May 31, 2016
“If only I'd known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier.”
We are talking about assets! Not stocks, bonds, and real estate (those are great)--but a personal portfolio of assets we can start creating today in order to have multiple revenue streams, and long-term stability in our creative businesses.
You probably already have assets! Think of the things you have built or created that add value to your brand. These can include a podcast, a book, an email list, an online store, prints from an original painting, a network, a blog, or even a web series like our good friend, Alexis Turrentine is creating called The Set Life!
Sure, you can trade time for money when you provide a service, but that is short-term income, and we want to build stability, and long-term opportunities.
You can't have too many assets, and they will all start to feed each other, and create extreme value. So start investing in yourselves today, JellyVisionaries! Berkshire Hathaway has nothing on you. Your personal stock is going to sky rocket!
As always, We believe in you! Be Weird. Be Successful.
May 25, 2016
"It's still America. I can still make money and create my own job."
-- Cory Brim, Owner Sugar Rim Bar
You can make all the excuses in the world until you talk to a guy like Cory Brim, our guest co-host this week. After losing everything, and spending years being depressed, one day he got down on his knees and asked for answers. From that moment forward he decided to not let anything stop him from achieving his goals. he went to WalMart and bought a case of water for $2.00 and sold it on the street and made a $32 profit. He did that again and again until he could reinvest into bigger things. Now, six years later, her owns the thriving Sugar Rim Bar, a mobile bar service providing bar tenders and bar service to events all over the DC area, LA, and San Francisco. It took a lot of hard work, and never straying from his vision.
Cory's story will inspire you to turn your nothing into something.
May 17, 2016
"Living as an entrepreneur is so much more thrilling than working as an employee."
We are updating our format with a series of small business owners, acting as our guest co-hosts! We will delve into grounded conversations about the good and bad realities of being an entrepreneur. This week, we talk to Dempsey Hamilton, owner of Mobius Records about how being a little cluelessness can work in our favor when we decide to start a business. After not being able to find a record he wanted at a record store, Dempsey said to himself on his way home. "Fuck it, I'm opening a record shop." A month later he had a signed lease and the rest is history. His business is thriving and after a year, he is already looking to expand.
"If I don't try this now, I'm gonna live with the regret that I never tried." --Dempsey Hamilton
Follow Mobius Records on Twitter, Instagram @MobiusRecordShop, and Facebook!
May 10, 2016
We are back! Being poor is no joke. It makes everything harder. This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, Tim and Jelly discuss how hard it is to remain motivated as an entrepreneur when you are financially stressed. This can be one of your biggest tests as an entrepreneur and small business owner, but you can get through it. You are not alone out there--you have us!
Have you survived a tough time with your business? We'd love to hear about it! Email us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Stay tuned as we freshen up our format with guest co-hosts who share their perspectives as business owners and entrepreneurs. It is going to be epic! Thanks for following us on Twitter @jellyvisionlive and @timtrueheart!