Episode 152: Finding Your Opportunities with Jessica Brodkin
We are joined this week by the mega-talented comedian, actress and creative entrepreneur, Jessica Brodkin. Jessica has been on VEEP, House of Cards, PBS’s The Truth About Money, National Geographic's Brain Games, Investigation Discovery, and CNN’s Congressional Correspondents Dinner. She performs stand up at comedy clubs, theaters, and comedy festivals around the country.
Jessica's stand-up career has a lot of momentum thanks to a lot of talent, hard work and business strategy. We discuss how she aggressively pursues opportunities, weeds out the ones that don't make sense and is on a path to create her own. Jessica's entrepreneurial mindset and strategic approach to her art will inspire to comedians, artists and creatives of all types. Please make sure to read Jessica's book recommendation, Playing Big by Tara Mohr!
To ease her transition to the Big Apple, we invited Gaugh (pronounced "guy") Glover of Four Leaf Glover Life Coaching to come on the show and give Jessica some career coaching. It doesn't go exactly as planned, but I think we all got a lot out of it--even Jessica!
Special Thanks to Jamal Newman for bringing Gaugh Glover to life for us. Jamal is a DC improviser, Stand-Up Comic and Ugly Hollywood Sketch Writer. Follow him on Twitter and subscribe to him on youtube!