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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.

Dec 1, 2014

The Busy Creator 34 w/guest Scott Colby

Scott Colby (@ScottColby) is fitness & nutrition expert and coach based in Colorado. In recent years he’s moved from being a traditional personal trainer to being an online entrepreneur, creating the Fit For Photos workout and nutrition course.

This conversation focuses on issues relating to health and wellness specifically aimed at creative professionals. We discuss the effects of deadlines, studio culture, and stress on creativity and energy. Scott shares some tips for dieting and how to structure a morning routine that aide productivity, energy, and ideas.

Read more about Scott on his website, ScottColby.com or his podcast, The Power to Change

 

Show Notes & Links

Tools

Techniques

  • Schedule times during the day to get outside, away from your desk
  • Use the Pomodoro Technique (50/10 as Scott prefers) to take mandatory breaks
  • Remove processed sugar; replace with a green smoothie
  • Schedule time to eat! Especially useful if you’re an obsessive person who loses track
  • Experiment with a “Digital Detox” during your day
  • Avoid deli meat which contains a lot of nitrates
  • Keep raw nuts or fruit in the office, especially when plans change suddenly
  • Change your setting to stimulate creativity; go outside, listen to a podcast, try silence

Habits

  • Reduce the amount of sugar you eat during the day
  • Confessing your struggles (eg, chocolate) is the first step to addressing them
  • Plan ahead to eliminate simply reacting
  • Opt for single-ingredient foods, where the only ingredient is the thing itself
  • Build a relaxation or meditation practice (even two minutes)
  • Practice S.A.V.E.R.S. (Scribing, Affirmation, Visualisation, Exercise, Reading, Silence) in the morning