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135. Adam Conover from "Adam Ruins Everything" on Creative Mindset in Comedy

By David Kadavy – best-selling author

Adam Conover (@adamconover) had good things going for him. He had just graduated from college, and his sketch comedy group was a hit. So many people were watching their videos! This was before YouTube, so they kept on having to find new places to host the videos, there was so much traffic. But then the group broke up. At first, Adam wasn't worried. Since he had so much success, he figured he could easily build a career in comedy. But he slowly learned that he was wrong. It was slow going. Today, Adam has his own hit show, Adam Ruins Everything, on TruTV. On Adam Ruins Everything, Adam takes a well-researched and hilarious approach to straightening out popular myths and misconceptions. Adam has "ruined" Tylenol, pure bred dogs, and diamond engagement rings, just to name a few things. Adam Ruins Everything starts its third season on TruTV this fall. So what happened? How did Adam work his way back to success in comedy? In this episode you'll learn: How did Adam discover that "ruining" things was his calling? What mindset did Adam have that helped him bounce back from failure to find success again? In businesses where personal connections are important, why does Adam tell you NOT to suck up to successful people. Free Creative Productivity Toolbox I quadrupled my creative productivity. Sign up and I'll send you the tools I count on: kadavy.net/tools Donate on Patreon Supporters are currently covering more than half of production costs for Love Your Work. Support the show, get early access to episodes, as well as bonus masterclasses and office hours with me. Sign up at kadavy.net/donate. Feedback? Questions? Comments? I love to hear anything and everything from you. Leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Tweet at me @kadavy, or email me david@kadavy.net."     Sponsors http://skillshare.com/loveyourwork Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/adam-conover-podcast/

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