Apr 21, 2015
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. --Osho
This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast we speak with Toni Langhorne, the co-founder of Tailored Rebels Clothing. Tailored Rebels is an online, small batch, original, tee shirt design company with a rebellious philosophy. Toni and her partner didn't let the over-saturated t-shirt market deter them from their vision of making statement tees worth collecting, dressing up, and wearing on the town. In addition to unique designs on American Apparel shirts, they put a lot of thought into their packaging to make the receipt of their products a memorable experience. Like smart rebels, they stared at the landscape and found a way to stand out in a crowded market.
How To Be A Rebel with Your Art, Business & Life:
- Challenge the conventional and create alternatives to the status quote
- Keep trying new things
- Don't follow trends, study everything around you and be on the bleeding edge of the NEXT trend. See the change before it happens.
- Be a rebel with a cause--rebel to change things for the better, not for the sake of being rebellious.
- Respect the power of a true rebel to lead, change people's lives and revolutionize the accepted standard.
- Rebel against greed, prejudice, violence, corruption and small minds.
Don't miss Tailored Rebels May 2nd at The Funk Parade where they will be doing live screen printing from 12-5pm. Follow them everywhere @TailoredRebels.
Apr 14, 2015
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -- Herman Melville
Innovation and success never happen in the averages. This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, Tim and Jelly discuss ways to gauge the fitness of your small business in order to break the average and stand out in exceptional ways to your customers and peers.
Some Big Questions From This Episode:
- Are you profitable?
- Is Your customer base growing?
- Are you thrilling customers with supreme customer service and a superior product or service?
- Are you differentiating yourself from your competition and communicating that edge in your sales?
- Do you know your target audience?
- Is your business giving you the lifestyle you desire?
- Are you thinking and acting with the future in mind?
- Are you networking Face to Face consistently?
- Are you constantly curious and learning about your industry, current trends and trying to notice evidence of future trends that could effect your business?
- Are you personal ethics and core values in your business?
We ask these questions and more on this 171st episode of The JellyVision Show Podcast. If you enjoy the show, please let us know by subscribing/rating on iTunes and Stitcher. You can also email comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 7, 2015
The People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, actually do.
You too, can be an insta-CEO! This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we have a lot of fun exploring how to take action on your wild and crazy ideas and turn them into real businesses. Squash your fear, define your goals, and believe in yourself. The cookie cutter life is not for you any more.
We also discuss "The Tens", Jelly's daily list of ten small healthy changes. Learn how The Tens resulted in Tim quitting weed and Jelly not drinking for 90 days. Self control and positive life changes are having a huge impact on the JVS team. Interested in trying The Tens? Here is Jelly's list, but feel free to come up with your own Tens and share them with us at email@example.com.
The Tens are 10 small changes a day that will get you towards a larger goal.
The Tens (Jelly's):
- No added sugar or alcohol (test PH-should be 6.8 or higher. Sugar, alcohol and caffeine lower PH)
- Hydrate: drink 48 oz or more of water per day
- Balance Gut Bacteria with probiotics from Kefir or Kombucha 3x/week
- Eat healthy fat from nuts, chia seeds, flax, or coconut oil
- 1 green smoothie per day
- 1 Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar shot 1:4 ratio vinegar to water to lower blood sugar
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
- Get off electronics 1 hour before bed
- Circulate: exercise daily
- Exfoliate skin: try kefir or a honey turmeric mask
Mar 31, 2015
Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads on to actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny--Edward Tryon, American Scientist
This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we welcome creative entrepreneur, Caitlin (AKA Spinnabel Lee) to the JVS Team. Tim Trueheart is in LA this week, so Caitlin agreed to guest co-host with me. You will be hearing and seeing more from Caitlin in the coming weeks.
This week's topic is about how to be extraordinary when things go awry in your business. Being an entrepreneur is a lot like riding a really long, unpredictable roller coaster that you happen to also be driving. Buckle up, because sometimes it's thrilling and other times, you are sure you are going to witness your dramatic demise. How do we handle ourselves and our business during these difficult times? What can we do to prevent bad things from happening or getting worse? How can we keep running our business in the midst of chaos?
We've been there and the good news is that you can keep your goals, projects, and business on course when the unexpected happens. You can't keep bad things from happening, but you can control how you react to them.
Just Some of the Juicy Tips from Jelly & Caitlin:
- Don't react immediately if you are emotionally charged with anger, panic or fear. Do nothing about the situation until your rational brain returns.
- Accept responsibility and take accountability for the situation.
- Don't Over-Apologize. Take action to correct the situation and put a plan place to prevent it from happening again. Communicate to the impacted people all the steps you are taking to address the problem.
- Practice Plan B thinking. Imagine realistic "what if" scenarios for your business. Does most of your revenue come from one customer or source? What if that goes away?
- Your business goals can remain the same even if you have to change the way you achieve them.
- Everything is temporary. The bad times as well as the good.
- There is always good in the bad if you look for it. Entrepreneurs look for the opportunity in all things. Even disasters.
- Find the humor in your situation.
- Be grateful.
- When things get tough, the loyals and the assholes tend to reveal themselves. Act accordingly.