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Chase Jarvis is a visionary photographer, artist and entrepreneur. Cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, he is the founder & CEO of CreativeLive. In this show, Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights to recognize your passions and achieve your goals.

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Chase Jarvis is a visionary photographer, artist and entrepreneur. Cited as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, he is the founder & CEO of CreativeLive. In this show, Chase and some of the world’s top creative entrepreneurs, artists, and celebrities share stories designed to help you gain actionable insights to recognize your passions and achieve your goals.

    Old School Photography (+ other musings) with Kai Wong

    Old School Photography (+ other musings) with Kai Wong

    If you've ever looked up film and digital camera lessons on YouTube, there's a high chance you've bumped into Kai Wong's top-of-the-game photography videos or even come across one of his videos featuring yours truly + a lego camera.
    Previously known for creating innovative content with a humorous bent for one of YouTube's most subscribed photography channels, DigitalRev, Kai quit his seven-year-long association with the Media House in 2016. After stepping down as the company's face and presenter, he started his own YouTube channel, Kai W, which now has over 67 million views and nearly 1 million subscribers worldwide.
    Kai joins me on the podcast today to discuss how he made the best use of the past year, isolating (or introspecting) and writing his first book, Old School Photography: 100 Things You Must Know to Take Fantastic Film Photos.
    While emulating others' work could give you a head start for creating content or writing your book, Kai explains why being authentic in front of your audience is critical in the long run.
    Some other things we discuss in the episode include:
    Kai's expansive knowledge of camera lenses, film and gear The winning tips to building a strong YouTube channel: personality-driven, casual, accessible, unique From ideation to creating ingenious unscripted videos - Kai's way The timelessness of old-school photography equipment and techniques Why the rewards of writing a book outweigh the challenges Enjoy!
    Have a question?
    Text me 1-206-309-5177

    Tweet me @chasejarvis
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 45 min
    You Must Fail to Succeed

    You Must Fail to Succeed

    "Opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” -Richard Branson
    Be ready to catch the next bus. 
    This episode is a reminder that failing is necessary in order to succeed. If we are only focused on what could have been, we fail to see opportunities that are right at our fingertips.
    In this episode I recount the experience building “Best Camera,” a photo sharing app that gained global publicity and over 1 million downloads. Today's story begins with a barrage of texts and emails, and I describe my mindset shortly after a new app called Instagram sold to Facebook for $1B, crushing Best Camera's trajectory. Failure could have defined this part of my story, but instead, I continued to innovate, ultimately discovering the path that led to found CreativeLive. So, if failing is inevitable, how can we fail better? 
    Other topics in this episode include:
    Recurring thoughts of what could have been  Resilience and grit Not chasing missed opportunities How to hear the word no and move on  Talent emerges through effort Trusting the process Enjoy!
    Have a question?
    Text me 1-206-309-5177

    Tweet me @chasejarvis
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 17 min
    Escalate & Evolve : A blueprint for career + life with Ben Uyeda

    Escalate & Evolve : A blueprint for career + life with Ben Uyeda

    Ben Uyeda stepped away from the award-winning architecture firm he co-founded, as well as an Ivy League teaching position, to develop media companies that deliver affordable designs to the masses.   
    In the last four years, Ben’s design ideas have reached more than 50 million people and the free designs he gives away are being built on six different continents. Despite the populist and affordable nature of his work, Ben’s designs have been featured in an exhibition and workshop at the Vitra Furniture Museum in Germany. He shares many of his designs on his popular youtube channel, the Modern Maker, as well as his growing collaborations with brands to explore sustainable designs. This episode ranks as one of my my top 5 ever conversation. Why? Ben's articulation of the creative process, including:
    How and why to start with what you have? Building your career through a process of creating larger and more complex projects over time The difference between mastery and competency, and how sometimes competency is all you need The challenges of scaling creativity and much more. If you've either struggled with your hyphenated creative identity or simply need a boost of inspiration, this episode is going to bring you a ton of value. 
    Enjoy!
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How to Stay Focused and Avoid Distractions

    How to Stay Focused and Avoid Distractions

    Today's episode is an audience question from Bobby, a creative asking about how to stay focused and finish projects.
    ADHD and mental health stuff aside, much of this question boils down to aligning goals, values and actions. What I mean by that is that if you say you are going to do something, do it. It might be uncomfortable, difficult or humbling, but once you get started, the angst of feeling stuck goes away, replaced by new sense of exploration and growth. The last thing you want is regret around your biggest passions.
    In this episode I share some of my thoughts to not only stay focused but finish projects. I get into a couple of my personal strategies to manage "fast mind" that comes up with a million ideas, and how having a few different simultaneous projects can actually help. 
    Enjoy!
    Have a question?
    Text me 1-206-309-5177

    Tweet me @chasejarvis
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 11 min
    The Stories That Hold Us Back with Jon Acuff

    The Stories That Hold Us Back with Jon Acuff

    Your thoughts aren't something you have, they're something you hone. It's a double-edged sword; optimistic, enthusiastic thinking compounds over time to create amazing things, while a multitude of mental woes can dampen our willingness to go bigger. Jon Acuff, author of Soundtracks: the surprising solution to overthinking and one of my favorite speakers, is on the podcast to give us a lesson on how to address negative, repetitive thoughts to steer us towards our goals and dreams rather than away from them. It's incredible what becomes possible when your mental energy is applied in the right direction.
    If not aware of Jon's work, he is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences. I had the pleasure of seeing him on stage and he knocked me back with his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope. 
    In this episode we get into:
    Being organized and detailed vs. overthinking How to be kind to yourself Trauma-related soundtracks Why writer's block doesn't exist Three critical skills needed for this decade If you want to stay in touch with Jon, shoot him a text: (615)398-6173
    As always, I'm available at 206-309-5177. Enjoy!
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Stop Trading Time for Money

    Stop Trading Time for Money

    Passion and curiosity drive the artist towards a craft that usually isn't the most lucrative. Early on, we jump on any opportunity to make money. But quickly, reality sets in. Bills, taxes, medical costs, equipment- it adds up fast, and we realize that we going to have to charge more.
    So how do we scale a creative business? In this episode I take a question from Fritz, a photographer working hourly, about how to do just that.
    To get you thinking before the show:
    What part of the business do you love? How can you build your business in a way that you do more of the things you love and bring on other people to support the areas that don't light you up as much?
    Finally, never underestimate the power of your brand. Today, you might not be able to charge the high rate you feel you deserve, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to a year or two from now. Taking smaller clients and hustling along the way does not make you are ineligible to land the Nike's and Apples of the world down the road. Focus on honing your craft and don't be shy to take on bigger clients.
    Enjoy!
    Have a question?
    Text me 1-206-309-5177

    Tweet me @chasejarvis
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    Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

batmanwasher ,

This level of depth is necessary

I met Chase for the first time in 2015. I was a member of a creative live audience. Fast forward to today and Chase is still a person I would consider to be a mentor and friend and the way that he positions himself in the world is that the benefit of everyone around him. And I have mad love and appreciation for that. The show is incredible and really breaks down the barriers of what it means to be a creative and an entrepreneur. @MichaelUnbroken

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Chase, host of the Chase Jarvis LIVE Show podcast, highlights all aspects of discovering passions, achieving goals and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

papaPolack ,

More that just motivation- Anti-lobotomy

Evey time I listen to one of Chase’s episodes I am reenergized. As the grind of life tears things down and breaks my brain, keeping the positive neural connections from forming, Chase is like and anti-lobotomy. The information helps repair the damage that negative people and the world try to inflict. It rewires my brain. Thanks a million, Chase.

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