The Creator’s Journey

The Creator’s Journey is a podcast serving creative people with a commitment to ship their work. Each week, I’ll interview creative leaders who consistently push through the fears and obstacles that every creator faces to produce their work.

Ideas and inspiration by themselves are not enough to carry you through times of anxiety. Creators who consistently deliver their work have a process that allows them to persevere when darkness settles around them and obscures both their light and direction.

If you’ve ever felt this way, you can be sure you’re not alone. Every creator who works from the heart faces the same challenges in their work.

What makes these leaders effective are the systems they’ve developed that allow them to push through those fears and consistently ship their work and make a difference.

If you enjoy the show, please go to iTunes and subscribe. While you’re there, an honest review will help others decide whether the conversations may give them encouragement in their processes as well. Favorable ratings help the show surface so that it can be found among the gazillion shows out there.

Thanks for visiting. I welcome your constructive comments.

~ Charles Gupton

The Creator’s Journey Theme Music by Christa Wells
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Kate Baynham_Using Humor to be More Human in Advertising #65

Kate Baynham_Using Humor to be More Human in Advertising #65

Creative Director Kate Baynham:   “I think that humor makes us more human. Certainly there’s advertising in the world that’s emotional and heart-breaking. But if you think about everything that’s super famous in advertising, 90 percent of it’s funny.” Humor is REALLY challenging to get right, and it doesn’t take […]

Andrea Saparoff_Enhancing Storytelling Through Sound Design #64

Andrea Saparoff_Enhancing Storytelling Through Sound Design #64

Composer and Sound Designer Andrea Saparoff: “I no longer have blank page syndrome. You know, the panic when you get a project and you have that fear of ‘What if I don’t come up with something?’ I ‘ve learned how to be analytical about my composing and creative at the […]

Anissa Ferris_Understanding Yourself and Others Through the Enneagram #62

Anissa Ferris_Understanding Yourself and Others Through the Enneagram #62

Enneagram teacher Anissa Ferris: “The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system for self-awareness and understanding others. It describes the structure and dynamics of nine distinct personality patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that represent these nine strategies that we can relate to ourselves, others and the world.” ~ […]

Nilofer Merchant_The Power of Onlyness #61

Nilofer Merchant_The Power of Onlyness #61

“Onlyness is not about loneliness. As you find your purpose, you find your people. As you find your people, you find your power.”   ~ Nilofer Merchant I first encountered Nilofer Merchant’s work through her 2013 TED talk, “Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation”. I then had the opportunity […]

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