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Ep 46: Taking care of your personal relationships while you're "entrepreneur-ing"

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Ah! While our mission as a creator can be our passion, it's important that we make sure we don't fall off track with tending to our personal lives and the relationships that enrich it! Host Jo-Na shares some tips on how to keep them intact while you navigate the wild world of being a creative business owner. Follow Jo-Na and the show on IG at @artistswithoutdayjobs and @jwilliamsesq 

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Ep 41: Becoming a full-time healer and magic maker with Deganit Nuur

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Have you ever wondered how people build successful spiritual businesses? From Psychics to tarot readers, so many people have spiritual gifts and don't understand how to build a sustainable living from them. Well If you're wondering, Dr. Deganit Nuur one of the most successful spiritual teachers in the wellness world shares her story of how she built her wildly successful practice, Nuurvana starting from the early days. This episode will totally demystify the process. Let's dive in! 

Deganit's Bio: 

Dr. Deganit Nuur is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, intuitive, acupuncturist, writer, and lecturer. Nuur was named “Top 15 Intuitives Globally” by Gwyneth Paltrow’s publication Goop.

 Nuur created and teaches the revolutionary Nuurvana Method™, which is based upon traditional Eastern Philosophy that seeks to integrate mind, body, and spirit. The Nuurvana Method goes beyond what meets the eye to heal the spiritual plane, resulting in profound shifts in mind and body and thereby reintegrating spirit into alignment with one’s true purpose and passion. The method is effective in treating chronic back pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, among others.

 Nuur speaks at corporations and conferences, globally leading talks and workshops on intuition, teaching audiences how to live up to their pure potential, and finding their true path.

Nuur and the Nuurvana Method have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, New York Times, Elle, Vanity Fair, Goop, and Daily Candy, amongst others. Nuur was selected to be the featured Intuition expert for Goop. You can check out her amazing company at nuurvana.com and on all social media at @nuurvana.

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Ep 40: Successfully changing careers for follow your own path with Jen Groover

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Get ready for Jen Groover. This powerhouse is going to share with us some of her most important tips for creating a successful career even as you pivot to a new one. As Artists who eventually want to transition out of their dayjobs, I figured she would be an amazing guest since that's exactly what she did. Great ready to hear some amazing knowledge in her powerful and inspiring story. 

Jen Groover's Bio 

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine, a “Mindful Mogul” by Philly Happening and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential.  Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, evolution and human potential. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council.  She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter”  and was nominated “TV Personality of The Year Award” in 2013  by Savor the Success.  

As a successful serial entrepreneur, author and thought leader in human potential, as well as a retired National Level Fitness Competitor, Jen Groover’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom and experiences, have made her a highly sought after International speaker for over 20 years on topics ranging from: Optimizing Human Potential for increased Success and

Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Branding Wellness and Energy Management, Effective Communication Skills, through to Mindful Parenting. She has keynoted to audiences up to 35,000 people in stadiums, to leading intimate workshops for smaller groups, as well as online symposiums. Her clients have ranged anywhere from Fortune 500 Companies to top Universities, Business and Wellness Organizations, Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Groups, High Schools to Non-Profits.

You can find her at JenGroover.com

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Ep 37: Savvy money tips for creators with Farnoosh Torabi

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Money money money! This is such an important topic for creators and I am so excited to bring you the best in the business on the subject, Farnoosh Torabi. 

She's an incredible expert who is shaking up the world with her savvy tips on money and she's was gracious enough to stop by the Artists Without DayJobs camp to share some of her expertise with us! 

Farnoosh is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. Each year she speaks at numerous events, companies, organizations and schools. Recent engagements have included SXSW, Tedx, The PA and MA Conferences for Women and The Simmons Leadership Conference. She’s written multiple books, the latest entitled When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women. She is the Financial Ambassador for Chase Slate.

Farnoosh’s work and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and USA Today. She appears on major news and talk shows. Highlights include the NBC Today, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View and Live! With Kelly and Michael.

She hosted the Webby-nominated web series, Financially Fit, on Yahoo. She’s also served as a money coach on such shows as Remake America on Yahoo!, Bank of Mom & Dad on soapNet and TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.

Farnoosh graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Finance and International Business. She also holds a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She resides happily in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Don't forget to check out her podcast, So Money or contact her at farnoosh.tv!

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Ep 35: World Evolution and Freedom with Shaman Durek

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 I'm so excited for today's episode. We speak to Shaman Durek an incredible healer, prophet and spiritual leader on the planet. He shares with us how we can continue to access our own personal freedom over our circumstances. Sometimes the artist journey has some pitfalls and stumbling blocks but Shaman Durek shows us how to have power over our lives not be victim to them! This is a powerful one. Hope you enjoy. 

Shaman Durek's Bio: 

Shaman Durek is a 3rd generation shaman who has devoted decades to study and practice in becoming a thought leader and spiritual enthusiast for people all over the world. He is an author, activist and a women’s empowerment leader.

Durek acts as mediator or “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes and applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness, and healing into clients’ lives. Shaman Durek comes from a long lineage of spiritual practitioners including ministers, oracles and healers.

He works with clients on a one-to-one basis as well as in group sessions. A gifted guest speaker and an inspirational teacher. Durek has worked with many diverse public figures and leading organizations in conflict areas around the world. Shaman Durek’s dedication is in seeing people consciously living their lives more authentically and realizing happiness is attainable in this life.”

You can reach Shaman Durek on his platforms at  @shamandurek or his site shamandurek.com 

If you want to connect with us check us out on

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Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamesq

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq 

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

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Ep 34: The best technique for time management

Time management! We all want to be better at it right? Well, Host Jo-Ná shares a way artists can their work with all the things we need to get done in our businesses WHILE still being creative.

If you want to connect with us check us out on

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq & @artistswithoutdayjobs

Website: jo-nawilliams.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamesq & facebook.com/artistswithoutdayjobs 

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq 

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

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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

If you want to connect with us check us out on

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq & @artistswithoutdayjobs

Website: jo-nawilliams.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamesq & facebook.com/artistswithoutdayjobs

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq

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

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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! 

If you want to connect with us check us out on

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq & @artistswithoutdayjobs

Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamesq & facebook.com/artistswithoutdayjobs

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq

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

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