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The Creative Introvert Podcast

Are you a creative? A maker, a doer, an (over)thinker, an entrepreneur who gets their energy from within, who enjoy their time alone, and who is most creative when working solo? That's exactly who this podcast is for. Each week, I'll be bringing you a heady mix of practical philosophy, psychology and mysticism (with a dash of irreverence) in order to bring to light ideas that you can experiment with in your daily life. http://www.thecreativeintrovert.com/
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Jan 30, 2017

In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I explain my brainwave idea for setting kinesthetic goals.

Before you jump to the conclusion that this is yet another attempt to drill in the overused acronym about setting SMART goals: I promise it’s not that.

And maybe I’m not the only person who has approached goal setting in this way, but it’s new to me and even in the short time I’ve been dabbling with it; it has made a huge difference in how I act and feel on a daily basis, so I’m really excited to share it with you.
 
Ok so the way I’m going to lay this out for you is by first explaining the problem with traditional goals and goal setting, I’ll explain a bit about why certain strategies work for some not for others (spoiler alert: you aren’t unmotivated or lazy necessarily) and finally we’ll wrap up with my step-by-step kinesthetic goal setting approach.

Here's what I cover:

  • What the problem is with traditional goal setting
  • Why SMART goals didn't work for me
  • Why it isn't lack of motivation that stops us achieving what we want
  • How our motivation varies between tasks
  • How to set goals that align with our core values
  • What the heck I mean by 'kinesthetic' goal setting
  • 4 GOYA* Action Steps

*GOYA: Get Off Your Arse

Jan 23, 2017

To clarify: the 'C' word I'm referring to is: CONFIDENCE.

It's a word that has been, for me, muddied with the likes of ‘confidence gurus’ and other extroverted characters I’ve never been able to relate to.

When speaking to my coach about this confidence conundrum, he reminded me of the origin of the word: 'confidence' comes from the Latin fidere, 'to trust.'

To be confident is to trust in yourself, your actions and your place in the world. Words like trust and faith happened to be very meaningful to me at that point: they were my anchors; my antidotes to the fears I was facing at every turn in building my business.

So I decided that instead of running away from the word, I’d reclaim it. Take it back to it’s origins, and dispel any myths and identity crises it’s had over the years since the self-help revolution captured it.

Jan 13, 2017

This episode of the Creative Introvert Podcast is for anyone who feels like they've tried ALL the things and still... nothing seems to be working.

You're not moving forward like you expected, you feel like you're spinning your wheels and you may even be ready to throw in the towel.

BUT WAIT!

Before you do - give this one a listen. It's less than 15 mins long, and I include my 5-step action plan (which you can also download at http://www.thecreativeintrovert.com/002

Here's what I cover:

  • My own struggles in my business and 'sticking points' I've had
  • The surprising truth about great achievers like Walt Disney
  • How to work out what you're wasting time on
  • What to outsource, what to double-down on, and what to quit altogether
  • How to shift your mindset in order to pick up momentum again
  • The four questions to ask yourself when you need a perspective shift
Jan 13, 2017

It only seems right that the first 'proper' episode of The Creative Introvert podcast covers the topic that started this whole Creative Introvert thing off.

Here's what I cover:

  • What is introversion (really)
  • How I discovered my introversion
  • How knowing your personality type helps
  • How knowing others personality types helps
  • What are the introvert's superpowers
  • How to use your superpowers for creative work
  • How to know if you're an introvert
  • What are the introvert's 'kryptonites'
  • How to deal with the kryptonite
  • 3 GOYA* Action Steps

*GOYA: Get Off Your Arse

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