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The world seems to be getting louder. Not just louder in sound, but louder visually and mentally as well. Distractions abound. It’s almost impossible to carry on a conversation, concentrate on a single thought, or focus on an assignment or project for more than a few minutes without something or someone interrupting. The buzz or chime of an incoming text message, an alert of someone commenting on an Instagram post, or the ‘ding’ of an email that requires immediate action. Quiet time seems to ...
 
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Curation is something we all do as artists — curating environments and experiences as we present our art. The same is true for life. As we take an active role in life, we start determining the mental, emotional and physical spaces we inhabit. When we do that, it sets us on the path toward greater creative fulfillment.…
 
We see it in fantasy all the time. Lord of the Rings, Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka — authors who have created fantastic worlds and transport us into them. But what if we could also use our art to paint a picture of a different reality here and now? This week we talk about how to transform the world with our art.…
 
Remember that feeling of being a kid… thinking one day you would be an ‘adult.’ But it never comes. Life is just one continuous journey. There’s never a clear switch. The same is true for us as artists. This week, we talk about some things that might help us take a breath and relax.By Cole NeSmith
 
This week, Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek made some comments that got a lot of artists fired up. In this week’s episode, we take a look at Ek’s assertion that musicians can’t get by on releasing music every 3 or 4 years. And we ask, “what does it mean to engage an audience?”By Cole NeSmith
 
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. - Ephesians. 4:11…
 
Melissa's son Cannon was 20 months old when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, at the time she was 38 weeks pregnant with twin boys. Melissa took me for a drive in her minivan — her quiet place — and told me the story of getting through this challenging time, healing her son, and how it led to the start of the non-profit organization that now fu…
 
Don’t get distracted. Once we focus in on the direction we want to go creatively, we can being cutting out the things that distract us. In this episode we talk about two important questions to ask. We also talk about practical ways to let go of something that isn’t serving us.By Cole NeSmith
 
As artists, there are tons of people we can connect with to help bring our creative dreams to life. Sometimes that can feel like a black hole. But we believe you don’t have to fight so hard to build those relationships. In this interview with author, James Carbary, he give practical advice from his book, “Content-Based Networking.”…
 
Lots of helpful content from Eric’s story. At 13, he decided he wanted to become a full time musician. We learn from Eric’s story as he builds the Brooklyn Knights and ascends to become the Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Through hundreds of creative collaborations and lots of hard work, Eric build a creative career that he’s …
 
Sometimes, we have this picture of the life of an artist being drugs, sex, rock n roll. Or a writer, living a peaceful life in a cabin in the woods. Of course, both of these things can be true, but there’s another side of building a creative career — hard work. In this week’s episode, we look at what gardening can teach us about cultivating a thriv…
 
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