Listen in as he tells of the monumental struggles he went through, creating great art and even greater community along the way. Seriously, the dude has a rabid following on social media. I was turned on to him by a high school buddy (thanks Rob).
Michael Ellsberg is a fascinating guy. In addition to writing four books, Michael has an avid following on Facebook where he writes about un-Facebooky stuff like BDSM, open relationships and, as he puts it, “the shadow side of the feminine.”
I really enjoyed this interview. Latifah Phillips is a prolific musician who writes, performs, produces, tours, the whole nine yards. And not just with one band. She is a member of multiple groups and also collaborates with other musicians as a performer and producer. I’ve been a fan of The Autumn Film for years, but it turns out that’s only a small piece of her musical portfolio. Other groups she’s part of include Moda Spira, Page CVXI and Sola-Mi.
Follower her on Twitter @thetifah, then listen in to learn what it’s like to be a successful professional musician.
Michelle Terrell is a force of nature. I’ve been following her on Facebook for a few years and you should too. Listen to the episode to hear how she went from being a victim to a force for good in the world.
Scott Adams, of course, is the creator of Dilbert, but that’s not all. He’s tried (and often failed) at lots and lots and lots of things in his career, ranging from video games to restaurants to frozen burritos. His 2014 book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big documents them in detail as well as providing a realistic and often amusing approach to self-help.
Scott’s a very original thinker. His blog is full of thought experiments and contrarian thinking. Sometimes it attracts “outragists,” but luckily for us Scott soldiers on.
Emily Best is founder and CEO of Seed & Spark, a kinda sorta crowdfunding platform for filmmakers, but it’s much cooler than that. Instead of just asking for money, filmmakers can ask for… stuff! Like props and makeup and locations. (Money too, of course.)
Listen to hear how Emily went from wannabe doctor to Jazz musician to filmmaker to creating an entire film platform.
Kristen Wheeler is a coach and speaker. She’s also the creator of Native Genius, a strengths-based approach to career development. Learn how an improper understanding of passion can actually mislead you in trying to figure out your life’s purpose, and especially listen as Kristen demonstrates the power of vulnerability in response to something I said that could potentially have been negative trigger.
Steve Swoboda is co-founder of SpotXchange. Steve’s experience prior to founding SpotXchange includes founding Booyah Online Advertising and senior management positions at two other startup companies (Ereo, Inc. and ProSavvy, Inc.), serving as chief financial officer of iBelay LLC, a venture capital firm investing in seed stage companies, and public company experience as director of corporate development for MessageMedia (which is where we met).