Episode #26: Adam J. Kurtz - Overcoming Perfectionism

In this episode, I speak with artist, author and speaker Adam J. Kurtz (aka ADAMJK) about overcoming perfectionism, being an online creative, and what goes into making good art/content.

Adam’s work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them, is a handwritten essay collection that digs into the emotional realities of being any type of modern day creative person.

This episode is for you if you’ve ever found yourself at the mercy of perfectionism, are a creative entrepreneur (or anyone who creates anything on the internet,) or if you’d like inspiration for your creative work.

Principle #1: Pay Attention (The ABCs of Self-Development)

If you look at the self-help section of almost any bookstore, there seem to be nearly infinite principles, strategies and tips for living well. But is this really the case? What if there are far fewer life principles than we think there are?

Being a student of personal development and other related fields for the past 15 years, I’ve been exposed to a massive amount of ideas. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the best way to organize this information in order to make sense of it all…

Episode #25 - Marie Forleo: The Power of Doing What Excites You

In this episode, I speak with entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Marie Forleo about identifying your gifts, doing meaningful work and dealing with criticism.

Marie Forleo is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who was named a though leader by Oprah, host of the award-winning show, Marie TV where she helps people create a life and business they love and she is also the creator of the world-class entrepreneurship training program, B-School.

This episode is for you if you need direction honing in on your gifts and passions, want to learn strategies for dealing with criticism and comparison online, or if you’re a fellow creative entrepreneur who wants resources for creating meaningful work…

Starting Before You're Ready: The Story of ThinkGrowProsper

I didn't start ThinkGrowProsper with the intention of turning it into a business. It began as a private Instagram page in 2014 that was meant to keep me inspired during a difficult time in my life. 

Fast forward a year, it had amassed an audience of about 100,000 followers. I starting receiving messages of gratitude from complete strangers. People were inspired and moved by my posts. 

I was enjoying creating this content that seemed to resonate with so many people and I wanted to keep doing it...but I also had to eat! If I wanted to continue, I knew I needed to figure out a way to start making some money to compensate myself for the time I was spending on this project, which was up to 5-6 hours a day...