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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career. Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most. Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career. Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most. Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!
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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career. Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most. Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!

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Episodes

235 - The Creative Voice Secret, Find Your Value, Instagram Success Despite the Algorithm & MORE!

6/18/2019
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Today is an Ask Dr. Pizza episode! These episodes have become most downloaded fan favorites. Why? Because no matter what kind of a creative business you have, there's sure to be a few nuggets in this episode that gets you exactly what you need to hear, exactly when you need to hear it! Questions we tackle today: 1 - How do I get the money I deserve for my work? 2 - How do a network when I'm shy and just starting out? 3 - Marketing on Instagram - What do you do about the Instagram Algorithm?...

Duration:00:56:07

234 - 9 Marketing Tactics to Gain The True Fans You Need to Thrive Now

6/11/2019
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If you make super great creative work, the word will spread. The problem is this: will it spread as fast as you need it to to keep the lights on? Will you run out of steam before your time has come? The solution is good marketing. In this episode I want to share the 9 pieces of advice I'd give any artist whose work isn't catching on at the rate they want it to. The ideas in this episode have been HUGE for me lately. Hope they are for you too! ---- SHOW NOTES The Alter Ego Effect...

Duration:01:06:17

233 - From Doing Stand Up in a Living Room to a Role on an NBC TV Show - Comedian Johnny Pemberton

6/4/2019
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FRIEEEEENDS!!!!!! This is one of my favorite conversations we’ve ever had on the podcast!!!! Today on the show we have hilarious comedian Johnny Pemberton! You may know Johnny as Bo from the NBC comedy Superstore or the voice of Peanut from the Disney XD show Pickle and Peanut. Beyond his extensive IMDB credits, Johnny has a phenomenal (and super ridiculous) podcast called “Live to Tape”. From Tim Meadows to Duncan Trussell to Johnny’s Mom to ME, “Live to Tape” has a deep back catalog of...

Duration:01:23:56

232 - Starbucks Doesn't Sell Coffee: This Is The Secret to Unbelievable Growth

5/21/2019
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Most artists have a feast or famine, tumultuous rollercoaster sort of creative career path. It's nearly impossible to thrive in these sorts of extreme conditions. Building a consistently thriving business while navigating such enormous peaks and such treacherous valleys is a completely unattainable achievement. In this episode we explore the secret ingredient to getting consistent results, sales and opportunities in your creative career. We explore how to, on a scientific tactical level,...

Duration:01:11:38

231 - The Power of Finding Your People with Jessica Hische

5/14/2019
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Jessica Hische RETURNS!!! There are few people who had a bigger impact on my creative career than Jessica Hische and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show. Jessica's approach to her side projects and creative career deeply influenced my biggest breakthroughs and I am SO THRILLED to have her back on the show for round 2! If you don't know, Jessica is a New York Times Best Selling Children's Author and Illustrator, as well as a commercial lettering artist who works with the likes of...

Duration:01:29:30

230 - The Number 1 Most Essential Tactic I Used to Build My Creative Career

5/7/2019
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Don't you just love that moment the trailer drops for a sequel you've been dying to see? That huge secret drop moment is so sexy we all fantasize about replicating this moment in our own creative work. But the problem is if no one cared about your 'first film' no one's gonna be stoked about your super top secret trailer for movie 2 when you drop it. So... If an album drops on the internet and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? NO. It doesn't. That's why you need to quit sitting...

Duration:00:55:59

229 - The 6 Step Process to Unlock Powerful Creative Business Momentum

4/30/2019
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What makes a good musician, writer or illustrator? We’re told that it’s practice. Put in the time and you’ll become a master. But how many technically-masterful creative hometown heroes do you know that never even got close to making it? Yes. They can shred the guitar like Hendrix. They can draw photorealistic portraits. They can write with perfect grammar and command a vast vocabulary. They’ve put in their 10,000 hours... And technically their craft is perfect... But the art isn’t “good”....

Duration:01:03:24

228 - James Victore Gives Me A Pep Talk

4/23/2019
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It's time for Creative Pep Talk's cowboy uncle James Victore to come give you and me a pep talk! If you're looking for some fresh determination, newfound inner strength and to embolden your self confidence, look no further! In this episode James shares wisdom from his new book Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Life. We talk about: - Finding your voice - The mantra behind making great work - The power of failure - The definition of a good idea Go get James' new book Feck...

Duration:01:06:57

227 - You'll Never Make Your Best Work While Believing This Lie

4/17/2019
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The mindset you approach your creative work with determines so much of the outcome, so it's super important that you have a healthy approach to your creativity. Hollywood hasn't helped much on this front. There are hundreds of movies that perpetuate unhelpful creative stereotypes. In this episode I want to address one of the most toxic creative myths plaguing creatives today. My hope is that this will help you establish a new perspective that will unleash your best creative work to date!!...

Duration:00:24:37

226 - Beating Over Analysis, Leap into Full Time, Harsh Critics, Self Care and MORE

4/9/2019
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It is one of our fan favorite Ask Dr. Pizza Episodes!! In this episode my studio mate Chris Graham asks me questions you sent in to the show. We cover a range of topics including: - When to Quit Your Job and Go Full Time - How to not fall into over analysis - Why your mental health might be in a fragile state - Dealing with harsh critique - Balancing Impact vs Glory This feels like a really fresh take on this format for our show, and I have a feeling it's gonna hit you with some very TIMELY...

Duration:00:49:42

225 - Resonance Breadcrumbs, Finding Your People & Courage to Let Go w/ Morgan Harper Nichols

4/2/2019
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225 - Resonance Breadcrumbs, Finding Your People & Courage to Let Go w/ Morgan Harper Nichols Today we have a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST! Morgan Harper Nichols!! There's not many creatives who are a better fit for our show than MHN! Morgan's work has deep heart and it resonates deeply with her audience. Morgan's work is a gift to her audience and she shows up daily to provide value and love to her people through her lettering and illustration. In this episode we talk about the following...

Duration:01:17:23

224 - How to Get Into Your Flow State (PT 3 of Call the Midwife Series)

3/26/2019
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Business planning is the easy part, now here comes the hard part: actually making the work! But it's supposed to be the fun part. How did we forget this? When you try to make creativity your work it can kind of feel like trying to force yourself to have fun. Nothing is less fun than TRYING to have fun. Fun is something that just happens... or does it?! Your best creative work will come from that joyous flow state of play and it's hard to find it under the weight of trying to also earn a...

Duration:01:15:50

223 - The Strategy I Used to Crush My 2018 Goal in 12 Weeks (Call the Midwife Series Pt 2)

3/19/2019
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For years my goal setting strategy was less like a business tactic and more like a time capsule. I'd write my goals on my phone and then forget about them until a year later when I was making new ones. Upon seeing the previous years goals my reaction was "Oh yeah, I forgot I even wanted to do that... well that didn't happen..." LAST YEAR THOUGH this changed! I took a different approach to goal setting and action planning that caused my yearlong goal to be accomplished in less than 12 weeks!...

Duration:00:49:13

222 - How to GET SUPER PUMPED by Unearthing Your True Desire (Call the Midwife Series Pt 1)

3/12/2019
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Does your story feel stuck? If you're feeling stuck it may be because you quit letting yourself dream. It may be because you're not really sure what your dream even is. Stories only start because the main character wants something. It moves the plot forward, it calls the hero to action, it pushes them through conflict and obstacles. And yet we often walk around day to day without any clear sense of desire. No wonder we feel apathetic and crushed by even the smallest things! In this episode...

Duration:01:16:53

221 - How Personal Life Experience Leads to Deeply Authentic Work w/ Suzy Ultman PART 2

3/5/2019
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PART 2 of my conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman! THIS IS THE PART WHERE we go DEEP into Suzy's life story as she graciously shares her experiences with having a sibling with terminal cancer, moving through a divorce and finding a self worth fighting for. We also talk about how these formative life experiences translate to new depths in your creative work. This conversation was deeply transformative for me as a person and artist and I know it will be the same for you! Some topics covered...

Duration:01:09:57

220 - 6 Tactics to Routinely Unlock Your Best Creative Self w/ Suzy Ultman PART 1

2/26/2019
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This two part conversation with my friend Suzy Ultman is sure to go down as one of our all time favorites in the Creative Pep Talk Podcast Hall of Fame! It's no secret that I've been stressed out as of late, and that's part of the reason I reached out to my friend Suzy to be on the show. Suzy has this peaceful / intentional quality about her, and I invited over to the studio to share her mental health secrets with us! Not only is Suzy just a great person to be around, she has the double...

Duration:01:14:29

219 - The 3 Journeys to Creative Transcendence & How to Know Which You're Stuck On

2/19/2019
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Do you feel like you haven't quite hit that level that you've been searching for in your creative career? Maybe you know you haven't quite made it where you want to go, but you're not really sure where you're stuck? In this episode, we discuss the 3 journey's every creative person much travel to get to the place we all want to go: CREATIVE TRANSCENDENCE! What is creative transcendence? Well, you know it when you see it. It's that inflection point that happens when an artist is making truly...

Duration:00:58:14

218 - Want More Followers? Ask Yourself This

2/13/2019
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The episode is CREATIVE REAL TALK. No music. No frills. One take. In this episode I share my current struggles, the lessons I'm learning right now in real time, and why I've been doing some unprecedented (for me) levels of soul searching in my life over the past 3 months. This is a very vulnerable / real / authentic episode. I hope it's a welcome brief change of pace that encourages and comforts you! We talk about: - The question to ask yourself if you want more followers - Why you're not...

Duration:01:05:11

217 - Finding Your Style, Tricks for Getting Stuff Done, Imposter Syndrome & MORE

2/5/2019
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This episode covers a grab bag of topics with lots of tactics, fresh ideas and new perspectives designed to get you jazzed about making stuff today! I hope most of these topics will hit you in the sweet spot, but I bet one or two of these will be exactly what you need to hear today. Some topics we cover in this episode: - Finding Your Style - Managing productivity and or ADHD - Battling Imposter Syndrome even after success! - Pricing - Synesthesia! - Zelda soundtracks! - AND MORE! Submit...

Duration:01:19:11

216 - The Thing That's Always Held You Back & The Scientific Way to Defeat It

1/29/2019
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The New Year is an exciting time but often the excitement is short lived. We have such high hopes for all the changes we're going to make, but most often our hopes are crushed by someone who's very hard to defeat: OURSELVES! YES. The OLD YOU you want to leave behind is the number 1 thing standing in the way of the NEW YOU you'd like to become and if you try to repress this OLD YOU it just seems to get stronger! So I guess we should all just give up right? NO! You have so much untapped...

Duration:00:45:29