Ever been afraid to follow your true passion? From rock stars, actors and activists to academics, mechanics and everything in between, the guests of Nice Work! have all been there, and they've all taken the leap of faith. Host Tod Brilliant is the founder of the Super Nice Club and his inspirational guests will give you the confidence to turn your passion(s) into your career!
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#37: CHID LIBERTY | Made in Africa - The Rise of the Black Louis Vuitton
“The real gold of Africa is its creativity” - Chid Liberty
Chid Liberty is the founder of Liberty and Justice as well as Made in Africa. Chid served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Liberia’s Monrovia Business Startup Center which was founded by Spark, a Dutch NGO, for whom Chid manages the Ignite Fund (Liberia) He also speaks internationally on social entrepreneurship and impact investing – recently at Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton Universities, as well as the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.Chid and his team are revolutionizing how the business of fashion and apparel manufacturing is done in Africa, with a model that empowers and enriches workers and investor alike while enhancing fairness, promoting women’s rights, and working to eradicate African poverty. If you’re into any of those things, you’re listening to the right podcast. Chid is genuinely on track to emulate and improve on the model and legacy of Louis Vuitton. We also talk about:
> The surprising coolness of Wisconsin
> The history of Liberia
> China, WTO & the African apparel industry
> The true price of cheap clothing
> The late, great Thomas Sankara
> Postcolonial African responsibility & progressLiberty & Justice (http://www.libertyandjustice.com)
Chid Liberty on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/chidegar)
Thomas Sankara Speaks (http://www.pathfinderpress.com/thomas-sankara-speaks-burkina-faso-revolution_1983-87)
#36: ANDREAS VERRIOS aka MR NYC SUBWAY | Powerful Lessons on Perspective from New York’s Hottest Stre— Subway Photographer
This week’s super nice guest is ANDREAS VERRIOS aka MR. NYC SUBWAY. Andreas is a New York City photographer and lawyer whose work, primarily of the NYC subway and it’s crazy, colorful characters, is blowing up big time all around the world. He has over one million followers on Tik Tok, and is working with a number of the most talented creators and coveted brands around. And he’s super good-looking dude who now leads a triple life as a lawyer photographer AND model. I know, right?A couple of years ago, Andreas was riding the subway and a sudden shift in perspective changed his life. We'll detail this epiphany, his rapid ascent within his new craft, how he balances the new life with the old and more. Some key takeaways:
> The Curse of Living the “Perfect Life”… Without a True Passion
> The Proper Way to Build a Side-Hustle
> THE WORLD-CHANGING POWER OF CHANGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE
> Why a lack of skill won’t stop someone with Big Passion from winning
> Focusing on your customer experience instead of your competition
So TURN OFF everything else, TUNE OUT the rest of the world and DROP IN to NICE WORK! with Andreas Verrios
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#35: FLORIAN "DOC" KAPS: The Man Who Saved Polaroid Wants to Save Your (Super) Senses
This week’s guest is Florian “Doc” Kaps, the man who quite literally saved Polaroid. The story of this incredible effort to prevent the loss one of the creative world’s most unique mediums is worth several podcasts alone (you can watch it via the documentary link below). As amazing as that triumph was, Florian’s current project is an order of magnitude bigger: SUPERSENSE. Supersense is his carnival of analogue acrobats that not only showcases a growing number of endangered technologies, but shows us how we can incorporate them into mutually symbiotic relationships with our digitally-powered world. Doc is a too-rare visionary, who started out following the footsteps of Polaroid founder Edwin Land -- the man who inspired Steve Jobs and others to greatness – and now charts his own dazzling course.
So TURN OFF everything else, TUNE OUT the rest of the world and DROP IN to NICE WORK! with DOC KAPS.
www.supersense.com (http://www.supersense.com)Time Zero Documentary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDOGvob27c)www.polanoid.net (http://www.polanoid.net/)
#34: MIDI MATILDA: Music, Musk, Martians: Is It Really Just a Game?
When Skyler Kilborn and Logan Grimé join forces, they merge into the formidable music machine the world knows as MIDI MATILDA. Over the past decade, the band has released not just memorable music, but also some of the most creative and entertaining music videos this side of 'Take On Me'. In this episode, we'll talk about their brand-spanking-new EP, listen to one of the tracks, catch up with the state of the music industry, and take a weird but possibly true dive into their work with Elon Musk and alien technology. Let's just say this podcast could be the wake up call that will save the entire world of humanity. Not to be dramatic, but sometimes you just have to say the words. > New music> Elon Musk> New city> Alien technology> NEW MIDI MATILDA> Neuralink brain implants> Private Investors as biz model for bands> MM’s new EP “Just A Game”> IS IT JUST A GAME?
New Music: https://lnk.to/justagameAll things Midi Matilda: https://midimatilda.com/ (https://midimatilda.com/)
#33: CHRIS DAVIS: Confessions of a Tool Pornographer AKA (Just the) Tips of the Trade
Once upon a time, CHRIS DAVIS was a bond trader. A really good one, who made a lot of money for other people and himself. But one day, he walked away from the sure thing, from the career he knew inside and out...and jumped into an entirely different pursuit. Along the way, he learned the #1 Secret to Making Social Media Grow Profits for a Small Business Without Spending a Dime.
This episode is dedicated to all small business owners (no matter what industry) as well as the Super Nice Club's favorite religious minority: Tool Fetishists. Oh, and also anyone who has ever considered wildly changing his or her career path to follow a passion. Be honest ... you've considered it, right?
Check out Chris on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lower_48 (http://www.instagram.com/lower_48 )Visit Chris' website: https://www.lower-48.com/
Oh, and check out the Super Nice Club, too! http://www.mysociatap.com/superniceclub (http://www.mysociatap.com/superniceclub) Will you pretty please share and review this podcast? THANK YOU!
#32: JESSICA GRAHAM | Super Nice Sex & How to Have It + Some Other Stuff About Meditation and Acting
JESSICA GRAHAM is a meditation teacher, sex, relationship, and spiritual coach for couples and individuals, international speaker, and author of Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out, which has been translated into several languages. She is a contributing editor of the meditation blog, Deconstructing Yourself. Jessica’s work is featured on many apps including; Simple Habit, Wise@Work, Emjoy, Breethe, and Sanity & Self. She is also certified in Grief Recovery coaching. In addition to this, Jessica is also an award-winning actor and filmmaker. Shorter version: Jessica is pretty much a super-inspirational creative human whose story and stories will make you laugh and cringe and maybe even cry a little bit. Join us for a super nice talk about:> What is mindful sex? And how do you do it?> Meditating for a stronger foundation> Getting off without checking out> Growing up Hobbit > Is there anything sexier than loving one’s self?> Chronic pain and its relationship to sensuality> The healing power of acknowledging sickness> Why you should reach out to your favorite writers and teachers> Sexuality & Healing> C&C Music Factory
ALL THINGS JESSICA > www.YourWildAwakening.com (http://www.YourWildAwakening.com) + @jessicaclarkgraham.com
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