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iCreateDaily is a video podcast for artists in every genre of creating, from musicians to writers, crafters to inventors, bloggers to entrepreneurs… If you are into creating anything, this is for you. iCreateDaily is about creating, committing, connecting and contributing. We started the iCreateD… read more

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Episode 198: From Passion to Profit ~ Audio Article

January 19th, 2019

18:58
Why shouldn’t you earn a living from your passion if you want? If we really stop to think about the meaning of life and purpose, it just makes sense …

Episode 197: What is a Meme ~ Audio Article

January 18th, 2019

7:12
What hidden programs are running your life? Most people have far more subliminal programs or memes running their lives via their subconscious mind than they're ever aware of. The more self-aware you become, the more …

Episode 196: The Law of Abundance ~ Audio Article

January 17th, 2019

9:15
We’ve all heard of the Law of Abundance concepts popularized in recent times by law of attraction books like The Secret. Earlier in the last …

Episode 195: The Road to Success ~ Audio Article

January 16th, 2019

17:10
You’ve heard that “The road to success is paved with failure”, right? Do you believe it? Do you welcome failure or avoid it? If you fear failure, it’s time to get over it. Fear Inhibits Life To inhibit your progress due …

Episode 194: What Makes You Come Alive ~ Audio Article

January 15th, 2019

10:26
When you love what you do, you’re more likely to love your life. When you love your life, you’re far more likely to see the positives, to seek the positives and to be the positive in the lives of those around you. A …

Episode 193: Art Teacher and Author with Carla Sonheim

January 14th, 2019

50:44
Carla Sonheim who is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor. Carla is known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques …

Episode 192: 10 Growth Mindset Quotes ~ Audio Article

January 13th, 2019

6:14
Immersion in Growth Mindset Most issues begin—and end—with thoughts. Thoughts are the progeny of conditioning and of habit... belief and repetition. In other words, we become what we repeatedly think and do. In order …

Episode 191: Atelophobia ~ Audio Article

January 11th, 2019

9:31
Recently, a few iCreateDaily community members shared their dissatisfaction with some of their art.  It wasn’t perfect. Fear of imperfection, also known as ‘atelophobia‘, is common amongst creatives. Especially artists …

Episode 190: Just Ship It ~ Audio Article

January 10th, 2019

13:20
Don’t settle for less, but… don’t let ‘perfectionitis’, paralyze you. That’s what we’re doing with the brand vision for iCreateDaily. Devani and I had been discussing the concept of a brand for creators for a few years …

Episode 189: Carpe Momentum ~ Audio Article

January 8th, 2019

8:05
To create daily is to create momentum, power and progress toward your goals. Carpe momentum translates as ‘seize the moment’. It’s interesting to ponder the correlation between the moment and momentum. In that …

Episode 188: Positive Words ~ Audio Article

January 6th, 2019

11:09
The Power of Positive Thinking is a Thing. A Big Thing. We’ve all heard it all our lives: various ways of expressing the power of positive thoughts and positive words to turn things around. We know the platitudes… the …

Episode 187: A Garden Metaphor ~ Audio Article

January 4th, 2019

12:52
A Garden Metaphor: How Does Your Garden Grow? What are you planting in your garden of life? Strengths are like the plants in your garden. You plant the seeds you want to grow and tend them well. The more they grow the …

Episode 186: Your Legacy ~ Audio Article

January 3rd, 2019

6:54
Create Today. You. Create it. What is the legacy of a day..? Create daily and you are building the Taj Mahal of your life’s legacy, one stone… one day at a time.  It is nothing and it is everything. To miss a day is …

Episode 185: Den of Daily Doing ~ Audio Article

January 2nd, 2019

5:34
A common creator’s dilemma is to have more ideas than time, and to subsequently feel overwhelmed and stuck. Another common creator’s dilemma is the …

Episode 184: 7 R’s of R and R for Creators ~ Audio Article

December 31st, 2018

8:33
We all know what R and R means. Something to do with rest and… another ‘R’ word. Some say Rest and Recreation. Some say Rest and Recuperation (military), or Rest and Recovery (fitness). For creators, we naturally favor …

Episode 183: Be Your Own Hero ~ Audio Article

December 28th, 2018

9:40
Is your destiny set...? Or do you create it? This is an oft debated topic, with strong opinions on both sides, as well as those who do not believe in destiny at all. How about you? Do you believe that the purpose of …

Episode 182: Dynamic Movement ~ Audio Article

December 26th, 2018

6:04
Dynamic movement creates a dynamic life. The more dynamic the movement the more dynamic the life. Try walking and moving vigorously, with dynamism and energy. Transform your energy and you will transform your day. The …

Episode 181: The Brand of You ~ Audio Article

December 22nd, 2018

7:44
Dress Your Brand for the Occasion Creating a brand is analogous to dressing for an occasion. We decide what attire to wear based on what best fits that occasion. If you're hoping to acquire corporate clients then your …

Episode 180: Creative Rebel and Author with Monk Yun Rou

December 21st, 2018

43:56
Many creatives might relate to living on the more rebellious side of life... not conforming to corporate jobs, wanting more, chasing dreams you might …

Episode 179: Setting New Year’s Goals ~ Audio Article

December 20th, 2018

6:58
If you're looking to set New Year's goals or resolutions, we have another suggestion worth considering. At iCreateDaily, we're all about a strong …

Episode 176: Gains Over Gaps ~ Coffee Break

December 19th, 2018

38:50
Focusing on Gains Over Gaps We all live busy lives creating, working, building new things, supporting families, dealing with hardships, and living life.  Sometimes we can feel like we're spinning in circles and not …

Episode 174: 10 Gratitude Quotes and Ideas

December 16th, 2018

8:06
What is Gratitude? Gravity is described as a force that draws objects to its center. Gravity is an invisible central core that keeps all things in balance and grounded. The act of gratitude, when practiced daily, is …

Episode 175: Personal Strengths and Weaknesses ~ Audio Article

December 16th, 2018

9:56
Should you focus on your strengths or shore up your weaknesses? Should you do the hardest thing in your day first, or tackle more little stuff to …

Episode 173: Family Business ~ Coffee Break

December 15th, 2018

14:41
Are you interested in starting a family business? Whether it's with your kids, parents, or future kids?  We touch on this topic because we heard a great Gary Vaynerchuk interview about a young girl who's Instagram slime …

Episode 172: Beyond the Psychology of Binging with Glenn Livingston

December 12th, 2018

44:42
Glenn Livingston shares his journey of how he overcame binge eating through slightly radical methodologies.  As a Ph.D. veteran psychologist, Glenn …

Episode 171: Setting Your Goals ~ Coffee Break

December 6th, 2018

18:29
Do you find setting your goals is a challenge? Don't worry, you're not alone. Goal-setting and achieve is a habit you build through daily practice.  Like planning for a trip, an event, a party, or anything else, you …

Episode 170: Award Winning Children’s Book Authors Sheri Fink & Derek Taylor Kent

December 4th, 2018

59:04
The Business of Being an Author Today we’re delighted to be joined by a husband and wife team who are both best selling children's book …

Episode 169: Art from the Heart ~ Audio Article

December 1st, 2018

5:09
The creative process is a process of loving… of bringing your love into the world. Our highest creativity comes from heart and soul channeled through …

Episode 168: Identifying Life Purpose ~ Coffee Break

November 30th, 2018

18:39
Making Life Decisions Who decides when you get to focus on your goals? Or when you get to start something new? If you are not consciously making your own life decisions, then who is? Ultimately, it's your life.  You …

Episode 167: Daily Art with Watercolor Artist, Ingrid Sanchez

November 29th, 2018

1:03:39
We discovered our artist guest today when perusing top sellers on Etsy. Ingrid Sanchez is a Mexican artist based in London, UK. Of course we're all about daily art and creating, so it immediately caught our attention …

Episode 166: Focus and Light Waves ~Audio Article

November 28th, 2018

7:05
The power of focus is the one thing above all else that will help you achieve your goals. That and perseverance. Simplistically, the focused light of a laser is created when light waves are in sync with each other. The …

Episode 165: The Art of Organic Wines with Todd White

November 27th, 2018

1:00:01
We’re excited about today’s show with the foremost expert on healthy organic wine. Todd White is the founder of Dry Farm Wines, the only health-focused, natural wine club in the world! Todd also has some radical health …

Episode 164: Daily Success ~ Audio Article

November 26th, 2018

4:38
Momentum is magic, but it's not a mystery. Daily success comes from daily doing. Imagine. If you create just one thing per week for 26 years. That's …

Episode 163: Addictive Behaviors ~ Audio Article

November 21st, 2018

5:13
Bad habits are a form of addiction. So are good habits. When the anatomic system takes over, the default is the path of least resistance. Our job is …

Episode 162: Believe it, Achieve it! ~ Audio Article

November 19th, 2018

6:18
Most people start out their lives with big dreams.  The biggest reason most people don’t make it into their vision of their life? They don’t believe …

Episode 161: Persistence Wears Down Resistance ~ Audio Article

November 16th, 2018

7:38
My high school history teacher’s advice to the boys in the classroom was the first time I heard this quote: Persistence wears down …

Episode 160: Dreaming into Being ~ Audio Article

November 14th, 2018

4:33
Many artists perceive the creative process as a kind of spiritual experience. What a blessing to be conscious creators, able to take ideas from mind to manifestation, from dreaming into being. Humans are uniquely …

Episode 159: Food Photographer and Nutritionist, Caro Rose

November 13th, 2018

56:23
The Way is in the Journey Karalina Chodorowska, who goes by Caro Rose on Instagram, is a Polish food photographer living in Switzerland! What we love …

Episode 158: Turning Pro ~ Audio Article

November 10th, 2018

7:07
What’s keeping you from going pro? The biggest difference between an amateur and a pro is how serious they are about their art. A pro knows when they’re being productive versus going through the motions of …

Episode 157: Overcoming Artists Block ~ Audio Article

November 6th, 2018

7:44
Got writer's block? Artist's block? In a creative slump? Like the characters of the books you write and the strokes of the art you create, you can craft the change you want in your own life for real. You are a creator. …

Episode 156: Journal Prompts ~ Audio Article

November 4th, 2018

15:40
Whenever you find yourself at the whim of creativity, waiting for your muse to appear, journal prompts can be really helpful to jumpstart your …

Episode 155: Visioning, Momentum and Spontaneity ~ Coffee Break

November 3rd, 2018

9:42
Devani and I were afternoon exercise biking the hills in our neighborhood and ended up doing this spontaneous Coffee Break episode to share key thoughts that have affected our growth and direction. Exercise is a …

Episode 154: Websites for Authors and Artists ~ Coffee Break

November 1st, 2018

28:06
Let's face it... even when we want to sell our work, many of us creator's would rather spend the day creating over doing all the "business stuff."  …

Episode 153: The Best Artist Bios ~ Audio Article

October 31st, 2018

15:06
Are you selling—or seeking to sell—your art or services? If so, have you updated your artist bio on your website and social platforms recently? If you haven’t updated yours in awhile, you need to. Don’t worry if you …

Episode 152: Creativity and Consciousness with Mark Gober

October 30th, 2018

45:18
We loved talking consciousness with Mark Gober! Consciousness is after all, the source of all our creativity. We hope you'll find this interview as interesting and intriguing as we did. Mark Gober is an author whose …

Episode 151: Determination Ends Stagnation ~ Audio Article

October 28th, 2018

13:34
Getting Out from Under Overwhelm Everyone goes through it at some point or another. Feeling stuck in a rut, stagnant, overwhelmed and even trapped in life. The good news is that it's actually easy to turn it around. As …

Episode 150: Being a Visionary Leader ~ Audio Article

October 27th, 2018

6:12
Visionary leadership is an interesting thing. No one starts out saying, "I am a visionary", right? Few feel comfortable proclaiming, "I am a visionary leader". Yet each creator is the visionary of his or her work. Each …

Episode 149: Personal Accountability ~ Audio Article

October 24th, 2018

7:18
Seeking Self Accountability The ultimate critic is within. You. You are your own best friend... and your own worst critic. Both are assets if used …

Episode 148: Freelance Artist Bruna Mebs

October 23rd, 2018

1:24:32
Wow! We so enjoyed our time with the multi-talented freelance artist, Bruna Mebs! We love Bruna's style, her artist entrepreneur mindset, and her …

Episode 147: 10 Art Quotes ~ Audio Article

October 22nd, 2018

3:59
You may have noticed that we love quotes of all kinds, so today we're featuring art quotes, from our creator's community, ourselves and from the best scoured online. Quotes can be like mantras, invocations, …

Episode 146: Give it Your All ~ Audio Article

October 21st, 2018

9:40
The creative journey is one of learning to give it your all. To create without holding back... to love without holding back... to laugh without …

Episode 145: Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses ~ Audio Article

October 20th, 2018

4:44
Environmental and cultural indoctrination is akin to having contact lenses installed at birth. We grow up unaware that they’re even there and we are …

Episode 144: The Power of Habits with James Clear

October 19th, 2018

1:22:11
We LOVED getting to meet and interview James Clear! James is an author, speaker, and professional photographer, traveling the world to over 30 countries! To succeed at this level requires the discipline of focus and …

Episode 143: Determination and Dedication ~ Audio Article

October 18th, 2018

4:01
Determination and dedication are foundational to building your brand and staking your claim in the land of creators who succeed in earning a living from their work. You cannot achieve your goals without determination …

Episode 142: Distribution Strategy ~ Audio Article

October 17th, 2018

12:19
Repurposing from an Article to a Vlog to Social Media: If you publish a blog article, you could then turn it into a vlog. A vlog is a video blog …

Episode 141: Invest in Yourself ~ Audio Article

October 15th, 2018

16:22
Engage in the Fun of Learning There are people—especially seniors—who feel left behind and alienated by all the technology that they don't …

Episode 140: Something From Nothing ~ Audio Article

October 10th, 2018

11:01
Don't worry... this isn't about fitness, but this article started there. It is about creating... and how it is we all have a great capacity for making something from nothing... likely far beyond what even most fertile …

Episode 139: Focus on What You Want ~ Audio Article

October 9th, 2018

5:08
It's easy to get depressed by where you are versus where you want to be. It's easy to dwell on the chasm between where you are and where you're going. Far better to focus on what you want and head in that direction …

Episode 138: 100 Life Goals ~ Audio Article

October 8th, 2018

16:18
We love life goals! :-)  Creating them, sharing them, and hearing other peoples.  While it may seem intimidating for some, sharing your life goals brings you one step closer to making them real. It's like making a …

Episode137: Life Alchemy ~ Audio Article

October 5th, 2018

6:15
Dreams only become tangible when we work towards bringing them to life. Just like wholistic healers use the alchemy of herbs to help heal, we use …

Episode 136: 23 Drawing Prompts ~ Audio Article

October 3rd, 2018

10:32
One of our iCreateDaily community members, Lynda Suzanne Wright, contributed a wonderful article of drawing prompts. Lynda is a multi-talented …

Episode 135: No Excuses ~ Audio Article

October 2nd, 2018

8:58
Excuses, like a circle of negative friends pulling us down, are the worst.  Many of us can probably think of a couple of excuses we've decided to …

Episode 134: Inspiring Goals Quotes ~ Audio Article

October 1st, 2018

7:45
To achieve big goals requires that we learn from those who have, so we sharing some of our favorite goals quotes to help inspire and motivate you, especially when the going gets tough. Today, thanks to the internet, we …

Episode 133: Goals for Personal and Professional Growth ~ Audio Article

September 29th, 2018

8:00
Whether you’re an artist, entrepreneur, CEO or homemaker, goals are the best way to achieve personal and professional growth. More important than anything else you can do, setting goals and working on them daily is more …

Episode 132: Feeling Overwhelmed – Audio Article

September 28th, 2018

6:59
The quickest way out of feeling overwhelmed is to start.  Overwhelm generally comes from knowing too much and not applying enough.  In fact, feeling …

Episode 131: Your 30 Day Plan

September 27th, 2018

7:24
If setting annual goals seems overwhelming, no problem. You can start with a simple 30 day plan. The process of goal setting is basically the same, no matter whether you're breaking down a five year plan or a monthly …

Episode 130: Goals Planning – Audio Article

September 26th, 2018

9:56
While goals planning sounds straightforward, a lot of people struggle with setting goals. Generally, it's not a lack of ideas, but deciding which idea to commit to where people feel stuck. Does that sound familiar? If …

Episode 129: Creative Visualization ~ Audio Article

September 25th, 2018

10:05
Visualization is an important step in getting your goals. Imagining in your mind where you want to be in a year, month, or even a week can help you gain clarity. This article we share some creative visualization tips …

Episode 128: Fear of Failure ~ Audio Article

September 24th, 2018

7:01
Steven Pressfield says that fear is a form of resistance, and he refers to resistance as a "dragon" that we each need to both tame battle.  When we learn to use fear as a way to fuel us, instead of preventing us, from …

Episode 127: Personal Development Goals ~ Audio Article

September 23rd, 2018

6:23
Do you have personal development goals? We often talk about how creating our art helps create us. And many successful artists and enraptures have …

Episode 126: Winning Mindset ~ Audio Article

September 21st, 2018

10:44
Cultivating a winning mindset is one of the most important things you can do, daily, towards achieving your goals. Topics Discussed:  Winning for …

Episode 125: Fit for Life ~ Audio Article

September 20th, 2018

15:04
Fitness and health are important to the creator's journey.  If you're struggling with chronic pain, weight, or any other health issue you might be …

Episode 124: Daily Planning ~ Audio Article

September 19th, 2018

10:37
Dream, do, achieve, repeat.  Easy, right?!  Not. We all have big dreams that we should fuel, and not give up on. Yet many times, we don't move past …

Episode 123: Selling Art Online with Nathan Hughes

September 17th, 2018

1:31:12
Do you have goals of selling art online? Our guest today is sharing his insights as a digital marketer on how you can grow an audience that buys what you make. Nathan Hughes is a digital art fanboy who has been …

Episode 122: Time of Your Life – Audio Article

September 16th, 2018

10:30
Even if you feel you're not ready, this is your time... the time of your life. There is rarely a perfect time. Life can be messy. Creating, can be messy. The perfectionist in you may never feel ready enough, so seize …

Episode 121: Dreams and Goals ~ Audio Article

September 15th, 2018

8:18
Do your dreams ever feel too big? Or your goals unachievable? Your dreams and goals might not be as far away as they appear right now. There's a …

Episode 120: The One Percent ~ Audio Article

September 14th, 2018

5:06
Daily dedication to our craft is how the armature becomes the pro. The one percent of creators are the ones who have built routines and habits that support their art. Topics Discussed: One percent Dreamers The …

Episode 119: Choose Your Thoughts – Coffee Break

September 13th, 2018

35:55
Thoughts can be either a powerful tool for your creativity or a detriment. It's truly empowering to realize that you can choose your thoughts to help …

Episode 118: No Motivation – Tips from the Tribe ~ Audio Article

September 12th, 2018

7:12
Are you feeling creatively stuck? Do you have no motivation at all? Or maybe you're just in a rut? It's normal to have down days, even down weeks. Many times that indicates that we need to take a step back from the …

Episode 117: Where Does Motivation Come From? ~ Audio Article

September 11th, 2018

9:24
Do you get motivated because you experience something in life? Or are you motivated, and then you create from that feeling?  Generally, it's some of both.  We have yearnings, passions, and/or ideas we'd like to …

Episode 116: Short Inspirational Sayings to Boost Your Day

September 10th, 2018

4:52
What do you do when you need a boost of inspiration or an emotional pick-me-up? We turn to each other as well as inspiring podcasts, books and shows. We also enjoy reading, sharing and creating short inspirational …

Episode 115: Your Daily Goals ~ Audio Article

September 9th, 2018

6:28
Setting Daily Goals Most creators find finishing a project more challenging than starting. It turns out that the hardest part for most creators is finishing. Chances are you also have more than one project started… …

Episode 114: What’s Your Passion? ~ Audio Article

September 8th, 2018

10:04
What's your passion?  This is a very popular question in the personal-development space, but much less common in the mainstream circles.  As …

Episode 113: Good Habits the Most Powerful Tool ~ Audio Article

September 7th, 2018

5:42
Habits are the fabric of our lives and our goal is to become aware of them and create good habits that help us achieve our dreams.  When we consciously work to create good habits for the success we elevate our state of …

Episode 112: Success State of Mind ~ Audio Article

September 6th, 2018

9:41
Our state of mind is at the core of everything we do.  As creators, we tend to see our state of mind reflected in our work.   Cultivating a …

Episode 111: Multipurposing and Repurposing Your Art ~ Audio Article

September 5th, 2018

8:08
Art, of any kind, takes time to create.  Whether you're a painter, writer, podcaster, film director bringing your ideas to life doesn't happen in the …

Episode 110: Mind over Matter ~ Audio Article

September 4th, 2018

9:30
Everything starts in our minds.  Our ideas, dreams, visions... and, even many of our problems. Mind over matter is more than an old saying; it's an …

Episode 109: Where are You with Your Goals for 2018? ~ Audio Article

September 2nd, 2018

6:38
Now is the time to reorient to your goals for 2018. Step back, assess and adjust whatever you need to. Take a deep breath, stretch, dream, …

Episode 108: Blink of An Eye ~ Audio Article

September 1st, 2018

11:13
Distractions... They can be as abundant as ideas! Seemingly in the blink of an eye you can lose hours of time down internet rabbit holes, social …

Episode 107: My Goal This Year ~ Audio Article

August 30th, 2018

7:20
Whether you're feeling behind, stuck, or right on track, there is no better time to set goals than now.  You don't have to wait for January 1st, a new quarter, Monday, or any special day. You just have to start... …

Episode 106: Living a Balanced Life is Possible ~ Audio Article

August 29th, 2018

6:22
What are your thoughts about living a life balance? Many thought leaders talk about how a "balanced life" is unrealistic, but is that true? In the audio article we discuss:  Balance... Is it a myth? Listen to the …

Episode 105: How to Transform Your Life ~ Audio Article

August 28th, 2018

15:59
Rituals, or routines, are the habits that become your life that lead to failure or sustained success. Likely you're here because you're choosing success. You're seeking to implement routines on how to transform your …

Episode 104: List of Positive Affirmations ~ Audio Article

August 27th, 2018

5:40
Down days are inevitable.  Affirmations can help us make the best of low times.  Here is a list of positive affirmations to get you …

Episode 103: Cognitive Restructuring of the Learner’s Mind – Audio Article

August 26th, 2018

13:14
Cognitive restructuring is another term for what we call "Reframing." It's how you consciously change how you think about something.   Topics Discussed: Learners Mindset Curse of Knowledge Failing of Familiarity …

Episode 102: Do The Work of Your Heart ~ Audio Article

August 25th, 2018

6:32
Most of us creatives tend to always have more on our ‘to do list’ than is humanly possible to achieve within the time allotted. Likely you can relate? This is the challenge of the intelligent and creative mind. The …

Episode 101: The Best Slogan Generator for Your Brand ~ Audio Article

August 24th, 2018

11:56
Slogan Makers R Us Slogan generators are usually an automated app that will generate slogan ideas for you. You enter a few relevant keywords to identify your topic, then the app shuffles phrases into sentences that …

Episode 100: Creative Workflow: Linear or Radial? ~ Audio Article

August 23rd, 2018

13:06
Is your best creative workflow more linear or radial? Are You Right Brain Dominant? Most creatives we know are predominantly right brain centric. Right-brainers are known to work best in a non-linear fashion and you …

Episode 99: Best Podcasts for Creators ~ Audio Article

August 22nd, 2018

10:52
We listen to podcasts when we're getting ready in the morning, when cooking, doing laundry, cleaning up, and when getting ready for bed in the evening. You know the concept of "you are the average of the five people …

Episode 98: The Artistry of Creative Cooking ~ Audio Article

August 21st, 2018

12:00
The artistry of creative cooking is a whole world of scrumptious, soul-satisfying delight.  It's like painting but the colors also have flavor. If …

Episode 97: Good Morning Quotes ~ Audio Article

August 20th, 2018

8:13
Mornings are like nature in spring. They're crazy busy — buzzing life, vitality, and enthusiasm. I LOVE mornings, and usually hit the floor running, eager to dive into the day. If that's you, or if perhaps you're not a …

Episode 96: Morning Lark, Night Owl or Hummingbird? ~ Audio Article

August 18th, 2018

9:19
Are You a Morning Person? Okay... so if you're not a morning person or a morning lark, stick with me for a few, as there's something in this for you too. Yes, there are natural night owls, and you may be one if you …

Episode 95: Writing for SEO Mastermind with Sandra Haven

August 17th, 2018

33:48
Writing for SEO is Important Writing for SEO is a great way to leverage your blogging efforts.  SEO got a bad rap for a while since many blackhat marketers were using spammy tactics.  Much has changed since the …

Episode 94: Short Story Submissions ~ Audio Article

August 16th, 2018

7:21
If you’re looking for short story submissions, chances are you’re hoping to get your story, published, right? We have a perspective that might set you on a slightly different trajectory: Submitting your story to your …

Episode 93: Book Editing Services and Tips ~ Sandra Haven

August 15th, 2018

59:27
If you’re in need of book editing services and tips, today’s guest will have some answers and insights for you! Sandra Haven, is a professional editor and writer who has helped hundreds of writers achieve their dreams …

Episode 92: Obsessive Mental Focus ~ Audio Article

August 14th, 2018

6:21
It's funny. So often we tend to think of our goals and where we want to go as some distant and hard-to-attain summit that only a few are cut out for. We tend to think that others have the answers for us, and to believe …

Episode 91: Follow Your Dreams ~ Audio Article

August 13th, 2018

8:04
We’re sharing these ‘follow your dreams quotes’ because if you believe it is so, then it is so. For you. In your world. Never underestimate the power …

Episode 90: Brand Building ~ Audio Article

August 12th, 2018

10:11
When it comes to brand building, your number one consideration is your audience… your customers. Many creatives miss this essential success ingredient: branding, because we just want to create our art and engage in our …

Episode 89: Best Social Media Platforms for Creatives ~ Audio Article

August 11th, 2018

4:50
The average salary for social media manager’s today is $49,395. That’s enough to tell us that social media marketing is not just a Facebook thing or a passing fad. Social media is the new marketing. And… it’s not even …

Episode 88: Why You Should Never Give up on Your Dreams ~ Audio Article

August 10th, 2018

4:24
Tweak them, revise them, update them and refine them, but you should never give up on your dreams. Why? Because they are your dreams. If you can …

Episode 87: Short Story Ideas ~ Audio Articles

August 9th, 2018

6:06
If you're running low on short story ideas, we have a few that might get you fired up and ready to write. If you're like most creatives, you tend to have more ideas than time. However, when it comes to finally sitting …

Episode 86: Never Give Up on Your Dreams, Unless… ~ Coffee Break

August 8th, 2018

58:16
Should You Never Give Up on Your Dreams? We love the popular Winston Churchill quote: "Never, never, never give up." It's especially powerful coming …

Episode 85: How to Do More in Less Time ~ Audio Article

August 7th, 2018

11:35
Most creators are dreamers and ideators with more ideas than time. This a hot topic amongst artist entrepreneurs these days as well as in our small entrepreneurial family. Creative ideators with far more to do than time …

Episode 84: Joy Quotes a Perspective on Life ~ Audio Articles

August 6th, 2018

8:15
Merriam-Webster defines the word Joy as: "...the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires."  Dictionary.com also has an almost identical definition. Yet …

Episode 83: Get Organized for Greater Creativity ~ Audio Article

August 5th, 2018

14:23
In today’s digital world of easy and rapid proliferation of anything and everything, the old rules of getting organized just aren’t as applicable. If …

Episode 82: Podcast Ideas for Creatives ~ Coffee Break

August 3rd, 2018

26:29
There's a wealth of content, story, and podcast ideas and monetization potential for creators of all kinds! When it comes to authors and poets, if …

Episode 81: Creative Business Advice ~ Audio Article

August 2nd, 2018

4:32
Good parenting is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, yet the task of guiding young souls is extraordinarily worthwhile. So are your ideas. So is …

Episode 80: Habits of Successful Creators ~ Audio Article

August 1st, 2018

11:16
Let's face it; creative minds tend to wander.  One fascinating thing we've learned from our own experience, as well as that of many successful …

Episode 79: Breaking Free of Mental Programming ~ Audio Article

July 31st, 2018

7:33
Mental programming, aka conditioning, belief and being “set in your ways”, afflicts everyone everywhere. The degree to which it constricts your life …

Episode 78: Visioning Tools and Goals Mapping ~ Audio Article

July 30th, 2018

7:01
Visioning tools and goals mapping are just tools of the trade for manifesting your dreams. Visioning sets your internal GPS to where you want to go. …

Episode 77: Secrets of the Non-Starving Artist ~ Audio Article

July 29th, 2018

13:15
We started iCreateDaily, exactly a year ago today, July 28th, 2017. A number of creatives indicated they were eager to create daily as well as to …

Episode 76: Audio Dramas and Story Podcasts – Coffee Break

July 28th, 2018

35:07
In this Coffee Break, we're going to share insights we learned about how authors can leverage podcasting and audio drama to build their audience. We just got back from Podcast Movement 2018 #PM18, in Philadelphia, and …

Episode 75: What is The Point of Life Anyway? ~ Audio Article

July 26th, 2018

6:36
If you are asking the question, "What is the point of life?", then you're ahead of most! You're asking poignant questions and striving to discover more about the essence of life. Life is a journey of discovery, and it …

Episode 74: Who You Hang Out With ~ Audio Article

July 25th, 2018

7:05
Did you know that you are who you hang out with? Look around you. Consider those closest to you, and those you spend the most time with. Do they represent who you will be when you arrive at your highest vision of …

Episode 73: Zone of Genius ~ Audio Article

July 23rd, 2018

13:01
Being in the zone of genius happens when you lose the sense of time while working.  Hours could go by, in fact many times if you're working from …

Episode 72: Procrastination Quotes ~ Audio Article

July 22nd, 2018

15:41
Ahhh... The invisible curse strikes again.  Procrastination is something probably every person can relate to. The sound of a deadline speeding towards us while we whittle our time away with much more pressing matters. …

Episode 71: Stinking Thinking into Positive Power – Audio Article

July 21st, 2018

12:40
You know one of the most amazing things to hear when you're in a bad mood? Someone trying to make you smile return you to your pleasant state.  Ha! Just kidding. Who likes quotes and positivity when they're trapped in …

Episode 70: Keyword Ranking for Bloggers – Strategy Session

July 20th, 2018

18:46
Keyword ranking for bloggers is not a thing, but should be. In this episode, we're morphing our occasional (very occasional) coaching sessions into …

Episode 69: Flow State and Parkinson’s Law ~ Audio Article

July 19th, 2018

8:06
Flow state is like the creative version of runners high.  The state where we lose time because we've fallen into the depths of our work.  A feeling where work seems as easy.  Once you're in a state of flow... you feel …

Episode 68: Self Discovery a Personal Odyssey ~ Audio Article

July 18th, 2018

8:51
Your body signals your attention in various ways, such as pain, hunger, hot, cold, tired, etc. How does your soul get your attention? If you're off …

Episode 67: Finding Yourself and Your Purpose ~ Audio Article

July 17th, 2018

8:35
How do you go about finding yourself and your purpose? Turns out if your asking yourself questions like that, you're on the right track.  Feeling …

Episode 66: SEO Content Writing with Phil Singleton

July 16th, 2018

1:09:52
SEO content writing is one of the most important ways to help your brand get found in today's online world.  If you're working on building a tribe around what you create, it doesn't take too much effort to boost your …

Episode 65: Writing Rituals ~ Audio Article

July 14th, 2018

13:28
Writing rituals are the key to building your daily habits. Whether you have a non-negotiable daily word count or a location that helps you get in the …

Episode 64: Reframing Your Mindset ~ Audio Article

July 13th, 2018

9:55
Reframing your mindset can turn the worst day of the week into an opportunity of growth.  It can turn tasks that make you grumpy, irritated, and angry... into things you enjoy by viewing them in a different way. When …

Episode 63: Attitude of Gratitude ~ Audio Article

July 13th, 2018

10:03
The attitude of gratitude is at the core of our brand. We cannot be in the abundant state of creating while also feeling down, frustrated, angry, or …

Episode 62: Create Yourself ~ Audio Article

July 12th, 2018

6:55
This is the first of our Audio Article series which will be aired 5 days a week: Tuesday's, Thursday-Sunday. Today's iCreateDaily Audio Article is: Creating Yourself - Your Ultimate Work of Art 

Episode 61: Create Systems to Scale with Bryan Luoma

July 10th, 2018

42:52
Learning how to create systems to scale the work we do and have a bigger impact is important.  Once you've developed a daily creating habit, the next level for many entrepreneurs and artists is developing systems. …

Episode 60: Content Distribution Strategy and Tools – Coffee Break

July 4th, 2018

14:40
Creating and sticking to a content distribution strategy can be tricky when there are so many platforms to maintain.  Whether you have a team of people to help you maintain each social media platform as well as other …

Episode 59: SEO for Artists and Writers with Jason McDonald

July 2nd, 2018

1:13:34
Our guest today has super important information about SEO for artists and writers interested in growing their business. Jason McDonald teaches business owners the art and science of getting anything to the top of …

Episode 58: How to Sell Photos Online – Coffee Break

June 28th, 2018

19:53
In one of our Facebook Groups, one of our members asked how to sell photos online. She owns a farm and already has lots of wonderful images but is …

Episode 57: The Butterfly Effect with Tasha Wahl

June 25th, 2018

54:26
We love spending time with visionaries.  The thing about visionaries is that most wouldn't claim that title themselves, and yet our guest in this …

Episode 56: Daily Productivity and Brand Evolution – Coffee Break

June 20th, 2018

16:38
In this Coffee Break we talk about the various roles that LeAura and Devani take on for the iCreateDaily brand and podcast (iCD), brand evolution and …

Episode 55: Book Promotion for Fantasy Authors with Joshua Robertson

June 18th, 2018

1:00:47
Today's guest is Joshua Robertson, a fantasy fiction author whom we first interviewed on episode #9. Joshua has so much going on this year and knows so much about book promotion through conferences and other venues that …

Episode 54: Writing Fantasy Books for Teens – Author Lilian Oake

June 13th, 2018

1:08:55
We’re joined today by the beautiful and hilarious Lilian Oake, a bestselling author of teen and adult fantasy books! She is best known for Nahtaia: A …

Episode 53: Cool Character Names ~ Coffee Break

June 6th, 2018

21:29
How to Come up with Good Character Names Welcome to the iCreateDaily Podcast Coffee Break episode! Today's Coffee Break is a hands-on how-to episode …

Episode 52: Trademark and Copyright Attorney Angela Langlotz

June 4th, 2018

1:26:17
Welcome to another episode of the iCreateDaily podcast!  Today's guest is Angela Langlotz, a Trademark and Copyright attorney delivered lots of …

Episode 51: Video Coach – Owen Video

May 28th, 2018

1:05:41
Welcome to another episode of the iCreateDaily podcast, Creator! We have a FIRE episode today with the dynamically direct and entertaining Owen Video! Owen is a YouTube, Facebook Live, and video marketing expert and …

Episode 50 – The One Thing CEO – Geoff Woods

May 21st, 2018

54:46
We were super excited to have the chance to converse with today’s guest, CEO Geoff Woods, Vice President of The One Thing company, where Geoff gets to work directly with high-level mentors like Gary Keller, founder of …

Episode 49: Brain Waves – Coffee Break

May 18th, 2018

20:38
Welcome back to another Coffee Break episode!  These shorter'ish episodes are where LeAura and Devani talk about ideas, quotes, or anything on our minds that may serve the iCreateDaily community.  So let us know what …

Episode 48: Christian Singer Songwriter with Dorothy Anne

May 10th, 2018

57:56
Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer, is a Christian singer and songwriter, inspiring listeners worldwide with her unique blend of contemporary pop and worship music. A …

Episode 47: Vibe Attracts Tribe Mastermind with Sam Pullman

May 4th, 2018

1:14:09
We had so much fun reconnecting and masterminding with our Aussie friend, Sam Pullman on how vibe attracts tribe and so much more. Sam, age 26, is a …

Episode 46: Make Money Doing What You Love with Christine McAlister

April 30th, 2018

52:40
Today we're joined by a very dynamic and passionate coach, Christine McAlister, who helps business owners reach the next level of profit in their business.

Episode 45: Boomers and Millennials in Sync – Coffee Break

April 25th, 2018

24:40
What if baby boomers and millennials are more alike than we think? It's popular and sometimes fun to jibe each other about generational differences …

Episode 44: How Bloggers Make Money with Amber Bracegirdle

April 23rd, 2018

54:38
Are you interested in blogging and eventually monetizing your online content? If so, you’ll want to tune in to today’s iCreateDaily Podcast episode with our featured guest, Amber Bracegirdle!

Episode 43: Excellence Expected and Achieved with Mark Asquith

April 17th, 2018

34:13
Our guest today is Mark Asquith, a serial entrepreneur, who started several successful businesses which have led to his primary focus today: That of …

Episode 42: Creative Freedom from Home – Coffee Break

April 13th, 2018

23:25
Where Do You Feel Most Inspired? Many creators, especially entrepreneurial ones, have the urge to leave the workplace so they have the creative freedom to do work they love.  'The Entrepreneurial Dream" is about …

Episode 41: The Author’s Creative Process with Coleman Alderson

April 8th, 2018

50:13
Super special episode today! :-) All of them are special... But for this one, we have our own in-house talent! 😄 Coleman Alderson, Devani's dad …

Episode 40: – Gratitude Break

April 1st, 2018

22:48
Welcome to #GratitudeBreak! Much like our shorter Coffee Break episodes, but geared toward express gratitude and appreciation for people, places, organizations and experiences that have inspired us. Today we wanted to …

Episode 39: Tech Geek Artist – Kieran McKeefery

March 26th, 2018

44:33
First off... apologies to Kieran! Several times I asked him to increase his volume, but in the end, his sound was better than ours! Turns out it was …

Episode 38: Art Inspiration – Coffee Break

March 21st, 2018

21:33
This episode ties in well with the previous Coffee Break episode we released about creating motivation. Art is such a personal growth experience for each creator. You're expressing your emotions, thoughts, ideas, and in …

Episode 37: Tips for Selling on Etsy – Author-influencer, Amanda Mabry

March 20th, 2018

49:55
Amanda Mabry is the co-founder and Executive Marketing Manager for Our Write Side publishing, a writer and author, Patreon artist, a brand ambassador and online influencer, AND a crafter selling on Etsy.

Episode 36: Positive Motivation – Create it or Find it? – Coffee Break

March 18th, 2018

18:27
Welcome to another #CoffeeBreak episode in which we discuss interesting ideas, quotes, and/or people who inspire us! In this episode, we discuss positive motivation and specifically whether we find it externally or …

Episode 35: Creative Agency Mastermind with Michelle Khouri

March 12th, 2018

1:01:46
In this episode, we catch up with Michelle Khouri, and get deep into the kind of content, stories, strategies and conversations that happen—and need to happen—in branding and storytelling.

Episode 34: Best Domain Hosting Company – Gratitude Break

March 11th, 2018

20:59
Gratitude, changes everything. Being grateful is more of an active lifestyle as opposed to just another "habit to build."  Without it, it can be …

Episode 33: Immersion Eliminates Diversion Coffee Break

March 7th, 2018

22:10
Of all the many things we could and should be doing to reach both our creative and business goals - how do you narrow down your focus, and choose …

Episode 32: From Do-Rags to Riches with Ross Simmonds

March 5th, 2018

48:51
From Do-Rags to Riches... How do you go from selling do-rags (a.k.a. durags and doo rags) in high school to launching and managing not one but FOUR …

Episode 31: Successful Freelance Writer with Eric Rosenberg

February 26th, 2018

51:42
Eric Rosenberg is a successful freelance writer who’s articles have appeared on sites such as Huffington Post, Investopedia, and Business Insider. …

Episode 30: Content Creation Mastermind

February 23rd, 2018

40:17
Emily Fincher is a composer and music teacher with a lot going on. She's one of our iCreateDaily Challenge & Mastermind members and agreed to allow us to record and share this coaching session with her. In this …

Episode 29: Musical Dramedy Creator – Ali Skylar

February 21st, 2018

1:03:11
Ali Skylar is an incredibly talented screenplay writer, musical composer and wordsmith who's finally bringing her dramedy to life on stage! Ali hasn't "arrived" yet. She's in the thick of her journey. Her musical play …

Episode 28: Pharmacist Novelist, David Perry

February 12th, 2018

58:38
David Perry is in good company. He's not the only pharmacist novelist to have best selling novels. Famous pharmacist novelists include Agatha Christie, mystery novelist and William Sydney Porter, pen name O. Henry, …

Episode 27: Perfectionism and Authenticity – Coffee Break 8

February 11th, 2018

9:03
We all have the inner battle of perfectionism, it's a creator's struggle and a human struggle. Yet, we live in a world craving the imperfections of a creator's journey. In line with not worrying so much about …

Episode 26: From Medication to Meditation Music with Niraj Naik

February 8th, 2018

1:04:01
Healing with Meditation, Music and Nature's Pharmacy We LOVED this interview with Niraj Naik, The Renegade Pharmacist!! Niraj is a prolific creator, …

Episode 25: Inspirational Speaker and Author, Alexis Parris

February 5th, 2018

50:32
Get ready to be inspired by the awesome Alexis Parris! Alexis is a highly motivated and positive millennial with strong conviction and steadfast …

Episode 24: Twitter for Authors with Tim Lewis

February 1st, 2018

57:46
In a world where anyone can write a book and stick it up online, learning the business of being an author is crucial.   You're not only competing for attention with other authors, but with anyone who publishes content …

Episode 23: From Near Death to Building a Media Empire with Tayo Rockson

January 26th, 2018

44:58
How do you become a diversity awareness consultant? Perhaps by being an ambassador's son raised globally. That's Tayo Rockson. Have you ever looked …

Episode 22: Laugh at Fear – Coffee Break 7

January 24th, 2018

16:20
Facing Our Fears Our Coffee Break Sessions are varied conversations we have about uplifting quotes, people who inspire us, ideas we've been …

Episode 21: The Art of Influence with Adil Amarsi

January 22nd, 2018

55:26
The Amazing Adil Amarsi has (mostly) retired from copywriting, at a young age. Entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and author, Adil is a fascinating person and engaging storyteller. Like many creators, Adil is a man of …

Episode 20: Rebellious Spirit to Cultured Podcast with Michelle Khouri

January 20th, 2018

41:37
Michelle Khouri, is a beautiful, dynamic creator and business woman, with a passion for life, art and serving her clients and audience. She is …

Episode 19: Daily Motivation – Coffee Break 6

January 18th, 2018

11:28
We're working to publish these short "inbetweenisodes" called "Coffee Break" podcasts regularly on Wednesdays.  Meanwhile, we're practicing "just …

Episode 18: How to be a Writer with Jeff Goins

January 16th, 2018

1:00:32
Jeff Goins, is the very talented best selling author of five fantastic books including his latest two, and our all-time favorites, The Art of Work and Real Artist Don't Starve. In addition to being an exceptional …

Episode 17: Grab the Bull by the Horns – Coffee Break 5

January 10th, 2018

13:01
Do the Work Devani and I love coffee and chai, and thoroughly enjoy inspiring conversations on all sorts of topics. So our goal is to bring you one "inbetweenisode" as coined (we think) by Timothy Ferriss of the Tim …

Episode 16: Freelance Videographer Storyteller – Bryan Wright

January 8th, 2018

24:12
Bryan Wright is a captivating storyteller with lifelong experience as a production, staging, audio engineer, recording artist, and prolific creator, …

Episode 15: Set Your Goals – Coffee Break 03

January 5th, 2018

14:54
The 90 Day Goals Planner A true "fireside chat", Devani and I share here how it is that we came to create the very first iCreateDaily 90 Day Goals Journal. From just an idea thanks to inspiration and suggestions from …

Episode 14: IT to Full Time Artist – Paivi Eerola

January 3rd, 2018

1:04:26
Talk about left brain, right brain! Paivi Eerola is one of those people who can do both. From a practical career in IT, Paivi finally left that …

Episode 13: Full Time Professional Photographer, Matt Gallegos

December 29th, 2017

48:57
Matt Gallegos photographs everything! From Aerial photography to weddings, Matt does it all. In fact he thrives on the variety or else he'll get bored. Matt Gallego and his wife, Kourtney, are the Tandem team at Tandem …

Episode 12: Emotional Art and Healing with Mandy Thompson

December 27th, 2017

49:52
Life at its purest is good. Mandy Thompson Mandy Thompson is a multi-talented abstract artist and an eloquent creative writer, "canvassing the …

Episode 11: New Year’s Resolutions? – Coffee Break 2

December 23rd, 2017

7:22
Join Devani and LeAura for a brief coffee break! Whether you drink coffee, chai, tea, green juice, or just water, grab your favorite cuppa and join us for a chat. In these Coffee Break Episodes we riff on topics of …

Episode 10: Successful Freelance Wedding Photographer ~ Alex Stead

December 14th, 2017

40:53
"There are some things you just have to do every day." Alex Stead, freelance wedding photographer

Episode 09: Fantasy Books and World Building with Joshua Robertson

December 10th, 2017

44:58
Living the Dream Joshua Robertson is superman... or err... dragon slayer, dark fantasy author, game world builder, entrepreneur extraordinaire, …

Episode 08: Implementer and Connector for EOFire – Kate Erickson!

November 26th, 2017

33:24
Definition of Implementor: One who: carries out; puts into action; takes action; performs; implements a plan; Implement: to complete, satisfy, or …

Episode 07: Personal Habits for Success with Matthew Turner

November 21st, 2017

1:08:32
Matthew Turner is a coffee-drinking Brit from the area of England famous for its tea. That sets the tone for Matthew's renegade creator persona, and that's just on the surface, like his handlebar mustache. Yep, that's …

Episode 06: The Power of Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

November 12th, 2017

57:43
If you haven't yet heard of Richie Norton, you'll want to tune into this episode for sure! And... if you've heard Richie before, you know you'll want to tune in because Richie is rich in experience, knowledge, …

Episode 05: Turning a Silk Painting Passion into a Business with Joanna White

November 10th, 2017

It's never too late to do work you love. Joanna White is building a thriving art business, creating and teaching the art of painting on silk through her company, Fiber-Visions. "I was a late bloomer", Joanna said. "I …

Episode 04: Fall in Love with the Process – Coffee Break

November 8th, 2017

16:45
What's the iCreateDaily Coffee Break? Our goal is to make iCreateDaily a daily podcast, but as we gear up to that level of production, we'll be publishing roughly every other day or so and we'll be alternating with …

Episode 03: Unthinkable: Trust Your Intuition with Jay Acunzo

November 5th, 2017

56:18
Our guest today is Jay Acunzo, an award-winning podcaster, energetic keynote speaker, captivating storyteller and a guy bothered by conventional thinking. We LOVE this already! Jay is host of the amazing, Unthinkable …

Episode 02: From 9-5 Job to Professional Artist with Eeva Nikunen

November 3rd, 2017

28:09
From Graphic Designer to Full-Time Fantasy Artist Eeva Nikunen is painting her own world into being. When she's not creating amazing art on …

Episode 01: The Abundant Artist with Cory Huff

November 2nd, 2017

30:24
Is it possible to make a living as an artist? Not only is it possible to be an abundant artist, Cory Huff teaches people how. Cory knows it's possible and he teaches artists how to double their money selling art online. …

Episode 00 – iCreateDaily Podast Show Intro – November 2nd, 2017

November 1st, 2017

2:30
https://youtu.be/69bz6RYZm70   iCreateDaily is a video podcast for artists in every genre of creating, from musicians to writers, crafters to inventors, bloggers to entrepreneurs… If you are into creating anything, …
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