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!

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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. 

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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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032: Engage your curiosity, Jennifer Gardner of RoamHowl

I really enjoy… confronting the fear… going through it, because I find that’s where life is.  It’s confronting what you’re most terrified of and working through it and getting to the other side of that. So I’m confronting my fear all the time. ~Jennifer Gardner


The thrill of the “doing”…

I met Jennifer Gardner because she took a risk. Already a litigating lawyer with a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, Jennifer (who is also an outstanding photographer BTW), decided to follow her curiosity and create a podcast, called RoamHowl. And she reached out to me, someone whose show she had heard, but whom she had never met for help in launching!

RoamHowl is a series of conversations with multi-talented, multi-passionate people doing really cool, interesting things.

Jennifer is out to discover stories and communicate them to help her listeners “find their pack” and to debunk the myth that you either are creative or you’re not, and to show that you are not defined solely by your profession — but you can in, in fact, be more.

It’s just been miles and miles of clicks that led me to this place… just curiosity, following this lead, following that lead and now, here I am!  ~Jennifer Gardner, on discovering podcasts, resources, and connections online

Connect with Jennifer…

RoamHowl Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes!

Twitter: @jenbgardner

Facebook: @roamhowl

It’s the way I choose to be engaged with the world. I love to get a pedicure and a facial,  but those are the things that suffer. I don’t neglect my health, but pedicures and manicures? I don’t have time for that! ~Jennifer Gardner, on managing her time, professional & creative pursuits

We talk about…

Launching a podcast & working together on RoamHowl

How Jennifer balances her many passions and finds the time to accomplish so much

Confronting her fears on a daily basis to grow and experience life and how that vulnerability opens the possibility to connect with everyone she comes in contact with

Creativity in her legal work, which some people would not necessarily think of as a creative profession

Traveling to El Salvador, in risky circumstances, for her social documentary photography

Working in male-dominated fields and how she’s had to work harder than her male counterparts

Our current social/political environment and its impact on Jennifer’s legal work and on the art world

I love the adrenaline rush… I get to enter people’s lives, really examine the interior, the details, immerse myself in it, feel what it’s like, communicate about it in a passionate way and then step outside of it and go back to my own life. ~Jennifer Gardner, on the similarity between podcasting, documentary portraiture & lawyering

Resources, Links & more!

Jennifer Gardner

Lawyer. Podcast Producer. Photographer. Artist.

I am a perpetual student of life and the arts and a trial lawyer with a creative approach to helping my clients. Forever insatiably curious about the world and people in it, I created RoamHowl as a way to explore and share with you the stories of people who inspire me — multi-talented creative professionals with a unique approach to life and work.   I want to look under the hood and discover what inspires them, how they got to where they are, their fears, successes and failures.   I want to destroy the myth that “professionals” are not “creative,” and vice versa. I believe that top performers work using both sides of their brains.  So let’s find out how they became who they are today. By listening to them my goal is that we are inspired to do the next big out-of-the-box thing in our own lives.

Learn more about Jennifer Gardner here. Follow her on fb @GardnerAssociatesLawyers.


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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030: Invoke the spark of transformation, Sara Zalek of Butoh Chicago

“Whenever there’s a dare in my life, I say, “Oh yeah? You’re going to dare me? Then I’m going to show you that I can do it!” ~Sara Zalek, on creating the first Post-Butoh Festival in Chicago (after being told it could never work)

We are in a moment…

I discovered Sara Zalek’s work through my Edwin Ruiz (my audio engineer and founder of Mondo Machine) when he was producing video for Butoh Chicago and again during a multi-media experience of Expanded Cinema when he was collaborating with Full Spectrum Features.

Sara’s performance that night was the highlight of the evening. Edgy, uncomfortable, mysterious, beautiful –– she integrated a dance between rigid and fluid, slow and manic body movement along with a colorful analog video experiment projected behind her and electronic and acoustic music accompanying her highly improvisational experience that somehow was both coherent and evocative.

This was a collaborative piece called Still Life with Hanna Brock and Sara Goodman and, in fact, a lot of Sara’s work is collaborative and “in the moment,” exploring the life journey, full of ups and downs and dark and light.

She seeks to challenge or provoke her audience with the question: Are you going to embrace your whole self? Are you going to have memories and associations while watching this performance that have this potential for transforming your way of being and thinking in the world?

We can be anything at any time through our creative thought process. ~Sara Zalek

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How Butoh dance practice exposes and celebrates our shadow side and challenges us to reveal our whole selves
  • Collaboration & improvisation as part of Sara’s process
  • The role of the arts in education and the importance of being a lifelong learner
  • How Sara didn’t believe she could be an artist when she was young

I didn’t believe that I could be an artist because to me artists existed in museums and they were dead. And they were these big epic things that I was obviously never going to be. ~Sara Zalek

  • Going back to get an MFA in Art in her 30s after studying business & marketing
  • Impostor syndrome & feeling like she would never perform again each time a performance didn’t go exactly right.
  • The role of failure in her art

No performance for me is ever the final finished work — it’s always just the process of my discovery. ~Sara Zalek

  • The role of risk in art and offering the gift of risk-taking with a positive outcome to your audience
  • How working in a business environment gave her a level of professionalism that many artists never get to experience
  • Creating Butoh Chicago and the Post-Butoh Festival
  • The web of income streams Sara generates to support her art and how she integrates it all into her daily practice
  • Business consulting for artists
  • Regional Dance Development Project through New England Foundation for the Arts and Chicago Dancemakers Lab Artist Award

An artist can never get too comfortable. If you’re too comfortable than you’re probably not pushing anymore and really then are you making art or are you just reproducing something that makes you comfortable? ~Sara Zalek

  • Embracing the shadow self and overcoming impostor syndrome by recognizing that self-doubt is a passing feeling — it’s “just me unsure in the world” — connect with the positive, remind yourself what IS working and just keep challenging yourself

To make work feel like it’s moving in a direction that’s forward, it has to be cultivated a little bit every day. ~Sara Zalek

  • How Sara discovered Butoh in the first place
  • Why Butoh is relevant right here and now and what emotional work it can bring up for you as an audience member or as a participant
  • The April 2017 Post-Butoh Fetival: Battles SS3 featuring:Mari Osanai (Aomori, Japan) is an independent dancer, choreographer, Noguchi Taiso teacher. She is based in Aomori, Japan. Her workshop focuses on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, and traditional folk dance. Watch a bit about her here.Ken Mai (Helsinki, Finland) has been teaching, directing, and collaborating with acclaimed dancers, actors, musicians, sculptors and visual artists all over the world. His background includes Butoh with Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata, German expressionist dance styles, Noguchi gymnastics, martial arts, singing, zen, and philosophy of yoga sutras.Paul Michael Henry (Glasgow, Scotland) is a Butoh performer and organizer behind UNFIX, a Glasgow-based festival of live performance, dance, film, installation, workshop and debate that wants to unravel the knots in how we’re living.

Connect with Sara…

We are in a moment… How are we going to deal with all that battling? How are we going to still come together over some things rather than fight it out and have the winner and have the loser and all that rift and division? How are we going to change it? First we have to expose it and then talk about it… until we can really get beyond the idea that we can keep conflicting and keep inserting our opinions over listening to others. When are going to start really listening to each other? I feel Butoh creates  that kind of space and environment for all of those things to take place.

Resources, Links & more!

Sara Zalek

Artist At Large

I am an artist and social entrepreneur. Seeking great collaborators for community arts projects, performances, and events. I am specifically interested in bringing people together around transforming ecology and culture through art making. There is nothing I like better than making something really beautiful happen with a group of passionate people.

I am a performance artist, specifically interested in Butoh. I have been practicing and studying with many master level Butoh artists for over 12 years, now teaching and curating events to broaden the visibility of Butoh in Chicago, and to build more bridges internationally through Butoh Chicago: www.butohchicago.com

I am a marketing consultant and personal business trainer for artists. I strategically plan with my clients their business– via goal setting, website development, brands, logos, social media, promotional materials, etc. I have been working in this field for over 15 years.

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!

 


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!

 

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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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022: Mindfulness, Community & Business – Season 2!!!

“Well certainly people are going to want to listen to this because I’m creating it!” ~Andrea Klunder, (reflecting on my childhood self recording my first “radio show”)

Announcing SEASON 2 of The Creative Impostor!!!

What’s new? Clarity on The Creative Impostor brand and podcast.

Our 3 areas of exploration are: Mindfulness, Creating Community, and a more Holistic, Feminine Approach to Business. 

And, of course, we’re still going to be talking all about impostor syndrome and how to do your creative thing despite that little voice in your head that says “who do you think you are?”

This new focused vision has arisen from my experiences at Podcast Movement, some interviews I have been doing on other podcasts and coaching work I’m doing with a publicity and story strategist. Details are in the episode and links are down below my social links!

Get THIS episode on iTunes here!

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“What is the point of starting your own business and doing your own thing and working a million hours a week if you’re not enjoying yourself and if you’re not nurturing yourself?! ~Andrea Klunder

Resources, Links & more!

Creative Space Retreat to New Orleans

NOLA Jazz

NOLA Jazz!

Our first retreat to one of my favorite cities in the whole world is in the works for March 2017! 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.

 


I’d love to hear from you!

If you’re listening in iTunes, PLEASE leave a review. It’s how iTunes decides which shows people find when they are searching for specific topics like this one.

Also send me a message! What do you think of the new format for Season 2?

Who do you know whose story or business fits into the themes of mindfulness, creating community, and a more holistic, feminine approach to business that supports your creative lifestyle?

Email your written comments or leave a voicemail using SpeakPipe to share your personal “creative impostor” story — and when you do, I just may read the message or play your voice on a future episode.

Just click the tab on the right of the screen. A little window will pop up and once you hit record, you can leave me a 90 second message that I can include on a future episode of the creative impostor. Include your name, business and website if you have one or you can just say you’d like it to be an anonymous story.

And if voicemail isn’t really your thing, you can also email me by clicking the contact page.

 

011: Resistance

“Where there is a Dream, there is Resistance. Thus: where we encounter Resistance, somewhere nearby is a Dream.” ~Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Andrea PoutI have a huge impostor confession to make.

This one was big and it’s embarrassing to admit to you… You should know that as I was recording it in my mini recording studio, in my bedroom closet, I could feel the blood rushing to my face and my sweat glands kicking in.

This episode was inspired by my conversation in Episode 10 about authenticity and learning to trust yourself with psychotherapist, musician and one of my mentors, Ellen Katz.

Listen to my conversation with Ellen “Radha” Katz here!

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“Every day, every creation involves a certain amount of struggle for me. And the struggle really is in committing, just sitting down to do the work and trusting the process. Once I jump that hurdle, the rest is flow.” ~Andrea Klunder

You should also know that before sitting down to write the notes for this episode and scripting what I wanted to say, I allowed nearly 7 days to go by after the original idea for the topic came into my head, and on THE day that I determined I absolutely MUST write it…

  • I watched an hour of educational programming on business and branding on CreativeLive.com
  • I listened to 4 episodes of one of my new favorite podcasts, Strangers with Lea Thau
  • I spent 30minutes researching “urban chic business fashion” on Pinterest, 
  • I cleaned out my email inbox
  • I mapped an entire new strategy for my AndreaKlunder.com website (but held myself back from logging in and actually implementing it)
  • I made 2 different pots of tea (one black and one herbal), took one shower and did 1 carefully sorted load of laundry.

Quit Slackin CollageAnd then… by 6:30pm, I was ready to write my episode (and even in that moment, my fingers desperately wanted to type netflix.com into my web browser instead).

So what the HECK is that about?

Well. It’s a little friend I like to call “resistance.”

Have you ever felt that? 

The feeling of inertia when you know you need to do something, and you just can’t.

And I’m not talking about having that conversation you’re dreading, doing your taxes, or even going to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about something you actually WANT to do, that you enjoy doing, and that you know will have a positive net outcome. And yet, you find yourself doing everything imaginable under the sun except THAT.

I think clearly this feeling of resistance is what leads to procrastination (which I talked about in Episode 5) and procrastination stems from perfectionism, one of my favorite symptoms of impostor syndrome.

But In my conversation with psychotherapist Ellen Katz in Episode 10, Ellen said…

“You’re not an impostor if you’re doing what you love.” ~Ellen Katz

So, if I love writing and I love podcasting and I love thinking about the topic of impostor syndrome and coming up with creative ways to share my own experiences in a way that I think will help you, then WHY couldn’t I bring myself to sit down and do it?

Listen to this episode to find out AND hear my big impostor confession!


Yoda PumpkinI wonder if it ever gets any easier, if resistance can be overcome or defeated with time, consistency, momentum, and experience.

Will I ever be able to create something with full confidence that my work is good, and that it’s valuable to someone else?

Or is the dragon of resistance always lurking just around the corner for the creative professional? 

In fact, I’d love to hear from YOU! Does this challenge resonate with you? Do you come up against resistance when you have something you want to create? 

Or have you reached that idyllic state of perpetual flow that I dream of where you have an idea, you map it out clearly and then you create it with ease? 

Send me a voicemail and tell me a story about a time when resistance came up for you or how you’ve learned to slay it!

Just click the tab on the right of the screen. A little window will pop up and once you hit record, you can leave me a 90 second message that I can include on a future episode of the creative impostor. Include your name, business and website if you have one or you can just say you’d like it to be an anonymous story.

And if voicemail isn’t really your thing, you can also email me by clicking the contact page.

Links from the episode:

Procrastination & Perfectionism: The Creative Impostor Episode #5 

Money: The Creative Impostor Episode #7

Ask your inner wise person with Ellen Katz: Episode #10

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

The Accidental Creative podcast with Todd Henry

She Podcasts Facebook Group

CreativeLive.com

Strangers Podcast with Lea Thau

NOLA Jazz

NOLA Jazz!]

 

Our first Creative Space Travel Retreat to New Orleans is in the works! Get the inside scoop…

 


Are you feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to begin?

My How to Start e-course is designed to help you take those first few bold steps on your creative path no matter what! Truly, I’ve taken all the wisdom from my podcast guests, past teachers and a whole lot of experience with failure AND success. Coming soon…


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

I want to hear from you. If you’re listening in iTunes, PLEASE leave a review. It’s how iTunes decides which shows people find when they are searching for specific topics like this one.

Also send me a message! What do you think so far? What’s your greatest impostor moment? Email your written comments or leave a voicemail using SpeakPipe — and when you do, I just may read the message or play your voice on a future episode.

 

 

Podcast PreSeason 007: Late Night Confessions, Giving Up & a Big Blue Beach Ball Globe

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“If you don’t have 15 minutes a day put into your art, then you are just making excuses.”

~Michele Theberge

 

In this episode, I talk about:

Three Questions

  1. What’s your attention span?
  2. What makes a good story?
  3. What are you giving up on?