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February 3, 2021 47 min
With so many moving pieces as a creative freelancer, learn what actor Ian Reed Kesler does to keep focused on his projects. This episode's guest, Ian Reed Kesler, is an actor and director best known for Sydney to the Max, Suits and 500 Days of Summer. From a serendipitous conversation on Twitter, I managed to get Ian on the show so I’m super excited to learn how he stays productive as a creative. This episode is sponsored by TextExpander. With TextExpander, you can unlock your productivity with its many features. With TextExpander you can make everything you write repetitively available everywhere you type: text documents, spreadsheets, web forms, and more. Unlock your productivity with TextExpander. Visit ( for 20% off your first year.Today’s episode is sponsored by Uber for Business. You trust Uber as a way to request rides and order meals from restaurants you love, but did you know about Uber’s platform designed specifically for businesses? With their voucher system, you’re able to cover the cost of rides and meals for staff or customers - straight to their personal Uber accounts. Your business has total control over who gets them, when they expire, and what portion of the ride or meal you want to cover. Vouchers are shared via email or text, and can be redeemed with a single tap. As a listener of the show, get $50 voucher credit when you spend your first $200 with vouchers. Simply go to ( to redeem your voucher today!What’s clear from this interview is that having a creative mind requires you to be able to turn on and off quickly. And that’s not always easy if you’re on set for 16 hours straight. Join our conversation as we discuss easy wins, systems for lazy people, and keeping organized so you can do more of what you love – as well as my IDMb profile. Whether you’re in the creative field or not, there’s something in this for everyone.  Talking Points The role of productivity for actors (4:19) The two kinds of creative freelancers (13:21) Running a creative company (20:05) How productivity is evolving (30:11) Analogue vs digital for ideas and tasks (35:37) Ian’s go-to morning and evening routines (38:48) Quote "Putting everything in its place is what enables me to do what I love." Helpful Links (Literally! With Rob Lowe) (Todoist) (The Antidote | Amazon) (Atomic Habits | Amazon) (Tiny Habits | Amazon) (Roam) (Craft) (Muse) (Sydney to the Max) Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? (Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.) Podcast Theme Song: (Nothing at All by Fictions (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)) If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking (here).
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