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Ep 33: Turning obstacles into opportunities with Angelica Ross

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 This episode is really an honor. Today we speak to one of my favorite people on the planet, Angelica Ross. She's an activist, actress and powerful business leader paving the way for employment amongst transpeople with her incredible company, TransTech Social Enterprises. 

She talks to us today about her journey to becoming a highly sought-after actress and how her Buddhism plays a powerful role in her self-care and empowerment. Interviewing this powerhouse was such a treat. I even got emotional a bit on the show. 

Angelica's Bio:

From the boardroom, to film sets, to the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris-Perry, Angelica Is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender non-conforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills. Angelica has toured nationally, speaking her powerful mission into action with business leaders, educators, and the President of the United States.

 Since studying theater at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Miss Ross is the breakout star of the upcoming series Her Story, which explores the deeply moving lives and loves of two trans women in LA. She stars as Candy as on the FX series, Pose. 

If you want to connect with Angelica you can find her on missross.com or @angelicaross

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Ep 31: Changing courses and multiple revenue streams with Dorie Clark

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This week we hear the story of my good friend, Dorie Clark who not only transitioned out of her non-profit job and built a very successful business as an expert in reinvention, she also talks about how she's expanded her empire my creating multiple revenue streams and you can too! So much great info. Can't wait to hear what new revenue streams you build after listening!

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

You can find Dorie at dorieclark.com or @dorieclark 

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Ep 30: The 1 simple shift that will help you manifest your dreams

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Today we discuss the one simple shift that I made when setting intentions for my life the has created HUGE changes in how quickly they manifest. Hint: It's a tip I learned from Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts. Can't wait for you to use it and release attachment forever!  

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Ep 29: Evolving with your dreams with Juliana Luna

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You don't want to miss this beautiful episode. My dear friend Juliana Luna shares her story of growing up as a marginalized woman and carving her own unique path as a creative that has taken her all over the world...Hint: She traces her journey through her ancestry and sees how it all cosmically connects. Such an incredible story. 

If you want to connect with Juliana you can check her out on Instagram: @julianaluna 

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You also check email the show at artistswithoutdayjobs@gmail.com 

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The difference between Beyoncé and the rest of us.

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Today's episode is all about the single key to accessing our inner greatness. It's the key to Beyonce's success and countless others. Hope this episode inspires you to go for it! 

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Ep 27: Building stability and sustainability with Danny Simmons

Today we're talking to one of my absolute favorite artists and good friend, Danny Simmons! He shares how he went from a being a social worker to owning a full-on art empire and how you can too. So many gems in this episode!     Daniel “Danny” Simmons, Jr. is an abstract-expressionist painter. Older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Rev. Run” of Run DMC), he is the founder and Vice Chairman of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Rush Arts Gallery. In addition, Simmons converted part of his loft in Brooklyn into the Corridor Gallery. Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days As The Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980’s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.    Simmons is the son of Daniel Simmons, Sr., a truant officer and black history professor who also wrote poetry, and Evelyn Simmons, a teacher who painted as a hobby. He earned a degree in social work from New York University and a master’s in public finance from Long Island University. He began painting after he realized how much he hated his job with the Bureau of Child Support.    Simmons, an abstract-expressionist painter, has had his work shown nationally. Chase Manhattan Bank, the United Nations, and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture all show his work as part of their collections. He is also an avid collector of African art and comic books.    IF you want to connect with Danny check him out on  Facebook.      

Today we're talking to one of my absolute favorite artists and good friend, Danny Simmons! He shares how he went from a being a social worker to owning a full-on art empire and how you can too. So many gems in this episode! 

Daniel “Danny” Simmons, Jr. is an abstract-expressionist painter. Older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Rev. Run” of Run DMC), he is the founder and Vice Chairman of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Rush Arts Gallery. In addition, Simmons converted part of his loft in Brooklyn into the Corridor Gallery. Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days As The Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980’s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.

Simmons is the son of Daniel Simmons, Sr., a truant officer and black history professor who also wrote poetry, and Evelyn Simmons, a teacher who painted as a hobby. He earned a degree in social work from New York University and a master’s in public finance from Long Island University. He began painting after he realized how much he hated his job with the Bureau of Child Support.

Simmons, an abstract-expressionist painter, has had his work shown nationally. Chase Manhattan Bank, the United Nations, and the Schomburg Center for Black Culture all show his work as part of their collections. He is also an avid collector of African art and comic books.

IF you want to connect with Danny check him out on Facebook. 

 

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Ep 26: Standards are an inside job

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Today we're talking about standards. It's not just about curating your environment so you feel good. It's about creating standards that you hold for yourself. That's when the world will follow suit. Be that which you seek! 

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Ep. 25 Turning your passion into a world class calling with Nick Onken

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We're so excited to speak to Nick Onken, photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments and create their life. Nick has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jessica Alba. He has photographed print campaigns for international brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and Adidas. His work has also been published in magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.

This episode we discuss how he went from graphic designer to photographer and all the ways that he used his talent and hustle to make it to the top of the photo world. You can find his work at Instagram @nickonken, his podcast Nion Radio, his site nickonken.me, and his awesome hashtag: #createyourmoments.

Check out the show on ItunesGoogle PlaySoundcloud, or Stitcher! (click on each word to take you to that platform) or listen below.

 

 

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Ep. 23 Thriving after your divine storm with Alyson Charles

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Alyson Charles is our magical guest for this episode. This conscious lifestyle expert had a divine moment that led her from being a National champion athlete and television host to becoming a shaman and fully-embodied spiritual leader. We learn so much from this gracious human as she discusses the steps to gently guiding yourself from recovery to thriving in this episode. What an incredible journey. We hope you enjoy! Check her out Instagram @iamalysoncharles or her website alysoncharles.com

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That bold move: How to take it & smash it!

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That bold move: How to take it & smash it!

So you know last time I we talked I was stroking your fire to make a bold move? Yeah, the reason being is that I know that it’s in you. There’s something that you want. Something you want badly in your life.

Maybe it’s a whisper right now.

Maybe it’s LoudAF

But it’s there.

We all have it.

I can only speak from my experience but my passion lies in empowering people with the tools they need to access their power for themselves. That takes place in spirituality and business (more specifically, the law). It’s my greatest gift, being a spiritual advisor and attorney.

Now, I can’t say that I have ALWAYS felt so bold and powerful in owning the spiritual side of my work. It would always seep out because it’s in everything I do and who I am.

However, after building a successful business ONLY identifying myself as a lawyer and coach, making the transition publicly has been a process. Mainly, because this is the most sacred part of my being.

I knew I had to make a bold move or live in the shadows of who I truly am for the rest of my life. Or go down kicking and screaming...to rise up again into this anyway. I figured I’d save myself some time and cut out the breakdown and go straight to the breakthrough. HA!

Best move I’ve ever made. Ever.

IF you don’t embrace your true calling the voice will just get louder and louder until you can no longer hear anything else. Your spirit wants to be happy and it can’t be fully until we follow our bliss. That’s the choice.

So I chose. It was scary. It was vulnerable. It was human (not the superwoman I’ve always identified with. #wakandaforever).

However, it was also warrior. It was also embodied. It was also sacred. It also made me fall in love with myself and help people in the way that truly aligned with the joy in my soul with deeper, bigger, faster results.

It took courage. It still does every day. Every new move I make in this direction I have an AHHHHH!!!! Freak out moment inside.

I tell you this story because there’s no way of getting around it. You have to do this if you want to be happy and fulfilled. The bold move is necessary. It will lead you to your truth.

The joy is waiting for you. The abundance is waiting for you. Who you REALLY are is waiting for you.

Everything you want is on the other side of that bold move. Ever heard the saying, “Your dreams are on the other side of your fear”?

Well, it’s true.

I know it can be scary, so here are some tips on making the bold move AND smashing it (with grace of course)!

  1. Ask yourself, “What’s the whisper?” - Let me be clear, you already know the answer to this. However, asking yourself and waiting for the answer is what’s going to ground you in this process. Ask yourself, “What do I truly want?” Don’t try and answer this in your brain. Just wait for the calm, settled feeling and listen for your soul’s answer.
  2. Resolve to make the bold move - Once you hear the answer, then it’s time to resolve in yourself that you’re ready and committed to making your bold move. You’re committed to your happiness. You’re committed to having your own back. You’re going to make the bold move, done and done. Write it down if you need to. Place it in a sacred place.
  3. Call on support from your spiritual team - After you commit, now it’s time to make the move and ask for support. This is a big step and you can’t do it alone. You can ask for support in the form of an intention or prayer of support while you make the bold move. Call on who you feel connected to (angels, ancestors, Buddha, Universe, God, etc.) whomever your spirit feels guided to call on for you at this moment.
  4. Take action from the bold place - Any actions that you feel inspired, excited or even expansively nervous to take, take those. These are not the anxious actions you take because you’re internally freaking out. These are the actions that feel damn right. The “Hell yeah. This is scary but, I’m going to do it anyway!” actions. Or “This feels oh so right! Yum.” Those. Do those actions.
  5. Support your contraction - After there’s a large expansion like a bold move there is a huge contraction. You may feel depressed, anxious, exhausted or try to fill your calendar up with other things so you’re too busy to do the things in #4. That’s common. We expand so wide then we crash. However, the crash doesn’t have to be so hard. Take immense care of yourself. Go celebrate your bold move. Do some sexy, fun self-care activities. Call a friend or family member and ask them to hold space while you freak out (caveat: do NOT talk to anyone who’s not supportive of your bold move. This is a very unstable time and you don’t need anyone else’s “neck rolling” and judgment on your dreams).

Now, this is just the starting point. However, your dreams are worth this bold move. You’re worth it. I’d love to hear how this goes for you. Reply below and let me know how it goes when you make your bold move. You’ve got this and I’ve got you.

With Fierce Love,

Jo-Ná 

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