Wednesday, April 16, 2014

026 - Karen Drucker and the Power of Positive Music

Karen Drucker interview, the Power of Positive MusicReady to have your spirits lifted? That's what you'll get from this interview with musician, speaker and author Karen Drucker.

Since the late '90s Karen has been an influential force in a niche that's often referred to as "positive music." Her songs are performed in spiritual centers and personal development conferences around the world.

In this fun, fast-paced interview Karen talks about:
  • How she got into the positive music niche almost by accident
  • The importance of "showing up"
  • How she overcomes the "perfection curse"
  • The profound effect her healing music has had on her and her fans
  • Her inspiring view of the role that positive music plays in the world
  • What she thinks of mistakes and divine order

Watch or listen now!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

025 - Joe Vitale on Marketing and the Magic of Believing

Joe Vitale on Marketing and the Magic of BelievingOne thing is for sure: You can't accuse Joe Vitale of being a slacker or one-dimensional.

He's a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, musician, and more. His books range in subject matter from hypnotic marketing and writing to personal growth and spirituality.

He appeared in the hit movie The Secret and other films, he's been on "Larry King Live," and he's given birth to countless books, audio programs, and courses.

In this interview Joe reveals:
  • The crucial lessons he learned from being homeless years ago
  • How he creates long audio programs without a script - or even notes!
  • The one skill he honed that played a huge role in his success
  • What he wishes he knew earlier about public relations
  • Why he has a special place in his heart for public libraries
  • The three books that changed his life

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

024 - Will Bowen: Oprah, the Today Show, a Complaint-Free World

Will Bowen interview, Complaint-Free WorldWhat could you learn from a guy who has appeared on Oprah and the Today Show and travels the world talking about living a happy, complaint-free life?

My guest this week is Will Bowen, author of A Complaint-Free World and Happy This Year. He also runs a spiritual center in Kansas City called InVision.

This fantastic interview runs the gambit: from entrepreneurial business basics to deep psychological and spiritual principles that have guided Will to his many successes.

In this interview you'll learn:
  • How Will was inspired to start a "complaint-free" movement that has touched millions of people around the globe
  • What he means by "blur the lines between here and there"
  • Why it's self-defeating to "thrive on pain"
  • What he learned from The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment
  • How other cultures think of happiness in very different ways

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Top 7 Creative Entrepreneur Video and Audio Interviews So Far


 
As I write this it's been about nine months since I launched "The Creative Entrepreneur" interview series. A total of 23 interviews have been posted. It seems like a good time to assess how the series is being received by viewers and listeners.

As you may know, the interviews are available for free as YouTube videos and as an audio-only podcast via iTunes, Stitcher and more.

Here are the big picture numbers as of March 19, 2014:

Total video views of all 23 interviews: 8,616

Total audio podcast downloads: 7,840

Of course, these aren't "Gangnam Style" numbers, but I'm pretty happy with them.

Now let's compare the most popular video interviews with the most downloaded audio versions. Here's where things get interesting, because there are some sharp differences.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

023 - Emilie Wapnick on Feeding Your Many Talents

Emilie Wapnick Putty MultipotentialiteHave you ever felt constricted because the world was pressuring you to find a single purpose and passion? If so, you'll love this interview with Emilie Wapnick.

She believes that many people simply don't have one true calling - and you may be better off embracing a variety of interests throughout your life.

In this interview Emilie reveals:
  • How she turned a "refuse to choose" attitude into a business
  • Why a low point in her life lead to what she's doing now
  • How Chris Guillebeau's World Domination Summit changed her life
  • Mistakes she made when offering a coaching service - and how to do it better
  • The importance of building a team and finding competent people through your existing tribe
  • Her amazing big picture vision of why "Multipotentialites" are so important

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

022 - Phil Johnson: Making a Living From Music, Comedy, Teaching and More

Phil Johnson: Music, ComedyPhil Johnson leads a fascinating life. For 20 years he's been making a living from a combination of music, comedy, teaching, voice-over work, and more.

For him, success is all about variety and multiple streams of creative income.

In this engaging conversation Phil spills the beans on:
  • How a cubicle inspired him to work for himself
  • The important role that teaching plays in his business model
  • The $10,000 mistake he made
  • Why he wishes he would have started doing comedy earlier
  • The book that changed his life that he doesn't want you to read

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

021 - Jack Conte on Pomplamoose, Patreon, YouTube and Failure - The Creative Entrepreneur

Jack Conte Pomplamoose, Patreon, YouTubeJack Conte has become a leading voice for independent musicians who are making a living and making a difference in the digital era. He is best know for the musical duo Pomplamoose, which he co-creates with his partner Nataly Dawn. In 2013 he founded Patreon, a new concept in crowdfunding that has a lot of people talking.

In this wide-ranging interview Jack has a lot to say about:
  • YouTube and the massive role it played in his success
  • How he earns more than $7,000 for every free music video he puts out
  • His surprising view of failure and trying new things
  • What he means by "Acting before you are ready"
  • The "mental poison" he had to overcome years ago
  • How "Sesame Street" helped Pomplamoose create viral YouTube videos

Watch or listen now!