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If you’re someone who’s been wanting to flex your creativity muscle, but keeps feeling stuck — by lack of inspiration, or a fear of not being good enough, or the struggle to find time for creativity — this episode is for you.
Todd Searle is a creator by nature, and yet he kept finding himself in jobs where his creativity felt stifled. He’s had dozens of ideas for businesses and creative projects over the years, but none of them seemed to work out the way he’d hoped. He realized that if he was ever going to achieve his big dreams, he needed a new approach.
So … he wrote and published a book! And not just any book — a book about creativity, where he interviewed successful entrepreneurs and creatives to get their insight into how he could turn his big dreams into reality.
And now he’s sharing what he learned with us! In this week’s interview with a normal person, Kristen & Todd got into…
- The difference between “Regretters” and “Dreamers,” and Todd’s experience in each category.
- Specific steps Todd took to overcome overwhelm, get his creative juices flowing, and reach his big goal of writing & publishing a book.
- His favorite tips about living a creative life, based on dozens of interviews he did with successful creators and entrepreneurs for his book.
- Proof that every one of us is creative, and how to reignite your creative spark if it feels like it’s dulled over the years.
After you’ve listened, leave us a comment below to share how Todd’s wisdom resonated with you!
MORE ABOUT TODD SEARLE
Todd Searle has always wanted to start a business. He has worked in retail sales, consulting, government, cloud software, and is now a published author. Throughout his previous jobs, Todd knew something was missing: creativity. As an author and creator, he has faced an uphill battle transitioning some of his most inspired ideas into successful commercial ventures. In his book, 32 Regrets: A Guide to Reclaiming Creativity, Todd examines some of the most inspiring stories of successful entrepreneurship today. He hopes to encourage a greater understanding of the creative mind and its creative development so that others can unlock the secrets to unleashing their own curiosity. When he’s not writing about creativity, Todd helps create content with other brands, and spends as much of his time outside as possible.