The Fearless Creative

The Fearless Creative
Conversations about the creative life. The Fearless Creative is a podcast for writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a business around their passions and live a life that feeds their soul. Tarah Thornburg discusses the ups and d…

Leaving the Day Job to Go Full Time? 4 Hurdles Every Creative Must Face
Aug 19 • 46 min
I discuss the four big hurdles of leaving the 9-to-5 to pursue creative entrepreneurship.
5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Creative Business
Aug 12 • 35 min
Five questions all creatives need to ask themselves before turning their creative venture into a profitable business.
Dharma, Ikigai, and Discovering Your Purpose in Life
Aug 5 • 36 min
How to tell if you are “in dharma” — using your unique talents to serve the world and fulfill your purpose in life.
The Power of Teamwork: Two Successful Businesses, One Amazing Life
Jul 29 • 18 min
Two entrepreneurs are better than one…if you can use your skillset (and your partner’s) to maximize success.
Creating Calm and Orderly Spaces for a More Creative and Productive Life
Jul 22 • 42 min
How to tackle chaos and congestion in the home to create more peace and creativity in your life.
Stressed and Overwhelmed? Stop Trying to Control Everything
Jul 15 • 30 min
Reduce stress and overwhelm by surrendering to the flow of life rather than trying to control every outcome.
Should You Move to Your Dream City for Your Art?
Jul 8 • 26 min
The pros and cons of moving to a new city to pursue your creative dreams.
The Power of Incremental Progress
Jul 1 • 28 min
I discuss the creative struggle of not seeing the results we want on the timeline we want and share my best tips for appreciating the power of incremental progress.
Design Your Life for Happiness
Jun 23 • 36 min
The transformative shift that has helped me prioritize my happiness — and why Americans are so unhappy.
How to Win Any Negotiation and Other Business Lessons From My Dad
Jun 17 • 24 min
I discuss the greatest business lessons I’ve learned from my dad — including the phrase that will win any negotiation.
Killer Systems and Processes to Increase Productivity for Creatives
Jun 10 • 23 min
I talk about creating killer systems and processes to increase productivity in our lives and creative businesses.
Minisode: Don’t Take Advice From Curmudgeons on the Internet
Jun 5 • 14 min
Breaking the bad habit of looking for advice on the Internet and why I am channeling my inner Granny.
Future-Proofing My Business: 5-Year Plans, 10-Year Plans, and Clarifying Values
Jun 3 • 27 min
In this episode, I discuss the importance of long-term planning and share my journey of creating a 5-year and 10-year plan for my business.
Minisode: Mistakes Are an Opportunity for Connection and Competence
May 29 • 12 min
In this minisode, I talk about mistakes I’ve made in work and business and how our mistakes are an opportunity for connection and competence.
Don’t Rule It Out Because It’s Never Been Done Before
May 27 • 22 min
In this episode, I talk about how companies and individuals are experimenting with mature digital mediums to connect with their audiences in surprising new ways.
Increase Your Risk Tolerance—Even if You’re Not a Risk-Taker
May 20 • 22 min
Learn how to increase your risk tolerance as a creative entrepreneur by tapping into the human need that drives your entire life.
You Must Master These 3 Key Areas Before You Go Into Business
May 13 • 32 min
The three key areas of your life you must master before you go into business.
The Life-Changing Strategy to Unlock Unstoppable Creativity
May 6 • 36 min
The strategy I use to unleash unlimited creativity and rejuvenate after a big creative project.
Want to Ditch Your 9-to-5? Just start.
May 6 • 20 min
I left my day job to do what I love — and you can, too.
How to Create a Custom Accountability System
May 6 • 22 min
Learn your tendency and how to create your custom accountability system.
Apr 29 • 1 min
Coming May 6: conversations about the creative life.