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The Accidental Creative

By Todd Henry

The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

  1. 1.
    Feeling Undisciplined? Here's Why.07/15/2019
    15:03
  2. 2.
    How To Keep a Commonplace Book07/08/2019
    12:05
  3. 3.
    Where Creative Pros Get Stuck07/01/2019
    11:59
  4. 4.
    How To Dance With Uncertainty06/24/2019
    13:47
  5. 5.
    Taking An Idea From Hunch To Shark Tank and Beyond06/18/2019
    34:32
  6. 6.
    The Career Investments Every Creative Pro Should Make06/10/2019
    15:53
  7. 7.
    Andrea Summer on The Making of Wanderlust06/04/2019
    34:50
  8. 8.
    A Five-Part Daily Planning Process05/28/2019
    18:14
  1. 9.
    Getting The Small Things Right05/20/2019
    14:00
  2. 10.
    The Proximity Principle (with Ken Coleman)05/13/2019
    27:27
  3. 11.
    Two Types Of Workplace Stress05/09/2019
    18:28
  4. 12.
    Three Questions You're Probably Not Asking (But Definitely Should Be)04/25/2019
    17:14
  5. 13.
    Color Filter Theory04/22/2019
    20:45
  6. 14.
    Distractions (Squirrel!)04/19/2019
    18:25
  7. 15.
    Protecting Your Team's Time and Attention04/17/2019
    16:10
  8. 16.
    Unnecessary Baggage04/15/2019
    15:16
  9. 17.
    The "Killer App" For Career Advancement04/11/2019
    16:11
  10. 18.
    The Art of Completing Conversations04/08/2019
    15:44
  11. 19.
    Limitless (with Laura Gassner Otting)04/04/2019
    25:00
  12. 20.
    How To Keep Going (with Austin Kleon)04/01/2019
    35:34
  13. 21.
    Clean and Dirty Fuels03/28/2019
    14:38
  14. 22.
    Legacy In The Making (with Lucas Conley)03/25/2019
    25:22
  15. 23.
    Loonshots (with Safi Bachall)03/21/2019
    24:37
  16. 24.
    The Making Of a Manager (with Julie Zhuo)03/18/2019
    27:37
  17. 25.
    Escape Hatches03/14/2019
    19:18
  18. 26.
    Mementos03/12/2019
    18:22
  19. 27.
    Adventure Is Right In Front Of You03/07/2019
    16:54
  20. 28.
    3 Ways To Gain Creative Focus03/04/2019
    17:03
  21. 29.
    Dealing With a Difficult Co-worker02/28/2019
    14:51
  22. 30.
    How To Develop a Daily Writing Practice02/25/2019
    22:38
  23. 31.
    How To Have Better Meetings02/22/2019
    13:46
  24. 32.
    Know Your Values + Aaron Dignan on Brave New Work02/20/2019
    34:13
  25. 33.
    How To Develop Creative Confidence02/18/2019
    15:01
  26. 34.
    Organize Your World With a Weekly Checkpoint02/15/2019
    18:16
  27. 35.
    How To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone02/13/2019
    15:59
  28. 36.
    How To Receive Negative (and Unfair) Feedback02/11/2019
    15:48
  29. 37.
    Emotion At Work (with Liz Fosslien)02/07/2019
    21:12
  30. 38.
    Digital Minimalism (with Cal Newport)02/04/2019
    23:09
  31. 39.
    How To Plan Your Day For Maximum Creativity01/31/2019
    16:58
  32. 40.
    How To Plan Your Week For Maximum Creativity01/28/2019
    16:20
  33. 41.
    10 Things Creatives Wish Their Managers Knew01/25/2019
    16:54
  34. 42.
    Finding Your "Sweet Spot"01/23/2019
    14:44
  35. 43.
    Are You Fast Twitch or Slow Twitch?01/21/2019
    12:48
  36. 44.
    Make Time (with Jake Knapp)01/16/2019
    27:12
  37. 45.
    Getting Rid Of "Monkey Mind" (with David Allen)01/14/2019
    33:18
  38. 46.
    Raise Your Game (with Alan Stein Jr.)01/10/2019
    21:29
  39. 47.
    Be Fearless (with Jean Case)01/07/2019
    22:38
  40. 48.
    My Personal Manifesto (and How To Write Your Own)01/03/2019
    15:43
  41. 49.
    Three Ways To Break Through in 201912/31/2018
    17:48
  42. 50.
    The Weight Of What's Undone12/27/2018
    13:26
  43. 51.
    Re-defining Success and Failure12/20/2018
    12:30
  44. 52.
    Use Time Chunks To Master Your Days12/17/2018
    13:59
  45. 53.
    Getting To The Best Idea (with Niki Papadopoulos)12/13/2018
    33:45
  46. 54.
    You Are A Badass Every Day (with Jen Sincero)12/10/2018
    19:10
  47. 55.
    Four Simple Ways To Stoke Your Curiosity12/06/2018
    9:03
  48. 56.
    Chasing Dreams (and When To Quit)12/03/2018
    11:16
  49. 57.
    The Power of Story (with Harris III)11/27/2018
    27:38
  50. 58.
    Three Weekend Rituals That Will Refresh Your Creativity11/20/2018
    13:16
  51. 59.
    Back To Human (with Dan Schawbel)11/15/2018
    20:38
  52. 60.
    Disrupting Yourself Before You're Disrupted (with Mike McDerment)11/12/2018
    20:55
  53. 61.
    Scratching Your Own Itch (with Wade Foster of Zapier)11/08/2018
    29:16
  54. 62.
    My Talk From The STORY Conference11/05/2018
    25:21
  55. 63.
    Overcoming The Fear of Launching Work10/31/2018
    13:44
  56. 64.
    Making Echoes10/29/2018
    11:01
  57. 65.
    The Big Idea: Herding Tigers10/25/2018
    17:53
  58. 66.
    The Bullet Journal Method (with Ryder Carroll)10/22/2018
    27:51
  59. 67.
    The Big Idea: Louder Than Words10/18/2018
    12:40
  60. 68.
    Atomic Habits (with James Clear)10/15/2018
    26:43
  61. 69.
    The Big Idea: Die Empty10/11/2018
    18:08
  62. 70.
    Talk Triggers (with Jay Baer)10/08/2018
    25:54
  63. 71.
    The Big Idea: The Accidental Creative10/04/2018
    20:03
  64. 72.
    The Messy Middle (with Scott Belsky)10/01/2018
    22:55
  65. 73.
    Changing The World One Step At a Time (with Scott Harrison)09/27/2018
    28:35
  66. 74.
    How A Study Plan Will Forever Change Your Career09/24/2018
    12:13
  67. 75.
    Discover Your Productive Passion09/20/2018
    12:48
  68. 76.
    Wisdom At Work (with Chip Conley)09/17/2018
    24:13
  69. 77.
    Two Things You Need To Thrive as a Creative Pro09/13/2018
    15:20
  70. 78.
    Predicting The Turn (with Dave Knox)09/10/2018
    20:18
  71. 79.
    Design Your Business To Run Itself (with Mike Michalowicz)09/07/2018
    18:19
  72. 80.
    Inside Apple's Creative Process (with Ken Kocienda)09/04/2018
    28:39
  73. 81.
    Staying Out Of The "Danger Zone"08/31/2018
    13:44
  74. 82.
    Get Rid Of Ghost Rules08/28/2018
    11:25
  75. 83.
    How To Choose The Best Idea08/23/2018
    10:58
  76. 84.
    Eliminate Unnecessary Complexity08/21/2018
    13:36
  77. 85.
    Dropping Insecurity Work08/17/2018
    13:03
  78. 86.
    Make Maps, Don't Just Follow Them (with Wes Kao)08/13/2018
    26:13
  79. 87.
    Letting Go and Moving Up08/10/2018
    15:35
  80. 88.
    What To Do When You Fail08/06/2018
    10:07
  81. 89.
    Creativity For Its Own Sake (with Srini Rao)08/03/2018
    24:02
  82. 90.
    Running Down A Dream (with Tim Grahl)07/31/2018
    26:33
  83. 91.
    Your Legacy Is People07/28/2018
    10:10
  84. 92.
    How To Quit Your Approval Addiction07/23/2018
    14:06
  85. 93.
    Four Ways To Reclaim Creative Energy07/20/2018
    11:44
  86. 94.
    Why Many Creative Pros Struggle With Discipline07/18/2018
    11:03
  87. 95.
    Three Career Investments Creative Pros Should Make07/12/2018
    11:25
  88. 96.
    Getting Things Done (with David Allen)07/09/2018
    24:45
  89. 97.
    Leading With Emotional Courage (with Peter Bregman)07/05/2018
    22:19
  90. 98.
    Keep Your Overhead Low07/03/2018
    15:51
  91. 99.
    Don't Fall Prey To The Tyranny Of The Adequate07/01/2018
    11:14
  92. 100.
    How To Measure and Monitor Creative Work06/29/2018
    13:19
  93. 101.
    Three Simple Principles That Unlock Your Productivity06/22/2018
    11:39
  94. 102.
    Avoid The Culture Of Blame06/19/2018
    11:33
  95. 103.
    The Road Back To You (with Ian Morgan Cron)06/14/2018
    25:19
  96. 104.
    How To Have The Right Idea At The Right Time (with Allen Gannett)06/11/2018
    25:47
  97. 105.
    How Expectation Escalation Keeps You In Your Comfort Zone06/07/2018
    17:02
  98. 106.
    How Fear Paralyzes Your Creativity06/04/2018
    16:54
  99. 107.
    The One Thing (with Geoff Woods)05/31/2018
    24:10
  100. 108.
    How Dissonance Steals Your Creative Edge05/29/2018
    15:24
  101. 109.
    Off The Clock (with Laura Vanderkam)05/24/2018
    24:31
  102. 110.
    Exactly What To Say (with Phil M. Jones)05/21/2018
    22:23
  103. 111.
    Why Empathy Is Essential (with Michael Ventura)05/17/2018
    24:44
  104. 112.
    Choose Wonder Over Worry (with Amber Rae)05/14/2018
    23:24
  105. 113.
    One Way To Spark Unique Ideas For Your Project05/11/2018
    12:27
  106. 114.
    Five Myths About Creative People05/07/2018
    16:20
  107. 115.
    Getting To The Best Idea (with David Moldawer)05/03/2018
    29:38
  108. 116.
    How To Finish (with Jon Acuff)04/30/2018
    35:10
  109. 117.
    Friend Of A Friend (with David Burkus)04/27/2018
    26:49
  110. 118.
    How To Give Feedback About Creative Work04/25/2018
    12:46
  111. 119.
    Find Your Creative Voice With These 10 Questions04/23/2018
    17:06
  112. 120.
    Unsafe Thinking (with Jonah Sachs)04/20/2018
    42:49
  113. 121.
    How To Eliminate 90% of the Tension On Creative Teams04/18/2018
    11:37
  114. 122.
    How To Plan Your Day in 10 Minutes04/16/2018
    19:38
  115. 123.
    How To Keep A Creative Project On The Rails04/13/2018
    14:30
  116. 124.
    The Coaching Habit Revisited (with Michael Bungay Stanier)04/09/2018
    32:11
  117. 125.
    5 Ways To Shake Up Your Creative Process04/05/2018
    14:21
  118. 126.
    Push Through The Second Wall04/03/2018
    13:12
  119. 127.
    Great At Work (with Morten T. Hansen)03/26/2018
    22:53
  120. 128.
    Why Slow and Steady Does NOT Win The Race03/22/2018
    16:50
  121. 129.
    3 Strategies For Reclaiming Margin03/19/2018
    24:03
  122. 130.
    Get Momentum (with Jason and Jodi Womack)03/15/2018
    26:47
  123. 131.
    Complete Your Conversations03/12/2018
    16:44
  124. 132.
    Five Questions About Your Life and Career03/09/2018
    20:24
  125. 133.
    Craft, Comparison, and Creativity (with Dave Barnes)03/05/2018
    51:25
  126. 134.
    How To Deal With A Crushing Workload02/28/2018
    14:16
  127. 135.
    Asking The Best Questions (with Jordan Harbinger)02/26/2018
    29:50
  128. 136.
    6 Rules For Chunking Your Time02/20/2018
    11:50
  129. 137.
    Make The Most Of Your Meetings02/20/2018
    14:02
  130. 138.
    The Questions We Avoid02/12/2018
    17:26
  131. 139.
    Do What Only You Can Do (with Jen Gotch)02/08/2018
    36:27
  132. 140.
    Truth, Lies, and Body Language (with Mark Bowden)02/06/2018
    26:13
  133. 141.
    25 Questions That Will Help You Get Unstuck01/30/2018
    20:21
  134. 142.
    Gain Focus With These Three Questions01/25/2018
    16:13
  135. 143.
    Your Customer's Secret Language (with Jeffrey Shaw)01/22/2018
    24:50
  136. 144.
    Jon Bob Willis on Passion Projects01/19/2018
    40:14
  137. 145.
    5 Myths About Creative People01/15/2018
    18:53
  138. 146.
    What Creative People Need01/11/2018
    21:03
  139. 147.
    Lying To The Pope01/09/2018
    18:50
  140. 148.
    There's a Bear In Ohio!01/05/2018
    13:59
  141. 149.
    Four Questions for 201801/02/2018
    20:20
  142. 150.
    Take More Shots12/28/2017
    14:50
  143. 151.
    Staying Creatively Charged12/26/2017
    15:02
  144. 152.
    The Seven Deadly Sins12/22/2017
    21:35
  145. 153.
    The Heart To Start (with David Kadavy)12/20/2017
    24:49
  146. 154.
    The Motivation Myth (with Jeff Haden)12/18/2017
    26:12
  147. 155.
    The Fierce Urgency Of Now12/14/2017
    18:03
  148. 156.
    Robbing Or Investing In Future You12/07/2017
    11:08
  149. 157.
    The Lie About Success That's Holding You Back12/04/2017
    17:53
  150. 158.
    Three Kinds Of Work11/30/2017
    14:42
  151. 159.
    Why You Should Cluster Your Work11/27/2017
    15:48
  152. 160.
    Marking The Moment11/24/2017
    18:01
  153. 161.
    Private Victories11/22/2017
    17:26
  154. 162.
    Secret Work11/19/2017
    16:10
  155. 163.
    What Should I Do With My Life?11/16/2017
    26:00
  156. 164.
    Thoughts On Business Travel11/09/2017
    18:50
  157. 165.
    How To Fight Fair11/06/2017
    16:26
  158. 166.
    The Ripple Effect (with Dr. Greg Wells)10/30/2017
    30:20
  159. 167.
    Unbranding (with Alison Stratten)10/26/2017
    25:47
  160. 168.
    One Mindset Tweak That Will Change How You Approach Your Work10/23/2017
    18:58
  161. 169.
    Permission To Screw Up (with Kristen Hadeed)10/19/2017
    22:54
  162. 170.
    Find The Fire (with Scott Mautz)10/12/2017
    20:18
  163. 171.
    The 3% Movement (with Kat Gordon)10/09/2017
    20:06
  164. 172.
    Entrepreneurial You (with Dorie Clark)10/04/2017
    23:40
  165. 173.
    Andrea Summer on Wanderlust09/27/2017
    33:45
  166. 174.
    Balancing Your Creative Project and Your Day Job (with Adam Walker Phillips)09/21/2017
    25:36
  167. 175.
    Andrea Summer and Wanderlust09/19/2017
    30:02
  168. 176.
    Raise Your Inner Game (with David Levin)09/18/2017
    21:46
  169. 177.
    No Ego (with Cy Wakeman)09/14/2017
    27:28
  170. 178.
    Finding Your Creative Community (with Dane Sanders)09/14/2017
    38:27
  171. 179.
    The Power Of Onlyness (with Nilofer Merchant)09/06/2017
    23:03
  172. 180.
    Being a Strategic Storyteller (with Alexander Jutkowitz)08/31/2017
    16:14
  173. 181.
    Aligning Your Expectations With Reality08/28/2017
    19:13
  174. 182.
    The Art Of Selective Attention08/23/2017
    20:57
  175. 183.
    Making Work That Lasts (with Ryan Holiday)08/16/2017
    28:38
  176. 184.
    Avoiding The Comparison Trap (with Carrie Wilkerson)08/10/2017
    22:56
  177. 185.
    Finding A Place Of Your Own08/07/2017
    12:30
  178. 186.
    Dealing With Difficult Co-workers (with Dr. Jody Foster)08/03/2017
    21:19
  179. 187.
    Be More Focused With A Weekly Checkpoint07/27/2017
    24:17
  180. 188.
    Three Practices That Will Change Your Life07/24/2017
    16:08
  181. 189.
    The Power Of Little Ideas (with David Robertson)07/19/2017
    25:02
  182. 190.
    The Art of Radical Candor (with Kim Scott)07/13/2017
    27:20
  183. 191.
    Don't Apologize For Your Existence07/10/2017
    14:41
  184. 192.
    The Two Reasons You Procrastinate or Under-deliver07/06/2017
    21:50
  185. 193.
    Avoiding The Hustle Trap06/27/2017
    14:54
  186. 194.
    Podcast Favorites - The Answer To How Is Yes (with Peter Block, from 2008)06/22/2017
    28:45
  187. 195.
    In Defense Of Steve Harvey (and Boundaries)06/20/2017
    18:15
  188. 196.
    3 Ways Leaders Unknowingly Limit Creativity06/13/2017
    15:48
  189. 197.
    How To Be Brave In Your Work (with Adam Smith)06/08/2017
    19:07
  190. 198.
    Turn Hunches Into Brilliant Work (with Bernadette Jiwa)06/05/2017
    25:39
  191. 199.
    Real Artists Don't Starve (with Jeff Goins)05/30/2017
    45:47
  192. 200.
    5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way (And Do Your Work)05/25/2017
    16:58

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