About this Episode

“What is this whole creative thing anyway?”

This week, it is Part 2 of the conversation where we caught up with our good friend Liz Flores on a rooftop in downtown Chicago, eating some pizza and chatting about how creativity is viewed and used in our lives. We met Liz through Under30Experiences, whose founder, Matt Wilson, joined us for Episode 1 of this podcast. And her work has been showcased on ABC, and even Michigan Ave with The World We Want installation.

When it comes to creativity, no one does it like Liz. So grab a slice of pizza and enjoy the conversation.

Liz Flores

Additional topics include:

+ Using Instagram to be inspired, but then going into the silo to create
+ Turning off the inspiration masturbation
+ Using email to procrastinate and form the “perception” that you are doing something
+ How do you manage your email?
+ How do you define your relationship with email?
+ The perceived control of the artist and the pull between doing what you want and making money
+ Even designers have a boss, and someone to answer to
+ How do you gain control over your schedule and when people can get ahold of you
+ Not everyone wants control. Some people like to be told what to do. What do you want? 
+ How to create and put it out there, rather than be a recluse like Emily Dickinson
+ Set minimums of achievement and have accountability systems set up
+ What happens when your systems fail?
+ Why did it fail? Was your perfectionism getting in the way?
+ Keep going back to your intention. Why are you doing this in the first place?
+ Fear of rejection and embarrassment
+ Get comfortable calling yourself what you already are - artist, rapper, entreprerapper

Keep an ear out for the next episode of Discover Your Inner Awesome as we continue to take on life's important questions in order to help multi-passionate people understand themselves and their presence in the world.

Show Links:

5 Sentences or Less - five.sentenc.es/


Four Hour Work Week - Email strategies - fourhourworkweek.com/2007/03/22/how…every-10-days/


DMX - Gon Give It To Ya www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGx6K90TmCI


Motorcycle concept car - www.fastcodesign.com/3044765/wander…wo-motorcycles


Emily Dickinson - the recluse poet we referenced - www.hermitary.com/articles/dickinson.html


Jay Z - vimeo.com/69826391


Chris Leamy Summertime - itunes.apple.com/us/album/summert…8749?i=947688753