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117 Trust Your Vision

Radio

It’s about being self aware of your own limiting beliefs that challenge your vision. Today’s topic was inspired by a question asked of a member of my Facebook group, Nion Community. How do you, as an artist, learn to trust your creative vision? What can you do to gain more confidence in your craft? Listen in as I give you some tips to help you trust yourself as an artist and create momentum in your creative journey. Do one thing

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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

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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

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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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110 Twelve Things I Learned in 2016

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That’s what creating your moments is all about – taking a proactive approach to life. Welcome to the first episode of 2017! What a year it has been – there have been a lot of amazing moments, but I have also been put through the ringer, just like a lot of people I’ve talked to. I think it’s super important to acknowledge the things I’ve learned this year so that I can take action with them. I’ve learned a lot

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

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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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105 Does Social Media Kill Creativity?

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“Social media is a time thief of anyone who wants creative greatness.” Today on the show I’m talking about something that has been on my mind: Is social media killing your creative success? Lately I have found myself getting sucked down the creativity death trap that is social media – Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram – all of it. I get so much less done because of these internet rabbit holes! Not only does social media kill my creativity because it

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104 Mark Van Der Heijden: How to Travel the World Using Your Talent

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I had no idea how it would evolve, I just went all in and I had no expectations, and I think that’s the best way to do it. In this week’s Nion highlight, I want to introduce you to a friend of mine that I met in Antarctica last year, Mark Van Der Heijden. When we met in Antarctica, Mark was doing a really cool project called The Backpacker Intern. For two years, Mark traveled around the world trading his

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103 Gareb Shamus: How To Connect People With Art

Radio

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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