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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast. This is the place for anyone who is dreaming of making a change in their lives, taking a leap into a new adventure, and/or someone who wonders if the idea they have is worth pursuing. Through this First Season, join creative entrepreneurs, Valentina and Jack Fussell, as they launch into a new adventure with countless unknowns but plenty of examples of why they felt confident to jump, who has influenced them up until now, and what they are learning along the way each week.

Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast. This is the place for anyone who is dreaming of making a change in their lives, taking a leap into a new adventure, and/or someone who wonders if the idea they have is worth pursuing. Through this First Season, join creative entrepreneurs, Valentina and Jack Fussell, as they launch into a new adventure with countless unknowns but plenty of examples of why they felt confident to jump, who has influenced them up until now, and what they are learning along the way each week.
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Welcome to the Onward Creatives Podcast. This is the place for anyone who is dreaming of making a change in their lives, taking a leap into a new adventure, and/or someone who wonders if the idea they have is worth pursuing. Through this First Season, join creative entrepreneurs, Valentina and Jack Fussell, as they launch into a new adventure with countless unknowns but plenty of examples of why they felt confident to jump, who has influenced them up until now, and what they are learning along the way each week.

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English


Episodes

OC115: What's your problem? Can I solve it?

10/11/2018
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It's no longer enough to get a business license, open your doors, promote yourself and watch as the business comes in. Competition is more fierce than ever before both locally and globally (thanks to the internet). The best way to stand out is to know your audience. The brands that make their messaging, content and marketing about their audience are the brands that win. These brands create loyalty and transform us from consumers to evangelists. Here are four key questions to think...

Duration:00:42:53

OC114: The message that every person needs to hear

9/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:11

OC113: Build a business that scares you

9/20/2018
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If it doesn't scare you....it should! A good business idea should scare you. Here are three ways to know if your business idea is big enough. 1. It should frustrate you. 2. It should require more than you have. 3. It should require more than you can do. 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...

Duration:00:31:52

OC112: Start it right! The One Page Business Plan

9/13/2018
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You asked for it and here it is. The One Page 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...

Duration:00:55:29

OC111: You won't believe what happened when I wrote a business plan

9/6/2018
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You won't believe what happened when I wrote a business plan. I found my identity, defined my audience and locked in on my biggest idea yet. 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...

Duration:00:45:23

OC110: Building a larger audience

8/23/2018
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It's the question I hear more than any other....How do I build a larger audience? Here's the first four steps: 1. Create Content 2. Collaborate 3. Tell other people's stories 4. Engage, engage, engage 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...

Duration:00:27:40

OC109: How to sell without being salesy

8/9/2018
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How to sell without being salesy! 1. Know the difference between marketing and sales 2.Understand your audience 3. Know how you (and your product) helps. 4. Continue the "Woo" with a real ask 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...

Duration:00:32:29

OC108: Seven Steps to a Side Hustle

7/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:39

OC107: Turning identity from a liability into a strength with Valentina Fussell

7/19/2018
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Follow Valentina Fussell at: House of Valentina Valentina Fussell on Instagram 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...

Duration:01:01:46

OC106: Kayla Cote van Rensburg talks business, fashion and personal style

7/6/2018
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Visit Kayla at Dak & Co 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...

Duration:00:50:09

OC105: The battle for people's attention

6/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:40

OC104: Don't let your start determine your finish

6/14/2018
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Don't let your start determine your finish. None of us get to choose how we start, how we're wired and our environment. What we do every day after birth is on us. How do we finish well regardless of how we start? 1. Accept the past (and move past it) 2. Invest in personal growth 3. Focus on the finish 4. Invest in others 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...

Duration:00:38:41

OC103: What if you added more value?

6/7/2018
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We all have three problems with our creative endeavors. 1.We all need an audience to buy into what we're selling. 2. We all want to stand out from the competition. 3. We all want to feel secure on the journey. What if there was one solution to all three problems? What if you added more value? Value is always a good idea and will actually solve their problem and yours also. Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast for the creative dreamers and doers. Whether you’re just...

Duration:00:34:56

OC102: Don't go solo, get a partner

5/31/2018
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Don't go solo, get a partner Here are four keys to a successful partnership: 1. Know yourself 2. Choose wisely 3. Make a Plan 4. Build it together 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...

Duration:00:32:34

OC101: Love the freak inside you

5/24/2018
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Love the freak inside you! 1. It helps you live it 2. It helps you sell it 3. It helps others accept you 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 on FB Live each Monday night,...

Duration:00:31:53

OC100:My journey to identity and the next 100 episodes!

5/17/2018
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We made it to 100 episodes! Wow, we started this journey in Copenhagen, Denmark as we quit our jobs and since then we've podcasted in real time throughout the journey. To be honest, the destination that we've arrived at isn't the destination that we had in mind. We set out to find a new life and what we found was our identity. The journey hasn't been easy but it's been worth it. The journey to identity has four phases: 1. Ordinary life 2. Conflict (internal and external) 3. Discovery 4....

Duration:00:35:36

OC099: Getting over the gap of resistance

5/10/2018
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We launch with such excitement. We start the online store, publish the website, begin creating content and then we hit the gap. The gap is where we see something in our head that we don't yet see coming to reality. How do you push through the resistance and clear the gap? 1. Realize that this is reality. Nothing comes instantly! 2. Keep creating! When you've created....drink a bit of coffee and then create some more. 3. Pivot when needed. Join our Private Facebook Group! Welcome to...

Duration:00:31:52

OC098: How to sell through engaging not interrupting

5/4/2018
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The struggle is consistent and we all have the same issue....how do we sell? If you look up selling you'll be overwhelmed with sales funnels, FB ads and sales funnels....enough of this! These are tools you can use but not the substance of selling. Let's cut through the junk and lay the foundation for sales. Zig Ziglar says "Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust." Here are the four steps you can take to establish the foundation for...

Duration:00:35:11

OC097: Staying Motivated when Progress is Slow

4/26/2018
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How do we stay motivated when the results come in slow? When nothing seems to be happening? When it seems like we're alone on the journey? 1. Think about the end of the story 2.Live in Community. Join the Creative Circus! 3.Celebrate Everything Join our Private Facebook Group! 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...

Duration:00:31:15

OC096: The cost and benefit of self awareness

4/12/2018
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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 Join our Private Facebook Group! Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. We're Valentina and Jack Fussell, creative entrepreneurs. This podcast is for the creative...

Duration:00:39:48