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I am a Creator

True stories of creators making their dreams a reality

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How this doctor turned YouTuber and author learned to create on his own terms again

How this doctor turned YouTuber and author learned to create on his own terms again

Profile of YouTuber and author Ali Abdaal

How this doctor turned YouTuber and author learned to create on his own terms again
How this doctor turned YouTuber and author learned to create on his own terms again

Profile of YouTuber and author Ali Abdaal

How this creator pivoted and scaled his business after overcoming personal loss
How this creator pivoted and scaled his business after overcoming personal loss

Profile of coach Dan Go

How this author used email marketing to create a passive income stream and work 50% less
How this author used email marketing to create a passive income stream and work 50% less

Profile of author Dorie Clark

YouTube Star, Netflix Presenter, and Founder: One Creator’s Journey from Undocumented to Documenting
YouTube Star, Netflix Presenter, and Founder: One Creator’s Journey from Undocumented to Documenting

Profile of Founder of JoClub Jo Franco

How drawing changed this artist’s life and led to a $45K paid newsletter
How drawing changed this artist’s life and led to a $45K paid newsletter

Profile of artist and writer Danny Gregory

How this creator scaled her book club from a few casual readers to tours of literary locations across the globe
How this creator scaled her book club from a few casual readers to tours of literary locations across the globe

Profile of Enchanted Book Club founder Hayley Solano

Why this creator left the corporate world and became a storyteller
Why this creator left the corporate world and became a storyteller

Profile of writer Lawrence Yeo

How this baker went from sourdough enthusiast to a six-figure, New York Times bestselling author
How this baker went from sourdough enthusiast to a six-figure, New York Times bestselling author

Profile of baker Maurizio Leo

How a travel blogger pivoted during the pandemic to rebuild a 7-figure business
How a travel blogger pivoted during the pandemic to rebuild a 7-figure business

Profile of travel blogger Alexandra Jimenez

How a fiction writer redefined success for herself and helped others do the same
How a fiction writer redefined success for herself and helped others do the same

Profile of writer and coach Becca Syme

How a corporate marketer pivoted to consultant and landed a hosting gig for Entrepreneur magazine
How a corporate marketer pivoted to consultant and landed a hosting gig for Entrepreneur magazine

Profile of writer and podcaster Terry Rice

Why this voice actor started an email list
Why this voice actor started an email list

Profile of voice actor and coach Carrie Olsen

How creating automated courses helped this artist kick burnout to the curb
How creating automated courses helped this artist kick burnout to the curb

Profile of artist Chris Legaspi

How a world-class jazz violinist went from Lincoln Center to building a business at home
How a world-class jazz violinist went from Lincoln Center to building a business at home

Profile of musician Chris Howes

How this founder ditched the Silicon Valley formula to start a newsletter
How this founder ditched the Silicon Valley formula to start a newsletter

Profile of writer Anne-Laure Le Cunff

Why an insurance agent became a secret bird blogger
Why an insurance agent became a secret bird blogger

Profile of blogger Scott Keller

How to be a creator with 200K YouTube subscribers AND work a full-time job
How to be a creator with 200K YouTube subscribers AND work a full-time job

Profile of designer Charli Prangley

How a dog mom turned her blog into an award winning pet business
How a dog mom turned her blog into an award winning pet business

Profile of podcaster Tori Mistick

How to make music you love and find the right audience
How to make music you love and find the right audience

Profile of musician Drew Holcomb

Untangling self-worth from audience size
Untangling self-worth from audience size

Profile of YouTuber Aileen Xu

Building a home for the business of hip-hop
Building a home for the business of hip-hop

Profile of Trapital founder Dan Runcie

Keeping a travel blog afloat during a global pandemic
Keeping a travel blog afloat during a global pandemic

Profile of travel blogger Gabby Beckford

The beauty of a YouTube community
The beauty of a YouTube community

Profile of YouTuber Serein Wu

How a journalist quit her job to become a New York Times bestselling author
How a journalist quit her job to become a New York Times bestselling author

Profile of writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

From eviction to 30 million views on TikTok
From eviction to 30 million views on TikTok

Profile of music producer Kato On The Track

An education in food and community
An education in food and community

Profile of chef Daniella Malfitano

The True meaning of financial freedom
The True meaning of financial freedom

Profile of finance YouTuber and podcaster Nick True

“The cloth I’m cut from”
“The cloth I’m cut from”

Profile of fashion designer Whitney Manney

Giving in to “irresponsible” art
Giving in to “irresponsible” art

Profile of artist Shelby Abrahamsen

The power in telling your story
The power in telling your story

Profile of founder Rebecca Dekker

Fight or flight: When resistance feels worth it
Fight or flight: When resistance feels worth it

Profile of performance psychologist Noa Kageyama

The magic of having no other choice
The magic of having no other choice

Profile of marketing strategist Cara Chace

Slow and steady makes the dream
Slow and steady makes the dream

Profile of founders Prerna and Mayank Malik

Thriving in business as a sensitive person
Thriving in business as a sensitive person

Profile of writer Austin Church

The work you were created for
The work you were created for

Profile of consultant Vannesia Darby

How to follow your dreams by googling
How to follow your dreams by googling

Profile of designer Bonnie Christine

The 4 lives of Heavyweight pro boxer
The 4 lives of Heavyweight pro boxer

Profile of writer Ed Latimore

Single mom on a mission
Single mom on a mission

Profile of designer Kelsey Baldwin

Audience over ego
Audience over ego

Profile of author Srini Rao

How to survive as an indie musician
How to survive as an indie musician

Profile of musician Ryan Baustert

The fashion outsider
The fashion outsider

Profile of founder Brandice Daniel

It all starts with the words
It all starts with the words

Profile of writer Chris Craft

Quitting Wall Street to become a creator
Quitting Wall Street to become a creator

Profile of coach Khe Hy

The natural, inherent value of you
The natural, inherent value of you

Profile of course creator Jenell Stewart

Taking control of your creative life
Taking control of your creative life

Profile of artist and coach Jessica Abel

Creating her own colors
Creating her own colors

Profile of video coach XayLi Barclay

The Bulldog
The Bulldog

Profile of editor John Fox

The 5 month runway
The 5 month runway

Profile of artist Teela Cunningham

Empty Nesters
Empty Nesters

Profile of author coaches and podcasters Steve and Azul

Giving yourself permission
Giving yourself permission

Profile of watercolorist Angela Fehr

Getting comfortable with instability
Getting comfortable with instability

Profile of parenting blogger Nina Garcia

Fireproof optimism
Fireproof optimism

Profile of muralist Eric Friedensohn

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

Profile of web designer Chaitra Radhakrishna

Never say never
Never say never

Profile of motion designer Austin Saylor

Chasing Dreams
Chasing Dreams

Profile of travel blogger Glo Atanmo

The lifecycle of creativity
The lifecycle of creativity

Profile of artist Kimberly Brooks

The long warm up
The long warm up

Profile of founder Courtland Allen

No niche too small
No niche too small

Profile of homesteader Deborah Niemann

“I want them to know I was here.”
“I want them to know I was here.”

Profile of writer Jessica Bird

Electric blue dreams
Electric blue dreams

Profile of musician Dave Barnes

“I wanted to be happy now.”
“I wanted to be happy now.”

Profile of food blogger Tanya Harris

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Films

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A documentary series about remarkable people earning a living doing work they love.

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