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Journeying Through Creative Chaos with Pia Leichter | Ep. 79

Journeying Through Creative Chaos with Pia Leichter | Ep. 79

Welcome back to another episode of Order Within. In today's episode, we're taking a deep dive into the multifaceted world of Pia Leichter—a rock star in the realms of coaching, entrepreneurship, and creative work. Pia is the founder of The Kollektiv Studio, a certified coach, and a creative genius with over a decade of experience. 

We'll explore the intricacies of wearing multiple hats, the challenges and joys of carving your own path, and the equilibrium needed to sustain it all. Join us as we journey through creative chaos with Pia Leichter.

Table of Contents

  • 00:00:00 | Introduction and Expectations: Brandon sets the stage for the episode, letting listeners know what to expect from the rich dialogue that follows.

  • 00:01:05 | Theme Intro 

  • 00:01:44 | Comprehensive Discussion on Creative Work: Brandon and Pia dive into a nuanced conversation about the role of creativity in both personal and professional spheres.

  • 00:16:16 | Pia's Background and Life Experiences: Pia opens up about her journey, sharing experiences that have shaped her perspectives.

  • 00:26:23 | Embracing the Journey of Life and Creativity: The discussion goes deeper into the importance of embracing life's journey and the role of creativity in it.

  • 00:41:27 | Creativity in Entrepreneurship and Problem-Solving: Brandon and Pia explore how creativity is not just an artistic endeavor but also a critical skill in business.

  • 00:51:37 | Creativity as a Way of Life: The episode wraps up with insights on making creativity a daily practice.

  • 00:57:20 | Outro Theme

Key Takeaways

The Power of Authenticity: One of the most striking revelations from the conversation is the integral role of authenticity in creative work. Your unique voice isn't just an asset—it's a force of its own that can transform your endeavors.

Seize the Day, Every Day: Time is not just a ticking clock but a finite resource that comes with an "unknown expiration date." The compelling insight is that we should strive to make each moment extraordinary rather than just letting time pass.

Mindfulness as a Creative Catalyst: The episode dives deep into the importance of being present in the moment, especially when engaging in creative endeavors. Somatic practices and meditation aren't just wellness tools; they're gateways to tapping into your creative spirit.

Creativity in Entrepreneurship: The discussion illuminates that the essence of entrepreneurship often lies in creative problem-solving. It's not just about what business you're in, but how you approach it that defines your success.

Unified by Creativity: Despite diverse backgrounds and business models, the underlying theme that connects people is often creativity. It serves as a universal language that transcends conventional boundaries.

Action Items

  1. Play and Experiment: Don't hold yourself back—allow room for playfulness in your life. Experimenting with a light-hearted approach can lead to unexpected and meaningful outcomes.

  2. Become Your Own Goalpost: Stop deferring happiness by setting future milestones. Recognize that you're already where you need to be, and the experience of living in the moment is the goal.

  3. Ten-Minute Observations: Spend at least 10 minutes a day doing something mindful—be it a walk, journaling, or even just watching leaves blow in the wind. At the end of the week, observe any shifts in your mood or perspective.

  4. Get Wildly Curious About Yourself: Treat yourself like someone you're getting to know. Fall in love with your interests, quirks, and even your flaws. The first step in any journey of self-improvement is self-awareness.

  5. Start Small, Start Now: Don't wait for a grand plan or perfect timing. The best time to start any endeavor, especially one that scares you, is now. Start small, but start.

More About Pia:

She's lived many different lifetimes in this one life. She's been a nomadic only child, a NYC party girl lost under strobe lights, a summa cum laude NYU grad student, a journalist in Sri Lanka, a media consultant selling Ad space in Bahrain and jumping off yachts, and a 6-figure, award-winning creative director for some of the biggest brands in the world, and now founder of Kollektiv studio.

As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with 200 hours of training and 200+ coaching hours under her belt, your partnership will accelerate your growth and transformation.

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