Can you believe this show has been running for 10 YEARS! Today’s guest was one of my earliest guests, and long time friend, Jasmine Star. Jasmine is a photographer, business strategist and founder of Social Curator. If you’re an OG listener, you’ll hear some behind the scenes stories of some our collaborations, including the internet’s first ever LIVE wedding (where Jasmine taught CreativeLive’s first wedding photo class – attended by 150,000 students!) More important than reminiscing, though, we go deep on finding your voice, adopting children, homemade tortillas, dropping out and reinventing yourself in an entirely new career. Jasmine’s journey is one that many creatives can identify with, from facing difficult times, how she found her feet and her personal process of transitioning from one career to another. She articulates how to make that transition and gives us very practical advice that will add heaps of value to you. We also talk about … instagram strategy – she’s a master – and you should know all about her business socialcurator.com Mentors, leaders, and inspirations the evolution of a career, how to transition from being known / building a community as a one thing (like a wedding photographer) and re-shaping that […]
He is one of the most insightful voices on one of my favorite topics: building and maintaining a creativity habit. Today on the show please welcome my long-time friend and creative inspirator – Austin Kleon. If you’re not familiar with this work, Austin is a lifelong artist and the bestselling author of three earlier books (Newspaper Blackout, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work)…but today we’re all about his new book titled Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad. And BONUS – this episode is an extra special treat because Austin came out to Seattle and we chatted in front of a live audience! Some great questions, a few good laughs, and it all takes place in a huge church! Want to avoid burn-out and stay creative in good times and bad? This’ll be a great listen. We also cover… Maintaining creative momentum Austin’s personal daily practice Kids and creativity Getting unstuck The value of time as a great editor for your work And…the value of ‘going away so you can come back.’ Enjoy and subscribe to the podcast below if you dig. Please give Austin a shout on social @AustinKleon ? FOLLOW AUSTIN: […]
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Tabatha Coffey is an Australian entrepreneur and TV personality. Her no-nonsense approach and savvy business mind inspires us to take charge of our lives, and – most importantly – make the tough decisions required for us to live the lives we were meant to live. I recently took a class from Tabatha called How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever and I was very impressed. So impressed that I managed to share some of my favorite parts of the class here with you. In this episode, Tabatha delivers some great, hard-hitting truths around fear, heart, and mindset. We also cover: How so many of the stories we tall ourselves are exactly what’s holding us back. Tabatha helps us recognize those stories. Fear is a lot of things. Of course it’s stress and worry, but it can also be a barometer for action. How our stories become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How to flip the fear script and build better resiliency against our unhealthy thoughts This is a phenomenal episode I hope you’ll love. [And – small tip- If any of this resonates, the full class is avail on CreativeLive.com – How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever] Enjoy […]
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Rich Roll is a New York Times best selling author, endurance athlete, parent and beautiful human being. He first came across my radar a few years ago when he completed FIVE Iron Mans in five consecutive days. That’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, finished off with a marathon in one day — TIMES 5 DAYS!! On the show, we dive into reinvention, overcoming addiction and depression, explore plant based diets, and his spiritual calling… We also cover: After a decade of living what he though the “American dream of success” was, he found himself miserable and in a career that he pursued because he thought that’s what we should do. He shares his journey OUT OF THE MESS… and advice for pursuing what our hearts tell us. We cover parenting and helping to develop agency in our kids and future generations – to leave the planet better off than we found it. And, how embracing our weakness, our struggles, and our pain in life – just might be our strongest ally in living the life we were meant to live… This episode is a whopper. Enjoy and subscribe to the podcast below if you dig. Please give Rich […]
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By working to highlight a diverse set of narratives from under represented populations, Joshua Kissi and Karen Okonkwo — two of Inc Magazine’s 30 Under 30 — are addressing a huge gap in the creative market. Karen was at Arizona State University when she decided to start a blog for sorority women. It gained immediate attention. Yet, when a friend asked why there wasn’t any African Americans showcased on the site, she was defensive. As an African American herself, she thought – of course we do! But as she pulled out her phone and started scrolling through the site, she realized her friend was right. She had fallen into the subconsciously biased, racially one-sided trap. Desperately focused on change, she began to showcase all types of women of color, sexual orientation, and under represented groups on her site. But she had a sense she was not doing enough. This work caught the attention of the Ghanian-American fashion, lifestyle, and brand photographer Joshua Kissi, and together they co-created TONL a photography and media agency focused on creating images of diverse people and sharing their stories with the world. Enjoy this inspirational, heartfelt and meaningful story of self reflection, discovery, creativity, and action, as […]