Mar 24, 2015

This is NOT Episode #169: Checking In from Planet Ironic



You can't beat the person who won't give up--Babe Ruth

This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we welcomed Caitlin, (AKA recent guest, Spinnabel Lee) to the JVS team. Caitlin is an incredible entrepreneur and creative thinker. On her official start date with us, she got the chance to co-host with me while Tim Trueheart is in LA. Our topic for the episode was How to Be Extraordinary When Things Go Extraordinarily Wrong. Well, lets just say we got to live the topic in an ironic twist of fate.

Stay tuned for next week's true episode 169, on the topic. We will share twenty powerful ways you can conquer obstacles and stay focused on your business and life goals. These tips are pulled from our personal experiences as serial entrepreneurs as well as some wisdom we've borrowed from the wisest of people.

In the meantime, please email us your business challenges and unexpected hurdles and share how you got through them. We would love to share your story and personal lessons the show!
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Mar 17, 2015

Episode #168: Rock Your Reinvention with Philippa Hughes and Karen Yankosky



Rock Your Reinvention

This week we talk to Philippa Hughes and Karen Yankosky; best friends and co-hosts of the Women of Uncertain Age PodcastPhilippa is an arts activist and the founder of The Pinkline Project. In addition, she writes the Art Is Fear blog, is a public speaker and is currently working on a memoir. Karen is the author of Good Luck With That Thing You Are Doing and writes comedically on her blog, Splatospheric. She does this all while being a lawyer!  These two are SUPER women.

Our Topic this week is REINVENTION. Philippa and Karen have experienced major reinventions after their divorces and other pivotal moments in their lives. James Altucher says in his blog post, The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself, "Reinvention never stops. You decide every day--forward or back." Reinvention is a chance to pursue fresh passions and make a fresh start, but it is scary and full of risk.

Here are just some of the tips from this episode to help you in your reinvention.

Philippa's Tip: Write down your personal core values & Live by them

Karen's Tip: Relentlessly Prioritize based on your goals and values

Tim's Tip: Take care of your health and everything else will be ok

Alexis' Tip: Just go for it. Sometimes you need a change and you can't wait to have every detail figured out.

Jelly's Tip: Visualize the life that you want to have and surround yourself with visual reminders of that vision, so when FEAR starts talking you can look at your vision and re-focus.

We all got a lot out of this episode which is dedicated to our dear, talented friend and JVS Team member, Alexis Turrentine. Alexis is embarking on her own reinvention and moving to LA to pursue her dream of being a television writer. We totally believe in her and wish her all the luck! Follow her adventures at @FermentedJokes.

Mar 10, 2015

Episode #167: Unconventional Business with A Cartoonist, A Filmmaker & Lolly Pop



This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we welcome back two of our favorite creative entrepreneurs: Cartoonist Carolyn Belefski and Filmmaker Joe Carabeo of Astray Productions. Together, they are the hosts of the long running podcast, The Carolyn and Joe Show. These two never stop hustling and we love it.

Carolyn is the writer and artist behind the Curls comic strip which tells the stories of a mischievous and happy group of unlikely friends. She is currently hard at work on a Curls Kickstarter campaign to compile every single Curls cartoon along with personal sketches and behind the scene glimpses into her creative process into one anthology. Please donate what you can because the prize levels are simply amazing including one where Carolyn will turn you into a cartoon.

Joe is hard at work on his most recent indie feature film, The Incident In Tesla, a Supernatural Suspense Mystery. Keep up with the film's progress including the search for investors! You can also book Astray productions for professional, creative photo shoots for awesome personal and business branding your business.

We discuss tips on how to get the most out of your first convention. Carolyn and Joe have been to a variety of conventions to sell their work and network in their industry. They share the wisdom they've gained over the years. We also discuss when and if artists should work for free, financing indie films and choosing the right people for your team.

We are joined by Lolly Pop, a creative solopreneur who has pivoted her business in order to capitalize on a new market. A former adult performer, Lolly Pop now performs as a powerful cartoon character at children's events. We admire her perseverance.

Tell us how you like the show! Tell us what you are struggling with in your creative business. Maybe we will make it a show topic!  We want to hear from you --we really do!

Mar 3, 2015

Episode #166: Spinning Our Failures into Success with Spinnabel Lee



Everything you want is on the other side of fear--Jack Canfield

This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we speak to Artrepreneur Spinnabel Lee about the different kinds of lessons we learn from failing. Spinnabel took her passion as a hula hoop performer, choreographer, and fire dancer and turned it into the entertainment company, Spinnabel Lee Entertainment. Founding the company allowed her to develop multiple revenue streams and gain more freedom over her schedule. Along the way, she stumbled and got back up many times.

Success is Stumbling from Failure to Failure with No Loss of Enthusiasm--  Winston Churchill

Spinnabel is also a regular blogger and we were inspired by her blog post On "Failure". As entrepreneurs, we constantly encounter all kinds of failures before we meet our successes. We discuss what we can learn from failing and how nobody has it all figured out. The important thing is to always keep going and to never give up. Get ready to squash your fear and tackle your passion after this episode!

Spinnabel Lee helps people and events be more awesome. Contact her today to book unique entertainment for your event or to take a class!

Book live fire dancing or contemporary circus entertainment today – by email or by phone 443-671-SPIN(7746).

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