Revisited: Your Creative Voice with Nicola Taylor

Over the next few weeks, we’re revisiting some of our favourite episodes related to creativity and creative self-care. This week we’re revisiting Amy’s chat with Nicola Taylor, which is still one of Amy’s favourite convos to date.

Original Description:

In this episode of the Bold Company podcast, I’m chatting with Nicola Taylor of Makers Business Toolkit.

Nicola is a fine art photographer and mentor for makers and artists running their own businesses.

She and I had one of my favourite conversations to date – all about finding your unique voice as a creative, maintaining your creativity and inspiration as a professional creative, and how there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to go about it.

If you are a creative professional of any kind, you are going to LOVE this conversation.

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Revisited: My Creative Journey

Over the next few weeks, we’re revisiting some of our favourite episodes related to creativity and creative self-care. We thought there’d be no better place to start then with Amy’s own personal journey of creative rediscovery.

Original Episode Description:

Last summer, I hit a breaking point. I had stifled my creativity out of fear for so long that I firmly believe I was “not a creative person”. Until it began bubbling up out of me in the most unexpected of ways – anxiety, mood swings, tears randomly bursting out of my face at the oddest of times. I couldn’t keep it locked away any more.

At the time, I didn’t even know what “it” was – only that I was really struggling. I was disconnected, lost, unsure of where to go with my business and how to “fix” whatever it was that felt broken inside me.

One conversation changed everything for me, and in this episode I share what was said that made me really evaluate my beliefs that I “wasn’t creative”, and how that began a beautiful, painful, and transformative quest to finding myself and my voice as a creative.

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Music: Happy Life by FREDJI https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic https://www.facebook.com/fredjimusic/ Music promoted by Audio Library 

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Books to Inspire Your Business and Creativity

In this, the 50th episode of Bold Company Amy answers another awesome question from a listener. And this one is near and dear to Amy’s heart because it’s about books! “What are your favourite business books or authors?”

Listen in as Amy shares her favourite recommendations as well as a list compiled from her Instagram followers! 

The book list:

Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt

Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Driven to Succeed: From Poverty to Podium – A First-Nation Success Story by Kendal Netmaker

It’s About Time: The Art of Choosing the Meaningful over the Urgent, by Valorie Burton

Atomic Habits by James Clear (Instagram recommended as well)

We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers (Recommended by Julieanne from Heirloom Island)

Words that Sell: The Thesaurus to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas by Richard Bayan

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life by John Daido Loori

Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff

Stories That Sell: Turn Satisfied Customers into Your Most Powerful Sales & Marketing Asset

Donald Miller: Marketing Made Simple, Business Made Simple, Hero on a Mission

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

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Intuitive Creativity with Emma Freeman

In this episode Amy talks to Emma Freeman, an incredibly talented intuitive artist and poet. Amy and Emma dive deep into their respective creative journeys and practices. 

 

Listen in as they discuss their spirituality and how it affects their creativity, their shared love of objects with rich histories and healing through creativity. You are definitely going to want to hear this fantastic and fascinating conversation. 

 

Bio:

 

Emma Freeman is an artist, poet, and teacher who uses creative and spiritual practices to heal and unearth deeper knowing and meaning in her life. Her practice is  contemplative, slow and focused on quiet play and intuitive listening. She loves creating community spaces that encourage deep conversation, intuitive self-expression, spiritual discovery and collective healing. She’s a Buddhist, queer, highly sensitive and sober. She lives in Wisconsin with her two rescue beagles. 

 

Links:

 

Emma’s Website: www.creativeunearthing.com

Emma’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/emmafreemanart

 

Amy’s Website: www.amytakespictures.com

Amy’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/amy.takes.pictures 

 

Brioka’s Website: www.brioka.com

Brioka’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/createwithbrioka 

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Email Marketing For Creatives

In this episode Amy answers a listener’s question about setting up email marketing. She talks about the ins and outs of email marketing and exactly why you need to have an email list set up. Hint: you TOTALLY need to!

 

Listen in to hear Amy’s best recommendations for content, frequency and building your email list. Plus she talks about which program she uses now and why she recommends it so highly.

 

Thanks to Ayla at Ruya Creations for the question. And if you want to submit your own question to be answered in a future episode you can send Amy a DM or submit it at the link below. We’d love to hear from you.

 

Links:

 

Ruya Creations Website: www.ruyacreations.com 

 

Question Submission: www.amytakespictures.com/submitaquestion 

 

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Brioka’s Website: www.brioka.com

Brioka on Instagram: www.instagram.com/createwithbrioka

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Hiring Your First Assistant

In this episode Amy answers the first of the questions listeners have submitted! Melissa asked “How did you approach hiring your assistant and how did you know it would be a good fit? Where did you start looking and where did you find her?”

 

Listen in to hear how Amy hired Megan, who started out handling her customer service but has grown into Amy’s invaluable right hand assistant. Amy talks about how you know it’s the right time to hire a Virtual Assistant (VA), what it can do for the growth of your business and her most important tips for how to go about finding and hiring the right person!

 

We would love to hear your questions – you can submit them at amytakespictures.com/submitaquestion 

 

Amy’s Website: www.amytakespictures.com

Amy on Instagram: www.instagram.com/amy.takes.pictures 

Question Submissions: www.amytakespictures.com/submitaquestion

 

Brioka’s Website: www.brioka.com 

Brioka on Instagram: www.instagram.com/createwithbrioka 

 

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