Art Of Meaningful Work

Art Of Meaningful Work

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Art Of Meaningful Work explores practical ideas to help you build a well-lived, interesting life based around fulfilling work. We talk about how to launch side projects, change careers, make an impact, overcome self-doubt, start businesses, and build a legacy. You’ll hear from forward-thinking entrepreneurs, authors, and everyday people like you and me who found their path to meaningful work.
45: Inspired to Unplug - Listener Experiences with Digital Detox.
Aug 12 • 26 min
How disconnecting from social media, TV, news, and digital devices can help you become more productive, creative, and happy.
44: How a Digital Detox Made Me More Creative, Productive and Happy.
Jul 18 • 25 min
What would it be like to go for a week without watching any TV, taking in any news, and being completely off social media? A month ago, I gave myself that challenge. It made me a happier, more productive, more creative, and more energetic version of…
43: Becoming Futureproof. 5 Vital Traits of Adaptable Professionals.
Jun 26 • 14 min
Industries will fold. Businesses will get more lean and agile. Economies will have to bend to the forces of innovation and necessity. You and I will have to make a decision. Try to prevent change, or embrace it and thrive. This show dissects the 5 vital…
42: 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 first set of…
41: How To Beat Phone Addiction With These 3 Simple Practices
May 14 • 12 min
In this episode, we look at WHY we get addicted to our phones, and HOW to break that addiction, so we can do more work that matters.
‚Äč 40: 5 Life Changing Lessons From Launching a Podcast Conference
Feb 26 • 18 min
For the first time in years, I feel EXCITED, and I can not wait to wake up and get to work. Here is how I accidentally launched a podcast conference, and the unexpected business lessons it taught me.
39: 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.
38: 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.
37: How to Change Your Career & Become a Business Leader With Natalie Nahai
Nov 21, 2016 • 60 min
What do you when you feel stuck in your career, what stops people from taking action, and how to build a body of work you can be proud of. We talk about how to build trust, the difference between manipulation and persuasion, and women in business.
36: Focus, Create, and Die Empty. With Todd Henry
Nov 11, 2016 • 42 min
You’ll hear Todd’s story of why he started his podcast, The Accidental Creative, which led him to building a creative movement and eventually to his changing his career and becoming a writer and thought leader.
35: 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?
34: 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 comfortable in…
33: 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.
32: Everyone has the capacity to live a meaningful life. Interview with founder of Brother Moto, Jared Erickson.
Oct 10, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode, I speak with Jared Erickson, founder of Brother Moto in Atlanta, Georgia about his journey from a hairstylist, to a freelance graphic designer, to a co-founder of a web design shop, to now a founder of a community motorcycle shop.
31: How Your Phone Is Killing Your Productivity
Oct 3, 2016 • 9 min
Your phone can entertain you, give you news and celebrity gossip. It’s now also a gateway to virtual reality. And all of those things are engineered to capture a slice of your attention.
30: Jay Ingram, founder of Beakerhead, on life and meaningful work
Sep 19, 2016 • 43 min
Jay co-founded Beakerhead - a 4 day smashup of science, art, and engineering. It’s an amazing, unique event that attracts people from all over the world to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. In this show, Jay shares his views on life, work, and passion projects.
29: [Bonus Episode] The Pivot
Sep 16, 2016 • 9 min
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 usually brings about fear. Fear of change, fear of the unknown, and fear of failure.
28: Mike Vardy, productivity strategist, on how to quit your job, build a community, and start a business.
Sep 11, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode, we have Mike Vardy, The Productivityist, on deck. You will hear his story on how he quit his job, built a community, and became an entrepreneur.
27: Why “Following Your Passion” Is A Bad Idea
Sep 5, 2016 • 6 min
You often hear this advice from successful entrepreneurs: “Follow Your Passion”. But what if that is not enough? In this episode we’ll go over the three necessary elements of success when it comes to pursuing meaningful work: (1) Passion, (2) Competency,…
26: How To Find Your “Thing”. One Way To Discover Your Passion, Purpose, And Meaningful Work.
Aug 24, 2016 • 12 min
In this episode, learn how to use a simple (but not easy) process of creating, sharing, and listening to find Your Amazing Thing. The Thing you were meant to do.
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.
24: How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Solutions
Aug 10, 2016 • 21 min
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 rebalance hormones while also growing your brain!
23: How to overcome anxiety for leaders and entrepreneurs: 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.
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 episode talks about symptoms of anxiety.
21: No growth strategy - a different take on entrepreneurship
Jul 6, 2016 • 12 min
In this episode, we talk about a few interesting movements - where entrepreneurs are taking back control of their companies and looking at new business strategies that don’t include aggressive growth.
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.
19: 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.
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 both of…
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 of…
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 account for…
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.
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.
13: How to lose your competitive advantage
May 9, 2016 • 5 min
In this show, we talk about how a competitive advantage is made and eventually lost, and the choice you face every time an idea gets democratized.
12: You Just Need ONE - or What selling a motorcycle taught me about business
May 2, 2016 • 6 min
If you have a business, startup, or a side project you are trying to get off the ground - you are likely to experience rejection, deals that fall through and partners that don’t work out. But at the end of the day, you just need ONE win to start.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
02: Building inertia and momentum in your work
Mar 23, 2016 • 8 min
In this episode, we talk about how successful entrepreneurs are able to build business after business, and how successful artists and creators got to where they did.
01: Brief introduction to the Creator Podcast
Mar 19, 2016 • 9 min
This podcast is my beacon for other entrepreneurs, business owners, and creatives who are committed to finding their way to clarity and meaningful work.