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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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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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This podcast is made possible only by means of my generous supporters on Patreon. Thank you! Supporting the Creative Introvert podcast also gets you lots of goodies, from a Monthly Ask Me Anything to a copy of my new BOOK, The Creative Introvert: How to Build a Business You Love on Your Terms. Hitting milestones also funds future projects, and ideas guided by you, my supporters.

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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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