21 episodes

Relatable life stories from creative artists, musicians, authors, etc.. who started out where you are and took it to where you want to go.

Each episode we interview people who have stepped off the beaten conventional path and ventured into a life of deeper connection with their inner creative being.

Come crack open your creative vision with us and unleash it on the world!

Reconnecting To The Artist Within Michael Murray

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Relatable life stories from creative artists, musicians, authors, etc.. who started out where you are and took it to where you want to go.

Each episode we interview people who have stepped off the beaten conventional path and ventured into a life of deeper connection with their inner creative being.

Come crack open your creative vision with us and unleash it on the world!

    EP021: Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway - How Nikki Elmer Harnessed Her Fear of Performing to Return to the Stage 20 Years Later

    EP021: Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway - How Nikki Elmer Harnessed Her Fear of Performing to Return to the Stage 20 Years Later

    You know what they say - diamonds are created from pressure! And that is exactly what my guest Nikki Elmer used in order to conquer her old fears of performing in front of an audience. Now she is a full-time member of the UK rock band Papa Shango actively performing and playing flute on stage in front of full venues. Listen in to learn the exact method she used to master her fear.

    To learn more about Nikki and her band, you can visit the following links:

    Website: https://www.papashango.co.uk

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papashangomusic/

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    • 35 min
    EP020: Zoe Gregory - The Growth That Comes From Total Immersion

    EP020: Zoe Gregory - The Growth That Comes From Total Immersion

    There's certainly one quick way to learn a new skill and it is a technique that my guest on this episode has absolutely mastered. Listen to learn more about how Zoe radically transformed her life and how you can too.

    To learn more about Zoe and to connect with her further, please visit the following links:

    Website: https://www.zoegregoryphoto.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zoe-Gregory-Photography-107447530779936/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoegregoryphoto/

    Email: zoegregoryphoto@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    EP019: Be Your Biggest Champion - Garon Whited's Journey from IT Support to 9 Time Author

    EP019: Be Your Biggest Champion - Garon Whited's Journey from IT Support to 9 Time Author

    How many of you can relate to this next scenario? You've been a creative your whole life. From very early on you were using your gifts to brighten your own world and those around you. 

    And yet ever so slowly the pressure from society (parents, teachers, peers) kicks in and you succumb to the conventional standards of a 9-5 for the foreseeable future. 

    What if it didn't have to be that way? What if you were prepared for when the Universe threw a wrench in your plans, so that you could turn that loss of a career around into something truly special?

    In today's interview I speak with Garon Whited about how he took the loss of a job as an opportunity to finally put some intention behind the book he had finished years prior.

    It's a powerful story, filled with Garon's quick wit, and one you will not want to miss.

    To learn more about Scott and to connect with him further, please visit:

    Website: https://garonwhited.com/

    Books on Amazon: https://cutt.ly/8vAlq5I

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GaronWhited

    Facebook "Spoilers" Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwspoilers

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP018: Meeting The Love Of Your Life Doing What You Love Most - Tessa & Thomas from Destiny Band Oz Share Their Story of Love and Music

    EP018: Meeting The Love Of Your Life Doing What You Love Most - Tessa & Thomas from Destiny Band Oz Share Their Story of Love and Music

    Multi award-winning and chart-topping Australian recording artists and musicians, Thomas and Tessa Libreri burst onto the country music scene in 2017. 

    They have accrued many #1 hits and awards following the release of their three albums: Changes; Makin Music; Take Me Back in Time and two EPs: 'From the Heart' and 'Special Songs'. 

    They are a popular class act, who perform 'country, rock and soul' original music during their live shows.

    Speaking to them about their journey to becoming full time musicians and how they met was an absolute joy. Their energy and love for music and each other is infectious and I know you will feel it too while listening.

    Enjoy the show!

    To learn more about Tessa and Thomas please visit the following links:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DestinyBandOz

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/destinybandoz/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destinybandoz/

    Website: https://destinyband.webs.com

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    • 56 min
    EP017: The Steps Leading Up to the Biggest Performance of Your Life - Rob from UK Rock Band "Papa Shango" Discusses the Highlight of His Career and How He Got There

    EP017: The Steps Leading Up to the Biggest Performance of Your Life - Rob from UK Rock Band "Papa Shango" Discusses the Highlight of His Career and How He Got There

    We all have dreams when we are children. Whether that is to perform on stage in front of a crowd of thousands or to release a novel to critical acclaim.

    Your dreams are valid and they are more than possible. Persistence and unwavering belief in yourself is always key.

    In this episode Mike and his guest Rob from circus rock band "Papa Shango" talk about what it took to realise his childhood dream and he climbed the stairs onstage to the biggest performance of his career (so far).

    We also discuss the balance between work and play and how to maintain an enjoyment of both. 

    Papa Shango has been quoted by the Observer as being ""Outlandishly entertaining" and NME has stated that "The internet has killed live music...Papa Shango are saving it"

    To learn more about Rob and his music, you can visit the following links:

    Website: https://www.papashango.co.uk

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papashangomusic/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP016: When The Teacher Becomes the Student - Scott Wilcox's Journey from School Teacher to Full Time Musician

    EP016: When The Teacher Becomes the Student - Scott Wilcox's Journey from School Teacher to Full Time Musician

    Like most of us, Scott started off as young child completely infatuated with the creative arts. In his case it was music. 

    Unfortunately, as we all already know, most often our support network of parents and teachers take it upon themselves to remind us how hard it is to make it as a musician (artist, writer, etc...) and we generally listen.

    That's exactly what Scott did, and he found himself working in sales and then teaching, until one day when one of his most memorable students set him straight.

    It's a powerful story of learning to listen to all of the signs around you and your path towards your creative pursuits. In Scott's case, there was a couple of signals that were pretty hard to miss.

    Scott Wilcox has an infectious personality and was an absolute joy to have on the podcast. I loved speaking with him and I know you will love listening to him share his story.

    (**yes the audio drops out at times, but I promise you that Scott's story and personality is worth forgiving the audio for)

    To learn more about Scott and to connect with him further, please visit:

    Website: https://scottwilcox.net/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongwriterScottWilcox/

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    • 1 hr 32 min