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Creative Pep Talk

Andy J. Pizza

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Creative Pep Talk

Creative Pep Talk

Andy J. Pizza

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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career!!!Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologs and interviews chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that new perspective you need, the second you need it!

Latest Episodes

260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

Jack of all trades, master of none… right? Well my guest today disproves this myth in major ways! Temi Coker is a designer, photographer, illustrator and much more. In this episode we talk about why being a ‘jack of all trades’ shouldn’t be discouraged, as well as dive into tactics and perspectives that make Temi the incredible artist he is today. Temi’s beautiful thoughts on creativity nearly moved me to tears in this episode and I think if you listen you’ll know why!! ENJOY!

59 MIN3 d ago
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260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

Nothing feels better than finding your groove as an artist AND THAT’S WHY it’s so easy for these comfy grooves to become seemingly inescapable RUTS!! If you have been stuck in your old patterns and you fear 2020 might be just more of the same old same old, then buckle and get ready for a SUPER-FIRE-HOSE-EXPLOSION-OF-PEP-PACKED-TO-THE-FRIGGIN-BRIM of an episode!!! This episode is my deepest dive into all the hacks, tips and tricks I know on how to perform the mental gymnastics necessary for unexpected creative breakthroughs!! I HOPE THIS TAKES YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE TO CRAZY NEW HEIGHTS IN 2020!! LET’S GET PEPPED!

101 MIN1 w ago
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259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

If you want to start 2020 with a plan that will supercharge your year with clarity and serious progress, start your year with this episode!!! I have a tendency to rush into the next new thing and the NEW YEAR is no exception for me! However, I’ve found that for my new year to have max potential, I need to do a thorough recap and review of the past year. In this episode I will give you a lens to look over 3 aspects of your previous year that will give you hidden advantages for 2020 that you would have otherwise missed!

35 MIN2 w ago
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258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

Do you ever waste the little time you have worrying about whether you’re making the right thing INSTEAD of actually making it? In today’s episode I will give you steps and a tactical strategy that will help you narrow down your options and make 1 piece of work today that will: - Attract the Right Customers and Clients - Help You Communicate Who You Are and What Opportunities You Want As an Artist - Find An Easy Springboard for New Work Hidden in Your Old Work - CARL WINSLOW OF FAMILY MATTERS REFERENCES!

49 MIN2019 DEC 17
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257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

Today we have one of my biggest writing / creative heroes: Ryan Holiday!! This guy has found his creative groove and niche more than almost any other creative I can think of and I wanted to get to the bottom of how he did it!! In this episode Ryan delivers a ridiculous amount of insight on a range of creative topics. Here are just a few of the things we cover: -Writing on stage / finding product market fit -Writing / creative routine and best practices -How to make progress on a big overwhelming project -Taste and Creative Intuition If you’ve listened to more than 20 minutes of Creative Pep Talk, you know I AM A HUGE FAN of Ryan’s book Growth Hacker Marketing, and Ryan’s new book, Stillness is The Key JUST CAME OUT and it is fantastic!

61 MIN2019 DEC 10
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256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

255 - Creative Lift: How to Find Your Ultimate Gift and Takeoff!

We’ve talked nonstop about putting in the work but we have NEVER addressed the scariest elephant in the room: TALENT. I’d be lying if I said that my true creative heroes didn’t have some form of talent. In fact, the creatives that most light me up, all seem to have some transcendent innate super strength! This is often discouraging for most of us because when we start making creative work we are faced with this uncomfortable truth: we are not supernatural!!! In this episode I want to share my new mindset and set of tactics that have helped me reconcile this problem in my own path. This breakthrough has enabled newfound creative fuel for my journey and ultimately, unlocked what I believe to be path to finding your own supernatural creative strengths!!! LET’S GO!

49 MIN2019 DEC 3
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255 - Creative Lift: How to Find Your Ultimate Gift and Takeoff!

254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!

WARNING THIS IS A WEIRD EPISODE! THERE IS NO EDITING OR MUSIC AND I GET REAAAAAL REAL. LET’S CUT THE CRAP. Every once in awhile I feel the need to do an episode with NO EDITING, NO MUSIC and NO AUDIO TRICKS. WHY? Because it’s VERY IMPORTANT to me that we forever come back to the true pulse of this show: SEEING CREATIVE PEOPLE THRIVE IN THEIR CAREERS. ALL THE STRATEGY and BRANDING is good but sometimes it gets in between us and clouds what this is all about. SO TODAY we strip away everything that is crowding the show and it’s just you, me and a mic. THIS IS A LOOOONG EPISODE and I GET REAL FIRED UP. There are some mindset shifts in here that I think have the potential to unlock your next career breakthrough. Topics we cover: - How to sustain momentum and avoid slow times and slumps - How to get over the fear of putting yourself out there - How to get more consistent in your style and voice - How to get a book published - How to find and express your value - How do I find my audience

82 MIN2019 NOV 26
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254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!

253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis

ESometimes I wonder if the secret to having great ideas is just developing the ability to notice them when they show up. I think we all have great ideas from time to time but if we haven’t developed the eye to recognize them, we won’t do what it takes to realize them to their full potential. In this conversation with my friend author and illustrator Joey Ellis we dive into the big idea that’s being driving his career for the past few years. Joey’s new book “Wolfie Monster and The Big Bad Pizza Battle” is OUT NOW and it’s FANTASTIC! This graphic novel is GREAT for kids but it’s also just a beautiful book full of phenomenal art! In this episode we talk about: The true gift of Jim Henson How to leap off your creative heroes Weathering the front lines of critical responses to your work Staying sane through the rollercoaster of creative careers How to hold BIG GOALS and little goals in tension for maximum effect

66 MIN2019 NOV 20
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253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis

252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?

TODAY ON THE SHOW I want to explore some territory we’ve touched on in the past in a totally new way. WHY? Because I’ve had some personal breakthroughs on this content that have me PEPPED OUT OF MY MIND!!!!! AND because I believe the content in this show is FOUNDATIONAL to a thriving creative career. The framework in this episode is a pattern I see in EVERY one of my thriving creative heroes and it’s information I revisit on a WEEKLY BASIS. For that reason I want to DIVE DEEPER into this content. It’s part refresher / part reinvention / part perspective shift. I hope this episode lights you on fire as much as it has me!!! and acts as a catalyst for HUGE creative career breakthrough!! ALSO OUR NEW SKILLSHARE CLASS IS OUT NOW!!!! Today’s episode can be used as BONUS material for the class that enhances your experience OR as standalone content that JAZZES YOU UP WITH TACTICAL PRACTICAL ACTIONABLE TIPS! CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!!!

52 MIN2019 NOV 12
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252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?

251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year

About a year ago I had this realization: if I had more Instagram followers, everything else I was trying to do would be easier. It was the domino that I had to knock over, to knock over all the others. AND YET I wasn't pumped about it. WHY? Probably the same reasons social media frustrates you: it seems like a random lottery and nothing I ever do seems to have much of an impact. BUT I was determined to reach my goal!!! SO this past year I've been approaching instagram with disciplined intensity, all the while learning as much as I could about what works on this platform. The results were super powerful and in this episode I want to share everything that had an impact on my growth! FYI even if Instagram isn't the platform you want to succeed on, this episode will help you on whichever arena you choose to do social media battle on!

53 MIN2019 NOV 5
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251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year

Latest Episodes

260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

Jack of all trades, master of none… right? Well my guest today disproves this myth in major ways! Temi Coker is a designer, photographer, illustrator and much more. In this episode we talk about why being a ‘jack of all trades’ shouldn’t be discouraged, as well as dive into tactics and perspectives that make Temi the incredible artist he is today. Temi’s beautiful thoughts on creativity nearly moved me to tears in this episode and I think if you listen you’ll know why!! ENJOY!

59 MIN3 d ago
Comments
260 - Why You Should Quit Worrying About Being a Jack of All Trades with Temi Coker

259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

Nothing feels better than finding your groove as an artist AND THAT’S WHY it’s so easy for these comfy grooves to become seemingly inescapable RUTS!! If you have been stuck in your old patterns and you fear 2020 might be just more of the same old same old, then buckle and get ready for a SUPER-FIRE-HOSE-EXPLOSION-OF-PEP-PACKED-TO-THE-FRIGGIN-BRIM of an episode!!! This episode is my deepest dive into all the hacks, tips and tricks I know on how to perform the mental gymnastics necessary for unexpected creative breakthroughs!! I HOPE THIS TAKES YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE TO CRAZY NEW HEIGHTS IN 2020!! LET’S GET PEPPED!

101 MIN1 w ago
Comments
259 - 20 Surprising and Super Powerful Prompts that will Make 2020 The Year You Do Your Best Work Ever!

258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

If you want to start 2020 with a plan that will supercharge your year with clarity and serious progress, start your year with this episode!!! I have a tendency to rush into the next new thing and the NEW YEAR is no exception for me! However, I’ve found that for my new year to have max potential, I need to do a thorough recap and review of the past year. In this episode I will give you a lens to look over 3 aspects of your previous year that will give you hidden advantages for 2020 that you would have otherwise missed!

35 MIN2 w ago
Comments
258 - Exploit This Natural Law That Will Make 2020 YOUR Year

257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

Do you ever waste the little time you have worrying about whether you’re making the right thing INSTEAD of actually making it? In today’s episode I will give you steps and a tactical strategy that will help you narrow down your options and make 1 piece of work today that will: - Attract the Right Customers and Clients - Help You Communicate Who You Are and What Opportunities You Want As an Artist - Find An Easy Springboard for New Work Hidden in Your Old Work - CARL WINSLOW OF FAMILY MATTERS REFERENCES!

49 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
257 - How to Know What to Make Today to Attract The Right People

256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

Today we have one of my biggest writing / creative heroes: Ryan Holiday!! This guy has found his creative groove and niche more than almost any other creative I can think of and I wanted to get to the bottom of how he did it!! In this episode Ryan delivers a ridiculous amount of insight on a range of creative topics. Here are just a few of the things we cover: -Writing on stage / finding product market fit -Writing / creative routine and best practices -How to make progress on a big overwhelming project -Taste and Creative Intuition If you’ve listened to more than 20 minutes of Creative Pep Talk, you know I AM A HUGE FAN of Ryan’s book Growth Hacker Marketing, and Ryan’s new book, Stillness is The Key JUST CAME OUT and it is fantastic!

61 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
256 - How to Use Stillness to Unlock Your Best Work with Ryan Holiday

255 - Creative Lift: How to Find Your Ultimate Gift and Takeoff!

We’ve talked nonstop about putting in the work but we have NEVER addressed the scariest elephant in the room: TALENT. I’d be lying if I said that my true creative heroes didn’t have some form of talent. In fact, the creatives that most light me up, all seem to have some transcendent innate super strength! This is often discouraging for most of us because when we start making creative work we are faced with this uncomfortable truth: we are not supernatural!!! In this episode I want to share my new mindset and set of tactics that have helped me reconcile this problem in my own path. This breakthrough has enabled newfound creative fuel for my journey and ultimately, unlocked what I believe to be path to finding your own supernatural creative strengths!!! LET’S GO!

49 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
255 - Creative Lift: How to Find Your Ultimate Gift and Takeoff!

254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!

WARNING THIS IS A WEIRD EPISODE! THERE IS NO EDITING OR MUSIC AND I GET REAAAAAL REAL. LET’S CUT THE CRAP. Every once in awhile I feel the need to do an episode with NO EDITING, NO MUSIC and NO AUDIO TRICKS. WHY? Because it’s VERY IMPORTANT to me that we forever come back to the true pulse of this show: SEEING CREATIVE PEOPLE THRIVE IN THEIR CAREERS. ALL THE STRATEGY and BRANDING is good but sometimes it gets in between us and clouds what this is all about. SO TODAY we strip away everything that is crowding the show and it’s just you, me and a mic. THIS IS A LOOOONG EPISODE and I GET REAL FIRED UP. There are some mindset shifts in here that I think have the potential to unlock your next career breakthrough. Topics we cover: - How to sustain momentum and avoid slow times and slumps - How to get over the fear of putting yourself out there - How to get more consistent in your style and voice - How to get a book published - How to find and express your value - How do I find my audience

82 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
254 - HOW TO: Avoid Slow Slumps / Get Published / Find and Express Your Value and MORE!

253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis

ESometimes I wonder if the secret to having great ideas is just developing the ability to notice them when they show up. I think we all have great ideas from time to time but if we haven’t developed the eye to recognize them, we won’t do what it takes to realize them to their full potential. In this conversation with my friend author and illustrator Joey Ellis we dive into the big idea that’s being driving his career for the past few years. Joey’s new book “Wolfie Monster and The Big Bad Pizza Battle” is OUT NOW and it’s FANTASTIC! This graphic novel is GREAT for kids but it’s also just a beautiful book full of phenomenal art! In this episode we talk about: The true gift of Jim Henson How to leap off your creative heroes Weathering the front lines of critical responses to your work Staying sane through the rollercoaster of creative careers How to hold BIG GOALS and little goals in tension for maximum effect

66 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
253 - What a Big Idea Looks Like with Joey Ellis

252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?

TODAY ON THE SHOW I want to explore some territory we’ve touched on in the past in a totally new way. WHY? Because I’ve had some personal breakthroughs on this content that have me PEPPED OUT OF MY MIND!!!!! AND because I believe the content in this show is FOUNDATIONAL to a thriving creative career. The framework in this episode is a pattern I see in EVERY one of my thriving creative heroes and it’s information I revisit on a WEEKLY BASIS. For that reason I want to DIVE DEEPER into this content. It’s part refresher / part reinvention / part perspective shift. I hope this episode lights you on fire as much as it has me!!! and acts as a catalyst for HUGE creative career breakthrough!! ALSO OUR NEW SKILLSHARE CLASS IS OUT NOW!!!! Today’s episode can be used as BONUS material for the class that enhances your experience OR as standalone content that JAZZES YOU UP WITH TACTICAL PRACTICAL ACTIONABLE TIPS! CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!!!!

52 MIN2019 NOV 12
Comments
252 - Which of the 3 Stages of The Creative Path are You in Right Now?

251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year

About a year ago I had this realization: if I had more Instagram followers, everything else I was trying to do would be easier. It was the domino that I had to knock over, to knock over all the others. AND YET I wasn't pumped about it. WHY? Probably the same reasons social media frustrates you: it seems like a random lottery and nothing I ever do seems to have much of an impact. BUT I was determined to reach my goal!!! SO this past year I've been approaching instagram with disciplined intensity, all the while learning as much as I could about what works on this platform. The results were super powerful and in this episode I want to share everything that had an impact on my growth! FYI even if Instagram isn't the platform you want to succeed on, this episode will help you on whichever arena you choose to do social media battle on!

53 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
251 - 6 Tips That Helped Me Gain 20,000 New Instagram Followers in a Year
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