Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
Most Recent Episode
282: Put one foot in front of the other! (w/ Heidi Gustad)
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Heidi Gustad is a knit & crochet designer, Midwesterner, & one-time Librarian who is obsessed with colorful knitting, crochet & yarn crafts. She is also the creator of Hands Occupied, which features dozens of free knitting & crochet patterns, over 250 step-by-step How-to posts, and 100+ inspiration posts to help you dream up your own DIYs. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/heidigustad In this episode, Heidi discusses: -How she got into knitting as a child as a way to battle anxiety and insomnia. -How she pushed her knitting to the side because of her talent (and responsibility) with the oboe. -Getting involved with blogging. -Her realization that she could have been monetizing her side hustle for years. -How much easier it is for younger people to learn things. -Why she finally made the decision to quit her job as a librarian and pursue her creativity full-time. -Dealing with the question of Am I defined by what I do for a living? -The importance of finding your own happiness so that you can help others. -Balancing a knitting and crocheting world in which some people have a lot of money to spend while others do not. -How she achieves flow state. -Being able to get to know yourself. Heidi's Final Push will inspire you to just put one foot in front of the other! Quotes: “I was Knit-Flixing back before that had a name.” “Creativity has always been a way that I’ve handled my anxious behavior and anxiety within myself.” “It’s so funny to me now that this is my full-time job that I just sat there missing all these opportunities to monetize my side hustle.” “I just had this gut knowledge that I needed to come back to creativity as the foundation for my life.” “You can sit there forever and not pull the trigger on doing your creative work, whether its as a side hustle, or part-time, or full-time or sometimes.” Links mentioned: Heidi's Free P
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7 days ago
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Do creative types need daily inspiration?
My first thought was- maybe not. I am a painter, my husband is a writer. We both have full time jobs, and was interested to see what's new with this new podcast. Curiously enough, the good mix of guests so far has made me wonder... do we need daily inspiration? I still think not, but this is a podcast I would like to catch up with every once in a while to see what the guests have to share.
Date published: 2016-01-22