59 episodes

Conversations about the creative life. The Fearless Creative is a podcast for writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a business around their passions and live a life that feeds their soul. Tarah Thornburg discusses the ups and downs of creative entrepreneurship, the fearless mindset and winning strategies that have helped her build a business around her creativity, and how you can ditch the day job, make great sh*t, and gain the freedom you deserve.

The Fearless Creative Tarah Thornburg

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Conversations about the creative life. The Fearless Creative is a podcast for writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a business around their passions and live a life that feeds their soul. Tarah Thornburg discusses the ups and downs of creative entrepreneurship, the fearless mindset and winning strategies that have helped her build a business around her creativity, and how you can ditch the day job, make great sh*t, and gain the freedom you deserve.

    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? (Part 2) How to Vet Your New Idea

    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? (Part 2) How to Vet Your New Idea

    In this episode, I go through the second set of steps any creative entrepreneur should take to vet any new business idea. This applies to brand-new businesses and new ideas you're considering implementing in your existing business.

    In episode 53, we discussed how to define your big idea, how to uncover your true motivation, the steps to take in researching the market, how to define opportunities and potential barriers, and do some sample calculations.

    This week, I explain how you can walk a mile in the shoes of the person who already has your business, why a "marination period" is important, how to discover what's holding you back, and how to test your idea.

    Show Notes:
    Get your copy of Creative Morning Magic.Follow me @writewithtarah on Twitter and Instagram.Visit my website for writers and creatives at writewithtarah.com.

    • 41 min
    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? Use These Steps to Vet Your Idea: Part 1

    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? Use These Steps to Vet Your Idea: Part 1

    In this episode, I go through the first series of steps any creative entrepreneur should take to vet their new business idea. This applies to brand-new businesses and new ideas you're considering implementing in your existing business.

    I've been running my author business for 7 years, and I wish I'd had this list from the get-go. I've finally defined the steps I need to take to ensure any business idea is a sound one, and now you can use them to test your idea for any creative venture.

    We'll start by defining our big idea in detail, digging deep to uncover our own motivation, researching the market, defining opportunities and barriers, and then we do the math!

    Show Notes:
    Listen to "How to Stay Creative in Difficult Times" on The Creative Penn from this week's Discovery segment.Check out Author Business Bootcamp here. Follow me @writewithtarah on Twitter and Instagram.Visit my website for writers and creatives at writewithtarah.com.

    • 56 min
    Crystals for Creatives — 5 Stones to Help You Feel Inspired, Confident, and Enthusiastic

    Crystals for Creatives — 5 Stones to Help You Feel Inspired, Confident, and Enthusiastic

    In this episode, I talk all about CRYSTALS! I highlight five of my favorite stones for promoting creativity, inspiration, confidence, and enthusiasm. I delve into the history and benefits of each stone and share how to collect and care for your crystals.

    Show Notes:
    Explore “The Science Behind Healing Crystals Explained.”Read the article, “You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind for Real.”Read about amethyst here and here.Read about citrine here and here.Read about ametrine here.Read about carnelian here, here, here.Read about labradorite here and here.Read about activating your crystals here.Get your copy of Creative Morning Magic.Follow me @writewithtarah on Twitter and Instagram.Visit my website for writers and creatives at writewithtarah.com.Things to Distract You From the Constant Coverage of COVID-19:
    Read: The Witches of Manitou Springs: History, hysteria and wand-waving Wiccans behind a stubborn urban mythRead: Is There a Crystal Bubble? Inside the Billion-Dollar Healing Gemstone IndustryRead: Titanic Mysteries That May Never Be SolvedWatch: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and MadnessWatch: OutlanderWatch: Merlin

    • 52 min
    My Favorite Non-Obvious Ways to Unlock Fresh Creative Ideas

    My Favorite Non-Obvious Ways to Unlock Fresh Creative Ideas

    In this episode, I share some of my favorite ways to unlock fresh creative ideas. This week we go beyond the more common tips we've discussed in previous episodes to some of my off-the-wall, wacky — and perhaps downright weird — tips for getting your ideas flowing.

    I discuss how I changed from a poetry-hating teenager to a poetry lover, how I've been delving into symbolism and archetypes through the study of tarot, and how sometimes it's good to bring a little magic and ritual to your creative practice.

    Show Notes
    Listen to “Fabulous Folklore with Icy Sedgwick” from this week’s Discovery segment.Get your copy of Creative Morning Magic.Order your first tarot deck and Rachel Pollack's book, Tarot Wisdom.

    • 32 min
    Adapt to Thrive — Not Just Survive — During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Adapt to Thrive — Not Just Survive — During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    In this episode, I share some advice on how creative entrepreneurs can thrive — not just survive — the COVID-19 pandemic. I talk about using the resources at your disposal, increasing revenue, and capitalizing on changing consumer behavior rather than just reacting. (I also share what I'm doing differently with my author business!)

    Also in this episode: Finally, some GOOD news related to COVID-19...We reach episode 50 and downloads in 50 different countries. I share the four pandemic personality types and tips for managing social distancing blues from isolation experts!

    Show Notes:
    Read the Guardian article with advice from isolation experts.Check out my course for authors, Author Business Bootcamp.Read about the Colorado animal shelter that emptied its cages amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Read about the reduction in air pollution here and here. Learn about how Minneapolis entrepreneur Houston White is turning the lockdown into an opportunity for growth.Follow me @writewithtarah on Twitter and Instagram.Visit my website for writers and creatives at writewithtarah.com.

    • 45 min
    The Shadow Side of Creativity: Antiheroes, Art as Medicine, and Harnessing Our Inner Darkness

    The Shadow Side of Creativity: Antiheroes, Art as Medicine, and Harnessing Our Inner Darkness

    In this episode, we dance on the darker side! As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, we as creatives have an imperative to keep making art!

    This week, I talk about the "shadow side" of creativity and how you can harness your own inner darkness to create your best work. I discuss how I've worked with my creativity in periods of darkness and death, the emergence of the antihero, my current struggle with distraction, and how we can all use our art as medicine.

    Show Notes:
    Donate masks to Sew You Care.Check out the show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix.Enroll in Author Business Bootcamp.Follow me @writewithtarah on Twitter and Instagram.Visit my website for writers and creatives at writewithtarah.com.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Leo Kahl ,

Authentic and Real

Just discovered this podcast. It is very cathartic for other solo creatives.

heathercashart ,

Inspiring and Motivational for all Creative Types

I am so obsessed with this podcast! Tarah is so easy to listen to, and is so inspiring. She motivates me to start my day out right, get excited about my projects, and to create a life that nurtures my creativity. I highly recommend this podcast for all artists, it will change your life!

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Thoughtful and eloquent

Thoughtful and eloquent

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