The Empowered Creatives

Victoria Hines

Listen in as fellow artists, creatives, scientists, and creative business owners dive into the process, science and mystery behind the ultimate question: how do I make a living and live a creative life? After all, you can’t put your life on the backburner in the hopes of making it in your creative career. You also can’t squelch your creative dreams for the sake of making a living. Each week creative career coach Victoria Hines hits the mic (often with a fabulous guest) to talk about how to find your confidence and forge your individual path as a creative. read less
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Mastering the Art of Balance: Avoiding Overcommitment and Burnout
14-02-2024
Mastering the Art of Balance: Avoiding Overcommitment and Burnout
Unlock the secrets to balancing your full plate without tipping over, as we wrap up season two with a crucial discussion on overcommitment. Journey with me through the intricate dance of juggling day jobs and creative passions, all while keeping an eye on that ever-elusive goal of well-being. As your guide, I'll provide you with six life-saving tactics to keep from overextending—this is about learning to read the warning signs, creating impenetrable time boundaries, and carving out sacred moments for guilt-free, unstructured self-care. As I take a short sabbatical to recharge and navigate unforeseen challenges, I invite you to remain part of this journey through my bi-weekly newsletter. (00:09) Preventing Overcommitment When Time Is Limited (14:29) Preventing Burnout and Managing Commitments One Thing This Week Look at your current commitments and what’s approaching in the months ahead. Do you foresee a time when you might be stretched thin? What can you do today to prevent that from happening or mitigate the risk? Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Overcommitment, Balance, Time Management, Burnout, Creative Passions, Well-being, Tactics, Warning Signs, Time Boundaries, Self-care, Productivity, Proactive Planning, Day Jobs, Commitments, Creativity, Sabbatical --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Letting Go of the Timeline
07-02-2024
Letting Go of the Timeline
Ever feel like your well-crafted plans are just invitations for the universe to throw you a curveball? This week join me from the cozy confines of my closet-turned-studio in Asheville, North Carolina, as I share the raw and real side of adapting to life's unpredictability while chasing creative dreams. This episode promises an intimate look at the tug-of-war between intention and reality, and the profound lessons learned when timelines need to be tossed aside. I open up about my personal journey over the past year; from the thrill of travel to the honest reality that not every goal I set last year came to fruition. On this episode, I'll offer 4 strategies for finding balance and the importance of reassessing goals amidst life's chaos. Whether you're a wandering nomad with a microphone or a dreamer with a plan, this episode is a heartfelt reminder that sometimes goals and dreams need a little longer to bloom. 02:17 - Why Timelines Don't Always Work 07:43 - Strategy 1: Connect with Your Heart and Body 08:58 - Strategy 2: Calculate What Priorities Would Shift 11:08 - Strategy 3: Give Yourself the Advice You'd Give a Friend 12:26 - Strategy 4: Small Progress One Thing This Week Go back to your 2024 goals, dreams and intentions. Which ones feel like something you want to and need to tackle now? Which ones need to sit back in the wings until the time is right? Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Creative Career, Coaching, Personal Milestones, Embracing Life, Unpredictability, Intention, Actuality, Goal-Setting, Pivoting, Curveball, Balance, Self-Discovery, Chasing Dreams --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
The Playful Heart of Art with Cory Hardin
31-01-2024
The Playful Heart of Art with Cory Hardin
Discover the transformative power of joy in your artistic pursuits as I sit down this week with the extraordinarily versatile Cory Hardin. Together, we unravel the tapestry of a creative career, from the dangers of the 'suffering artist' narrative to the liberation found in honing in on your unique strengths. Corey's insights promise an engaging look at how saying "no" can open doors to meaningful opportunities, and how recognizing your passions can lead to a more purposeful and enjoyable artistic voyage. Embark on a journey that transcends the boundaries of discipline with us, as we delve into the significance of improvisation skills not just on stage but in all forms of creative expression. We reminisce about the Chicago's theater scene and discuss the undeniable magnetism of live performance, offering strategies to deepen your presence and confidence. Whether you're an emerging artist or a seasoned pro, join us for an inspiring exploration of how to navigate your career with joy, intention, connection, and play. (00:09) Navigating the Creative Career Journey (15:15) The Importance of Crossbreeding Creativity (23:15) Human Connection in the Creative Process One Thing This Week Track the joy. What activities, people, projects, or environments bring you joy? Write it down and ask yourself how can you add more of those things into your life. Connect with Cory Hardin Connect on Instagram or Facebook. Check out Voila! The Improvised Musical - Fridays at 10PM at the iO Theater (IG @voilathemusical) Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Creative Career, Suffering Artist, Collaboration, Ambition, Self-care, Improv, Theater, Chicago, Crossbreeding, Creativity, Human Connection, Live Performance, Confidence, Playfulness, Personal Development, Meditation, Grounding Exercises, Self-care, Faking it --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Cultivating Resilience in Your Creative Career with Rebekah Louisa Smith
24-01-2024
Cultivating Resilience in Your Creative Career with Rebekah Louisa Smith
In this episode, we delve into the challenge of balancing artistic integrity with commercial success with Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, owner and founder of the Film Festival Doctor. Rebekah shares her transformation from personal assistant to film festival expert and emphasizes the need for filmmakers to lead their projects with a CEO mindset, ensuring their vision (and not commercial success) leads the way in any creative projects We discuss coping with the harsh reality of rejection as well exploring how to use emotional tools like EFT and vision boards to convert setbacks into opportunities for growth. Rebekah's experiences and those of her clients offer a roadmap to resilience and success. This episode is packed with inspiration and actionable advice for creatives aiming to elevate their careers, stay true to their artistic vision, and build a resilient creative career for years to come. (00:09) Creative Industry Navigation and Maintaining Freedom (07:52) Finding Passion and Purpose in Filmmaking (16:26) Coping With Film Industry Rejection (22:36) Confidence and Inspiration Through Vision Boards One Thing This Week Celebrate one thing you created recently. This could involve posting it on social media, sharing a picture with a friend, or inviting friends over to enjoy it together. Connect with Rebekah Louisa Smith Learn more about Rebekah and their work at https://www.thefilmfestivaldoctor.com/ or connect on Instagram or LinkedIn. New E-book: Film Festivals and Looking After Your Mental Health Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Creative Industry, Passion, Purpose, Filmmaking, Film Industry, Rejection, Vision Boards, Creative Career, Film Festival, Monetization, Creative Vision, Commercial Demands, Financial Pressures, Creative Integrity, Filmmaker, Film Festival Strategy, Starting a Business, Strategic Moves, Resilience, Coping, Emotional Challenges, Imposter Syndrome, Anxiety, Emotional Freedom Technique, Personal Growth, Confidence --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Leaning into the Fear with Laurie Cochrane
10-01-2024
Leaning into the Fear with Laurie Cochrane
When fear came knocking, Laurie Cochran learned that the only choice was to lean in... and do it anyway. Our latest conversation on the Empowered Creatives podcast features this awe-inspiring artist who, after a breast cancer diagnosis at 40, found her sanctuary in the arts. Laurie's tale is one of courage and the therapeutic power of creativity, as she recounts how she weathered life's storms—including an actual hurricane on her early days teaching art aboard a cruise ship—and the unwavering support of her partner through it all. Her experiences are a testament to the transformative potential of embracing your creative calling, no matter when it arrives. Laurie also opens up about the humbling return to university, surrounded by younger peers, and how it shaped her voice as an artist. The episode peels back the layers of her evolution from a novice to hosting a triumphant art show amidst adversity. Through her story, we touch on the need for skilled educators who ignite passion and the ways in which art education can be a beacon, lighting the path towards profound personal change and fostering a sense of community. (00:09) Overcoming Fear in the Creative Journey (15:29) Art Education (22:40) Challenges in Art, Building Confidence (36:08) Facing Your Fears and Taking Action One Thing This Week Identify and confront a task or challenge that scares you, whether it's trying a new business strategy, reaching out to someone you admire, applying for a new opportunity, or initiating a conversation with someone you've always wanted to talk to. Despite any fears, take the leap to learn more about your capabilities and potentially open doors to new experiences and growth. Connect with Laurie Cochrane Learn more about  and their work at www.lauriejcochrane.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Arterra Gallery Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Art, Creativity, Empowerment, Breast Cancer, Therapy, Courage, University, Growth, Resilience, Community, Education, Challenges, Confidence, Fear, Action, Comfort Zone, Support --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Fresh Beginnings and the Art of Personal Reinvention
03-01-2024
Fresh Beginnings and the Art of Personal Reinvention
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as I welcome you to the fold of a new year, from the charming city of Asheville, North Carolina. Listen in as I tackle the swirling emotions of change and the trepidation of fresh starts, guided by the wisdom of F. Scott Fitzgerald. There's no time like the present to redefine who we are, and I'll be breaking down Fitzgerald's timeless advice into practical nuggets for seizing the year with both hands. Join me as I lay bare my personal aspirations and career ambitions for the year ahead, and consider this your invitation to set some exciting new intentions for the year ahead. (0:00:09) - Finding Confidence in the New Year (0:03:45) - It's never too late and it's never too early (0:06:30) - There are no rules except the rules that we make (0:09:15) - We make our life what we will (0:12:00) - To feel things you've never felt before, you must experience things you've never experienced before (0:14:45) - If you're not proud of the life you've created, have the courage to start again One Thing This Week Imagine it's January of 2025 and reflect on what would make you feel proud of the life they've lived in 2024. I encourage you to consider what achievement or aspect of your life would give you a sense of pride. Figure out how to incorporate this into your goals and intentions for the year ahead. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords New Year, Asheville, North Carolina, Reinvention, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Timeless Insights, Actionable Advice, Aspirations, 2024, Career Shifts, Personal Growth, Change, Vision Board, Goals, Serendipitous Detours, Adventure, Confidence, New Beginning, Starting Over, Setting Goals, Transformative Experience --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Find The One Problem
20-12-2023
Find The One Problem
Welcome to another inspiring episode where your host, Victoria Hines, takes you on a deep dive into the essence of creative problem-solving. In today’s podcast, we hone in on the concept of zeroing in on "your one problem" – the linchpin that could unlock your creative potential and drive your career forward. In This Episode: - Navigating Challenges: Victoria opens up about the trials of starting a business and the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany a creative career. Learn how to approach problem-solving and decision-making with a focus on one challenge at a time, with insights inspired by Kim Malek, co-founder of Salt & Straw Ice Cream. (Starts at 0:00:09) - Identifying Needs: Move beyond the obstacles by pinpointing your most pressing need, studying the competition, and remembering your foundational 'why'. This segment delivers practical strategies to face hurdles with a clear direction. (Starts at 0:12:34) - Seeking the Right Help: Discover the power of seeking assistance and gaining new perspectives. Victoria stresses the importance of finding a mentor, coach, or expert who can guide you through your identified problem. (Starts at 0:17:59) One Thing This Week Identify your one problem. What is the one problem that you need to focus on right now that is going to make the biggest impact, so that you can get from where you are today to the next step on your journey and where you want to be tomorrow. Once you figure out what that one problem is, find somebody to help. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Creative Career, Challenges, Business, Navigating, Roadblocks, Journey, Techniques, Empowering, Hurdles, Goals, Overcoming, Strategies, Obstacles, Problem Solving --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Hold the Vision
29-11-2023
Hold the Vision
This week join me as we explore the power of vision and trust in our creative journeys. Together, we'll learn about the strength in holding a vision, trusting the process, and how these mantras can guide us through uncertainty, setbacks, and slow progress. From my personal experience as a cancer survivor, I share the importance of crafting a vision statement and provide resources to help you on this journey. It's time to revisit (or create for the first time) your life's vision. (0:00:09) - Introduction (0:11:20) - Step 1: Be Brave Enough to Go There (0:19:40) - Step 2: Create It (0:34:04) - Step 3: Let Your Vision Start Small (0:46:50) - Step 4: Revisit It Often and Let It Grow (1:01:35) - Step 5: Let It Shift When It's Time One Thing This Week Be brave and let your vision expand. You are brave enough to dream it, you are fast enough to hold it and you are worthy enough to deserve it. Give yourself 30 minutes this week to revisit your vision or begin to create it. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Vision, Trust, Process, Transformation, Courage, Purpose, Creative Journey, Cancer Survivor, Personal Experience, Long-Term Goals, Purpose, Bravery, Doubts, Fears, Reflecting, Creative Process, Nurturing, Evolve, Shift --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Your Work (and your Mental Health) Matter with Grace Lane-Smith
15-11-2023
Your Work (and your Mental Health) Matter with Grace Lane-Smith
Ever feel like you're just pretending to be an artist? You're not alone! Join me and mixed media artist Grace Lane-Smith as we tackle the pervasive issue of imposter syndrome that plagues so many in the creative community. We share our personal experiences and discuss how recognizing the value of your own work can be the first step towards banishing self-doubt. We also look at how the confidence of others can serve as inspiration and the importance of having a community to navigate the unique challenges of a creative career. In the second half, we also delve into the power of nature in inspiring and grounding us in our creative processes. We explore the emotional journey that accompanies the creation of art and the faith that somewhere, someone will connect with our work. But the realities of the digital age can be a challenge, so we also talk about practical strategies to disconnect and recharge. This episode is sure to leave you inspired and equipped with new strategies to confidently share your art, balance your digital life, and navigate your creative journey. (00:09) Finding Confidence in the Creative Journey (11:09) Creating and Sharing Art (30:35) Strategies for Disconnecting From Digital Life One Thing This Week What’s one way you can start intentionally disconnecting from the digital world each week? Begin to implement this in your week to week. If it doesn’t work perfectly, that’s okay. Give yourself the grace to let go of the tactic or try again. Connect with Grace Lane Smith Learn more about Grace and her work at www.gracelanesmithart.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Arterra Gallery Snag Grace's tiny e-book on navigating back from burnout. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Creativity, Self-Belief, Imposter Syndrome, Creative Career, Nature, Creating Art, Sharing Art, Setting Boundaries, Digital Detox, Burnout --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Changing Careers and Dreams with Mallory Gladman
01-11-2023
Changing Careers and Dreams with Mallory Gladman
Can you imagine letting go of a career you've passionately pursued for years and bravely leaping into the uncharted territories of a new profession? That's precisely what our guest, Mallory Gladman, a former dancer and singer, did when she transitioned into event planning. Mallory's fascinating journey is a testament to the fact that it's never too late to change your career path and follow a new dream. She candidly opens up about the challenges she faced in recognizing the negatives outweighing the positives in her career and the fear associated with shifting gears. Mallory's story is a powerful reminder that our paths are not linear and that there's a unique strength that comes from allowing your dreams to evolve. What does it take to start a business amidst unexpected life changes, let alone during a pandemic? Mallory shares her experience of navigating through these complexities with grace and determination. She emphasizes the importance of balancing patience with hustle, the power of networking, and the significance of finding a niche that aligns with our values. Furthermore, Mallory highlights how the small moments of joy in a creative career can bring immense happiness and motivation. Whether it's her pre-wedding pep talks or savoring the little wins, her insights serve as a beacon of encouragement for all creative entrepreneurs out there. This episode is packed with wisdom from a performer-turned-event planner who is fearlessly navigating her path, one step at a time. (00:09) - From Performing to Event Planning (17:04) - Starting a Business and Life Changes (28:42) - Creative Entrepreneurship One Thing This Week Sprinkle in the little joys. Your career is often a marathon not a spring and it’s important to keep the small joys consistent in your life. What’s one joy you have? This could be an activity, meditation, an exercise, creative practice, or going to a specific place. Now I want you to go to your calendar and schedule in that joy every single week. Make it happen. Connect with Mallory Check out the Waste Knot Website or connect with Mallory on Instagram @wasteknot_weddings_events, Facebook, or LinkedIn Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Event Planning, Pivoting, Risk Taking, Networking, Niche, Pandemic, Creative Career, Pre-Wedding Pep Talk, Joy, Motivation, Fear, Risks, Pivoting, Career Growth, Dancer, Singer, Performer --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Negotiating Changes in the Workplace
25-10-2023
Negotiating Changes in the Workplace
This episode is your ticket to an improved work-life balance, especially for those juggling a creative career alongside a day job. Join me this week as we dive headfirst into the art of negotiating workplace changes as a creative professional. Whether it's battling for a well-deserved raise or transitioning to an entirely new role, I share practical tactics and a comprehensive nine-step plan to help you regain control over your creative career. Understanding your company's culture and your worth within that framework is crucial, and I'll guide you on how to align your needs with your company's business values effectively. If you're hungry for more, don't forget to sign up for our bi-weekly email newsletter packed with exclusive tips and tricks to help you thrive in your creative career. This episode is not just about initiating change; it's about equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the complex landscape of workplace negotiations. (06:51) - Step 1: Identifying your company's motives and culture (08:59) - Step 2: Knowing your worth (11:27) - Step 3: Setting clear goals (11:51) - Step 4: Strategizing with a trusted peer (14:03) - Step 5: Practicing effective communication (17:05) - Step 6: Setting a timeline, not an ultimatum (19:22) - Step 7: Routine check-ins and documenting the progress (20:30) - Step 8: Deciding whether to stay or go (24:05) - Step 9: Taking the high road One Thing This Week Brainstorm one way you can make your current full-time job just a little bit better. Write that down and then see if you can start using any of these tactics to start negotiating for that change. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Work-Life Balance, Creative Career, Instigating Change, Pay Raise, Switching Roles, Company Culture, Value, Negotiations, Professionalism, Negotiating Workplace Changes, Keeping Emotion Out, Data Points, Setting Timeline, Routine Check-Ins, Document Progress, Deciding to Stay/Go --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Embracing the Role of Technology in Modern Art with Parisa Golchoubian
18-10-2023
Embracing the Role of Technology in Modern Art with Parisa Golchoubian
This week I re-welcome Parisa Golchoubian, an accomplished artist, designer, and engineer with a passion for intersecting technology and art. Parisa, who is the founder of two thriving online creative businesses, artterra and Artistech, shares insights on how artists can fully harness the vast potential of available technology. She offers a unique perspective on the traditional art industry and its slow pace in embracing technology. We touch on the rise of online art marketplaces and the challenges artists face in selling their work on these platforms. We further explore the world of data and its role in the business decision-making process. Many creatives grapple with the challenge of having too many ideas and not knowing which ones to pursue. Parisa guides us through the importance of data collection, the value of being flexible, and the decreasing cost of starting a business in today's digital era. Lastly, we delve into the world of marketing and its significance in the success of any creative endeavor. Parisa shares the importance of identifying your target audience and tailoring your content to their interests. Whether you are an artist or an entrepreneur, you'll gain a wealth of knowledge from Parisa's experiences and insights. (0:00:09) - The Intersection of Art and Technology (0:12:26) - Testing and Data Collection in Business (0:19:50) - Experimenting and Leveraging Marketing Trends (0:34:35) - Finding Target Audience and Marketing Strategy One Thing This Week Consistency is key and consistency is hard. Out of all of the marketing strategies you have tried, which one did you enjoy the most. Is there a way you can be more consistent with that strategy between now and the end of the year? Also, can you make that strategy more short form? Connect with Parisa Check out the Artistech or connect with Parisa on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn >>Grab your free Website Blueprint here! Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines >>Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Art, Technology, Artist, Creative, Data Collection, Online Art Marketplaces, Experimentation, Iteration, Delegation, Automation, Target Audience, Customizing Content, Consistent Marketing, Bite-Sized Strategy, Traditional Art Industry, Low-Cost Businesses --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Career Lessons from Tudor Queens
11-10-2023
Career Lessons from Tudor Queens
This week's episode is a bit of a creative twist. Dive into a historical and inspiring journey as we navigate the lives of King Henry VIII's six wives and draw invaluable lessons for modern creatives. The stories of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr provide unique insights and profound wisdom, particularly relevant to the challenges faced in our modern careers today. In this episode, we examine the values and strengths of each queen, shedding light on their struggles and triumphs. From Catherine of Aragon's unyielding stand for her principles to Anne Boleyn's political savvy, from Jane Seymour's self-worth to Anne of Cleves' clear expectations, from Catherine Howard's tragic lack of agency to Catherine Parr's leadership and influence, each of these formidable women offers a unique perspective... and lesson. Join us in this enthralling exploration of Tudor history and empower your creative future. (0:00:00) - Introduction (0:00:09) - Catherine of Aragon: Upholding Values (0:08:30) - Anne Boleyn: Keeping Your Friends Close in Hard Times (0:18:45) - Jane Seymour: You are Worth More Than What You Produce (0:27:50) - Anne of Cleves: Setting Clear Expectations (0:36:50) - Catherine Howard: The Importance of Agency (0:46:30) - Catherine Parr: Paving the Path for Others (0:56:15) - Conclusion: Lessons for Modern Creatives ⁠Six the Musical Cast Recording One Thing This Week Which note of wisdom did you need to hear today in order to advance your business or career? Remember that all of us, in some small way, are building off of the individuals who have done something extraordinary before us. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Keywords Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Jane Seymour, Catherine ParrPower and Politics, Vatican, Psychology, Agency, Intentional Decision Making, Self-Advocacy, Career Paths, Goals and Values --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Mastering the Balancing Act: Juggling a Full-Time Job and a Side Gig
04-10-2023
Mastering the Balancing Act: Juggling a Full-Time Job and a Side Gig
Have you ever felt like you're walking a tightrope, balancing your full-time job and passion-filled side gig? Trust me, I've been there and I know how it feels. As someone who has navigated the challenging landscape of managing a full-time tech job while running my own business and hosting this podcast, I want to share my personal insights and practical tips on how to make it work. In this episode, I explore the significance of financial stability in fueling your creative pursuits and how it contributes to a more secure future. Tune in to learn more about how prioritizing your time, delegating tasks, and saying no to projects that don't align with your goals can contribute to a successful work-life balance. (0:00:09) - Balancing Full-Time Job With Side Gig (0:08:04) - Time Management for Work-Life Balance (0:29:23) - Prioritizing Support and Community Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Host your own podcast or want to quickly turn your audio recordings into social media captions or blogs? I highly recommend checking out Podium for AI generated show notes, chapters, clips, transcripts, and more. Try it out today and get 3 free hours and 50% off your first month: https://hello.podium.page/?via=victoria Keywords Full-Time Job, Side Gig, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, Setting Boundaries, Centralized To-Do Lists, Context Switching, Realistic Expectations, Eliminating Responsibilities, Delegating, Automating, Saying No, Supportive Community --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
Climbing Out of Burnout (Part 2)
27-09-2023
Climbing Out of Burnout (Part 2)
Join Victoria this week as we journey into the heart of burnout and discover effective strategies to overcome it. Drawing on the wisdom from the book "Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle" by Emily and Amelia Nagoski, we explore the nature of burnout, how it occurs, and the symptoms it manifests. Listen in as I share advice on how to navigate this challenging territory by releasing stress, cultivating self-compassion, and setting boundaries. Whether you're experiencing burnout or simply wish to understand it better, this episode is packed with valuable insights to help you navigate the often treacherous landscape of burnout in creative careers. (0:00:10) - Recap on Burnout (0:08:03) - Strategies to Recover From Burnout One Thing This Week Choose one strategy to implement this week. Strategies listed on this episode include release the stress everyday, enlist planful problem solving, utilize positive reappraisal, redefine winning, define "meaning", choose when to give up, connect, and rest. Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Host your own podcast or want to quickly turn your audio recordings into social media captions or blogs? I highly recommend checking out Podium for AI generated show notes, chapters, clips, transcripts, and more. Try it out today and get 3 free hours and 50% off your first month: https://hello.podium.page/?via=victoria Keywords Burnout, Stress, Recover, Physical Release Technique, Positive Social Interactions, Planful Problem-Solving, Positive Reappraisal, Redefining Winning, Creative Career --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message
The Unseen Enemy: Identifying Burnout (Part 1)
20-09-2023
The Unseen Enemy: Identifying Burnout (Part 1)
Having hit rock bottom twice this year due to burnout, I have come to realize that burnout is a crippling yet often overlooked issue many creatives grapple with. This inspired me to not only share my personal encounters but also delve into ways to both identify and understand why burnout occurs. Although we will all face foes on our creative hero's journey, burnout can quickly take you from capable adventurer to hopeless hermit. Take control by learning how to regularly 'pulse check' your mental and emotional states, keeping your creativity alive while ensuring resilience against burnout. As we explore my personal encounters with this invisible beast, we'll reflect on how to strike a balance between our efforts and expectations. Join me as we pull the veil off this hidden adversary in the first part of this enlightening series, preparing ourselves to venture into recovery strategies next week. We're not just looking to understand burnout, we're aiming to conquer it, ensuring a healthy, creative, and empowered lifestyle for all. Huge shout out goes to Amelia and Emily Nagowski and their brilliant book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. (0:00:10) - My History with Burnout (0:16:43) - Identifying and Understanding Burnout One Thing This Week Where in your life is the amount of effort you are putting in not aligning to your expectations? Note it. Don’t ignore it. You don’t have to do anything about it right now but I want you to get really aware of what ocean you are trying to row across in a paddle boat. Because that is an area of your life where burnout could easily creep up on you if you’re not continuing to do a pulse check with yourself. America Ferrera’s monologue in Barbie Connect with Victoria Hines www.victoriahines.com OR on instagram @thevictoriahines Feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed in your career? Grab my free Creative Career Audit to discover what's no longer working. Host your own podcast or want to quickly turn your audio recordings into social media captions or blogs? I highly recommend checking out Podium for AI generated show notes, chapters, clips, transcripts, and more. Try it out today and get 3 free hours and 50% off your first month: https://hello.podium.page/?via=victoria Keywords Burnout, Stress Cycle, Effort vs Expectations, Pulse Check, Creative Lifestyle, Avoid Burnout, Identifying Burnout, Overcome Burnout, Strategies to Overcome Burnout, Burnout Symptoms, Burnout Signs, Stress Management, Mental Health, Self-Care, Self-Awareness, Self-Reflection, Mental Wellbeing, Mental Resilience, Mental Strength, Mental Health Awareness, Mental Health Strategies --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-empowered-creatives/message