CYOP #144: Stepping Away from the Hustle and Finding Flow with Multidisciplinary Artist Tia Keo

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CYOP #144: Stepping Away from the Hustle and Finding Flow with Multidisciplinary Artist Tia Keo

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Today’s show is an interview with multidisciplinary artist Tia Keo. Her story is one I think many of us can relate to — especially if we’ve been working creatively for awhile.

In the episode, we discuss how she’s been playing with different mediums over the years to stay creatively inspired and to combat the burnout that comes with working in one medium for so long. We also chat about the dangers of the creative hustle — pushing and pushing to find success — and how she’s discovered a certain amount of flow that is opening up opportunities she may have never considered.

I loved hearing how intentional Tia is about creating habits while also making space for the unexpected. I hope you’ll get just as much as I did from this interview.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Tia's website
Tia on Instagram
Tia's laser cut jewelry designs at Silvercocoon

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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CYOP #143: Claiming Your Narrative When You’re Going Through the End of Something

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CYOP #143: Claiming Your Narrative When You’re Going Through the End of Something

Today’s episode will get you a front-row seat at my recent talk at Sacramento’s Creative Mornings event last month. In it, I discuss the challenges I’ve faced, both personally and professionally, as I’ve navigated significant losses over the last several years. The theme for this talk was END and I cover how I’ve worked to claim my narrative while I was going through the grief process surrounding my divorce and the death of a loved one. As always, my goal in sharing these kinds of topics is to help others who might be going through something similar.

Happy listening, friends.



SHOW NOTES:

My Creative Mornings talk
Sacramento Creative Mornings on Instagram
Creative Mornings
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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CYOP #142: Lessons Learned Through Collaboration with Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics and Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and The Spottery

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CYOP #142: Lessons Learned Through Collaboration with Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics and Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and The Spottery

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On today’s show, I sit down with Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon and Alejandra Magana of Echeri Ceramics to talk about their respective businesses and a joint venture — the Spottery — they submitted to the Calling All Dreamers contest. In the short time between our conversation being recorded and this interview going live, they made some major decisions about their business. Listen in to hear all of the lessons they’ve learned since initially jumping into the contest.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Vote for The Spottery in the Calling All Dreamers Contest!
The Spottery on Instagram
Brown Pigeon on Instagram
Shop Echeri Ceramics
Echeri Ceramics on Instargam

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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CYOP #141: Dealing with Traumatic Life Events While Managing Your Career

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CYOP #141: Dealing with Traumatic Life Events While Managing Your Career

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Photo by: Jonathan Herre

Several months ago, I was lucky enough to be on my friend Non’s podcast called “You, Me, Empathy,” which is a show about mental health and wellness. He kindly shared the audio and today’s show is his interview with me as a guest. In the episode, I chat about my recent experiences with loss, both through death and divorce. We also discuss the importance of sitting with the uncertainty that is the grieving process and allowing ourselves to slowly make our way through it.

Happy listening, friends.





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CYOP #140: The Art of Showing Up as Yourself with Interior Designer and Content Creator Shavonda Gardner

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CYOP #140: The Art of Showing Up as Yourself with Interior Designer and Content Creator Shavonda Gardner

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Today’s episode is an interview with blogger, interior designer and content creator Shavonda Gardner. In the episode, we chat about how her military background actually helped her as she’s built her business, why she shares so openly about many different topics on social media, and the importance of choosing who and what we surround ourselves with every day.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Shavonda's interior design and lifestyle blog
Shavonda on Instagram
My favorite highlights from Shavonda's Instagram stories:
White Women Do Work
Race Resources
Education System

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
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