Jonathan Willis on Passion Projects

Jonathan Willis is a globe-traveling photographer. His work has been featured by some of the biggest brands in the world, and he’s dedicated himself to becoming a true master of his craft. However, over the past few years he’s also engaged in a number of “passion projects” as a way to stoke his creative juices and to challenge himself.

5 Myths About Creative People

You’ve probably heard them before. You might even believe them. However, the myths that exist about creative people in the marketplace can affect your ability to engage in and do your work effectively. On today’s episode, I share five common myths about creative people, how they limit our ability to bring value to our clients and organization, and what we can do about them.

What Creative People Need

When you create for a living, you might find yourself frustrated with your management or client and not even know why. When you can’t articulate what you need, it’s really difficult to thrive. On today’s episode, I share the few things that creative people need in order to do their best work, and how you can ask for them so that you can be prolific, brilliant, and healthy. 

Lying To The Pope

How do you make decisions in your work, about your career, or for your life as a whole? If you don’t have a clear framework for making those decisions ahead of time, then you’ll be tempted to compromise your values in the moment. On today’s show, I share a simple framework for identifying some of your core drivers so that you are prepared to make decisions before you get into those high pressure situations. 

There’s a Bear In Ohio!

If you do creative work for a living, trust is your currency. It’s impossible to do great, collaborative, creative work without it. However, there are a number of ways in which we can lose trust and never even know it. On this episode, I share a small way we breach trust and how that can affect us at the worst possible moment.

Four Questions for 2018

It’s a new year, and that means many of us are thinking about how we want to make 2018 our best year yet. Last year, I introduced four questions that you can ask to help you gain better clarity and establish more meaningful goals. On this episode, I re-visit those questions and share how I’m answering them for the upcoming year. 

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