Coach and Creative Consultant, Shawn Taylor, provides microdoses of tips and tricks, motivation and inspiration, to navigate the creative life.
Be Gentle With Yourself
(If the workshop poster doesn't appear in the show notes, please visit here.)As promised, here are the tools and assignments for this week’s episode. Read Daniel José Older’s essay, “Writing Begins with Forgiveness: Why One of the Most Common Pieces of...
Your Personal Success Formula
Resources:An old (yet useful) primer on #chaosmagick.Octavia E. Butler's "Positive Obsession" essay.If the above do not work on your podcast host, go to www.shawntaylor.net.Tools/Assignments:Create your own anchoring/centering formula or mnemonic or...
Surviving Creativity Bonus Episode: Creating During Crisis
Hello All,Please forgive the poor sound and percussive sounds. I was on a walk a felt that I needed to speak on the events of 1/6/2021. This is me raw, unfiltered and lightly edited. If you're questioning your work during these tumultuous times, let me...
Disclaimer: If you're struggling with ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders or anything else that would make starting a project overwhelming, please disregard what isn't helpful to you. You need to create on your time, at your speed, in your own...
Curiosity Is What Makes the Cat Interesting
‘Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back.’ That is the entire saying. Provides a whole lot more context. Curiosity seems to fall between two poles: Wanting to know how something works, how it ends, what’s it made of and curiosity just to...
Why You? Why This?
Why are you the right person for this particular form of expression? How does it align with your values? What does your unique POV add to the culture? Here is the play I mentioned: The Recognition of Shakuntala (aka Abhijnanasakuntalam) by Kalidasa....
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Taking creative risks requires courage and Shawn Taylor is a powerful coach and mentor. Each episode is a short, manageable pep talk that will get you making again.
Not only do I listen to this podcast every week, but I’ve looped my daughter in. The conversations we have, inspired by this series, have been invaluable.
A Roadmap to a Happier, More Satisfying Life
Shawn Taylor understands the deep pleasure that comes from writing, making art, and doing creative work. He knows what it means to make things and put them out into the world. He also knows how easily day jobs and family obligations can fill up people’s time and make creative projects feel out of reach. This podcast is full of practical, actionable ideas to help you make time for the things you want to make.
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Shawn does such a beautiful job of creating a format that is so supportive...this pod with it's blend of Lecture, storytelling, assignments and tools is a perfect pod to keep in your library. They are digestible and lovingly crafted! Great job, fam!