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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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231 Ratings
Average Ratings
195
13
10
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

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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.

Rank #1: The Five Books that Changed My Life

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There are a few books that have changed my life forever.  They've not only changed the way that I live, but they've changed the way that I view and build business.

Here are the five: (if you buy from here you can help support the podcast)

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

The War of Art

Tribes

The Brand Flip

The Icarus Deception

Ready to build your business? Let's Talk!

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.

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

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #2: OC003: Knowing what to do with fear

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Fear!  Any time that we even think of trying something new in life fear loves to show up and protect us /deter us from pursuing.  Fear is actually healthy and if we learn to manage it we can use it to propel us forward and create momentum.  We'll look at these questions?

Is my feat irrational or rational?

What is the worst that can happen?

What happens if I don't do it?

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

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Mar 09 2016

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Rank #3: 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:

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Apr 12 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: OC004 Three ways to make your ideas become a reality

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You have an idea!  That's awesome but the question we usually ask next is, now what? It doesn't matter if you're wanting to start business, create art or change your lifestyle so many ideas never become realized because we don't have a system of processing them.  We're going to look at ideas and process them in three distinct steps.

1.Protect and Nurture

2. Develop and Define

3. Release and Refine

Your idea(s) are worth developing!

Join creative entrepreneurs Valentina and Jack Fussell each week as they equip anyone who is dreaming a change in their lives, taking a leap into a new adventure or wondering if their idea is worth pursuing.

Valentina and Jack share from the midst of a total life relaunch moving their family of five 5000 miles from Copenhagen to Portland.  Each week they share their own journey and the insight they're gaining along the way.  Join them as they launch on their biggest adventure yet.

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

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Mar 22 2016

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 6 Things We Wish We Knew Five Years Ago

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Starting a business or making big pivots can be difficult.  We made a huge move a few years ago where we not only changed zip codes but we changed country codes. It's often difficult in the middle of big moves and risks to see beyond the work to evaluate how you're processing it all.  But what if we could time travel?

Imagine if we could hop in a Delorean and travel back to five years ago, what important lessons or insights would we share with ourselves?  Listen in as we share our top six things we wish that we knew five years ago.

Ready for some help with your idea or business? Let's Talk!

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.

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

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Aug 09 2019

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Rank #8: 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:

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Sep 15 2016

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Rank #9: Turning Failure into Momentum

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Failure!  It will happen to all of us!  The question isn't "will I fail?"  the question is "What do I do when I fail?"

The issue with failure is that it can rob us of what we ultimately want: to feel respected, valued and appreciated.  When we fail at something or one of our ideas fails it can sting deeply and if not dealt with correctly can actually derail us.  

Here are five ways to get through the failures:

1.  Know yourself.  Do I have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?

2. Map out what went wrong.  What contributed to the failure?

3. Reflect and pivot.  How adjustments can I make going forward?

4. Fill in the gaps.  What skills or knowledge do I need to acquire?

5. Get back up and go again.

Are you ready to make your failure work for you?  Let's talk!  Sign up here for a free consultation. 

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.

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

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Mar 26 2019

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Rank #10: 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:

Onward Creatives

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You can follow Valentina at:

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Feb 21 2017

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Rank #11: OC131: The Five Key Steps to a Growth Strategy

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The difference between an idle business and a growing one is a growth strategy.  Most startups don't survive more than a few years and many side hustles quickly plateau and never reach their full potential.  How do we increase our odds of success?  A growth strategy.

Regardless of whether the growth is revenue, influence, social following or internally, growth doesn't happen randomly.  Long term growth requires a deliberate strategy that focuses everything we do on seeing growth.  Here are five key steps to developing a growth strategy:

1. Clarity: You have to know what you want

2. Focus: It's all about growth

3.Strategy: Nothing happens randomly

4. Metrics: How to measure progress

5. Invest, Invest, Invest: There's no slot machine for growth.

Ready to develop a growth strategy?  Sign up here for a free consultation. 

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.

 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:

Onward Creatives

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Jan 31 2019

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Rank #12: OC066: How to Find Your Unique Path

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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 16 2017

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Rank #13: OC130: Stand Out with Value Added Marketing

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The very thing you need to grow your business is the thing most of us hate....marketing.  64% of us see marketing as annoying and intrusive . We hate it so much we'll pay extra for something to avoid the marketing.  So how do we stand out in the marketplace if people tune out the noise.

Value Added Marketing is the key.  Disney, Starbucks, Amazon, Toms and Barkbox are just a few brands who have built brands that Add Value to people....and we can't stop loving them.

How do you build Value Added Marketing?

1. Know your customer!  It all starts with them.

2. Discover the customer's problem.

3. Sell the solution, not the product.

4. Create a memorable customer experience.

Without Value Added Marketing, your brand is just another to ignore!

Want to discover how value added marketing can help you stand out?  Sign up here for a free consultation. 

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.

 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:

Onward Creatives

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Jan 24 2019

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Rank #14: OC047: Why Imagination Matters to Your Success

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When was the last time that you let yourself imagine?  When was the last time that you let your dreams just go, allowing your imagination to just go.  For many of us adulthood has brought with it extreme reality, leaving little or no room for imagination.  We may think imagination is just for the crazy artists or the movie makers in Hollywood.  The truth is that imagination is for people of all ages and can play a key role in determining your success.

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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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Oct 13 2016

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Rank #15: OC057: How to sell your idea to others

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We all have ideas to sell.  For some of us we need to sell our idea within our company to a boss, team or group of key stakeholders.  For others we need individuals, friends and family to buy into our idea.  Regardless of the context the process is the same and it requires us to know how to sell.  

Robert Louis Stevenson said "Everyone lives by selling something."

There are three key steps to selling our ideas.

1. Develop the idea

2. Determine who needs to know

3. Share the plan and involve others

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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 17 2016

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Feeling frustrated? Here's how to engage it!

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Frustration finds all of us at times.  Frustration isn't a sign that things aren't working, it's actually a sign that you're on the right path.  Frustration exists because we have taste.  When we see what can be in our business and we see where it is, we get frustrated.  If we see the gap as a failure then we quit, and someone else fills in the space.  But if we learn to live with frustration, and use it with a growth mindset incredible things can happen.

How do you turn frustration into momentum?

1. Remember that it's proof of your magic 2. Engage a growth mindset 3. Keep at it.

Feeling Frustrated?   Let's Talk!

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.

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

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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May 09 2019

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Rank #18: 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:

Onward Creatives

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You can follow Valentina at:

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You can Follow Jack at:

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Oct 27 2016

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Rank #19: 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 Valentina at:

House of Valentina Instagram Twitter Facebook

You can Follow Jack at:

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May 05 2017

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Rank #20: 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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