Welcome to the I Love Ugly Audio Show, hosted by Valentin Ozich, founder and Creative Director of I Love Ugly. We interview some of the most successful people we know from various areas such as music, fashion, art, politics and sports. We dissect the strategies, perspectives and lessons that have helped these people get out of the trickiest of situations to go on and became successes in their field. We also give you an insight into how our business is run, by giving you mini-lessons that will both inspire and entertain you.
032 — Why Setting Goals is an Astonishingly Powerful Strategy
This is for the artists who see their clothing as an extension of their canvas. For the creative who dares to stand out from the crowd. For the designer who strives to make a statement. For the musicians whose style influences their melodies. This is for the customer that defies the conventional. For the budding entrepreneur who wants to make their dent in the world or for the person who simply wants to become a little better every day. For all those who aspire to inspire, I've written this for you.
031 — A Catchup & AMA With Valentin Ozich
It’s been a while since we’ve released a podcast, and demand for the return of The ILU Audio Show has been overwhelming. In this episode, our founder Valentin Ozich sits down and gives some context as to where we’ve been for the last year and a half. Valentin answers a range of great questions from some of our most loyal fans from our ‘AMA’ the other day on Instagram. We go deep in this episode (as we usually do) and we know there is some real authentic value for others seeking to grow and inspire within their own personal & professional journeys. It’s good to be back.
029 — A Conversation with John Cameron
It’s been a while since we last released an episode. But we’re happy to announce we’re back to giving you guys regular content to tune in to. With over 50,000 episode downloads, its humbling to know that our fans are finding huge value in our podcast.
On this episode, our founder V, had the opportunity to sit down with a good friend of ours Pastor John Cameron (@johncameron). John and his wife Gillian are the founders and lead pastors of the well respected Arise Church based in New Zealand. Through their, leadership ARISE has grown from a group of 7 people in a small studio to a church of thousands in many locations around the country. Known for his dynamic preaching gift, John delivers messages that resonate in hearts and challenge mindsets.
Like the other interviews, V dives deep, discussing Johns backstory, how he was able to grow his church to be where it is today, what being a leader means to him, how people can find their true passion in life, as well goal setting, morning routines, nutrition and much more.
This episode is for anyone who needs a boost in their life right now, whether you're a business owner, entrepreneur, aspiring leader or athlete. Those who are trying to find their true calling, those who are wanting to become a better version of themselves or those who just need a little bit of inspiration we recommend listening to this. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we did recording it. Enjoy.
028 — A Conversation with Beauden Barrett
Welcome to the I Love Ugly Audio Show my names Valentin Ozich, Creative Director and Founder of I Love Ugly. During lockdown, we had the opportunity to sit down with a friend of ours, New Zealand All Blacks star, Beauden Barrett. Barrett made his All Blacks Test debut in 2012 and since then has gone on to feature in two Rugby World Cups as well as winning back to back World Rugby Player of the year Awards in 2016 and 2017.
In this episode we dive into the mindset and attributes behind his success, why he decided to pursue rugby over university, the importance of goal setting, pre game routines and what his plans are for life after rugby.
This episode is not only for athletes but anyone looking to tap into their full potential in any area of your life. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we did recording it. Enjoy the episode.
027 — An Open Letter About Covid-19
An audio version of a letter from our founder Valentin Ozich in light of the current global situation.
P.S. Our online store will remain operational and running as per normal. We are also offering free express shipping to all customers worldwide.
Our Newmarket and Wellington flagship stores will also remain open until further notice.
Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay safe.
026 — A Conversation with Marlon Gerbes of Six60
Welcome to the I Love Ugly Audio Show my names Valentin Ozich, Creative Director and Founder of I Love Ugly. On this episode, we sit down with Marlon Gerbes, member of New Zealand’s most-loved band Six60. Since the formation of the 5 piece back in 2011 till now, Six60 has cultivated an unprecedented following which has arguably crowned them as New Zealand’s most successful band. From packing out a 50,000 capacity stadium two years running to selling over 1 million singles in New Zealand alone. They’ve also scored a total of five NZ Music Awards including Best Group in 2018 and their sophomore album has spent an unbelievable 230 weeks in the NZ Top 40 Charts.
Hot off a Europe, Australia and NZ tour we were lucky to be able to catch up with Marlon and dive deep into a number of topics. We discuss where he’s at now after coming off an intense few months touring, an inside look behind the bands struggles, success and future goals moving forward. We chat about health, morning routines and other habits that keeps him focused, creative and inspired. Lastly, Marlon gives his personal advice for all aspiring artists looking to make their stamp on the industry.
This episode is for anyone looking to get an inside perspective of what takes to be successful in any fields. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we did recording it. Enjoy the episode.
So many life 🔑
Keep coming back to this podcast for the open and genuine conversations, feels like you are sitting in the room soaking up the knowledge and thought provoking ideas.
I always come away with something to apply to my life.
Fan of the wide variety of guests and perspectives.
Much love team
So much Value within the episodes! So many gems and life lessons taught through story of experience from a reputable local brand on the world stage!
Hugely motivating and inspirational discussion homegrown in NZ
Love this podcast. Right up there. Some very familiar names. Keep it going man.