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We live in uncertain times. Lots of friction, dissent and finger-pointing. I don't know about you, but I think music, art, poetry, prose and all forms of creative expression are more important than ever before.

That's one of the reasons I'm on a mission to educate, inspire and empower musicians, writers, artists, and other creative people around the world.

And there's something simple you can do to help with that effort ...

Please visit my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker - where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement.

I've never relied on publishers or corporate backers to fund my mission. I rely on the meaningful relationships I develop directly with readers and fans like you.

Have I added value to your life? Through a book, blog post, podcast, video, course, workshop, or personal conversation?

Consider supporting my ongoing mission to educate and empower creative people around the world.

https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

 

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Category:creativity -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

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If you were attracted to the title of this episode, there's a good chance you're a Weirdo. Don't get me wrong. I mean that in a good way. You're colorful weird, not creepy weird.

If you're anything like me, you knew from a young age that you didn't quite fit in. Perhaps you felt awkward, out of place, or a bit like an alien observing all these humans and their strange behavior.

If this describes you, congratulations! You're the ideal candidate for a successful career in the arts. Listen as I explain more in this short sample from the DIY Career Manifesto.

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

DIY Career Manifesto: The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How Into a Profitable Business

Learn more about it here. It's available on Amazon as an ebook in more than a dozen countries.

Also available as an audiobook on Amazon, Audible and the iTunes Store.

Please visit my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker - where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement, my mission to educate, inspire and empower creative people around the world.

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

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Category:creativity -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

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Do you ever feel stuck with your creative projects? Like something internally is holding you back? Well, you could deal with it the way a lot of artists do. Or, you can take my advice and break through with faster results. Interested? Then listen up!

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

My new Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker - where you can support the Empowered Artist Movement, my mission to inspire and empower creative people around the world.

The new Improv Comedy Musician book, co-written with Laura Hall from Whose Line Is It Anyway? On Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692753400/

The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity. Learn more at:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

Big thanks to these awesome people who are supporting my life's work via Patreon:

Jonathan Cummings - http://www.jonathancummings.com/

Joshua Liston - http://www.jcaldigital.org/thedeadlyarnoldpodcast/

Kelly Shatzer -

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

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Category:creativity -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

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Some creative people have a problem with this more than others, but we all wrestle with it at some point? When are we being selfish, and when are we truly serving our fans and our fellow artists?

Listen up as I dissect this issue and give you some powerful advice that just might alter the way you approach your creativity.

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity. Learn more at:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

Leave me a digital voice mail question or comment (which I might use on the show) at

https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

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Have you ever hit the wall as an artist? Have you ever questioned what in the heck you were doing? Have you ever doubted your path as a musician, writer, artist, etc.?

Listen to this episode for one simple thing you can do to remind yourself of why you create. It just might give you Unstoppable Confidence in your pursuit of an abundantly creative life.

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity. Learn more at:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

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https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

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What could you learn from an art biz coach? If you're anything like me, a lot!

Alyson Stanfield helps ambitious visual artists build their businesses. She brings to the table a varied background that includes politics, museum curation, and art sales.

In this interview we discuss the power of ambition, the lost art of thank-you notes, and the unique differences between art galleries and museums.

You'll also learn about the one thing you should never outsource and the powerful reason Alyson is compelled to help artists.

Hit play and start listening now!

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

Alyson's website: www.ArtBizCoach.com

Alyson's I'd Rather Be in the Studio book

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer

I want to send you a paperback copy of The Empowered Artist. Learn more at

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

Leave me a digital voice mail question or comment (which I might use on the show) at

https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

 

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

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Here's a super quick announcement about something that could dramatically increase your creative impact on the world.

It starts Tuesday, May 31 - so listen up!

Learn more at www.GetImportantStuffDone.com

Running time: 5:16 minutes.

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

www.GetImportantStuffDone.com

I want to send you a paperback copy of The Empowered Artist. Learn more at

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

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https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

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I think of him as the punk rock entrepreneur. Jon Nastor took the DIY punk music ethic of his teens and twenties and ended up applying it to his business life.

Today he hosts the wildly successful "Hack the Entrepreneur" podcast, even though he hates the sound of his voice.

His first time out of the gate as an author resulted in several thousand copies sold of his Hack the Entrepreneur book, even though he never considered himself to be a great writer.

Listen to this high-energy interview as Jon lays out his amazing story in detail. You'll learn:

  • How he wrote and published his first book in three months
  • What his young daughter taught him about the power of birthdays
  • Why he loves and embraces "maniacs" and encourages you to do the same
  • How Dr. Seuss changed his life
  • Why all entrepreneurs should be willing to suck

Click Play. You'll be glad you did!

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

Jon's website: www.HackTheEntrepreneur.com

Jon's Hack the Entrepreneur book

1000 Maniacs

Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

I want to send you a paperback copy of The Empowered Artist. Learn more at

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

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https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

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Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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Pam Grout is the author of the New York Times bestseller E-Squared and 17 other books (including E-Cubed, Jumpstart Your Metabolism, Living Big, and the forthcoming Thank and Grow Rich).

She also has an inspiring story and attitude about her 25-plus years as a full-time writer. Not bad for someone who describes herself as "unemployable."

Listen to this fast-paced interview as Pam shares how she carved out a career ideally suited for her, and how she overcame some "dark days" several years ago when things weren't going so well.

Click Play. You'll be glad you did!

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

Pam's website: www.PamGrout.com

A list of Pam's books

A Course in Miracles, Platform, The Power of Now

I want to send you a paperback copy of The Empowered Artist. Learn more at

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The Empowered Artist Mastermind Group - get support and encouragement:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-mastermind/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

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Are you a Perpetual Planner? Do you like to research, plot and brainstorm all the ways you hope to make your creative move?

If so, you might be missing one vital ingredient: Taking action on the ideas you generate!

Listen to this inspiring pep talk on the importance of making progress and moving with a sense of urgency.

Stuff mentioned on this episode:

The Empowered Artist book. Learn more at

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

The Empowered Artist Mastermind Group - get support and encouragement:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-mastermind/

The music used at the beginning and end of the show is "Wake Up" by Bob Baker and Pooki Lee. Sample more songs at

https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/opening-up-to-the-good

Leave me a digital voice mail question or comment (which I might use on the show) at

https://www.speakpipe.com/MrBuzzFactor

Learn more about my various creative endeavors (including music marketing, book promotion, improv comedy, and original art) at

http://www.Bob-Baker.com/

Did you enjoy this episode? Please rate, review, comment, and share!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT



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