Ep 6: How To Become An Abundant Artist with Cory Huff

I have one mission here. Debunking the myth of the “starving” artist. I mean, let’s be real. Don’t we all struggle in our hustle to become who we desire to be? Now, flipping the coin, I do meet many creatives that refuse to embrace the business side of art. The purists. The hard core artsy folks that want to be “real” to their art. I get it.  But, what if it doesn’t have to be that way. What if you can create your own art and also be abundant? Now that sounds sexy right?

In today’s episode, I chatted with Cory Huff of The Abundant Artist.com His vision is helping artists sell, market, and go PRO in their artistic endeavors. As a creative, I was excited to discuss solutions (not struggles) in helping our community of creatives reach a higher potential through business.

In this episode, you’ll discover

  • How treating your side hustle as a job can benefit you
  • Successful habits/ideas for artists (painters, musicians, etc)
  • The importance of building your own platform
  • Where and how to price your art
  • Why you should start crafting your story

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Ep 5: Small Wins, Podcast Goals, and Gratitude

This is a Soloooooo show!

Cheers! It’s Monday. Another week to start new task or maybe finish an old one. Regardless of the task at hand, Mondays are ready to keep you moving and grooving. I always say, show Mondays some love and they’ll love ya back!

Did I mention this is a solo show?

Yup! In this episode, I decided to rock the mic with me, myself, and I. Occasionally, I’ll do solo shows to keep you updated on all the latest, maybe bust a flow, or just rant about something. Are you down with the cause?

In this episode, I get fired up about

  • Celebrating the small wins
  • My mission for this podcast
  • Much needed Itunes Reviews!!!
  • My gratitude and appreciation for you.

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Step 5: Write a brief, but honest review.  (1 to 3 sentences: Please include your twitter handle so I can tweet you some love;)

The Goal: To get 38 five star reviews by April 17th! We can do this!! Thank you!

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Ep 4: On Being The Unmistakable Creative

Have you wondered if your work is unmistakable?

In this episode, I had a profound conversation with writer/podcast host of the Unmistakable Creative podcast, Srini Rao.  He has interviewed over five hundred of the most interesting people ranging from famous cartoonists to ex-cons. His prolificacy as writer garnered the attention of big media companies such as USA Today, Wall street Journal, and landed him a two book deal with a major publishing company.

I have been a big fan of Srini’s body of work simply because I’ve seen the evolution of a creative devoted to his hustle & craft. From re-branding his vision to mastering his style of interviewing, Srini has found his unmistakable stamp on the world.

This is a deep conversation about finding clarity, detaching yourself from the need of validation, and creating your unmistakable voice.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How to let go of the “comparison syndrome”
  • Discovering your self worth
  • Where to find your story?
  • The power of habit
  • How to land a book deal

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EP 1: How To Become A Solopreneur w/Michael O’ Neal

Welcome to our first official episode of No Permission Needed! Woo-hoo!

Such an amazing feeling to get this show started. It’s been long over-due and the journey up to this point has been quite the roller-coaster ride. More on that on a later episode.

Let’s get plugged in, shall we?

In this launch episode, I re-connected with my buddy Michael O’ Neal of The Solopreneur Hour podcast to discuss the pillars of solopreneurship. Michael shares his journey as a solopreneur. He discusses the importance of Saying YES first to the unexpected, random opportunities that come our way. He shares “The Sexy Seven” books EVERY solopreneur should read and why this is the best time for aspiring solopreneurs with online  business ideas. This was a great, fun conversation with a solopreneur that gave himself permission to start something special. I welcome you to this conversation and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

What does it feel like to have:

1. Time Freedom: Do whatever you want at any time (Travel, Have lunch with a friend, or maybe just take a day off to enjoy. This is YOUR time to live however you wish.)

2. Location Freedom:Work and live from where ever you like. Want to live in Bali for a month and crush your business with just a lap top and a cocktail? Done!

3. Financial Freedom: Cash rules everything around me (C.R.E.A.M. A little Wu-tang reference there) Let’s talk about it.  Instead of letting money rule your circumstance and control what your talent is worth, what if you can create business/lifestyle that gives YOU the opportunity to build your empire of financial freedom? Make as much as you like. The promotion you get is the permission you give yourself to build upon your talent and skills. Can you dig it?

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