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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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Dec 31, 2019

If you remember back to 2018, my theme for that year was FUN. I attempted my year of fun, trying one new fun thing a week, and I learned a lot in the process about what I call fun.

This year I decided to focus on… adventure. I’m still not sure what I mean by adventure, but this is what the dictionary says:

: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks

It’s safe to say I had a year of adventure then. The difference between fun and adventure for me, is that fun is light. Breezy. Joyful. Relaxing. Adventure, on the other hand… might involve peril. Struggle. Challenge. Overcoming fear. Employing courage, embracing the unexpected, encountering the unknown.

So in January 2019, I left my home by the sea in Hove, gave up my flat, gave up a bunch of my possessions all in order to do the digital nomad thing for one year.

I travelled in 3 continents, visited 10 countries and made dozens of new friends.

Now rather than just telling you about my travel stories which I’m sure are only interesting to me, I thought I’d wrap this year up with 12 lessons (one for each month) that I learned from being a digital nomad (I kind of cringe at that label) and what I’m going to do to embody those lessons in 2020.

I don’t know if this will resonate with you, but I hope it does. If you’ve been listening for a while, we’ve probably got a lot in common, even beyond our creative introverted-ness, and I’d like to think there’s one takeaway in this episode that you can take into 2020 too. Maybe we can keep each other accountable in the new year too.

 

Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/77j2xcFyZ1M

 

Links mentioned:

The Four Tendencies

On Labels

The Value of Community

 

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Dec 23, 2019

Today’s guest is someone who I’ve been meaning to have on the podcast since… before it even existed.

Andy Mort is the host of the Gentle Rebel Podcast, a musician, an undertaker and someone who is very much on my wave length (fellow INTJ too!)

We talk about:

• The challenges introvert musicians face

• The stigma attached to sensitivity in our society

• The problem with desensitising ourselves

• How to encourage sensitivity as an act of gentle rebellion

• What Andy would tell his younger self ... And much more!

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Dec 16, 2019

In this episode of the Creative Introvert I'm asking the question: What's Your Calling?

In my experience, there is NOTHING as powerful as knowing what your calling is for fuelling your actions.

Willpower is something we have to manage, like our energy. Like a muscle, it get’s tired out. It gets drained by making decisions, by stress, by lack of sleep, by too much sugar.

But we need willpower to stay on task. To get up every day and go to work to pay the bills to look after the kids to make our businesses thrive, to finish that painting that’s been there for months.

What if we could speed up willpower recovery, or provide ourselves with a second wind?

Well, that’s exactly what knowing our calling can do, and that's what this episode is all about.

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Dec 9, 2019

According to today's podcast guest, being single does not mean being broken, lonely, or desperate. And whether or not you already knew that, it can feel like society at large is sending us another message.

I rarely talk about matters of relationships on the podcast - mostly because I'm certainly no expert there - but I've been eager to broach the topic, and felt that Acamea Deadwiler, author and all round badass, would be the perfect guest to have on the show.

This podcast is also being released as we approach holiday season, a time of year I can attest is particularly difficult for those of us who are not in relationships. I hope you find Acamea's words as comforting and inspiring as I did.

 

What we discussed

Why women in particular suffer from the stigma of being single

The challenges that single introverts face in dating

How to handle being single at the holidays

Pros and cons of online dating

 

Links mentioned:

Single That: Dispelling the Top 10 Myths of Single Women

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Connect with Acamea:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

 

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Dec 2, 2019

Everything we've experienced to this point plays a part in our overall story.

And they don't all have to flow together neatly into some overused Heroes Journey (though, it is overused for a reason, I'll grant you.)

The story I most often tell is how I left my job. I use this to illustrate how vital it was for me when I finally started paying attention to my introversion.

But you might not know about the time I first built an online course. Which was an abominable fail. I didn’t sell one, not a sausage.

Now, I tell this to clients and when I give talks or do workshops on building a career online, in order to illustrate how bloody important it is to do thorough testing before putting your heart & soul into something.

I also have stories I may never share: stories of unrequited love, rejection, regret, shame. These stories are for me: their purpose isn’t to remind me of the harshness of life or my wounds: they are here to remind me that I lived through them, and came out the other side, a little bruised and battered, but stronger for it. It doesn’t matter if they pale in comparison to stuff you hear about on the news or read about in memoirs. They still have their place.

In each story, I can see part of me that transformed because of that pain or challenge or disappointment. I wouldn't want to forget them, because they are part of me today. Just like you know not to fuck with the past when you’ve got a time machine: I know I wouldn't change a thing because God knows what I'd be like without those experiences.

 

Resources mentioned:

More on Narrative Therapy 

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Stoicism for Creative Intoverts

 

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Nov 25, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren Sapala, author, blogger, and writing coach. I’ve been following Lauren for quite some time now on the Intro-Twittersphere and have found her to be a fount of advice on writing, marketing your writing and doing it all as a highly sensitive, creative introvert. After reading her book Firefly Magic and absolutely loving it, I wanted to know more about her and how she writes.

 

What we discussed

How to stop forcing ourselves into social media boxes that don't fit us

How to drop the "rational" voice in our head that says marketing needs to look a certain way

The importance of boundaries on social media

How we can take the pressure to be perfect off

How to find your a Unique Spiritual Purpose

 

Links mentioned:

Firefly Magic by Lauren Sapala

The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

The INFJ Revolution by Lauren Sapala

 

Connect with Lauren:

Website
Twitter
Facebook

 

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Nov 18, 2019

Long before I started the Creative Introvert I had come across the term creative block. It was probably at art college I first had a taste of it.

The solution? Didn’t seem to exist. It wasn’t the kind of question I even considered asking my lecturers about.

Over the years I’ve got to know creative block even more intimately, and whilst I’m sure we’ll be meeting for many years to come, creative block does seem to linger less than it used to, and for the most part keep away.

That’s because I’ve worked damn hard at experimenting with different solutions for how to cure creative block and that’s what I hope to share with you today, in the hope that at least one tip here will come in handy, should you have an encounter with creative block.

 

Resources mentioned:

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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Nov 11, 2019

Today I have arguably the most controversial guest I’ve had on the show (don’t worry it’s no one political) and I say controversial because of his take on introversion. And it’s not just any old take on introversion: today’s guest is a lot more qualified than I am or many other professional online introverts are to talk about this stuff: Scott Barry Kaufman is is a psychologist at Columbia University exploring the depths of human potential (see research). He embraces a humanistic, integrative approach to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life.

Now I don’t want to give you too many more spoilers for todays show, I just want you to dive in and listen - hopefully with an open mind - and if you’re anything like me you’ll have a LOT to think about after hearing this.

 

Links mentioned:

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?
Confessions of a Neurotic Extrovert
Can You Change Your Personality?
4 Types of introvert
Podcast with Scott and Susan Cain
Podcast with Scott and Colin deYoung
Susan + Scott’s quiz
Self Actualisation Tests

 

Connect with Scott:

Website
Podcast
Twitter
Facebook

 

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Nov 4, 2019

I’ve just completed Stoic Week!

What the heck is Stoic Week you ask? It’s an online event in which people from all over the world attempt to live like a Stoic for seven days. It’s run every year by the Modern Stoic and basically provides a framework for everyone to join in with, for free, for one week.

I have another podcast that dives much deeper into this, over on The Seeker and the Skeptic, check that out if you’re interested in learning more about Stoicism - both the good bits and the not so good bits.

So for those who aren’t totally sure what stoicism is or fancy hearing my garbled explanation, here goes:

Stoicism is a school of philosophy founded in Athens, Greece by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC. Zeno would lecture to his students from a painted porch (stoa polikile) and that’s where the word ’Stoic’ comes from.

The teachings spread far and wide, influencing the likes of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, right up to modern day stoic bros like Tim Ferriss and Ryan Holiday, which is where I first came across the philosophy.

I'll be revealing the four reasons stoicism is so useful for creative introverts today, in this week's podcast.

 

Resources mentioned:

Modern Stoic

How to be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci

A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine

The Tao of Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss

I haven’t vetted all of these, but you can have stoic fun with this list.

Fear Setting episode

 

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Oct 28, 2019

Today’s podcast guest is someone I have a scary amount in common with and is someone I first spoke to over two years ago, and I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch. Victoria or VK is a true multipassionate, multitalented entrepreneur. She’s an excellent writer, and her purpose is to provide insight + support that cultivates your curiosity + confidence to live your unique, memorable life.

 

We discuss:

  • Why the traditional office place doesn’t work for so many creative introverts
  • Why creativity needs failure
  • How to find your purpose
  • How to transition to being a digital nomad
  • Why travelling builds confidence

 

Links mentioned:

victoriakein.co
Sign up to get updates about VK’s book
Instagram
Twitter

 

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Oct 21, 2019

Today I’d like to talk to you about WFHing - ok, translation: working from home.

This is something I’ve been doing since 2013 and it’s given me an incredible amount of freedom I wouldn’t trade for the world.

I can pick when I work, for the most part, where I work: as long as I have wifi - and how I work. For many introverts, particularly those of the highly sensitive nature, being able to have this freedom over our environment is so, so important.

I’ve told my story plenty of times so I won’t go into it in depth, but just to use the example, being in an open plan office environment, having to clock in and out at certain times, commuting through a city - all of this was just phenomenally draining for me, and I’m sure for many of you.

I’m not sure of the exact stats, but more than 64 million Americans work from home now, at least part time. I think this is a good time for creative introverts and HSPs who are done with the office: employers are waking up to our individual needs and thx to the internet, there are more ways than ever to WFH.

But rather than try to convince you to work from home, I really want to focus on sharing my advice for those of you who already work from home, who are new to it and those who are considering it in the near future.

 

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Oct 14, 2019

Today's podcast guest is a writer, introvert blogger, a self-taught marketer… and a life-long learner. He also claims that his bio changes about as frequently as he eats Nando’s chicken... so I guess this could be different by the time I publish our chat!

Jas is also an INFP, an HSP (which we'll be discussing in depth on today's show) and a multi-potentialite.

 

We discuss:

  • What it means to be a highly sensitive introvert
  • The most likely Myers Briggs types to be HSPs
  • The link between writing and INF types

  

Links mentioned:

Lauren Sapala

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

Nomad List

Jas's blog for INF's

Connect with Jas on TwitterInstagram & LinkedIn

 

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Oct 7, 2019

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but introverts tend to have a lower tolerance for crappy conversations than our extrovert counterparts.

We despise small talk. I mean, I’m sure extroverts don’t love it either, but there do seem to be extra aversions introverts have around shallow conversation, to the point where some of us just won’t say anything at all.

This has even been done to me. Sometimes I’ll meet someone who is even further along the introvert spectrum than I am, and whilst I might be treating the initial conversation as a kind of game of chess, a formality we have to get through until we can start talking about quantum mechanics or death, they will be too impatient to even do that much. Their eyes glaze over. They clam up.

Which is fine, I get it. No one wants to have a lame chat about the weather, even if you are British.

The way I see it, introverts already have a limited capacity for social interaction, so why waste it on the small stuff?

And, as Dr. Laurie Helgoe points out in Introvert Power, “Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.”

That feels very true to me. Small talk keeps things on the surface. The sooner we can get to the deeper depths, the better. That’s where we can really connect, get honest, laugh, cry, all that good stuff.

 

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Sep 30, 2019

Today's podcast guest a licensed psychotherapist, who has helped hundreds of women, children, parents and teen girls overcome anxiety, be more connected in their relationships, increase self-awareness, and regain trust in their own inner wisdom.

Now, Nicole Burgess helps introverted, high achieving, and/or highly sensitive women be exactly who they are meant to be.

 

We discuss:

  • How to understand our emotions more clearly
  • How to untangle thoughts from emotions
  • How to tell ourselves better stories
  • The value of rituals for making life transitions

 

 

Connect with Nicole:

Website

Podcast 

 

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Sep 23, 2019

Today I want to talk to you about… decision making.

Whether it’s deciding what flavour of ice cream you want to what you want to study at college or uni to deciding whether or not you want to leave your job or partner – decision making is really bloody hard!

Part of my wonders whether introverts in particular struggle with decision making, particularly those who are a ‘P’ or Perceiving type if you are familiar with the MBTI.

Perceiving typed in particular like to keep their options open, allowing for spontaneity and last minute changes of heart. Naturally, decision making is even less fun for these folk.

I’m a J, or a Judging type so I’m less averse to decision making itself. In fact, the sooner I can make a decision the better. BUT that doesn’t make the process any easier. My issue - and I’m sure many of you can relate - is feeling a pre-emptive fear of regret. What if I make the wrong decision? This is where the over thinking, over analysing mind kicks in.

So regardless of whether you’re a go-with-the-flow P type or an overanalysing J type - I think we can all agree that making decisions is a tricksy thing.

Of course, I won’t just leave it at that: decision making is hard. Catch you next week!

No, I have done some work for you to try and find a way we can make the decision making process somewhat less painful, and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today.

Most of the following is content I’ve adapted from my book, The Creative Introvert, How to Build a Business You Love on your Terms - but as always, I’ll be adding in extra juice you won’t find in the book, and of course the book has lots of stuff you won’t find here.

 

Sep 16, 2019

Today's podcast guest is someone I really admire, because she's an introvert who has actually made video her friend, and rocks on camera. Amazing, I know.

Tors Grantham started her training in television broadcasting over two decades ago. She's helped create programmes that run the gamut from home improvement to the Six Nations (Rugby) commercials to behind the scenes of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Merlin.

Now she works with entrepreneurs wanting to position themselves as experts in their niche, helping them create and leverage video for their business that’s engaging, on-brand, and effective.

 

We discuss:

  • Why bother with video, if you're an introvert
  • How to get started with video
  • Why production values and equipment are not the most important part
  • Common mistakes introverts make on video
  • Imposter syndrome, lack of confidence and how to get OVER it!

 

Links mentioned:

Tors' Website

Instagram

Video Matters Podcast

 

 

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Sep 9, 2019

This is a bit of a controversial one because I talk so much about introversion and shaping your life to your personality and preferences, which I’m still all for. I do believe we can make better decisions based on what we know about ourselves, what we tend to behave like what we prefer, where we shine and so on.

However, I’m also sorely aware of a lot of people out there who are letting introversion hold them back from living a full life. I mean, technology isn’t helping either. If I can get all the social stimulation I need from a 10 minute back and forth on Whatsapp, and get all my entertainment from Netflix and order literally everything I need on Amazon… then I can really let introversion dominate.

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Sep 2, 2019

Today's podcast guest is someone who has been on my radar for quite some time in the online social media space - and not just because she used to work for the band Megadeth.

Cara Chace is the CEO of Chace Digital, a Pinterest marketing agency, and the Founder of Pinterest PowerUp, the first Pinterest marketing membership community designed for entrepreneurs.

She loves nothing more than seeing those light bulb moments with her clients and members when they see how Pinterest builds their businesses... except for maybe a good book and another cup of coffee. You can find out more about her at carachace.com.

 

We discuss:

  • How the internet is giving introverts an opportunity to find 'their people'
  • How to build online business buddies (and why)
  • What it means to think like a fan (and Cara's metalhead background!)
  • The advantage and disadvantage of scheduling social media in advance
  • How to create a Pinterest strategy that works for you
  • The importance of repinning other people's pins
  • Why so many creatives get burned out with social media (and how to avoid that)

 

Links mentioned:

Pinterest PowerUp

Cara on Pinterest

CaraChace.com

 

 

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Aug 26, 2019

At the time of recording this episode, it’s the end of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere and I’m feeling the urge to take stock of the last few months and review the progress I’ve made and basically prepare myself for moving forward into my second favourite season of the year, Autumn (or Fall, if you’re that way inclined.)

For the record: my favourite season is Spring.

OK so it’s kind of like there are harvest vibes in the air. And I really like the idea of aligning how I approach my business and creative pursuits and life in general with a seasonal approach. Energetically, it just makes sense. And even from a practical perspective it could make sense to have this seasonal approach: I’m not a mum but I know that a lot of kids go back to school in September, starting a new year. I think part of me still gets the shits every September with that anxiety that comes with starting a new year at school, even though it’s been a decade since I’ve been in formal education.

So rather than trying to ignore whatever anxiety or anticipation we might feel at this time of year, why not work with it? Turn that nervous energy into something we can productively use in our creative businesses?

This brings me to what my recommendation is on todays podcast: reviewing your progress.

 

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Aug 19, 2019

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m a bit burned out on reading books about creativity, how to be more creative - there are lots of them, and not many of them are worth dipping into other than to procrastinate on doing actual creative work.

But when I heard about today’s guest, Marc Silber’s book, Create: Tools From Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life... I knew I had to have him on the show. We discuss Marc's incredibly practical and inspiring book about what it is to be a creative, and what it takes. He even has an interview with Nancy Cartwright, whose voice you are likely very familiar with...

 

 

Links mentioned:

Marc's Website

Create: Tools From Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life

 

 

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Aug 12, 2019

If you’re someone who has told yourself you’re not wired for marketing, not made for talking to the masses about what you do and think of yourself as a walking disaster when it comes to selling… you’re not alone.

I’ll be the first to admit, as a hardcore introvert: many of the tactics and skills preached by typical marketing and sales ‘gurus’ rub me up the wrong way. I know how difficult it is to blow our own trumpet, and I’m certainly not recommending you do something that makes you feel slimy and inauthentic.

My chat last on last week’s episode with Sarah Santacroce about marketing that feels good vs marketing that feels shitty has inspired today’s podcast - I want to basically outline what I’ve seen in my time in the creative introvert community when it comes to our very common anxieties around marketing.

 

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Aug 5, 2019

Today’s podcast guest is a return guest, someone who I always love chatting to and catching up with, Sarah Santacroce.

On today’s episode, we’re discussing:

  • What’s wrong with the current marketing paradigm
  • Why introverts struggle so much with marketing
  • How introverts can reduce their anxiety around marketing, and market in a way that feels good
  • The 7 Ps of Marketing and what the Gentle Business Revolution is

… and much more. Enjoy the show!

 

Links mentioned:

The Gentle Business Revolution

Sarah's website

Sarah on Linkedin

 

 

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Jul 29, 2019

OK so two weeks ago I gave you my foolproof sleep routine, which I hope was helpful if you have been struggling with sleep and tried any of those tips out. Or you listened to the show and fell asleep, which I will also take credit for.

Today I thought I’d provide a little bookend to our sleep chat, with some ideas I have about morning routines. Basically, how you spend the first half hour to 2 hours of your day, which I believe is just as important if not more so than how you end the day.

I know I may be biased as I am most definitely a morning person and always have been according to my somewhat grumpy parents. That said, I do firmly believe that everyone can benefit with an intentional, well thought out morning routine. Actually, night owls will especially benefit from it, because it can make the difference between dragging yourself out of bed like a reluctant teenager (no offence to teenagers) and actually looking forward to waking up because you get to have this amazing experience upon waking.

I may be hyping this up a little too much, but that’s only because I’ve spent many years exploring this in my own life, and studying the morning routines of awesome creative people. All I can say is: starting your day right is something worth playing with.

 

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Jul 22, 2019

When I first came across today's guest, I knew immediately I had to have her on the podcast. She's managed to combine two of my greatest obsessions: personality typology AND marketing. And even though she's an extrovert, Brit Kolo is most definitely on my wavelength - and I think you'll agree when you hear our chat today.

 

We cover:

  • Why some marketing feels sleazy and gross, and some... doesn't
  • Why something that works for someone else may not work for you
  • The hidden superpowers introverts have in marketing
  • How all the different aspects of your Myers-Briggs type indicate the best marketing strategy for you

 

Links mentioned:

marketingpersonalities.com

16 personalities

 

Connect with Brit:

Brit's website

The Marketing Personalities podcast

Brit on instagram

 

 

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Jul 15, 2019

Sleep is arguably a topic that already has enough coverage. I mean, you probably don’t need another person telling you you should be getting more sleep or giving you random advice for sleeping better.

But… I’m kind of going to do it anyway. My reason being is that if I can share one tip on this podcast with one person that helps them get a better night sleep, then it’s worth it.

In addition, I’m on my high horse about sleep at the moment because I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that since I’ve been travelling, my sleep hygiene has taken a real hit.

The truth is, sleeping in different places every few weeks not to mention different time zones, makes it nigh impossible to keep up the kind of military-like sleep regime I had pre-January 2019.

And I’ve had to admit to myself: it’s affecting me. I know my energy is dipping way quicker than it used to, I know I’m abusing coffee in a way that isn’t doing me any favours, and I’m sure my memory and attention span aren’t what they once were…

 

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