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Tim and Jelly help creatives, visionaries, and charming misfits embrace a business mindset. Comedic by-products.

The JellyVision Show Podcast: A Funny Show About Weird Business Jennifer Jelly Crawford & Tim Trueheart

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Tim and Jelly help creatives, visionaries, and charming misfits embrace a business mindset. Comedic by-products.

    How To Stand Out In The Soup With Author, Keith R. Fentonmiller: Ep. 246

    How To Stand Out In The Soup With Author, Keith R. Fentonmiller: Ep. 246

    “Clones fit in. Freaks stand out. Ask me which one I prefer.” -- Joanne Harris
     
    On this episode Tim and Jelly are joined by the author of Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat, Keith R. Fentonmiller. As a debut author, Keith has joined an increasingly crowded soup of authors. What can you do beyond tweeting out your Amazon link and begging for reviews?
    We talk about what authors and business owners can do to stand out in that soup because writing a great book is just not enough. 
     
    Tips From This Jellysode: 
    Start with a high quality book or product.
    Establish your unique voice and apply it to your brand.
    Reduce the crowd by narrowing your audience. Your book is not for everybody. 
    Be patience and commit to the long haul. You build a reputation and an audience one drop at a time--book events, guest blogging, blogging, podcasts, social media presence, speaking events, local papers, live video, working with influencers, and seeking partnerships with complementary groups and organizations. 
    Have a stellar online presence: Be consistent with your branding and social media. Respect your readers and potential readers. 
    Make it easy for people to buy your book. Make sure direct purchase links exist on all your website pages and social media platforms. 
    Take advantage of your email signature with tools like WiseStamp. 
    Sponsor a small or local conference. Here is one: The Possibilities Conference 
    Advertise on podcasts. 
    Get people reading your book. Give away your book to friends and associates that have a strong online presence. Include a letter with how they can help you by posting a photo on Instagram and provide them with the appropriate hashtags. **they should disclose that they received the book for free**
    You can find Keith on his website, and buy his book on Amazon. Please follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page too! 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Choose An Industry Not A Job with MUSSA: Ep. 244

    Choose An Industry Not A Job with MUSSA: Ep. 244

     
    The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness,
    call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.
    --Albert Einstein
     
     
     
    In addition to finding out how Jen gained 120 lbs...

     
     
    Tim and Jelly's guest co-host this week is MUSSA! MUSSA is a lyricist, pianist, percussionist, guitarist, bassist, singer, native american flautist, (mandolinist, banjo-ist?, banjoer, nope I checked it’s banjoist. Oh also, the ukulele.) and primary songwriter for the Ambassadors Of Morning. After traveling the world, and immersing himself in different cultures and their music, he is on a mission to create music that brings people together in the spirit of love, collaboration, and the pursuit of a higher consciousness. Needless to say, this was a discussion full of philosophy, wisdom, and yes, even business talk. 
     
    Follow Ambassadors Of Morning on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram--you will be gld you did! 
     
    Alligning a business around a personal philosophy and vision is something that MUSSA has managed to accomplish. He once received the advice to let go of the idea of a specific job, and instead, focus on an industry that excites you. For him, it was music. So. not only does he write and create music, he also is a partner in a Bach To Rock music school. 
     

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    **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Recharge Your Life With Creative Outlets! Lessons From Anansi Storytime: Ep. 243

    Recharge Your Life With Creative Outlets! Lessons From Anansi Storytime: Ep. 243

     
    “Some people use things; they destroy. You’re a creator, a builder.”
    — Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
     
    We welcome back Scooter Mann, the producer of Anansi Storytime, a podcast of fairy tales and folklore told in a radio play format. We are also joined by LJ Donnell who is a writer, novelist, and voice actress on Anansi. 
    We discuss the motivations and benefits behind being committed to such a time-consuming creative project that does not generate an income (yet). Money is not an issue when your creative projects pay you in personal fulfillment, joy, friendship, collaboration, team building, learning opportunities, and they often lead to career transitioning skill sets and an expanding network! 
     
    Please follow Anansi Storytime on Facebook and Twitter. You will be impressed with the work that goes into this creative production. 
     
    “The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity. . ."– Marianne Williamson
     
    Do you have a creative project or hobby? Does it recharge you for the reasons we mentioned? 
     
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    **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Be Like The Tree Of 40 Fruits and Produce Multiple Revenue Streams!: Ep. 242

    Be Like The Tree Of 40 Fruits and Produce Multiple Revenue Streams!: Ep. 242

     
    "Never depend on a single income." --Warren Buffet
     
    The Tree of 40 Fruits grows in upstate, NY and as its name suggests, it produces forty different types of fruit thanks to the painstaking care of artist Sam Van Aken!  Now, as artists and creative types, we can all be like this fruit-defying tree and produce our own fruits in the form of revenue streams--fresh, juicy, fruity revenue! 
    Anyone can produce revenue fruits and enjoy the benefits such as long-term security, freedom, and additional skills sets. If you rely solely on a paycheck, your financial security is extremely vulnerable to the whims and financial health of your employer. 
    You can develop additional sources of income in any number of ways. Here are some ideas to get you started. Need more help? Contact us at jellyvisionshow@gmail.com. Jelly is always happy to chat with listeners! 
    Potential Revenue Fruits: 
    Rent an un-used room in your house through Airbnb
    Sign up as an affiliate with the brands/products you love and use 
    Knock on doors and offer services such as painting, house cleaning, yard work, dog walking, errand running, organizing, etc
    Start a side business doing something you love. 
    Invest in real estate
    Teach a skill that you have now, or acquire one 
    Organize a one-day conference for people in your industry/niche  
    Write an ebook on a niche topic 
    Create designs for t-shirts and stickers and sell on your website
    Sell stuff you don't need
    You can now sell directly from your Facebook Business Page, so if you are an artist, designer, writer, crafter, or performer--get on there and start selling! What do you have to lose? 
    Find great items at thrift stores and sell them on Instagram
    Make something and sell it on instagram. Ten Minutes To Sell Your Art Online
    Invest in the stock market online. You don't have to be rich, you can make small, incremental investments with low fees. 
     
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    **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Be On Your Own Side with Joshua Rich: Ep. 241

    Be On Your Own Side with Joshua Rich: Ep. 241

    Money grows on the tree of persistence. ~ Japanese Proverb
    We need to talk about persistence, and the role it plays in our personal success. How do you keep your head in the game when success is on its own unpredictable time line? We talk about all of this with musician, actor, composer, pianist, and child prodigy, Joshua Rich. Joshua has been actively pursuing his dream of being an international touring musician for years. He shares with us how that dream can take shape in many ways, and how he has to believe in the vision as well as himself more than anyone else. 
    Be on your own side. --Joshua Rich 
     
    Make sure to check out Joshua's music and albums HERE. Follow @JoshuaRich on Twitter and on Facebook too! 
    How are you persisting, JellyVisionaries? We want to know! Email us at jellyvisionshow@gmail.com or tweet @jellyvisionshow. We love to hear from you!  :) 
     
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    **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    You Are A Perfect Box! Unwrapping Your Personal Brand With Sisarina: Ep. 240

    You Are A Perfect Box! Unwrapping Your Personal Brand With Sisarina: Ep. 240

     
    Truth Bomb, JellyVisionaries:
    "If you don't have a personal brand within a creative business, you are screwed." --Melanie Spring 
     
    Melanie Spring and Rebecca Layton Gunther help us wrap our minds around what branding is, and why we shouldn't shy away from a personal brand. Melanie is the boss lady at Sisarina, a Washington DC-based agency that specializes in branding on purpose. Rebecca is the Chief Culture Officer at Sisarina and works directly with clients to express their brand within every aspect of their business. 
    The ladies encourage Jen to embrace her personal brand and explain how we are all already nice little boxes that we need to accept in order to communicate an authentic brand and earn the trust of our clients and customers. It's not only ok, to be ourselves, it's an imperative for our success! 
    Not only that, but you don't need thousands of dollars to develop your personal brand successfully. You are going to love all the advice in this Jellysode!
    "Just because you have money doesn't mean you can connect with people."
    --Melanie Spring
    When branding is at its most successful you are attracting the right clients, collaborators, and partners.  This is why it is so important to get yourself on brand as soon as possible. According to Melanie, it shouldn't be hard. If it is hard, then you probably aren't being true to yourself. It feels good and right when you are yourself within your brand. 
    "Stay solid in your brand like a lighthouse." --- Rebecca Layton Gunter
     
    Do you need help with your brand? Don't hesitate to contact Sisarina and follow them on social media to take advantage on all sorts of things they have going on that will benefit you and your business! Also, don't miss Melanie's Adventures In Branding Podcast! 
    Join Sisarina's Kickass Humans Group on Facebook!
    Follow on Twitter and Instagram too! 
     
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    **Our awesome intro/outro music generously provided by the Polyrhythymics and their track Mendo Mulcher. Check out the rest of their music!
     
     

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

DDJ026 ,

Great Show!

I like the chemistry between the two hosts and how Jenn pays no attention to Tims antics. It's funny. Great balance between being engaging, informative and funny.

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Add to your MUST LISTEN list!

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