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Welcome to Creativity School, the podcast all about how to tap into your creative potential and put your greatness out into the world! If you feel a calling to do something, make something, or be something more and don’t know how to start or need some motivation to keep going, this is the show for you. Each week, we’ll dive deep into conversation with crazy creative people who are already out there doing amazing things, so you can learn how to do the same. I’m your host, Grace Chon, an internationally acclaimed animal photographer and author, and I believe everyone is creative! I know you can find more fulfillment and joy in life by adding your special something to the world, so let’s get your gifts out there.

Welcome to Creativity School, the podcast all about how to tap into your creative potential and put your greatness out into the world! If you feel a calling to do something, make something, or be something more and don’t know how to start or need some motivation to keep going, this is the show for you. Each week, we’ll dive deep into conversation with crazy creative people who are already out there doing amazing things, so you can learn how to do the same. I’m your host, Grace Chon, an internationally acclaimed animal photographer and author, and I believe everyone is creative! I know you can find more fulfillment and joy in life by adding your special something to the world, so let’s get your gifts out there.

Location:

United States

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Welcome to Creativity School, the podcast all about how to tap into your creative potential and put your greatness out into the world! If you feel a calling to do something, make something, or be something more and don’t know how to start or need some motivation to keep going, this is the show for you. Each week, we’ll dive deep into conversation with crazy creative people who are already out there doing amazing things, so you can learn how to do the same. I’m your host, Grace Chon, an internationally acclaimed animal photographer and author, and I believe everyone is creative! I know you can find more fulfillment and joy in life by adding your special something to the world, so let’s get your gifts out there.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Lesson 44 - The Right Time to Quit with Grace Chon

11/5/2019
How do you know when you should keep going in pursuit of your wildest dreams, or throw in the towel and walk away? This is one of my most personal episodes yet, and I share with you the 3 questions I ask myself when I reach obstacles or a crossroads and have to decide which path to choose. I talk about some of the hardest, darkest parts of my 11 year career, things I’ve never talked about publicly before. These are the times I was so sure I had to stop chasing my dreams of being a pet...

Duration:00:45:09

Lesson 43 - Following Your Intuition and Creating from the Inside Out with Kimothy Joy

10/29/2019
How can we forever change the course of our life by listening to our inner nudges and "following the feeling?" Our guest this week has a story that exemplifies everything we discuss on this show, and the magic that unfolds when you listen and take action! This week on Creativity School, I’m talking to Kimothy Joy, a watercolor and pen illustrator passionate about creating artwork that uplifts and empowers women and girls. Kimothy shares how she went from feeling lost, broken, and...

Duration:01:16:21

Lesson 42 - Manifesting Your Creativity Through the Akashic Records with Helen Vonderheide

10/22/2019
What are the Akashic Records and how can you use them as a tool to reconnect to who you are and manifest your unique creative expression? This week on Creativity School, I’m talking to my teacher Helen Vonderheide, Elite Certified Akashic Records Teacher and Practitioner. Helen gave me my Beginning Practitioner Certification, and I’m thrilled she’s here to teach us all about what the Akashic Records are, and how we can use them to illuminate our path, manifest our creative greatness, and...

Duration:01:31:17

Lesson 41 - Authentically Craft Brand Messaging That Stands Out with Rachael Kay Albers

10/15/2019
With so much content out there, how can we create brand messaging that actually stands out in a memorable way and reach the right audience for our creative business? This week on Creativity School, Rachael Kay Albers is here to teach us how to create epic, unforgettable brand messaging and content through humor, connection, and fun! Rachael is a Creative Director and Lead Designer at RKA Ink, and the host of her business sketch comedy show Awkward Marketing. Rachael uses comedy and...

Duration:01:08:46

Lesson 40 - Celebrate Being a Multi-Passionate Creative with D’ana Joi Spencer

10/8/2019
We’re often told to find our zone of genius and hone in on one area of expertise, but what if you have more than one creative calling? Can you still be successful with your creative talents when everyone else is niching down? This week on Creativity School, D’Ana Joi Spencer, multi-passionate creative extraordinare, is here to tell us why we should celebrate having multiple creative talents and fully own all of them. If you’re naturally curious, interested, and talented at a lot of...

Duration:01:14:13

Lesson 39 - Unlock Your Creative Potential Through Meditation with Brad Gantt

10/1/2019
We know that meditation can help you reduce stress and anxiety, among many other health benefits, but can meditation actually help you become more creative? The answer is YES! And through some simple and effective techniques, it doesn’t require thought shaming and rigid postures to get there. This week on Creativity School, Brad Gantt, meditation teacher and creative director, talks to us about how meditation can help rid our internal clutter, get us into a flow state, and allow us to...

Duration:01:42:56

Lesson 38 - Embracing Vulnerability as your Greatest Strength with BJ Williams

9/24/2019
How can we begin to embrace vulnerability as our greatest strength, rather than a weakness? This week on Creativity School, I’m speaking to BJ Williams about breaking stigmas surrounding mental health and being vulnerable, particularly for black men in America who are 20% more likely to experience mental illness than the general population. BJ is the creator of a video series called Can I Be Vulnerable?, which encourages black men to face and normalize their vulnerability and mental health....

Duration:01:11:51

Lesson 37 - The Creative and Healing Power of Cannabis with Monica Lo

9/16/2019
This week on Creativity School, my guest Monica Lo and I have an open minded discussion about cannabis and it’s incredible power as a wellness tool for maximizing your creativity and promoting physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Monica is a photographer and creative director working to change the public perception of cannabis users. She’s also the creator of Sous Weed®, a blog dedicated to using cannabis as a superfood ingredient as opposed to merely a psychoactive additive. Our...

Duration:01:13:34

Lesson 36 - Make What You Need to See in the World with Jane Gahng

9/9/2019
What if you have a burning desire to make something that you need to see exist in the world, but you don’t have any experience and the thought of creating it terrifies the crap out of you? Do you run away or do you answer the call? My guest Jane Gahng decided to confront all her fears, and make it anyway! Jane is an illustrator and lettering artist, and she shares her story about how she saw a need for an in-person conference celebrating Asian American/ Pacific Islander women and despite...

Duration:01:06:23

Best Of - Get Stuff Done Without Distractions and Bad Habits with Jake Kahana

9/4/2019
Do you have a creative project you really want to work on, but put it off because you just don’t have the time for it? Then today’s episode is just for you! My guest Jake Kahana says nobody taught us how to work, and he wants to change that. Jake is an artist and teacher helping people thrive in a world overrun with distractions by leading them in unlearning bad habits and replacing them with new, better ones. He’s also the king of side projects and the co-founder of Caveday, a company...

Duration:01:17:46

Lesson 34 - The Business of Being Creative with Jennifer Perkins

8/26/2019
How can you be a badass creative entrepreneur and make money doing what you love? This week on Creativity School, I talk to Jennifer Perkins, a creative content designer and crafter for places like HGTV and DIY Network. Jennifer has worked in the creative industry as an author, editor, and television host, for over 20 years, and she’s also the host of Creative Queso, a podcast all about the business of being creative. If you want to learn more about how to make money with the things you...

Duration:01:24:35

Lesson 33 - Discover Your Unique Purpose using Human Design with Laura Olsen

8/19/2019
This week on Creativity School, I talk to Laura Olsen, a creative coach that helps people define their message and get it online using a variety of tools, including Human Design. If you’ve never heard of Human Design before, you’re about to get a crash course on how this tool gives you an overview of the mechanics of how you operate, and “is the owner’s manual that we didn’t get at birth.” By learning our Human Design type we can gain a deeper understanding of who we really are, and remove...

Duration:01:26:44

Rerelease - The Magic of Letting Go of Perfection with Carrie Brummer

8/13/2019
I HAD SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THIS EPISODE AND AM RELEASING IT AGAIN IN CASE YOU HAD TROUBLE LISTENING THE FIRST TIME. How funny that the episode about not being perfect, came out... not perfect. Enjoy! * * * How do we finally let go of perfectionism and experience the magic that unfolds when we create with complete freedom? This week on Creativity School, we dig into how perfectionism is poison and not something to be proud of with Carrie Brummer. Carrie is a visual artist...

Duration:01:05:16

Lesson 32 - The Slower You Grow: Building a Business at Your Own Pace with Jessica Gonzalez

8/12/2019
We often hear about how necessary it is to hustle, grind and work until we’re exhausted and burned out when starting a new business. But is it possible to build a successful business by intentionally growing it slow and without the pressure to grow as quickly as possible? This week on Creativity School, I talk to Jessica Gonzalez, a beekeeper and the founder of Happy Organics, a wellness company that provides honey and CBD products for the body and mind. Jessica shares her journey to...

Duration:00:49:45

Lesson 31 - The Magic of Letting Go of Perfection with Carrie Brummer

8/5/2019
How do we finally let go of perfectionism and experience the magic that unfolds when we create with complete freedom? This week on Creativity School, we dig into how perfectionism is poison and not something to be proud of with Carrie Brummer. Carrie is a visual artist and has had work displayed in The Smithsonian and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She’s also an art educator, and the founder of Artist Strong, a community that supports people by giving them the permission to be...

Duration:01:03:20

Lesson 30 - 3 Simple Secrets to being Successful with Your Work

7/29/2019
This week on Creativity School, I share 3 simple secrets to being successful with your creative work, especially if you want to build a long-lasting career. The ideas in this episode are the things that have helped me succeed as a creative entrepreneur and artist, and if you can stay committed to these tips - THEY WORK! Also listen in the introduction to find out the inspiring way Lulu Wang, director and writer of the critically acclaimed film The Farewell, overcame obstacles to make her...

Duration:00:56:18

Best Of - Create Your Own Unique Path to Success and Happiness with Shinah Chang

7/22/2019
What do you do when you’ve worked hard all your life doing everything you were “supposed” to do, only to end up unfulfilled and lost? Today’s guest Shinah Chang is the owner of Crooked Calligraphy, a modern calligraphy studio. She calls herself an unconventional calligrapher and teaches classes, creates work for weddings and events, and for corporate clients like Disney and Nordstrom. But Shinah started her journey on a very traditional path to success. She had a tiger mom, got a perfect...

Duration:00:52:09

Lesson 28 - Mental Health, Burning Out and Finding Joy in Your Work Again with Seung Hee Lee

7/15/2019
What happens when the thing you love to make the most completely burns you out? This week on Creativity School, I have a very honest conversation about mental health and burning out with Korean chef and author Seung Hee Lee. Seung Hee is a self proclaimed “disease detective” by day as a full time Epidemiologist, and a classically trained chef and side hustling pop-up chef by night. She’s also a traditionally published author of a Korean cookbook, which she worked on and released while...

Duration:01:12:58

Lesson 27 - Retrain Your Mind and Unf*ck Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil

7/8/2019
How can we override our brains and stop our negative self talk, fear of failure, and perfectionism from getting in the way of making the awesome work we want to make? On this week’s episode of Creativity School, I talk to Master Certified Coach Kara Loewentheil about how to unf*ck your brain, and step by step change your thought patterns beyond just positive thinking. Kara left a legal career behind and has grown her coaching business from zero to seven figures in just 3 years. She teaches...

Duration:01:10:19

Lesson 26 - Creating Work That Has Purpose and Meaning with Von Wong

7/1/2019
On this week’s episode of Creativity School, I talk to legendary viral photographer, artist and visual engineer Von Wong. Von has been hugely influential in the photography industry for over a decade with his massive online following and work seen all over the world, and he drops so much knowledge and insight about the creative life in this illuminating conversation about success, failure and everything in between. Von Wong is a former mining engineer turned self taught photographer, and we...

Duration:01:36:18