My guest this week is Jerry Cannon. Jerry is a creative professional and founder of the lifestyle brand Infinite Bit.
We talk about empowering artists by creating business models that puts revenue and control back into creator's hands.
This is a topic that's dominated my business psyche since I started making money out in the world.
Having this conversation with Jerry was both inspiring and illuminating.
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Here's a thought experiment for you:
Imagine the worst thing you can possibly think of.
Now imagine you actually had to live through whatever scenario your extremely creative brain just came up with.
My guest this week had to live out his own nightmare scenario when his wife and mother to his young daughter suddenly was diagnosed with brain cancer.
This is a reality few of us can possibly conceive of, let alone have to live through.
Daniele Bolleli has been on my radar for a while now but when five friends mentioned his name to me in a week I knew it was time to reach out.
In this weeks episode Daniele and I discuss what the function of suffering is and what being "Not Afraid" (the name of Daniele's latest book) really means.
Lots of wisdom on how to process difficult experiences from a modern day philosopher.
Daniele Bolelli has two excellent podcasts that I highly recommend you check out:
The multi-talented Matt Xian stops by Synchronicity to talk art collectives, music and mindfulness.
TIMEWHEEL is an independent record label, creative studio and artistic platform based in San Antonio, founded in 2013 by a collective of artists to create and celebrate forward-thinking music, art and culture.
I first tuned into TIMEWHEEL when a friend shared one of their awesome posts on Facebook and since then I've enjoyed learning more about this digital art collective that includes a record label, web site and various social media channels.
In this episode Matt and I delve into the intersection of art and community and specifically how creativity and art are ultimately wonderful maps for tracking consciousness.
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My guest this week is the truly amazing, Roshi Joan Halifax.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world.
I've known Roshi for a few years now from my work with her wonderful Zen Center, Upaya.
Upaya is a Sanskrit word which translates to skillful means something that Roshi truly embodies.
In our chat Joan brings up the importance of balancing engaged activism with non-attachment.
Combining her years of activism with her Zen sitting practice gives her a unique and valuable perspective on many the issues facing humanity and the world at-large.