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
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.
Big creative projects are daunting. It’s hard to find the motivation to make them happen. I talk about a trick I use to make creative projects practically complete themselves. I call it cascading motivation, and it’s the subject of this week’s article.
Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) is one of the leaders in helping self-published, or I should say “indie” authors, find their way. She has been self-publishing since 2009. She’s written 27 books under 3 different pen names, and she earns a multi-six-figure income.
As regular listeners know, I recently self-published for the first time. I traditionally-published my first book, Design for Hackers, and I had a good experience. I liked having the extra support for getting my book laid out and printed, and onto shelves around the world, and as a first-time author, I really needed the vote of confidence and accountability of a publishing contract.
Jordan Harbinger (@jordanharbinger) started out as a lawyer, but made a big change. You heard about another lawyer who made a career change, Jodi Ettenberg, back on episode 23. Jodi became a food and travel writer.