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Daily life as a creative-minded solopreneur is noisy. Your household, personal life, and your business are all competing for your attention. Not to mention keeping healthy, seeing your friends, and feeding The Algorithm™ more content.

No wonder your big side project takes a backseat from time to time.

Instead of waiting until the working day has zapped your energy, start your morning with a warm, friendly dash of inspiration.

Morning Creative is the daily podcast for imaginative thinkers and doers working on their Big Project. Each 20-minute episode mixes prompts, gentle provocations, and practical actions you can take today to further your practice.

Join creative advisor Mark Steadman as he invites you to reignite your spark and set yourself up for the day, motivated and energised.

On the days you feel like you’ve got this, you’re right. For every other day, there’s Morning Creative.

Morning Creative Mark Steadman

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Daily life as a creative-minded solopreneur is noisy. Your household, personal life, and your business are all competing for your attention. Not to mention keeping healthy, seeing your friends, and feeding The Algorithm™ more content.

No wonder your big side project takes a backseat from time to time.

Instead of waiting until the working day has zapped your energy, start your morning with a warm, friendly dash of inspiration.

Morning Creative is the daily podcast for imaginative thinkers and doers working on their Big Project. Each 20-minute episode mixes prompts, gentle provocations, and practical actions you can take today to further your practice.

Join creative advisor Mark Steadman as he invites you to reignite your spark and set yourself up for the day, motivated and energised.

On the days you feel like you’ve got this, you’re right. For every other day, there’s Morning Creative.

    It’s beginning to take shape

    It’s beginning to take shape

    Embracing change, even when it feels like a complete dissolution of our current state, can lead to significant personal and professional growth. This episode highlights the importance of being flexible, following our interests, and not being overly rigid or strategic in our approach to sharing knowledge or marketing ourselves.
    Finding Your Own North StarNotionMy “Let me be your guest” page
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    • 22 min
    A new morning

    A new morning

    This is a long one, but another diary entry that attempts to sum up Mark's last few years, so you can have a sense of what has contributed to his burnout. Pleased to say though, it has, if not a traditionally happy ending, a very definitely hopeful one.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Honestly, it's about happiness

    Honestly, it's about happiness

    Mark gets his thinking pyjamas on and tries not to gaze too far into his naval while thinking about happiness, how we find it, and how we spread it. This is a continuation of Mark trying to figure out how to be generative.

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    • 31 min
    Diary of a tired podcaster

    Diary of a tired podcaster

    Mark started planning today's episode then felt... not good. This is what being a committed creative (who's hard on himself but isn't afraid to lay it out in public) feels like.

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    • 18 min
    Why “play” isn’t just a corporate buzzword

    Why “play” isn’t just a corporate buzzword

    Play isn’t just a frivolous or leisurely activity, but an essential tool for creativity and innovation. It encourages us to approach problems from a new, less constrained perspective, often leading to unique insights and solutions.
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    New ways we’re tackling spammy, low-quality content on SearchMrBeast says to stop using his editing style (because he did, too)Play – Episode 6 of the A to Z of Happiness
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    • 24 min
    The power in the story behind your Big Project

    The power in the story behind your Big Project

    Telling the story behind your work is valuable. It not only showcases what's possible, but also assures us that achieving it is attainable.
    Plus, it reveals how certain developed techniques or tools can make our work easier and even attract new audiences or become products themselves.
    The story of your work is more than just a narrative; it's a testament to your journey, knowledge, and technique.

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    AdNormal’s 7 Cs of social media marketingHow to make your first video – Simon BatchelarJay Clouse’s Creator Science newsletterConvergenceLALAL.aiMaking of Now & Then documentary

    • 27 min

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