From being a homeless wanderer to a radio show host and a custom furniture designer, Adam King has spent his life — and many different identities — exploring creativity where self-expression, entertainment, and inspiration meet.

Today he spends his time as an Anthropreneur in Astoria, Washington, where he writes books and helps creatives and entrepreneurs create better things.

But Adam believes that creating good work begins by creating a lot of shitty work.

(In fact, that’s how he describes his own books.)

In this interview, you’ll laugh as you learn Adam’s take on how external environments have a big impact on your own internal creative processes. Plus, the vital importance of separating yourself from your work, as you prepare to “ship” your words and creations out into the world.

The interview free to stream, so tune in to listen below!

Listen: Write Shitty Books

As You Listen…

  1. Have you “turned pro”? What was your turning pro moment, or what’s holding you back from going there?
  2. Take an inventory of your external environment. How does your external environment align with your creative process to create the best work you can?
  3. What are your thoughts about the philosophy that quantity can lead to quality?

Listening Guide:

4:25  –  Adam’s many roles, past and present
18:53  –  Creative stuck and underdog syndrome
23:51  –  Finding your turning pro moment and your environment
26:51  –  External and internal environments clarified
35:32  –  Dealing with uncomfortable external circumstances
38:04  –  The three finger technique
42:01  –  Separating yourself from your work
50:36  –  Risk and putting out a lot of shitty work
1:04:38  –  Hot Tips: Press Books and The Magazine

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