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Advice for creative people to get more done with their mindset and marketing.


Why I think it’s so hard to finish things (and how to fix it)
Jun 24 • 11 min
Beyond starting things, it’s even harder to finish them. This is something I constantly struggle with so I thought I’d share my thoughts. CONNECT WITH ME: Web: https://getdoingthings.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/craigburgess Instagram:…
Make something for you first
Jun 10 • 11 min
About why I abandoned my digital design course and started writing a new book. Sorry about the video disappearing towards the end: my camera ran out of battery… Become a beta tester of Press Start: https://mailchi.mp/c8f989287e59/press-start-beta-tester…
Why I think it’s so hard to start something (and how to fix it)
Jun 1 • 13 min
It’s tough to start things. Getting over the feelings of inadequecy, imposter syndrome, overthinking. They’re all challenging. I’ve been thinking a lot about overthinking the last few weeks. Here’s why I think its so hard to start something—and what we…
Over and Over
May 30 • 8 min
On October 2017 I recorded a podcast about worrying about who I am. On 20th April 2020 I recorded almost exactly the same episode with The Good Syndrome. Repeating yourself is good. This episode tells you why.
Content Satellites
May 20 • 12 min
In this video I talk about the idea of creating swirling pieces of content around you. Related tweet thread: https://twitter.com/craigburgess/status/1262503271517863937?s=21
Content+
May 11 • 13 min
How can you make more content than anybody else you know without feeling overwhelmed and going a little bit mental? Instead of making content, let’s talk about making content…plus.
Design Course Diaries #2 - Steady Progress
Apr 26 • 10 min
As I mentioned last time—I’m recording a video course about design. I thought it’s time we looked in at my progress so far (so progress), and let me explain to you what’s been going right and what’s been going wrong.
The Good Syndrome
Apr 20 • 9 min
What’s the thing that holds you back from getting starting making content? Videos? Podcasts? It’s usually that we’re scared. But we’re not just scared, we’re scared of one thing: we’re scared of being bad.
Design Course Diaries #1 - I thought I’d be finished by now!
Apr 14 • 14 min
I’ve spent the last 7 days setting myself a challenge: can I record a FULL video design course in just 7 days? The answer—rather predictably—was no. But I’ve learned a lot, and I’m here to share what I’ve learned, and continue to learn.
Steal Your Permission
Apr 6 • 5 min
Stop letting others dictate what you do. Stop waiting for permission. Go steal it.
Taking Twitter Seriously
Feb 28 • 10 min
I thought it was time I started taking Twitter seriously. I’ve been messing with social media for so long and it was time for me to either shut them all down or do something with them. This episode is about my explorations with “Twitter marketing” and…
How to talk to clients
Feb 19 • 17 min
I’ve spent the last few weeks in LOTS of meetings and talking to a lot of our clients at Genius Division. It lead me to think a little bit more deeply about that entire process, actually TALKING to clients. I thought it’d be useful to talk about how to…
The one thing I wish I’d done when I first started my design career
Feb 13 • 9 min
There’s lots of things I wish I would have done when I first started my design career, but this one is a big one. The worst bit? It’s taken me 15 years to realise it.
BUMPER BIRTHDAY SPECIAL… AND this is why I haven’t been podcasting
Feb 6 • 12 min
So where have you been again Craig?! This episode talks about my difficulty to find time to podcast (again) and what steps I’ve taken to overcome it. It’s hard for people to find time to do their marketing, especially when it isn’t a priority for most…
The 9 Minute Design Show Takeover - Why wit is so important in design
Oct 26, 2019 • 16 min
I’ve just started a new show called The 9 Minute Design Show. You can find it in your favourite way to consume podcasts, but I thought I’d let you have a listen to an episode without leaving here. Let me know what you think.
To be an effective designer, you need to do less designing
Aug 22, 2019 • 9 min
When you’re a designer you get so addicted to designing that you tend to do it too much. It usually leads to burnout and I know, because I’ve been there. Twice. This episode talks about how to recognise burnout before it becomes a problem, and what to do…
The 7 Blogging Commandments
Aug 14, 2019 • 20 min
440 million. Right now, that’s roughly how many other blogs are out there on the web. You don’t need me to tell you that blogging is huge on the internet, but…it’s kind of a big deal. Let’s talk about how to write a good blog post, and how to make it…
WTF Craig!?
Aug 2, 2019 • 10 min
A year and a half ago, a regular podcast used to live here. Now, I’m back doing the same thing again. Here I explain what happened.
How do you become disciplined, and how important is it really?
Apr 17, 2018 • 21 min
Should you worry about being more disciplined? Does it really matter? And how do you become more disciplined anyway? —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
[PILOT] HOW I actually fixed myself in 6 years
Apr 12, 2018 • 25 min
This is a pilot episode of my long-form podcast. I’m thinking of changing my podcast to 2 25 minute episodes per week. Next Monday and Thursday I’ll release 2 longer episodes like this. What better place to start than talking about how I’ve spent the last…
Don’t ignore this episode: I need your feedback
Apr 11, 2018 • 8 min
I need your feedback. Would you care if I changed my podcast to 2 episodes per week lasting 25 minutes? I explain my reasoning in this episode. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
[RANT] The day I decided to fix myself and why it changed my life
Apr 10, 2018 • 13 min
I got on the scales…and the rest of my life changed in that moment. Let me tell you a story and have a little bit of a rant. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
What It Meant To Me To “Fix Yourself”
Apr 9, 2018 • 10 min
To introduce April’s content of Fixing Yourself properly, I talk about what I mean by it, and what it meant to me. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
What a fungal infection is teaching me
Apr 5, 2018 • 9 min
Yes, let’s talk about fungal infections. Don’t worry, this doesn’t get disgusting. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
From chore to medicine: how blogging can fix your broken everything
Apr 4, 2018 • 11 min
I think blogging can help you improve your life, not just your marketing. Want to hear how? —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
The pros and cons of being organised (with your marketing)
Apr 3, 2018 • 10 min
We’re always being told we need to be more organised with our content creation, but what happens if you’re NOT? Is that really the end of the world? —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Your weirdness is what will bring people back
Mar 29, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Let’s talk about your weirdness again. And humans in supermarkets. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
I’m struggling to get things done, here’s how I’m fixing it
Mar 28, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. The last couple of weeks have been difficult for me to be productive. I tell you all about it today, and how I’m trying to fix things. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The…
Packaging yourself into a personal brand to get hired
Mar 27, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. How do you use a personal brand to get hired? —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
How to turn yourself into a personal brand (the proper way)
Mar 19, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. I know you want to roll your eyes at the term “personal brand”, but here’s why it’s SO important. Yeah, REALLY important. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow…
Are you jealous of your competitors and your peers?
Mar 18, 2018 • 8 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. We need to have a serious talk today about jealousy. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
What happened at Hack The DMC - a hardware hack day
Mar 14, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. We’re going to take a brief trip away from talking marketing today for me to talk about the latest hack day I went to (and co-organised): Hack The DMC. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The…
Consistency is the only marketing strategy you need (and one other thing)
Mar 13, 2018 • 7 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. There’s plenty of people out there telling you how best to market yourself properly but they always miss one key piece of advice. Consistency. Let me tell you more. —- Enjoyed this?…
How to market yourself to get your first job in the creative industry
Mar 11, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Getting your first job in the creative industry can be difficult. Here’s my 5 tips and how to do this. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and…
[RANT] Are you are sneerer or a doer?
Mar 8, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. This is an episode about one of my biggest pet peeves because it stops so many people from making stuff: The Sneerers. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me…
It’s time to stop showing a curated version of yourself
Mar 7, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Today I need to beat you over the head with the authenticity stick. It might be a painful listen for you. I also say the word “you” about 300 times. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The…
How I’d gotten EVERYTHING wrong, and what I changed (my marketing story part three)
Mar 6, 2018 • 11 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Over the next 3 days I’m telling my story of how I got to where I am today in podcasting, and making videos, and blogging. Why did I suddenly take the decision after 12 years to start…
Why I decided to write a book (and make videos, AND blog) - my marketing story part two
Mar 5, 2018 • 8 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Over the next 3 days I’m telling my story of how I got to where I am today in podcasting, and making videos, and blogging. Why did I suddenly take the decision after 12 years to start…
The real reason I started podcasting (my marketing story part one)
Mar 4, 2018 • 12 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. Over the next 3 days I’m telling my story of how I got to where I am today in podcasting, and making videos, and blogging. Why did I suddenly take the decision after 12 years to start…
Why you’re going to lose if you don’t take control of your personal brand
Mar 1, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. The world is changing. Your CV doesn’t matter anymore but your online personal brand does. Why I’m doubling down on this from now on, and a look at two case studies that I think…
March 2018: this month is all about marketing (a preview)
Feb 28, 2018 • 6 min
For the month of March I’ll be talking about marketing yourself better. In this intro episode I talk about some of the topics I’ll be discussing in March. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Recap: Getting Started
Feb 27, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. It’s the final episode of February and I recap on what I think is some of the most important lessons to get started. Some of my fave episodes: 111 - Jimi Hendrix Once Learned To…
The Myth of “I haven’t got enough time”
Feb 26, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Why you’ve got enough time, you’ve always had enough time, and why it’s your fault. You’ve got enough time to enjoy yourself You’ve got enough time to browse Facebook or…
How I stack daily habits to do more stuff than 95% of people
Feb 25, 2018 • 11 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started.A look at my typical daily routine and how I’ve built them over the years. Wake up early Go to work Come home from work and immediately do something else (lifting weights,…
Jimi Hendrix Once Learned To Play The Guitar
Feb 24, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. An episode about how you won’t be amazing when you first try, but you’ve still got to try anyway. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and…
Your Name Is Your Most Important Brand
Feb 23, 2018 • 12 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. This episode extends yesterday’s episode about personal branding, and about how I’m solving my personal branding problem. Some of the things mentioned in this video: Gary…
Getting Started With Marketing Yourself
Feb 21, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. This episode talks about how important I think it is to be working on your personal brand.Topics You’ve already got a personal brand You have a choice. Own it or continue to…
Becoming Proud of your Desire To Become Better
Feb 20, 2018 • 8 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. This is my story about how I learned to become proud of becoming better.Topics My story from losing weight and how it was difficult to become a “social pariah” A common stumbling…
The Importance of the Ritual
Feb 19, 2018 • 7 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Today is all about good rituals, not the evil ones.Topics What is a ritual? Why doing something regularly makes it automatic What happens when you stop regular doing (you’ve got…
The End Goal Doesn’t Matter
Feb 16, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Here’s why I don’t believe that goals matter as much as people like to tell you.Other episodes to check out 54 - The Problems (and Positives) With Setting Goals 47 - Reflections…
The Biggest Thing To Learn From Lifting Weights That’s Nothing To Do With Weights
Feb 15, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. This is an episode all about lifting weights, but not really about lifting weights.Topics Overload and Progression How I’ve used them for 3 years How you can use them everywhere…
[RANT] The game is simple. You make it complicated.
Feb 14, 2018 • 0 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. When we try to get started with stuff we often overcomplicate things. Actually, things are really simple. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on…
Why You Should Never Be Satisfied
Feb 13, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. This is connected with yesterday’s episode of feeling lucky, and why you should always strive for improvement.Topics Today I talk about satisfaction When you get started there…
Why you should stop saying “I’m lucky”
Feb 12, 2018 • 7 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Today I talk about feeling thankful and the concept of luck.Topics An example of lucky thinking The dangers of “lucky” thinking Remembering to never settle —- Enjoyed this?…
Getting Started With Getting Started (MOTIVATION?)
Feb 9, 2018 • 11 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Today I talk about MOTIVATION. Yes, it must be capitalised like that.Other episodes you should check out 52 - Action Breeds Action The other episodes about motivation —- Enjoyed…
The 7 Things That Will Stop You From Starting
Feb 8, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Here are the 7 most likely things that will stop you from starting something new. I know this because they’ve all stopped me.Topics for today Peer pressure (shitty friends)…
Finally deciding what you want to focus on
Feb 7, 2018 • 5 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Today I tell you a little story, and give you some suggestions and tips on focus.Topics for today What happened when I first learned to focus The power of learning to focus Don’t…
Why do you want to get started?
Feb 6, 2018 • 10 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. February is all about getting started. Today I talk about how to ACTUALLY get started.Key learning from other episodes: 36 - Extreme Production 48 - Starting a Daily Challenge To…
Things Are Going To Get Difficult
Feb 2, 2018 • 9 min
For the month of February I’ll be dissecting the concept of getting started. Today I talk about why that is difficult.Key learning from other episodes: 94 - Suck It Up 92 - Do The Things That Hurt You (YouTube Episode 4) 91 - It’s Always Easier To…
February 2018: this month is all about getting started (a preview)
Feb 1, 2018 • 7 min
Today is the start of February, where I’ll be spending the entire month dissecting the concept of getting started. Let me introduce to the concept a little bit and talk about some of the topics I’ll be discussing this month. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The…
I’m changing things up a bit…
Jan 31, 2018 • 5 min
From tomorrow I’m introducing something new. I’m approaching my podcast in a different way. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Suck It Up
Jan 30, 2018 • 7 min
This is an episode about continuing when things get difficult. It’s also about me being ill, as I tell you several thousand times during this episode. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Don’t Deviate Because One Person Doesn’t Like You
Jan 29, 2018 • 11 min
An episode all about not taking one person’s negative feedback and changing everything because of it.Topics What happens when we receive negative feedback Why we clamour to try and “fix” it What it REALLY means when somebody says something negative Why…
Do The Things That Hurt You (YouTube Episode 4)
Jan 26, 2018 • 9 min
I nearly didn’t record a podcast tonight after two hard days of work. I did though, and I’m here to talk about it. This episode was originally recorded as a video and put up on YouTube. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on…
It’s Always Easier To Quit
Jan 25, 2018 • 7 min
I nearly didn’t record a podcast tonight after two hard days of work. I did though, and I’m here to talk about it. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
I’ve Failed Already…
Jan 24, 2018 • 12 min
Let’s talk about my failures and what you can learn from them.Topics Which challenges I’ve failed Why I failed them What I’ve learned (and what you can learn) Why it’s all OK —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and…
You’ll never lose out if you start creating some words every day
Jan 23, 2018 • 7 min
This is an episode about the power of content marketing, and a little bit about my journey through it.Topics My journey with content marketing The changes it’s made (especially when I give talks) What is content marketing - a 30-second explanation Why you…
My Devious Experiments With Twitter Promote Mode
Jan 22, 2018 • 7 min
I’ve been messing with Twitter Promote Mode for a few weeks. Here’s what I’ve learned.Topics Twitter Promote Mode What is it? The effects on my Twitter stats What kind of tweets seem to work best promoted —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The…
Overcoming The Fear (of Presentations) - YouTube Episode 3
Jan 21, 2018 • 20 min
This is my 7 best tips to overcome the fear of presenting. I also talk about my new camera and I show the time I live tweeted a magic trick in the middle of a conference talk. The video is available on YouTube.Topics Disarm the audience. Be funny. Or at…
Why I’m Trying Harder To Be Less Serious
Jan 20, 2018 • 8 min
Today’s episode is about a lot of things, but mainly about taking my podcast a little less seriously.Topics This was just a rant… no topics were discussed. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
How to get over the fear of presenting
Jan 17, 2018 • 10 min
Most people are terrified of giving presentations. Today I try to explain how to get over the fear.Topics This was just a rant… no topics were discussed. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
You Can’t Be Everybody’s Cup of Tea (and that’s OK)
Jan 16, 2018 • 9 min
In marketing and life, you can’t expect to be liked by everybody.Topics This was just a rant… no topics were discussed. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
My 6 Fave Books of 2017
Jan 15, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s a quick episode talking about my fave books of 2017.Topics Not Caring What Other People Think is a Super Power by Ed Latimore Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson Think and Go Hustle by Dylan Madden Iron John by Robert Bly The Big Leap by Gay…
Value (YouTube Episode 2)
Jan 12, 2018 • 11 min
In today’s YouTube special, I talk about value. This episode was first recorded for YouTube. You can watch that on YouTube. —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
You Need To Provide More Value Than Anybody Else
Jan 11, 2018 • 8 min
Forget everything else about marketing until you get the value thing right. Episode 62 is worth looking back at. Marketing makes sense when you just focus on providing value. Make your Twitter valuable. Make your Facebook valuable. Make your Instagram…
Set Stupid Deadlines, Start Ambitious Projects
Jan 10, 2018 • 9 min
It’s a cliche, but: what REALLY happens when you shoot for the moon? One of my favourite ever phrases “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ― Norman Vincent Peale Why we should set stupid deadlines The task expands to the…
Learning New Things Is Important
Jan 9, 2018 • 6 min
Yes, it is fun learning new things. Let me tell you why. That amazing feeling when you learn something new Keeping fresh Keeping interested You never know it all —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The Blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Generating Momentum, Working In a Flow State
Jan 8, 2018 • 8 min
I got a lot done this weekend. This episode is about how I did it, and how I felt after it. Interesting Conversations Episode 4 is out Podcast Marketing Summit starts tomorrow It’s my first week of challenges completed! How do I feel after that?…
The Fear (YouTube Episode 1)
Jan 5, 2018 • 6 min
In today’s YouTube special, I talk about fear. This episode was first recorded for YouTube, and turned into a podcast after. It’s why the audio is terrible (and the video), because I don’t know what I’m doing with video (yet). —- Enjoyed this? Signup to…
How I Live in a Bubble and Prosper
Jan 4, 2018 • 13 min
Yesterday I told you to ignore the world. Today I’ll tell you how I do it.Topics I specifically avoid news I’ve culled my twitter followers I unfollow people on Facebook I only hang around with people I care about and want to spend time with I only do the…
Why living in a bubble is the only way you’ll prosper
Jan 3, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s world is crazy. The only way you can beat it is to ignore most of it.Resources to read The Podcasting Marketing Summit on January 9th-11th I’m talking at Front End North - January 19th at Sheffield City Hall Matt Gemmell’s article about 2018…
How I’m Tracking My Good Habits
Jan 2, 2018 • 11 min
Today is all about how I’m tracking my habits (and why I’m a data geek).Resources to read My challenges for 2018 The Podcasting Marketing Summit on January 9th-11th Things iOS app Productive iOS app Jefit iOS app for weightliftingTopics I’m talking at the…
Why I’ve Thrown Out 90% of My Clothes
Jan 1, 2018 • 12 min
I did an extreme thing this morning. I threw out most of my clothes. Here’s why.Resources to read The article I referred to about a minimalist wardrobe The Essential Man Iron and Tweed Topics What I’ve been up to today I’m not stylish… Why have I done it?…
What’s the fuel for your fire?
Dec 29, 2017 • 9 min
Sometimes you just need to rekindle your fire, learn and be inspired by other people. I’m talking at the Podcasting Marketing Summit on January 9th-11th 2018. All online, all free. You can’t just do the thing you want to do, and constantly get better. You…
Using The Web To Make Yourself Accountable
Dec 28, 2017 • 9 min
You can use social media to hold yourself accountable for things you want to achieve. Here’s how. Why do you publicly announce your challenges? Why do you do it when you usually fail? Accountability Forcing myself to be something that I currently aren’t…
Never Give Up On Yourself
Dec 27, 2017 • 7 min
There’s only one thing that matters, and that’s you. Never give up on that. Life is sometimes easy. Life is sometimes hard. Sometimes you know what you’re doing with your life. Sometimes you feel lost. Sometimes you’ll feel amazing. Sometimes you’ll feel…
How To Get Over Your Flaws
Dec 26, 2017 • 9 min
We’ve all got flaws, and sometimes you need to learn to get over them. We’ve all got flaws. Most of us aren’t aware of our own flaws, because most of us aren’t self aware. I choose to pay attention to them and try and change myself if its important.…
Don’t Give Up For Christmas
Dec 25, 2017 • 5 min
I’m here live on Christmas Day to tell you something important. Use Christmas to work out what you want to be in 2018. I’d recommend checking out Future Authoring. Read The Big Leap Read The Miracle Morning —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Email, read The…
Smash Up The Pigeonhole
Dec 22, 2017 • 7 min
Humans are not 2D objects. This episode is to remind you that. A definition of pigeonholing An episode about doing different varied stuff Not just being a nice little pigeonholed person Have varied hobbies and interests —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The…
An Introduction To Journaling
Dec 21, 2017 • 12 min
Today I talk about journaling, and about how I approach it. The Daily Stoic Journal I’ve spent the last 4 months (started at the beginning of August) writing in a journal nearly daily. I’ve done it lots of ways, right and wrong. And I think I’ve finally…
My Challenges For 2018
Dec 20, 2017 • 12 min
Sharing positive stuff (and avoiding the negative) is VERY powerful. I’m talking at the Podcasting Marketing Summit on January 9th-11th 2018. All online, all free. Eat clean for 365 days Lift weights 208 times No beer for 365 days Record 260 episodes of…
The Power of Positivity
Dec 19, 2017 • 9 min
Sharing positive stuff (and avoiding the negative) is VERY powerful. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! The Rick and Morty episode Why being positive is important Why negativity is like a virus Why I almost exclusively share positive stories…
Stop Following Others, Discover Your Own Thing
Dec 18, 2017 • 8 min
Want to feel more fulfilled? Discover Your Own Thing. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! The biggest thing I’ve learned in 2017 is the importance of Your Own Thing. Everybody in the world who you follow on social media has Their Own Thing,…
Value First, Selling Second
Dec 15, 2017 • 6 min
Most businesses have a basic understanding of marketing. This thing I talk about today is the only thing you need to know. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! The mistake I see so many people making with marketing is really starting to annoy…
I don’t know what I want to do!
Dec 14, 2017 • 8 min
There’s an attitude in society that’s quite dangerous, and it starts with this phrase: “I don’t know what I want to do!” Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! There’s an attitude that lots of young people have that can be quite dangerous Not…
The Age of the Web Personality
Dec 13, 2017 • 8 min
We’re now living in the age of the web personality. Here’s why it’s important. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! 2000 channels on YouTube have over 1 million subscribers Some have over 60 million Traditional TV is dying and being replaced by…
The Importance of Side Projects
Dec 12, 2017 • 7 min
Most of the important things I’ve learned in my career has come through doing side projects. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! They make you get better at whatever you want to get better at They improve your mental health They improve your…
Creating Space For Action
Dec 11, 2017 • 8 min
Space—and inaction—is as important as taking action and doing stuff. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! You’ll notice this weekend I didn’t record any podcasts. And you’ll notice I didn’t do my daily emails. Both of these things were…
Create a Side Project, Not a Business
Dec 8, 2017 • 5 min
I don’t believe you can make a side hustle first BEFORE you’ve made a side project about your passion. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! Don’t create it about your business. Don’t create it to sell stuff to people. Create it about your…
Believe In Yourself
Dec 7, 2017 • 6 min
Your biggest enemy is likely you, and you need to learn to believe in yourself. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! There’s lots of obstacles out there Your enemies Maybe even your family and friends who don’t believe in you When you change,…
Grit
Dec 6, 2017 • 12 min
Grit is important in life. Today I have a bit of a rant about grit. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! I’ve got no notes for today’s episode, it was a complete rant! —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Daily Email, follow me on Facebook and…
The Problems (and Positives) With Setting Goals
Dec 4, 2017 • 9 min
I’m returning to a topic today that I’ve spoken about a lot: being yourself, and how important that is. Interesting Conversations episode 3 is out now! How we traditionally set goals The positives with setting goals Gets you focused on something Puts you…
Be yourself. No seriously, be yourself.
Dec 3, 2017 • 7 min
I’m returning to a topic today that I’ve spoken about a lot: being yourself, and how important that is. I’ve spoken variously about being yourself over the nearly 300 podcasts I’ve recorded. I mentioned it in Episode 44 (Being human in your marketing), I…
Action Breeds Action
Dec 2, 2017 • 10 min
Creating a habit chain and filling your life with positive creates positive action. Cold showers There was a couple of episode titles I had in mind for this You always feel better when it gets done Inaction Breeds Inaction Keep The Momentum The 5am…
My secret improvement weapon: 5am
Nov 30, 2017 • 9 min
Let’s talk about the power of getting up early, and my learnings so far. I’ve just got off of an interview with Alexander Laurin, The Podcaster’s Coach. Check out his podcast, The Podcaster’s Life Before you start feeling bad: this is still an in progress…
The Best Advice: Create Your Own Audience
Nov 29, 2017 • 7 min
If you take one tip from any of my podcasts, take this: create your own audience. 1000 Fans by Kevin Kelly Because I help out on a few different design courses near me, I get asked quite a bit about “advice” for creatives. I’ve said the usual stuff in the…
How I’ve used daily challenges to improve myself
Nov 28, 2017 • 9 min
Today I talk about how daily challenges have helped me improve myself, and how it helps me in my life. The first ever one: Novl Cuisine - improved my design skills Nice Smile Sir - improved my photography skills Other ones in between: design skills Then I…
Starting a Daily Challenge To Improve Yourself
Nov 26, 2017 • 8 min
I genuinely believe daily challenges are one of the best ways to improve yourself. Why would I want to start a challenge to improve myself? It’s better than setting goals You’ll make a new habit You’ll get better at something What simple thing can you do…
Reflections on 2017: Challenges, Goals and Podcasts
Nov 25, 2017 • 16 min
Today I reflect on 2017, and how important of a year it’s been for me. Throughout December and beginning with today’s episode, I’m going to reflect on 2017 and try and find some key learning points from it. Today I want to discuss the main 3 strands of my…
Productivity Tips: Staying Level
Nov 24, 2017 • 12 min
How do you get productive? Learn to stay level. One of the best ways to stay productive over long periods of time—extreme production—is by making sure you keep your body level Keep your mind level. Don’t get too stressed, too angry, too happy. Focus on…
Why I’ve stopped using automated tools for my social media
Nov 22, 2017 • 7 min
Social media automation tools like Buffer and HootSuite are getting really popular. Today I say why I’ve stopped using them. Using automated tools for social media CAN be good when used right. Buffer / HootSuite / MeetEdgar They’ll force you to make a…
Being Human In Your Marketing
Nov 21, 2017 • 9 min
Today I’m talking about being human in your marketing and how powerful it can be. Back in Episode 29 I spoke about the idea of being human, and about how we need to remember to be normal and interact with people as our interactions get increasingly more…
Self Authoring
Nov 20, 2017 • 12 min
Today I talk about MacBooks, the next episode of Interesting Conversations and a little bit about something called Self Authoring. Problems with my MacBook in the last week… Interesting Conversations episode 3 lands imminently Who am I? I’ve been asking…
Wanting To Improve Yourself Is Not BS
Nov 16, 2017 • 7 min
I’m seeing lots of people bash improvement on Medium. Today I talk about that. To be fair, Medium is quite a hot-bed for lots of annoying success style blogging, but I’m seeing a lot of anti-success stuff too They’re always very negative and always very…
Developing Confidence
Nov 15, 2017 • 9 min
Developing confidence not just as a creative but just in life is really important. I share a bit of a rant and some tips. Way back in Episode 24 I spoke about developing creative confidence After the last two episodes about the practices of a creative, I…
The 10 Practices of a Creative - Part Two
Nov 14, 2017 • 10 min
Today I try and contemplate the most effective practices of a creative. Part Two. You must never be satisfied with your work. Not in a bad way, just in a pursuit of improvement way. You must appreciate other people’s work, get to know these people, and…
The 10 Practices of a Creative - Part One
Nov 13, 2017 • 8 min
Today I try and contemplate the most effective practices of a creative. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! You must be curious about everything. Anything you see you must want to know more about. Any word, concept or thing you discover, you…
You Get More Of What You Do
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
There’s a universal law in life: you get more of what you’re currently doing. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! There’s a universal law in life: you get more of what you’re currently doing. If you’re currently making loads of websites,…
Do you want to grab 30 minutes of my time for free?
Nov 11, 2017 • 3 min
I want to offer you something free, if you’ll help me out with something. Today’s episode is really short and simple. I want to increase my podcast reach, and to do that I want to increase my podcast reviews. To incentivise people like you to do it, I’m…
Extreme Production
Nov 10, 2017 • 8 min
Today I introduce my concept for getting more done: Extreme Production. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! Yesterday in episode 35 I spoke a lot about the power of doing stuff, and how often just doing something is better than endlessly…
Making Is Better Than Planning
Nov 9, 2017 • 7 min
nteresting Conversations episode 2 is out now! Over the next couple of days I’m going to be talking about making things, and about the power of action. Generally there’s two types of people: makers and planners. One or the other isn’t wrong or right, but…
You’re Wasting Your Content If You Don’t Reuse It
Nov 8, 2017 • 10 min
Today I talk about repurposing content. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! When you create your content, you can reuse it in a variety of ways. It isn’t always the obvious ways either. If you make a podcast, you can make a video (joe rogan).…
Your Job Is JUST A Job
Nov 7, 2017 • 6 min
No matter how much you love being a creative, it’s still just your job. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! You’re not going to want to hear what I’ve got to say today, but it’s the truth. When we first meet somebody new, we always ask: “what…
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything
Nov 6, 2017 • 6 min
Anything you do matters. How you do it is how you do everything. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! I read an article today by Benjamin Hardy that blew my mind how good it is. It was like a checklist of everything I try to do in my life.…
Bold Statements are More Powerful Than Truthful Ones
Nov 5, 2017 • 4 min
It’s true. Bold statements are more powerful. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Daily Email, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Adapt or Die
Nov 4, 2017 • 6 min
If you’re working in the creative industries, there’s one skill that’s more important than anything else. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! I’ve been reading Principles by Ray Dalio lately. If you’re working in the creative industries,…
Being Human
Nov 3, 2017 • 8 min
As we’re becoming increasingly more digital in our interactions, we need to hold on to being human. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! As we’re becoming increasingly more digital in our interactions, we need to hold on to being human. It…
Your Reputation Is All You Have
Nov 2, 2017 • 6 min
Your reputation is all that you have. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! I was listening to an episode of Timm Ferris podcast with Richard Branson, and Richard came up with a powerful phrase: Your reputation is all you have. We don’t own…
It’s Not A Badge Of Honour
Nov 1, 2017 • 18 min
Today’s episode is for #NationalStressAwarenessDay. Obviously, it’s about stress. Let’s start easy: with my stress story. Interesting Conversations episode 2 is out now! John Kershaw’s tweet about stress I don’t claim to know all the answers, but I can…
Embrace Your Weirdness
Oct 31, 2017 • 7 min
When it comes to marketing yourself we always get told to just “be ourselves”. But what does that mean? Be authentically you. I hate that phrase. What’s that mean though really? It’s a cliche, but it has some truth to it. I call it something else:…
Being good at presenting to audiences is not an optional skill
Oct 30, 2017 • 7 min
The vast majority of the population avoid learning how to communicate their ideas to an audience. Creatives included. People avoid it for the same reasons they avoid most things: it scares them, or it challenges them. You’ll never regret learning to…
Increasing (Creative) Confidence
Oct 28, 2017 • 11 min
Every young creative lacks creative confidence. This how you fix this. Interesting Conversations Episode 2 with Bob Phillips is out this weekend! In all my years working with young creatives and creatives that are training, they all lack confidence.…
Who Am I To Have An Opinion About That?
Oct 27, 2017 • 9 min
Today’s episode is about getting over your fear of putting out content publicly. Interesting Conversations Episode 2 with Bob Phillips is out this weekend! Before I started doing a daily podcast, I was always a bit scared about sharing content. Writing…
Designers Should Be Writing Daily
Oct 26, 2017 • 9 min
I have a little rant today about writing and why you should be good at it as a designer. Interesting Conversations Episode 2 with Bob Phillips is out this weekend! Design is communication And so are most other forms of creative activities Writing is a…
The Non-Negotiables
Oct 25, 2017 • 11 min
How can you turn something from a habit…into something you just do because it’s right, with no effort? Interesting Conversations Episode 2 out this weekend! In a daily email a couple of days ago I spoke about a concept called the non-negotiables These are…
Meditation - Part Two
Oct 24, 2017 • 9 min
It occurred to me the other day I spoke all about meditation, but I didn’t tell anybody how to do it. Today I talk about that. Back in Episode 18 I spoke about meditation First up, meditation is something everybody should be doing. It’s not woo-woo weird…
What Does Success Mean?
Oct 23, 2017 • 10 min
Creatives can be completely obsessed by success. Today I discuss. I was going to call this episode: How Important Is Success? In our Western culture, we’re obsessed with the idea of success Fast cars, lots of money, beaches, lots of holidays, expensive…
How Meditation Helps Creatives
Oct 22, 2017 • 11 min
Can meditation help you as a creative person? I talk about meditation, what it is, and how it can help. First started experimenting with meditation over 4 years ago I never stuck at though (maybe I approached it wrong) It never developed into a habit It…
The Design of Disney World - Part Two
Oct 21, 2017 • 12 min
I’ve been in Disney World Florida for two weeks. It was awesome, but it was also really interesting in terms of design. Consistency - Magic band, the customer service experience, everybody waving and smiling Immersion - From the queues, to the rides, to…
The Design of Disney World - Part One
Oct 20, 2017 • 12 min
I’ve been in Disney World Florida for two weeks, and today in part 1 I’m talking about a bit of history and the original vision for Walt Disney World.The scale of it all $1000 a day average popcorn stand in peak season Spend around $1,000,000 a day on…
This Is The Last Episode For 2 Weeks
Oct 2, 2017 • 4 min
I’m taking a break for two weeks. Here’s why. Interesting Conversations episode 1 is out now! —- Enjoyed this? Signup to The Daily Email, follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
Forget About The Stats of Your Blog
Oct 1, 2017 • 10 min
When you’re making something, forget about the stats. Focus on the quality. Interesting Conversations episode 1 is out now! When you first start a new blog, forget about the stats They’ll be rubbish Low Depressing Instead, focus on sharing good content…
You Create Other People’s Perceptions
Sep 30, 2017 • 9 min
You don’t have to be angry, sad, or grumpy. You can change it, and you can change other people’s perceptions. Interesting conversations starts on Sunday! Listen to the trailer here. We can’t please everybody, this is a fact of life we have to accept But…
Ignore Time
Sep 29, 2017 • 10 min
Ignoring time is a little idea I’ve been playing around with recently. Interesting conversations starts on Sunday! Listen to the trailer here. I recently read The Big Leap, and it talks about a concept that we create our own time Einstein time - an idea I…
Time Expands To Fill The Activity
Sep 28, 2017 • 9 min
The next two episodes are a bit Doctor Who. This episode is about time. Interesting conversations starts on Sunday! Listen to the trailer here. Parkinson’s Law ‘work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion’ It’s true! Whether you set…
How To Change Your Mindset and Become More Self-Aware
Sep 27, 2017 • 12 min
I share some thoughts and feelings about how I improve my mindset and become more self-aware. What do I mean Become more self-aware Work out who you are What are you good at? What are you better at that most other people? What do your family, friends,…
Just In Time Learning
Sep 26, 2017 • 6 min
How can you learn loads of stuff all at once without getting overwhelmed? I’m currently going through this, so I thought I’d share my thoughts. Yesterday’s episode I spoke about some of the new things I’m trying Writing a book Creating video courses…
Why Anxiety Is A Sign You’re Doing Something Important (Part 2)
Sep 25, 2017 • 7 min
I’m doing a lot of new stuff at the minute and it scares me and makes me anxious. Here’s why that’s important. Yesterday I covered my story, and why doing things you’re scared of is important Today I want to carry on, and go into my story a bit more I’ve…
Why Doing Stuff You’re Scared of Is So Important - My Story (Part 1)
Sep 24, 2017 • 6 min
I’ve been preaching for a long time that doing stuff that makes you scared is a good thing. Today I go into a bit more detail. Staying in your comfort zone for too long isn’t good for you You get: Comfortable Complacent Arrogant Doing new stuff that…
You’re Competing With Nobody But Yourself
Sep 23, 2017 • 7 min
We need to learn that in life, we’re good enough and really we should stop comparing ourselves to others. Today I’m talking about mindset and marketing. In episode 3 I spoke about caring less what people think I wanted to expand on that topic a bit more…
Why Is Apple’s Website SO Effective?
Sep 22, 2017 • 10 min
What makes Apple’s website so good, and so effective? It looks good, and a lot of what Apple does is all about looks. It’s content is written well. It’s witty. iMac Pro - “Power to the pro.” MacBook Air - “Make big things happen. All day long.” iPad Pro -…
Discovering What You Are and Selling It
Sep 21, 2017 • 12 min
We all spend years trying to fit into other people’s moulds. This is a story about how I stopped doing that, and learned to enjoy myself more than ever. UPDATES My podcast is now FINALLY in Apple Podcasts My website has a link to it I’ve launched The…
Stop Giving A S**t What Other People Think
Sep 20, 2017 • 9 min
EPISODE 3 The biggest thing that holds us back in life is caring about what other people think about us too much.Shownotes The biggest thing that holds us back in life is caring about what other people think about us too much When it comes to podcasting,…
Developing An Obsession
Sep 19, 2017 • 18 min
EPISODE 2 I don’t think that developing an obsession is a bad thing, and today I explain why.
Introducing GET DOING THINGS.
Sep 18, 2017 • 13 min
EPISODE 1 This is the introduction to GET DOING THINGS, a podcast about mindset and marketing from Craig Burgess, a mindset-hacker. Read more over here: https://www.getdoingthings.com