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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.

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    • 4.5 • 454 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.

    Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)

    Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)

    The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up.

    According to today's guest Josh Linkner, instead of shooting for a $10-billion payday or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus on Big Little Breakthroughs—small creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By cultivating daily micro-innovations, individuals and organizations are better equipped to tackle tough challenges and seize transformational opportunities.
    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.
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    The Accidental Creative is part of the Airwave Media network.

    • 27 min
    Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)

    Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)

    Do you ever feel like you’re teetering right on the edge of burnout You’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals? Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. We believe that if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. On this episode, Greg McKeown is here to help us sort through how to make our work more effortless. His new book is called Effortless.
    This episodes is sponsored by Indeed. Get started get started right now with a free $75 job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative.
    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.

    • 29 min
    Why Do You Want What You Want? (with Luke Burgis)

    Why Do You Want What You Want? (with Luke Burgis)

    Gravity affects every aspect of our physical being, but there’s a psychological force just as powerful―yet almost nobody has heard of it. It’s responsible for bringing groups of people together and pulling them apart, making certain goals attractive to some and not to others, and fueling cycles of anxiety and conflict.
    In his new book Wanting, Luke Burgis draws on the work of French polymath René Girard to bring this hidden force to light and reveals how it shapes our lives and societies.
    In this interview, we discuss the nature of mimetic desire, how it affects everything from creating to collaboration, and how we can discover what we truly want as creative pros.
    This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your free HR audit.

    • 25 min
    Anxiety At Work (with Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick)

    Anxiety At Work (with Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick)

    This year has brought a lot of "firsts" to our lives. One of the most prominent ones is that we had to learn how to work completely remotely for the first time. In the midst of all of these changes, anxiety has become an ever-present dynamic in the workday.
    On this episode, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are back to share how we can better manage anxiety in the course of our life and work. Additionally, they share practical tips for managers about how to create space for conversations about anxiety with team members, and to lead with empathy. Their new book is called Anxiety At Work.
    This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.

    • 29 min
    Dream First, Details Later (with Ellen Marie Bennett)

    Dream First, Details Later (with Ellen Marie Bennett)

    As a 24-year-old line cook, Ellen Marie Bennett couldn’t stand the kitchen staff’s poorly designed, cheaply made aprons. So when her head chef announced he was ordering a new batch, she blurted out, “Chef, I have an apron company”—even though she had no company, no business plan—just a glimmer of a design idea and a business license. Through hustle and a willingness to leap into the unknown, she built that first order into the company Hedley & Bennett is today, making aprons and kitchen gear worn by many of the world’s best chefs and home cooks everywhere.
    In this interview, we discuss Ellen's new book Dream First, Details Later and principles that anyone with an idea can apply to bring it into the world for others to enjoy.
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    Today’s episode is sponsored by Headspace. Visit Headspace.com/accidentalcreative for a free one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.

    • 27 min
    How To Change (with Katy Milkman)

    How To Change (with Katy Milkman)

    We all have things in our life that we'd like to change, but change can feel like a bit of a "black box". What is lacking for many of us, according to Katy Milkman, is strategy. We don't have an effective path forward to create the change that we want to see in our lives and work.
    On this episode, we discuss Katy's new book How To Change and some practical strategies for accomplishing your goals.
    This episode is sponnsored by Indeed. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative. Offer valid through June 30, 2021.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
454 Ratings

454 Ratings

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?!?

PassionGuru ,

Than you

I was introduced to the podcast many years ago, circa 2012-2013 and I’ve enjoyed the practical, actionable insights, and wisdom Todd and guests share. Todd’s brilliant thoughts help me aspire to my own greatness. Thank you for bringing your voice and unique gifts forward into our world.

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