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Creative Elements

Creative Elements

Creative Elements explores how your favorite creators do what they do.

Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the nitty-gritty of how the world's best creators like Seth Godin, James Clear, Austin Kleon, and Lauren Hom make a living from their art and creativity. You'll hear the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive – elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.

By learning how these creators make a living with their art and creativity, you'll gain the tools and confidence to do the same.

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About the Host

Jay Clouse

I'm here to help you build a life of creative independence.

There is nothing better than having the freedom to invest your time and creative energy into projects that you choose. Creating things on your own terms and earning a living while doing it.

Most of my creative energy is directed towards my podcast, Creative Elements, and my newsletter, Creative Companion.

I want to join and support YOU on your own journey to creative independence. The path is long, but it's the best path you can walk. It's your path. And I'll be right there by your side, encouraging and inspiring you the whole way.