My guest today is creative professional extraordinaire, Paul Jarvis.
Paul is founder and launcher of a plethora of online products for creative professionals including Creative Class, Chimp Essentials, Project Prescription, 4 WordPress Themes and his weekly emails The Sunday Dispatches.
Paul also has his own podcast called, The Freelancer, which you 100% should check out because he drops wisdom bombs like they’re going out of style on a regular basis.
Paul currently resides in the woods of Canada, on an island with his wife Lisa and their gang of pet rats. He rocks cheap beer toques and meditation beads (typically at the same time). He also has way more tattoos than you. (I ripped this little about part from his site so that’s how I know he has more tattoos than you.)
I stumbled across Paul when a friend of mine recommended I check out his Chimp Essentials MailChimp course which was hands down one of the best courses I’ve ever taken. The course is on hiatus right now but will be back soon. I’ll let you know when it’s back because it is great.
Just from taking that course I got the sense that:
a) Paul really knew what he was talking about
b) he genuinely seemed to care about the people he was speaking to
c) he seemed like a really awesome person I’d like to talk with.
So, I hit him up and he responded and we set up a time to chat and this podcast is the fruit of that (very easy to do) labor.
Topics Discussed This Episode
- Being Honest and Authentics
- The Value of Introspection
- The Similarities Between Being a Musician and a Freelancer
- Business Done Right Being Service
- The Pitfalls of the Mindset of “Doing Only What You Love”
- Is Paul Spiritual? What is Spiritual?
- Creating Things with Purpose
- Fear and Action Coexisitng
- Creating Space in Life/Business
- No Having Expectations
- Having Clear Intentions and Being Radically Honest
- The Merits of Veganism
In addition to being a creator par excellence Paul is also a musician and I asked him for a couple of music recommendations. At the time he was enjoying Side Data (a Canadian band) and the Kruder and Dorfmeister Sessions Volume 1 (which is one of my favorite mix compilations of all time).
Paul also recommended Oliver Burkeman’s, “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking”.