, the weirdest thing about how Chris works




    Thanks to Ronald Jenkees for his permission to use his track Alphanumeric as the theme for Into the Action



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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Anne BH ,

Uniquely helpful interview!

The conversation toward the interview's end about how humans have evolved for camaraderie in times of danger and stress - not for working isolated at a computer - is (to me) new and important. Also, the concept of 3 big weekly tasks set for the "mountain top" period each morning that week is a great idea for providing punctuation and definition for an an otherwise continual "to do" list. Keep listening through to for Nicky's review of this concept at the end of the podcast - hearing the concept restated in new words helps you grasp its multiple aspects.

J251108 ,

Packed full of nuggets

I love how this podcast is one of the few that focuses on people’s rituals, routines and actual workflow. It helps me feel less crazy, and it’s packed with tons of great ideas to make you more productive and less insane as an entrepreneur.

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