The Muse Is an Excuse [Unthinkable Ep. 004]

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We’ve got an EPIC episode today. (Literally — I open this episode reading an epic poem…)

How often do we think we need some kind of external inspiration to strike? Why do we call upon “the muse” so often as creative individuals? And are we thinking about this all wrong?


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On today’s show, we first go Outside the Echo Chamber with Elliott Bell from the tech startup The Muse. Elliott shares why a company hellbent on grounding careers in reality and offering direct coaching would name themselves “The Muse,” and he describes a powerful new product that has a bigger lesson embedded within it.

Then we hear a story from Chase Jarvis, award-winning photographer, director, and co-founder/CEO of CreativeLive. Not only is he running the world’s largest live-streaming education company, but Chase travels all over the world to speak about creativity with thinkers, leaders, and DOERS like Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Brene Brown, Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and many, many others.

Oh, and be sure to stick around until the end of Chase’s section — he shares a HUGE announcement with us.

Also in this episode:

  • What even IS the creative Muse? The search causes this episode to sound…well…the way it sounds.
  • One guest wound up working for Iron Chef. Another hob-nobs with brands like Nike and Red Bull and celebrities like Serena Williams and Pearl Jam. I try my best to sound like making a podcast is anywhere close to that cool… 😉
  • A powerful message and big announcement from Chase: 30 Days of Genius! … and a rally cry to you all at the end.

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Jay is an award-winning podcaster and dynamic keynote speaker. Before creating Unthinkable, he was a digital media strategist at Google and head of content at HubSpot. He’s built content marketing strategies from scratch for startups and produced attention-grabbing documentaries for brands. His work has been cited in places ranging from Harvard Business School to the Washington Post.

Today, Jay hosts shows and works with teams who aspire to be the exceptions to all the noise in their niche.

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