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Hello everyone. Thank you for being a part of this indie podcasting journey. As an indie podcaster, I know the importance of introducing the show to new audiences. So I wanted to bring to your attention a new show to consider. This show, Creative Architects, will be especially interesting to those of you who are creators and entrepreneurs.


Angela Hollowell hosts Creative Architects, and it features conversations with a diverse array of creative minds, from newsletter writers and podcasters to inventive designers and tech pioneers who are revolutionizing the creative landscape.


Angela Hollowell is a creative producer and entrepreneur.


But if this show interests you, please subscribe on YouTube or your favorite podcast platform.


If you aren’t sure where to start, Angela recommends “Who’s Jersey Is it Anyway? Creative Brand Deals Explained.”


So, if you are ready to embark on a journey to the intersection of creativity and entrepreneurship and witness how they are shaping the future of the creator economy, I encourage you to subscribe to Creative Architects hosted by Angela Hollowell.

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  • 117. Unyielding Determination Through Life's Trials | Ashley Mason

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    Ashley Mason, the visionary behind Dash Social, shares her story in this week's episode. From childhood entrepreneurial games to a professional journey shaped by personal trials, including her mother's battle with glioblastoma, Ashley's story is a powerful narrative of resilience, passion, and success. Her early love for writing and a pivotal life event forged a path to founding her marketing agency, highlighting the strength found in facing life's unpredictability with determination.Key Insights:Childhood Entrepreneurship: Ashley's early inclination towards entrepreneurship set the stage for her future endeavors.Life's Impermanence: A family health crisis brought a new perspective on life, influencing Ashley's professional and personal choices.From Passion to Profession: Ashley successfully transformed her love for writing and social connections into a thriving business.In-Depth Takeaways:Entrepreneurial Beginnings: Ashley's journey began with childhood games, evolving into a serious pursuit of blogging in high school. This early start laid the groundwork for her career, emphasizing the value of nurturing one's passions from a young age.Pivotal Moments: The diagnosis of Ashley's mother with glioblastoma was a stark reminder of life's fragility. This event was a turning point, driving Ashley to prioritize meaningful work and live with intention.Career Transformation: Ashley's path from a blogger to the founder of Dash Social exemplifies how personal experiences and interests can culminate in professional success, proving that with resilience and passion, obstacles can become opportunities.Ashley Mason, founder of Dash of Social, specializes in helping small businesses and entrepreneurs elevate their online presence through strategic marketing. Beyond her agency, she founded the Massachusetts Business Network, fostering visibility and thought leadership for local organizations. Ashley's multifaceted career, bolstered by her education in Business Administration and roles on various boards, reflects her commitment to community and professional excellence.http://www.dashofsocial.comhttp://www.massachusettsbusinessnetwork.comThe Life Shift Podcast Links:Subscribe and support: http://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelifeshiftpodcastMore ways to connect: http://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com
  • 116. Beyond the Screen: Identity, Motherhood, and Mental Health | Alessandra Torresani

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    Alessandra Torresani, an actress, mother, and mental health advocate, shares her journey through the lens of identity, mental health, and personal evolution. Alessandra provides a heartfelt insight into her life challenges and triumphs. As noted by AI, this episode is a vibrant tapestry of candid revelations, encouraging listeners to embrace their true selves, understand the intricate relationship between mental health and identity, and acknowledge the transformative power of vulnerability, particularly in motherhood.Major Takeaways:Embracing the complexities of identity and personal evolution.Understanding mental health's role in shaping, but not defining, our identity.Recognizing the strength and transformative power of vulnerability in motherhood.Embracing IdentityAlessandra Torresani's candid discussion on her ongoing identity exploration resonates deeply, shedding light on the universal struggle of self-discovery. Her journey beyond the confines of her roles as an actress, mother, and wife highlights the importance of embracing personal evolution. This takeaway reminds us that it's perfectly normal to question our identity and that growth often stems from uncertainty.Mental Health and Its Role in IdentityAlessandra's insights into mental health offer a refreshing perspective on how it influences, yet does not dictate our identity. Her stance on mental illness being a part of her, rather than her entirety, serves as a powerful message against the stigma of mental health. This segment underscores the essence of seeing beyond our challenges and recognizing the multifaceted nature of our identities.The Power of Vulnerability and the Journey of MotherhoodThrough her openness about motherhood and mental health, Alessandra embodies the strength found in vulnerability. Her narrative as a thriving mother, despite facing significant challenges, illustrates the profound impact of embracing vulnerability. This story is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and the remarkable capacity for transformation through openness and emotional honesty.Alessandra Torresani is a dynamic force in the entertainment industry and mental health advocacy. Known for her multifaceted career as an actress, host, and creator, Alessandra is passionately dedicated to destigmatizing mental health issues. Her personal journey with Bipolar 1 Disorder, shared through her engaging podcast "EmotionAL Support," showcases her commitment to spreading hope, kindness, and laughter. Follow her journey and connect with her inspiring work at @alessandratorresani and https://www.emotionalsupportpod.com.The Life Shift Podcast Links:Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts and other platforms: Rate the show 5 stars and leave a review to support!Patreon for ad-free episodes and bonuses: https://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastConnect on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastWatch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeFollow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodVisit the website: http://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com
  • 115. Embracing Your True Self: Global Quest for Authenticity | Quinten Sheriff

    57:24
    In this episode, Quinten Sheriff discusses his journey from a conservative upbringing in Zimbabwe to becoming an advocate for authenticity and connection. He shares the profound impact of embracing one's truth and the universal power of human relationships.Major Takeaways:Embracing Global Citizenship and Human ConnectionsQuinten's Resilience and Authenticity JourneyLessons from Adversity: The Influence of a Seventh-Grade TeacherEmbracing Global Citizenship and Human Connections: Quinten's life across diverse cultures showcases the enriching power of human connections. His insights reveal how understanding and empathy across boundaries can combat social disconnection, especially poignant in today's isolated world.Quinten's Resilience and Authenticity Journey: Facing the daunting choice between his truth and his homeland, Quinten's decision to live authentically underscores the courage required to confront adversity. His story is a testament to the strength of vulnerability and the freedom that comes with authenticity.Lessons from Adversity: The Influence of a Seventh-Grade Teacher: Quinten's harrowing experience with bullying by a trusted teacher, Mrs. Robinson, highlights the profound impact of our interactions. It's a compelling narrative on the power of personal pledges in shaping one's approach to relationships and empathy.About Quinten Sheriff:Quinten, co-host of the Connectors podcast, is a seasoned learning specialist with curriculum and instructional design expertise. His unique blend of creativity and structure makes him an invaluable partner for content creation. His journey from facing legal and social challenges due to his identity in Zimbabwe to influencing the global conversation on connectivity is nothing short of remarkable. Connect with Quinten: https://linktr.ee/quinten.sheriff.Resources & Links:Subscribe to "The Life Shift" on Apple PodcastsSupport me on PatreonFollow The Life Shift Podcast: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedInVisit The Life Shift Website
  • 114. Transforming Heartbreak into Empowerment: Revolutionizing the Dating Industry | Jillian Romero Chaves

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    In this episode, Jillian Romero Chaves recounts her journey from deep personal heartache to groundbreaking entrepreneurial success. After a devastating breakup, Jillian turned her pain into a purpose, pioneering the dating and relationship health sector with her innovative platform, Clara for Daters. Through her story, we explore the essence of resilience, the importance of self-worth, and the courage to embrace life's unexpected turns.Major Takeaways:Embracing Honesty and Self-WorthRecognizing the Perils of Forcing NarrativesHarnessing the Power of Resilience and Self-DiscoveryEmbracing Honesty and Self-Worth: Jillian's candid discussion about the critical role of honesty in relationships and self-worth, born from personal adversities, underscores the foundation of healthy connections. Her journey illuminates the path to self-realization and the courage to face personal truths for a fulfilling life.Recognizing the Perils of Forcing Narratives: Through Jillian's experiences, we learn the dangers of imposing unrealistic expectations on relationships. This takeaway is a cautionary tale about the consequences of ignoring genuine incompatibilities in pursuit of an idealized future.Harnessing the Power of Resilience and Self-Discovery: Jillian's narrative is a testament to the transformative power of adversity. Her ability to convert personal challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation reshaped her life and created a platform that redefines healthy dating practices.Jillian Romero Chaves, Founder, and CEO of Clara for Daters, is a visionary entrepreneur who transitioned from a successful automotive career to revolutionizing the dating and relationship space. Her journey of overcoming betrayal and rediscovering self-worth inspired the creation of Clara, an interactive tool designed to foster healthy, meaningful connections. Jillian's mission is to empower individuals to navigate the complexities of modern dating with confidence and intentionality.Contact Jillian:Clara for Daters: WebsitePersonal Instagram: JillianRomeroChavesClara Instagram: clarafordatersClara App: Download HereThe Life Shift Podcast Links:Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSupport me on PatreonFollow us on Instagram: @thelifeshiftpodcastWatch on YouTube: TheLifeShiftPodcastSend a message on X: @thelifeshiftpodVisit our website: www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com
  • 113. Navigating Mental Health: An Untethered Life | Nikhil Torsekar

    01:04:52
    Nikhil Torsekar, a father, 'Untether Your Life' podcast host, and stem cell therapy marketer, shares his mental health journey, his career shift, and holistic health views. This conversation highlights the importance of understanding and acceptance in personal transformation.Highlights:Navigating bipolar disorder without a diagnosisThe impact of accurate diagnosis and embracing one's truthThe mission behind 'Untether Your Life'Nikhil discusses his initial misdiagnosis, leading to exacerbated manic episodes, and the eventual correct diagnosis that marked a pivotal point in his life. This experience emphasizes the significance of mental health awareness and proper treatment.Through 'Untether Your Life,' Nikhil aims to inspire individuals to break free from societal expectations and conventional health models, advocating for holistic approaches to well-being.Beyond his personal struggles and career transition, Nikhil's story is a beacon of hope, demonstrating the power of resilience and the possibility of reinvention.Nikhil, a University of Chicago MBA holder, is a testament to the idea that understanding oneself can lead to profound life shifts. Residing in California with his family, he's a staunch advocate for mental health.Explore 'Untether Your Life':Podcast: https://www.untetheryourlife.co/Connect with us:Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelifeshiftpodcastYouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thelifeshiftpodcastWebsite: http://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/Support the podcast: http://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcast
  • 112. Finding Harmony in Grief: A Journey of Healing and Hope | Laurel Wright

    56:55
    Laurel Wright is a gifted musician and one-half of the country duo The Young Fables. Laurel opens up about her personal journey through profound loss, her battle with depression, and how she found solace and purpose in music. She shares insights into the healing power of grief and offers hope to those facing similar challenges.Key Insights:Grief's Transformative Role: Laurel discusses the profound impact of losing her sister and father in quick succession, highlighting grief's potential to reshape lives. Her openness about struggling with depression and finding her way through the pain underscores the importance of embracing vulnerability and seeking support.Healing Through Music: Laurel's musical journey takes on new meaning as she channels her pain into her art. Her story illustrates music's incredible capacity to heal and inspire, offering a lifeline to those in pain.Community's Healing Power: Laurel emphasizes the crucial role of a supportive community in her healing process. Her testament to the strength found in collective empathy and understanding is a powerful reminder of the importance of connection.The Young Fables blend Americana roots with pop sensibilities, creating music that resonates worldwide. Their commitment to mental health advocacy and unique sound has earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated following. With three albums and a feature documentary to their name, they continue to touch lives through their music and message.Explore The Young Fables:Official Site: http://www.theyoungfables.comWatch 'The Fable of a Song': http://www.theyoungfables.com/watchthefableofasongEPK: http://www.theyoungfables.com/epkFor more transformative stories, subscribe to "The Life Shift" on Apple Podcasts or your preferred platform. Show your support by rating the show five stars and leaving a review!Support on Patreon: Access ad-free episodes early, plus exclusive content: http://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastConnect with The Life Shift Podcast:Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelifeshiftpodcastYouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thelifeshiftpodcastWebsite: http://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/
  • 111. From Jail to Joy: Journey from Fast Living to Redemption | Jonathan Greene

    55:11
    In this episode, Jonathan Greene, a writer and small business owner, shares his extraordinary life journey from jail to joy. Greene's story takes us from the bustling streets of California to the jail cells of Pennsylvania, from a life of fast money and faster living to a state prison. His tale is not one of despair but redemption and transformation.This episode is a raw, honest testament to the power of change, the importance of second chances, and the incredible strength of the human spirit.Major Takeaways:Jonathan Greene's journey from a life on the edge to redemption.The turning point in Jonathan's life.The power of transformation and second chances.Jonathan Greene's journey from a life on the edge to redemption: Greene gives a vivid account of his past, where he was caught in the whirlwind of quick riches and fast-paced, risky living. This part of his life led him to serve time in a Pennsylvania state prison. However, Greene's story is not one of despair but of redemption and transformation.The turning point in Jonathan's life: The birth of his daughter marked a transformative moment in Greene's life. During a visit, while he was in prison, his one-year-old daughter looked at him, and something clicked. He decided then and there that he never wanted his daughter to see him like that again. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of Jonathan's life shift.The power of transformation and second chances: Greene's incredible story is a stark reminder of the power of transformation and the importance of second chances. It proves it is never too late to change your path and start anew. Despite adversity, Greene emerged stronger and more determined, his story a testament to the human spirit and the enduring ability to change life's direction.DaVon and Greene (the pen name of Jonathan Greene) always knew writing was in his blood. He grew up as the son of author and composer BB Johnson, AKA Joseph Greene, who wrote Together Brothers and Across the Alley from the Alamo. Drawn towards cartels, crime, and drugs, DaVon and Greene completed his first serious undertaking in his early teens. After an underwhelming critique from his father’s friend, Saul David (Director of Logan’s Run and Fantastic Voyage), DaVon and Greene put down the pen and entered the world that he wrote about in an endless cycle that there was no escape from, ultimately leading to incarceration.Insta: @davon_greeneTik-Tok: @JWPerkinsGroupResources: To listen in on more conversations about pivotal moments that changed lives forever, subscribe to "The Life Shift" on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate the show 5 stars and leave a review! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Early and Ad-Free episodes + bonus episodes on Patreon. https://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastConnect with me:Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastYouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeTwitter: www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodWebsite: www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com
  • 110. Finding Kindness in Chaos and Darkness | Jaclyn Lindsey

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    In this episode, Jaclyn Lindsey, the co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, shares finding kindness in chaos and darkness -  from a troubled adolescence marred by substance abuse, bullying, and self-destruction to her transformative journey toward faith, resilience, and change.The conversation explores the impact of such experiences on personal growth, the power of unconditional love and compassion, and how these elements have shaped Jaclyn's mission to promote kindness worldwide.Major Takeaways:The transformative power of resilience and compassionThe impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and growthThe journey towards faith and its role in personal transformationThe transformative power of resilience and compassion:Jaclyn's life is a testament to the transformative power of resilience and compassion. Despite her tumultuous early years, she turned her life around, using her experiences to fuel her current mission of promoting kindness and compassion through her work at kindness.org.The impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and growth:Jaclyn's conversation sheds light on the profound impact of childhood experiences on personal identity and development. She openly discusses how being bullied and engaging in destructive behaviors during her adolescence led her down a path of self-destruction, ultimately leading her to the point of self-realization and change.The journey towards faith and its role in personal transformation:A significant point in Jaclyn's narrative is her journey towards faith, triggered by her sister and brother-in-law's unconditional love and acceptance. Despite her initial skepticism towards religion, this experience set her on a path of transformation, leading her towards faith, acceptance of unconditional love, and, ultimately, a life shift towards kindness.Jaclyn Lindsey, co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, believes that kindness is humanity's greatest asset. This ethos inspired her to launch kindness.org, a global nonprofit combining rigorous science into applicable solutions for kinder classrooms, communities, and companies. Jaclyn has spent over fifteen years in the nonprofit space, where she’s helped raise more than $100M for domestic and international missions. An author & keynote speaker, she sits on the board of Children in Conflict and is the host of the soon Why Kindness? Podcast. Jaclyn loves adventuring around with her husband, Mancel, and two boys, Abel and River, and spending time with family, friends, or strangers around a dinner table.Ad-free & early release episodes + bonus episodes on Patreon. https://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcastConnect with me:Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelifeshiftpodcastYouTube: https://bit.ly/thelifeshift_youtubeTwitter: www.twitter.com/thelifeshiftpodWebsite: www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com
  • PREVIEW: Shanna Benson - After the Recording: Patreon Bonus Episode #20

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    I wanted to share this clip from Shanna Benson's bonus episode recording for the Patreon members. In these recordings, I reconnect with past guests to discuss their experience on The Life Shift Podcast, share their stories, and allow them to share any updates since their episode aired.In this clip, we talk about the value of sharing stories to create connections and understanding. We also discuss the fun updates she's had since her appearance on the second episode of The Life Shift. The full bonus episode with Shanna is available on the Patreon feed. Please consider supporting the show with the link below.Shanna Benson's Full Episode (#2) can be found here: https://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/shanna-benson/Thank you for the support along the way. If you want to help support the show and join the Patreon, please check out www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/join