Art Of Meaningful Work

Ernest Barbaric: TEDx speaker, Educator, Serial Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist.

Art Of Meaningful Work explores practical ideas to help you build a well-lived, interesting life based around fulfilling work. We talk about how to launch side projects, change careers, make an impact, overcome self-doubt, start businesses, and build...Show More
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How To Create Future Business & Career Pivots

26:32 | Apr 8th

What can you do now to plant the seeds for future opportunities and career pivots. In this episode, we touch on a talk by Steve Jobs and how "making dots" intentionally is the best way to create the scaffolding for your future career and business pos...Show More
Trigger For Meaningful And Sustainable Change In Life and Work

17:06 | Mar 18th

[Part 1 of 5] What triggers someone to start making meaningful and sustainable change in their life and work? In this episode, we'll explore stories from leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives who arrived at a point where everything changed, and then...Show More
Business, Balance, and Mindfulness With Paul Jarvis

56:00 | Dec 1st, 2018

From finding your tribe to navigating change in your life and career - this interview with entrepreneur and writer Paul Jarvis will leave you with lots of great insights! We explore: What does it mean to have "enough", How to redefine success on yo...Show More
To Hell And Back - Losing Everything And Finding Meaning With Tony McGrath

1:14:34 | Oct 6th, 2018

Tony has been to hell and back - 5 time CEO, he's built businesses, lived an extremely successful life, drove the nice cars, had the nice houses, traveled the world, and then came to a point where everything came crashing down. In this show, we'll ta...Show More
How To Build An Internal Locus of Control

26:10 | Sep 24th, 2018

Having an internal locus of control can change the trajectory of your day, your career, and your life to a significant degree. From reactive and uncertain to in-control and confident. Your locus of control is somewhere on the spectrum between exte...Show More
90 Days - An Exercise in Radical Prioritization ​

09:41 | Aug 12th, 2018

Sometimes we forget what’s really important and our priorities get out of sync. The way we spend our time doesn’t align with our values or the impact we hope to make. This exercise will help you create clarity and offer some new insights into decisio...Show More
Season 2 Update & Preview

14:37 | Jul 26th, 2018

In this season we'll talk about how to design your personal operating system, how to make smarter and better decisions, what happens after you reach all your goals, what does it mean to be authentic, how to prioritize things, and how to find our way ...Show More
How To Get Unstuck & Find Your Calling With Shawn Askinosie - Criminal Lawyer Turned Chocolatier.

38:45 | Apr 7th, 2018

For this show, I connected with Shawn Askinosie - the founder of Askinosie Chocolate, and author of "Meaningful Work". In this conversation you are going to learn: * How to deal with uncertainty * How to discover your calling or vocation * How t...Show More
​ Make Your Next Move. 3 Ideas To Design Your Next Year.

26:01 | Jan 6th, 2018

In this episode, you’ll learn three simple insights that will help you take control of your time, get more out of your waking hours, and do more meaningful work - in this year.
Inspired to Unplug - Listener Experiences with Digital Detox.

26:46 | Aug 12th, 2017

How disconnecting from social media, TV, news, and digital devices can help you become more productive, creative, and happy.
How a Digital Detox Made Me More Creative, Productive and Happy.

25:03 | Jul 18th, 2017

What would it be like to go for a week without watching any TV, taking in any news, and being completely off social media? A month ago, I gave myself that challenge. It made me a happier, more productive, more creative, and more energetic version ...Show More
Becoming Futureproof. 5 Vital Traits of Adaptable Professionals.

14:45 | Jun 26th, 2017

Industries will fold. Businesses will get more lean and agile. Economies will have to bend to the forces of innovation and necessity. You and I will have to make a decision. Try to prevent change, or embrace it and thrive. This show dissects the 5 vi...Show More
Guide To Finding Meaningful Work (Original Research & Findings)

19:37 | Jun 10th, 2017

Since 2012, I have been researching meaningful work. This investigation led me to interview over a hundred entrepreneurs, professionals, authors, and regular folks like you and me — about legacy, life, joy, and fulfilling work. This is the first s...Show More
How To Beat Phone Addiction With These 3 Simple Practices

12:39 | May 14th, 2017

In this episode, we look at WHY we get addicted to our phones, and HOW to break that addiction, so we can do more work that matters.
5 Life Changing Lessons From Launching a Podcast Conference

18:58 | Feb 26th, 2017

For the first time in years, I feel EXCITED, and I can not wait to wake up and get to work. Here is how I accidentally launched a podcast conference, and the unexpected business lessons it taught me.
3 Lessons Learned By Interviewing Dozens Of Entrepreneurs in 2016

30:55 | Dec 5th, 2016

What did I learn by interviewing dozens of entrepreneurs, authors, thinkers, and creators in 2016? Throughout these conversations, there were three common threads that stood out. Listen to some of my favorite clips from previous guests.
How to build a personal brand from scratch, in less than a year. With Darius Foroux

51:21 | Nov 28th, 2016

Productivity and life strategies writer, Darius Foroux stops by for this episode. He’s built a subscriber base of close to 20,000 people in less than a year after starting his blog.
How to Change Your Career & Become a Business Leader With Natalie Nahai

1:00:28 | Nov 21st, 2016

What do you when you feel stuck in your career, what stops people from taking action, and how to build a body of work you can be proud of. We talk about how to build trust, the difference between manipulation and persuasion, and women in business.
Focus, Create, and Die Empty. With Todd Henry

42:47 | Nov 11th, 2016

You’ll hear Todd’s story of why he started his podcast, The Accidental Creative, which led him to building a creative movement and eventually to his changing his career and becoming a writer and thought leader.
From Side Projects To Full-Time Freedom, An Entrepreneurs Journey. With Justin Jackson.

48:18 | Oct 31st, 2016

Justin had four kids, and was in the middle of a move from a metropolitan city to a small mountain town when he quit his job, and started a business. How did he do it?
Tired of Your 9-to-5? Build Your Own Dream Job - Founder of Chic Geek, Kylie Toh

35:31 | Oct 24th, 2016

In the second “talking to millennials” series, we have Kylie Toh on the other side of the microphone. She is the founder of The Chic Geek - a non-profit organization that helps women transition into technical careers, and learn to be more comfortable...Show More
I Never Want To Get A Real Job - One Millennial Entrepreneur's Take On Work

42:23 | Oct 17th, 2016

This is the first of two interviews with millennial entrepreneurs who are building their own businesses, non-profit organizations, and eschewing a “real job” in favour of pursuing their passion.
Everyone has the capacity to live a meaningful life. Interview with founder of Brother Moto, Jared Erickson.

48:23 | Oct 10th, 2016

In this episode, I speak with Jared Erickson, founder of Brother Moto in Atlanta, Georgia about his journey from a hairstylist, to a freelance graphic designer, to a co-founder of a web design shop, to now a founder of a community motorcycle shop.
How Your Phone Is Killing Your Productivity

09:15 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Your phone can entertain you, give you news and celebrity gossip. It's now also a gateway to virtual reality. And all of those things are engineered to capture a slice of your attention.
Jay Ingram, founder of Beakerhead, on life and meaningful work

43:01 | Sep 19th, 2016

Jay co-founded Beakerhead - a 4 day smashup of science, art, and engineering. It's an amazing, unique event that attracts people from all over the world to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. In this show, Jay shares his views on life, work, and passion pro...Show More
[Bonus Episode] The Pivot

09:28 | Sep 16th, 2016

And this episode is all about making a pivot. A pivot is a point in time when you make a change in your life, and your work. A pivot usually brings about fear. Fear of change, fear of the unknown, and fear of failure.
Mike Vardy, productivity strategist, on how to quit your job, build a community, and start a business.

55:57 | Sep 11th, 2016

In this episode, we have Mike Vardy, The Productivityist, on deck. You will hear his story on how he quit his job, built a community, and became an entrepreneur.
Why "Following Your Passion" Is A Bad Idea

06:48 | Sep 5th, 2016

You often hear this advice from successful entrepreneurs: "Follow Your Passion". But what if that is not enough? In this episode we'll go over the three necessary elements of success when it comes to pursuing meaningful work: (1) Passion, (2) Compete...Show More
How To Find Your “Thing”. One Way To Discover Your Passion, Purpose, And Meaningful Work.

12:24 | Aug 24th, 2016

In this episode, learn how to use a simple (but not easy) process of creating, sharing, and listening to find Your Amazing Thing. The Thing you were meant to do.
Building a Million Dollar Company While Travelling The World - with Cory Stout of

53:05 | Aug 16th, 2016

Cory Stout is the founder of - an online company that sells bamboo sunglasses - and is about to cross a $1 Million Dollar mark with his business. The business he built based on a "napkin idea" with a couple of his friends.
How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Solutions

21:37 | Aug 10th, 2016

In the final episode of the series, we go into how to stop anxiety before it gains momentum, and simple and effective long-term solution that can help you rebalance hormones while also growing your brain!
How to overcome anxiety for leaders and entrepreneurs: Causes

23:13 | Aug 1st, 2016

In this part of the series, we dig into the three root causes of stress and anxiety for creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
How to overcome anxiety for entrepreneurs and professionals: Symptoms

22:48 | Jul 18th, 2016

Entrepreneurs and professionals experience a high level of stress and anxiety - even more than average. This can affect your productivity, creativity, relationships, and critical thinking. This episode talks about symptoms of anxiety.
No growth strategy - a different take on entrepreneurship

12:24 | Jul 6th, 2016

In this episode, we talk about a few interesting movements - where entrepreneurs are taking back control of their companies and looking at new business strategies that don't include aggressive growth.
How intelligent constraints can make you more creative and innovative

10:20 | Jun 28th, 2016

In this episode we follow the story of Cuban biotech innovation, the story of Basecamp and 37 Signals, as well as a personal story of the One Day Project. We’ll talk about how to use constraints as fuel to drive creativity and innovation.
5 Books Every Creative Entrepreneur Should Read

24:31 | Jun 21st, 2016

In this episode I share my top 5 reading suggestions for creatives, entrepreneurs, creators, and professionals who want to build passion projects.
Accidental coffee entrepreneurs - an interview with owners of Baya Rica Cafe

33:11 | Jun 13th, 2016

What would happen if you followed your intuition and heart in business? What if you didn’t focus so much on the obstacles, but rather stayed positive and took action? For today’s episode I have a great story to share with you that will touch on both ...Show More
What happens when you fail?

09:55 | Jun 7th, 2016

As an entrepreneur, a creative, or a builder of ideas — you will face failure along your journey. Sometimes it feels like having to go through a grieving process to get over it, and then you have to choose which direction you are going to take. One o...Show More
The Cost Of Choice - How decisions steal focus, time and progress.

07:19 | May 31st, 2016

Every choice we make, in business and life, carries with it a cost — and it’s not always financial. There are unquantifiable, human costs such as focus, attention, willpower, energy, and relationships. In this episode we’ll talk about how to account ...Show More
Why startups fail - 6 surefire ways to sink your next idea

19:32 | May 23rd, 2016

This episode is all about failure, and the 6 common ways startups miss the mark - and some great resources that will help you navigate around pitfalls, and launch your next idea.
Rise of Freelancers and Micropreneurs - and how you can join the revolution.

16:06 | May 17th, 2016

A new kind of workforce is emerging. Enabled by technology, changes in the marketplace, and driven by the new generation entering the workforce - it’s changing the way we view work. And there are awesome opportunities ahead of us.
How to lose your competitive advantage

05:53 | May 9th, 2016

In this show, we talk about how a competitive advantage is made and eventually lost, and the choice you face every time an idea gets democratized.
You Just Need ONE - or What selling a motorcycle taught me about business

06:28 | May 2nd, 2016

If you have a business, startup, or a side project you are trying to get off the ground - you are likely to experience rejection, deals that fall through and partners that don't work out. But at the end of the day, you just need ONE win to start.
Designing Your Top 5 Goals - Warren Buffet’s Focus Exercise

45:26 | Apr 25th, 2016

To generate amazing results within your lifetime, you have to focus your efforts. But it’s hard to let go of ideas, side projects and domain names. And how do you choose what to let go, and what to dedicate your life to?
Are you worried if your work is making a difference? And how half a degree would have saved Titanic.

03:54 | Apr 20th, 2016

Do you ever wonder if your work is making a difference? Are your projects big enough to solve the world’s biggest problems? You are not alone. Most entrepreneurs and creators suffer from the same type of doubt.
A mental trap that may be holding you back.

09:12 | Apr 13th, 2016

Taiwanese monkey trap is a system of capturing monkeys using a simple box and a piece of fruit, like a banana. It is also the same mechanism that keeps us in crappy jobs, businesses that no longer work, and project that aren’t fulfilling.
Creative cross-training & how to think like Leonardo Da Vinci

07:09 | Apr 8th, 2016

Indulging in hobbies, pursuing interests and trying side projects can make you a better, and more creative thinker.
Side Projects, and why you should start your own today.

06:23 | Apr 5th, 2016

In this episode, we share how one business was saved by a last ditch side project, and why you should start one of your own.
The only currency that truly matters, one that you can never get enough of.

07:55 | Apr 1st, 2016

Find out how some of the most prominent thinkers, creatives, and entrepreneurs of our time think about their work, life, and time. Then ask yourself: What are you fired up about, to get out into the world?
How to beat your worst creative nemesis, analysis paralysis.

07:06 | Mar 30th, 2016

Do you often get “stuck” in analysis mode? Trying to figure out all the possible details of a project, before you’re ready to launch it? Well, you are not alone. And in this episode, we talk about some ways to defeat this creative nemesis.
Did you reach your creative peak? How to get the edge back in your work.

11:32 | Mar 29th, 2016

This episode speaks to why we often lose our creative thinking as we age, and how to bring the edge back to our work.
Rebooting your business & the benefits of starting from scratch

20:40 | Mar 26th, 2016

Sometimes it’s necessary to push the reset button on your work. Why and how you do it, will determine the next stage of evolution for you and your business, projects, and work.
Building inertia and momentum in your work

08:27 | Mar 23rd, 2016

In this episode, we talk about how successful entrepreneurs are able to build business after business, and how successful artists and creators got to where they did.
Brief introduction to the Creator Podcast

09:31 | Mar 19th, 2016

This podcast is my beacon for other entrepreneurs, business owners, and creatives who are committed to finding their way to clarity and meaningful work.