Chase Jarvis is a visionary photographer, artist and entrepreneur. Cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, he is the founder & CEO of CreativeLive. In this show, Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights to recognize your passions and achieve your goals.
What Makes Relationships Last with John & Julie Gottman
If you’ve ever wondered what ends a relationship fastest, these two guests have the answer. Drs. John and Julie Gottman cofounders of The Gottman Institute, both world-renowned in their field, have devoted their lives to the research and practice of helping people create healthy, long-lasting relationships. They’re joining me on the show and I’m thrilled because Kate and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and I want to know, are we doing it right? Well, I know we must have some of the good attributes of a healthy relationship, but I learned more about what works and what doesn’t.
It’s been the life work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman as researchers and clinical psychologists to understand exactly what goes into successful relationships. Their work is a culmination of over 40 years of research and includes the most extensive study on marital stability. They’ve learned by studying more than 3000 couples and have used their findings to develop their work in helping people have better relationships in love and in life.
On the show, we talk about their work and their latest book, The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy. We go into the depths to discover more about how good relationships work.
Let’s get into this!
Here are just some of the highlights from the show:
[04:23] Intro and background [5:37] Over 50 years in the making [10:01] The things that successful couples avoid [13:49] What does work and creating love maps [22:19] Conflicts and underlying dreams [43:28] The role of asking good questions [47:58] Community is declining in America [58:45] What is it about the human condition that makes it so that we need this big stuff to happen (trauma/crisis) to look deeper? Enjoy!
Begin by Doing
Are you looking for a place to start? Is the number of options overwhelming?
In this quick little episode, I'm talking not only how to start, but how to turn that momentum into mastery. Put this one on repeat.
Everything's a Remix / Podcast Experiment with Alex Hillinger
Experimenting with a new format with my pal Alex Hillinger. We’re planning to do a few of these so you can hear a format where there is more banter and storytelling. A little sneak behind how the sausage is made. Let us know what you think.
A great idea is transformative by nature and what comes next either supports making it or breaking it. When a good or even great idea presents itself, it’s not enough on its own. We need certain boundaries and constraints that drive the idea forward and we probably need some luck too.
When you’re getting an idea off the ground it’s common to spend a lot of time preparing for it. I’ve had ideas where I spent way too much time in the planning stages. I call this insecurity work. My friend Alex blatantly describes it as procrastination. Alex Hillinger is known as an unconventional strategist, he says there’s more to it when it comes to launching a great idea and having it work out. You need a great idea, and you need to take action on it, and you also need constraints and boundaries to do that effectively.
Alex knows what he’s talking about. He works with the most innovative entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes in the world. Through his work, he’s pioneered new business models, grown great brands, and collaborated on projects that changed the world. He’s an advisor to Google’s Crisis Response team and CreativeLive’s executive team. Alex has a lot to share with us. His experience in helping people generate game-changing strategies and growing engaged communities lends to the conversation we have. We explore both the strategic side and the emotional side of our creative pursuits.
Highlights from our conversation:
Get to know Alex Hillinger, who he is, and how we know each other. We go way back multiple decades, so we’ve got a lot of stories working and spending time together. 10:33 10% Planning, 90% Doing. The dominant mode for most people is that they way over-index on all of the planning and the insecurity work instead of just acting. 35:21
Constraints are Required. Freedom and creativity do need boundaries to help them be successful. 37:21 Everything is a Remix. 54:09 Success is a low bar. We should really be shooting for fulfillment. 01:11:44 Enjoy!
Introverts Aren't Bad Marketers
Are you telling yourself a story that's holding you back?
This week I'm diving into two questions from the community. The first question is about work/life balance - how to maintain personal relationships when you are away for work all the time. The other is about transitioning careers while battling a lot of self-doubt.
Alex Strohl: How Ideas Become Businesses
A good life is designed. Intentionally crafted. And someone whom I think excels at this, is my friend and fellow photog Alex Stohl.
Alex is a photographer, enterprenuer and storyteller whose adventures around the world have informed his unique style of photography.
In this episode, we chat about life, art, and fulfillment. No matter what form our art takes, for Alex, storytelling is always at the root. Whether he's creating a photograph, film, a zine, or a class. In particular, we dive deep into his experience turning ideas and curiosities into businesses.
Success is a Low Bar
Do you know how many shots Michael Jordan missed during his career? More than 9000. Take baseball: a legendary hitter, bats a .300 average, which means he succeeds only one in three times at that.
You can do everything right, in both making the work and sharing it, and there's still no guarantee of success. But there's good news...
In this episode, we dig into a topic I've been exploring recently: Success. I think the bar is lower than we think.
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Excellent content from an exceptional creator!
Chase is an exceptional creator and host. I love his stripped down straight forward interview style and his guests are the top of the top! Highly recommend!!-Jason W
Hi Chase, I loved your podcast with Chris Burkard so much that I listened to it twice, back to back, to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Awesome questions by you and it was filled with great takeaways, especially about becoming a specialist. I am a photographer based in Maine and I specialize in equine photography. Loved the subject of Iceland too as I am heading there in June to photograph and ride the Icelandic horses. Thank you for all that you share as a creative and the incredible content that inspires beyond measure. 🙏🏻