Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
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Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.
Rank #1: Introducing Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet.
Confronting Your Parents After Motherhood Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.
Rank #2: What It Has Felt Like to Shut Down Our Company.
So, you may have heard: Of a Kind is no more. What’s it been like for us to step away from the business we built and ran for nine years? How are we doing over here? What are we still processing? Oh, so very many thoughts and feeeeeeelings ahead… The linkage: Go to the gyno! In NYC, Erica’s a fan of Pure OBGYN, and Claire loves Vanessa Pena. Also, Claire’s doula, if you’re looking. Jenny Odell’s book How to Do Nothing feels so right for our transition. Erica is planning on using this time to deep-dive into some cookbooks—Cannelle et Vanille, Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes, and Nothing Fancy in particular. If you want more on Of a Kind’s run, Callia Hargrove wrote a piece for Fashionista that definitely made us cry. Better Help for 10% off your first month Acuity Scheduling for 45 days FREE Cove for your first month FREE Produced by Dear Media
Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTVâ€™s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.
Rank #1: Episode 89: Lisa Congdon of Art, Inc..
You don’t have to starve to be an artist. Find out how to build a career doing what you love on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Grace Bonney is joined by Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of A Collection a Day, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art Inc.. Tune in and find out how Lisa found her career in art, what advice she has for aspiring artists and what she plans on doing with the next phase of her life. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. “I’ve always been sort of obsessed with digging up treasures.” [05:00] “Because art is so subjective, we think we don’t deserve to be here we often feel like impostors. We’re mystified by the way it all works. Years later having figured out the way it all works, I have really learned that I have a place and that all of these ideas I had about what other people thought of me were all in my own head.” [12:00] “I actually feel like my career will thrive more the more I’m enjoying my life in general. Sometimes working super hard all of the time is just not sustainable.” [29:00] –Lisa Congdon on After the Jump
Rank #2: Episode 50: Organize & Simplify.
Learn how to simplify your life on this week’s installment of After the Jump! Grace Bonney is joined by Design*Sponge’s Amy Azzarito and Max Tielman to discuss daily routines, stress reducers, and more! Find out how daily rituals help keep these Design*Sponge staffers sane, and how repeated actions can help curb decision fatigue. Learn how to delegate tasks in your small business in order to maintain quality control and relieve individual pressures. Tune in to find out what recommendations Grace, Amy, and Max suggest in order to stay organized and efficient! This program has been brought to you by BluePrint Cleanse. “Once it’s on my calendar, my brain doesn’t have to keep track of it.” [16:00] “Being a visual person, I always try to reduce visual clutter.” [25:10] — Max Tielman on After the Jump
An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.
Rank #1: S03 Episode 148 | BEL KAZAN AND THE POWER + CHALLENGES OF OWNING YOUR OWN FACTORY.
In episode 148, Kestrel welcomes Belinda Kazanci, the founder + designer of Bel Kazan, to the show. A collection of globally-inspired, effortless pieces, Bel Kazan is designed with the modern woman in mind. “And then I realized the only way I’m going to be able to do the kind of business I want to do is by having a factory that meets my standards —which were: open air, there’s a garden for people to eat in, it’s clean, we provide lunches. There were just certain standards I wanted to meet, and I knew I couldn’t do it by using somebody else’s factory.” - Belinda Kazanci, Founder of Bel Kazan In this week’s show, Belinda shares more on her backstory, how she grew up around textiles in Istanbul, Turkey, and how she originally got into fashion as a way to fund her musician life. Early in building her brand, Belinda realized that she needed to own her own factory to be able to make her business work. She purchased land and started building her own manufacturing facility in the second year of running her company, and at this point, has now owned her own factory in Bali for 15 years. For Belinda, it was super important to be able to meet her deadlines for wholesale orders, as well as to offer responsible working conditions, which helped push her to build out her own production facility. The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat: “Second year in, we started building our factory. I would say the third year of business, we had our own factory.” “I did not want anybody working in a position that wasn’t responsible for them - that wasn’t good for them.” When it comes to print designs, Belinda loves collaborating, and works with artists around the world to help develop her designs - many that she actually met through Instagram Hand printing + Batik: the two different print processes that Bel Kazan uses “Because everything we do is very traditional methods, if it rains, that creates an issue - we can’t really hang everything to dry because they don’t use machines to dry - the fabric hangs on these bamboo sticks. We do run into a lot of issues with weather, because it does rain a lot in Bali.” ____ You Can Now Subscribe To Conscious Chatter For A Monthly Fee If you are a regular listener and want to contribute to the future of Conscious Chatter, you can now invest in the show, monthly. To explore the 3 subscription options + their added perks, visit the Conscious Chatter shop here >
Rank #2: S03 Episode 118 | FIBERSHED + REGENERATIVE TEXTILE SYSTEMS.
In episode 118, Kestrel welcomes Rebecca Burgess, the founder of Fibershed, to the show. A globally recognized project, Fibershed is working to address and educate the public on the environmental, economic and social benefits of de-centralizing the textile supply chain. "What are we doing? What is our consumption doing to other people's cultures?" -Rebecca Burgess, founder of Fibershed In this episode, Rebecca shares more on her exceptional and unexpected path into working in the textile industry. For her, it all started with agriculture, and a happenstance loom that happened to exist at her former university. For Rebecca, she has continued to uncover and discover so many more intricacies of the textile system through her curiosity and drive to consistently ask more questions. Throughout this chat, Rebecca also shares more in depth information on the power that farmers and ranchers hold today to turn around the health of our soil, while becoming climate change heroes. The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat: Rebecca realized what a fibershed is while she was living in Southeast Asia: "a Fibershed is like a watershed or a food shed - it's a strategic geography that clothes you." "I think there's a danger in abstracting the wearer from the source of the material." Paige Green, photographer Rebecca partnered with in the early stages of building out Fibershed Prototype Wardrobe, project Rebecca developed in 2010 (the beginnings of Fibershed), where she worked with the community around her to develop and wear a prototype wardrobe whose dyes, fibers and labor were sourced from a region no larger than 150 miles from the project’s headquarters Carbon Farming: decarbonizing the atmosphere + re-carbonizing our soils is a process Rebecca has been working diligently on educating farmers, ranchers and larger brands about, in an effort to help them maximize their carbon capture "Everyone who manages a farm or a ranch has the potential of being a complete climate hero." North Face x Fibershed Climate Beneficial Wool project Drawdown, book by Paul Hawken - Rebecca shares how overall, regenerative farming is really how we are going to be able to reverse global warming "Bare ground is what you want to avoid in carbon farming." Gabe Brown, farmer in North Dakota who has been sequestering massive amounts of carbon into his soil through his regenerative farming approach, using cover crops of diverse species that he calls chaos gardens Climate Beneficial Wool, supports fiber production that measurably contributes to balancing the carbon cycle Natural Resource Conservation Service Comet, tool that allows Fibershed and/or farmers model different scenarios, to help them determine how they can maximize their carbon capture Citizen Science Soil Sampling Protocol, developed with UC Davis - it's a toolkit that allows the rancher to take their own soil samples, and they send them to the lab to receive carbon data in their soil per acre (it also allows the farmer or rancher to understand how much carbon they are actually sequestering) The Fibershed blog, stories from their producer program The Fibershed Affiliate Directory, provides a point of connection to the grassroots network of communities organizing around regional fiber systems Post Colonial Bandaid Strategies: "it's like we're rich white people with money and we're going to invest in things that make us feel better in developing countries, and we're going to invest in big global technologies that have high returns and scale really quickly." Rebecca believes that people of means need to be investing in community-based infrastructure. Artist Alert From Intro: Rachel Ignotofky is an author and illustrator, who creates exceptionally stunning systems-oriented artwork, connected to the earth, science and women. If you're a visual learner like me, her artwork can truly help paint a clear explanation of some of the wonders of the planet and beyond.
Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries.In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.
Rank #1: CYOP #30 - Podcast Road Trip: Off to LA!.
In today's episode you'll hear from me about why I'm taking this week off from interviews, what to expect from my LA Podcast Road Trip and how you can follow along with the trip in real time. Find more at creatingyourownpath.com.
Rank #2: CYOP #41 - Blending Your Creative Pursuits + Keeping Your Tools at Hand with Jeni Nelson of Magniflora.
Today’s show is with another Seattleite, Jeni Nelson of Magniflora. She is a fine artist, professional photographer and floral designer whose work is absolutely stunning! In the interview we talk about how Jeni has been able to blend her creative pursuits together and how, more often than not, they actually inform one another. We also chat about the importance of keeping your creative tools accessible, how creativity expands when you work with limited supplies and why we should all stop being our own worst critics. You can find the full episode and show notes at creatingyourownpath.com.
Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and a project of craftschools.us
Rank #1: Sonya Clark.
Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Stuart Kestenbaum talks with artist Sonya Clark about family, roots, textiles, and the joys of making art in a community.
Rank #2: Ayumi Horie.
Ayumi Horie is a potter, maker, and activist living and working in Portland, Maine. She is also a social media innovator in the craft world and the curator of the popular Instagram feed Pots In Action (@potsinaction). Her body of work embodies her belief that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily life better. Recently, as a recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, she has turned her attention to learning and including digital and industrial processes in her work. As a part of this work, she has purchased a RAM press, which she will use to create prototypes that she can then individualize, a process she hopes to help her sustain a very physical craft over a lifetime. Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.
Stories, tips and advice from women at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tech. It's F.E.S.T., and it's the future. Hosted by fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders.
Rank #1: What happened next: how ANDIE went from scrappy startup to the fastest growing digitally native swimwear brand in two years with founder Melanie Travis.
In this week's episode, this New York startup founder is back to tell us what's happened since we first spoke, including how she's built a team and grown her company to hold the title of fastest-growing digitally native swimwear brand.
Rank #2: Scrappy Startup Strategies for Sustainable Brand Building with Andrea Seemayer of A. Lynn Designs.
It's easy to spend your life reading, researching and listening to savvy advice for your future entrepreneurial greatness. But putting it into action? That's where it's easy to fall short. But not for this week's guest, a FEST founder who's quickly building a sought-after collection of core wardrobe basics made using materials that incorporate eucalyptus and other plant fibers while sticking it out at her (very enviable, as it happens) day job working with a top New York-based fashion brand. Listen to the episode to hear how she's putting sage business advice from female entrepreneurs such as Nathalie Molina Niño into practice everyday to build a lean, yet oh-so-stylish startup from the get go. Meet this week's guest, Andrea Seemayer, Founder of A. Lynn Designs. Sign up for the PressDope weekly email to get DIY PR tips and The Dope List of media opps, calls for pitches, FEST events and more ways to raise your visibility. Resource(s) of the week One especially for startup entrepreneurs: Leapfrog by Nathalie Molina Nino. Andrea says this book gives advice on lots of startup topics, including raising capital and making the right decisions. Connect with Andrea Seemayer Website: alynndesigns.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/a.lynndesign Instagram: @a.lynndesigns Mentioned in this episode: Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs Zac Posen KettleSpace Alice + Olivia Rebecca Taylor Marc Jacobs Wix Shopify Squarespace Ralph Lauren Javits Center Dreamers and Doers Self Made ( FB Group) FedEx Fast Company Women's Wear Daily The San Francisco ChronicleFind more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.
Weekly interviews with your favorite creative entreprenuers about their journey to success. New episodes every Tuesday morning.
Rank #1: 005. Kate Bieschke.
Artist & Weaver
Rank #2: 006. Diliana Deltcheva.
The Close Knit podcast celebrates fibre artists from around the world. You'll hear from knitters, crocheters, natural dyers, weavers - all are welcome on the Close Knit Podcast.
Rank #1: EPISODE THIRTY ONE :: Marlee Grace - Hiring Your Friends & Navigating Boundaries Between Projects and Self .
The Close Knit podcast showcases artists, designers, and makers from all over the world who work with fibre in its many forms. Knitters, spinners, sewers, textile artists - all will be celebrated on the Close Knit podcast.A huge thank you to this week's episode sponsor, Sunflower Knit. A huge thank you to this week's episode sponsor: Sunflower Knit. ash alberg is a queer femme and fibre witch who seeks to create beautiful and practical designs using sustainable methods. equally importantly, they seek to nurture the skills, knowledge, and creativity of fellow fibre witches to achieve their goals. ash's second book of designs, in collaboration with yoth yarns and samson photography, will be published in september 2017 and will be available in hard copy and on ravelry. visit ashalberg.com for information about booking in-person classes or to join the creative coven, ash's online shawl design course. you can find ash on instagram and facebook as @sunflowerknit. Thanks again to Sunflower Knit for sponsoring this episode of the Close Knit podcast! In Episode 31 of the Close Knit Podcast, I spoke to Marlee Grace. Marlee is a person whose work I’ve been following for a long time - something like 3 years, actually, and she was one of the people I remember putting down as a “stretch goal” when I first conceptualized of making the podcast. Marlee talks to me about how she uses knitting to process being sober, how she learned to quilt, how she identifies as an improvisational quilter, and how her dance practice and training informs her way of working and being in this world. photo by Mae Steir We talk about the space and project she ran in Grand Rapids, Have Company, and how she navigated and continues to navigate the complexities of growing a project and business and hiring team members (pro tip: hiring your friends feels good) We also talk about the dynamics of sharing personal details on the internet versus IRL and the ways in which this has led to friendships and opportunities for Marlee. There’s a whole lot of good Marlee content that exists on the internet and I’m really excited to get to share with you this chat that we had. People/ Things we mentioned in the podcast:Fringe Association: Karen gets mentioned on basically every podcast episode i make. Marlee and Karen are IRL friends and Karen helped Marlee at the very beginning of her knitting journey. They had a shopkeeper's retreat together (which sounds like the best thing ever btw) Eliza Fernand - marlee's quilting teacher and badass quilterSecret Holiday and Co - It's OK bannerLisa Congdon - illustrator. said something along the lines of 'don't email a person asking to pick their brain' (amen!) Serpent and Bow - friend and maker of naturally dyed intimatesFaith Levine - friend and documentary maker Alejandra Leon - lioness oracle tarot deck maker Katie Crutchfield - waxahatchee, music maker Find Marlee: website | instagram Want more? Subscribe: Itunes or Pocket CastsLike what you're hearing? Awesome! I'm glad you've found your way to this podcast. Please feel free to subscribe, leave a review on iTunes (this makes all the difference to reaching more people!) and share with your loved ones. Thanks for tuning in.Until next time! xxani
Rank #2: EPISODE 45 :: Adrienne Antonson of State the Label - Scrappiness, making mistakes, and scaling a business .
In Episode 45, I spoke to Adrienne Antonson of State the Label. Following on my interest in production and where that’s led me in terms of guest lately, I wanted to speak to Adrienne about how she began and continues to run her clothing label, State. So part of this curiosity for me is how a person gets interested in and finds themselves working in fiber and clothing production. Adrienne talks me through her entire journey of working with fiber and clothing-making - beginning as a middle schooler sewing simple clothing, to working on an alpaca farm and sewing garments and felting by night, to putting into place some of the bones of State as we know it today.Adrienne shares the process of growing and scaling the business, from figuring out how to work with a factory to hiring a small team to support production, locally. Her approach is and has always been scrappy, and many parts of her process are not scalable. She revels in the small details and talks me through what it’s like to design and produce a collection of surface-designed goods (spoiler: it’s a lot more logistically complex than you might imagine) Adrienne reveals an exciting upcoming launch for state, which I imagine a LOT of listeners will be very excited about. I love the arc of Adrienne’s story - how really genuine and approachable it all feels - how the pieces of State have come together over time and with a lot of effort, but also with a lot of just sticking to your gut.The Close Knit Podcast is supported by the following people (& more!) through Patreon. If you'd like to support the podcast and get access to sneak peeks + additional content for patrons-only, please check out patreon!Aleksandra Alex Alicia Alison C Alison S Amanda Bee Belle Brittany Caitlin Carolina Carolyn Casey Cath Catherine Chantale Chase Elizabeth Ellen Emily B Emily P Emily T Hanna Lisa Heather James Justice Laura Lauren Lawral leah Lyle Marta Morgan Natalie Natasha Niki Ocean Rachel Sandy Sarah B Sarah H Shelby Shelly shivani - THANK YOU SO MUCH!
What does it mean to live a creative life? CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the global creative community, brings some of our most remarkable and inspiring archived talks—from hometown heroes to design legends to community leaders—straight to your headphones. One Friday every month, more than 140 cities get together to have coffee and listen to a short talk. Every event is free of charge and open to anyone. Started in 2008 by Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss) we're now a global community over 150,000 strong. This is our podcast. Follow us on Twitter @creativemorning to stay updated on all things #podcastCM!
Rank #1: #30 Simon Sinek.
“If you want to have a happy, successful, fulfilling, confident life, you have to commit yourself to take care of the people around you.”Simon Sinek returned to the CreativeMornings stage to speak on the global theme of Transparency at the CreativeMornings/San Diego stage in October 2016. In his talk, Simon shares refreshing insights on millennials, technology, and the importance of empathy in good leadership. We flourish when we're seen, when our work matters, and when we connect with and understand one another. Are you willing to do the hard work of building meaningful relationships?Made possible by our friends at Wix and MailChimp.
Rank #2: #13 Seth Godin.
“Demand responsibility but don’t worry at all about authority."Seth Godin, a bestselling author, entrepreneur and marketer, believes that we have a few things backwards when it comes to getting the work we want and positioning ourselves in the direction we want to go. In this CreativeMornings/NewYork talk from May 2013, he reminds us that it is deep within us to let those in ‘authority' tell us what to do. But, he encourages us to shift the tone from authority to responsibility. Do work on purpose. Make things that matter, even if they’re unpopular. Create work environments that help you succeed, even when that means failing first. And, in his words, go and make something happen.Learn more at www.creativemornings.com
Long-form interviews for your ears, The Great Discontent podcast features in-depth conversations with today's artists, makers, and risk-takers.
Rank #1: Emily Oberman & Adam J Kurtz - Harness your panic, imposter syndrome, and fear as a superpower.
Recorded live at Wythe Hotel on March 29, 2016, as part of The Great Discontent Live series. Hosts Tina Essmaker and Brad Smith talk to multi-disciplinary designer and partner at Pentagram NY, Emily Oberman, and artist and author, Adam J. Kurtz, about their respective creative processes, experiences with imposter syndrome, and how fear can be a motivator when we harness our panic. This episode was produced by The Great Discontent, Wayward Wild, and Benjamin Welch. Learn more about The Great Discontent and read 200+ long-form interviews online at http://thegreatdiscontent.com. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks. Let FreshBooks take care of the numbers stuff, so you can get paid doing what you love. To start your free 30-day trial today, no credit card required, go to http://freshbooks.com/TGD and enter "TGD Live" in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. This episode is also brought to you by MailChimp, the easiest way to send email newsletters, connect with your audience, and grow your creative business. Getting started with MailChimp is easy. Sign up and start emailing. No expiring trials. No contracts. No credit card required. Go to http://mailchimp.com to create your free account today.
Rank #2: Amélie Lamont & Timothy Goodman — Navigating expectations, why our faves are problematic, and finding hope after a challenging year.
Recorded live at Wythe Hotel on December 6, 2016, as part of The Great Discontent Live series. Host Tina Essmaker talks to designer & writer, Amélie Lamont, and designer & illustrator, Timothy Goodman, about navigating the expectations of others and ourselves throughout our careers, why our faves are problematic, and searching for goodness in a challenging year. This episode was produced by The Great Discontent and Benjamin Welch with sound engineering by Ryan Essmaker. Learn more about The Great Discontent and read 200+ long-form interviews online at thegreatdiscontent.com. Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: MailChimp, the easiest way to send email newsletters, connect with your audience, and grow your creative business. Getting started with MailChimp is easy. Sign up and start emailing. No expiring trials. No contracts. No credit card required. Go to mailchimp.com to create your free account today. Ello, the creator’s network. You can go to ello.co or download Ello’s iOS app in the App store to explore, discover, and share your work on Ello’s ad-free network that brings together creators from around the world. And with Ello’s new Buy Button, you can link posts directly to products in your shop, empowering you to support yourself through your work and ideas. Ello, empowering creators around the world.
Good Company (@goodcompanyzine) is a weekly podcast about the intersection of creativity and business. Good Company provides motivation, inspiration, practical advice, and a vital sense of connection and community for creatives at every stage of life. Each episode of Good Company will focus on honest, open conversations about the ups and downs of creative life. (Theme song by Lame Drivers http://lamedrivers.com/)
Rank #1: Loveis Wise Talks About Setting Intentions and Resisting Competition .
Artist and designer Loveis Wise discusses the importance of setting intentions in work and life, how to resist the urge to see colleague as competition, and the importance of representation in artwork. She shares the story behind her historic New Yorker cover and how that project came to life (and almost didn't happen) only three months after her college graduation. Visit Loveis Wise at her website or on social media @cosmicsomething Visit Good Company Magazine and find a copy near you at www.welcometogoodcompany.com or on Instagram at @goodcompanyzine Theme music by Lame Drivers: lamedrivers.com
Rank #2: Adam JK Discusses Life, Death and Redefining Success.
Graphic designer, artist and author, Adam Kurtz (Adam JK), discusses the importance of transparency in life and work, why we should embrace tough times in order to appreciate good ones, and why the internet's ability to connect people gives him hope for the world. Visit Adam JK at his website, shop, or on social media @adamjk. You can listen to his 99U talk, "Perfect isn't Better", from the episode right here. Visit Good Company Magazine and find a copy near you at www.welcometogoodcompany.com or on Instagram at @goodcompanyzine Theme music by Lame Drivers: lamedrivers.com
Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han focuses on telling the truth about a life of chasing your dreams - tangles and all. Tiffany is a certified life coach who’s on a mission to help smart, capable women raise their hands and say yes to all those things they want to do, be, and say without compromising their standards...or their sanity!With a penchant for keeping it real, Tiffany's work focuses on how we all can stop overperforming for the sake of the life that somebody else dictates for us and instead start saying yes to ourselves.For more information and show notes, visit http://tiffanyhan.com/podcast.
Rank #1: Ep. 23: Tiffany Han on Crazyfaith.
And, welcome to the podcast episode where I quote myself. This week, I did something a little bit different and did a solo show. What started out as a short guide to finding your own way to Raise your hand and say yes quickly became my stance on life (enter: the Crazyfaith) and my musings on the movement I'm trying to create with my work and this show. I'm feeling a wee bit vulnerable posting and sharing this now, but, in the spirit of leaning in to my own discomfort, here goes. I'd love to hear what you think! I would like to do more of these solo shows (don't worry! I'm not going to give up the interviews!), so if what I had to say resonated, please let me know! PS. As I mentioned towards the end of the episode, the Raise your Hand Say Yes book club is coming! We’re starting with The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. Get your copy now and give it a read – the episode where we discuss it will air on March 4 and we'll also be doing a twitter chat following the episode. PPS. The other thing that I mentioned was the Q&A episode that I'm going to be hosting with my favorite friend Michelle Ward on March 11. If you have any questions for us about life or business or passion or entrepreneurship or early motherhood or our shiny hair, send them over! 100 Rejection Letters - Registration open through 10/31/16 Show Notes: Sliding Doors - the movie (watch it! so good!)
Rank #2: Ep. 3: Lisa Congdon on Creative Evolution.
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online personalities share offline realities. each week, caroline interviews a variety of guests known in the online realm about something less known in their day to day lives.
Rank #1: Jamie Lee Finch on owning your sexuality.
Jamie Lee Finch is an intuitive healer, sex witch, poet and relationship guide between humans and their bodies. She believes our bodies have a language, and that that language is our mother tongue. Trauma, she says, in any form -- including toxic experiences with fundamentalist religious belief -- is responsible for breaking down our ability to communicate successfully with our bodies; and any sort of illness or imbalance, dysfunction or disease is our bodies’ frustrated attempts to connect with and communicate to us. The work that Jamie does is in reassociating people with their bodies, the language their body is speaking, and the voice their body is speaking with; it is deep reconciliation healing work on a mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical level. Jamie is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and her practice is fully booked until 2019. Clearly, there’s a demand for this type of reconnection with our bodies. I was stoked to chat with Jamie over Skype, where we discussed owning your sexuality, and a bit on purity culture, too. Links: Jamie Lee Finch Jamie on Insta: @jamieleefinch Jamie on Twitter: @jamieleefinch Jamie on Facebooke: Jamie Lee Finch Caroline Lee Caroline on Insta: @teamwoodnote Caroline on Twitter: @teamwoodnote Out of Line on Insta: @outoflinepodcast email Caroline: email@example.com
Rank #2: Lisa Gungor on nudity.
Lisa Gungor is a singer/songwriter from the band ‘Gungor’, which is made up of she and her husband, Michael. She’s the mother of Amelie and Lucie, two beautiful daughters, and she just released her first book entitled the Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen. Lisa lives in Los Angeles, so I went over to her recording studio where we chatted about nudity… and we even got naked in the process. -- Links: Lisa Gungor Lisa's new book: The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen Lisa on Insta: @lisagungor Lisa on Twitter: @lisagungor Gungor music Caroline Lee Caroline on Insta: @teamwoodnote Caroline on Twitter: @teamwoodnote Out of Line on Insta: @outoflinepodcast Out of Line on Facebook: Out of Line with Caroline Lee email Caroline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Podcast by Phoebe Lovatt
Rank #1: Summer School Lesson #2 - How To Find Your Brand Voice with Glossier's Annie Kreighbaum.
THE WW CLUB SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 - TEN WEEKS OF CAREER LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN ANYWHEREEpisode #2: Glossier's Executive Editor Annie Kreighbaum talks about finding your brand voice.
Rank #2: Summer School Lesson #8 - How to Develop Your Aesthetic with Kai Avent-deLeon [Sincerely, Tommy].
The WW Club founder Phoebe Lovatt in conversation with Sincerely, Tommy founder Kai Avent-deLeon
Let's explore what it takes to craft a sustainable, profitable, FUN business, while staying enthusiastic and motivated. Whether you just opened your first Etsy shop, or you've been selling your art, design or writing full-time for years - you struggle with doubt, loneliness, motivation and getting it all done. In this podcast we'll explore what you REALLY want from your small business so that you can follow your enthusiasm, make your art and make money. Each episode is a mini-lesson in exploring what you want out of your OWN business, so that you can craft a life and business that fills your life with enthusiasm. Find more lessons at http://taraswiger.com
Rank #1: 288: How I use planners in my business - Asana edition.
How do you keep track of all the moving parts in a recurring or upcoming projects? What if you’re waiting on other people to do their part before you can do your part? I do this with project management apps, so today we’re going to make it a bit less overwhelming and how to pick the software that will help you. This week I’m answering the question that occurs after you make a map - how the heck do I keep track of all the moving parts? You see, in my book Map Your Business and in my Starship Program, you begin by getting clear on your big vision. Then you set a goal and break it down into steps and actionable to-dos. But after you have that big list of what you need to do and the order you need to do them in, then what? How do you make sure you don’t forget the stuff that comes LATER? And that’s where a lot of us get stuck. So for the month of December on the podcast, we’re having a series on planning - the actual figuring out what to do each day and week. Last week we started by talking about how to keep track of the current week and how I use paper planners for that. Today we’ll talk about task management software to keep track of ongoing or recurring projects. Next week, we’ll talk about how to pick your next big project. And we’ll kick off the new year with an episode on January 1, about planning your best year yet. I started using digital planning tools when... I started tracking to-dos digitally in my business, (especially recurring projects like marketing and this podcast), when I hired my first virtual assistant (VA). The easiest way for me to communicate what I did for each project, and to make sure we didn’t miss a single step, was to put it all in a checklist. What I learned right away is that having it down on a checklist made every single task so much faster to do, not just for my VA, but for me too! There’s a whole book about this - The Checklist Manifesto. Basically, knowing exactly what to do next saves you time, it saves you energy thinking of what’s next, and it saves you mistakes. We started out using Evernote, but soon we moved to Asana. Evernote was great at having a checklist, but it didn’t make any reminders or prompt us to do the next step. If you’ve got ANYONE else in your business, even if they’re just super part-time (my VA started at 2 hours a week!), you definitely need some way to communicate tasks, deadlines and checklists. It’s going to give you peace of mind when you can SEE that they’ve done each part of the task, (and you will save time by not having to talk about every single thing, every single time). Now, if you don’t have anyone else in your team, you can still use project management software to keep YOU on top of things. Do YOU need digital planning tools? Here’s how to decide: First, know your projects. I have Starship Captains start by listing ALL of their projects - onetime things they’re working on, recurring projects, the steps to their social media posts, anything they do or plan to do in a month. Then you can split it down into “repeating” and “one-time”. How many things do you have to hand back and forth to someone else? Second, ask yourself - how do you keep track of the repeating tasks now? Maybe you have a paper system that works great (I put my first marketing plan on a post it and just kept the post it on my computer screen). Or maybe you’re forgetting half of every repeating task, or it’s taking you twice as long to remember - in which case, a checklist would be SUPER helpful. You could do the checklist manually or digitally - whichever you’re more likely to see. Third, how do you keep track of next steps for one-time projects? Is that working for you? Would you prefer to be reminded of deadlines or next steps? Captains use project management software to keep track of production, including wholesale orders and show prep. (If you’re in the Starship Community you can ask about how exactly they organize it all!) But WHAT tool do you need? If you’re current tools aren’t working for you, then let’s look at some digital options. Now, before we go any further, I really want to stress one point - NOTHING WORKS UNLESS YOU USE IT. Sometimes we get all wrapped up in finding the “perfect” tool or the one other successful biz owners use, but none of that matters. What matters is if YOU use it or not. The tool that will work best for you is the one you regularly use, put information into, and actually look at. There are so many options for To Do list apps, I’m not even going to get into all the specific options. What you need to know is that a checklist app like ToDoist is different from a note-keeping app that has checklists like Evernote or GoogleKeep, which is different from task management software. I’ve used Evernote and I currently use GoogleKeep to keep track of notes on the fly and checklists related to my personal life. I like that I can save documents, links, checklists, everything in one place. This was great when I was starting - my VA and I created a folder in Evernote for Standard Operating Procedures (we called it the Flight Manual) for everything - from checklists to launch plans, to project mapping. But project management software takes it to the next level by letting you create TASKS. You can give those tasks deadlines, you can create a checklist under the task, and you can set the task to repeat! This is really great if you: Have a project that needs to be done in the exact same way every week or month (like my podcast!) Have a project that is waiting for other people (knitwear designers who use editors, test knitters, etc.) Have a project that needs to be paced out (you need to do step 1 by this date, step 2 by this date, so step 3 can get done by a big deadline.) Using a system for these things: Keeps you on a schedule Takes it off your mind so you’re not trying to remember all the steps before you’d done the next step Prepares you to scale up and do more and bring people on who can do parts of it Helps you visually SEE all you do, which makes you feel accomplished and proud Where to start with digital planning? I recommend most people start with the steps I mentioned earlier - listing the projects you have. And then, making checklists first. Use something like GoogleKeep or Evernote and keep all your checklists together. Once you start to see that you want something to reoccur or repeat, you want to assign just part of the checklist to someone else, then put those checklists into tasks and projects inside a project management program. How I do it Now, I’ve filled this episode with tips for you to figure out what will best help you and with steps for you to follow, I know you will still ask what I use and what I do, so I’ll share my process with you, in hopes that it will inspire you to get going, and not worry about being perfect! I’ve been using Asana for years. It’s totally free and it has all the bells and whistles I need. The initial set-up took a bit of time, and I had to train myself and anyone who works with me to actually USE it regularly, but I’ve been building tasks in it one at a time, and it is a lifesaver. For my weekly projects like this podcast or my weekly emails or blog posts: I think through the task and add every single tiny step to the task (like a checklist) I run through DOING the task once using the checklist and I add anything I forgot I set the task to repeat I’ve learned through the years that if a task has more than one person who’s working on it, I CAN assign subtasks to different people, but it’s easiest to just create separate tasks for each person and then put them in the order they need to be done. For example, I write and record this podcast episode, that’s a task. Jay has a task to edit it. Holly has a task, once it’s been edited and uploaded to take all the pieces - the transcript, the recording, the video, any links and put it all in the blog post. That’s one tasks with quite a long checklist, because the blog post has a lot of moving parts, and she can’t do any of them until we’ve done our part. Now, even if I didn’t have Holly, I would still use this task, to remind MYSELF of what all the steps are. And what’s great about this is now I can hire anyone to do the task. I have to teach them the software involved, but the task even gives me a checklist of what software is involved in all the steps. It was much MUCH harder to start working with people when I had no checklists. Now, when I have a new project, like I started a Facebook group recently (join us! It’s free: fb.com/groups/taraswiger) - I put that in Asana too. Often I’ll talk out the project with Holly or Joeli inside Asana, then I’ll start to put the task list together. Then I keep adding ideas as I have them, then I assign it to people and pace out the due dates so the final project is done when I want it done. The Facebook group is actually a great example, because I’m the only one that worked on it, and yet I still created tasks to mark off as I went because I was learning from a few different sources and wanted to keep all my ideas in one place and then be sure I actually DID them. So that’s how I use project management software in my business to both plan and be sure I follow through on my plans. I’d love to know what apps and tools YOU use and how you plan... and guess what? You can come tell me in the group! Come over to facebook.com/groups/taraswiger to join makers who are growing in confidence AND in profit, just like you! The group is limited to those who have a creative business, so if that is you, please come join us! And remember to tune in next week where I’ll be sharing how you can choose between all the projects you’re excited to create in 2020. Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast288
Rank #2: 239: How to plan the best year ever.
How can you plan to have the best year? Not just get everything done, but have a year you actually enjoy? It is both important to reach the goals you have set, and enjoy your time. What’s the point in building a business if you aren’t enjoying yourself? You’re never going to feel like you’re done in business. You’ll always be changing, growing, setting goals. THAT is what building a business is. So be sure that you enjoy the process of moving towards the goal, as much as you think you’ll enjoy actually reaching the goal. A couple tips as you sit down to do your New Year Planning: 1. How do you want to feel? How do you want to feel as you work on your goal? How do you want to feel when you reach your goal? (Check out the Desire Map for more on feelings + goals). You can bring these feelings into your planning - how can you feel this feeling RIGHT NOW? It can be hard to plan, if you feel scared or compressed. So before you plan, get in a great mood. 2. Make a list of the things that make you feel how you want to feel. Don’t worry about how it integrates with your work, just make the list! You’ll start to generate ideas for how this will integrate with your work. 3. Review what worked last year. You aren’t starting from scratch, you already KNOW stuff! Remember what you learned last year, what worked and what didn’t, and be sure to apply it to this year. 4. Narrow it down. Everything is not equally important. Pick one thing that will help you feel the way you want to feel. Pick one thing that will make the biggest impact (first domino). And do that first. Need help getting clear on where you want to go and then turning it into an actionable plan? Map Your Business guides you through all of the tips above, and you end up with a doable plan, followed by monthly review and quarterly goal-setting. Past New Year’s episodes: 7 Principles to have your best year ever The one resolution you should make (and how to do it) The importance of planning for the new year (and how I do it) Listen in at TaraSwiger.com/podcast239