Bitter Truth About How We Learn

Movies are a BAD example to follow. When it comes to learning, there is a bitter truth that most creators typically ignore. In this episode we dig up research from Robert Greene and some wise Venetians who know very well what it takes to Master any discipline. Can you handle the truth?

Music by Ben Murray-Smith and Julian Avila

Music by:
Ben Murray-Smith Soundcloud
Julian Avila Soundcloud

Sources Referenced:
Eminem is interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes
NextShark interviews Robert Greene “How To Master What You Love to Be Successful
Mastery by Robert Greene audiobook
Rocky movie training scenes montage
The Matrix movie by The Wachowski Sisters

Two Reasons Why Your Work Hasn’t Gotten Noticed

You feel there are many reasons why you’re struggling to break through with your work. I tell you that there are really only TWO. Everything falls under one of these categories, and I’m pretty sure it’s the SECOND one.

Here’s a hint: it’s what tipped the scales in favor of 50 Cent and TOMS Shoes. Let’s talk it out!

Music by:
Ben Murray-Smith https://soundcloud.com/ben-murray-smith

Sources Referenced:

Best Time To Build Your Audience

Be thankful that you don’t live in 1899.

Or in 1932 when Henry Ford was battling the Auto industry. Matter of fact, be thankful that you are a creator in no other time but TODAY. In this episode we bring in stories from Business, Music, and Health that help us figure out the ins and outs of building your consumer base.

Music by:
Ben Murray-Smith https://soundcloud.com/ben-murray-smith
Julian Avila

Sources Referenced:
Henry Ford Article in Forbes
Duncan Hines Biography
Chase Jarvis interviews Austin Kleon Why You Must Show Your Work
Whole Foods Gets Caught
List of Biggest Companies by Market Capitalization
FAMGA – Facebook Apple Microsoft Amazon Google

Which Kind of Problem-Solver Are You?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I noticed there are TWO main types of problem-solvers out there, and they’re VERY different. I had a gut-check moment and I realized we’re thinking about this all wrong. So in this episode I challenge you to ask yourself: Am I a Process-First Problem Solver, or a People-First one?

Music by:
Ben Murray-Smith Soundcloud
Julian Avila

Sources Referenced:
Steve Jobs video on Failure by Santa Clara Valley Historical Association

Lil Wayne & Stephen King on Work Ethic

Stephen King knows a thing or two about writing. And about discipline. And about pretty much anything that has to do with being successful with your art. Well guess what, Lil Wayne knows a thing or two as well. In this episode we uncover all the reasons why he can serve as a role model for any artist, creator, or entrepreneur.

Music by:

Ben Murray-Smith https://soundcloud.com/ben-murray-smith

Sources Referenced:

Stephen King article “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

Stephen King On Writing

Lil Wayne video “Words of Advice”

Lil Wayne track “You Hate Me You Love Me”

Drake video on His and Lil Wayne’s Writing Process