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Episode 103: 4 Habits That Foster Creativity

Creativity isn’t something you either have or don’t have. And believe it or not, you were born creative. On this episode in our Artisan Series, we’re talking about 4 habits you can develop that will help your creativity to flourish. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher On This Episode Rhythm of Life – Finding […]


Episode 102: Building Craftsmanship – Practice

One key to building craftsmanship as part of the Artisan Life is to practice. And not just any practice. Because as you’ll hear on this episode, practice doesn’t make perfect. It makes something else. Something you might not want. Here’s how to practice in a way that actually develops your skill. Play Episode | Subscribe in […]

Episode 101: Building Craftsmanship – Be an Apprentice

Being an apprentice has historically been a route to craftsmanship. Yet, formal apprenticeships have fallen by the wayside, except for some of the trades. On this episode we talk about how you can reap some of the same benefits of an apprenticeship using modern technology and programs. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher On […]


Episode 100: We’ve Only Just Begun

This is a special episode. Number 100. So let’s celebrate! Celebrate this milestone. And even more important, celebrate you. For showing up. Investing in yourself. Engaging with big questions, little questions, and in-between questions. We're not just celebrating today. We’re also looking at three key principles we’ve explored together in these last 99 episodes. And you know […]


Episode 099: Building Craftsmanship – Take Care of Your Tools

As an Artisan, your tools are an important extension of your craft. They enable you do perform your craft. So it’s important to keep them in good working order. On this episode, we focus on how to take care of your tools. And that includes the most important tool – you! Play Episode | Subscribe in […]


Episode 098: Building Craftsmanship – When It Gets Hard

Building craftsmanship isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes fortitude to keep working at your craft. Especially when it gets hard or it’s not fun. True craftspeople work commit to working through those hard times to get to the other side. On this episode we talk about 3 actions you can take to help […]


Episode 097: Craftsmanship Requires Change

We’ve spent some time talking about what it means to be an Artisan. To make it easy to understand, I told you there were three C’s that marked an Artisan: craftsmanship, creativity, and community. We continue our focus on Craftsmanship. Today, it’s about how practicing change keeps us sharp and continuously evolving. Play Episode | Subscribe […]


Episode 096: Follow Your Curiosity to Build Craftsmanship

An Artisan develops craftsmanship. And it doesn’t stop even at mastery. There’s always room for more growth. What’s one way to develop craftsmanship? By following your curiosity. How do you do that, you ask? Well, it’s all explained in this episode. Not only that, but we’re talking blueberries and how sometimes quotes get just a […]


Episode 095: The Foundations of Craftsmanship

We’ve spent some time talking about what it means to be an Artisan. To make it easy to understand, I told you there were three C’s that marked an Artisan: craftsmanship, creativity, and community. Today we’ll dig deeper into Craftsmanship. You’ll learn that there are three support structures upon which craftsmanship is built. Not only […]


Episode 094: What’s Your Signature Scent?

Whether you know it or not, you have a signature scent. It’s not your perfume or after-shave. It’s the emotions you come in the door with. And that linger when you’ve left. How to know what your signature scent is, and change it if it isn’t as sweet-smelling if you’d like. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe […]


Episode 093: Where to Start as an Artisan? With a MAP.

You want to create. Want to live a life as an Artisan. But how do you start? Or if you already started, how do you know you’re on the right path? With a MAP. Not a roadmap that anyone can follow. This is a special kind of MAP. One you create for yourself. On this […]


Episode 092: Are You a Creator, Consumer, or Critic?

We are created to be creators. When we stop creating out of fear or external circumstances, we often turn into consumers or critics. On this episode, we explore what creating looks like (it’s not necessarily what you think), what stops us from creating, why it’s so important to keep doing it. Play Episode | Subscribe in […]


Episode 091: The Three C’s of Artisanship

What are the hallmarks of an artisan? What makes them stand out? In this episode we explore the 3 C’s of artisanship – no matter what your walk of life. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher | Subscribe via RSS On This Episode Rhythm of Life – I’m Not Singing Random Riffs – At a Loss […]


Episode 090: Why You Should Be an Artisan at Work

In November, 2017, a painting sold for $450M at an auction. It was more than 250% of the previous record. Why? Because of the artist’s reputation. In this episode, we talk about three reasons why it’s important for you to be an artisan – no matter what line of work you’re in. Play Episode | Subscribe […]


Episode 089: Break Free – Burn the Boats and Have a Plan B

Maybe you’ve heard people tell you that you have to “burn the boats” to really succeed. That if you believe you can turn back, you will. I’ve always hated that advice, as it was often given to encourage us to “follow your passion”, which seems naïve and risky. Yet, there’s something to this advice. Here’s […]


Episode 088: Break Free – Find Your Voice

Your voice is the most powerful communication tool you have. Yet you may not be harnessing its power. In fact, your voice could be holding you back. Today we explore how you can use your voice to help you break free. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher | Subscribe via RSS On This Episode Rhythm of […]


Episode 087: Break Free – Past Your Upper Limit

You’ve heard of the glass ceiling? Something you can’t see and yet prevents women from attaining the top positions? Well, I discovered a nylon ceiling. One that is equally invisible and keeps us from reaching our potential. And what’s worse, it’s just flexible enough to let us grow – a little. If you want to […]


Episode 086: It’s Time to Break Free

You know how it feels when something you’ve been proud of becomes difficult? Maybe you even feel ashamed about it? Like you were a rising star at your company, and now younger people are passing you by. Or you were a great athlete and an injury leaves you not quite the same again. Now you […]


Episode 085: Let’s Explore Beyond What’s Possible

When was the last time you swung as high as you could? Explored beyond what you believed was possible? In today’s episode, we talk about why exploring beyond your limits is one key to a life fully lived. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher | Subscribe via RSS On This Episode Random Riffs – From the […]


Episode 084: Want a High-Quality Life? Make Quality Decisions.

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your decisions. The highest performers use a proven method for making good decisions as quickly as possible, and then taking action. In this episode, we’ll explore the two most important elements for making a quality decision. Play Episode | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in Stitcher | Subscribe via […]