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Love Your Work

By David Kadavy – best-selling author

Reconnect with the most powerful fuel of all – the fuel of loving your work. Best-selling author and award-winning designer David Kadavy helps you make it as a creative entrepreneur. Find your creative voice, cultivate the mindset you need to succeed, and be the first to capitalize on new opportunities to make a living making your art. Every Thursday, David presents either a guest or his own learnings from his decade-plus career as a creative entrepreneur. Hear from titans of industry like former AOL CEO Steve Case. Hear from best-selling authors like Seth Godin and James Altucher. Hear from scientists, creators from dancers to a chef to a Hollywood set designer, and visionaries on the cutting edge of creative monetization – whether that's self publishing or blockchain technology. Find out why Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Goins says, "David is an underrated writer and thinker. In an age of instant publication, he puts time, effort and great thought into the content and work he shares with the world." Find out why Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says David has "really good, deep questions, and original questions." Subscribe to Love Your Work today so you never miss a dose of the inspiration and motivation you need to unleash the creator you already know you are, deep inside.

  1. 1.
    NOTE: Rejected again.11/14/2018
    10:11
  2. 2.
    NOTE: An Update on My Colombian Visa11/10/2018
    46:39
  3. 3.
    151. Mind Mastery Through Neurofeedback. Ariel Garten of Muse.11/08/2018
    49:58
  4. 4.
    150. Stop Organizing by Project. Start Organizing by Mental State.11/01/2018
    11:52
  5. 5.
    149. Reclaim Creativity: Srini Rao of The Unmistakable Creative on "Creating for An Audience of One"10/25/2018
    51:01
  6. 6.
    148. Prompt Talking: One Simple Trick for Irresistible Communication10/18/2018
    11:13
  7. 7.
    147. Jason Fried: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work10/11/2018
    57:26
  8. 8.
    146. "Black Swan" Marketing Growth10/04/2018
    17:08
  1. 9.
    145. Tynan: The Asymmetry of the Insane09/27/2018
    1:02:42
  2. 10.
    144. Walk Through Fire.09/20/2018
    7:46
  3. 11.
    143. Double Down or Shut Down? Nathan Barry of ConvertKit09/13/2018
    59:25
  4. 12.
    142. Aspiration Procrastination, Self-Discrepancy Theory, & How to Take Action on Your Dreams09/06/2018
    14:35
  5. 13.
    141. Stone Temple Pilots' Manager: Blockchain Will Reinvent the Music Industry. Steve Stewart of Vezt.08/30/2018
    57:38
  6. 14.
    140. Grow Your Passion. Don't "Find" it.08/23/2018
    8:05
  7. 15.
    139. Brave: The Browser That Will Pay You. Jonathan Sampson of Brave.08/16/2018
    48:33
  8. 16.
    138. Things Don't Go As Planned. That *Is* the Plan.08/09/2018
    14:01
  9. 17.
    137. Privacy. Why Does it Matter to Creative Entrepreneurs? BJ Mendelson08/02/2018
    1:05:57
  10. 18.
    136. Master The Art of Staying in07/26/2018
    9:34
  11. 19.
    135. Adam Conover from "Adam Ruins Everything" on Creative Mindset in Comedy07/19/2018
    53:26
  12. 20.
    134. 24 Things I Learned Publishing 3 Books in Only 6 Months07/12/2018
    20:26
  13. 21.
    133. Make Art That Sells: Phil Thompson of Cape Horn Illustration07/05/2018
    1:26:35
  14. 22.
    132. Stay in Bed & Have Your Best Ideas Ever06/28/2018
    10:49
  15. 23.
    131. Build Your Morning Routine. Benjamin Spall, Author of "My Morning Routine"06/21/2018
    52:33
  16. 24.
    130. How to Prioritize? Listen to Your Body.06/14/2018
    8:21
  17. 25.
    129: Shane Snow: Turn Conflicts into Great Ideas06/07/2018
    1:02:51
  18. 26.
    NOTE: New Book: Make Money Writing on the STEEM Blockchain06/05/2018
    2:52
  19. 27.
    128. What Seneca Said About Facebook05/31/2018
    6:37
  20. 28.
    127. Art Is Hard. Tim Kasher, Rock Star/Filmmaker of Cursive, The Good Life, & No Resolution05/24/2018
    35:31
  21. 29.
    NOTE: I made it back to Colombia. How? What now?05/23/2018
    8:12
  22. 30.
    126. Productivity is Limited. Creativity is Infinite.05/17/2018
    8:25
  23. 31.
    NOTE: I Got Kicked Out of Colombia!05/14/2018
    8:50
  24. 32.
    125. "Education" Is a Waste?! Bryan Caplan, Author of "The Case Against Education"05/10/2018
    54:11
  25. 33.
    124. Why Did it Take So Long for "Time Management" to Be Invented?05/03/2018
    10:09
  26. 34.
    123. Do It For You. Drew Ackerman of the Sleep With Me Podcast04/26/2018
    53:06
  27. 35.
    122. Writing a Book? 3 Things Nobody Told You04/19/2018
    11:49
  28. 36.
    121. Charlie Hoehn: Curing Anxiety Through Work/Life Integration04/12/2018
    55:16
  29. 37.
    120. Read "Free Range" Words04/05/2018
    5:49
  30. 38.
    119. No Ego: Cy Wakeman on Eliminating "Emotional Waste"03/29/2018
    51:25
  31. 39.
    118. Take Your Own Advice03/22/2018
    7:26
  32. 40.
    117. Maneesh Sethi: Upgrade Humanity. (Can blockchain & cryptocurrency end the eyeball economy?)03/15/2018
    1:40:01
  33. 41.
    116. Make Creative Work Finish Itself with Cascading Motivation03/08/2018
    6:53
  34. 42.
    115. White House Innovation Advisor Turned Sane "Prepper," John Ramey03/01/2018
    1:55:10
  35. 43.
    114. Eight Mantras for Getting Writing Done02/22/2018
    8:12
  36. 44.
    113. 6-Figure Self-Publishing: Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn02/15/2018
    53:35
  37. 45.
    112. Never Stop Learning: The Skills of Self-Publishing02/08/2018
    13:18
  38. 46.
    111. Jordan Harbinger of The Jordan Harbinger Show (formerly The Art of Charm)02/01/2018
    30:10
  39. 47.
    110. Making Money on STEEM and Steemit: A Beginner's Guide to Earning Cryptocurrency on the Blockchain01/25/2018
    28:34
  40. 48.
    BONUS: Listen to The Heart to Start audiobook free on Audible (visit: kadavy.net/audible)01/24/2018
    3:31
  41. 49.
    109. Die Empty. Todd Henry of The Accidental Creative01/18/2018
    29:02
  42. 50.
    108. Start Your Masterpiece in 2018: Three Easy Ways01/11/2018
    6:27
  43. 51.
    107. Build Good Habits: Stanford Behavioral Scientist BJ Fogg01/04/2018
    1:08:25
  44. 52.
    106. Sample Chapter: The Linear Work Distortion12/28/2017
    15:32
  45. 53.
    105. Are You an Old Master, or a Young Genius? David W. Galenson.12/21/2017
    1:03:17
  46. 54.
    104. Preview My New Book: The Heart to Start12/14/2017
    14:57
  47. 55.
    103. Turn Rejection into Opportunity. Libryia Jones of Wanderist.12/07/2017
    1:00:09
  48. 56.
    102. Use the Seven Mental States to Optimize Your Creative Output11/30/2017
    11:53
  49. 57.
    101. Pat Flynn: Teach While You Learn11/23/2017
    51:36
  50. 58.
    100. Find Your Calling. (SPECIAL 100th episode!! Featuring James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jason Fried, Seth Godin, & more)11/16/2017
    22:35
  51. 59.
    99. Michelangelo's Creative Process. Ross King, author of The Pope's Ceiling11/09/2017
    51:31
  52. 60.
    98. Find Your Creative City11/02/2017
    11:25
  53. 61.
    97. A Tale of Two Bootstrappers. Rob Hunter of Focused Apps & David Kadavy10/26/2017
    58:28
  54. 62.
    96. Mini-life case study: One couple, 6 months in Medellín10/19/2017
    16:10
  55. 63.
    95. Be Productively Curious. Ian Leslie, author of "Curious: The Desire to Know, and Why Your Future Depends On It"10/12/2017
    1:02:09
  56. 64.
    94. In Ten Years, Will You be Glad?10/05/2017
    21:08
  57. 65.
    93. Art is Your Job. Creator of NBC's The Blacklist, Jon Bokenkamp, on screenwriting09/28/2017
    1:19:25
  58. 66.
    92. Listen to "The Voice"09/21/2017
    16:30
  59. 67.
    91. Emmy-award winning set designer for Bill Nye, Martha Stewart, & Snoop Dogg, James Pearse Connelly09/14/2017
    1:02:28
  60. 68.
    90. Success Favors Those Who Ship09/07/2017
    12:47
  61. 69.
    89. Lead minds, not hands. L. David Marquet, author of Turn The Ship Around08/31/2017
    1:23:22
  62. 70.
    88. Design Internship advice to a Millennial08/24/2017
    21:55
  63. 71.
    87. Cab driver, neuroscientist, PBS Frontline producer, conceptual artist, & Minutiae app co-founder, Daniel J. Wilson08/17/2017
    1:25:21
  64. 72.
    86. Choose your weapon to boost creative output08/10/2017
    13:44
  65. 73.
    David Allen: Getting Things Done08/03/2017
    1:10:56
  66. 74.
    84. Yes, you can multitask creative work.07/27/2017
    7:34
  67. 75.
    83. 12,500 hours of deliberate rest. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.07/20/2017
    1:02:02
  68. 76.
    82. Stop thinking. Start doing. Three simple ways.07/13/2017
    7:44
  69. 77.
    81. Go with your Hunch. Bernadette Jiwa.07/06/2017
    57:37
  70. 78.
    80. Why "Hustle?"06/29/2017
    7:11
  71. 79.
    79. Jeff Goins returns! Be a thriving artist (not a starving artist)06/22/2017
    1:02:49
  72. 80.
    78. Who wants to be a billionaire? (not me)06/15/2017
    7:52
  73. 81.
    Seth Godin06/08/2017
    1:06:02
  74. 82.
    76. Don't write a New York Times best-seller06/01/2017
    11:39
  75. 83.
    75. Chocolate. Danny Michlewicz, founder & chocolatier at Colombia's Tilín Cacao.05/25/2017
    1:30:24
  76. 84.
    74. Don't join a podcast network for the wrong reasons05/18/2017
    19:33
  77. 85.
    73. Sean Stephenson. Choose growth.05/11/2017
    1:00:33
  78. 86.
    72. Quit your daily routine. Start your weekly routine.05/04/2017
    7:35
  79. 87.
    71. End the attention economy. STEEM's Ned Scott on Steemit, cryptocurrency-driven social media, & the blockchain04/27/2017
    51:07
  80. 88.
    70. 7 lessons from my neighbor, Warren Buffett (lifestyle design, self-investment, habits, principles, & building Berkshire Hathaway)04/20/2017
    7:05
  81. 89.
    69. Be creatively persistent. Bachata dancers Ataca y La Alemana (Jorge Burgos & Tanja Kensinger) on using YouTube fame to build a business in latin dance.04/13/2017
    1:06:21
  82. 90.
    68. 10 unconventional ways to achieve full focus (sleep, mindfulness, minimalism, & travel)04/06/2017
    9:13
  83. 91.
    67. Ryan Hoover of ProductHunt: Start with community (community-building, culture, & mentors)03/30/2017
    58:33
  84. 92.
    66. Read more books by hijacking your habits (Facebook, reading, & self-improvement)03/23/2017
    5:53
  85. 93.
    65. Getting writing done. Joanna Wiebe of Copy Hackers & Airstory (building an audience from an information business into a SAAS)03/16/2017
    49:17
  86. 94.
    64. Write first. Coffee later. (optimizing creative productivity by protecting focus in the early morning)03/09/2017
    6:28
  87. 95.
    63. Peter Bragiel – Make your dreams reality (building a travel show on YouTube)03/02/2017
    1:24:23
  88. 96.
    62. My top rejections02/23/2017
    11:03
  89. 97.
    61. Ignore Everybody. Hugh MacLeod of Gapingvoid (originality, & the courage to be different)02/16/2017
    1:07:24
  90. 98.
    60. Focus with practical minimialism02/09/2017
    6:45
  91. 99.
    59. The net appears. Vinnie Lauria of Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore (leaving a secure job, traveling Asia, overcoming emotional barriers, power networking)02/02/2017
    58:24
  92. 100.
    58. How I quadrupled my creative productivity (writing, healthy habits & routines, & facing fears)01/26/2017
    10:19
  93. 101.
    57. How Noah Kagan manages his mental energy (productivity, sleep, time management, & creativity)01/19/2017
    1:24:51
  94. 102.
    56. See you next year. Here's why. (New Year's resolutions, & the importance of sleep & rest)12/14/2016
    9:09
  95. 103.
    55. Make your bed, change THE WORLD!? (ft. James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jason Fried, Ryan Holiday, Tucker Max, Noah Kagan & more)12/06/2016
    21:52
  96. 104.
    54. 8 Things I Wish I Had Known About Building Online Courses (having an impact, & self-motivation through product development)12/01/2016
    7:33
  97. 105.
    James Altucher11/22/2016
    1:01:43
  98. 106.
    52. My $40,000 DIY MBA (investing in your self-education)11/17/2016
    6:16
  99. 107.
    Dan Ariely11/10/2016
    1:02:19
  100. 108.
    50. Productivity isn't about Getting Things Done anymore (mindfulness for creative breakthroughs)11/01/2016
    8:45
  101. 109.
    49. Medium.com Writing, Book Positioning & Marketing Psychology – Nir Eyal & David Kadavy10/27/2016
    1:02:43
  102. 110.
    48. Make it easy to do what's good for you (digital detox & building healthy habits through design)10/20/2016
    7:34
  103. 111.
    47. Getting the most out of email: Jocelyn K. Glei (productivity & business networking through email)10/13/2016
    1:01:58
  104. 112.
    46. #YOLO, so point your face at a blank wall (building discipline for creative habits)10/06/2016
    6:18
  105. 113.
    Max Temkin09/29/2016
    1:18:46
  106. 114.
    44. I Failed. (overcoming rejection & ego in book publishing)09/22/2016
    6:54
  107. 115.
    Mark Manson09/15/2016
    1:17:05
  108. 116.
    42. Yes, You Can Leave the North America Bubble (personal enrichment through the spread of the digital nomad lifestyle)09/08/2016
    8:53
  109. 117.
    Noah Kagan09/01/2016
    1:23:38
  110. 118.
    40. 3 Productivity Lessons from Google Calendar (cognitive biases, habit-building, & daily routines)08/25/2016
    6:51
  111. 119.
    39. Embrace Constraints: WheezyWaiter (Craig Benzine) on Minimalism & Creative Habit-Building08/18/2016
    1:12:32
  112. 120.
    38. Build the Habit First08/11/2016
    10:52
  113. 121.
    37. Harness the Power of Your Productivity Cycles – David Kadavy08/04/2016
    1:10:59
  114. 122.
    36. Follow the "First-Hour" Rule07/28/2016
    7:02
  115. 123.
    35. Using Paleo & Ketogenic Diet Principles to Fight Inflammation – Dr. Terry Wahls on ketosis, anti-inflammatory foods, & the microbiome07/21/2016
    54:06
  116. 124.
    34. Productivity Hack: Do Nothing07/14/2016
    8:03
  117. 125.
    33. Double Down on Love – SimplyRecipes' Elise Bauer on creative habits, mindset management, & cooking07/07/2016
    1:06:51
  118. 126.
    32. Stop A/B Testing06/30/2016
    17:13
  119. 127.
    Ryan Holiday06/23/2016
    48:31
  120. 128.
    30. Buy a $600 lamp. Read more books. (changing your mindset to build a reading habit)06/16/2016
    8:35
  121. 129.
    Tucker Max06/09/2016
    1:12:10
  122. 130.
    28. Start where you are06/02/2016
    7:55
  123. 131.
    27. Jeff Goins: Listen to Your Life – creative habit-building, deliberate practice, & finding your calling05/26/2016
    1:03:00
  124. 132.
    26. 37 lessons from 37 years05/19/2016
    9:08
  125. 133.
    25. Steve Case: Persevere in "The Third Wave" – how entrepreneurs will transform entrenched industries05/12/2016
    35:55
  126. 134.
    24. Save Time & Mental Energy With Mind Management and Perpetual Productivity05/05/2016
    6:57
  127. 135.
    23. Travel by Your Taste – Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads on lifestyle design, personal discovery, & food04/28/2016
    1:20:49
  128. 136.
    22. The Behavioral Revolution (Not The Information Revolution) – using behavioral science & product design to build healthy habits through technology04/21/2016
    15:17
  129. 137.
    21. Nir Eyal – Is Silicon Valley Leading Us Into The Robot Apocalypse? Artificial Intelligence, digital distraction, & the dangers of habit-forming products04/14/2016
    55:41
  130. 138.
    20. Kill Your Todo List – Sell Your Ideas to Google (overcoming decision fatigue for better creativity & productivity)04/07/2016
    21:34
  131. 139.
    19. Relax! Andrew Johnson on building an app empire; overcoming anxiety, depression, & bad habits through hypnosis03/30/2016
    1:09:14
  132. 140.
    18. 2-Minute Meditation (Guided)03/26/2016
    2:01
  133. 141.
    17. Eight Life Hacks for Health Wealth and Happiness03/24/2016
    11:13
  134. 142.
    16. Earn It03/17/2016
    8:07
  135. 143.
    15. Sail Around The World (While Running a Business, With Three Kids) – Paul Bennett of Context Travel on overcoming fears, lifestyle design, & streamlining operations to follow your dreams03/10/2016
    1:13:27
  136. 144.
    14. The Solopreneur Manifesto (redefine success, keep freedom in your lifestyle, & diversify your skillset)03/03/2016
    8:50
  137. 145.
    13. Your Weakness is Your Superpower – Maneesh Sethi of Pavlok on breaking bad habits, making the most of ADHD, & hiring02/25/2016
    1:03:40
  138. 146.
    12. Stop Reading Books Straight Through. Start Reading in "Layers." (a different kind of "speed-reading")02/18/2016
    12:59
  139. 147.
    11. Hack Hidden Value – Nick Gray of Museum Hack on creating memorable customer experiences, turning a hobby into a business, & keeping healthy habits02/11/2016
    1:21:41
  140. 148.
    10. Stop Managing Your Time, Start Managing Your Mind (to maximize productivity, with optimal creativity)02/04/2016
    11:44
  141. 149.
    9. Be Decisive. Laura Roeder of MeetEdgar on batching for productivty, 80/20 thinking, & quitting her job to go from freelance to SAAS01/27/2016
    55:20
  142. 150.
    8. Create "Aha!" Moments – Neuroscientist Dr. John Kounios on the neuroscience of creative insights01/20/2016
    2:19:03
  143. 151.
    7. Transform "Stuff" into "Things" (for creative ideas)01/15/2016
    8:30
  144. 152.
    6. Don't let your "baby" get slaughtered – Adrian Holovaty of Soundslice, Django, and Everyblock01/06/2016
    1:48:09
  145. 153.
    5. Stop Traveling. Start Living "Mini Lives" (for self-improvement, self-discovery, adventure, & creative inspiration)12/31/2015
    12:36
  146. 154.
    4. Find your superpowers: Saya Hillman of Mac & Cheese Productions on self-help, community, & personal development12/28/2015
    1:06:36
  147. 155.
    3. Make Something Remarkable: Timehop's Jonathan Wegener on creativity, hiring, and explosive ideas12/14/2015
    1:08:17
  148. 156.
    2. Give Yourself Permission to Suck (for the confidence to break through creative blocks)12/14/2015
    9:50
  149. 157.
    Jason Fried12/14/2015
    1:17:33

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