The Art of Creation with C.C. Chapman

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Hey there ladies and gentlemen, this is the host of “The Process” podcast Brad Wilson … the show where I analyze and dissect the daily systems and processes of amazing human beings.

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On today’s show my guest is author, speaker, performer, photographer, blogger … CREATOR C.C. Chapman.

C.C. came on my radar through my assistant, Peter.

“If you’re trying to create something, create something that makes you feel good.” – C.C.Chapman

Peter somehow happened to come across a YouTube video of C.C. speaking at a conference and told me, “I really think you ought to watch this guy’s video, Brad.”

So I did.

I was sitting at Starbucks watching C.C.’s keynote with my headphones on and had to fight down the urge to stand up and yell, “YES!!!”.

It’s pretty safe to say that the things C.C. creates and talks about resonate with me on a pretty deep level … which is why I was so pumped when he accepted my invitation to come on the podcast and speak with me.

In our conversation, you’ll learn:

  • Why acting hopeful even when you’re not feeling it is a pretty big deal.
  • Why “Just Do It” is a pretty incredible motto for life.
  • How to find and connect with your tribe.
  • Why you should take the leap and create that thing in your brain even if a million other people have already made something similar.
  • And much more.

So without any further ado, it is with my profound honor to bring to you my conversation with C.C. Chapman.

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Show notes:

0:00:01.3 – Tell me about how your grandfather shaped and molded you into the human that you are today?
01:50 – How did it feel as a kid when you looked at the things that he had created?
03:55 – Can you tell me how those lessons on creation affected you through school?
06:12 – Tell me about your career?
10:05 – Can you tell about your process of creating real connections with human beings in a world that can sometimes feel superficial and shallow?
15:20 – Going out there and just doing it.
18:44 – Could you tell me what the quote “If you don’t value yourself nobody else will” means to you?
21:06 – Do you have a process for tactfully asking for payment for a project when the client is not offering to pay?
25:02 – Standing out in an overcrowded space.
28:24 – What’s a common barrier that keeps people from realizing their full potential and what steps do you think people can take to overcome said barrier?
31:33 – How do you go about choosing which idea you’re going to pursue?
32:46 – What’s an assumption people make about their lives that you think they should spend some more time thinking about?
35:46 – What’s a tragic thing that you see regularly that you wish you could change?
37:03 – What actionable steps do you think people can take to minimize the suffering the kids?
44:24 – What’s a piece of conventional wisdom that you disagree with?
45:35 – What’s something related to performance that people waste a lot of time on that doesn’t give much in the way of results?
51:10 – What wisdom would you impart on a twenty-year-old carbon copy of you listening to this interview?
52:25 – Could you tell me what a typical morning routine looks like for you?
55:22 – Do you go about planning or scheduling the things that you’re going to create ahead of time?
57:21 – What does your evening look like?
59:22 – Are there any blogs or resources that you’re a rabid fun of?
1:01:13 – What actions do you regularly take that allow your soul to breathe?
1:02:29 – What’s a story you’ve always believed about yourself or the world that you’re starting to suspect isn’t true?
1:06:00 – Have you ever strongly believed something only to reverse course later on life and what led to that change?
1:07:58 – What’s a project that you’re working on that is near and dear to your heart?
1:09:21 – If you could share one truth with the world, what would it be?
1:10:15 – Where can my audience find you on the worldwide webs?

Books Mentioned

 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


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