Alicja Colon // Overcoming Debilitating Self-Talk

Episode 279. Airs Wednesday, December 5 at 2:30pm ET /11:30am PT.

Does your inner voice regularly berate you? Do you have a hard time turning that monster inside your head off? Do you say things to yourself that you would never say to a friend?

This week we are going to be talking to my friend Alicja Colon, who is a designer turned photographer and illustrator. She is a mom of three and a wife. Her faith is a critical part of her life and her freelance business. She worked for many years with Focus Lab in Savannah and in September of this year went out on her own.

This week I am excited to introduce you to Alicja Colon, a paper artist illustrator, designer, and photographer. Alicja has taught workshops, given talks at conferences. She also has a podcast called Manual Focus. On top of all that she is a wife and mom of three, and in September she quit her full time gig to go out on her own. Talk about wearing a lot of hats! Alicja will tell you her biggest struggle has been her negative self-talk.

This episode will dig into how she has been able to wrangle the inner-voice monster and turn it into a cheerleader instead of a beast that lords over her feelings and thoughts. I hope you will join us for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on Wednesday, December 5 at 2:30pm ET /11:30am PT.

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website: alicjacolon.com

 

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Brad Woodard // Bold, Brave Moves

Episode 278. Aired Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

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Could you or would you move across country multiple times to advance your career?

Could you work from home everyday?

Could you run a business with your spouse?

Do you want to expand your income revenue streams?

Maybe you answered YES to some of these, or maybe you answered Heck No, to some of them. This episode will prove beneficial to any entrepreneur trying to make it as a freelancer and understand better how to market your skills and talents. Because that is exactly what Brad does.

This week I am excited to introduce you to Brad Woodard, a retro-inspired illustrator and designer that I have admired for a long time. I finally got to meet Brad (super super nice guy) at Creative South this past year. His work is full of fun, life, and nostalgia. He and his wife Krystal have built a successful business made of multiple income streams.

This episode will dig into what you need to know about the industry to not underbid yourself as an illustrator. Also how being flexible enough to move has opened up opportunities for Brad and his family.

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My favorite way to build websites is with the Elegant Themes Divi theme. Talk about making custom web design easy. It is the only theme I need. Based off of a grid system and now with a visual builder, you can now customize your website super easy with this wordpress theme. I build all my sites with the Divi Theme which allow me to create custom sites that use business strategy specific for that client and my design knowledge to build an easy to use and update website for my clients. Elegant themes puts out tutorials and are always updating the theme to make it more robust and easier to use. You can pay per year or do what I did and do the lifetime membership at $250 then you can put it on as many websites as you want.

Check it out here:
http://bit.ly/dianelovesDIVI

Audible has changed my business and my life. I listen to more books than I physically read nowadays. I listen when I workout, when I mow and I have a long commute. I have been able to listen to books during those times and these books and this app has really helped my business grow. I have the gold membership, I get a new credit each month for less than $15 (1 credit = 1 book). Often the price of the subscription is significantly less than the price of the book I am purchasing. I have been a member since 2010 and LOVE it.

Try Audible and get 2 free books:
http://bit.ly/DesignRecharge

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are ‘affiliate links.’ This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

Follow Brad here:

www.bravethewoods.com
Shop: www.braveoutpost.com
Skillshare Classes
Brave Newsletter
Digital Brushes: https://www.retrosupply.co/collections/brave-the-woods
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Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/bradwwoodard

Rapid Recharge // Thankful

Episode 277. Aired Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

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First off I want to tell you how thankful I am for you. Thankful you are reading this, thankful you take time to spend with me live or watching or listening to the show each week.

This year has been a doozie. It has had its ups and downs. Thankfully more ups than downs but I am grateful for the downs too. They help me appreciate the ups even more.

I thought my world was going to change and it did, but not in the way I had planned.

That is often how it happens, we plan for ______ and we get something else. How we react is really what counts.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are ‘affiliate links.’ This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

Here is what this Rapid Recharge episode is going to be about:

I want to tell you about the Change Cycle that Martha Beck talks about in her book, Finding Your Own North Star. I started this book when Oprah had a daily daytime talk show. HA HA. Talk about a slow reader. That I sure am. This year started off with a severe medical issue, that wound me up in the ER and in a horizontal position for the last week of 2017 and the first two weeks of 2018. In January I started my sabbatical, the first and only one I have had in 14 years. But it did not start off in the way I had thought. I was really sick and unable to do any work for the first 3 weeks. Seeing the good in this situation was difficult, but I definitely found it.

Sabbaticals are projects that allow you to travel and do things you can’t do during the regular semester because of time contraints, travel, etc. You have to apply for it and you can only apply for one every six years.

So we will talk about this change cycle. I finished the book two weeks ago. I also read, Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic in the month of October. This was another one that revolutionized the way I was thinking.

This week I am excited to share what I have been learning with you. It is crazy and fun and I feel like it will be more real when I get to share it with you.

The taking action step is hard, the dreaming step is hard sometimes too for me. We will talk about these quadrants and how these four steps have become clearer to me in the last few weeks.

I am stoked to tell you about some conversations I have had, some things I have read, and things I have experienced that might also impact your work, your creativity, and your life.

Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.

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My favorite way to build websites is with the Elegant Themes Divi theme. Talk about making custom web design easy. It is the only theme I need. Based off of a grid system and now with a visual builder, you can now customize your website super easy with this wordpress theme. I build all my sites with the Divi Theme which allow me to create custom sites that use business strategy specific for that client and my design knowledge to build an easy to use and update website for my clients. Elegant themes puts out tutorials and are always updating the theme to make it more robust and easier to use. You can pay per year or do what I did and do the lifetime membership at $250 then you can put it on as many websites as you want.

Check it out here:

http://bit.ly/dianelovesDIVI

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Audible has changed my business and my life. I listen to more books than I physically read nowadays. I listen when I workout, when I mow and I have a long commute. I have been able to listen to books during those times and these books and this app has really helped my business grow. I have the gold membership, I get a new credit each month for less than $15 (1 credit = 1 book). Often the price of the subscription is significantly less than the price of the book I am purchasing. I have been a member since 2010 and LOVE it.

Try Audible and get 2 free books:

http://bit.ly/DesignRecharge

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Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are ‘affiliate links.’ This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

Angela Navarra // Working as a Freelance Illustrator

Episode 276. Aired November 14, 2018.

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Have you always wondered the advantages to having an art agent? Well look no further as I interview illustrator, Angela Navarra this week. Want to find out how personal projects have affected Angela’s work, tune in live on Wednesday.

Do you struggle with being a parent and working from home?

This week I am excited to finish the conversation with Angela Navarra. She has had experience working with multiple agents and getting work on her own, as well as understands how to navigate through contracts with agents and clients.

This episode will dig into how to juggle your current work, while pursuing new styles and personal projects.

Follow Angela at:

http://signorinanavarra.com/

https://etsy.com/shop/DooDaaStudio/

https://instagram.com/signorina_navarra/

https://linkedin.com/in/angela-navarra-6b97975/

Mye De Leon // Lettering, Creative Community, & Growing Your Business

Episode 275. Aired November 7, 2018

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Talk about talented and driven, this week’s guest is both. Mye De Leon doesn’t do anything halfway, she is a mom of three and has clients all over the world, teaches lettering workshops, and is part of the lettering and scrapbooking communities.

This episode will dig into how she manages her time and creativity, juggling between client projects and book projects. Mye will also talk about some of the ways she refuels her creative batteries.

Follow Mye at:

Website – www.myedeleon.com

Instagram – https://instagram.com/myedeleon

Mastering Hand-Lettering Book – http://bit.ly/myelettering

Free Lettering Course – https://myedeleon.com/free-course

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/myedeleondesigns

Scott Soeder // Marketing Strategies for Illustrators

Episode 272. Aired Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

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This week we will be continuing the conversation with my friend, Scott Soeder. Scott has combined his passion for music and illustration into a passion project that lead him to doing work for his favorite band, 311. Last time we didn’t even get to talk about this, or how SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) has played a part in his career. Scott won the SCBWI Grand Prize in 2016 and won it again in 2018.

In the last interview with Scott which can be found here: https://rechargingyou.com/2018/04/02/scott-soeder-blending-interests-to-find-your-niche/ I wanted to dive into his process and his marketing strategy, which we will do for sure this time around.

 

Follow Scott at:

Web: scottsoeder.com
Twitter: @scottsoederart
FB: Facebook.com/scottmakesart
Insta: Instagram.com/scottsoeder
dribbble: dribbble.com/scottsoeder