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The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Srinivas Rao

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Our listeners say, “If TEDTalks met Oprah you’d have the Unmistakable Creative.” Eliminate the feeling of being stuck in your life, blocked in your creativity, and discover higher levels of meaning and purpose in your life and career. Listen to deepl...Show More
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53:26 | Aug 30th

How do we discover what we were born to do with our lives? Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur who has discovered his true calling, and he knows the keys of how to find that perfect path. Through learning lessons from mistakes, dead ends, and failure...Show More

1:02:17 | Aug 28th

Dr. Jenny Taitz is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and author of How to be Single and Happy, a scientific approach at thriving in the single life. Jenny joins us for this episode to bring her knowledge onto the show to help us understand what it tak...Show More

1:02:56 | Aug 26th

Scott Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and an avid learner. After Scott heard about Benny Lewis and the way he could become fluent in a language in just 3 months, he became interested in extreme learning and began exploring it himself. He late...Show More

51:03 | Aug 23rd

Frank Ostaseski has noticed that we as a society obsess about death. We spend a great deal of time trying to prepare for it and hope that we are “ready” for it when the time comes. But according to him, the best way to prepare for death is by living ...Show More

1:03:50 | Aug 21st

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and author. Jennifer joins us for this episode of the podcast to walk us through what it’s like for employees to work in a non-inclusive workplace as well a...Show More

54:26 | Aug 19th

Shaan Patel is a Shark Tank Entrepreneur, CEO of Prep Expert and author of Self-Made Success. Shaan spent hundreds of hours studying for the SAT and managed to raise his score from average to perfect, placing himself among the top 0.02% of all high s...Show More

53:07 | Aug 16th

Everyone wants to perform better and optimize their life so they can live better and longer. Well, Ben Greenfield has figured out ways to do all that. Whether it’s via bio-feedback, “smart drugs,” or specialized breathing, he’s living a more enhanced...Show More

54:29 | Aug 14th

Allie LeFevere is the CEO and co-founder of Obedient, a humorous branding and digital marketing agency that helps businesses and companies become unique and connect with their audience through laughter. Through laughter you say? Yes. You see, Allie’s...Show More

57:50 | Aug 12th

Katie Patrick is an environmental engineer and software designer dedicated to helping people use real scientific data to change the world. Instead of laying on the beach, brainstorming ideas on how we can stop global warming, Katie teaches us that th...Show More

47:08 | Aug 9th

In this episode, author Warren Berger joins us to talk about the power of leveraging questions to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. An expert on design thinking and innovation, Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s leadin...Show More

1:02:15 | Aug 7th

David Epstein is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller,  Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, which focuses on re-establishing the game-plan for achieving excellence. The broadly accepted belief is that this path is one of focu...Show More

47:43 | Aug 5th

In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Jerry Colonna, the CEO and co-founder of Reboot. Jerry coaches CEO’s and their teams to realize the true reasons behind their work and the lives they’ve created. He believes that work can help us becom...Show More

58:53 | Aug 2nd

Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content, full show episodes, and more in her career. She knows all about finding what fuels you and pursuing your passion. S...Show More

1:16:35 | Jul 31st

Colin Egglesfield, actor and author, joins us for this episode of the Unmistakable Creative as we venture into finding out what it takes to become an agile artist. Find out how he found his ‘Hell Yes’ and pursued his dream of becoming an actor, as we...Show More

1:04:09 | Jul 29th

John Brancaccio is a creator, Producer and CCO of the media agency, One Circle Media as well as Executive Producer of Park Bench Media, a media company that creates audio and visual content including websites and TV shows. John is a seasoned professi...Show More

59:00 | Jul 26th

Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar who founded the company Box of Crayons. His main objective in his career is to help companies and managers go from doing good work to great work, and he’s become extremely successful at doing just that. He s...Show More

1:20:57 | Jul 24th

Along with the many useful and constructive benefits of technology, we need to be mindful of the vices that come with it. Having access to a cyber-universe at our fingertips can be severely detrimental to our focus, squashing our productivity into a ...Show More

46:37 | Jul 22nd

In this inspiring episode of The Unmistakable Creative, we are joined by author, speaker and familiar guest, Steven Kotler. Steven talks about peak performance and introduces us to the topic of exponential growth as we prepare to take a dive into the...Show More

57:51 | Jul 19th

“So even if you say “I’m not trying to do deep work now. I”m in line at the supermarket. I’m bored let me look at something.” That actually affects your deep work the next morning or the next day when you actually want to do it. There’s this whole no...Show More

55:37 | Jul 17th

The recent history of humanity has witnessed an explosive, exponential growth like we’ve never seen before: that of technology. It is one that has now begun to drastically reshape many aspects of modern living, one of which being the way we make our ...Show More

53:03 | Jul 15th

Michael Ventura, author of Applied Empathy and CEO of Sub Rosa, joins us on the show to talk about empathy: what it means, why it plays a pivotal role in effective leadership and how to apply it. Michael offers a wealth of insight into why leaders of...Show More

46:30 | Jul 12th

In one of our most fascinating interviews ever, Dr. Wallace Nichols explained to us the surprising science behind water and the human condition. Studies had been done on the effect music and stress had on the mind, but when Wallace went to search for...Show More

58:42 | Jul 10th

There is no Calvary coming to save the day. We are the iconic leaders that we’re waiting for. Shawn Dove is the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and he joins us for this episode of the podcast. As an only child raised by a single...Show More

55:49 | Jul 8th

Niraj Naik began his career as a pharmacist where he was appalled by the nature of the pharmaceutical industry. He longed to help his patients with effective methods of treating their ailments at the source. The spirit. The word ‘spirit’ means breath...Show More

1:16:27 | Jul 5th

From her first ever heartbreak to finding love many times after, Megan Poe has had her fair share of experiences with love. Now she wants to share her passion for love and embrace both the art and science behind one of life’s most complex emotions. L...Show More

51:46 | Jul 3rd

For this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, we are joined by Rick Coste, who may be one of our most prolific guests on the show to date. Rick is a writer and audio producer, best known for his work in audio drama. Rick has achieved a remarkable le...Show More

1:02:35 | Jul 1st

John Weiss is a former police chief who retired early to pursue a creative life. John believes it is possible for anyone to life an artful life, whether that means drawing cartoons on the notice board of the police department or painting landscapes i...Show More

49:57 | Jun 28th

Rather than approaching life and moments with the mindset of “I must succeed,” Jonathan Fields believes we should be searching for growth and learning in our experiences. He’s the creator of The Good Life Project, and he lists three main components o...Show More

51:15 | Jun 26th

Tui Fleming is a coach, author and speaker who is all about living life to the fullest. We get to have a wholesome discussion that explores some of the most pivotal moments and experiences of Tui’s life as well as take deeper look into how these less...Show More

51:10 | Jun 24th

Have you ever had those days where stress and anxiety are weighing you down? Meditation is humanities number 1 tool for dealing with stress. The issue is, most of us lack the knowledge and training to do it effectively. We need guidance. Emily Fletch...Show More

48:31 | Jun 21st

To Brett McKay, the definition of “what it means to be a man” has taken a turn for the worst and is now a caricature of what it was just seven or eight decades ago. During a visit to his local bookstore, he was frustrated by the quality of the men’s ...Show More

46:21 | Jun 19th

Kinzie Ferguson is an empowerment photographer dedicated to transforming body image in the women and femme community through capturing raw beauty and allowing her models to be comfortable in their own skin. Society has placed daunting expectations on...Show More

58:09 | Jun 17th

In a world drowning in financial debt, it’s becoming difficult for us to manage our spending and our time at work. Manisha Thakor has the solution. Manisha shares her financial wisdom to help us take control of our relationship with money and build a...Show More

52:25 | Jun 14th

How do you separate your work and the effort you put into that work from the results that come after it, especially when those results aren’t dependent on the work you did? Focusing exclusively on results as a means of satisfaction with yourself isn’...Show More

50:30 | Jun 12th

]In this episode, we are joined by author and entrepreneur, TK Coleman who is the education director at Praxis, a professional bootcamp and startup apprenticeship. We get to discuss the many empowering beliefs that Coleman has learned and implemented...Show More

1:07:05 | Jun 10th

Rich Kalgaard is a journalist, author, entrepreneur and speaker and he joins us for this episode to share his powerful message with us. In 10 years, Rich went from being a security guard to reporting directly to Steve Forbes. He has used years of res...Show More

48:08 | Jun 7th

In this episode of Unmistakable Creative, author of the The Happiness Project, and Better than Before joins us to share unconventional wisdom on habits and happiness. Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York T...Show More

53:21 | Jun 5th

Our whole lives we are taught how to act, how to speak, how to dress, yet we’re never taught how to accept who we are. Amanda Stern is the author of Little Panic and she brings a message to share with us for this episode. Amanda’s always felt differe...Show More

57:43 | Jun 3rd

James Victore is an author, artist and designer who joins us for this episode of the podcast. He challenges us to be brave, to jump headfirst out of our comfort zones and into our freedom-filled, creative lives. During our discussion, James destroys ...Show More

06:06 | May 31st

Ishita Gupta tells the captivating story of how a simple act of kindness toward a stranger, the gift of a donut, ultimately lead the two unlikely comrades to become an influential duo of non-profit, street-corner therapists.   If you enjoyed this sne...Show More

50:43 | May 29th

In this episode we are joined by creativity champion,  Jeff Leisawitz. Jeff is an award winning musician, filmmaker, writer, college professor, counsellor and life coach. He joins us for this episode to share his message on no BS creativity: diving i...Show More

1:12:53 | May 27th

Ever wondered about the nature of memories? How do they form? What makes some things memorable and others so easy to forget? Dr. Jared Horvath is a renowned cognitive neuroscientist and author of his latest book, Stop Talking, Start Influencing. In t...Show More

47:01 | May 24th

Has your inbox taken over your life? Does just thinking about checking your email give you incredible anxiety? Do you find yourself checking your email over and over again to the point where it’s keeping you from accomplishing your actual tasks? Then...Show More

57:20 | May 22nd

Scott Galloway joins us for yet another remarkable discussion on the Unmistakable Creative podcast. Scott is a clinical professor of marketing  at the NYU Stern School of Business, author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He has an extremely unique t...Show More

56:51 | May 20th

In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative podcast, we get to sit down with Douglas Rushkoff, a writer and media theorist, to discuss the current times as well as take a deep dive into the future of Humanity. What awaits our current and upcoming ge...Show More

04:24 | May 17th

In this one of a kind episode, The Unmistakable Creative podcast airs without a guest speaker. Yes, you read that right. Srini takes the mic for this one to share something that’s been on his mind. The Architects of Reality is an in-person, 2-day eve...Show More

1:07:24 | May 15th

Annie Duke is an author and professional poker player. She joins us for this episode of the podcast to share her wisdom on making good decisions. We typically assume that decision making is something we will only get better at through trial, error, a...Show More

1:08:45 | May 13th

This episode quickly becomes one for the books as Margo Aaron, former psychological researcher turned author, helps us connect the dots between psychology and marketing. What does it take to be desirable?  How do we find a balance between wanting to ...Show More

58:27 | May 10th

In this episode of the podcast we speak with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff about the making of his hit TV show which has remained on the air across the world for 30 years, and using what he calls the MacGyver method to engage the enormous capabilities...Show More

1:03:49 | May 8th

Sanjay Rawal is a documentary filmmaker who recently released the film 3100: Run and Become. He joins us for this enlightening episode to discuss the relationship that one can find between physical fitness and spirituality. Sanjay tells us how the Bu...Show More

54:27 | May 6th

Chris Wilson was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 17. During his time in prison, Chris made the courageous decision to turn his life around and then to help other people do the same. Within the confinements of his prison cell, he wrote a mas...Show More

1:17:53 | May 3rd

In the conclusion to one of our most fascinating interviews we’ve had, Andy Dixon tells us his transformation story. Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence t...Show More

57:35 | May 1st

Emily Garnett is a lawyer, wife and mother diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Emily joins us for this episode with a wonderful story to share and a message for all of us. She gives us a grounded look at the experience of being diagnosed with canc...Show More

57:04 | Apr 29th

This is a touching yet powerful episode in which Desiree Adaway dares to venture into the intersections of race, culture and class with the intention of finding a means of liberation. Desiree is the principle of The Adaway Group, a consulting firm th...Show More

1:11:14 | Apr 26th

In one of our most fascinating interviews we’ve had, Andy Dixon tells us his transformation story. Andy Dixon’s life has been anything but conventional. Born into a life of crime, he grew up imprinted with the notion that violence translated to love....Show More

54:50 | Apr 24th

Ever felt like you’re being hounded by people’s expectations of you? This is something we all go through. Laura Gassner Otting is a Keynote speaker and author of her latest book, Limitless. In this episode, Laura shares a message of breaking free fro...Show More

56:31 | Apr 22nd

In this episode, Abigail Rose Clarke teaches us that listening to your body to gain self-awareness and wisdom is the key to finding out what you want why you want it. Abigail shares on how being in a relationship with your body as opposed to dominati...Show More

23:51 | Apr 18th

Join us for this one of a kind of episode with Matt Cooke as he flips the mic around to our host, Srini Rao. We get to hear from Srini some of what went into writing the book that sparked the Unmistakable Creative Podcast and changed his life. Matt a...Show More

46:47 | Apr 17th

Dolores Hirschmann is an author, coach and TEDx Organiser from Masters in Clarity. In this inspiring episode, we get to discuss the pillars of finding your purpose and reaching clarity in your life. Dolores has a message that applies to each and ever...Show More

1:09:54 | Apr 15th

In this incredibly interesting episode, we get to chat with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, a Physicist and Data Scientist in Network Theory. Why does hard work not always measure up to success? We out-perform expectations to go the extra mile but somehow al...Show More

1:18:41 | Apr 12th

In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative Wesley Chapman shares his personal story of 12 documented suicide attempts, and the tremendous power of accepting the transparent reality of our core identities. Wesley Chapman is the co-founder of  a non-...Show More

52:04 | Apr 10th

For this unique episode, we get to sit down with two Unmistakable guests, Nick and Katherine North. Nick is a trans-man married to Katherine, a fierce feminist who have both had their fair share of wearing different masks throughout their lives. Ever...Show More

1:00:41 | Apr 8th

This episode is an inspiring and heart-filled discussion with David Wood, a life coach and CEO at Play For Real, about finding your true purpose and place in life. David talks about the concept of playing the game of life, unapologetically and wholeh...Show More

1:11:18 | Apr 5th

You should never stop asking for what you want. That’s one of the many things that AJ Leon believes helps you live a life of intention, meaning, and purpose. He tells his story about evacuating a life plan after it had gone horribly wrong, speaks abo...Show More

54:20 | Apr 3rd

When navigating the twists and turns of life, there are 3 important things that we tend to forget to do along the way. This leaves us frustrated, unguided and disappointed… maybe without even knowing why. Tim Shields is a writer and he joins for this...Show More

58:35 | Apr 1st

Darren Virassammy is the Chief Operating Officer at 34 Strong, a team of Organizational Consultants who help other companies become a great place to work. Darren is a leader and a visionary. He joins us for this episode of the Unmistakable Creative P...Show More

52:59 | Mar 29th

Robert Kurson shares his journey from being an F-student in high school, to a desperately unhappy Harvard educated Lawyer and eventual New York Times Bestselling Author. You can find out more about Robert and his work at www.RobertKurson.com Sponsors...Show More

55:42 | Mar 27th

Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist and Author who has a powerful message to share in this episode of the Podcast. In a world where we are taught that attention is a measure of success and that our success determines our worth, the...Show More

59:08 | Mar 25th

David Speed has been a graffiti artist since he was 18 and is now doing it professionally with his company, Graffiti Life. Take a listen for an extraordinarily grounded look into the world of graffiti. From the high-octane, train yard cop chases to t...Show More

52:51 | Mar 22nd

How does an entrepreneur go from starting a business to wanting to run for president? Andrew Yang discusses the journey his life has taken from “scrappy entrepreneur-type” to a 2020 presidential candidate. He talks about what sparked his interest in ...Show More

41:05 | Mar 20th

Sometimes taking control of your own brain can be a lot easier said than done. Lara Honos-Webb is a clinical psychologist and author of 6 books relating to ADHD. During our discussion, Lara shares some fantastic insight into dealing with negative tho...Show More

44:33 | Mar 18th

In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, we get to sit down with the co-founder of The Mad Optimist soap company, Anthony Duncan. Anthony lived with his two friends in college when the three of them decided to figure out how to make their own so...Show More

1:01:09 | Mar 15th

Sarah Peck is a writer, designer and entrepreneur whose life has been deeply influenced by swimming and writing. In this chat, we discuss the lessons she has learned during her journey of progressing from being a college swim team member to becoming ...Show More

53:47 | Mar 13th

Zeke Zelker is a creative entrepreneur and filmmaker who recently finished producing the feature film, Billboard. Zeke started out working in an amusement park, founded by his grandfather. He then began his career in filmmaking and refinanced his Jee...Show More

49:54 | Mar 11th

Patrick Campbell, a former strategist at Google, now co-founder and CEO of ProfitWell, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. Patrick’s life, which has had a unique upward trajectory, carries an inspiring message of staying t...Show More

1:20:46 | Mar 8th

Joe Loya’s life trajectory of rising up and moving forward took a radically different turn after losing his mother at an early age and then stabbing his father in the neck at the age of 16. This was the beginning of a life of crime, including a 14 mo...Show More

59:35 | Mar 6th

In this episode we get to have a great discussion with digital economy researcher, data scientist and entreprenuer, Kartik Hosanagar, about artificial intelligence in the modern world. Kartik expands on his background and on his work before we dive i...Show More

53:35 | Mar 4th

In this thought-provoking episode, we get to sit down with Anjali Nath, a political scientist, philosopher, and educator, who runs a grassroots adult learning program called Liberation Spring that aims to decolonize and unlock the potential of their ...Show More

1:02:32 | Mar 1st

In one of the best interviews we’ve had, we spoke with James Clear, author and entrepreneur, who talks about how habits impact entrepreneurship, health, and creativity and about how to treat your failures as data points that are required for mastery....Show More

49:58 | Feb 27th

Danny Iny left school in the 10th grade to become an entrepreneur. Years later he is the host of the Business Reimagined podcast, best-selling author of the book Leveraged Learning, as well as founder and CEO of Mirasee, a business education company....Show More

56:26 | Feb 25th

What kind of life do you want to life? Now ask yourself, how much money do you need to live that life? You may find it’s a lot less than you expect. Grant Sabatier, author of Financial Freedom and founder of Millenial Money, joins us to share his mes...Show More

1:29:23 | Feb 22nd

After losing his mother and battling depression and alcoholism, Glenn Beck took control of his life and rose to stardom. In one of our best interviews, the captivating storyteller and sometimes controversial media personality and entrepreneur shares ...Show More

55:19 | Feb 20th

In this episode, we are joined by Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One, software creator, designer and online course teacher. Paul has an understanding that growth isn’t always a good thing for businesses. He brings a message that helps lift the vei...Show More

48:06 | Feb 18th

In this episode, we get to talk with Austin Netzley, an investor, author and entrepreneur who’s aim is to help others create a business that scales. A business that runs like a simplified, successful machine. He shares an inspiring story about how he...Show More

1:07:04 | Feb 15th

In one of our most interesting interviews to date, Chris Voss revealed to us the power of hearing “no” in negotiations and how anyone can be a Jedi with some simple tricks of the mind when negotiating. Take a listen to what this former FBI hostage ne...Show More

50:41 | Feb 13th

Natalie Nagele is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, a successful software company that started in the year 2000. Natalie has a unique outlook on the way we work and she likes to do things differently. At Wildbit, they work a 32 hour work week over 4...Show More

50:51 | Feb 11th

The workplace can feel like a pretty unemotional place sometimes. Elisabeth Fosslien is an author and speaker who’s work with Mollie West Duffy focuses on the power of embracing emotions in the workplace. In this episode, we get to discuss the ideas ...Show More

1:13:10 | Feb 8th

Philip McKernan speaks around the world about the importance of overcoming personal obstacles, gaining clarity, and cultivating the confidence to believe in yourself. In one of the most inspiring and poetic conversations from 2015, Philip talks about...Show More

48:47 | Feb 6th

It’s time for Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Ishita Gupta. Ishita helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as another 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker who works...Show More

52:56 | Feb 4th

Ishita Gupta helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as helped publish 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker and works with clients who are serious about living up to their po...Show More

52:24 | Feb 1st

In one of our most enthralling interviews we’ve had, Nadia Bolz-Weber tells us her story about faith and the founding of the House for All Sinners and Saints. Nadia was raised fundamental Christian, and her frustrations with organized religion later ...Show More

54:18 | Jan 30th

For this episode of the podcast, we are joined by blogger, author and inspirational speaker, Allie Casazza. Allie is a wife and a mother of four kids who she and her husband happily home-school. The two of them also work together on her blog-turned-b...Show More

54:05 | Jan 28th

The world today is becoming dangerously digital. With the booming of social media and digital application growing in depth and complexity, keeping a healthy mindset can turn into a cluttered and stressful experience. Cal Newport, a computer science p...Show More

59:13 | Jan 25th

I truly do believe that this is both the very best time in the history of the universe, as far as we can tell, to make something because the tools for creation have never been more easily gotten, they’ve never been cheaper. They’ve never been better....Show More

1:02:46 | Jan 23rd

Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready and author of the book, Brave New Work. He joins us for this episode to discuss some of the major points in his book which focuses on rewriting the system of operation within a business to be more efficient an...Show More

53:38 | Jan 21st

For this episode of the podcast, Daniel Levin, Connectivity Expert and Author, shares a captivating recount of the life-changing events that lead him to go on to write the book, The Mosaic, and become the person he is today. Throughout this discussio...Show More

51:42 | Jan 18th

In this episode of the podcast, Tom Yorton, CEO of SecondCity Works, Chicago’s world renown improv theater whose alumni include Steven Colbert, Tina Fey and many other high profile comedians, talks about what the world of improv can teach us about cr...Show More

55:19 | Jan 16th

Cheryl Heller is a business strategist, designer and author of The Intergalactic Design Guide. She joins us in this episode for an inspiring, jam-packed discussion, focused on how we can transform the limits in our lives through social design and cre...Show More

1:06:52 | Jan 14th

For this episode, we are joined by David Johnson, a renowned music producer and writer who has grown up around the likes of Miles Davis and Buddy Rich, and performed alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen. Needless to say, David has experienced ...Show More

56:30 | Jan 11th

“We like winners. We like to be around winners. We like to work with winners. We like to be friends with winners. That is because we know unconsciously that could activate our feedback loop to win. University of British Columbia did a research study ...Show More

1:03:17 | Jan 9th

Will Storr, an award-winning journalist and novelist, joins us for this episode of The Unmistakable Creative. In this discussion, Will takes us on an enlightening journey through the history of self. He paints an intriguing picture of how early human...Show More

55:40 | Jan 7th

Philip McKernan returns to the show for yet another awe-inspiring discussion. In this episode, Philip talks about taking ownership of your struggles and of your suffering, what it means to speak your truth and how that frees you up to be the person y...Show More

1:03:40 | Jan 4th

In this episode of the Unmistakable Creative, artist and designer James Victore shares his personal journey, what’s required to succeed in a creative career, and uncovering the defining ethos of our lives. James Victore runs an independent design stu...Show More

57:53 | Jan 2nd

Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer, inventor of the Bullet Journal and author of his latest book, The Bullet Journal Method, which focuses on the art of intentional living. He joins us in this episode to share some valuable insights into his...Show More

1:35:51 | Dec 21st, 2018

Srini Rao, creator and host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is the guest rather than the host for this episode! He discusses his latest book, Audience of One, and details why it’s important to pursue creative ventures for their own sake rather ...Show More

53:10 | Dec 19th, 2018

Have you ever wondered how your brain functions when setting goals? How does it differentiate between the basic, more primal goals and the more complex goals we as humans can create? Srini Pillay is an expert in the “head and heart” approach to perso...Show More

56:11 | Dec 17th, 2018

Janelle Hanchett wasn’t sure if she was crazy or the rest of the world was when she became a mother. She saw all the ideals and characters of “motherhood” and realized she didn’t fit hardy any of them. So she began her blog, Renegade Mothering, to se...Show More

1:27:24 | Dec 14th, 2018

In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why you can’t let past experiences alway...Show More

48:46 | Dec 12th, 2018

Neeta Bhushan’s childhood was full of adversity. From losing both her mother and brother before she had turned 19 to facing homelessness, Neeta has had to navigate many trials in life. How has she done it? She shares her experiences with adversity an...Show More

58:07 | Dec 10th, 2018

When he was growing up, Alex Banayan felt like it was his destiny to become a doctor. But once he got to college, he realized he wasn’t on the right path. Alex ended up going on The Price Is Right, winning, and using that money to go on a journey to ...Show More

50:44 | Dec 7th, 2018

Ever heard the phrase “practice makes perfect?” According to Anders Ericsson, that’s only true if that practice is done deliberately and not simply absently-mindedly. He discusses the idea of deliberate practice and how to apply that not only to tech...Show More

1:01:44 | Dec 5th, 2018

How does attention work? Adam Gazzaley has devoted his career to figuring out the science behind how we develop attention and how to optimize it. He knows what we need to do in order to have peak attention, how to make our minds work more efficiently...Show More

1:07:54 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Naveen Jain has built multiple successful businesses across different industries. With a combination of the right mindset and a mission to solve problems that reach over a billion people, he’s tackling some of humanity’s most significant challenges. ...Show More

1:20:58 | Nov 30th, 2018

In one of our best interviews ever, Greg Hartle joined us to share his wisdom on living life and why temporary circumstances don’t define our lives. Greg shares his thoughts on a multitude of topics, including why iconic figures may not be the best r...Show More

51:38 | Nov 28th, 2018

Why do we continue to look for answers outside of ourselves when everything is telling us to look inside? In this episode, Author, Mental Health Therapist and Speaker, Nancy Jane Smith, joins us to reveal the wonderful ways of being kind to yourself ...Show More

1:01:05 | Nov 26th, 2018

Ingrid Fetell Lee is a designer and writer whose work focuses on the way that design affects our health and happiness. In this episode, we get to hear some of the knowledge that Ingrid has to share on the amazing ways that our surroundings, nature an...Show More

04:00 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Jim Bunch explains the powerful effects that different environments have on our lives and how we can use them to take control and go from doing life by default to doing life by design. Jim Bunch explains the powerful effects that different environmen...Show More

50:28 | Nov 21st, 2018

The Big Apple; brimming with life, love and everlasting romance. It’s no wonder dating in New York can be an uncertain, emotional roller-coaster. Jennifer Miller is a Journalist and Author who recently co-wrote Mr. Nice Guy with her husband, Jason Fe...Show More

55:15 | Nov 19th, 2018

Chris Aimone is the co-founder and CEO of Muse, a tech company that has developed a revolutionary headband that meets brain sensing technology with meditation. During our discussion, Chris talks about where he found his inspiration for Muse, what lea...Show More

01:38 | Nov 16th, 2018

Phillip Mckernan sheds light on the freedom and exponential growth that follows the moment we find our voice – and just where to find it. Phillip Mckernan sheds light on the freedom and exponential growth that follows the moment we find our voice – a...Show More

44:21 | Nov 14th, 2018

Florence Williams, journalist and author, joins us in this episode to unveil the remarkable relationship between creativity, the human brain and nature. Florence’s work is rooted in scientific research and uses easy-to-understand logic to explain the...Show More

50:00 | Nov 12th, 2018

Jay Baer is an award-winning Internet pioneer who helps brands improve their digital marketing and customer experience. In this episode, we get to discuss some of Jay’s most helpful methods on applying this in your own life which can be found in his ...Show More

02:23 | Nov 9th, 2018

Seth Godin reveals why reassurance is futile and why there is no amount of reassurance that will confirm you of the things you truly care about. In order to be a creative, we need to learn how to move forward without it. Seth Godin reveals why reassu...Show More

36:04 | Nov 7th, 2018

We live in an ever-progressing society, in which LGBTQ teens and adults alike are fighting for a place to exist. Mason Aid is an LGBTQ consultant who helps businesses become more inclusive in the workplace through consultation, copy audits and staff ...Show More

49:20 | Nov 5th, 2018

Val Geisler has spent the last six years highly involved in customer experience and research and is largely skilled in using better email sequences to generate more revenue for your business. Val adds a creative flare with a dose of wisdom to the top...Show More

1:00:35 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, as well as Steve Jobs’ mentor, shares views on education, reconnecting with your curiosity and developing creativity to connect it to your vision. In this episode: How do we better prepare people...Show More

50:32 | Oct 31st, 2018

Mike Michalowiz is an author, entrepreneur and lecturer. By the age of just 35, Mike had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. After becoming an angel investor and then losing his entire fortune, Mike started all over again. Through th...Show More

56:42 | Oct 29th, 2018

In this episode we sit down with hotelier, hospitality entrepreneur, author and speaker, Chip Conley. Throughout the discussion, Chip addresses many brilliant questions, only to unveil even more astounding answers. Discover how to create psychologica...Show More

58:32 | Oct 26th, 2018

Back when he was still young and naive, Don Miller fell in love with writing and believed he could make a living at it.  Writing a newsgroup newsletter for the local church sparked the flame for a successful writing career and has now spanned many ye...Show More

51:52 | Oct 24th, 2018

In this episode, author, entrepreneur, & leadership coach, Makenna Held talks us through some of her most life changing experiences and lessons learned as well as a deeper look into how she went from working in a tech company to starting many busines...Show More

56:32 | Oct 22nd, 2018

How do we break through our upper limits and begin the upward genius spiral? Gay Hendricks is a psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence. In this episode, he uncovers the ways of getting ...Show More

1:00:52 | Oct 19th, 2018

Do you need help maximizing your brain power or exercising your mind? Then Jim Kwik has what you need! He is the founder of Kwik Learning, and he is an expert in brain performance and has cutting-edge techniques to help you optimize your mind! Jim su...Show More

52:36 | Oct 17th, 2018

Today we get to sit down with author, speaker, and expert entrepreneurial advisor, David Baker. Upon sharing some of his early background, David dives into the many fascinating discoveries he has made on turning expertise into impact and wealth. Join...Show More

53:18 | Oct 15th, 2018

Today we are joined by Gahmya Drummond-Bey, a Global Education Curriculum Designer, TED-Resident and Visionary Educator. Gahmya shares the childhood experiences that helped shape her into the woman she is today. She also dives into the wisdom behind ...Show More

52:59 | Oct 12th, 2018

Want to know how some of the most creative minds in the world today function? Then take a listen to one of our greatest interviews as Justine Musk dives into the psychology of visionaries such as Elon Musk, David Bowie, and Steve Jobs! She discusses ...Show More

56:35 | Oct 10th, 2018

In today’s episode we sit down with James Clear, an author, photographer; and entrepreneur, who is a pioneer of productivity. James’ work largely aims to uncover the scientific truth behind habits and human potential in order for us to live better li...Show More

45:28 | Oct 8th, 2018

In this episode we sit down with Renita Kalhorn, a peak performance expert, executive coach, Juilliard-trained concert pianist and martial arts black belt with an MBA from INSEAD.  Renita takes us through a few life-changing moments that helped shape...Show More

49:48 | Oct 5th, 2018

Money is a byproduct. It’s a byproduct of value creation. Really the biggest way to deliver that value is to create a compelling vision. I think vision is the rarest commodity that there is in the world. When we’re in scarcity it’s hard to have visio...Show More

57:19 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The way we navigate our inner thoughts in our everyday lives is the most important factor of our life success. Susan David is an award-winning psychologist and author of Emotional Agility. In this episode, Susan touches on the powerful process found ...Show More

55:23 | Oct 1st, 2018

Sometimes, your creativity may lead you on a path that leaves you feeling as if you need to entirely forget what you’ve been taught in order for you to continue with your creative journey. What do we do when we find ourselves here? David Kadavy is an...Show More

1:02:04 | Sep 28th, 2018

In classic cult psychology or cult literature, there’s really two characteristics to a cult. First is that it’s ideologically intense and of course that can describe a lot of organizations. Everything from say something like the Landmark forum to the...Show More

43:56 | Sep 26th, 2018

Are you a Visionary, an Architect, a Builder; or a Cultivator? Today we get to sit down with mentor, director, consultant and entrepreneur, Michael Potts. In this episode, Michael shares with us many powerful lessons and life experiences, whereby we ...Show More

53:24 | Sep 24th, 2018

In this episode, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger, Danielle Laporte shares the thought-provoking and inspirational truths that unfold in our lives when we make Love our bottom line. Danielle expands on many intimat...Show More

46:24 | Sep 21st, 2018

In this episode, author Warren Berger joins us to talk about the power of leveraging questions to drive innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. HIGHLIGHTS How asking questions drives innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship The importance of...Show More

54:24 | Sep 19th, 2018

In today’s episode, we get to sit down with Facilitator, Advisor and Connector, Bob Gower, as well as natural foods Chef, author, speaker, TV personality, and holistic health counselor, Alex Jamieson. Throughout this discussion, they answer many powe...Show More

49:04 | Sep 17th, 2018

In this episode, coach, speaker and decision analyst, Michelle Florendo, unfolds the science and emotions that we as humans typically encounter when making decisions. Michelle takes us through an empowering wisdom-filled episode on how to use tough d...Show More

48:40 | Sep 14th, 2018

Do you remember those wild-eyed dreams you had when you were a kid? What if you could make some of them come true as an adult? Motivational cartoonist Stephanie Halligan talks about how we can use our creativity to make hour childhood dreams come tru...Show More

53:50 | Sep 12th, 2018

Education is a hot topic right now, and William Deresiewicz has studied it for a very long time. He specifically has looked at how America’s elite have been educated, and he’s noticed there are a lot of problems in the system. He discusses education ...Show More

52:47 | Sep 10th, 2018

How does an entrepreneur go from starting a business to wanting to run for president? Andrew Yang discusses the journey his life has taken from “scrappy entrepreneur-type” to a 2020 presidential candidate. He talks about what sparked his interest in ...Show More

46:39 | Sep 5th, 2018

Are you in the middle of your “dark night of the soul” moment of your life? Emylee Williams can relate, and she’s in the process of navigating the choppy waters of entrepreneurship. Emylee shares her story about marriage, adoption, hitting a wall in ...Show More

54:00 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Gender dynamics are a very complex issue that we’ve only really begun to grapple with over the last several decades. Nas Tavakoli-Far makes studying gender roles and how we all communicate and interact with each other one of her main focuses, and she...Show More

05:45 | Aug 31st, 2018

Srini’s newest book, An Audience of One, is out now! Take a listen to an excerpt from Srini’s latest book, and if you have an Audible subscription, you can now download the audiobook of An Audience of One for just one credit! Srini’s newest book, An ...Show More

52:25 | Aug 29th, 2018

Money is a sensitive topic for many. How can those in poverty or those who live paycheck to paycheck still find joy? And how are billionaires sometimes some of the unhappiest people? Brian Portnoy has studied finances and money, and he’s mastered the...Show More

46:13 | Aug 27th, 2018

The world we live in now is full of distractions, but not all of them are as disruptive as you might think. Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and he’s mastered the art of being more efficient and productive despite the ever-growing list of distr...Show More

57:30 | Aug 24th, 2018

Would you like to sleep better, have less stress, have better digestion, and just feel better all around? Ananta Ripa Ajmera has unlocked the secrets to living a healthier, more beneficial life and wants to share her discovery. Through an optimized d...Show More

43:39 | Aug 22nd, 2018

How do we reach our peak potential in our every day lives and in a business setting? According to Ann Van Eron, it involves several factors that most people overlook. Everything from understanding others’ perspectives to helping develop leaders goes ...Show More

1:26:32 | Aug 20th, 2018

Life can be a long, complicated series of events for everyone, and that’s been especially true for Cal Fussman. His journey has taken him to exotic places, seen him talk to extraordinary people, and helped him understand humanity a little better. He ...Show More

45:37 | Aug 17th, 2018

Has your inbox taken over your life? Does just thinking about checking your email give you incredible anxiety? Do you find yourself checking your email over and over again to the point where it’s keeping you from accomplishing your actual tasks? Then...Show More

49:58 | Aug 15th, 2018

What is life like as a transgender non-binary person? Rae Senarighi joins us to discuss the challenges that face transgender people, how families, friends, and strangers can be more accepting and understanding of the transgender experience, and how c...Show More

49:32 | Aug 13th, 2018

Neeta Bhushan’s childhood was full of adversity. From losing both her mother and brother before she had turned 19 to facing homelessness, Neeta has had to navigate many trials in life. How has she done it? She shares her experiences with adversity an...Show More

1:14:35 | Aug 12th, 2018

Sarah Peck joined the show as the Unmistakable Podcast was recorded live in front of an audience in New York City! She spoke about childhood, becoming a parent and how that changes your way of thinking, her creative process, and much more. Sarah Peck...Show More

1:35:34 | Aug 6th, 2018

Srini Rao, creator and host of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, is the guest rather than the host for this episode! He discusses his latest book, Audience of One, and details why it’s important to pursue creative ventures for their own sake rather ...Show More

1:08:27 | Aug 3rd, 2018

If you want to hear from a truly innovative thinker in the field of creativity, look no further than Chase Jarvis. His breakthroughs in creative thinking have allowed many to forge new paths in creative ventures and find their way in the world. But i...Show More

54:44 | Aug 1st, 2018

Life as an artist can be full of wonder and joy, but it can also have its fair share of trials and hardships. Dani Shapiro has experienced both, and she’s shared many of those moments in her best-selling memoirs. She discusses her life and trying to ...Show More

54:54 | Jul 30th, 2018

We all have secrets in our lives, and we all struggle with which ones to share and why. Frank Warren created PostSecret back in 2005 as a way for people to anonymously share their secrets they didn’t want to share with those closest to them, and he’s...Show More

51:17 | Jul 27th, 2018

How do you separate your work and the effort you put into that work from the results that come after it, especially when those results aren’t dependent on the work you did? Focusing exclusively on results as a means of satisfaction with yourself isn’...Show More

44:10 | Jul 25th, 2018

Sometimes your creativity can grow stagnant if you continuously work alone. The best way to help expand your creative horizons is by working with someone else, and nobody understands that more than Mars Dorian. He returns to discuss the foundation of...Show More

52:56 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Ever heard the phrase “practice makes perfect?” According to Anders Ericsson, that’s only true if that practice is done deliberately and not simply absently-mindedly. He discusses the idea of deliberate practice and how to apply that not only to tech...Show More

44:08 | Jul 20th, 2018

Karan Bajaj discusses his life in the Indian Himalayas and how very different the “east” is from the “west” in our world. He talks about living your Dharma, keeping community alive in a world that’s continuously connected but more isolated, a little ...Show More

1:00:39 | Jul 18th, 2018

We all have our own story, but what common thing ties your story together? Pamela Slim discusses that, taking pride in heritage and how to carry that heritage over generations, how creativity shifts over time, and more. An Audience of One – To pre-or...Show More

1:00:47 | Jul 16th, 2018

How does attention work? Adam Gazzaley has devoted his career to figuring out the science behind how we develop attention and how to optimize it. He knows what we need to do in order to have peak attention, how to make our minds work more efficiently...Show More

52:51 | Jul 13th, 2018

Body language and non-verbal communication often says more about you than the actual words you use. Mark Bowden is an expert in body language, non-verbal communication, and behavior, and he’s learned how to use non-verbal communication to change the ...Show More

51:14 | Jul 11th, 2018

From a young age, Holly Shaw knew that she wanted to perform. She felt the most alive and awake when performing in front of others, and she uses that passion to help try and awaken others. She details her creative journey and how her creative DNA has...Show More

53:33 | Jul 9th, 2018

After her husband and creative partner of over two decades left her, Val Vigoda went through one of the roughest moments of her life. Creating was no longer the joyous process it used to be. But through working on Earnest Shackleton Loves Me, she dis...Show More

59:36 | Jul 6th, 2018

Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and has written promos, launch campaigns, online content, full show episodes, and more in her career. She knows all about finding what fuels you and pursuing your passion. S...Show More

46:48 | Jul 4th, 2018

What’s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It’s having a plan for developing all employees, no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Whitney Johnson is an expert in this field and built her ideas of constructing a ...Show More

54:02 | Jul 2nd, 2018

How do you get past some of the mental roadblocks you’ve put up? How do you get past failures in both your personal and business life? Jessica Eley has devised a mental framework called the Four Quadrants of Achievement that helps set up pathways and...Show More

43:03 | Jun 29th, 2018

How do you overcome a fear of rejection? By getting rejected over and over again and learning lessons from those experiences. Jia Jiang did just that, and he turned 100 days of rejection into a life-altering experience that culminated in a full blown...Show More

52:32 | Jun 27th, 2018

Faith is an important part of Dave Barnes’ life, and it’s colored a lot of the choices he’s made in life. He discovered his passion of music at an early age, but it wasn’t always easy to navigate that career path. He discusses his journey through mus...Show More

49:16 | Jun 25th, 2018

After losing a child, Christine McAlister’s life drastically changed. She discusses how to cope with grief, how emotional resilience is developed, and how it takes more than just yourself to make it through a tragedy. Distraction Mastery – Let us hel...Show More

53:40 | Jun 22nd, 2018

How do we discover what we were born to do with our lives? Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur who has discovered his true calling, and he knows the keys of how to find that perfect path. Through learning lessons from mistakes, dead ends, and failure...Show More

53:29 | Jun 20th, 2018

Own The Day Own Your Life According to Aubrey Marcus, part of the problem with a lot of heath and fitness programs right now is that they have an overload of information and “plans.” Too many people fail on a 30 or 60-day plan. That’s why he came up ...Show More

48:57 | Jun 18th, 2018

What makes a story worth telling? According to Nikki Groom, all it takes is being transparent and “owning your story.” Whether that’s from a personal perspective or a business perspective, sharing your story is important and helps move your cause for...Show More

1:11:16 | Jun 15th, 2018

You should never stop asking for what you want. That’s one of the many things that AJ Leon discusses believes helps you to live a life of intention, meaning, and purpose. He tells his story about evacuating a life plan after it had gone horribly wron...Show More

1:00:41 | Jun 13th, 2018

How do you get employees in a company to work their best? As a leader, it’s to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness for all their workers. This is the heart of what Fred Kofman believes about business and economy, and he believes the individu...Show More

53:16 | Jun 11th, 2018

Too often nowadays, companies and business owners focus on scale and growth at the expense of their happiness and health and their employees’ well-being. Shawn Askinosie has seen that, and he wants to rework the groundwork of how we operate. He belie...Show More

47:36 | Jun 8th, 2018

It’s not ever easy to take a risk and completely change the direction your life is going, but that’s exactly where Jon Acuff found himself. He went from one career to a totally different one, and he knows the ingredients of what it takes to have a su...Show More

53:11 | Jun 6th, 2018

Susan Piver’s marriage was deeply in trouble. They had tried everything possible to try and fix their relationship, but her and her husband just couldn’t reconnect. It wasn’t until she leaned on her Buddhist faith and the Four Noble Truths of that re...Show More

58:57 | Jun 4th, 2018

When he was growing up, Alex Banayan felt like it was his destiny to become a doctor. But once he got to college, he realized he wasn’t on the right path. Alex ended up going on The Price Is Right, winning, and using that money to go on a journey to ...Show More

49:38 | Jun 1st, 2018

According to Phillip Mckernan, one of the world’s deepest tragedies is that we don’t believe in ourselves. “We don’t put value on our own skin,” he says. Giving back to people and giving back to the world is a profound way to make change and grow, bu...Show More

1:01:40 | May 30th, 2018

Sasha Heinz took inspiration from her time in athletics for her approach as a life coach in psychology. An actual coach in any sport doesn’t approach a player as someone who’s broken and needs fixed; they view them as a person who is whole and just n...Show More

55:17 | May 28th, 2018

Janelle Hanchett wasn’t sure if she was crazy or the rest of the world was when she became a mother. She saw all the ideals and characters of “motherhood” and realized she didn’t fit hardy any of them. So she began her blog, Renegade Mothering, to se...Show More

51:45 | May 25th, 2018

When you think of the idea of “deliberate practice” and the study around that concept, one name comes to mind: Anders Ericsson. He shared with us his thoughts on what that is, how we use that to attain peak performance, and the importance of teachers...Show More

1:04:50 | May 23rd, 2018

Growing up, Jonathan Kis-Lev was very active in Israeli society and was very against the pro-military culture of his society. He’s grown stronger in his convictions since his youth, and he’s a peace activist now. He used those experiences and his pur...Show More

51:25 | May 20th, 2018

Networking is about far more than collecting business cards at events or increasing the number of connections you have on LinkedIn. It’s about relationships.  Within all of our relationships are hidden networks that have the potential transform our l...Show More

49:17 | May 18th, 2018

Gretchen Rubin on Habits and Happiness Gretchen Rubin has been a writer for the last 10 years. Her last three books have focused on how we can make ourselves happier, healthier and more productive. In this episode, she shares unconventional wisdom on...Show More

1:08:30 | May 16th, 2018

Naveen Jain has built multiple successful businesses across different industries. With a combination of the right mindset and a mission to solve problems that reach over a billion people, he’s tackling some of humanity’s most significant challenges. ...Show More

58:18 | May 14th, 2018

Amber Rae came into the world with a lot of wonder. But that shifted into worry, which was influenced by the need for validation and approval from certain peers. After building a life and career that looked successful on paper, she decided to follow ...Show More

53:26 | May 11th, 2018

The question no longer is whether or not technology is good or bad for us; it’s now “What do we do with it?” And there’s nobody in the world right now who can better answer that question than Amy Blankson. Through technology, Blankson has been workin...Show More

43:11 | May 9th, 2018

Life doesn’t always go how you anticipate. Ben Feder was living the business dream and was on top of the corporate world, but something didn’t feel right. Despite him being at the top his game in his field, he made a dramatic shift in life and discov...Show More