The one where I celebrate an 80's classic and get a bit deep about putting people in boxes.
The one where I invent a new word (appmazeballs) and get excited about apps for creative learning.
Here are some of the apps and links I mention in the show:
The Creative Me podcast is now available on iTunes and lost of other podcast directories. Whoop!
ME Box update - June boxes ship next week and the sign up window for July opens on 1st June 2016.
Audible (iOS and Android) (books mentioned: "The Storyteller's Secret" and "Talk Like Ted" by Carmine Gallow, "#AskGaryVee" by Gary Vaynerchuck, "The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp, "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Guilbert and "#GirlBoss" by Sophia Amaruso.
The one where I share the InstaLove, try to speak Japanese and get familiar with a bloke called Danny.
Here are some of the the links and resources mentioned in this episode:
The one where I realise accountability partnerships don’t always involve group hugs.
It’s episode two. It feels like I’ve never been away from the microphone. Today’s episode topic is accountability. But before we start, this is the plan for the podcast moving forward:
Podcasts will be released weekly and will last 10 to 15 minutes. The content will be actionable. Topics will include creativity, business without buzzwords and tech.
The podcast isn’t on iTunes yet, but it will be as soon as I have three episodes. It will also be on Stitcher and other podcast directories.
If you’re like me, you love a good business blog, podcast or book/audiobook. Particularly if it also covers creativity and productivity. If this is you, you will have probably come across the term “accountability partner”. The term makes me cringe a bit as it sounds like there are group hugs involved. Is it just me?
I need to learn to not judge a book by its cover or an idea by its slightly cheesy title. Accountability partnerships are interesting and useful things – I’m in one.
Let’s rewind a moment though and look at what an accountability partner is. The term originated in religious circles. People would pair up together to help each other do good things. It was a support mechanism.
Here’s a definition: “Accountability partner” as defined on Wikipedia (so it must be true).
My accountability partnership has nothing to do with religion or bad things. The principle is similar though. We are two busy people with business goals who check in with each other monthly.
Using Google Docs the whole process is structured and focussed. Structure works well for me – that’s why Workflowy runs my life.
One of the reasons I thought the idea of accountability partnership was a bit strange (before I was in one) is that I’m uncomfortable asking for help. Rather than reflect on this too much (it’s a short episode) I’m simply going to recommend this:
It’s helped me a lot.
Let me know if you start an accountability partnership or if you have questions email@example.com. Thanks for tuning in.
I've got the strangest case of deja vu. I'm recording another podcast.
Previously I hosted the iMake podcast, which was all about creative lifestyle topics such as knitting and cooking. My island home, Guernsey, was also regularly mentioned.
Last year I made the difficult decision to wind up the podcast. This was mainly because I was moving on to new things and the podcast's theme didn't fit. Time was also an issue; producing a podcast takes a lot of time.
It was a hard decision but I know it was the right one.
But there were things about podcasting I really missed. In particular the community element.
I didn't miss the administrative elements like typing up show notes and uploading files.
A number of my iMake listeners asked me if I'd consider recording another show in the future. I said yes, if I could find a way to cut down on the time it took. The podcasting process would have to be carefully streamlined.
After a great deal of thought, I think I've found a way. I'm kicking an idea around...
Should I create a brand new podcast about creativity, technology and small business?
Creativity and technology are two of my favourite things. Sharing my experience as a small business owner could also form a part of the show. I have recently launched a stationery subscription business called ME Box.
A short but regular podcast schedule could work. It would be a bit like me phoning you up and leaving a voice message. If I left a message on your answerphone it would be un-edited, straight to the point, relevant and personal. This could work well for both of us.
I'm not saying I am starting a new podcast, I am just thinking about it. But if I did, I'd call it Creative Me.
I have decided to try and re-train as a surface pattern designer and to support this aim I am studying The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.
It looks like I have started a new podcast. Let's call the episode Déjà Vu. I plan to provide you with top quality, actionable content. Here's a resource for you today if you are looking for humorous business advice: The Middle Finger Project (bad language warning).
That's all from me, I hope you'll tune in next time (since there is going to be a next time!)