Alex Pearson

CIP076: Alex Pearson on What Makes Us Creative

Today I had the chance to talk to the lovely Alex Pearson, founder of one of the World’s Greatest Bookshops (as voted by Lonely Planet guides) and the Yurt Academy, here in Brighton.   We discuss: How to define creativity What makes us creative Does having a lot of passions help creativity? The myth of […]

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CIP057: Thea Orozco on dealing with negative self talk

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Thea Orozco of Introvertology. Thea started Introvertology four years ago, after talking to two frustrated people on Twitter who had been comparing themselves to others and feeling broken. It was clear to her that they weren’t broken, they were one of the 50% […]

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CIP056: Why, Why, WHY?! Finding Meaning and Purpose

The starting place for any adventure, project, collaboration, big leap, epic change, scary ass challenge that I take on is answering the simple question: Why? Why am I doing this? Why am I really doing this? Why does this matter to me? It’s not often I get asked these ‘why’ questions. More common is ‘How’? […]

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The Year of Fun #7: Improv

In theory, we improvise every day or at least the days when we talk to people. We listen, sometimes better than others, and respond accordingly. So why on earth is improv – or improvisation theatre – so bloody terrifying?   I know people like to throw around statistical nuggets like ‘fear of death is second […]

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Interview with Trevor Oldham

CIP 018: Youngman Brown on Creative Motivation

In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I interview Youngman Brown of Your Creative Push. I’ll admit it. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been going through a real slump in motivation. May be it’s the change of season – there’s something about being by the sea – even in England – that when the sun comes […]

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CIP 011: Curiosity and Other Weapons Against Fear

In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I share my three weapons I use against the big ol’ FEAR monster. Part of being an overanalysing, overthinking, creative introvert, for me means I love to get to the root of a problem. Once we know what lies at the heart of it: we can start to work […]

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How To Use Storytelling To Overcome Fear

I’ll admit it: I’m new to the idea of storytelling. Yep, I was told stories a lot as a kid… but I was never EVER the storyteller. Recently though, I’ve come to learn we’re all storytellers. They might just be the ones we tell ourselves in our heads, but that inner monologue is there. Now, I […]

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15 tips for more confience

15 Quotes For More Confidence Than Kanye

I know right – a tall order. I think my favourite quote from Kanye West is: “Jay is Kweli’s favorite rapper, 50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper, and I’m my favorite rapper.” That pretty much sums him up right? Arrogance aside, I can’t help but think we could ALL use just a sprinkle of Kanye-like confidence. It’s been a thread that’s run […]

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