Jul 12, 2017

Being Different Is Good Until It’s Not: Ep. 245

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The lesson of the California Roll is simple — people don’t want something truly new, they want the familiar done differently. --Nir Eyal 

 

This entire episode was inspired by the insightful blog post, People Don’t Want Something Truly New, They Want the Familiar Done Differently by Nir Eyal. Tim and Jelly discuss how we happily bask in being weird, quirky, unique, innovative, and rebellious, but what if we are hurting our business by being sooo different that we are alienating potential fans, and customers? It's worth reevaluating and tweaking our services and products if what we are creating isn't resonating with enough people to make our business viable. 

 

 

One innovator that we think is a stellar example of someone taking the familiar (art journals) and making them her own through her personal story of chronic pain, is mixed media artist, Cindy Utter! Check out her YouTube channel and Artsy Endeavors Facebook Group

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Me and artist, Cindy Utter in her studio in Homer, NY!  

 

 

Other Links from this episode: 

BioConcrete 

Silicon Valley 

Rich Dad Poor Dad

StitchFix 

 

This is my new rescue beast, Meatball--he interrupted the show when he let himself out of my bedroom. 

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**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

 

Jun 7, 2017

Choose An Industry Not A Job with MUSSA: Ep. 244

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The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness,

call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.
--Albert Einstein
 
 
 
In addition to finding out how Jen gained 120 lbs...
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Tim and Jelly's guest co-host this week is MUSSA! MUSSA is a lyricist, pianist, percussionist, guitarist, bassist, singer, native american flautist, (mandolinist, banjo-ist?, banjoer, nope I checked it’s banjoist. Oh also, the ukulele.) and primary songwriter for the Ambassadors Of Morning. After traveling the world, and immersing himself in different cultures and their music, he is on a mission to create music that brings people together in the spirit of love, collaboration, and the pursuit of a higher consciousness. Needless to say, this was a discussion full of philosophy, wisdom, and yes, even business talk. 
 
Follow Ambassadors Of Morning on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram--you will be gld you did! 
 
Alligning a business around a personal philosophy and vision is something that MUSSA has managed to accomplish. He once received the advice to let go of the idea of a specific job, and instead, focus on an industry that excites you. For him, it was music. So. not only does he write and create music, he also is a partner in a Bach To Rock music school. 
 

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**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

May 24, 2017

Recharge Your Life With Creative Outlets! Lessons From Anansi Storytime: Ep. 243

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“Some people use things; they destroy. You’re a creator, a builder.”

— Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

 

We welcome back Scooter Mann, the producer of Anansi Storytime, a podcast of fairy tales and folklore told in a radio play format. We are also joined by LJ Donnell who is a writer, novelist, and voice actress on Anansi. 

We discuss the motivations and benefits behind being committed to such a time-consuming creative project that does not generate an income (yet). Money is not an issue when your creative projects pay you in personal fulfillment, joy, friendship, collaboration, team building, learning opportunities, and they often lead to career transitioning skill sets and an expanding network! 

 

Please follow Anansi Storytime on Facebook and Twitter. You will be impressed with the work that goes into this creative production. 

 

The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity. . ."
– Marianne Williamson

 

Do you have a creative project or hobby? Does it recharge you for the reasons we mentioned? 

 

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**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

May 18, 2017

Be Like The Tree Of 40 Fruits and Produce Multiple Revenue Streams!: Ep. 242

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"Never depend on a single income." --Warren Buffet

 

The Tree of 40 Fruits grows in upstate, NY and as its name suggests, it produces forty different types of fruit thanks to the painstaking care of artist Sam Van Aken!  Now, as artists and creative types, we can all be like this fruit-defying tree and produce our own fruits in the form of revenue streams--fresh, juicy, fruity revenue! 

Anyone can produce revenue fruits and enjoy the benefits such as long-term security, freedom, and additional skills sets. If you rely solely on a paycheck, your financial security is extremely vulnerable to the whims and financial health of your employer. 

You can develop additional sources of income in any number of ways. Here are some ideas to get you started. Need more help? Contact us at jellyvisionshow@gmail.com. Jelly is always happy to chat with listeners! 

Potential Revenue Fruits

  • Rent an un-used room in your house through Airbnb
  • Sign up as an affiliate with the brands/products you love and use 
  • Knock on doors and offer services such as painting, house cleaning, yard work, dog walking, errand running, organizing, etc
  • Start a side business doing something you love. 
  • Invest in real estate
  • Teach a skill that you have now, or acquire one 
  • Organize a one-day conference for people in your industry/niche  
  • Write an ebook on a niche topic 
  • Create designs for t-shirts and stickers and sell on your website
  • Sell stuff you don't need
  • You can now sell directly from your Facebook Business Page, so if you are an artist, designer, writer, crafter, or performer--get on there and start selling! What do you have to lose? 
  • Find great items at thrift stores and sell them on Instagram
  • Make something and sell it on instagram. Ten Minutes To Sell Your Art Online
  • Invest in the stock market online. You don't have to be rich, you can make small, incremental investments with low fees. 

 

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**Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

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