Jan 27, 2015

Episode #162: We Are Different People: Stealing Your Way to Originality

Do The Work and the Rest Will Follow

This week on The JellyVision Show, it's just Tim and Jelly! They explore the idea of stealing from your heroes in order to find your originality. Their topic was inspired by an article at Inc.com by Suzanne Lucas about the podcast, Stacking Benjamins. Joe Saul-Sehy, the host of Stacking Benjamins, was inspired by Austin Kleon's book, Steal Like An Artist when he was developing a unique format for his award-winning podcast.

The conversation meanders to ways to learn more about yourself including online personality tests like the Dewey Color System and  by noticing the good and bad influences from your family. You can learn lessons anywhere! Jelly learns a life lesson in her freezer about the importance of visualizing your goals.

This was supposed to be a Bonus episode, but weather happens!  Hope you like it. If you do, please take a moment to subscribe to the show on itunes and/or Stitcher.

Jan 20, 2015

Episode 161: We Will Convince You to Blog! with Snap Zine Founder, Michelle Goldchain




This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, we discuss the power of blogging for the creative entrepreneur with Michelle Goldchain, the founder of the online Zine, Snap!. Michelle started Snap as a means to express her passion and interest in the people, businesses and happenings in her community. Snap is devoted to the artistic, the fun, and the locally owned in Northern Virginia and the DC Metro areas. Follow Michelle and Snap on Twitter!

Why Should I Blog?  I'm So Busy!

  • A personal blog can act as your online resume'. An employer may spend 9 seconds looking at your paper resume', but they will spend minutes clicking through your blog and learning more about you and your unique skills and story. 
  • It's Free or very Low Cost to get started!
  • It is your blank slate to tell your story in the way you want it expressed. People get invested in stories--once you have investors, you can make sales.
  • Got knowledge? Share it! Write about what you know and become a respected professional in your field. 
  • A blog can be stunning platform to showcase your art and creative projects.
  • Share announcements, news and events in one place
  • It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Start by devoting 15 minutes a day. Do it your way. Use draft status and proceed without fear!
  • Is writing intimidating? Post videos, audio snippets and pictures on your blog instead!

Our follow up blog post about blogging for the creative entrepreneur will be on The JellyVision Show Website this week!

Jan 13, 2015

Episode #160: How to Channel Your Intuition and Discover Your Authentic Artistic Voice


"The Creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."--Carl Jung

What do you LOVE to do?

This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast we welcome Greg Tindale!
Since 2005, Greg has been studying, teaching, performing and directing Improv at Washington Improv Theater.  That same year, Greg became a creative entrepreneur by applying his improv training inside the corporate world to build the Greg Tindale Team, a real estate sales team with over $45,000,000.00 in sales. Greg is also currently working on a book with the rough title "A Beginner's Guide to Controlling the Universe - using Imagination, Improvisation and Existentialism to create your world" and we can't wait to read it!

We talk to Greg about his incredible journey to find his artistic voice and discover his purpose which includes time at the Amir Zoghi Retreat and getting kicked out of the Academy of Intuition. He shares with us all the lessons he learned along the way. We discuss sparking your imagination, the value of play, meditation and how tuning into your intuition will lead you to your true voice and with that, you can do anything!

Part of Greg's struggle during his journey was finding he and his wife penniless in Australia. We thought it was appropriate to invite his financial advisor and crisis manager, Brent Spifton to the show. Brent has a side career as a comedian for Hedge fund managers and has an uncomfortably close relationship to his calculator, Veronica. Luckily, Brent and Greg seem loyal to one another despite their differences and are even working on a movie together!

Here are links to all the awesome books and resources mentioned in this episode:

William Whitecloud's The Magician's Way
William Whitecloud's The Last Shaman
Stephen Cope's The Wisdom of Yoga
Sam Harris, PhD on neuroscience & hallucinogens: The Tim Ferris Podcast Episode 14
Charlie Hoehn's Play it Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety

**Special thanks to DC improviser, Sean Murphy, for bringing Brent to the show. Please make sure to catch Sean and Greg perform with WIT in Extra Extra at the DCAC:

1/31/15 Saturday 10pm Extra Extra - DCAC Theater - Washington DC

1/30/15 Friday 10pm Extra Extra - DCAC Theater - Washington DC

Jan 6, 2015

Episode #159: Discovering Your Strengths & Accomplishing Your Goals with Stephanie Svec


It's the first 2015 episode of The JellyVision Show Podcast and we hit the refresh button hard! We are super psyched for the opportunity to reflect and refocus as we embark on the new year. We decided it was the perfect time to discuss accomplishing your goals and discovering your strengths with our friend and returning guest, Stephanie Svec! Stephanie is an actor, director, improviser and writer. She recently accomplished a major life goal after writing and performing her original one-woman show, I Tried Normal Once, It Didn't Take, in 2013. She has true #charismatism!

How can you accomplish something when you have no idea what you are doing?  Do you know your own strengths?  Are you too focused on your weaknesses when you could be minimizing their importance or outsourcing them? 

We talk about all this and more in this fun, enlightening show where we strongly encourage you to take the monkey by the balls in 2015!

Books mentioned in this episode:

Follow producer, Alexis' Live Tweets that accompany this episode with the hashtag,  #JVS159!  If you enjoyed this episode let us know in the comments and take a moment to give us a 5 Star Review on Stitcher and/or iTunes