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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 practice!Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are 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 breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

Latest Episodes

285 - 6 Things You Can Do To Unlock Your Creative Super Self

EYour best creative work will flow out of you being your best you. This episode is a checklist of creative self care practices that you may be neglecting, will actually really WANT to do, but may be completely missing out on! The ideas in this episode have made a world a difference in my practice as of late, and I think they will do the same for you! We cover: - Finding Your POWER HOUR - Finding Your PLACE OF POWER - A Meditative Exercise that will Fill You With Motivation - Flow State Tips MUCH MORE!!

50 MIN21 h ago
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285 - 6 Things You Can Do To Unlock Your Creative Super Self

284 - 3 Unusual Ways How to Make Your Work More Attractive to New Fans

“Great art sells itself.” This is a common trope in the creative world. It’s the idea that merit and quality are the reason some things take off and others don’t. In this episode we dismantle this myth and take a deeper look into why people buy into new things and how this can inform how we market and promote our creative work. In this episode you will: Discover the real reason people try new things How to signal to potential new fans that they will like your work Identify and Destroy Self Made Obstacles You Have Created that Repel New Followers This is part 4 and the final part of our Creative Elixir Series - You find all the episodes here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/tag/elixir ..........................................................................

44 MIN3 w ago
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284 - 3 Unusual Ways How to Make Your Work More Attractive to New Fans

283 - The Journey of Finding Yourself as an Artist with Jamie Drake

There’s nothing worse for a creative than feeling like you’re off your path. Do you know that feeling of being ungrounded, untethered and unable to find the pulse of your work? How do you get back on the path and into that pocket of flow, where you’re center? I am a big believer that the creative journey often goes hand and hand with the journey of personal discovery, liberation and breakthrough. This conversation with Jamie Drake is such a beautiful testament to this idea. In 2019, Jamie released her debut album “Everything’s Fine”. This record captures the creative journey so fully, that I was desperate to get her on the show to dive deep into the process of arriving at this gorgeous creative statement. HUGE thanks to Jamie for being so gracious with her time and her story. This conversation is deeply personal and is such a gift to our community! THANK YOU JAMIE! TUNE IN IF YOU’RE: Creatively lost Worried It’s Too Late to Get Started Feeling Like You’re Living Someone Else’s Story Need a Dose of Humanity!!

132 MINJUL 15
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283 - The Journey of Finding Yourself as an Artist with Jamie Drake

282 - 6 Tips On How To Build Your Following + 4 Fan Favorite CPT Ideas of All Time!

EIf you are looking for a boost of creative community in these isolated times: LISTEN TO THIS NOW!!! This episode gave me some serious feelings and I can not wait for you to hear it!! This episode is made up from 3 tips from me, 3 special guests and YOU our patreon backers!! In this episode you will get: 3 Tips For Building a Dedicated Audience from ME Andy J. Pizza 3 Audience Building Tips from SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS! 4 Creative Pep Talk Fan Favorite Tips from YOU our Patreon Backers!!! FEELINGS!! EMOTIONS! PEP! SOME FAITH IN HUMANITY!!! This episode was made in special partnership with Patreon.com and our Patreon backers!!! WE LOVE YOU BOTH!

61 MINJUL 8
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282 - 6 Tips On How To Build Your Following + 4 Fan Favorite CPT Ideas of All Time!

281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

EDRAPLIN IS ON THE SHOW!! This man is one of my biggest inspirations and heroes and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED to share this big chat I had with him. I don’t think this podcast would exist without this man and all he’s done for the creative world. ***WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*** This episode is really special and it’s packed full of goodies: - Tips from Draplin’s New Merch Class - How to Make an Authentic Brand - 3 Powerful Design Principles to Create By - Avoiding The Dicey Side of the Creative Industry - How to Find Unique Inspiration - MUCH MORE!

85 MINJUN 24
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281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

You wouldn’t get very far as a basketball player, if you played by the rules of soccer. Can you imagine? Trying to play without touching the ball with your hands? It’d be ridiculous! Actually impossible! And yet, in your creativity, you let other people’s creative rules and values make you feel disqualified all the time. You’ve heard it before “the only rule in creativity is that there are no rules”, so why do we constantly feel like imposters who are “doing it wrong”? I have a hypothesis: Because we don’t realize that creativity means very different things to each and every artist. We all define and value creativity extremely differently, but I don’t think we realize this. In this episode I want to help you figure out what creativity is about for you. When you start to figure out why YOU love creative work, you can let go of what OTHERS think it’s about and thrive in your own way. This episode is one of my favorites we’ve ever made and I think you’re gonna love it!!! This is part 3 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series. Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

77 MINJUN 17
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280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

There’s so much talk in the art world about ‘just keep making’ but if you’re going in the wrong direction, this kind of grit just gets you further and further away from what you’re looking for. In today’s episode, we take a look at some surprising ideas that can shed light on why you may be looking in the wrong places for your most powerful creative breakthroughs and how to shift perspectives today, and see the creative superpowers you already have in your possession! The ideas in this episode have had me so stoked lately, and I can not wait for you to hear them!!! This is part 2 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series. Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

53 MINJUN 10
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279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

EIt feels like everyone has a take right now with what’s going on in the world. Instead of using my platform to blast my own opinions, I decided to use my little Creative Pep Talk megaphone to amplify someone else’s voice. In this episode, I chat with co-loop artist Adé Hogue about how he’s feeling as a black artist in these trying times, and we also talk shop about his creative practice as well. This was a deeply moving conversation and I’m super grateful to Adé for making the time last minute, but creatively, it was super inspiring as well. Adé has so many insights and perspectives that inspire me and I know all around, you’re going to get a ton from this guy’s thoughts and heart!

47 MINJUN 3
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278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

Today we talk with the enormously talented 3D Designer and Illustrator Noah Camp! Noah has had a super inspiring journey to get where he is today. I have a feeling this deeply personal chat will move you to be brave in owning your own story! Thank you NOAH! In this episode we talk about: The Burden and Power of Being a Pioneer Not Being a Slave to Rewards Finding Your Path Creatively MUCH MORE! If you haven’t seen Noah’s work… you really must!!!

71 MINMAY 20
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277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

There are TWO choices that define your creative practice. The problem is if you don’t know what they are you might choose wrong by default! In this episode I want to help you type yourself: which way do you most often self sabotage? Awareness is the first step. If you can become aware of your pitfalls and the root of these derailments, you can start to recognize and conquer them! This is part 1 of our 3 Part Creative Elixir Series.

59 MINMAY 13
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276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

Latest Episodes

285 - 6 Things You Can Do To Unlock Your Creative Super Self

EYour best creative work will flow out of you being your best you. This episode is a checklist of creative self care practices that you may be neglecting, will actually really WANT to do, but may be completely missing out on! The ideas in this episode have made a world a difference in my practice as of late, and I think they will do the same for you! We cover: - Finding Your POWER HOUR - Finding Your PLACE OF POWER - A Meditative Exercise that will Fill You With Motivation - Flow State Tips MUCH MORE!!

50 MIN21 h ago
Comments
285 - 6 Things You Can Do To Unlock Your Creative Super Self

284 - 3 Unusual Ways How to Make Your Work More Attractive to New Fans

“Great art sells itself.” This is a common trope in the creative world. It’s the idea that merit and quality are the reason some things take off and others don’t. In this episode we dismantle this myth and take a deeper look into why people buy into new things and how this can inform how we market and promote our creative work. In this episode you will: Discover the real reason people try new things How to signal to potential new fans that they will like your work Identify and Destroy Self Made Obstacles You Have Created that Repel New Followers This is part 4 and the final part of our Creative Elixir Series - You find all the episodes here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/tag/elixir ..........................................................................

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
284 - 3 Unusual Ways How to Make Your Work More Attractive to New Fans

283 - The Journey of Finding Yourself as an Artist with Jamie Drake

There’s nothing worse for a creative than feeling like you’re off your path. Do you know that feeling of being ungrounded, untethered and unable to find the pulse of your work? How do you get back on the path and into that pocket of flow, where you’re center? I am a big believer that the creative journey often goes hand and hand with the journey of personal discovery, liberation and breakthrough. This conversation with Jamie Drake is such a beautiful testament to this idea. In 2019, Jamie released her debut album “Everything’s Fine”. This record captures the creative journey so fully, that I was desperate to get her on the show to dive deep into the process of arriving at this gorgeous creative statement. HUGE thanks to Jamie for being so gracious with her time and her story. This conversation is deeply personal and is such a gift to our community! THANK YOU JAMIE! TUNE IN IF YOU’RE: Creatively lost Worried It’s Too Late to Get Started Feeling Like You’re Living Someone Else’s Story Need a Dose of Humanity!!

132 MINJUL 15
Comments
283 - The Journey of Finding Yourself as an Artist with Jamie Drake

282 - 6 Tips On How To Build Your Following + 4 Fan Favorite CPT Ideas of All Time!

EIf you are looking for a boost of creative community in these isolated times: LISTEN TO THIS NOW!!! This episode gave me some serious feelings and I can not wait for you to hear it!! This episode is made up from 3 tips from me, 3 special guests and YOU our patreon backers!! In this episode you will get: 3 Tips For Building a Dedicated Audience from ME Andy J. Pizza 3 Audience Building Tips from SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS! 4 Creative Pep Talk Fan Favorite Tips from YOU our Patreon Backers!!! FEELINGS!! EMOTIONS! PEP! SOME FAITH IN HUMANITY!!! This episode was made in special partnership with Patreon.com and our Patreon backers!!! WE LOVE YOU BOTH!

61 MINJUL 8
Comments
282 - 6 Tips On How To Build Your Following + 4 Fan Favorite CPT Ideas of All Time!

281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

EDRAPLIN IS ON THE SHOW!! This man is one of my biggest inspirations and heroes and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED to share this big chat I had with him. I don’t think this podcast would exist without this man and all he’s done for the creative world. ***WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*** This episode is really special and it’s packed full of goodies: - Tips from Draplin’s New Merch Class - How to Make an Authentic Brand - 3 Powerful Design Principles to Create By - Avoiding The Dicey Side of the Creative Industry - How to Find Unique Inspiration - MUCH MORE!

85 MINJUN 24
Comments
281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

You wouldn’t get very far as a basketball player, if you played by the rules of soccer. Can you imagine? Trying to play without touching the ball with your hands? It’d be ridiculous! Actually impossible! And yet, in your creativity, you let other people’s creative rules and values make you feel disqualified all the time. You’ve heard it before “the only rule in creativity is that there are no rules”, so why do we constantly feel like imposters who are “doing it wrong”? I have a hypothesis: Because we don’t realize that creativity means very different things to each and every artist. We all define and value creativity extremely differently, but I don’t think we realize this. In this episode I want to help you figure out what creativity is about for you. When you start to figure out why YOU love creative work, you can let go of what OTHERS think it’s about and thrive in your own way. This episode is one of my favorites we’ve ever made and I think you’re gonna love it!!! This is part 3 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series. Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

77 MINJUN 17
Comments
280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

There’s so much talk in the art world about ‘just keep making’ but if you’re going in the wrong direction, this kind of grit just gets you further and further away from what you’re looking for. In today’s episode, we take a look at some surprising ideas that can shed light on why you may be looking in the wrong places for your most powerful creative breakthroughs and how to shift perspectives today, and see the creative superpowers you already have in your possession! The ideas in this episode have had me so stoked lately, and I can not wait for you to hear them!!! This is part 2 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series. Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

53 MINJUN 10
Comments
279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

EIt feels like everyone has a take right now with what’s going on in the world. Instead of using my platform to blast my own opinions, I decided to use my little Creative Pep Talk megaphone to amplify someone else’s voice. In this episode, I chat with co-loop artist Adé Hogue about how he’s feeling as a black artist in these trying times, and we also talk shop about his creative practice as well. This was a deeply moving conversation and I’m super grateful to Adé for making the time last minute, but creatively, it was super inspiring as well. Adé has so many insights and perspectives that inspire me and I know all around, you’re going to get a ton from this guy’s thoughts and heart!

47 MINJUN 3
Comments
278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

Today we talk with the enormously talented 3D Designer and Illustrator Noah Camp! Noah has had a super inspiring journey to get where he is today. I have a feeling this deeply personal chat will move you to be brave in owning your own story! Thank you NOAH! In this episode we talk about: The Burden and Power of Being a Pioneer Not Being a Slave to Rewards Finding Your Path Creatively MUCH MORE! If you haven’t seen Noah’s work… you really must!!!

71 MINMAY 20
Comments
277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

There are TWO choices that define your creative practice. The problem is if you don’t know what they are you might choose wrong by default! In this episode I want to help you type yourself: which way do you most often self sabotage? Awareness is the first step. If you can become aware of your pitfalls and the root of these derailments, you can start to recognize and conquer them! This is part 1 of our 3 Part Creative Elixir Series.

59 MINMAY 13
Comments
276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

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