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AYA041 – Why Artists Are Afraid To Ask For Things with Justin Locke

Justin Locke is a musician, author, playwright, cultural iconoclast, and entertaining speaker. We cover a lot of topics on the artist mindset, especially what holds many artists back, oppression training, why artist are taught to ask for permission, and how to reframe your thoughts to empower yourself.

MEET JUSTIN LOCKE

Justin Locke - Dancers
Justin Locke – Dancers

Justin Locke grew up on a farm in Ohio before moving to Boston. After a year at music school, he jumped into the freelance musician life of playing for the Boston Opera, Ballet, Pops, and Symphony. He worked with the most notable conductors of the era, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Henry Mancini, and John Williams.

One day, after playing a somewhat lackluster “kiddie concert,” Justin started to create programs for orchestral family concerts. One of these, “Peter VS. the Wolf,” has been presented all over the world, on such notable stages as the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro. It will have its Polish premiere this June.

After 18 years of bass playing, Justin hung up his rosin bag and shifted his career to video production, making fund raising videos for large nonprofits. He also works as a “score reader” for Boston Pops live TV broadcasts.

In 2005, Justin published a humorous musical memoir of life as a bass player. “Real Men Don’t Rehearse” has sold over 12,000 copies.

Justin often appears as a guest speaker, sharing his favorite gig disaster stories as well as first- hand insight into what conductors (good and bad) actually do. Justin combines his dilettante interests in psychology, history, media production, management philosophy, music, and dance in sharing a unique and pragmatic perspective on the intersection of the arts, leadership, and the pursuit of happiness.

Justin has also published three other books: “Principles of Applied Stupidity,” “Getting in Touch with Your Inner Rich Kid,” and “Time Light Love (Exploring the Physics of Emotional Energy).” Visit his website and blog at www.justinlocke.com.

BOOKS:

Real Men Don’t Rehearse: Adventures in the Secret World of Professional Orchestras

Principles of Applied Stupidity

Discourses on Livy by Niccolo Machiavelli

think and grow rich napoleon hill

CONTACT:

www.justinlocke.com

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AYA035 How To Get Over Your Irrational Relationship With Money with Alexis Fedor

Alexis Fedor is an artist, dancer, writer, actor, and business developer. She has had a diverse career that has allowed her to work as a dancer, actress, and choreographer as well as built a successful strategic consulting company which allowed her to fund her performance art. She is especially focused on helping artists improve their financial IQ and understand the financial side of their business. Finances are a sore subject for a lot of people, especially artists because of lots of reasons. Without the financial piece, you can’t move forward in your business. If this something you are struggling with make sure to pay close attention because Alexis goes into great detail about a simple way to approach your finances.

MEET ALEXIS FEDOR:
Alexis Fedor is the owner of Artists In Business, a company dedicated to helping artists create thriving businesses with and for their art through online courses and high-level coaching. As an online marketer having brought in over $1,000,000 in revenue and built a six figure business for herself around her art, Alexis has spent the last two years working with artists to uncover the patterns that keep them from building profitable businesses. She is the creator of the 14-Day Art Biz Challenge, which is an online course over 500 artists have taken and seen extraordinary business results, and of the Profit Canvas, a course that dives deeper into the financial and marketing sides of running a successful business.

BOOKS:

Rework -Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

EXTRAS:

Meredith Monk

labyrinth theatre company

John Patrick Shanley

CONTACT:

AlexisFedor.com

info@alexisfedor.com

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