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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 recognized 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. COMING JANUARY 2019

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 recognized 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. COMING JANUARY 2019
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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 recognized 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. COMING JANUARY 2019

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Episodes

Lesson 15 - Overcoming Adversity and Making an Impact with your Creative Expression with Simon Tam

4/15/2019
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This week on Creativity School, I’m talking to self proclaimed troublemaker Simon Tam, founder and bassist of the first Asian American dance rock band The Slants, author, TEDx speaker, podcaster, and the David that went up against the Goliath that is the US government in a fight for freedom of speech. Simon is a strong believer in creating work from your values and making the things you want to see in the world, in order to make an impact and create positive change. In this episode we talk...

Duration:01:17:46

Lesson 14 - Turning a Hobby Into a Dream Career with Kyndra Holley Part 2

4/8/2019
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This week on Creativity School, we’re back with Part 2 of our conversation with Kyndra Holley, international bestselling cookbook author and the powerhouse behind the massively popular food blog Peace, Love and Low Carb. If you didn’t listen to Part 1 our talk, go back and listen to Episode 13 to find out all about how Kyndra started her blog back in 2011 as a hobby that made zero money, and eventually turned it into a full time dream career that now supports her family. On this episode,...

Duration:00:46:16

Lesson 13 - Turning a Hobby Into a Dream Career with Kyndra Holley Part 1

4/1/2019
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Have you ever dreamed of monetizing a hobby and turning it into a successful career? It’s entirely possible, and on this week’s episode of Creativity School our guest Kyndra Holley is here to tell us exactly how she did it. Kyndra is an international bestselling cookbook author, and the powerhouse behind Peace, Love and Low Carb, a massively popular food blog that gets 4 million page views a month. She started her blog back in 2011 simply as a hobby to lose weight, using a first generation...

Duration:01:23:45

Lesson 12 - Creativity + Perfectionism with Grace Chon

3/18/2019
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On today’s episode of Creativity School I discuss perfectionism and why it’s so detrimental to our creativity, especially when we’re starting something new! Listen to find out why we should stop being focused on perfection, and what we can do instead to create work from a space that’s healthier, more loving, and free of shame, judgement and fear. This episode is a must listen if you struggle with perfectionism in your work, and you feel like you can’t share anything you make until it’s...

Duration:00:28:56

Lesson 11 - Perseverance, Creating From Your Why, and the Best Donuts in LA with James Choi

3/11/2019
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How did an aspiring pro-golfer turned accountant end up opening one of of LA's most popular cafes with ZERO restaurant experience? Tune into today's episode of Creativity School, to find out the incredible origins story of how my good friend James Choi started Cafe Dulce, one of the most popular bakeries and cafés in the entire city. With 4 locations, thousands of reviews on Yelp and lines out the door, people can’t seem to get enough of Dulce’s specialty coffee and creative pastries –...

Duration:01:16:44

Lesson 10 - Creating with Intention, Going Viral, and Making Your Dreams Come True with Nathalie Basha

3/4/2019
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Nathalie Basha is a Webby nominated travel journalist with a passion for telling stories about the intersection between people, culture and fascinating places. She shoots, writes, edits, and reports on her stories both at home in LA and around the world on assignment. Basically, she has a dream career! And her pieces regularly go viral, getting millions upon millions of views per story. One video alone has more than 70 MILLION views and counting! If you're interested at all in being a...

Duration:01:15:34

Lesson 09 - Feed Your Soul with a Creative Side Project with Kevin Butler

2/25/2019
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We talk a lot on Creativity School about making things simply because it makes us happy, even if we don’t have a bigger plan for it. Yet we often find ourselves feeling like our creativity needs to be more purposeful than that - if it doesn’t make us money, what’s the point? In today’s episode, I’m talking to someone who has an extremely demanding day job, and started a creative side project for one reason: purely because it was fun. What happened next was beyond his imagination! Kevin...

Duration:01:17:50

Lesson 08 - The Power of Being Unapologetically You in Your Work with Evita Castine

2/18/2019
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Today’s episode digs into the power of owning your story and being authentically and unapologetically yourself in your work. Because what you create is a reflection of who you are – whether it’s a film, a photo, a business or a cupcake! Being so honest can be pretty scary for most people, myself included. I struggle with this a lot, especially on social media. But this conversation reveals how when you can embrace your identity and the things that make you different, the more relatable,...

Duration:01:20:20

Lesson 07 - Building Self Confidence and Resilience as a Creative with Aimee Hoover

2/11/2019
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Today’s episode is for everyone that was told you can’t make money doing what you love, especially as an artist. (I have a feeling this is the majority of us!) The myth of the starving artist is one of the biggest misconceptions there is about creativity. I was told my entire life that I could never make a living with my creative hobbies. But my guest today, Aimée Hoover, has made a successful career as an extraordinary fine artist for 20 years, painting contemporary portraits of animals....

Duration:01:07:08

Lesson 06 - Get Stuff Done Without Distractions and Bad Habits with Jake Kahana

2/4/2019
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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:01:17:55

Lesson 05 - How to Find Your Creative Passion When You’re Busy with Sylvia Ray

1/28/2019
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Are you someone who feels like you don’t know what you like or what you’re good at? Do you feel like your life is so busy with work or parenthood, that you don’t even have the time to figure it out? Trust me. We can relate. Sylvia Ray says she didn’t know what she liked or was good at throughout most of her life. After becoming a mom of 2 young boys, she started feeling antsy but completely clueless about what she wanted to do. Sylvia finally found the passion she had been looking for her...

Duration:00:47:17

Lesson 04 - Becoming More Creative Using Your Intuition with Esther Loopstra

1/21/2019
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This week’s episode is all about HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE! How to tap into it, how to follow the creative process, and how to feed your creative spirit by listening to your intuition. This is just the first of many episodes devoted to becoming more creative, and I’m excited to bring you Esther’s take on it. My guest today, Esther Loopstra, is a prolific artist and illustrator, specializing in food and travel, hand-lettering, and surface design. Her work has been used for print ads,...

Duration:01:02:53

Lesson 03 - Creativity + Fear

1/14/2019
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Lesson 3 is all about the 4 letter F-WORD: FEAR. It's probably the first major block that's holding you back from starting what you want to start, building the thing you want to build, and leveling up to become the person you want to be. But what if we reframed our fears, and looked at it as something that's a tool and not a hindrance? In this episode, I talk about how to start taking the steps to punch fear right in the face, and move forward in actionable, bite-size baby steps toward...

Duration:00:44:25

Lesson 02 - Quitting the Traditional Path to Success with Shinah Chang

1/7/2019
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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? Shinah Chang is the owner of Crooked Calligraphy, a modern calligraphy studio. She calls herself an unconventional calligrapher and her work stands out because she likes curse words and isn’t afraid to use them, in real life or in her work. Shina teaches classes, creates work for weddings and events, and for clients like Disney and Nordstrom. But Shinah’s...

Duration:01:05:27

Lesson 01 - Introducing Creativity School

12/20/2018
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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! In this introductory episode, I talk about why creativity is important, how we are all creative, and the things that can happen when we tap into our creativity and allow it to guide us. Mentioned in this episode: -What is creativity -Why is creativity important -Why we are all creative, and the things that can happen when we tap into our creativity and...

Duration:00:26:37