Getting Work To Work is for creative entrepreneurs, storytellers, and change-makers to explore the creative and curious world of work through a podcast, documentary series, and newsletter.

The Weekly Podcast!

Want to learn more about your craft and how you get projects out of your head and into the world? You can hear topical monologues and conversations with creative entrepreneurs, storytellers, and change-makers each week. You can also search the podcast archives with over 725 episodes to enjoy.

Don't Fear Emptiness (GWTW781)

Ever since I started my creative journey, I feared being empty. Empty of ideas, thoughts, stories, projects, connections, business, ambition. What would become of me if no one wanted to work with me? Who would I be if I ran out of creative ideas? I associated emptiness with negative feelings: imposter syndrome, comparison, lack of self-worth, and low self-esteem. I didn’t want to invite those feelings into my life, so I built processes, systems, goals, fail-safe methods, and a good old-fashioned work ethic to fight the onslaught of emptiness. I wanted nothing to do with it. Every time I felt its pull, I pushed harder, until I couldn’t fight it any longer.

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"Films of Life & Legacy" with Eriksen Dickens (GWTW780)

If you were to produce a film about your life, what would it say about the choices you made, the people you surrounded yourself with, and the impact you had on the world? Eriksen Dickens is today’s guest on the show, sharing his passion for storytelling and filmmaking in the form of legacy documentaries. Our conversation begins with his endless curiosity about big existential questions and how his schooling in philosophy and psychology translates to filmmaking. He talks about turning a childhood passion into a business, what it’s like collaborating with his brother, the seven storytelling pillars, keeping creative juices flowing on long-term projects, leadership, and balancing a long-term vision with the needs of today. Regardless of where you find yourself in the creative world, Eriksen brings a depth of introspection and drive that you can learn from and bring into your life and work.

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For over six years, Getting Work To Work has existed only as a podcast, but some stories need to be seen AND heard. This short-form documentary series focuses on independent creators getting their work to work.

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