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Dealing With A Difficult Organization

Even if you are bringing your best every day, you are still at the mercy of your organization. An unhealthy climate can affect your ability to do your best work. On this episode, we share some tips for dealing with an unhealthy organization. This episode is...

Dealing With Difficult People At Work

Most of the work you do has to be accomplished with others. On this episode, we share three principles for dealing with difficult co-workers and clients.  Today's episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card...

The Benefits of Combinatory Play

Where do good ideas come from? Often, they are forged in the most unlikely places. On this episode, I share a simple and practical method for exploring and playing with new ideas.  This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands...

How To Choose The Best Idea

Creative work is largely qualitative in nature. That can make it difficult to choose the best idea without creating conflict on the team. On this episode, we share a simple framework for choosing the best idea: EPIC. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two...

Three Life-Changing Daily Practices

Your ability to thrive as a creative pro is largely determined by the little things you do every day. Talent will get you so far, but without daily practices to develop your intuition, feed your mind, and sharpen your skills, you will eventually stall out. On this...

Your Quarterly Checkpoint

One practice that is prescribed in The Accidental Creative is a checkpoint every three months to get ahead of commitments and ambitions for the upcoming quarter. On this episode, we walk through a Quarterly Checkpoint and offer some questions and prompts to help...

Four Questions For 2020

It's the time of year when many people are thinking about what the next twelve months have in store. On this episode, I share four questions to help you think about 2020 and set goals for life and work. Download the worksheet here.   Today's episode is...

What Drives You?

It's tempting to think that motivation is largely driven by the tasks that you do every day, but it's more accurate to say that you bring your motivation to those tasks. On this episode, we discuss three core motivational archetypes and how they affect everyday...

Take Notes Like a (Creative) Pro

Most notes are simply facts, to-do's, and records that will never be reviewed later. However, there is a better way to leverage your notes to help you generate brilliant ideas and spot patterns in your environment. On this episode, we share some best practices for...

You Are Awesome (with Neil Pasricha)

If you want to produce a body of work you can be proud of, you must be resilient. But, how do you learn to persist in the face of failure, resistance, and uncertainty? On this episode, Neil Pasricha share insights into how to become more resilient with tips from...

Circles Of Influence and Concern

Professionals spend a lot of time worrying about things that are outside of their control. On this episode, we discuss how to deal with organizational decisions, cultural forces, and other things that live outside of our ability to influence.   This episode is...

Find Your Sweet Spot

Your sweet spot is discovered through active contemplation, not passive reflection. The broader your base of experience, the more patterns you will be able to discern. On this episode, we share three key principles for discovering what you're wired for, and...

The Value Of Unnecessary Creating

As a creative professional, it's easy to get pulled into work that needs to be done at the expense of work that you'd like to do. You don't have the luxury of working only on things that excite you. This is why it's important to have some area of your...

Three Creative Thresholds

There are three types of bravery that you might need to engage in as a creative professional. On this episode, we discuss each of them and how to be brave in the face of uncertainty.   Today's episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month...

I'm Todd Henry.

I'm Todd Henry.

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