Podcast Episode 78: Motivation, Mindset, And Getting Out Of Your Own Damn Way: With Andy J Pizza of Creative Pep Talk

“I’m a failure. I should just give up. This industry is oversaturated. I could never compete with the other people in this city. I will never be good enough”

If you’ve ever had thoughts like this, then you may have a dangerous condition known as a “Fixed Mindset.”

This is where you believe your skills, abilities, and talents are capped.

“I can never get better than this at these things”.

If you allow a Fixed Mindset to take over, then your career may be over before you even started.

It’s extremely important for your business, your career, and your life, that you don’t wave a white flag before you even try!

Instead, there’s something called a Growth Mindset.

In this episode, Andy J. Pizza explains how to make the switch from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What toxic creative mythology is and how it hurts your career
  • Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset
  • What the TV show Oak Island has to do with your career
  • Why you can’t let roadblocks discourage you
  • How a mindset can boost your life exponentially
  • Why making your goals SMART is key to your success
  • Why you need to live a life that your kids want to know about

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“That’s the problem with the fixed mindset. . . If you’re not good enough now, you will never be good enough.” – Andy J. Pizza


“If you aren’t good at something, you can get better at it.” – Chris Graham


“I see people misusing all of their skills, and abilities, and talents, and time… Putting that into something that is only ego driven and not anything that is actually motivating them.” – Brian Hood

Episode Links


456 Recordings – www.456recordings.com

Chris Graham – www.chrisgrahammastering.com

Creative Pep Talk – http://www.creativepeptalk.com/

Platform University – https://platformuniversity.com/

SMART Goals – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria



The Profitable Producer Course – theprofitableproducer.com

The Home Studio Startup Course – www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/10k


Facebook Community

6FHS Facebook Community – http://thesixfigurehomestudio.com/community



@andyjpizza – https://www.instagram.com/andyjpizza/

@chris_graham – https://www.instagram.com/chris_graham/

@brianh00d – https://www.instagram.com/brianh00d/


YouTube Channels

The Six Figure Home Studio – https://www.youtube.com/thesixfigurehomestudio


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Episode 7: Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) – https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/crm-for-home-studio-business/

(Creative Pep Talk) Episode 226: Beating over Analysis, Leap into Full Time, Harsh Critics, Self Care and More – http://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/2019/4/9/226-beating-over-analysis-leap-into-full-time-harsh-critics-self-care-and-more



Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck – https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322

Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath – https://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287

How To Win At The Sport of Business by Mark Cuban – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006AX6ONI/

Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness – https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Performance-Elevate-Burnout-Science/dp/162336793X

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers – http://a.co/d/aSPBi9T

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller – https://www.amazon.com/Million-Miles-Thousand-Years-Learned/dp/1400202981

Creative Pep Talk by Andy J. Miller (Pizza) – https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Pep-Talk-Inspiration-Artists/dp/145215208X


TV and Movies

Goonies – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goonies

The Curse of Oak Island – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_Oak_Island



Cal Newport – http://www.calnewport.com/

Liz Gilbert – https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/


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