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115 One for Them and One for Me

Radio

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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114 Luam: How To Transition From Corporate Life to Working Artist

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Use everything you know to do what you love. Use it all. Today I’m talking to celebrity choreographer and creative director Luam. She works on events, concerts, music videos, galas, and more with celebrities like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Janelle Monae, and Kelly Rowland. The list goes on and on. I love Luam’s story of transitioning from a life in corporate America to a full time dance career and artist’s way of life, and then taking it even further with her

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113 3 Ways to Invest in Your Craft

Radio

To elevate your work, you must invest. Today I’m giving you a five minute takeaway about investing in your creative journey. It’s important not only when you are starting out, but also as you continue to build your career, you have to constantly invest back into your art with time, money, and more. This conversation was sparked by the new Nion Community I’ve created on Facebook. Join the group to be a part of the conversation, meet other creatives, pose

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111 Sarah Jones: The Creative Process On Writing A One Woman Play

Radio

I lucked out into loving what I did enough that I was willing to deal with the scrappy moments. Today I’m talking to Sarah Jones, an extremely talented actress. Sarah has been on Broadway in a one woman play with over 20 characters, for which she won a Tony award. She has also won an Obie Award and given three Ted Talks. I love that Sarah creates her characters from a place of love and learning – they aren’t superficial,

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108 Showing Appreciation To Those That Help You

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People love to be appreciated. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about showing appreciation and gratitude to those that help you. It’s not something that I have always been great at, but it’s something that my girlfriend Stacy does really well, and she has inspired me to think about it and work a little harder to show more gratitude to those around me that have helped me. I think doing this can make a big difference in business and in

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107 Alex Lacamoire: What It Takes To Direct The Music For Hamilton

Radio

Without a doubt music is what I’ve always wanted to do, music is what I feel like I was born to do, it’s what I feel like I do best, it fills me, fulfills me, it fuels me. I’m super excited about today’s guest, Alex Lacamoire. My girlfriend Stacy London and I have been on the Hamilton journey for a while now. I’m not really a Broadway person, but if you haven’t heard this musical, it’s time to take a

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103 Gareb Shamus: How To Connect People With Art

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My work is in this what’s called connectivism, it’s all about this intersection of art and networking. Today I want to introduce you to Gareb Shamus. Gareb is currently an artist but is also the creator of Wizard World Comic Con. He has since stepped away from the publishing and event business to focus on his art. But he carried his amazing business sense from his previous career over into his art career, which has really helped his art business

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100 Nick Onken: How I Went From Struggling Artist To Where I Am Today

Shoptalk, Radio

For me the biggest key to success is being able to master your mind. Today I’m bringing you the first episode of NION Radio, formerly ShopTalk Radio. With the help of my girlfriend Stacy London, we’re turning the tables as she interviews me about how I got to where I am in my creative career, why I’m starting my own brand, and what NION is all about. Starting from my childhood outside of Seattle, we are talking about all of

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98 Five Pieces of Advice for My 20 Year Old Self

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I had to build everything that I have built now now from the ground up on my own. I often get asked what advice I would give my 20 year old self, so I thought I would put it in a podcast. There are definitely some things I wish I had a better grasp on when I was younger, things that I think would’ve upped my game earlier in life. Truly, there are more than five things I would tell

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97 Amber Rae: The Power of Choosing Wonder Over Worry

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I’m excited today to bring back Amber Rae, who was a guest about a year ago. Amber explores creativity from the inside out and today we’re talking about wonder over worry and how to quiet your worry and look for the wonder in your creative life. Amber has been diving deep into the idea of wonder over worry, giving talks on it, gameifying it, and doing all kinds of awesome projects to help her audience find their wonder. She also

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