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Hello Everyone out there in Own Your Creativity land. You’re in for a blast today with my guest, James is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter. You can sign up at jamesclear.com.
James is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work. You can learn more at habitsacademy.com
Now, I’ve been reading James’ blog for many years. I first stumbled upon his blog about the importance of sleeping habits. It literally was my wake-up call on this issue, and I immediately set about changing my approach to sleep as a resultJames Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.
I’ll leave it there and let James tell you in his own words why this is so important later in the show.
Find James at jamesclear.com, and click here for the link to his book on Amazon.
In today's episode, I talk to Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and "Stand Out," which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank.
Key takeaways for writers:
- When people ask you what's new, be ready to update them about the milestones in your life, because it's the only way you'll be top of mind for possible networking connections.
- If you have people around you who take art seriously, it helps you take it more seriously.
Listen to full interview for more from Dorie about the importance of continually reinventing yourself.
Unearthing Personal Gold
I’m more interested in the written word than politics, but ever since the turn of events south of the border that hurled the world on its head for many people, I’ve become a regular consumer of CNN and viewer of all the late night talk shows. At times, it seems as though this is all a waste of precious writing time, and of precious fallow time so necessary for the creative writer. On the other hand, I feel as though these new habits of consuming political content has made me even more determined to seek out quality literature that feeds my mind and my soul. So, although I have always favoured reading The New Yorker and Harper’s, I’m doing that even more these days. I feel compelled to do this so as to restore balance to my personal, mental ecosystem. When it feels as though the world has gone crazy, it’s even more imperative that we ground ourselves.
In this episode, I talk about the importance of reading writing that inspires you.
In today’s episode, I’m talking with Karalee Clerk, a woman you did all the conventional things in life, got married, had kids, and a career. Then divorced. And then she ran away from home to become a writer, and it’s because of that chutzpah that I just had to interview her, because who among us don’t secretly wish – at least some of the time – that we could just up stakes and run away with the circus, right?
On today's episode, I talk with entertainment lawyer David Lizerbram. He gives us the scoop on copyright for writers, what to be aware of when writing about living people, and other issues pertaining to creative output.
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