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Bringing you inspiration to live a more creative lifestyle. Because our favorite people are the ones that choose the path less traveled.

This podcast is aimed to shift your perceptions on how you approach life, creativity, and success.

Co-hosts Jay Alders and Chelsea Alders tap into their diverse experience in running four large and successful businesses while parenting three young children and traveling the world.

Jay and Chelsea interview Entrepreneurs, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Artists, Rockstars, Writers, Creative Visionaries, and Professional Extreme Athletes to share with you new ways to see your life's purpose.

The Shifting Perceptions Podcast - Inspiration For Creative Lifestyles Jay Alders

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    • 4.8 • 76 Ratings

Bringing you inspiration to live a more creative lifestyle. Because our favorite people are the ones that choose the path less traveled.

This podcast is aimed to shift your perceptions on how you approach life, creativity, and success.

Co-hosts Jay Alders and Chelsea Alders tap into their diverse experience in running four large and successful businesses while parenting three young children and traveling the world.

Jay and Chelsea interview Entrepreneurs, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Artists, Rockstars, Writers, Creative Visionaries, and Professional Extreme Athletes to share with you new ways to see your life's purpose.

    Behind the Drum Kit: Brooke Colucci's Rhythmic Revolution

    Behind the Drum Kit: Brooke Colucci's Rhythmic Revolution

    "Rock Angel" shares her personal and professional journey, reflecting on how her passion for drumming has shaped her life and career.
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    Meet Brooke Colucci
    Brooke Colucci, also known by her hundreds of thousands of fans on social media as "Rock Angel" is a dynamic New York based professional drummer. In this episode we talk to her about creativity, music, drumming and entrepreneurship with invaluable insights for artists, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs.
     Harmonizing Life with Melodies
    Brooke Colucci, with her unique blend of raw talent and determination, takes us through her musical evolution. From her initial steps in the music world to developing her distinct style, Brooke's journey is a testament to her adaptability and creative spirit. She discusses the impact of various musical genres on her work and her approach to songwriting and performance. Brooke's experiences highlight the importance of authenticity and passion in creating music that resonates with people.
    Creative Challenges and Entrepreneurial Ventures
    Our conversation takes a deeper look into the challenges faced by artists in today's dynamic landscape. Jay and Brooke share their experiences with navigating the complexities of the art and music industries, emphasizing the significance of entrepreneurial skills. They discuss how artists can leverage their creativity to build sustainable careers, underscoring the crucial balance between artistry and entrepreneurship.
    Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword
    In an era dominated by social media, both guests share their perspectives on its influence. They talk about the opportunities and pressures it presents, offering advice on how artists can use these platforms to their advantage while staying true to their artistic vision.
    Inspiring the Artist Within
    This episode is not just a conversation; it's a source of inspiration for anyone passionate about art, music, and entrepreneurship. Jay Alders and Brooke Colucci remind us that at the heart of success in these fields is the courage to embrace your creativity, the resilience to overcome challenges, and the wisdom to blend your artistic talents with entrepreneurial acumen.
    Brooke "Rock Angel" Colucci Links & Resources:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockangel_/  
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAG3VrzHOmnNjrDeOpcZfFQ 
    Connect with Jay Alders
    Jay Alders Website: jayalders.com  
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/jayalders 
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/jayalders 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Balancing Creativity, Work, and Life with Jay Alders & Meredith Hackwith Edwards

    Balancing Creativity, Work, and Life with Jay Alders & Meredith Hackwith Edwards

    Join Jay Alders and Meredith Hackwith Edwards in this special episode of the Shifting Perceptions Podcast which originally aired on Meredith For Real.
    Finding Your Rhythm in the Symphony of Daily Demands and Artistic Passions
    This conversation covers such topics as:
    Importance of creativity and how (and why) to make time for it Intertwining mindfulness and spirituality in your creative process When to trust your intuition Breaking stereotypes  Dealing with the ego in a healthy way How to personify your various sides to live and create more playfully and be more practical Choosing the right circle of people to be around really does matter Scheduling and organizing your life The importance of discipline as a creative or entrepreneur Jay and Meredith discuss strategies for artists and creatives, the value of 'non-profitable' passions, and trusting your intuition.
    Perfect for artists, musicians, and nature lovers seeking inspiration. Tune in for a journey of self-discovery and creative exploration.
    This is a replay from Meredith For Real Podcast Connect with The Shifting Perceptions Podcast:
    • Shifting Perceptions Website: http://shiftingperceptionspodcast.com  
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    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftingPodcast  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shiftingperceptionspodcast  
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    Connect with Jay Alders:
    • Jay Alders Website: https://jayalders.com  
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayalders  
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayalders/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jayalders  
    • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayalders/  
    Connect with Meredith For Real:
    https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/ https://meredithforreal.com   ** Contains affiliate links
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Viral TikTok Sensation: Singer-Songwriter Zach Paradis

    Viral TikTok Sensation: Singer-Songwriter Zach Paradis

    Meet Zach Paradis, a dynamic singer-songwriter discovered by Crash Adams on TikTok. Zach shares his decade-long journey in the music industry, blending pop, hip-hop, and R&B with heartfelt storytelling.
    This episode unpacks Zach's creative process, the newfound pressures of viral fame, and the challenges and thrills of songwriting. We also explore how being "discovered" by Crash Adams on TikTok has impacted his career trajectory. 
    Zach's unique blend of catchy melodies and innovative instrumentation layered on top of his mega singing talents makes Zach someone to keep on your musical radar.
    Connect with The Shifting Perceptions Podcast:
    • Shifting Perceptions Website: http://shiftingperceptionspodcast.com  
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast  
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftingPodcast  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shiftingperceptionspodcast  
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    Connect with Jay Alders:
    • Jay Alders Website: https://jayalders.com  
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayalders  
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayalders/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jayalders  
    • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayalders/  
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    Connect with Zach Paradis:
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1W2W85bJ8lG3g409Lm6goy?si=iw0s5yysT1egB4k7IJT4Rg  Apple Music:
    https://music.apple.com/us/artist/zach-paradis/1103880049  Instagram: @zach.paradis https://www.instagram.com/zach.paradis/  TikTok: @zach.paradis https://www.tiktok.com/@zach.paradis  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmijRpSofGCVfFFKPw6wWZQ  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zachparadismusic 
    Website: www.zachparadis.com 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Robb Havassy: Art, Surf, & Stories

    Robb Havassy: Art, Surf, & Stories

    Dive deep into a conversation that seamlessly merges the vibrant world of art with the rhythmic flow of surf culture. 
    Robb Havassy is a masterful fine artist, author, and surfer as well as a long-time personal friend. 
    Jay Alders and Robb warmly touch upon their mutually felt kinship and you can hear their sincerity and inspirational natures as they discuss the profound purpose and meaning of art, touching on themes that resonate with anyone who's ever picked up a brush or ridden a wave. 
    Amidst the stories of painting and paddling, Robb and host Jay Alders dig into the challenges and rewards of balancing life's many roles, especially the profound responsibility and joy of fatherhood.
    Both Robb and Jay share an insatiable urge to constantly push boundaries, emphasizing the freedom they find in not being pigeonholed as mere "surf artists." Their shared passion extends beyond the canvas and the coastline, exploring the sheer pleasure of creation and the deep intuition that drives them. 
    While their journey as artists hasn't always been smooth sailing, the pull towards their craft is something they can't imagine living without, no matter how challenging the seas might get.
    For the artists tuning in, find solace in their tales and perhaps even some answers to the very questions that keep you up at night. And for the art enthusiasts and surfers, this is a chance to paddle out into the minds of two creators, witnessing firsthand the inspiration that rides in on every wave and brushstroke. Join us, and let's celebrate the love, beauty, and sheer joy embedded in both surf culture and the world of art.
    Connect with Robb Havassy:
    https://www.instagram.com/robbhavassyart/
    https://www.facebook.com/robb.havassy/ 
    Connect with The Shifting Perceptions Podcast:
    • Shifting Perceptions Website: http://shiftingperceptionspodcast.com  
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast  
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftingPodcast  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shiftingperceptionspodcast  
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    Connect with Jay Alders:
    • Jay Alders Website: https://jayalders.com  
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayalders  
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayalders/  
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders  
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jayalders  
    • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayalders/ 

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Mark Longenecker - Tattoos, Paintbrushes and Turntables

    Mark Longenecker - Tattoos, Paintbrushes and Turntables

     
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    In this episode I spoke to my long-time friend, globally acclaimed tattoo artist, and painter Mark Longenecker. Mark is a fellow native of New Jersey and like me spent much of his younger years surfing at the beaches of the Jersey Shore and skateboarding in the streets and on backyard ramps in the burbs.  
     
    Mark studied Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is perhaps best known as a competitor in the national television show Ink Master. Longenecker made it to the Top four out of 18 artists and was recognized for his will to fight and never give up.
     
    Mark made his way to the warm waves and free spirit of Key West, Florida where he honed his artistic skills and worked as a graphic designer, designing logos and other artwork for the local businesses, as well as Jimmy Buffett’s recording studio. His style took on a tropical island vibe that he now calls "tropistyle." 
     
    Mark began adorning himself with tattoos and designing them for friends, eventually leading him to Goldie's Tattoo, where he embarked on an apprenticeship that would change his life. Mark's dedication and talent took him on a journey across the vibrant Florida art scene, from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale.
     
    Settling in Cocoa Beach in 2004, he fulfilled his dream of opening Endless Summer Tattoo, a beachfront studio that feels like a fusion of a Tiki Bar, Surf Shop, and Skateboarding Museum. Beyond his art, Mark is a community icon and renaissance man. He generously gives his time and creativity to local charity events and fundraisers and also is recognized for spinning music as a DJ and teaching Yoga to Cocoa Beach locals.
     
    In our candid conversation, Mark talks about his relentless work ethic that artists need to thrive, the eventual impact of AI on creative professions, and the incredible journey that has defined his path as an artist. Jay Alders and Mark also talked about some “pinch me moments” and what it’s like to “make it” as an artist.
     
    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GYw9k3MlnsE
     
    Mark Longenecker Links & Resources
     
    • https://endlesssummertattoo.com/  
    • https://instagram.com/marklongenecker  
     
    Connect with The Shifting Perceptions Podcast:
     
    • Shifting Perceptions Website: http://shiftingperceptionspodcast.com 
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast/ 
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftingPodcast 
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shiftingperceptionspodcast 
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    Connect with Jay Alders:
     
    • Jay Alders Website: https://jayalders.com 
    •       Join  Jay’s Text Community: https://jayalders.com/text  or text 732-313-0513
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayalders 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayalders/ 
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders 
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jayalders 
    • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayalders/ 
    • NFT Collections: https://jayalders.com/nft-art 
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Owen Murphy: Poster Artist & Designer

    Owen Murphy: Poster Artist & Designer

    Our guest in this episode is artist & designer Owen Murphy, the creative mastermind behind One Drop Design Studio. Starting out in print shops and fueled by a deep love for art deco and psychedelia, Owen's journey is inspiring and surreal.
    We explore everything from the nitty-gritty of the gig poster business to the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of working with music legends like Slightly Stoopid, Dead & Company, Nathaniel Rateliff, Billy Strings, Dave Matthews Band, and Dirty Heads. We also discussed artistic process, marketing strategies for artists, and the wild ride at the intersection of art and music.
    Owen Murphy Links & Resouces
    http://www.onedropdesignstudio.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/904546799656479 
    https://www.instagram.com/onedropdesignstudio/?hl=en 
     
    Connect with The Shifting Perceptions Podcast:
    • Shifting Perceptions Website: http://shiftingperceptionspodcast.com 
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiftingperceptionspodcast/ 
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShiftingPodcast 
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@shiftingperceptionspodcast 


    Connect with Jay Alders:
    • Jay Alders Website: https://jayalders.com 
    •       Join  Jay’s Text Community: https://jayalders.com/text  or text 732-313-0513
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayalders 
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayalders/ 
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayalders 
    • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jayalders 
    • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jayalders/ 
    • NFT Collections: https://jayalders.com/nft-art 
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

welzie art ,

Perfect artist podcast

Stoked to have a podcast that caters to the professional artist. Jay asks great questions and is not afraid to talk about the art business in a real no bs way. Mahalo!!

Soenna323 ,

This is such a blessing!!!

Jay, you were one of my earliest inspirations as an artist!! Being able to get to know both of you through the podcast and also hear about all these other amazing people that have chased their dreams gives me inspiration in my own practice and appreciation for ALL types of art and people. Thank you so so much!!

M&Mmomof2 ,

Beach Mama

I so rarely submit a review of anything, because let's face it, not much out here is worthy! But this, well, can I just say I have literally shared it with anyone who will listen! I love the variety of guests and listening to the arc of their lives and achievements. At the core of all their stories is a humbleness and grace yet fierce determination. We all could use a daily dose of remembering what is possible and to take good care of one another. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. The world needs more light and love.☮️🤙🏻❤️

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