10 – What To Do When You Have Scattered Creative Interests with Pam Slim [Podcast]

Show Summary

Pamela-Slim-003-rIn this episode of the Make Creativity Pay Podcast, I talk to Pam Slim, author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation, about how creatives with varied (even scattered) interests can pull them all together into a cohesive whole and finally feel good about who they are and what they do.

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to find the thread that ties all your scattered creative interests together.
  • How to describe your work intelligently, even when you’re in a period of exploration and uncertainty.
  • What to do if you feel bad about yourself, or directionless, simply because you’ve had many interests over your lifetime.
  • Do you ever wonder if your work matters? Here’s why it does.
  • How and why to become your own “venture capitalist”.


[1:09] What if you have so many different interests that you tend to feel scattered?

[2:34] How to start defining your body of work.

[3:48] Feel like you’ve been wasting your time? Try this…

[4:33] Why you need to create context and understand what ‘connects’ in your work.

[7:45] What if you’re at a stage where you aren’t completely clear about what’s next for you?

[10:22Which “ingredients” should you use for your “work recipe?”

[12:56] Is this tired rhetoric about entrepreneurship stopping you cold?

[15:08] Want good things to come to you? You need to do this one thing well…

[17:38] What happens if you are doing something that is not totally aligned with the creative work you want to be doing?

[25:16] The Tao of LL Cool J…

[29:17] The secret to transforming your hobby, your creative work, so you can start making money

Transcript: MCP Podcast Episode Pamela Slim

Links and Resources


Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together

Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Music Featured on the Podcast

“Dreaming of One Day” (c) 2011, written and performed by Leanne Regalla

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About Leanne Regalla

Leanne is a writer and musician and the founder of Make Creativity Pay. She's on a mission to help creatives of all types to pursue their art without going broke, living in their cars, or starving to death.


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