Love Your Work: A Creative Entrepreneur & Productivity Podcast
How do you find your calling? How do you focus to follow it? On the Love Your Work podcast, now with over half a million downloads, I interview creative entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, authors, and startup founders who have carved out success by their own definition.
How did they turn setbacks into opportunities? How did they discover their passion? How did they overcome doubt and emotional obstacles? I dig into all of this and more, trying to crack the code for fulfilling work. Whether you’re looking for a creative entrepreneur podcast, a solopreneur podcast, or a productivity podcast, Love Your Work is for you.
Solopreneur David Kadavy interviews the most original creative entrepreneurs
Human productivity has its limits. You can only type so fast. You can only fill out a spreadsheet so fast. But creativity is infinite. It takes no time to have an idea, but not all ideas are created equal.
As humanity progresses, we’re always finding new resources to optimize. Time is one resource we optimize. But the idea of time management has become so ubiquitous, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to not manage our time.
I’ve written a couple of books now, and the process is nothing at all like I expected it would be. I think misconceptions about how to write a book prevent many people from writing their books. Just imagine all of the unwritten books that are locked up inside of people around the world because of these misconceptions.
Charlie Hoehn (@charliehoehn) was on top of the world. He was working with popular authors like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, and he was helping launch books to the top of the New York Times best-seller list.
I’ve talked on the show many times about how creative work gets paid for. The “free” mentality forces the hand of creators, and it’s often not healthy for the people who read their words. Reading everything for free is like eating every meal at McDonald’s.
Today’s essay is about the power of taking your own advice. I’ve got an interview coming up next week with Cy Wakeman (@cywakeman). Cy is the founder of “Reality Based Leadership.” She wrote a book called No Ego, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Today’s essay is based upon a quote from that book.