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  • What is happening with the future of the Inspirational Creatives podcast
  • How you can help and be part of the future of this podcast
  • Why popular podcasters take a break from podcasting
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Earlier this year small business expert and serial entrepreneur, Mark Asquith of Excellence Expected, surprised his podcast audience when he announced he was stopping his podcast.

The Inspirational Creatives podcast is taking a break too.

In this special episode you’ll hear why podcasters take a break and how Mark’s decision has partly influenced the future direction of the Inspirational Creatives podcast.

Listen to a private conversation with social media expert, entrepreneur, musician and artist, Steve Palfreyman and how that conversation is now leading to changes in this podcast too.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How much freedom is there really in living a creative life
  • What authenticity really means when marketing
  • Why Mark is excited about the future of podcasting

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In 2005, Mark Asquith decided he no longer wanted to work for someone else, 9 to 5.

In 2012, he almost burned out chasing freedom and looking for fulfilment working for himself.

Today, he is a successful British podcaster and small business expert.

As the host of the Excellence Expected podcast, and the co-founder of his own design, brand and marketing agency, Mark has found confidence, and better relationships, in his work today.

In this episode Mark shares what he believes underlies a fulfilling creative life and where you can really find your passions.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Stephen’s secret to succeeding with his highest aims
  • Who he works with to stay focussed and accountable
  • What he does to push through his own resistance
Stephen Rodgers quote I've had a business coach and a life coach for the last twenty five years

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One of the biggest challenges for creatives is maintaining focus on their biggest aims in life.

Whether we enjoy setting goals or not, it’s something we all do.

In episode 147, successful entrepreneur, businessman and author turned coach, Stephen Rodgers, shared the strategy he uses to achieve his own success.

In this short action episode, Stephen shares what he has learned about overcoming his own resistance and how he achieves his highest aims in life.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The three elements to happy living
  • Stephen’s secret to success and happiness
  • How to find joy from not doing something
  • The hidden power of forgiveness and asking for help

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Stephen Rodgers’s wife’s health crisis changed his life.

Encouraged to re-evaluate the purpose of his own life, today he’s someone who is dedicated to helping others.

As the founder and CEO of  The Alchemy Advisors he helps Creatives find their own meaning, purpose and potential.

As the author of a new book, Lead to Gold, Stephen reveals what he believes creates success and happiness when leading a creative life.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The best tool for mapping out your tasks, procedures and processes
  • The problem with keeping everything in your head
  • The very real risk and challenge of not documenting your processes
  • The most important step to business freedom
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For many small business owners and creative entrepreneurs one of the biggest risks to their business and freedom is themselves.

In episode 145 Standard Procedure author, Tony Brown, shared his best tips for anyone looking to scale their business, serve more people and find freedom in their creative work.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The trap that every small business owner and creative entrepreneur falls into
  • How Tony kept himself together during one of his most challenging times
  • How Tony’s mindset has changed towards money
  • How Tony planned his finances before he left his steady job
  • How Tony was able to travel around Jamaica and run his business
  • The power of having of a blog and a podcast

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If you’re a creative entrepreneur or business owner you could be at great risk of getting trapped.

In this episode, Standard Procedure author, Tony Brown, shares what he knows about scaling ideas and business in a world full of challenges, fear and ego.

Having taken the leap from local authority employee to full-time freelancer when faced with budget cuts and challenging circumstances, Tony shares how he has created his own success through the power of connections, a blog and a podcast.

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