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Are you creative? Do you secretly want to make a living pursuing your craft but struggle to figure out how to make waves in an already saturated industry? Each week Heather Parady speaks with professional creatives who have figured out a way to make a living doing what they love. From actors and comedians to freelance photographers and writers we talk to the world's best storytellers who found success on the unconventional path. Topics include the tactical side of building creative businesses to spirituality and the creative process. If you love your craft and feel a little crazy pursuing it full-time, we are your people.

Heather Parady Heather Parady

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Are you creative? Do you secretly want to make a living pursuing your craft but struggle to figure out how to make waves in an already saturated industry? Each week Heather Parady speaks with professional creatives who have figured out a way to make a living doing what they love. From actors and comedians to freelance photographers and writers we talk to the world's best storytellers who found success on the unconventional path. Topics include the tactical side of building creative businesses to spirituality and the creative process. If you love your craft and feel a little crazy pursuing it full-time, we are your people.

    Building MOMENTUM and Being “Emotionally Lit Up” with Joseph Pearlman

    Building MOMENTUM and Being “Emotionally Lit Up” with Joseph Pearlman

    Do you ever notice how some people just seem to have opportunities DRAWN to them? However, building momentum in your creative career may be easier than it sounds. Our guest this week is a returning guest, celebrity acting coach, Joseph Pearlman. When I asked him about how to build momentum on stage (and heck, in life) he advised that “You can't effort your way through it.”
    If you are a storyteller, and performer, and want to make a living making things- you will love Joseph’s passion to help creatives find the “connection to something other” and live life “emotionally lit up”.
    ACCESS FULL SHOW NOTES HERE: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/josephpearlman2022
    TOPICS FROM THIS EPISODE:
    The difference between being “good” and being “great”How to open the door to more opportunitiesHow to “surrender” AND take bold action
    Connect with Joseph Pearlman: https://www.josephpearlman.com/ 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?
    Music Cred: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISCA3u0nQ-Cxk-hI07g78A

    • 41 min
    Are you a "professional" creative?

    Are you a "professional" creative?

    When do you dare to call yourself a professional creative? Is it when you make your living off your work? Get your first check? When do you have the audacity to claim the “professional” title? Today we had a question from a listener that has crossed every artist's mind…when is this NOT just a hobby?
    ACCESS FULL SHOW NOTES HERE: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/whatifyourcreativitydoesntpaythebills
     
    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?Music Cred: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISCA3u0nQ-Cxk-hI07g78A 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Email Cammy@HeatherParady.com

    • 10 min
    Reels, Disrupting Systems, And How To Get More Dates w/ Kate Buck Jr.

    Reels, Disrupting Systems, And How To Get More Dates w/ Kate Buck Jr.

    Sometimes ya gotta learn the rules in order to disrupt them. Right now the “rules” on social media is that creators have to lean into short-form videos and reels in order to get noticed and build their brand. Is there no other way?
    In today’s conversation, you will hear from Kate Buck Jr., the Founder and CEO of Social Media Pro, who has trained more than 35k people on social media marketing… and guess what? 
    She believes there is something deeper going on with us as a society, and we need to think about the bigger picture when establishing our marketing plan. The insights she shares will help your social media game, land you more romantic dates, and make you rethink calling yourself a banana.
    Connect with Kate Buck Jr.: https://socialmediapro.com/ 
    Access full show notes here: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/katebuckjr

    TOPICS FROM THIS EPISODE:
    Why you need to learn the rules before you disrupt themHow to land more dates using marketing tacticsReels, the future of social, and how it is affecting us spiritualityDo we HAVE to be entertaining to “make it” on social media?Reconciling our spiritual word with social media
    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?Music Cred: AShamaluevMusic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISCA3u0nQ-Cxk-hI07g78A  

    • 38 min
    How to Innovate & Collaborate as Creators w/ Tony Berardo

    How to Innovate & Collaborate as Creators w/ Tony Berardo

    As creators we know we should be collaborating more and intentionally innovating in our industries. However, there isn’t much information out there on how to approach these two things, until today.
    Tony Berardo is an Entrepreneur, host of @theberardopodcast, and Co-Founder of @meetcutebox. He joins us to share the practical ways to innovate as a creator and the questions we need to ask ourselves before collaborating. But before all of that though…Tony helps me get out of a bad mood. 
    Connect with Tony Berardo: https://theberardo.com/ 
    Tony’s YT video about being fired: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYeJVsTJG2Y
    Access full show notes here: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/tonyberardo

    TOPICS FROM THIS EPISODE:
    What questions should you ask before you collab with someone?How to “innovate” as a creativeTesting ideas and letting them goWhen do you know you should stop being a creator?Balancing creating for others and creating for yourself

    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?Music Cred: AShamaluevMusic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISCA3u0nQ-Cxk-hI07g78A

    • 35 min
    UNSEXY TRUTH behind the photos

    UNSEXY TRUTH behind the photos

    I want to share with you about three photos I posted recently. They looked awesome…but there is an unsexy truth behind them that you deserve to know.
    Join our email list: https://www.heatherparady.com/email
    ACCESS FULL SHOW NOTES HERE: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/unsexytruthbehindthephotos
     
    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Email Cammy@HeatherParady.com

    • 14 min
    Seth Godin on Being Creative

    Seth Godin on Being Creative

    Today we have on the legend, Seth Godin to discuss the realities of being a professional creative and how to make a difference with your creative work.
    Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 20 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn). His book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world. The latest book is The Practice, and creatives everywhere have made it a bestseller.
    Connect with Seth Godin: https://www.akimbo.com
    Access full show notes here: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/sethgodin
    TOPICS FROM THIS EPISODE:
    Hobbies vs. being a professionalHow to connect and build trust onlineSetting up boundaries and why authenticity is “a trap”
    CONNECT WITH US!
    Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on IG:https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherparadyFollow Heather on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?
    Music Cred: AShamaluevMusic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISCA3u0nQ-Cxk-hI07g78A 

    • 17 min

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Krista Bugg ,

Love Heather!

Heather is funny, real, and always delivers value upon value! She does it with humor, wit, and a lot of heart! So relatable! She is awesome! Thank you!

@MarkRobinsonLLC ,

Love this show!

Heather is one of the most empowering and encouraging voices that I enjoy listening to. She’s extremely relatable and humble in her approach to important and complex topics. Great mix of topics and content that just about everyone will benefit from- absolutely worth listening to!

bookwilliamt ,

Great stuff!

Thank you so very much for answering my question. You were thorough and fair, the answer gave me even more to think about and improve on.

-All the best!

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