283: David Kadavy on Getting Started


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David Kadavy is a best selling author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. Through his blogging and podcasting, he helps people find satisfaction through following their crafts even if it takes them down an unconventional path. His book, The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating and Start Creating, is what he and Eric discuss in this episode. If you ever struggle with procrastination, you’ll find this episode helpful, informative, inspiring and empowering. There’s some real, practical wisdom here that will enable you to get started with whatever it is that you want to do in your life.

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In This Interview, David Kadavy and I Discuss…

  • His book, The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating and Start Creating
  • How to get started
  • The things that stand in the way of us starting
  • What it means to be creative, or to create
  • The resistance that comes from the ego surrounding getting started
  • Motivational Judo
  • Tricks to get yourself to just get started
  • Give yourself permission to suck
  • You can’t do good work without doing bad work first
  • Perfection paralysis
  • What happens when the scale of a creative project is too big
  • Fortress fallacy
  • The role of curiosity in getting started
  • Balancing exploitation and exploration
  • Following your curiosities

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