Episode 1: 16 Top Podcasters Answer “When Do You Feel Most Creative?”
July 1, 2015
Welcome to Episode 1 of Products of the Mind. This episode features something that’s never been done before (to my knowledge.)
Not only is this the first episode of this podcast, it’s the first podcast I’ve ever created. I knew that I wanted to talk about creativity and business, and I listened to tons of podcasts to get inspiration on how to make this the best show that I could do.
And I wanted to start out with a bang. So let’s consider this not just the first episode, but also a Very Special Episode. I decided to do something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before. I approached 16 of the top podcasters, people I really admire who’ve been successful in this medium, and asked them all the same question.
I’m calling this my 1 Question Interview.
The question is, “When do you feel most creative?“
In this episode you’re going to hear about creativity from podcasters including Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Kate Erickson, Jaime Tardy, Michael O’Neal, Omar Zenhom, and many more.
It’s like The Avengers of podcasting – all your favorite heroes in one exciting adventure.
The range of answers to my 1 Question Interview surprised me. Some people talked about times of the day. Some made reference to a certain type of activity. A few talked about specific places where they felt creative. But those places ranged from “sitting on my furry rug” to “traveling through North Korea.”
I definitely didn’t expect that one.
But first, a bit about me.
I’m David Lizerbram. I’m a business law strategist. Oh, and now I can add “podcaster” to the list of things I do. I podcast from sunny San Diego, California, where for the last ten or so years, I’ve been helping entrepreneurs solve problems and achieve their goals.
I have a background in the creative arts – I went to USC film school (then known as the School of Cinema-Television; now the School of Cinematic Arts) and spent years playing in rock bands. But I’ve also always been fascinated by business and entrepreneurship.
Over the years, I’ve found that entrepreneurs and people who consider themselves creative professionals have a lot in common. I started this podcast to have a conversation about those traits and what leads people to become innovative problem solvers and communicators.
So in future episodes, I’m going to do interviews with interesting people to try to dig into that. I’m also going to do some episodes where I share some legal tips and case studies to help give a bit of guidance to my listeners.
On to the 1 Question Interviews.
Remember: the question is “When do you feel most creative?”
The first few answers had to do with the time of day when people feel creative.
Check out the show for answers from:
Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income
John Lee Dumas of EOFire
Mike Vardy of Productivityist
Anthony Tran of Marketing Access Pass
Lou Mongello of WDW Radio
The next few answers had to do with places that spark creativity.
Michael O’Neal of The Solopreneur Hour
Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire
Omar Zenhom of $100 MBA
Steven Shalowitz of The One-Way Ticket Show
The final group is a bit of a catchall – let’s call it circumstances where one feels creative.
Elise Cripe of Elise Gets Crafty
Cliff Ravenscraft of Podcast Answer Man
Joel Boggess of The ReLaunch Show
Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm
Meron Bereket of Inspiring Innovation
Joon Han of Your Biz Rocks
For those playing along, the shortest answer was from Meron Bereket of Inspiring Innovation and the longest was from Steven Shalowitz of The One Way Ticket Show.
I hope this got you thinking about when you feel most creative. Feel free to leave a comment on the podcast page at Productsofthemind.net or through Twitter @davidlizerbram and let me know when you feel most creative.
And I guess it’s only fair that I answer the question too. So here we go:
I’m David Lizerbram from Products of the Mind and I feel most creative when I’m in a conversation with someone who is sharing their insights and life experience. I don’t think most people have the ability to just sit on a remote mountaintop and come up with great ideas. Creativity comes from interacting with other people, collaborating, arguing, trying things out.
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As always, the music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud!
The illustrations accompanying these show notes were by Whit Harris and Lexington Wolfcraft.
This episode and these show notes © 2015 David Lizerbram