057: What do numbers have to do with success?

“We have a tendency to focus on the negative rather than the… goals that have been really successful and one of the reasons for that is an obsession with numbers.” ~Andrea Klunder

Being successful, being seen, being heard…

Happy New Year!!! How are you? What are you up to creatively this year? Intentions… visions… desires… are you going to switch things up or are you going to really stick it out and drill deeper into what’s already working?

And how will you measure success?

“Numbers are the easiest way to measure things, but they’re not always the biggest indicators of success.” ~Andrea Klunder

Resources & Links

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

“It IS about the engagement, the core people, the people who are committed, the people who are showing up.” ~Andrea Klunder

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com — support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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052: Discover your magic, Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach, Woo Woo Witchcraft

“Women are ready to speak their voices, raise their voices, lift their voices because we’ve been quiet for too long. We are ready stop the destruction of the world. We’re ready to heal these conversations around money and finances. We’re ready to heal these conversations about having your period. It is a part of our life. Please deal with it… look at it, understand it. It’s not going away.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

Take off the impostor mask, show your true self…

I’ve been following Tonya Gonzalez on social media for a while — connected by a mutual friend, both in life and in spirit, we are definitely fans of each other’s crafts!

Tonya calls herself a tarot life coach, using her psychic gifts, tarot cards, crystals, essential oils, incantations and spells to support her coaching practice and clients. In this episode, she tells the incredible story of how she went from bussing and waiting tables at a restaurant in Key West, to being voted the #3 psychic in the world on a hit reality TV show in Kiev, Ukraine.

Tonya even does a LIVE tarot reading for me about money — a perfect segue to her new book, “The Little Book of Woo Woo: Prayers, Incantations & Spells for Loot, Love & Life.”

“Prayer really works. Prayer heals. Prayer is a salve. Prayer has been my teacher and my guidance through every adventure I’ve had. Prayer has been how I’ve traveled all over the world.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

Resources & Links

“The Little Book of Woo Woo”

Tonya’s program “Divine With Me” Tarot Lessons + Intuition Development + Spiritual Practice.

“The School of Bewitchery” Membership, Mastermind & Mentoring.

Learn to “Use Your Magic”. DIY Lessons, Rituals & Spells for Everyday Magic!

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Power Your Story — Created by my high school student podcast mentees!!!

“I believe that all women are brujas and witches… we are the reincarnated women that were burned at the stake… we remember being burned for our power. That’s why it is so important to empower ourselves. That’s why Mama Earth is awakening now because she’s done with the impostor of the patriarchy running things because before it was the Goddess.”~Tonya Gonzalez

Connect with Tonya

TarotLifeCoach.com
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Connect with Andrea

Website
Facebook
Instagram

Podcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Support the Creative Impostor

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

About Tonya Gonzalez

“I went from coffee shop in 2009 when I first came out with my brand… to TV star in Europe in three years.” ~Tonya Gonzalez

With over two decades of study, Tonya Gonzalez brings you her gifts of clairvoyance, mediumship, energy healing and crystal therapy. All with her beloved Tarot and oracle cards, intuitive gifts & divine guidance.

Tonya has been voted #3 Psychic in the World. She is a Tarot Expert, International Bestselling Author, Spiritual Teacher and Priestess.

She is growing the Woo Woo Witchcraft brand & products, teaching in “The School of Bewitchery” and developing an Oracle & Tarot Decks. Tonya offers confidential, intuitive life and spiritual counseling.

She currently lives in central Mexico with her husband, Artist & Tarot Deck Co-Creator, Guillermo Gonzalez, her daughter, Miana Melendez and their four cats.


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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049: Change, Connection, Magic and the Death Card

“A lot of times we start things… we set a big goal, we create a big vision for ourselves, and we announce it on Facebook… and then somewhere along the way, it gets difficult, we meet with that resistance, we start falling short…” ~Andrea Klunder

It’s the murky, muddy middle…

Our theme for the upcoming month is all about working with Coaches to help navigate resistance to change. In this episode, hear what I’m feeling resistance around these days and get the scoop on what I WANT to do next.

“The Death card represents an opportunity — a strong call toward transformation, setting something aside, letting it go and moving into something new even if it feels scary, even if it feels uncertain.” ~Andrea Klunder

Connect with Andrea…

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links…

The Creative Impostor Magic page!
Get a special gift from me here.

PodcastEnvy.com – How can I support YOU in creating your own podcast?

October 29th Create Your Own Podcast workshop in Chicago

Send me questions for my student producers for Power Your Story podcast via email or voicemail.

Upcoming Guests:

Katy Flatau, Mindful-U 

Nikki Ricks, Gab Lab

Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach

“This feels like a very full spectrum chakra experience that I’ve lined up without even realizing it.” ~Andrea Klunder

Feel Good Effect, (my client Robyn’s podcast!) episode with Jon Acuff

Charlotte Elea’s Sacred Sojourner Space on Facebook (for tarot)

The Creative Impostor episode on Resistance

“Resistance — you know that feeling, when you know what to do… but you just canNOT find the internal motivation to do it.” ~Andrea Klunder

Support the Show…

Andrea’s Patreon Page — check it out and stay tuned for new PLAYFUL creativity making opportunities with me!!!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

“Do we ever really finish anything?” ~Andrea Klunder


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The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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042: Come over and play

“There’s a very blurry line between making art and working when your art is your life and your passion is your art and your art becomes your business and your business is work… it’s a tricky cycle.” ~Andrea Klunder

Self-promotion & Play like Oil & Water? Maybe not…

When I was a kid, the other kids on the block would get frustrated because rather than just riding bikes together, I always wanted to creates some structure and do things like make them play traffic cop.

Not a lot has changed, in that even as an adult, I have a tendency to turn my creative passions into hard work.

But what happens when forces in your life, your community, your clients, and even your tarot cards conspire to get you out of your rut and just play?

Find out…

“At first I was like, “ugh, I have so much work to do this weekend, I don’t have time to screw around in the forest preserve, shooting slow motion video for what purpose I have no idea.”” ~Andrea Klunder

Resources & Links…

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Interview with Bree Noble on music, business and self-promotion, Episode 041

Interview with Jennifer Briney on Congressional Dish, Patreon, and asking for money from your listeners, Episode 039

Interview with Ruth Humphreys on storytelling, your inner child and play, Episode 043 coming soon!

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band – my muses for movement, music & myth

The Bhakti Caravan – the band I sing with

Support the Show…

Andrea’s Patreon Page — check it out and stay tuned for new PLAYFUL creativity making opportunities with me!!!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

“And I thought to myself yes these women totally get it. This is what podcasting CAN be all about — an extension of your creative expression and art to be able to reach new audiences and build community around that creative spark — and invitation for others to come over and play with you.” ~Andrea Klunder


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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037: Permission to stop

“I keep thinking I need to do more– That I need more clients. That I’m going to run out of money. That I need to keep pushing forward until I make it to… where exactly?” ~Andrea Klunder

Letting go of busy…

It has been a BUSY month filled with transitions and new things. 

Of course I knew it would be because our theme for the last few weeks both in The Creative Impostor Facebook Group and in the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective has been Creative Woo-Woo: mystical practices for your creative workflow

I’ve interviewed Intuitive Counselor and Self-Discovery Coach Charlotte Elea about tarot and oracle cards for developing your intuition and Spiritual Embodiment Teacher Monica Martin about using your body’s felt-sense to guide your decision making.

AND I’ve done informal live video interviews with both of them in TheCreative Impostor FB group AND with Naturopath & Holistic Healer Samantha Mant (who will be on the podcast in the coming months) on coordinating your creative cycles with the moon and with feminine cycle. 

Put all of these experiences together with the tarot readings I’ve been incorporating into my almost-daily meditation practice AND some very practical DEEP coaching I’ve been doing with the luminous podcasting guru Elsie Escobar as part of her new e-league mentoring program and…. whew!

“I’m getting all intuitive, introspective, one with the universe, aligned in my purpose – flow – flow – flow all OVER THE PLACE!” ~Andrea Klunder

It’s actually been so intense that I’m alternating between these bursts of manic creative insight where I can’t sleep and I’m up way late into the night — so late I hear the birds chirping in the pre-dawn darkness outside my window  And then these periods of deep sleep without an alarm clock, where I will sleep for 11 hours at a stretch.

And in between all of that are the client deadlines for projects new and old, the smattering of yoga and meditation classes I teach throughout the week, the orientations for the After School Matters podcasting program for high schoolers I’m creating and facilitating starting this summer, hosting and expanding the Chicago Women’s Creative Collective and producing this podcast.

Busy. 

Are you exhausted just listening to this? 

And this leads me back to my coaching with Elsie at the beginning of this month.

I asked her to help me figure out what to do next with The Creative Impostor, where I fit into the podcasting industry, how to leverage my unique gifts, skills and strengths for a sustainable purpose-driven business.

And here’s what she said to me first:

You have the ability to “become what is needed” in any situation— you have the solution for any problem.

BUT what do you want to do?

“I have everything I need. And now I have the luxury to let go of the hustle and spend some time focusing on what I want to do and create and who I want to be for a while.” ~Andrea Klunder

 

Resources & Links…

The Creative Impostor Magic page! Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Charlotte Elea’s Exclusive Daily Tarot Package for The Creative Impostor Community! – Includes e-course, your own tarot deck in the mail AND a 30min intuitive session with Charlotte. Get the details & sign up here by June 7th!!!

Monica Martin’s 7-day exploration: Discover your inner (re)sources
Includes guided meditation, creative expression, body/felt sense intuition, etc and it’s free! Get the details & start here.

Support the Show…

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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035: Impostor vs Intuition

“The impostor voice wants to protect you by keeping you small and safe. The intuitive voice wants to help you by elevating your platform to rise to the occasion. It may be risky. But it’s probably worth it.” ~Andrea Klunder

So when you have both the voice of your creative impostor AND the voice of your deepest intuition clamoring for attention in your brain, how on earth do you know who is saying what and who to listen to?

Well, you need mad tools, skills and support!

Create Your Own Podcast

Podcast Envy is for you if you are dreaming of having your own show and would like a guide, coach, cheerleader and, yes, even intuitive tech support on your side. Yes, we’ll talk about microphones and software, yes we’ll learn about how to make money with podcasts, but ultimately this program is for you because you want to connect, to reach out into that mysterious void and find actual humans who are ready to hear your message and engage with all the gifts that you have to offer.

Learn more about Podcast Envy and get my complimentary audio download & worksheet 5 Ways to Expand Your Reach with Podcasting.

Join Isabelle Rizo’s Singularity Circle

The Singularity Circle is a paid group mastermind for creative visionaries to support us in stepping into leadership and greater visibility in our communities and industries. It’s about clarifying your story, aligning your work around your values and vision for your life, and creating strategic partnerships and alliances. This work has been so valuable for me and right now, Isabelle has a few new spaces in the Circle available until mid-May, 2017 (or until they are filled.)

As a bonus for my community, when you join, you will get her Reinvent Your Money Story course for FREE ($195 value) plus a free 20min consultation with me about how to get the most out of your mastermind Circle experience. 

When you apply, be sure to tell her you heard about it from me, and your membership will help support The Creative Impostor!!! 

Check out the Singularity Circle here!

Get Charlotte Elea’s Daily Tarot Package

Charlotte’s approach to using tarot and oracle cards as well as meditation and dreamwork to communicate with and TRUST your intuition has been instrumental in helping me stay focused and confident on this creative path (which often makes me feel like an impostor!) 

For a limited time, Charlotte is offering our community an exclusive package and opportunity to connect with her. 

Get exclusive access to Charlotte’s generous offer here! 

Resources, Links & more!


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The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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034: Step into your power with tarot, Charlotte Elea of Dream Intuition

“The power that I am craving, the leadership that I am craving externally to me — I am not going to find that in somebody else. I need to find that within myself.” ~Charlotte Elea, on intuitive leadership (and politics)

Remove the intimidation for yourself and transform it into an opportunity to play…

Charlotte Elea has been my tarot muse since January of 2017. Her playful approach to using tarot and oracle cards, as well as dreams and meditation, to learn to hear and trust your own intuition has really taken my practice, my teaching and my creative work in a new direction. It’s fun AND it’s deep.

Resources & Links…

Charlotte’s Exclusive Daily Tarot Package for The Creative Impostor Community! – Includes e-course, your own tarot deck in the mail AND a 30min intuitive session with Charlotte. Get the details & book here.

Isabelle Rizo’s Singularity Circle (where Charlotte and I met) – learn how use your story to step into visionary leadership and get the 5 day storytelling challenge. Tell Isabelle I sent you.

Podcast Envy Learn 5 ways to grow your reach with podcasting and maybe even launch your own podcast.

Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!

Free Audio Book & 30 day trial membership with Audible.com (support The Creative Impostor when you sign up!)

Andrea’s Facebook Group – The Creative Impostor

Chicago Offline Community – Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

“The Impostor says, ‘Who am I to do this?’ And then my radical, embodied, authentic, Self says, “Who AREN’T you to do this? You HAVE to do this. This is the time.” ~Charlotte Elea

Charlotte Elea

Intuitive Counselor & Self-Discovery Coach

I guide my clients toward developing their intuitive strengths and listening to their inner wisdom, through tools of intuitive discovery like Tarot, dreams, writing, guided meditation, symbols, archetypes and totems. I am most passionate about facilitating inquiries, connections and discoveries that alchemize growth, healing and transformation, and I am a skilled catalyst for creating breakthroughs of the highest self. I offer sacred group circles and individual intuitive sessions, working from a foundation in psychology, alchemy, counseling principles, symbolism, Jungian archetypes and earth-based spirituality. I have been reading Tarot and analyzing dreams for myself and others for over sixteen years. Learn more about Charlotte…


This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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