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Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

The Accidental Creative with Todd Henry Todd Henry

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 459 Ratings

Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

    Die Empty Part 2: Define Your Battles

    Die Empty Part 2: Define Your Battles

    This is the second part of a nine part series on Todd Henry's book Die Empty. In this episode, we look at the effect that aimlessness can have on your day to day work, and how to identify a portfolio of productive passion that drives you forward in life.
    Parts three and four of this series will be available only to AC Premium subscribers. To join, visit ACpremium.me.
    Get a workbook for this series at AccidentalCreative.com/subscribe.
    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare.
    This episode is sponsored by Netsuite. 

    • 25 min
    Oliver Burkeman on 4,000 Weeks

    Oliver Burkeman on 4,000 Weeks

    The average person lives about 4,000 weeks. How does that fact make you feel? More importantly, how might knowing that your time is so finite cause you to choose to live? 
    There are so many tools at our disposal for time management, but often our efforts only make us feel more busy and overwhelmed.
    Today's guest is Oliver Burkeman. We discuss existential overwhelm, the efficiency trap, and how to reclaim just a little bit of sanity in a world obsessed with better, faster, more. His new book is the instant NY Times Best-seller 4,000 Weeks. 
    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace and Bambee. 

    • 32 min
    Die Empty Part 1: Three Modes Of Work

    Die Empty Part 1: Three Modes Of Work

    This week we begin a new series covering Todd Henry's 2013 book Die Empty. For each of the next nine episodes, we will be discussing a core principle from the book and how it applies to life and work.
    Today we discuss the three modes of work, and why each is important if you want to build a body of work you can be proud of.
    If you would like to receive every one of the nine episodes in this series, subscribe to AC Premium at ACPremium.me. You will also receive every future episode of the show ad-free. 

    • 25 min
    How Reading Affects Creativity (with Jeff Brown)

    How Reading Affects Creativity (with Jeff Brown)

    When we talk about the creative process, what we’re really talking about is the ability to connect dots and make intuitive leaps. Sometimes those dots are previous projects we worked on, or experiences we had, and sometimes they are from things that we’ve read or studied along the way. Today, we’re going to talk about the value of reading to our creative process.  Our guest is Jeff Brown, author of the new book Read To Lead and host of the Read To Lead podcast.
    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a one-month free trial of Premium Membership.

    • 33 min
    Bold vs. Brave Work, and 3 Elements of Brilliance

    Bold vs. Brave Work, and 3 Elements of Brilliance

    On today's show, Todd Henry discusses the difference between bold creative work and brave creative work. This applies both to the work we do as professionals as well as how we lead others. 
    Then, Todd turns to discussing the three core elements of brilliant work that he shared in his talk at Leadercast this week: Skills, Experience, and Motivation.
    This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your FREE HR audit.
    This episode is sponsored by Indeed. Right now, Indeed is offering our listeners a free seventy-five dollar credit to boost your job post – which means more quality candidates will see it, fast. Learn more at Indeed.com/creative. Offer valid through September 30, terms and conditions apply.

    • 27 min
    Decoding Greatness (with Ron Friedman)

    Decoding Greatness (with Ron Friedman)

    How do the best of the best do what they do? It's easy to watch and admire top performers, but we can actually do more than that. We can decode how they got there.
    Today's guest is Ron Friedman. He shares insights about how we can reverse engineer the greatness of those we admire with tips from his new book Decoding Greatness.
    This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your FREE HR audit.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
459 Ratings

459 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Todd, host of the Accidental Creative podcast, highlights all aspects of prolific people and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Miriam Schulman ,

The dailies!!

Love the insights shared in the solo show, the dailies

@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast

jcm615 ,

MUMBLES/SLOPPY SPEAKER

Decent content, but host’s speech pattern makes me cringe! He talks too fast & runs words together. I’m sure he’s intelligent, but you’d never know it from his sloppy speaking style. Why don’t people who host podcasts bother to take some diction or public speaking lessons?!?

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