Ep. 10 - Michael Boothby


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About The Episode

My guest this week is musician, performer, and artist Michael Boothby. The Friday before this episode was recorded, Michael and I had the opportunity to play some music together, and this episode definitely feels like a jam session between two creative hearts. Michael and I are both fans of the non-fiction works of Steven Pressfield (we fanboy out at 16:00), and our conversation is all about the creative process and doing the work that is required for it to be truly satisfying. We discuss the idea of Resistance, or what I like to call “creative labor pain” (19:00), the feeling of unwillingness that we all face when approaching work that is deeply meaningful to us, which I think is a very important topic for all creative people to absorb. The seed of a TV pilot based on my experiences working at a day care center is planted (27:30). We talk about the energy of successful creative projects versus unsuccessful creative projects (44:15). We chat about how we, as a species are addicted to psychological suffering (1:00:05). Basically, we jammed out! This conversation was a blast, and I think there are many lovely nuggets of wisdom and goodness for anyone who is artistically inclined (and if you’re reading this, you probably are). Enjoy!

Thank you to coolcontent.cool for hosting this podcast, check them out at cool content.cool for more awesome podcasts. If you enjoy the show, please consider leaving a review on apple podcasts, that would be most appreciated! I’m on twitter at @Wyn_Evans if you want to give feedback or connect with me there. If you want to be on the show, I’d love to have you! My personal website is wynevans.com, where I write pieces on consciousness, wellbeing, and occasionally share embarrassing personal stories.