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How John Ondrasik Turned Five for Fighting Into a 20 Year Overnight Success

May 2021

5/03/2021

How do you build the resilience to turn your passion into a 20 year overnight success? Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, singer songwriter, musician, composer, and speaker always loved music, but he faced decades of rejection and disappointment until his songs got the recognition they deserve. He shares how he created hit songs like Superman […]

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Rachel Platten’s Inspiring Story of Fight Song & Becoming a Channel for Love

April 2021

4/05/2021

How can you become a vessel that pours out love? Rachel Platten, award winning singer songwriter of Fight Song and Stand By You discovered her love for singing on stage, but it wasn’t an easy journey to get other people to believe in her music. She tells you how surrendering your control can lead to […]

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Harry Connick Jr’s Special Stories About the Greatest Lesson in Humility, Alone With My Faith & Unconditional Love

March 2021

3/22/2021

How can you find strength and faith in hard times? Harry Connick Jr, Emmy and Grammy award winning singer, composer, and actor has been in the spotlight for almost his entire life, but the lessons he learned from his parents and mentors have always kept him grounded in his core values. He shares how he […]

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A Beautiful Conversation with Jason Mraz on Spreading Kindness, Staying Grounded After Decades of Musical Success & How to Look for the Good

June 2020

6/22/2020

Don’t Keep Your Day Job · Jason Mraz How do you look for the good when the world can feel like a dark and challenging place? Jason Mraz, Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum artist, singer songwriter, and musician has sold millions of albums and performed all around the world – but he has always stayed grounded in […]

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How Derek Sivers Built CD Baby & the Wonder that Followed

December 2019

12/23/2019

How do you know when to let go of an old dream, and pivot so you can make an even bigger contribution? Derek Sivers, writer, entrepreneur, musician, and founder of CD Baby has an unrelenting thirst for new challenges and new growth. He shares how to make the decision to get laser focused on a […]

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How I Made A Music Career After Being Dropped From A Label

August 2019

8/15/2019

  How do you find a new path after your dreams have been crushed? Cathy shares how she made six figures through songwriting after believing her music career was a lost hope. You’ll also learn the key strategies that helped her build her business, including how to generate results instead of excuses, why an artist […]

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How to Create a Career with All Parts of Yourself – Sara Auster

June 2019

6/20/2019

  How can you evolve into a new career without leaving behind your other passions and identities? Sara Auster was a successful artist and musician when she encountered a life-changing injury. Instead of letting it paralyze her, she found alternative healing practices and combined her creativity into her newfound interest for sound baths and meditation. […]

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How to Crowdfund Your Creative Career – Amanda Palmer

March 2019

3/11/2019

  How did a singer-songwriter raise over $1 million just by asking for help? Amanda Palmer isn’t just a musician, performer, artist, and author – she’s also the master of crowdfunding and connecting with her community. She explains how your art can make people feel less alone, what success and DIY really mean, and what […]

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You Are Built To Soar

November 2018

11/08/2018

  How high could you soar if you stopped playing it safe? How can you use the doubters and critics to push you even closer to your full potential? This week Cathy shares your wins on building confidence and launching the imperfect Etsy store. Plus she shares a special conversation with the hit indie band Distant […]

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How to Find the Work You Love – Lisa Loeb

February 2018

2/12/2018

  Lisa Loeb – Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, author, and philanthropist struck major success with her platinum hit song “Stay”. But the red carpet events and makeup trailers still left her unfulfilled. How did she reconnect with her values and incorporate them in her work? She shares how she refocuses her purpose and attitude in […]

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How to Use the New Creative Business Model – Ari Herstand

January 2017

1/24/2017

  Ari Herstand – blogger, musician, indie artist encyclopedia, and now published author – joins Cathy to discuss his favorite unconventional strategies to invent opportunities and increase your income. How can you leverage the internet to crowdfund your career? When should you reset and reevaluate your goals? He also shares the importance of understanding your […]

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