The 7 Videos I Most Often Tell Creators To Watch

And the most valuable minute of each.

Josh Spector
Jan 3 · 3 min read

1. Derek Sivers on How To Start A Movement

This three-minute video will forever transform your perception of how audiences and communities are formed.

2. Ira Glass on The Creative Gap

This five-minute video will prevent you from quitting too soon and help you stop beating yourself up when your creations don’t initially live up to your ambitions.

3. Elizabeth Gilbert on Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, And Vocations

This nine-minute video will help you figure out how to align your creative passion with what you need to pay the bills (or not).

4. Austin Kleon on How To Keep Going

This 26-minute video will give you tactics to stay creative when times get tough and overcome the things you feel block you from doing your best work.

5. Elle Luna on The Crossroads Of Should And Must

This four-minute video will help you recognize the most important decision you’ll need to make in your creative life: What’s a should and what’s a must?

6. Seth Godin On Quieting The Lizard Brain

This 18-minute video will help you get out of your own way, overcome your insecurities, and finish and release your creative work.

7. Ze Frank On Building A Creative Career

This six-minute video will help you understand what it takes to build a creative career including the importance of actually doing the things you want to do, sharing your work with the world, and understanding your internal and external motivations.

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