If you were looking for ways to boost your productivity, you wouldn’t be left wanting. There are plenty of Type-A folks ready to give you a proven solution or a three-step method for achieving your best life. There are books and podcasts, websites and support groups, all promising help to those of us who are naturally lacking in such skills. We assume that if only we could upend our creative bent—the very thing that spurs the artist within—then we would fill the earth with astounding works.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their series called The Creative Process by inviting Mike Cosper to a conversation about productivity in creative work. Mike is a writer, speaker, and podcaster who has been quite successful in producing a body of work (and organizations). His productivity has been steady over the years, leaving many wondering how he’s gotten it done. Since many artists struggle to get their ideas from ideation to completion, we wanted Mike’s insight! Conversation covers everything from debunking hacks to handling interruptions, from the importance of community to our need for self-awareness. Mike digs deep into the things that prevent us from being productive so that we can be liberated from whatever is keeping us from our best work. Listen in for dialogue on issues like these as we process the pursuit of productivity in the creative process, then continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook.

Erin Straza
Web: ErinStraza.com
Twitter: @ErinStraza

Hannah Anderson
Web: SometimesALight.com
Twitter: @sometimesalight

Persuasion Podcast
Web: PersuasionPodcast.buzz
Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @PersuasionCAPC

Persuasion 176 Resources & Links

Web: www.mikedcosper.com
Twitter: @MikeCosper

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Did you enjoy this episode of Persuasion? Give these a listen:

Persuasion 171 | The Creative Life

Persuasion 172 | Processing Creative Space, with Michelle Radford

Persuasion 173 | Processing Art’s Temporal Nature, with Kendall Vanderslice

Persuasion 174 | Processing Voice & Platform, with Helen Lee

Persuasion 175 | Processing Authenticity, with Sara Groves

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