In this episode of Minds & Mics, I talk with Jay Clouse, the creator and host of one of my favorite podcasts, Creative Elements. Jay and I get into the details of creative overwhelm and burnout and how Jay manages it.
Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:
- What does overwhelm actually look like for Jay?
- Hard works as a response to feeling overwhelmed
- Respect for deadlines as a core part of Jay’s identity
- Jay’s approach to “de-scoping” his schedule and task list to combat overwhelm
- Underestimating the maintenance cost of evergreen products
- The investment banker and the fisherman
- How does Jay think about work-life balance and what enough looks like?
- Why it’s so hard to say no and let go?
- Cultural pressure to keep doing more and never let go
- How Jay thinks about self-care and what it looks like when the “red light” is flashing.
- What it looks like to really show up emotionally for important people in his life.
- Has being a podcaster and community builder made Jay a better listener in his personal life?
- Jays biggest insecurity as a creator
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