Instagram Stories is my therapist. I talk to my phone to figure things out. I don’t check analytics to see if anyone is watching. I know a couple of people are because I get an occasional message, which is awesome, but I use Instagram Stories to think. I solve problems for myself and hopefully others on Instagram Stories. I’m a fixer.

I help people figure things out.

While pedaling my cruiser bike home from the grocery store yesterday, it suddenly dawned on me that I spend a lot of energy searching for problems to fix. I make daily tutorials and I’m always trying to make things easier or better for people. It made me laugh a little, but I came up with all of these little catch-phrases (i.e. I love problems, I seek problems, I brake for problems…) and thought, “I love problems” could really be my tagline, because I am a problem-solver. Always have been.

Problems = Tutorials. Darn it, I think I love problems. 🤓🤓

Creating and design is nothing more than problem solving and I think it’s why I am fascinated with making things. I’m not a great artist or designer or video guy, but I love the process of starting with nothing and ending up with something I made from scratch. What tool or program should I use? What colors, fonts, style? How do I animate it? Is it good? Who cares…just keep creating.

I drew this in Adobe Draw on my iPad using the Apple Pencil. I animated it in Photoshop. This took me less than 10 minutes total. It makes me smile. Problem solved.

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Can I Help You?

I create content and help people figure things out.

I make podcasts and videos that teach people how to make better content.

Check out my YouTube Channel

My name is Mike Murphy, I’m a one man band and podcaster.
Learn. Create. Move Forward.
@mikeunplugged on Twitter or Instagram

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Podcaster, Tutorial Maker & Problem Solver. I Help People Figure Things Out. Email: Podcaster Support & Content Creator @Simplecast.

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