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Process with Marcella Chamorro

Process is a podcast for creators and makers who struggle to manage the ups and downs of a creative life, despite the impact they make on our world. Hosted by Marcella Chamorro, this show reveals strategies and stories for managing the rollercoaster of creativity. Discover how you can maintain a peaceful mindset throughout your creative journey. While Marcella confesses she isn't a licensed coach or therapist, she shares the practical methods she's used to experience peace of mind and creative flow throughout all her projects. More importantly, she interviews successful entrepreneurs and creatives from all walks of life to tell their stories and share what has worked for them in the past, including how to avoid burnout, when to put yourself first, what advice to follow when making a big life or business change, and more. Get ready to deep dive into topics such as meditation, zen practices, stoicism, journaling, morning pages, entrepreneurship, failure, and all sorts of tools that can help makers live a more peaceful and creative life.

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Authenticity in What We Make with Spencer Fry [038]

Welcome to episode #038 of Process, with Spencer Fry.Spencer is a 32-year-old serial entrepreneur from New York. His latest project, Coach, is his fourth project, and it focuses on helping creators make a living off their passion. From email marketing to online courses to landing pages, Coach is dedicated to helping creators grow their audience while making money.(Because you're listening to this podcast, chances are you have a passion that you'd love to make a living off of, so I'm pumped to share Spencer's experiences with you.)During the episode, we talk about: His favorite part of all his projects (past and present) Simplifying the sales process for online entrepreneurs Competing against behemoths like Mailchimp and InfusionSoft Marketing authentically, instead of traditionally Hiring a team that are makers that sell digital products, too Spending the majority of his time talking to people (customers or potential customers) Avoiding burnout when he works nearly 7 days a week Starting his journey as a creator at 11 years old Listen to the episode You can also listen on your phone! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Connect with Spencer Fry across the web:- his company, Coach- his personal website, SpencerFry.com- on Twitter at @spencerfry- on Instagram at @spencerfry "There are two main ways that people put their work up online. One is to get jobs, so the artist and designer side. The other is to make a living and make a profit and become successful, and that's who I wanted to work with next." — Spencer Fry Thanks for listening to this episode! I'd love to hear what you thought, so let me know on Twitter? And if it resonated with you, I'd appreciate if you'd post a review over on iTunes. That way, more people will find the show, too. Click to leave a review on iTunes → Tune in next week for another coffee break episode with yours truly. If you're interested in more of the behind-the-scenes look at creating a new project, be sure to listen in.xo,Marcella

38mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #1

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What It Means to Be a Creative Rebel with Violeta Nedkova [037]

Welcome to episode #037 of Process, with Violeta Nedkova.Violeta is an online entrepreneur based in Bulgaria who helps creative rebels build unique and authentic businesses. She's spent the last few years exploring the online space: writing, consulting, becoming a coach, and much more. Starting this year, she's decided to make building community her biggest priority.Fun fact: We recorded this episode the day before her 30th birthday AND launched her latest project! 🎉During the episode, we talk about: Why she chose to make her next project a community How she uses Twitter to build her business What changed when she finally hired an assistant When she schedules her work to connect with customers in different time zones How she vets people before letting them into her community What she does to fight her business's lows Her number one tip for creativity Listen to the episode You can also listen on your phone! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Connect with Violeta Nedkova across the web:- on her website, VioletaNedkova.com- her latest project, The Creative Rebel Academy- on Twitter at @violetanedkova- her Facebook group, The Creative Rebels "You need to learn to enjoy community without thinking of it as a business commodity, even though it is." — Violeta Nedkova Thanks for listening to this episode! I'd love to hear what you thought, so let me know on Twitter? And if it resonated with you, I'd appreciate if you'd post a review over on iTunes. That way, more people will find the show, too. Click to leave a review on iTunes → Tune in next week for an interview with Spencer Fry of Coach!xo,Marcella

35mins

4 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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Does Investing in People Really Work? with Moose Winans [036]

Welcome to episode #036 of Process!It feels so good to be back with the first interview in months and months. And what an interview to start with—a talk with Moose Winans of CameraTips.com.To be honest, Moose and I recorded this interview back in July. I wasn't able to publish it for you until now because I spent a few months dealing with some personal health issues (morning sickness sucks).BUT, better late than never, right?Even if it's been months and months since we sat down to chat, Moose's wisdom about online business is gold. His approach to the online space—always putting people first—is so refreshing and not something you hear everyday. I can't wait for you to hear it. So, before you listen in, let's get to know Moose Winans, photography master!Moose is a photographer who runs a website called CameraTips.com, which he describes as "the beginners only tree house in a backyard filled with photographers of all skill levels." I personally have used his products to get to know my new camera and take better photos. But photography isn't Moose's greatest passion—that honor belongs to his family.During the episode, we talk about: Is his name really Moose?! 🐃 How he got into photography way back when, and how it developed into CameraTips.com What it took to purchase an ultra-coveted domain like CameraTips.com The journey from blog into full-blown business—as a newlywed, no less! Why he created his first paid product (which started out as free) How putting people first has led to a business large enough to sustain his entire family The Netflix show we both love and how it's inspired us as creators How he deals with the ebb and flow of his creative inspiration Listen to the episode You can also listen on your phone! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Connect with Moose Winans across the web:- on his website, CameraTips.com- on Twitter at @moosewinans- on Instagram at @moosewinans- on YouTube over here "If you put in the time, if you wait patiently, and you reply to every single comment and reply to every single question, you go out of your way to help other people, that it's going to return back to you."— Moose Winans Thanks for listening to episode #036! I'd love to hear what you thought, so let me know on Twitter? If it resonated with you, I'd appreciate it if you'd post a review over on iTunes. That way, more people will find the show, too. Click to leave a review on iTunes → Moose, thanks for taking the time to chat with me and share your stories with everyone listening. Tune in next week for a new episode with Violeta Nedkova. 🙋🏻xo,Marcella

42mins

26 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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Coffee Break: Behind the scenes of a pivot [035]

Welcome back to the Process podcast!It's been months and months since my last episode, but I'm coming back full swing in 2017. I've got great episodes scheduled for the next few months, so stay tuned for all of this awesomeness on creativity and making stuff with peace of mind.This first episode of the year (#035) is what I'm calling a Coffee Break, or an episode where I take you behind the scenes of my own creative process and struggles I'm navigating with my projects.In this episode I'll dig into the question: How should I manage my shift in writing topics? More specifically: Who is my new target audience? Should I create a new project for this new writing topic, or should I keep writing at my current website? Let's get to it!Listen to the episode You can also listen on your phone! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow Notes:Things I mention:- Minimalism: Documentary on Netflix- Crush It!: Gary Vaynerchuk's book- Everyday Salt: the mini project I launched with friends in December 2016Questions you can use to help define your audience: What is their age range? Are they male or female? Are they married or single? What’s their pain … what problems are they trying to solve? What hobbies do they enjoy? What kind of movies or TV shows are they attracted to? What’s their favorite genres to read? Do they read or subscribe to specific magazines? What other publications do they subscribe to? Are they Super Readers (meaning they devour anything in the genre)? What authors do they read (meaning are they Super Fans of any)? Do they buy on impulse or are they coupon clippers? Are they sports fans? What social media platforms do they hang out on … and are you using them? What do they want, like, and need?  What kind of thing will make them laugh or settle in to read more?  What are the pain points and stressors in their lives and business that they wish they could find a solution to?  What will induce them to buy, or what will hold them back from taking the leap?  What will make them feel like they have achieved success, or like they’ve failed? If you're facing a similar issue in trying to figure out who your target audience is, feel free to take these questions and answer them yourself.Thanks for listening to episode #035! And thank you for coming back in 2017! Let me know what you thought on Twitter? I'm @marcinator over there.If this Coffee Break episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it if you'd post a review over on iTunes. That way, more people will find the show, too! Click to leave a review on iTunes → Remember to tune into the next episode with Moose Winans over here!xo,Marcella

28mins

26 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Storytelling in captions with Anna Quinlan [034]

This is episode #034 of Process!I'm pumped to go back to our regular format here on Process: an interview.  My guest on this episode is Anna Quinlan!The best way to describe Anna is the word storyteller. She likes to tell all kinds of stories: about motherhood, fitness, nature, and more.For many years, she worked a corporate job—but, after a serendipitous encounter with a photographer on the beach, she worked hard to make her jump into freelance writing and achieve the freedom to live every day the best way possible.During the episode, we talk about: When she fell in love with storytelling What role fitness plays in her creative life Why writing is a "party trick" Her journey from a marketing job to a full-time freelance writer How Instagram has impacted her business The one "magic trick" to becoming a writer After we finished our conversation, I actually replayed it a few times just because I needed to hear some of Anna's kick-in-the-pants motivation again. So, I hope you enjoy hearing all about Anna and her journey as much as I did.Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Connect with Anna on the interwebs:- on her website, annaquinlan.net- on Instagram at @quinlanannaHere are the links mentioned during the episode:- The blog post where I first found Anna: "The Hardest Mile"- Picture of Anna on the Megaformer (not Mega-reformer, woops 😂)Again, thanks for listening to episode #034!I'd love to hear what you thought about this interview! Let me know on Twitter?Also, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: Leave a review on iTunes → Oh, and...I'll be back next week with another interview—with a drastically different kind of maker.In next week's episode, I'll be talking to someone who focuses exclusively on selling photography "cheat cards" online. The best part? His approach to business is so refreshing. Until then! :-)xo,Marcella

45mins

8 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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Coffee Break: I'm back! And things have changed (for the better) [033]

Photo credit: Craig Garner at unsplash I'm BAAAACK!After a few months "on a break" from the podcast, I'm back with episode #033 of Process. Which kind of begins "season 2" of the podcast, I think?In the last episode, I told you about why I felt it was necessary that I go on a creative "break" of sorts, to really do some heavy thinking about this upcoming book and work hard on finishing it.WELL, I have some news about that...You can listen to the full episode below to get the entire story, during which you'll hear more about: What the break was like How the book changed over the break Why I'm podcasting again, even though the book isn't quite finished yet What's coming up on this "season 2" of the podcast Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherAlso, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: Leave a review on iTunes → Thanks so much for sticking with the podcast through this "break" and listening to today's episode. I hope the backstage view at my book-writing process is helpful to you in some way. :-)I'll be back next week with an awesome conversation with Anna Quinlan, a talented writer. I loved our conversation and can't wait to share it with you! Sending you lots of love and light!xo,MarcellaPS. I missed you! 🙈

15mins

1 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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What do you make? (& an announcement) [032]

Photo credit: Lauren Mancke at unsplash Welcome to episode #032 of Process!I have a new podcast episode for you—and it's a special one because it's the LAST one for a few months. 😱Not going to lie, I'm a little sad about it because I love recording the show ... BUT there's a very exciting reason behind this decision. Which I explain in depth during this episode, including: What I define as "making" (and an example from a good friend) Why I need to stop podcasting to make ONE thing How to better understand our creative energy The ONE question that focused my work More details on my next project Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherAlso, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: Leave a review on iTunes → I'll be back in two months or so! Wish me luck?Sending you lots of love and light!xo,Marcella

25mins

22 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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How sales transforms our creativity with Jean Powell [031]

Welcome to episode #031 of Process!While the last episode was great fun to put together, it's a bit of a relief to be back to our regular format here on Process: an interview!I love talking to creative people from around the world and getting to know their journeys. On top of that, I love learning from them—and this episode is a great example of that. Because, to be honest, I know nothing about sales!My guest on this episode is Jean Powell, master of sales! Jean is an old friend of mine, and I've asked her to come on the show to talk to us about how selling can be a creative endeavor—and something we don't have to shy away from! While she's currently VP of Sales at MiiR (which she loves), she's also a writer, and I'm excited to ask her all about her love for sales, her job, and her own creative process.During the episode, we cover: How she fell in love with sales in the first place Why sales can lead to personal transformations How everyone can fall in love with sales (even if its a sore point for most creators) Her very different approach to managing a team The "Hell yes!" framework that helps her choose who to hire ... and who to date 😏 How selling can be creative The system she uses to teach her team to think for themselves and improve their craft What she's creating and why she chooses to not publish some of it I hope you enjoy hearing from Jean!Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Connect with this episode's guest, Jean Powell:- on her blog, jeanontap.com- on Twitter at @jeanontapHere are all the links mentioned during the episode:- World Domination Summit (where I first met Jean)- SxSW, a conference we've been to together a few times- Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:"When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near."- And my favorite thing Jean shared with us: "Approach sales from the angle of 'This is an opportunity to interact with a person where there's a transaction that will happen.'" Thanks for listening to episode #031!I'd love to hear what you thought about this interview! Let me know on Twitter?Also, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: Leave a review on iTunes → Also? Just a heads up that I won't be releasing a new episode next week. I'm going on vacation, w00t w00t! So I'll be back with a new episode the first week or April. Until then! :-)xo,Marcella

59mins

18 Mar 2016

Rank #8

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Makers answer: What are you struggling with? [030]

Photo credit: Bench Accounting on Unsplash Welcome to episode #030 of Process!I can't believe it's already been 30 episodes. How did that even happen?! Time really does fly.So, today's episode is very different from any I've recorded in the past. I decided to ask a bunch of my friends to share a short clip with us. Each of them tell me the following: What they're making What they're struggling with How they're managing that struggle I hope you enjoy hearing from some of my favorite makers!Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Below, you'll find everyone who contributed to this episode and a link to their Twitter account:- Mario Callejas- Natalie Hornsby- Rick Manelius- Jason Swett- Sue Caulfield- Helen Arceyut-Frixione- Aldo AguirreHere are all the links mentioned during the episode:- Mario Callejas's music over on Spotify- Article on clearing friendships: 3 strange areas of my life that need tidying- Caroline Kelso on episode #016 of Process-  Quote by C.S. Lewis:"Friendship has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”- Aldo Aguirre on episode #005 of Process- Quote by Cyril Connoly:"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."Thanks for listening to episode #030! I'd love to hear what you thought about this episode's different format: hit me up on Twitter and let me know?Also, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW ON ITUNES → Have an awesome week! :-)xo,Marcella

33mins

11 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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Conquering your inner self [029]

Welcome to episode #029 of Process!This episode is actually a very special one.Last summer, I was invited to Panama to give a talk during the Central American Entrepreneurship Forum. Being there was an honor—and so much fun, too! I loved sharing my talk with the 300 people who attended plus everyone who watched the livestream online (including my family back home)!But I haven't given that talk ever again.Until this episode.For the first time, I'm going to share the talk all over again—in English, of course! Recording this episode was fun because I got to revisit the talk I prepared almost a year ago. I'm now able to see so clearly how this particular experience in Panama planted the seeds for this podcast (which launched just one month later).Some of the topics covered in this episode include: The downsides of entrepreneurship Why every entrepreneur needs a therapist My entrepreneurial story—including how I absolutely failed and ended up hating myself Why creativity and peace of mind are more important than "success" The difference between external and internal development How to avoid burnout and stress The ridiculousness of worry and how to avoid it Listen to the episode You can also listen on the go! → iTunes // Overcast // StitcherShow notes:Here are all the links mentioned during the episode:- Panama's Entrepreneurship Week, where I gave this talk for the first time back in July 2015- Jose Bolaños over at Centro del Lider- David Cain on episode #03 of Process and his article How to stop your mind from talking all the timeThanks for listening to episode #029! This talk is near and dear to my heart, so I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments or thoughts on it, hit me up on Twitter? Also, if this episode resonated with you, I'd appreciate it so much if you could post an honest review over on iTunes. It would help me reach more people that may find these episodes valuable, too. You can leave a review by clicking the button below: Subscribe + Review on iTunes → I'm curious to hear what you'd like me to cover on next week's episode? Tweet me your suggestions. :-)xo,Marcella

21mins

4 Mar 2016

Rank #10