Startup Sessions Interview: Thriving as a Creative Entrepreneur

I was recently interviewed by Michael Knouse of The Startup Sessions, and it was truly one of my favorite interviews of this year. This guy has a heart of gold! 

In this episode I give a ton of actionable advice about thriving while doing work you care deeply about. I give you permission to be the creative super hero you were always meant to be — No permission slips required! 

The Startup Sessions Episode 32: Thriving as a Creative Entrepreneur

Michael Knouse is a great guy doing amazing work! He’s an entrepreneur, startup coach and show host at The Startup Sessions. His show is near and dear to my teachings of creating a business with soul and freedom.

The Startup Sessions is more than a show, it’s a movement dedicated to the changing world of work. It’s about creating an extraordinary life while building a meaningful business. It’s about becoming a creator, a leader, a teacher, a giver, and a doer. It’s a quest to have the adventure of a lifetime while creating your unique path and blazing a trail.

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Thank you for having me, Michael. It was a true joy to share and reflect ideas with you!

Leave a Reply 7 comments

Michael Knouse - September 16, 2014 Reply

Loved having you on The Startup Sessions, Willo! Your interview was a crowd favorite. You shared so many great biz building tips and strategies for creative entrepreneurs. Your work is heartfelt and stands alone as the best of the best.

Kristy Moore - September 24, 2014 Reply

Yay for teamwork, collaboration and focusing on your strengths. Reminds me of an African Proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Kendra - September 25, 2014 Reply

I really like Willo! So many great take-aways. But one that really resonated with me was to stay connected and to be really clear on your goals! Something I definitely need to work on.

Jane Manthorpe - September 27, 2014 Reply

I love Michael Knouse and the startup sessions, listen frequently as he has great thought provoking and helpful podcasts.

Yet to listen your podcast 🙂 but have just downloaded it to listen to. Look forward to listen to “actionable advice about thriving while doing work you care deeply about” as that is actually what I am aiming for in my business right now.

Lisa - September 29, 2014 Reply

Michael is such an inspirational guide. The best part of this clip is how realistic and achievable attaining our goals are. And I’m loving this collaboration. Thank you!

Kate - September 30, 2014 Reply

This is such a great interview! I really appreciate when you are talking about decision making and negotiating, and owning when something isn’t working for you. I’ve had this happen a couple of times as I’ve grown and shifted the way I work- I felt so bad about not wanting to do what I said I was going to do, and then also felt out of integrity to continue doing things that weren’t really serving me or my clients, that there were some tense moments and conversations in there! This is so something everyone needs to hear- don’t “live under the illusion that you’ve got it” — reset expectations and strengthen decision making muscles! Thank you so much for this.

Tamira Hamilton - September 30, 2014 Reply

I used think I was more analytical than creative. I have found through grief and anxiety that creativity is the key to freedom. It is no longer optional for my work to have a creative aspect to it. Awesome video!

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