Art Of Meaningful Work

Art Of Meaningful Work

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Art Of Meaningful Work is a podcast for seasoned professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, and those in between. It’s about doing work that challenges you, aligns with your values, and brings you joy. Each episode features practical takeaways on finding focus, identifying opportunities, overcoming obstacles, and launching projects. If you are ready to chart your own path to fulfilling work and say goodbye to inconsequentiality, this is your call to adventure.
Guide To Finding Meaningful Work (Original Research & Findings)
Jun 10 • 19 min
Since 2012, I have been researching meaningful work. This investigation led me to interview over a hundred entrepreneurs, professionals, authors, and regular folks like you and me — about legacy, life, joy, and fulfilling work. This is the…
How To Beat Phone Addiction With These 3 Simple Practices
May 14 • 12 min
On average, we check our phones every 5 minutes. It’s become a compulsive behaviour for many smartphone owners, and I believe it’s affecting the quality of our work. In come cases, this behaviour may even cause anxiety or depression. In this…
‚Äč 5 Life Changing Lessons From Launching a Podcast Conference
Feb 26 • 18 min
As I record this, I am in the middle of building the first podcast conference in Western Canada. We are 70 days away from the event and I have no idea how it’s going to turn out. But for the first time in years, I feel EXCITED, and I can not…
3 Lessons Learned By Interviewing Dozens Of Entrepreneurs in 2016
Dec 5, 2016 • 30 min
What did I learn by interviewing dozens of entrepreneurs, authors, thinkers, and creators in 2016? Throughout these conversations, there were three common threads that stood out. Listen to some of my favorite clips from previous guests as we cover:…
How to build a personal brand from scratch, in less than a year. With Darius Foroux
Nov 28, 2016 • 51 min
Productivity and life strategies writer, Darius Foroux stops by for this episode. He’s built a subscriber base of close to 20,000 people in less than a year after starting his blog. In this show you’ll learn: How to identify your strengths, and…
How to Change Your Career & Become a Business Leader With Natalie Nahai
Nov 21, 2016 • 60 min
Wow! What an amazing interview. Nathalie Nahai is the author of Webs Of Influence, which is coming out with a second edition in April, 2017. We chatted about her transition from being a musician to becoming an author, speaking at Google and Moz, and…
Focus, Create, and Die Empty. With Todd Henry
Nov 11, 2016 • 42 min
Todd Henry wrote a few of my favourite books: Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words. In this interview, pulled from the archives of 26k, Todd shares how to approach your creative work, so that you can live a meaningful life. We touch…
From Side Projects To Full-Time Freedom, An Entrepreneurs Journey. With Justin Jackson.
Oct 31, 2016 • 48 min
Justin had four kids, and was in the middle of a move from a metropolitan city to a small mountain town when he quit his job, and started a business. How did he do it? In this show, I connected with a prominent maker of things, Justin Jackson…
Tired of Your 9-to-5? Build Your Own Dream Job - Founder of Chic Geek, Kylie Toh
Oct 24, 2016 • 35 min
In the second “talking to millennials” series, we have Kylie Toh on the other side of the microphone. She is the founder of The Chic Geek - a non-profit organization that helps women transition into technical careers, and learn to be more…
I Never Want To Get A Real Job - One Millennial Entrepreneur’s Take On Work
Oct 16, 2016 • 42 min
This is the first of two interviews with millennial entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, non-profit organizations, and eschewing a “real job” in favour of pursuing their passion. I was curios to speak with them because their…
Everyone has the capacity to live a meaningful life. Interview with founder of Brother Moto, Jared Erickson.
Oct 10, 2016 • 48 min
Are you navigating your way to meaningful work? Have you thought about changing careers and pursuing something you are passionate about? In this episode, I speak with Jared Erickson, founder of Brother Moto in Atlanta, Georgia about his…
How Your Phone Is Killing Your Productivity
Oct 3, 2016 • 9 min
In your pocket, you have access to all of the world’s information, your friends, family and colleagues. Your phone can entertain you, give you news and celebrity gossip. It’s now also a gateway to virtual reality. And all of those…
Jay Ingram, founder of Beakerhead, on life and meaningful work
Sep 19, 2016 • 43 min
I’m really excited to share this interview with you! Jay Ingram is one of the most accomplished people I ever met. He’s been on radio for 12 years, hosting CBC’s Quirks and Quarks - later transitioning to host The Daily Planet on The Discovery…
29: [Bonus Episode] The Pivot
Sep 16, 2016 • 9 min
This is an unexpected episode. I have been thinking about my work, and this show in particular. And this episode is all about making a pivot. A pivot is a point in time when you make a change in your life, and your work. A pivot…
28: Mike Vardy, productivity strategist, on how to quit your job, build a community, and start a business.
Sep 11, 2016 • 55 min
If you find this show valuable, I would really appreciate it if you would fill out a short listener survey at: http://ernestbarbaric.com/secret/ — In this episode, we have Mike Vardy, The Productivityist, on deck. You will hear his story on how he…
27: Why “Following Your Passion” Is A Bad Idea
Sep 5, 2016 • 6 min
If you find this show helpful, I would really appreciate it if you would hop over to http://ernestbarbaric.com/secret/ and filled out a 60 second listener survey. — You often hear this advice from successful entrepreneurs:…
26: How To Find Your “Thing”. One Way To Discover Your Passion, Purpose, And Meaningful Work.
Aug 24, 2016 • 12 min
How do you find meaningful work? How do you find The Amazing Thing that all top entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives seem to have? It’s a common question that many of us struggle with. In this episode, learn how to use a simple (but not…
25: Building a Million Dollar Company While Travelling The World - with Cory Stout of Woodies.com
Aug 16, 2016 • 53 min
Cory Stout is the founder of woodies.com - an online company that sells bamboo sunglasses - and is about to cross a $1 Million Dollar mark with his business. The business he built based on a “napkin idea” with a couple of his friends. He now…
24: How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Solutions
Aug 10, 2016 • 21 min
Learn how to get stress, anxiety and depression under control with two simple techniques. In the final episode of the series, we go into how to stop anxiety before it gains momentum, and simple and effective long-term solution that can help you…
23: How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Causes
Jul 31, 2016 • 23 min
In this part of the series, we dig into the three root causes of stress and anxiety for creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Addiction - technology has found its way into our everyday life, and some of the principles behind the…
22: How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Symptoms
Jul 18, 2016 • 22 min
Entrepreneurs and professionals experience a high level of stress and anxiety - even more than average. This can affect your productivity, creativity, relationships, and critical thinking. This show is the first in a series on “professional…
21: No growth strategy - a different take on entrepreneurship
Jul 6, 2016 • 12 min
Most companies aim to grow as much as possible, in as short time as possible. But when is it enough? Does your business have to grow at an exponential rate forever? What kind of growth is sustainable? And what if you didn’t have to grow? In…
20: How intelligent constraints can make you more creative and innovative
Jun 28, 2016 • 10 min
In this episode we follow the story of Cuban biotech innovation, the story of Basecamp and 37 Signals, as well as a personal story of the One Day Project. We’ll talk about how to use constraints as fuel to drive creativity and innovation - something…
19: Creator Book Club - 5 Books Every Creative Entrepreneur Should Read
Jun 21, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode I share my top 5 reading suggestions for creatives, entrepreneurs, creators, and professionals who want to build passion projects. The recommended books include: 1) Winning The Story Wars - Jonah Sachs 2) Originals - Adam…
18: Accidental coffee entrepreneurs - an interview with owners of Baya Rica Cafe
Jun 13, 2016 • 33 min
What would happen if you followed your intuition and heart in business? What if you didn’t focus so much on the obstacles, but rather stayed positive and took action? For today’s episode I have a great story to share with you that will touch on…
17: What happens when you fail?
Jun 6, 2016 • 9 min
As an entrepreneur, a creative, or a builder of ideas — you will face failure along your journey. Sometimes it feels like having to go through a grieving process to get over it, and then you have to choose which direction you are going to take. One…
16: The Cost Of Choice - How decisions steal focus, time and progress.
May 30, 2016 • 7 min
Every choice we make, in business and life, carries with it a cost — and it’s not always financial. There are unquantifiable, human costs such as focus, attention, willpower, energy, and relationships. In this episode we’ll talk about how to…
15: Why startups fail - 6 surefire ways to sink your next idea
May 23, 2016 • 19 min
This episode is all about failure, and the 6 common ways startups miss the mark - and some great resources that will help you navigate around pitfalls, and launch your next idea. We’ll talk about cash, the two types of startup founders, teams and…
14: Rise of Freelancers and Micropreneurs - and how you can join the revolution.
May 17, 2016 • 16 min
A new kind of workforce is emerging. Enabled by technology, changes in the marketplace, and driven by the new generation entering the workforce - it’s changing the way we view work. And there are awesome opportunities ahead of us. In this…
13: How to lose your competitive advantage
May 9, 2016 • 5 min
A competitive advantage allows you to disrupt an established market and grab your share of it. Apple was well known for taking over markets, and so is Uber and Google. In this show, we talk about how a competitive advantage is made and…
12: You Just Need ONE - or What selling a motorcycle taught me about business
May 2, 2016 • 6 min
As entrepreneurs, too many times, we get stuck thinking in multiples. Tens or hundreds of customers, partners, or funders. If you have a business, startup, or a side project you are trying to get off the ground - you are likely to experience…
11: Designing Your Top 5 Goals - Warren Buffet’s Focus Exercise
Apr 24, 2016 • 45 min
To generate amazing results within your lifetime, you have to focus your efforts. But it’s hard to let go of ideas, side projects and domain names. And how do you choose what to let go, and what to dedicate your life to? In this episode, I…
10: Are you worried if your work is making a difference? And how half a degree would have saved Titanic.
Apr 20, 2016 • 3 min
Do you ever wonder if your work is making a difference? Are your projects big enough to solve the world’s biggest problems? You are not alone. Most entrepreneurs and creators suffer from the same type of doubt. And in this episode, I share with you…
09: A mental trap that may be holding you back.
Apr 13, 2016 • 9 min
Taiwanese monkey trap is a system of capturing monkeys using a simple box and a piece of fruit, like a banana. It is also the same mechanism that keeps us in crappy jobs, businesses that no longer work, and project that aren’t fulfilling. This…
08: Creative cross-training & how to think like Leonardo Da Vinci
Apr 7, 2016 • 7 min
Indulging in hobbies, pursuing interests and trying side projects can make you a better, and more creative thinker. This episode explores what we can learn from Leonardo DaVinci – and how creatives, entrepreneurs and professionals can apply it to…
07: Side Projects, and why you should start your own today.
Apr 5, 2016 • 6 min
In this episode, we share how one business was saved by a last ditch side project, and why you should start one of your own. Side projects give us the ability to try new things in a low pressure, low risk environment. Some side projects can grow into…
06: The only currency that truly matters, one that you can never get enough of.
Apr 1, 2016 • 7 min
Find out how some of the most prominent thinkers, creatives, and entrepreneurs of our time think about their work, life, and time. Then ask yourself: What are you fired up about, to get out into the world?
05: How to beat your worst creative nemesis, analysis paralysis.
Mar 30, 2016 • 7 min
Do you often get “stuck” in analysis mode? Trying to figure out all the possible details of a project, before you’re ready to launch it? Well, you are not alone. And in this episode, we talk about some ways to defeat this creative nemesis.
04: Did you reach your creative peak? How to get the edge back in your work.
Mar 28, 2016 • 11 min
Albert Einstein published his most groundbreaking work by the time he was 26. He seems to have hit his peak creativity around that time. This episode speaks to why we often lose our creative thinking as we age, and how to bring the edge back to our work.
03: Rebooting your business & the benefits of starting from scratch
Mar 25, 2016 • 20 min
Sometimes it’s necessary to push the reset button on your work. Why and how you do it, will determine the next stage of evolution for you and your business, projects, and work. Over time, our thinking, approaches and people we work for and with -…
02: Building inertia and momentum in your work
Mar 23, 2016 • 8 min
To start a business or a passion project, it takes considerable effort. To make it a success, it takes sustained effort. In this episode, we talk about how successful entrepreneurs are able to build business after business, and how successful artists…
01: Brief introduction to the Creator Podcast
Mar 19, 2016 • 9 min
Hello and welcome to the Creator Podcast! In this show we’ll talk about who this podcast is for, what you can expect, and a little bit about who I am. This podcast is my beacon for other entrepreneurs, business owners, and creatives who are…