Every so often, a word becomes so common in the marketplace that it begins to lose its meaning. I believe that empathy is one of those words. On this episode, SubRosa CEO Michael Ventura shares insights into how to leverage empathy to thrill and delight your clients and customers and creative change in the world. Michael’s new book is called Applied Empathy.
How much time do you spend worrying every day? For many of us, the answer is “too much”. When you worry, you disengage parts of your mind and perspective that are necessary for creative brilliance. On this episode, Amber Rae shares how to identify those voices of worry in your head, and how to instead choose to focus on possibility. Her new book is called Choose Wonder Over Worry.
Ideas are often plentiful, but great, concise, well-presented ideas are rare. Sometimes you need another person to help you shape your work into something that can achieve maximum impact. David Moldawer is just such a person. He’s an editor, and a writer, and he helps authors simplify and communicate their very complex work in a way that it can be received. On this episode, we talk about how to find your voice as an artist, a common fallacy that prevents us from success, and how to best position yourself for creative success.
There’s so much discussion about how to get started, how to overcome creative block, and how to find your motivation, but you know what’s rarely discussed? That’s right – how to finish when things get hard. Today’s guest Jon Acuff has written the book on the topic, and he’s here today to discuss his creative process, and some core principles for finishing challenging long-arc goals in your life and work.
Networking. Just the word can sometimes bring chills to introverts like me. We tend to think of networking as “slapping palms” and “swapping business cards” and the whole thing often feel a little… swarmy. However, today’s guest David Burkus is here to tell us how to think differently about networking, and how we can leverage both our strong and weak ties to help us accomplish our professional goals. His new book is called Friend Of A Friend.