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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast. A weekly podcast bridging the gap between creativity and business.This podcast is for the creative entrepreneur, the one's who dare, dream and do.Each week I help you find clarity and take action so you can make a living doing what you love. The journey onward starts here.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast. A weekly podcast bridging the gap between creativity and business.This podcast is for the creative entrepreneur, the one's who dare, dream and do.Each week I help you find clarity and take action so you can make a living doing what you love. The journey onward starts here.

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243 Ratings
Average Ratings
207
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5
8

QUALITY

By stripset - Mar 16 2019
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Honest, true, and pure content

I love it

By JacobElijahR - Feb 25 2019
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I have been listening for a few months now and I love this podcast
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Onward Creatives

Latest release on Oct 07, 2020

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Rank #1: OC051: Seven Steps to Making Better Decisions

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Seven Steps to Making Better Decisions

1.Know where you're going

2. Know the first problem

3. Know Yourself

4. Get the input of trusted others

5. Ask which solution aligns with your goal/purpose

6. Act, go for it!

7. Don't expect perfection

Remember:

Good decisions come from experience, and experiences come from bad decisions.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Oct 27 2016

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Rank #2: OC065: Building around your personality, strengths and preferences

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You are definitely your best asset but the reality is that none of us are complete.  We each have unique personalities and giftings but none of us are great at everything.  Regardless of whether we're self-employed or working within an existing company or organization we're guaranteed to be more successful if we build around who we are.  There are three ways to build around who we are:

1. Build around your personality.  We use the Meyers Briggs test to dive into who we are.  Not only is the helpful to better understand what you do naturally it also helps to understand the roles that will drain you.  It's great to have someone close to you fill in these gaps with their personality.

2. Build around your strengths.  The Strength Finders Assessment is a great way to assess your top 5 strengths.  If you're like me when you see your results you'll have an "a-ha" moment and some things that you thought were quirky turn out to be your greatest strengths.  With 34 strengths out there it's vital to know your own and then bring in others to help build a complete skill set.

3.  Build around your preferences.  In addition to our personalities and strengths we also have preferences.  We shouldn't discount these when it comes to building a team.  For every task I prefer not to do there's someone who loves to do it.  So I say, let them do it!  It helps them fulfill their role and it leaves time on your plate for the things that come more naturally. 

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Feb 21 2017

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Rank #3: OC108: Seven Steps to a Side Hustle

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1. Create it in alignment with your identity

2. Define what type it is

3. Set goals

4. Schedule specific hours

5. Automate as much as possible

6. Don't undermine the FT gig

7. Know when to continue, grow or walk away

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast.  A weekly podcast for the creative dreamers and doers.  Whether you’re just getting started on your creative journey or your well on your way this is the place for you.

Each week I help you discover your identity and develop a life and career in alignment with who you are.  The journey onward starts here.

 Join us for Monday Night Live on FB and IG Live 7:30 pm EST.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Jul 26 2018

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Rank #4: OC083: Anxiety: let's starve it, replace it and kill it

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Does it wake you up?  Is everything fine and then suddenly....it's not? Do you find your mind racing ahead through possible scenarios most of which end with you crashing and burning into utter destruction?

Maybe I'm the only one....but I doubt that I am.  Anxiety sucks and we as creatives are especially vulnerable to this "companion" who over stays his welcome.

To be honest, I'm done with it....so here are the three things that I'm doing to kill it so I can go onward.

1. Starve it----remove the things that feed it

2. Replace it ---- find other "wolves" to run with

3. Kill it-----rewire the mind and the way you face difficulties.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. I'm Jack Fussell, business consultant, and brand strategist. This podcast is for the creative dreamers and doers. Each week I bring insights, resources, and support to help you take your business to the next level. The journey onward starts here.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Building a brand?

If so, listen to our other podcast Human Centric is the New Black

Dec 06 2017

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Rank #5: OC097: Staying Motivated when Progress is Slow

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How do we stay motivated when the results come in slow?  When nothing seems to be happening?  When it seems like we're alone on the journey?

1. Think about the end of the story

2.Live in Community.  Join the Creative Circus!

3.Celebrate Everything

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. We're Valentina and Jack Fussell, creative entrepreneurs. This podcast is for the creative dreamers and doers. Each week we bring insights, resources, and support to help you take your business to the next level. The journey onward starts here.

 Join us on FB Live each Monday night, 7:30 pm EST.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #6: OC096: The cost and benefit of self awareness

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Self awareness is key for both the individual and the company.  Being truly self aware is the difference between the shadow of success and true success.  There are costs and benefits to achieve self awareness. It requires:

1. Time/energy 2. Courage 3. Action

It provides you with:

1. Confidence 2. Courage 3. Framework

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. We're Valentina and Jack Fussell, creative entrepreneurs. This podcast is for the creative dreamers and doers. Each week we bring insights, resources, and support to help you take your business to the next level. The journey onward starts here.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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Apr 12 2018

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Rank #7: OC031: How to Start Beyond your Experience with Laura Bento of Good Grit Magazine

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Do you have an idea that is great but you don't have the experience for?  This is a common problem among entrepreneurs and often times keeps us from pursuing our dreams.  

A few weeks ago I met Laura Bento, founder of Good Grit Magazine, and was shocked by one of her first statements.  I expected to her say that she had worked for publications for years and after proving herself had decided to start her own magazine.  Instead she told me "Prior to starting Good Grit I had never actually subscribed to a magazine before."  After a few more questions I discovered that when she conceived the idea for Good Grit she had ZERO publication experience.

Prior to launching her magazine she ran a consulting company and found herself needing to learn new skills consistently.  She was able to utilize multiple opportunities to build her skill set through curiosity and the simple art of asking questions. Laura is the ultimate learner and has leverages this skill set to build Good Grit.

In this Episode you will learn:

  • You are not limited by your experience.
  • Drama and low points make for a great life story.
  • Fear is different than being scared. Fear prevents you from pursuing your ideas whereas being scared is something you feel WHILE pursuing your ideas.

Follow Good Grit here: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  This is the place for anyone who is dreaming of making a change in their lives, taking a leap into a new adventure, or wondering if their idea is worth pursuing.

We are creative entrepreneurs, Valentina and Jack Fussell and in Season Two, we continue to share from the midst of a total life relaunch.  After 12 years living in Africa and Europe we are relaunching our life in the US.

Each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. The journey onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Aug 18 2016

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Rank #8: OC043: How to succeed with purpose

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Until we define our purpose and what we actually want we'll always struggle with the time we invest in our work.  Many of us are frustrated with work/life balance because we don't see the reason why.  Why do we work?  What's the purpose behind the traffic, the long hours, the hard work?  

Viktor Frankl said "Life is never made unbearable by circumstances but only by lack of meaning and purpose."

So if we want to discover how to succeed with purpose we need to ask three key questions.

1. What do you want?

2. What do you want to be known for?

3. What do you want the ending to look like?

"Those who have a "why" to live can bear with almost any "how." -- Viktor Frankl

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Sep 29 2016

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Rank #9: OC054: Feed the Courage and Starve the Fear

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Struggling with fear in this election cycle?  Tired of being afraid?

The solution is more simple than you think....Feed the Courage and Starve the Fear!

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can follow Valentina at:

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Nov 07 2016

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Rank #10: OC039: Three ways to rethink work / life balance

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There are few subjects as divisive as work/life balance.  We definitely live in a world of polarizing opinions on what this means and what is the proper balance.  On one side of the equation is the group idealizing working from the beach, living life to it's fullest all the time.  On the other side is the "I hustle and work while you sleep and play."  Both sides are loud mouthed, opinionated and mostly motivate through guilt.  You deserve better than this!

It's time to rethink the whole work/life debate (which includes redefining these stupid words).

1. There's not just one definition of work/life balance.  It's not the fewest amount or the most amount of hours which wins, because each of us is different.  It's time that we let go of the guilt and the manipulation and realize that proper balance varies from person to person.

2. Stop seeing work and life as opposing factors.  The fact is that life is everything.  Life is family, work, play and us as individuals.  Hotwire president Henrik Kjellberg has reframed the discussion around work and leisure.  He works in order to enjoy leisure and his leisure refreshes him for his work.  There's no separation between the two and they're not always opposing factors.

3. Succeed with a purpose.  Jim Bird thinks of this as achievement and enjoyment.  You work for a purpose which is where you find enjoyment.  This step is probably where most of us struggle because we've never taken the time to define what we really want, or we're afraid to admit it to others.  Until we define our purpose and what we actually want we'll always struggle with the time we invest in our work.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Sep 15 2016

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Rank #11: OC046: What would happen if you quit?

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The creative journey that we're on is tough, exhausting and at times overwhelming. What would happen if you quit?  Seriously, what would happen if you called it quits?  This a group of creatives: some of us are in existing businesses using our creativity to support and grow established businesses, some of us are solo artists trying to make it as writers, photographers, artists and others of us are building a tribe about an idea or thought.  All of these can be exhausting and can push us to the edge.  So what would happen if you quit?

To be honest....it would probably feel great.  What if we stopped moving forward and decided to stay where we are, doing what we've been doing?  We would probably feel relieved.....and then we wouldn't.  Our ideas for business, art and creativity are not some frivolous thing we pursue out of boredom or restlessness, they're birthed out of the depths of who we are.  Although powering this side of us down would feel good for a brief season, as soon as we caught our breath we would once again feel the call to pursue these ideas Onward.

What would happen if you quit? Play it out....write it down....and every time you want to give up and go back, replay this story and allow the regrets of not pursuing your ideas, dreams and art to flood your heart and mind. You were made for this, what would happen if you quit?

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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Oct 10 2016

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Rank #12: OC129: Seven Steps to a Balanced Side Hustle

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The world is quickly shifting to the freelance era.  Over 35% of people in the US have some type of side hustle.  There are more of us than ever before working on a side business.  The big issue that we all face is how to balance it.  If we push too hard we could jeopardize both jobs and if we move too slow we risk never gaining momentum.

Here are seven ways to keep the side hustle moving, in balance:

1.Determine Priorities

2. Set goals and timelines

3. Time Block

4. Space Block

5. Be ready to sacrifice

6. Hire or automate

7. Learn to live with the tension

Are you ready to make a living doing what you love?  Sign up here for a free consultation. 

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast.  A weekly podcast for the creative dreamers and doers.  Whether you’re just getting started on your creative journey or your well on your way this is the place for you.

Each week I help you discover your identity and develop a life and career in alignment with who you are.  The journey onward starts here.

 Join us for Monday Night Live on FB and IG Live 8:30 pm EST.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #13: OC056: Two ways to build reputation

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We're all brand builders.  We're all managing the brands or reputations of our businesses, relationships and our family.  These brands are built in both the long term and the instant.  Great brands are built with a long term focus and in awe-inspiring moments.  So as we build these reputations we have to make sure that we utilize both the long term and the short term.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Nov 14 2016

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Rank #14: OC105: The battle for people's attention

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The battle for people's attention is fierce, but it's the key battle.  Since the beginning of time businesses have fought for attention....the weapons have changed but the battle is still the same.  Here are four things we have to understand about attention.

1. The battle is intense

2. We have unprecedented access to a global audience

3. If you don't understand social media and marketing, then learn it

4. Don't interrupt....add value

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast.  A weekly podcast for the creative dreamers and doers.  Whether you’re just getting started on your creative journey or your well on your way this is the place for you.

Each week I help you discover your identity and develop a life and career in alignment with who you are.  The journey onward starts here.

 Join us for Monday Night Live on FB and IG Live 7:30 pm EST.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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Jun 21 2018

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Rank #15: Get a jump start on 2020

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2020 starts now!  Don't wait until the calendar changes to start moving towards your goals, do it now.  The next few days and weeks can be an incredible combo of relaxation and creativity.  A great way to get a jump start on 2020 is to create some dissonance.  Give yourself a few things to wrestle with so in those quiet moments your mind can start to solve these problems.  

Here are a few questions to ask to help create the dissonance:

1. What was your biggest obstacle in 2019?

2. What derailed you from achieving your goals?

3. If you could solve one issue, what would it be?

Are you ready to make 2020 the best year ever? Let's Talk!

Join Valentina for her 25 Days of Christmas series on Youtube.

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to build a business your customer will love. 

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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Dec 19 2019

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Rank #16: OC038: You can do this!

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You're one of the rare ones.  You're one of the ones who has an idea and is acting on it.  Whether you're starting a business, launching a career or building an existing business I want to remind you this week....You can do this!

I'm a huge fan of Disney, ok more like a Disney nerd.  But I don't think we can just wish and hope our dreams into existence.  Of course we can imagine and maintain hope but this journey requires more.  This journey requires everything from us.

You can do this.....but (Kardashian size) you have to work for it! This is going to require a lot from you, but if you want it bad enough, you'll do whatever it takes.

Start the week by resting in this encouragement....You can do this!  But after the coffee cup is empty it's time to go after this with everything you have.  The journey onward starts here!

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can follow Valentina at:

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Sep 12 2016

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Rank #17: OC067: Growing into your dream job

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Ready to have that dream job?  There are two key steps to growing into your dream job.  You have to start with the job you're wanting to get (or you're wanting to build).  The main benefit is that it lets you know what people are looking for in the role you want to fill.  It also gives you the language you need to speak fluently.  The second step is to measure yourself up against this job description.  The key to this is to start with your strengths, look for the places that come naturally to you.  Then move onto the gaps, the places where you're not as strong. Fill in these gaps with as many resources as possible.  You also need to fill these gaps with experience of some type.  These two steps are key to growing into your dream job.

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can follow Valentina at:

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Mar 30 2017

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Rank #18: OC114: The message that every person needs to hear

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Here's the message that every person needs to hear: The world isn't conspiring against you, it's actually conspiring for you.

Ready to start the business plan.

Click on this link, give us your email and download the plan.  This episode of the podcast walks you through exactly what you need to know for each part of the plan.  If you take the time to work this through you will build a strong foundation for your creative business.

Download it here!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast.  A weekly podcast for the creative dreamers and doers.  Whether you’re just getting started on your creative journey or your well on your way this is the place for you.

Each week I help you discover your identity and develop a life and career in alignment with who you are.  The journey onward starts here.

 Join us for Monday Night Live on FB and IG Live 7:30 pm EST.

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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Sep 27 2018

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Rank #19: Reinventing yourself is painful, which is why you should do it

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You can't be the same and expect different results.  If you truly want different results from life, business, relationships, health you must reinvent yourself.

The truth is, every hero is made by the process of reinvention. If you're ready for your ideal life, this is a journey you need to take.

Are you ready to reinvent yourself? Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to build a business your customer will love. 

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Oct 18 2019

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Rank #20: OC069: Realizing social media is kind of like high school

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Social Media feels just like High School.  I came to this realization when I jumped out of social media for the last few months.   There are three things I've learned about social media while being out of social media.

1. Most of us aren't "cool" (and that's ok) 2. Cool is always changing (still waiting for Parachute pants to come back in) 3. Real is always better (it's true with butter and it's true with life)

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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast.  A space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story. 

We're Jack and Valentina Fussell, creative entrepreneurs just like you, and each week we share insights from our personal journey and the inspiring people we meet along the way. 

Your journey Onward starts here!

For more inspiration and resources for your life visit us at:

Onward Creatives

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You can Follow Jack at:

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May 05 2017

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