Bruce Outridge Talks Diversity and Careers on Nate and Greg’s World Show

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You have most likely heard me talk about Nate and Greg of Nate and Greg’s World over the last six months. I first met these two at a workshop I was giving for the Brampton Skills Clinic members on podcasting. After hitting it off at that workshop I interviewed the duo on the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast to learn more about them.

Check out the full interview on the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast

Recently they had me as a guest on their show talking everything from trucking to careers to Covid-19. The pair talk about diversity, culture, and a host of other topics allowing for a lively conversation. You can find Nate and Greg’s World on Youtube and your favourite podcast platform. I will warn you that their language isn’t for those of you that get offended easily, but the conversations are spot on. I suggest subscribing to the show and it is certainly a regular on my playlist.

Check out the Nate & Greg’s World Website

 

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and creative entrepreneur. His work focuses on inspiration, communication, and content creation and he shares inspirational interviews on his podcast Cashing in on Creativity Podcast. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com

Bruce Outridge Featured on Creative Leadership Show with Waynehead Productions

Creative Leadership Show

It’s been a busy week with interviews as a guest on other people’s shows. what’s interesting is that many of these shows i either never heard of before or didn’t pay much attention. Recently I was a guest on the Creative Leadership Show with Renbert Mortimer of Waynehead Productions. Host Renbert and I met years ago through the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA-www.caricature.org) at a convention. Ren is from the Bahamas and we hit it off instantly. I didn’t pay much more attention other than seeing his work online until he asked me to be a guest on his show. During the interview i found out i have been inspiring him from afar, go figure! The interview was done on Instagram which I didn’t know you could do and apparently Ren adds to them to his YouTube Channel later. The interview wasn’t up at the time of this writing but you can subscribe to the channel and should see it soon. Check him out on Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. This will be a young man to watch for the future. Thanks Ren for having me on your show.

Creative Leadership Series on Youtube

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and creative entrepreneur. His work focuses on inspiration, communication, and content creation and he shares inspirational interviews on his podcast Cashing in on Creativity Podcast. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com

Bruce Outridge Featured on Read My Lips Radio Talking Creativity and Careers for Artists

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I had the pleasure to be featured on the Read My Lips Radio Show with Host Radio Red (Bonnie Graham) talking about everything to do with creative entrepreneurs. We talked about music, art, business, and even talked about trucking. Thank you radio red for having me on the show and if you would like to listen to the replay of the show you can click the link below.

Listen to Read My Lips Radio with guest Bruce Outridge

About the Episode

Bruce Outridge started drawing at age ten and had to learn it on his own, since art classes at school didn’t include drawing instruction. In fact, he used to get detentions in school forread my lips radio what he now charges hundreds of dollars an hour in his art business!

At 16, Bruce’s passion for drawing somehow turned to driving and he spent 25 years driving transport trucks across North America, which taught him more about dealing with people than school ever did. He still works closely with the trucking industry, speaking about business and careers on his podcast, The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers.

At age 40, Bruce went back to school and learned creative writing, marketing, and business. He started his art business in 2003 part-time. In 2006, he stopped driving trucks to devote himself to the business full-time. Bruce has created comic books, built an art business, expanded into a consulting business, and now a speaking business.

Bruce helps people be more creative – with content marketing and art entertainment for events – through his podcasts, books, articles, a television show, and as a motivational speaker.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and creative entrepreneur. His work focuses on inspiration, communication, and content creation and he shares inspirational interviews on his podcast Cashing in on Creativity Podcast. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com

Use These Reporting Techniques to Give Focus to Your Life

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Life has a way of throwing things at us that seem to be a series of tests constantly challenging us to see what we are made of; how you handle those tests will determine your success. Each person will handle those tests in their own way based on prior experiences. Often it is not until we reach a point in life that we look back and see our true purpose and what strengths we bring to the table.

This happened recently to me as I was finishing up my latest book “You’re Not Done Yet!” As I wrote out the chapters I realized that my life is much like a newspaper article. Using the questions that a reporter would use to develop a story can also be used to find focus in our lives as entrepreneurs. Over time I have realized why I have developed the way that I have and the reason I feel strongly about certain things.

If you haven’t heard of the questions used by reporters when they are creating articles for news stories it is really quite basic. Although I am not a journalist by nature I have found using those same questions can be very effective at finding focus for my business. The questions every reporter uses is, “Why, What, When, Who, Where, and How?” Why did that event happen? What happened? When did it happen? Who was involved? Where did it happen? How did it happen? With that basic information a story can be put together and the important facts would be covered. What if you used those same facts to find the focus in your life?

Why do you think the way you do? What do you feel strongly about? When in your life did you begin to struggle or excel in certain areas? Who are you now as opposed to who you were as a kid? Where are you in life? How did you get there? If you were to answer those questions honestly you will start to see patterns from your life that can be used to give it focus. It can help you focus on the future or even help you realize issues from the past.

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Over my life I have done many things from driving semi trucks across North America to starting an art business and creating podcasts. When people ask what I do for a living I often don’t know what to tell them and usually just tell them I am a creative entrepreneur. It may look like I am throwing mud at a wall and hoping something sticks when truly all of those different projects are doing the same thing for different audiences.

All of my businesses basically help others have successful businesses and careers by showing people that have gone before them. One audience is the transportation community, one audience is creative entrepreneurs, one audience is young people, and another audience is kids. Different platforms and different topics all doing the same thing, helping people have better lives.

What is your purpose for your life? What have you found to be the common denominator in what you do? It can be a struggle to find that focus, that one thing, but it can also be very rewarding when you do. It can change your life and the lives of those around you, take a moment to think about it.

Need help finding the focus for your life? Check out Bruce’s book You’re Not Done Yet!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and television host from Burlington Ontario Canada helping people improve their businesses, careers, and life. His latest book “You’re Not Done Yet” encourages people to follow their passions and dreams with focus. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com and his latest book is available in Amazon or from his website and is available in both paperback and eBook formats. Get your copy today!

 

Tips to Improving Your Live Video Meetings

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With the Covid-19 crisis everyone has shifted their business online as much as possible. Television to radio to conference calls are all being done through platforms like Zoom and Skype. I think stocks in Zoom must have gone through the roof, I have never heard their name mentioned so much. Talk about free advertising. I have been using Zoom for years to conduct interviews for my podcasts and meetings with clients long distances away. For those of you that may not be familiar with it, it is a video chat software like Skype or FaceTime but with a few more bells and whistles. The platform isn’t the important part, it’s how you use it that is important.

Since television shows are using video chat for their programming I have seen some horrific video and I think most people will cringe if they saw how bad they looked on screen. I thought I would offer you tips to help you improve your live videos since you may begin using them for your business if you haven’t already. I have been conducting online art lessons for kids during the crisis using Zoom and it works really well. Whatever you’re using take these tips in to consideration and it will drastically improve your video call.

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About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, podcast producer, and creative entrepreneur. His work focuses on inspiration, communication, and content creation and he shares inspirational interviews on his podcast Cashing in on Creativity Podcast. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridge.com

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