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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox - conversations on creative culture, workflow & productivity


The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

Full website available at http://busycreator.com and http://busycreator.com/podcast/ for the show specifically.

Jun 16, 2014

The Busy Creator 13 w/Blake Stratton

The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 13 with Singer-Songwriter-Musician Blake Stratton

Blake Stratton (@BlakeStratton) is a Nashville-based musician and songwriter. In his twenties he was a touring musician living the Nashville lifestyle. Lately, he’s switched toward collaborating and composing, as well as seeking to connect independent creatives through his blog and podcast, Life in The Woods. With Prescott, he discusses the virtues of waking up early, the struggle for continued creative success, and the strangeness of the music profession.

 

Show Notes & Links

Tools

Techniques

  • No two songwriters have the same process
  • Allow yourself to have “seasons”, where you push hard for a while, and then relax.
  • Go on a “Songwriter Retreat” to purposefully (and forcefully) disconnect
  • Use Evernote to keep journals, song lyrics, etc.
  • Use a “Trigger” when you start a habit. Ask “what’s the domino effect?”

Habits

  • Waking up early. Something Prescott and Blake both do.
  • Create a “Gratitude Habit”, write down things you’ve done well.
  • High-Low, name one “high” and one “low” of the day. Do this before you go to sleep.