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131: 8 Must Reads for Creative Entrepreneurs

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Real artists will take the time to create a business around what their craft. Today I’m sharing with you some of the books that have helped me along my creative and entrepreneurial journey. Some of these books are what got me started down this path of art and commerce, and others are ones I have found helpful along my journey. If you’re an artist looking to build a business with your craft, I think you’ll find these books really helpful.

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127: Adam Ward – How to Make a Living Playing with Lego

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I thought it was so cool that this toy could interact with all my other toys. Today I’m talking to a truly unique artist whose medium is Lego: Adam Ward. Adam makes sculptures and murals, does commissions, and worked on the Lego Batman movie. He has a series with Soul Pancake on YouTube called Brick x Brick. He played with Lego a lot when he was younger but never dreamed it could turn into a career. But with a kickstarted

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125: Anna Bulbrook – How To Transition To A New Creative Career

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You can come for a really sick lineup and know that you’re getting some feminism mixed in there. Being a woman in the music scene is very different from being a man in the music scene. Playing classical violin is very different that playing rock violin. And Anna Bulbrook knows a lot about these differences. Anna has been the violinist for Airborne Toxic Event and Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros. She grew up playing the violin classically, but everything changed

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123 Danielle Snyder – How to Build a Community of True Fans Who Buy Your Art

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What good collaboration should do is inspire you. Today on the podcast I’m talking to co-founder and creative director of Dannijo Jewelry, Danielle Snyder. Dannijo Jewelry has a unique aesthetic and breaks the mold that often restricts high end jewelry and accessories, and it has been worn by everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift.  Danielle is a hustler – she started making jewelry when she was young with her father’s medical tools. She and her sister reunited after college and

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121: 5 Tools to Deal with Fear

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If you can master the way that you think, you can manifest and create greater results in your life. Today I’m talking about a challenge that every entrepreneur faces, especially creative entrepreneurs. This question and idea came from the Nion Life Community, which you can join to connect with other creatives to ask questions, get inspiration, and collaborate with others. Fear is something that every artist has to face: the fear that your work isn’t good, the fear that you

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120: Focusing on the Quality of Your Art

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I have a lot of drive and a lot of will power and I will stick to something and I will get it done. Today I’m talking to Jonas Blue, a major recording artist in the UK. Jonas is known for a tropical house cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car and his single Perfect Strangers, which hit double platinum in Australia. He started pursuing music at a very young age and has never looked back. Jonas and I talked about

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119: 7 Tips on Making Friends in New Cities

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Your relationships and your network are huge key components of success. Today I’m talking about a question that was recently asked by previous podcast guest Andy Murphy, who teaches neurlinguistic programming for peak performance, in my Nion Life community on Facebook. How do you make friends when you arrive in a new place? Creating a community in a new city and meeting people can be a challenge, but I’ve got seven tips to help you get started. Having a global

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118 Emmanuelle Chriqui: How to Balance the Highs and Lows of a Career in the Arts

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Whatever place you are in your career, I don’t think the struggle lessens. I think it’s just a different set of struggles. Today I’m talking to Emmanuelle Chriqui. You might know her as Sloan on the hit show Entourage, or from the film You Don’t Mess With The Zohan and In The Mix. She also just released her new show Shut Eye on Hulu. Emmanuelle is an amazing human being, and she was willing to get really open and vulnerable

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116 How Collaboration Creates Success

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The whole secret to being an artist and building a career is just being prolific. I’ve been thinking lately about creative momentum, and how important it is. It’s something I talked about with this week’s guest, Eric Ray Davidson. He’s a brilliant photographer who has been showing up more and more in the last few years, and he’s photographing hugely talented people. He’s constantly shooting for GQ, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and more. Listen in to hear how Eric got

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115 One for Them and One for Me

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You must use every asset of knowledge, every skill, everything that you can do to help generate time and money for you to create the sandbox for you to practice your craft. I was hanging out with some friends the other night when we started discussing the age old question of art and commerce. It really got me thinking of the delicate balance between working for money and working for yourself. There is art for sake of art and art

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