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


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041: Build the community you wish you had, Bree Noble

“You can’t expect to get paid at first because you haven’t honed your craft on stage… you need to learn what is going to give you confidence on stage, how to communicate with the audience, how to make your stage show interesting… and once you’ve accomplished that, then you will feel super confident and you’ll feel like, yeah, maybe I could really make money from this because the product that I offer is good.” ~Bree Noble

Art and business…

It can be SO challenging for us creatives to think of our art in terms of business — and to find the courage to ask for money for what we create?! AHHHHH!!!!!

Bree Noble, founder of Women of Substance Radio and Female Entrepreneur Musician is helping talented women do just that. Bree left her day job as director of finance at Opera Pacific to hustle her way as a singer-songwriter, giving her passion a a chance and now she has rolled everything she learned into a supportive community and mentorship program of and for female musicians who want to thrive.

“I listened to the radio… and I’d be like how come over 80% of these songs I’m hearing are by men and it frustrated me because I knew there was so much talent out there.” ~Bree Noble, on why she started Women of Substance

Connect with Bree…

Women of Substance Radio on Apple Podcasts

Women of Substance Radio on the Web
Female Entrepreneur Musician & Academy

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Connect with Andrea…

Facebook
Instagram
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

Resources & Links…

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

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!)

“With just women, they were willing to be more open and honest with each other and ask for support and not feel like they look weak if they have a bad day because we all understand.” ~Bree Noble on community &
sisterhood

About Women of Substance Radio & Podcast

Women of Substance Radio is an Online Radio Station started by Bree Noble in 2007 that plays the BEST music by female artists in all genres. Bree’s vision for the station from the outset was to promote quality female Indie Artists by providing a platform where their music could be heard alongside icons of the past.

The Women of Substance Music Podcast launched in November 2014. A new episode is released every weekday (5 days per week) highlighting new Indie Music added to WOSRadio.  After over 300 Episodes, we’ve had an amazing 150,000 downloads. We’ve also achieved the coveted Top Spot in iTunes New & Noteworthy in all 3 of our categories (Music, Art, Society & Culture( and the #2 Audio Podcast in all of iTunes.!   AND, in Janaury 2016, our show was awarded a prestigious “Podcasters Paradise Award” for “Most Creative Podcast”.

About Bree

Bree Noble quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance to pursue music. After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, she founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. The daily Podcast of the same name hit #1 in New & Noteworthy in all 3 of it’s categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. On her 2nd Podcast, Female Entrepreneur Musician (also #1 in New & Noteworthy), she conducts interviews with successful Indie female artists and industry pros that are both inspirational and informational. Drawing on her extensive experience, Bree has created online courses to help musicians learn to make a living from their music. Her most popular offering is an online training and mentoring community exclusively for female musicians called the “Female Musician Academy”

“I could never count myself successful if I wasn’t being authentic because it wouldn’t be me. It would be like this other person doing it and I’d be outside of myself watching somebody else do the things.” ~Bree Noble


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028: Heal your heart, Lysa Black

“I believe the role of an empath is that of a healer, a bringer of truth. someone that has reclaimed their own truth and can create space for other people to be able to more deeply connect with their own truth as well.” ~Lysa Black

Emotions are communication from our own soul.

I met Lysa through the Singularity Circle, a mastermind of creative feminine entrepreneurs facilitated by Isabelle Rizo from episode 026.

When I first received Lysa’s 2nd book Divine Purpose, I was thinking okay… here comes the “woo woo,” but it’s actually so grounded in her personal experience AND the experiences of clients with whom she has worked over the years.

And then when we did our interview, we had so many technical difficulties with Skype connections and internet and microphones and delays, well, I wasn’t sure what we were going to end up with AND it took me a long while to edit the interview. It turns out the timing was perfect. I re-listened post-U.S. presidential election, during which I had a disturbing and unusually intense emotional response (which you’ll hear about in the episode) and what Lysa shares helped me to figure out what the heck was going on with me!

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How to know whether you are an empath or highly sensitive person and what to do with that
  • Repeating patterns and habits that stem from past trauma and how they show up in our present lives
  • Heart healing to move beyond those traumas and habits
  • Lysa’s own struggles with disordered eating, anxiety, attracting romantic relationships, and impostor syndrome
  • Using our shadow side as a guide, a friend to point us in the right direction
  • The difference between ego and intuition
  • Lysa’s path to stepping into her own power and path as a healer and author of two wonderful books

Connect with Lysa…

Facebook * Twitter * YouTube * Website

Resources, Links & more!

Lysa Black

Heart Healer & Author, Highly Sensitive Empath.

Lysa broke down at 23 as anxiety induced binge eating forced her to leave her job. Unresolved pain from the past flooded her awareness, leaving Lysa unable to deal with her own emotional volatility and high level of sensitivity. Lysa’s heart ache was her initiation into self healing, as she opened to her intuition she was guided to heal her anxiety, binge eating and pattern of break-ups to find deep self-trust & self-love.

Lysa is devoted to serving the highly sensitive, deeply feeling intuitives and empaths who are seeking experienced guidance to support, soften and speed their self healing journey.

With an undergraduate degree in world politics, Lysa has been devoted to global peace from an early age. She completed her Life Coaching Certification in 2008 and for 8 years she has coached and guided women to create in reality what their hearts long. Lysa’s first self-published book “Heart Healing: 13 principles of emotional self healing” debuted at #4 in its category on kindle amazon. This book marked a monumental shift in her work as she came out of the ‘gifted’ closet to utilise her high sensitivity, intuitive knowing and empathic awareness to discern wounding and offering personally calibrated strategies for healing shifts. Lysa has an innate gift to re-unite others with their truth. Healing miracles always manifest for Lysa’s clients to confirm their healing within.

In 2016, Lysa released her second self-published book: “Divine Purpose: 13 principles of ascension” debuted at #1 in its category on kindle and amazon. In this book Lysa uses the chakra system to illustrate the power of emotional healing through inspiring real life client stories. Lysa lives on an orchard in the rich lays of northern New Zealand with her loving husband and two beautiful children.

Sponsored Partners

This episode is sponsored by Betsy Bash, a social media agency who can help make you the talk of the town (in a good way!)

betsy-bash-logo-copyCEO Lauren Ramsey is generously offering FREE 30min strategy consultations (for a limited time) for listeners of The Creative Impostor Podcast.

Book your call with Lauren here!

 


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The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.


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027: Mindfulness & Impostor Syndrome

“…and yet I don’t think the Past and Future are inherently evil dimensions to avoid visiting altogether.” ~Andrea Klunder

Be present. And mine the past and future for learning and possibility.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:
  • Anxiety when your mind spirals into the past or future – real life example from foray into teaching Digital Journalism to high school students
  • “Being present” and how this brings confidence, clarity and wipes out impostor feelings in the moment
  • Shifting your mindset to get wisdom, insight and imagination from past & future
  • Mindful authenticity online in your social media Betsy Bash
  • How to add mindfulness to your creative workflow
  • Podcast Envy — a resource for YOU if you’re dreaming of launching your own show

This episode is sponsored by Betsy Bash, a social media agency who can help make you the talk of the town (in a good way!)

CEO Lauren Ramsey is generously offering FREE 30min strategy consultations (for a limited time) for listeners of The Creative Impostor Podcast.

Book your call with Lauren here!

“Whoever you are offline should shine through with whoever you are online… but that doesn’t mean that you have to wake up and take a selfie and show the world what you look like when you haven’t even brushed your teeth yet!~Lauren Ramsey, Betsy Bash

Connect with Lauren on…

Facebook * Twitter * Online Book Club * Website

Resources & Links from Lauren

Resources & Links from Andrea

The Creative Impostor Retreat

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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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026: Craft your story, Isabelle Rizo

“Enroll people into the story, engage them into the story so that they feel like they’re a part of something greater than themselves.” ~Isabelle Rizo

When you get clear on your story, you can know it internally, have it manifest externally, and align it with your online presence.

I met Isabelle in July of 2016 and signed up to work with her almost right away in the Singularity Circle, a mastermind for creative entrepreneurs dedicated to a more feminine approach to business (i.e. NOT “hustle til you die”)

Isabelle has a gift for teasing out what it is you’re actually offering of value to people based on your own, singular, unique story and experiences. I love her direct, no-nonsense approach and firm, but loving nudges out of the vagueness of the comfort zone. And I think you’re really going to love what she has to say in Episode 026.

“If you work hard, you sacrifice everything, you stay focused on your goals, and you burn the midnight oil, you are going to be a success — I’m just going to call BS on that because it’s still coming from our societal conditioning of celebrating hustle until we die. And that is not okay.” ~Isabelle Rizo

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How to craft your unique story so that you can develop a clear brand and help other people by inviting them into your world
  • Aligning your online presence with your internal world
  • Sharing your “poop” so that you become more real, identifiable and authentic in your brand
  • The dangers of people-pleasing and the freedom of setting boundaries
  • The necessity and magic of playing in the gray area of your life & work
  • Self-care, commitment to self and validating yourself from the inside out
  • How an innovative approach to business that balances feminine and masculine energy might look
  • The problem with “hustle” and obsession with output and productivity
  • Isabelle’s morning mindset work — including a surprising take on gratitude journaling & manifestation

Connect with Isabelle…

Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Website

“You might be a luxury brand, but we’re going to talk about your poop too… we want to acknowledge that we’re human and we make mistakes and failure is part of the thing and we have a shadow part of our self and a light part of our self.~Isabelle Rizo

Resources, Links & more!

Isabelle Rizo, Singularity Storyteller, Consultant & Artist

Digital Nomad. International Speaker. Storytelling Artist. Futurist.

Isabelle Rizo is the Creative Director of BellaVie Productions Inc.  and Life Coach for visionary women-owned brands that want to share their message with the world online and offline.

She helps you get clear on your purpose. Your big WHY. Your brand. Content Marketing. Building an Audience. Launch Strategy. Client Experience. And Launching Your Products and Services Online + Offline.

Your Brand Story is a Movement. Not only a product.

Sponsored Partners

This episode is sponsored by Betsy Bash, a social media agency who can help make you the talk of the town (in a good way!)

betsy-bash-logo-copyCEO Lauren Ramsey is generously offering FREE 30min strategy consultations (for a limited time) for listeners of The Creative Impostor Podcast.

Book your call with Lauren here!

 

The Creative Impostor Retreat!

VIP Registration is now open for our Retreat to one of my favorite cities in the whole world – New Orleans Louisiana! Get the inside scoop…


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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