Art of Doing
About This Show
I’m endlessly fascinated by stories of average humans doing epic stuff. Often it’s not what they’re doing that’s so alluring, but rather HOW they’re doing it.
If we all wake up with the same number of hours in the day, how is it that what we create, experience, and accomplish in a day, a month, or a year, can be so different?
On Art of Doing, I explore this question through interviews with inspiring people and the occasional Jam Session. Sometimes we geek out on the research and science behind how humans get things get done. Sometimes we get a little spiritual and explore the softer side of accomplishments. Sometimes we dig deep into routines and the practical steps that help us move us from point A to B. Often we talk about the mindset shift required to move beyond our perceived limitations toward a life really well lived.
If there’s one thing that’s certain, there is no one way of doing anything. In that spirit, Doing becomes an Art, and an interesting Art at that.
Welcome to the Art of Doing.
Most Recent Episode
No. 36 | Emily Cox On Leveraging Your Strengths, Healthy Ego, and Balancing Critical Thought with Creativity
2 days ago
Today we’re talking to Emily Cox, founder of ECOX Creative and a new co-working spot for creatives in Charleston, SC called The Collective. Emily is associate architect who specializes in interiors that radiates wit, creativity, and pure badassness.
Here are just a few quotable moments from the interview.
“You’ll experience more pleasure, pride, enjoyment in your life path if you recognize the truth in yourself and structure something that works with that, instead of seeing the things you lack at shortcomings.”
“I can’t be creative until I’m organized. That’s just how my brain works.”
“For decades I thought of myself as a problematic procrastinator. But now I’ve capitalize on that aspect of my personality that’s not ideal. I’m a productive procrastinator.”
“I’ve never liked being #1 at anything. I like being #2. You don’t want to peak. You just want to strive.”
On today’s episode we talk about:
How a left brain / right brain test revealed architecture as the perfect career choice
Her unique ability to bridge the gap between creative pursuits and a more science based approach
Spoiler Alert! Everything you see on HGTV is a lie. “This level of house-porn entertainment does a real disservice to the industry.”
Approaching work through collaboration vs. competition, and referring clients who aren’t the best fit for your business
Leveraging your strengths, healthy ego, communication, balancing critical thought with creativity
Reverse engineering your life to make the best of what you’ve got
Why you should read all your industry publications and then throw them away
Finding inspiration and appreciation in other industries
Tough love for entrepreneurs & why having a business shouldn’t be the end goal
How to reframe rejection as selection
What is Emily’s 1 nugget of wisdom learned in your life that she wishes to impart to the world? “Nine times out of ten, people are not thinking about you at all.”
Curious about that book Hilary mentions? It’s actually called “Need a House? Call Mrs. Mouse” and apparently this 1981 book is going for a pretty penny! Check it out on Amazon.
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Rated 5 out of
Fun & inspiring show! Loved the first episode with life lessons learned at SXSW. The lines were crazy long...and patience was definitely required!
Date published: 2017-06-02