#067: Christmas conversations; mindset, rest, lessons, goals, and beards with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks
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In this week’s episode, Dan invites collaborator, author, and friend, Luke Kondor onto the show to talk all things creativity, learning, 2020, and plans for 2021.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • The origin of Dan and Luke
  • Trying to remain productive in 2021
  • Learning games development
  • Luke’s journey into publishing through small presses
  • The fleeting buzz of external validation
  • Making it in the publishing business and surrounding yourself in the art
  • Keeping on top of your mental health
  • How we’ve changed over our podcast careers
  • Bluster and bravado when starting out and why that’s not valuable
  • Getting started in podcasting
  • The secret to talking to Josh Malerman
  • Top interview guests from over the years
  • Our top podcasts for getting motivated
  • Flipping trinkets with Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Therapeutic nature of upcycling
  • Luke’s beard journey
  • The power of journaling to process life
  • Looking back over the last 1, 5, 10 years
  • Dan and Luke’s “Tough Mudder” experience
  • Enjoying the process, and conquering the obstacles along the way
  • Why Dan and Luke run, and how to deal with the discomfort
  • Parallels between writing and running
  • Why setting yourself constraints can make you more productive
  • Winning the day
  • Luke’s systems for getting things done
  • Finding the writer that you are
  • Writing fiction that means something and brings you joy
  • Greatest lesson learned from this year
  • What we're hoping to achieve in 2021

Find out more about Luke and Dan:



Links from the show:

The Story Studio podcast: https://pod.link/1140596479

Luke on GWS ep 001: https://pod.link/1473869415/episode/ZjZkZTAyZDYtZmRkZS00YTFmLWI0ZWYtMmUzYTlmNjQzNTA3

Hawk and Cleaver: http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/

Luke’s short film “Keith”: https://vimeo.com/125879832

Max Booth III on TSS ep 042: https://pod.link/1140596479/episode/MDM2ZjgzODQtMGExNy00NGVjLThjM2UtM2UwZWQzMjFkZDQy

Josh Malerman on GWS ep 063: https://pod.link/1473869415/episode/MjMxZWU5ZDAtOGM2OS00ODc1LTlkODItMjQ4MjZhNzc3Zjll

Jonathan Janz on GWS ep 027: https://pod.link/1473869415/episode/MDFkZDAxZjUtMzYyMy00NGU2LTg0M2YtYTRkMmYwMWZjZWM2

The Tim Ferriss Show: https://pod.link/863897795

Impact Theory w/ Tom Bilyeau: https://pod.link/1191775648

Danica Patrick: https://pod.link/1465014169

Gary Vaynerchuk: https://pod.link/928159684

Jack Conte's YouTube:

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