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Every artist has a story. Listen to mine on my first podcast guest appearance!

I started my artistic business journey in 2013 when I fell back in love with making jewelry.  The thing was, I knew absolutely NOTHING about running a business.  I had been in government and law enforcement for my entire career and this new business venture seemed overwhelming.

In my quest to learn about the world of artistic business, I turned to my trusty podcast feed for education and inspiration.  I LOVE podcasts, but I will tell you more about that later.  I found a podcast called "Create and Thrive" hosted by a cheerful, down to earth Aussie named Jess Van Den.

Something about Jess really appealed to me.  She talks like a normal person in her podcasts, not like an annoying salesperson. Her advise is "no frills, no BS".  That is exactly what I wanted.  We also have a ton in common.  She is a metalsmith and yogi.  No kidding!

I started listing to Jess years ago and I learned so much from her.  I took her "Set Up Shop" on-line course to get myself into action mode in starting to sell on-line.  I am part of her "Thriver Circle", a monthly subscription for makers.  Recently, I was getting excited about the idea of being on a podcast myself.  It seemed like a great way to get the word out about my business.  A bonus for me is that I love to talk!

I pitched the idea to Jess and she graciously accepted.  Since I felt like I knew Jess already from listening to her for years, it was easy to chat with her like an old friend.  My episode just came out so I wanted to share it with you. 

So, if you are curious about my transition from law enforcement to artistic business owner, click the link and take a listen.  We get into some serious topics such as my battle with post partum depression and how creativity was a key factor in my journey to rediscovering my place in the world.



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