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Let's get honest... This website may be for you (or not).

Do you value learning, doing, making, curiosity, art, life, making a difference, and doing the generous thing?

If you said yes, perhaps, The Daily Nudge, is the community you're looking for.

Here's the scoop...

What is this all about?

The Daily Nudge does three primary things:

  1. A free weekly(ish) newsletter with ideas, links, and inspiration to create better art, and cultivate a deeper life. Subscribe here.
  2. This blog/website features a curated collection of ideas, personal essays, quotes, and other interesting links for making better art, doing better work, and growing into better humans.
  3. A podcast (The Prolific Creator) where I interview some of the most prolific creators, makers, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs on the planet. Take a listen here.

Why is your website called The Daily Nudge?

There are two realities in the universe: life and creativity are difficult. We need someone in our corner for both. What if you had a guide offering a "daily nudge," for the difficulties and complexities of life and art?

Despite the challenges we face as humans and creatives, I also believe a deeper life, and better art is possible. I don't think we can separate the two.

This quote from Dorothy Sayers captures the essence of my work:

"Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something."

We've all been stamped by the Divine Artist to make beautiful things in the world. It won't be easy, but let's walk together. Your life and story matter!

Who is behind The Daily Nudge?

Ryan J. Pelton is a writer, maker, teacher, and a guy obsessed with curiosity, creativity, learning, and helping others cultivate a deeper life, and better art (in no particular order). He's written 20+ fiction and nonfiction books, and hosts a popular podcast called The Prolific Creator.

Can I suggest an idea for the newsletter, blog, or suggest a guest for the podcast?

Yes, please email me.

Yes, please email me.

One more thing about The Daily Nudge

Many years ago, I read a book called The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers. I can't say it any more direct... it changed my life. Dorothy Sayers argues creativity is not a luxury item for a select few. Rather, the entire universe is built around making and creativity because we are stampd by a Divine Maker.

If this is true... making, creativity, art, and work are not things we do when we have a few extra minutes on the weekend. Without actively making things we become less than human.

Let me quote Sayers again:

"Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something."

My work, and this community, are built on helping each other become truly ourselves...