The Fearless Creative

By Tarah Thornburg

Conversations about the creative life. The Fearless Creative is a podcast for writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a business around their passions and live a life that feeds their soul. Tarah Thornburg discusses the ups and downs of creative entrepreneurship, the fearless mindset and winning strategies that have helped her build a business around her creativity, and how you can ditch the day job, make great sh*t, and gain the freedom you deserve.

  1. 1.
    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? (Part 2) How to Vet Your New Idea
    41:54
  2. 2.
    Is Your Business Idea a Good One? Use These Steps to Vet Your Idea: Part 1
    56:44
  3. 3.
    Crystals for Creatives — 5 Stones to Help You Feel Inspired, Confident, and Enthusiastic
    52:18
  4. 4.
    My Favorite Non-Obvious Ways to Unlock Fresh Creative Ideas
    32:06
  5. 5.
    Adapt to Thrive — Not Just Survive — During the COVID-19 Outbreak
    45:31
  6. 6.
    The Shadow Side of Creativity: Antiheroes, Art as Medicine, and Harnessing Our Inner Darkness
    39:05
  7. 7.
    Hack Your Day to Feel Good and Get Sh*t Done While You're Stuck at Home
    45:58
  8. 8.
    Teach Yourself to Be an Optimist: The Science Behind Learned Optimism
    37:14
  1. 9.
    My Top Hacks for Brainstorming Your Best Creative Ideas
    42:21
  2. 10.
    The Ultimate Positivity Hack: Master Your Mental State With Mantras
    32:38
  3. 11.
    How to Use Patreon to Get Paid for Creative Work
    48:23
  4. 12.
    Build Contagious Excitement Around Your Creative Work — Even as a One-Woman Show
    36:18
  5. 13.
    Reimagine Your Website and Take Your Fans on a Journey
    38:42
  6. 14.
    How to Get Back Into Writing, Creating, or Whatever Practice Keeps You Sane
    23:46
  7. 15.
    You Can’t Work Nonstop: How to Stay Sane When You’re Insanely Busy
    33:07
  8. 16.
    How to Use Facebook to Build Real Human Relationships With Bestselling Author Lindsey Pogue
    45:15
  9. 17.
    The Project Doesn't Define the Growth — You Are Being Forged
    34:51
  10. 18.
    Creative Goals for 2020: Creation, Sustainability, Branding, and Confidence!
    43:24
  11. 19.
    6 Great Alternatives to the New Year's Resolution
    36:22
  12. 20.
    A Very Dickensian Christmas: 6 Creative Lessons From Charles Dickens
    17:33
  13. 21.
    The Hard Truth Behind "I Don't Have the Time"
    43:48
  14. 22.
    Beat End-of-Year Burnout: Try Taking a Staycation!
    36:41
  15. 23.
    Warren Buffett's 10 Rules for Success — Translated for Creative Entrepreneurs
    38:10
  16. 24.
    How to Combat 'Shiny Object Syndrome' and Focus on One Idea
    29:54
  17. 25.
    Stay Flexible: Questioning Assumptions and Adapting to Grow Your Creative Business
    39:39
  18. 26.
    My Best Productivity Hacks of the Year
    41:56
  19. 27.
    Why You Should Set a Totally Crazy Goal This Year
    38:04
  20. 28.
    Engage Your Fans — Yes, You Have Fans! (Plus How I Survived the Tech Apocalypse)
    34:43
  21. 29.
    Wild Places, Wild People: Unlocking the Possibilities to Create a Life on Your Own Terms
    41:05
  22. 30.
    How to Get Out of a Creative Funk and Do Your Best Work
    35:44
  23. 31.
    My Morning Routine for Optimal Creativity
    32:50
  24. 32.
    Minisode: Two Things Every Creative Should Know
    20:19
  25. 33.
    Can Stress Give You a Creative Edge? Plus a Weird Psychological Hack to Feel Better
    28:48
  26. 34.
    Finding Freelancers, Giving Feedback, and Collaborating With Other Creatives
    38:51
  27. 35.
    How to Manage Self-Doubt as a Creative
    38:03
  28. 36.
    Minisode: Happier Labor Day—My Reflections on the Creative Life
    14:57
  29. 37.
    Can You Run a Creative Business Online Without Paid Ads?
    45:28
  30. 38.
    The Surprising Trait That Predicts Creative Success and How to Develop It
    37:29
  31. 39.
    Leaving the Day Job to Go Full Time? 4 Hurdles Every Creative Must Face
    46:20
  32. 40.
    5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Creative Business
    35:06
  33. 41.
    Dharma, Ikigai, and Discovering Your Purpose in Life
    36:27
  34. 42.
    The Power of Teamwork: Two Successful Businesses, One Amazing Life
    18:10
  35. 43.
    Creating Calm and Orderly Spaces for a More Creative and Productive Life
    42:12
  36. 44.
    Stressed and Overwhelmed? Stop Trying to Control Everything
    30:11
  37. 45.
    Should You Move to Your Dream City for Your Art?
    26:35
  38. 46.
    The Power of Incremental Progress
    28:53
  39. 47.
    Design Your Life for Happiness
    36:15
  40. 48.
    How to Win Any Negotiation and Other Business Lessons From My Dad
    24:23
  41. 49.
    Killer Systems and Processes to Increase Productivity for Creatives
    23:42
  42. 50.
    Minisode: Don't Take Advice From Curmudgeons on the Internet
    14:07

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