Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The MVP: How to Get Your Work to Market Faster (Season 2, Episode 5)



How would you like to get your creative output - your music, books, art, whatever - out into the world faster?

On this episode I discuss an effective way to do that. This will also allow you to get feedback and make money from your ideas sooner.

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The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at:

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Creativity

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The DIY Career Manifesto: The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How Into a Profitable Business

http://fulltimeauthor.com/diy-career-manifesto/

Leave me a digital voice mail question or comment (which I might use on the show) at:

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The #1 Question You Must Ask to Get What You Want (Season 2, Episode 4)

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The Cure for Shortfalls and FailureAre you frustrated with your creative career? Not getting what you want?

On this episode I share the #1 question you must ask to turn your current situation into a positive one that will propel your creative pursuits.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Cure for Shortfalls and Failure (Season 2, Episode 3)

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The Cure for Shortfalls and FailureOn this episode I reveal a huge ah-ha moment I had about gaining and losing weight.

But this new approach can be used for everything from writing books and creating art to building a successful career.

Would love to know your thoughts on this refreshing view of falling short and feeling like a failure.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The New Way to Visualize and Set Goals (Season 2, Episode 2)

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New Way to Visualize and Set Goals On this episode I share an important tweak that can help you make immense progress this week, this month, and this year. It fixes an unfortunate flaw in traditional goal-setting advice. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Branding Yourself Online (Bob's Back with Season 2, Episode 1)

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Branding Yourself Online audiobookI'm back with Season 2 of "The Creative Entrepreneur." On this episode I share a chapter called "Defining Your Brand Focus" from my audiobook, "Branding Yourself Online."

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

030 - Shana Merlin, the Improv Comedy Queen of Austin

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Shana Merlin, Improv Comedy, AustinHave you ever watched Whose Line Is It Anyway? or seen an improvisational comedy troupe and wondered, "How do they do that?"

Well, my guest on this episode has been performing improv for decades and now runs a thriving business that teaches people how do it.

Shana Merlin, in my view, is the improv comedy queen of Austin, TX. She took a passion and skill that most people only do part-time for fun and turned it into Merlin Works, a school that shows adults how to have fun and think on their feet.

In this fun, in-depth interview Shana talks about:
  • How the improv principle of "Yes, and ..." was key to her business success
  • Why she embraces the idea of the "lean startup"
  • The unique challenges that moms face when building a business
  • Her alternate view of Michael Gerber's E-Myth strategy (and I totally agree with her)
  • The book she discovered in Fourth Grade that changed her life

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

029 - Michael Gebben: How a Wedding Videographer Became an International Motivator

Michael Gebben interview, Richard BransonHow do you go from being a guy who shoots wedding videos in Alton, Illinois, to hanging out with Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss?

Well, that's what Michael Gebben has done - and he's still in his 20s! It helps that he has a positive attitude and an electric personality. In fact, he now uses those qualities to inspire others to reach their greatest potential.

In this engaging interview Michael reveals:
  • The roles that supportive parents and toxic people have in your life
  • His definition of "possibility thinking"
  • How he dealt with a frustrating period of overwhelm with his video business
  • Mistakes he made spending money on the wrong things
  • The amazing story of how he ended up working with Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss
  • The pros and cons of mentors and "modeling" successful people

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