Jul 28, 2015

Tough Business: The Reasons You Aren’t Making It As An Artist (Part 1): Episode 186

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"When you achieve skill in something, you switch from observer to owner."

-- Alex Mathers, The Red Lemon Club

“When you achieve skill in something, you switch from observer to owner.” - See more at: http://www.redlemonclub.com/brand-you/why-no-one-likes-your-art-26-reasons/#sthash.QCgPE7Ei.dpuf


As working creatives, we often wonder why we aren't more successful. Most of the time, those reasons have everything to do with our mindset, and basic business principles. We recently came across a blog post by Alex Mathers titled, "Why No One Likes Your Art: 26 Reasons", and it made each of us on The JellyVision Show team take a hard look at where we are in our creative aspirations. Some of the points in the blog were punched us in the gut, but got us thinking and making changes! After referring to it many times, we decided to discuss the points in the article in a two-part episode.
Let us know what you think of the article and if anything in it punched you in the gut too. Keep creating your weird business, you crazy freaks!


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“When you achieve skill in something, you switch from observer to owner.” - See more at: http://www.redlemonclub.com/brand-you/why-no-one-likes-your-art-26-reasons/#sthash.QCgPE7Ei.dpuf
“When you achieve skill in something, you switch from observer to owner.” - See more at: http://www.redlemonclub.com/brand-you/why-no-one-likes-your-art-26-reasons/#sthash.QCgPE7Ei.dpuf

Jul 21, 2015

Incredibly Imperfect: The Wabi Sabi Approach to Small Business with Spiritual Potter, Karl Kalbaugh-Ep. 185

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"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

Seeking perfection is asking for the ultimate resistance to the things we know we are meant to do. This week, we are challenging ourselves to not only discard our quest for perfection, but to allow ourselves to embrace the wonderful gifts of an imperfect object, skill, idea, business, and life.

Helping us, is our friend and potter, Karl Kalbaugh. Karl is the founder of Terra Dharma, LLC and his work and writing can be found online at Karl's Pottery. Karl's manifesto is that everything he creates has to have heart. His spiritual approach to his work embraces the Wabi Sabi world view, so he was the perfect person to join us on exploring this topic.

From Wikipedia: Wabi Sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".[2] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering ( ku?) and emptiness or absence of self.

Wabi Sabi yourself today and let us know how much you appreciate our imperfect show! Email us at jellyvisionshow@gmail.com or comment here.

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Jul 14, 2015

Podcasting Will Change Your Life: Ep. 184 with Michael O’Connell of It’s All Journalism Podcast

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"Life is short--Find a microphone and make sure your voice is heard."

--Jelly (on podcasting)


Creative entrepreneurs and small business owners can benefit in BIG ways from creating their own podcast and/or being a guest on a podcast. It will actually change your life in very cool ways! We enjoy discussing the "ultimate platform" with Michael O'Connell, the producer and co-host of the It's All Journalism Podcast. It's All Journalism explores the evolving field of digital media and how it relates to modern journalism.

Listen to It's All Journalism on Stitcher and iTunes!

Our discussion morphs into the topic of social media and it's swift impact on our personal and professional lives. Do you filter your social media or do you let it all hang out?

Tell us what you think here or on The JellyVision Show's Facebook Page. We want to continue the discussion with you. If you like the show, pay us in social currency by giving us an iTunes review!



Jul 7, 2015

Just Add Weird: Live As Many Lives As You Can with Cara Foran Ep. 183

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Fitting In Is A Short-Term Strategy, Standing Out Pays Off In The Long Run

--Seth Godin

Adding creative pursuits to your life changes everything! Just ask Cara Foran! Cara works full-time in the corporate world, but also lives out loud as a writer, storyteller, and improviser. She is also living the life of a solo show star. Her show, District of Cara, debuts at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival in DC, July 11-25th. Buy Tickets Here!

Adding all this creative hustle to her life has resulted in amazing, unforeseen benefits:

  • She is part of a  supportive community and made a new network of interesting friends and collaborators
  • She is much happier at her job
  • Rather than feeling drained after work, she is now energized and inspired
  • She is even more fascinating and has a lot more than just her job to talk about
  • She is constantly challenging herself
  • She is more confident and comfortable standing out
  • Her emotional intelligence is extreme!
  • She sparkles (seriously)

Find ways to stand out and be creative. Start small by taking a class, or wearing an odd piece of clothing. Let us know how weird you get! 

We appreciate your ear time! If we earned it fair and square, please consider giving us a solid review on iTunes or Stitcher. It means a lot to us!  Love, Jelly

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