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Ep 38: Following your dreams as a "Late Bloomer" with Malia

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This episode is really special because we get to hear the story of following your dreams from the perspective of an indie musician. Malia's music will touch your soul and her story is so inspiring. Hope you enjoy it. 

Music has always been a meaningful part of Malia’s life but was not really a focus until finally picking up the electric guitar a few years ago. Garnering an early buzz as an acoustic singer/songwriter, her recent studio work and live show reveal that this PNW-raised, LA-based songstress is paving her own way as the lead guitar player in her outfit assembled of friends and collaborators. Her latest project, ‘Late Bloomer’ is now available everywhere and it’s clear that Malia’s presence is only going to grow!

@maliavibes on all things social media  www.maliavibes.com

If you want to connect with us check us out:

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq Website: jo-nawilliams.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamsesq

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq 

You also check email the show at artistswithoutdayjobs@gmail.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 36: Strengthening your intuition with 3 simple exercises.

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Your intuition is the most powerful tool you have to navigate the world. Oftentimes we don't listen and have to learn our lessons the hard way. In this episode I give you some simple exercises to practice strengthening your ability to hear that voice and follow it's guidance so you can create more trust within yourself...and open to magic! 

If you want to connect with us check us out:

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq Website: jo-nawilliams.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/jwilliamesq

Twitter: @jwilliamsesq 

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

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Ep 32: The best tool to make your dreams a reality

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Host Jo-Ná shares the most important tool you have to ensure your dreams come true. Yep, it's a dream theme and we're going there. How responsible are you for manifesting your dreams? Well, you're about to find out! 

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 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

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq Website: jo-nawilliams.com

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 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 

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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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! 

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 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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