An invitation to authenticity
Do you remember the last time you walked in creative courage & unrelenting vision? Think Weird seeks to give creative entrepreneurs the courage to embrace who they are without shame or condemnation. Join Helen Garcia every Monday as she deconstructs unhealthy mindsets and teaches you how to avoid hysteria in the workplace. The goal is to help creators transform their ideas into remarkable daily practices! Helen occasionally talks to other creators about their process to keep the show entertaining.
Disclaimer: not intended to be a substitute for clinical help, please refer to your therapist or supervisor as needed!
Bruce Warren - Turning work into Passion
Bruce Warren (World Café, WXPN Radio, Some Velvet Blog) is the Executive Producer of World Café and Assistant General Manager of WXPN radio in Philadelphia. Bruce joins Think Weird to discuss his 30+ years in the music business, how he started as a radio station volunteer and the art of figuring out your passion. Bruce discusses how his experience working as an elementary school teacher and a chef at a restaurant business prepared him for executive programming for World Cafe & public radio. Bruce and Helen talk about jobs vs. leadership, staying a fan of your calling, music as scrapbooks of memory, and what it really means to work with a lens of equity.
Jeff Yeom: Facing Our Shadows & Honoring Culture
Jeff talks to Helen for a second time to unpack Asian American mental health & facing our shadow side. They also discuss the importance of honoring our cultural practices. Jeff also discusses his background as a second-generation Korean American growing up in Portland, speaking in his native tongue, and the power of emotion-focused therapy.
3 LONGEVITY TIPS FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS - #MicroEpisode
Helen discusses the importance of:
3. Consistency in discipline
Boonie Sripom - Highly Sensitive Children & Alternative Paths to Education
Boonie Sripom, MA (Organized Messes, organizedmesses.com) is a peer mentor and writer. Boonie joins Think Weird to discuss being a sensitive child, stress-inducing systems, and the influence games had on understanding her psychology. Later, she explains how to undo the "supposed" role we had to take on in early childhood & feel safe as an individual. Boonie also discusses working with video game design and its relationship to understanding archetypal modes. Boonie and Helen talk about human archetypes, plant analogies & growing. Boonie explains why it's okay that people change. She also describes how our society/environment influences our personality.
Why Generalist Education Moves us Forward
Helen talks about how different connections of interest propagate innovation and strengthens our analytical thinking.
Mastery by Robert Greene (great beginning)
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (writing practice, long term)
Range by David Epstein (long-term growth in life)
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield (Career, personal experiences)
The Price We Pay for the Art We Make
As artists, our work comes with a price...and this price includes:
Facing Our Fears
Undoing the Narrative of Perfection
Taking Action over Analytical Consumption
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Feck Perfuction by James Victore
The Futur Pro Group
Salvador Dali - Perfection Quote
Practical and Helpful
Love this podcast! It’s been super helpful and practical when it comes to thinking outside of the box. The content is easily digestible and I can consume the content on the fly.
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This is my favorite podcast! Thank you Helen. This always inspires me!!
Helen G in the house! Always dropping gems no matter what podcast she is hosting! Keep up the great work!