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Conversations on Creativity with Kinja Dixon

Our special guest today is Kinja Dixon. 

Recognized unanimously as the No. 1 sales executive in the world in 2013 (the first to win a Gold Stevie and ARDA Award in the same year), Kinja Dixon is the author of three books—Universal Talk Laws, Re-Creationism: The Art of Shaping Reality, and Lil Solar’s Book of Superpowers. An in-demand public speaker, Kinja has spoken onstage with sales legend Brian Tracy, has delivered a TEDx talk, spoken to companies, colleges and universities, and was a guest on ABC’s Good Morning America. His interactive course, Dixon on Demand, and theatrical experience, the Re-Creation Encounter has helped thousands align their intentions with their actions enabling their re-created lives to speak louder than words.

 On a personal note, in 2015, Kinja traveled to China to study with 34th generational disciple of the Shaolin Temple, Shifu Yen Lei and over the next subsequent years completed his first three full marathons. Besides talking to over 350 schools across the globe, when he is not on corporate stages, he has mentored over 80 children with Mentoring USA and New Alternatives for Children. During is off and on time, his mission is fully aligned with the statement…being the change.

 Learn more about Kinja at kinjadixon.com.

 

 

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Today we will be discussing Creativity. The huge idea and a million tangents we could follow. The definition of creativity according to Merriam Webster is marked by the ability or power to create, given to creating, having the quality of something created rather than imitated, imaginative, managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits, deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud. We have 3 quotes for this episode 1. Rumi says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 2. Julian F Fleron says “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” 3. And lastly, Albert Einstein says “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Rumi was a 13th Century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Julian Fleron is a Professor of Mathematics at Westfield State College. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc², which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.

Why Creativity. Well, the definition had some gems that made me smile. One gem was the quality of something created rather than imitated, creating something, in my opinion, is miraculous and provides me with an ownership and a great feeling. Another gem was to go around legal or conventional limits. I recall Radar on MASH going around the rules to make sure his team had everything they needed to save lives. We need to find ways to go beyond what we know or accept and blaze new trails. As far as the quotes for this episode, I was introduced to Rumi many years ago while attending some poetry readings at a big box bookstore in Rockford Ill by a Lutheran pastor who attended the poetry readings and brought various instruments from different cultures while he read. Rumi speaks through the centuries to this day and this quote is no different, we must not be satisfied with what we are told, rather we must create our own myths and legends. This creativity gives us limited immortality in that we remember and may inspire others to look at the world in a new way. Julians Fleron’s quote reminds me to never lose the wonder of a child and being the father of twins and watching them discover the world reminds me first hand to keep that wide-eyed outlook and amazement. Lastly, we have Einstein, naturally, his mind is legendary in his ability to see things that were not there or conceived of before. He has always struck me as being in touch with his inner child, maybe I need to read a biography.

            In this episode, we discuss creativity and how it impacts our lives, our work and our outlook on life. Let’s get the conversation started.

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Conversations On Inspiration with Derwin Dyer

We talk with classically trained pianist Derwin Dyer about how inspiration influences his art. Learn another way of tapping into this well and creating more than you consume.

 

Welcome friend, welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your host Timothy Kimo Brien, the head instigator. This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Ah yes, that elusive muse that artists of all disciplines seek to bottle and keep handy. The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website vikmuniz.net. Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup, and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.

 

What does this definition/quote mean to me: Inspiration requires an action, it doesn’t just drop in your lap and present itself. You can wait for inspiration that way, but eventually, you need to get out and experience the world and look for the “beauty” of the world and try to capture it on your medium of choice. The quote is specifically relevant to me because when I am feeling “blocked” I just need to remind myself that by taking one look around I can write, paint, photograph whatever I see, hear, smell, touch, taste. I need to use all my senses and memories and perceptions and try to not judge initially too much. I can’t take and represent everything, but I can take a few things or one simple thing that stands out and represent it. This episode we will discuss what inspiration is, how do we seek it and what do we do with it. Let’s get the conversation started.

 

 

 

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Next Steps for NaPoWriMo

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo. 

Part 3 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode discusses the next steps after you have completed NaPoWriMo. You will be surprised at the first step, but it is necessary.  At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us. 

 

 

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Spreading The Word

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo. 

Part 2 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode is how to spread the word to more than just your Mom and close friends.  We discuss tagging, categories, creating artwork simply for each poem with Canva and pushing the pieces out to your Social media channels. At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us. 

 

 

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Setting Up Your Tool Box

Welcome back friends, we take a break from our Artistic Conversations to do NaPoWriMo. 

Part 1 of 3 where we discuss NaPoWriMo www.napowrimo.net and walk you through writing 30 poems in 30 days. This episode is how to set yourself up for success and how to accomplish this daunting project. At the end of each episode, we read and discuss 10 poems that I wrote during this process and we also talk about the prompts for each day. Check out my poetry page www.dailypreslumber.wordpress.com where I have thoughts about the day and write my poetry and present it in a raw form. Take a look, comment and be inspired to create your own page and share it with us. 

 

 

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Conversations on Craft

We welcome back Ashly Hutchens, my good friend, and my personal tattoo artist. We actually did this in her shop and I got a tattoo while doing the interview. You will hear the hum of the gun and the music she plays. It was a great time and yes I will include a picture of the final work. 

 

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. This episode will focus on craft. Out of all the subjects this season, this is probably the one that is the most tangible. We can put our hands or witness craft in action. Maybe that is why it is the easiest to talk about, perhaps it is the hardest. Our friends over at Merriam Webster define craft as skill in planning or executing; dexterity, occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill, skill in deceiving to gain an end, members of a trade union, to make or produce with care, skill or ingenuity. Our two quotes come from Gene Fowler “Writing Is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead,” and Stephen King “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Gene Fowler was a writer with the Denver Post and a syndication manager of King Features. His later work included over a dozen screenplays, mostly written in the ’30s and a number of books including biographies and memoirs.

Stephen King author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.

 

Why craft? This is the most concrete topic for me yet it is also a bit nebulous. Some people can fake craft with shortcuts or YouTube videos. Craft takes study, craft takes doing craft takes failure and picking yourself up and pushing forward. Craft takes vision and research about where you want to go and what you want to incorporate in your work. The two quotes I chose really speak to me about the hard work that comes with being artistic. This stuff doesn’t just drop in our lap, we aren’t waiting for some invisible friend in the sky to do it for us or give us a clue about how to complete something or overcome a barrier, craft is the action of getting up when you are sick and blowing chunks, getting into your space and making something happen when it is the last thing in the world you want to do. Craft separates the wheat from the chaff, it isn’t meant to handcuff us, it is to help us push through whatever blockages we may have that prevent us from being our natural creative selves. Let’s get this conversation going.

 

 

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Conversations on Empathy

Heather Moon returns to the microphone to talk about empathy and how she uses it in her art, business life. We share how you can unlock your potential and connect deeper with your audience.

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Sounds like an X-Men character or mutant superpower. This is essential for being able to convey what you see or experience and reproduce it for your audience in order for them to be able to comprehend. Also, you need it if you are going to work with others, it’s not necessarily ESP, but if you are close and paying close attention, you should be able to accurately guess what the other person is thinking. Let’s go to Merriam Webster and see what they say; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it. Our quotes come from Harper Lee “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” and Ernest Hemingway “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen,” and lastly Aristotle, “To perceive is to suffer.”

Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations.

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, he is considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”

The first definition I think is very comprehensive as to what empathy means to me. We need to have an understanding and being aware to our partners whether they be business, romantic or just colleagues along the journey. I really enjoy Ernest’s quote the most, I agree most people never listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Let’s get the conversation started and listen to each other.

 

 

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Conversations on Inspiration

 

We bring back Ethan Rusch to hear his take on Inspiration. We get right to it with the Dominoes pizza issue and continue on with what makes Ethan tick. We move the discussion forward on how to overcome when there is nothing in the tank and we discuss how Ethan seeks out inspiration and doesn’t wait for it to fall from the sky. Sit back and enjoy the ride, you know with Ethan it is bound to be bumpy

 

 

 

This episode will be discussing Inspiration. Ah yes that elusive muse that artists of all disciplines seek to bottle and keep handy. The definition of inspiration according to Merriam Webster is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions, the act of drawing in specifically ; the drawing of air into the lungs. Vik Muniz says that “The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A Lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” Take a look at his website vikmuniz.net. Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. Just one look at his portfolio and you can see he is in touch with inspiration.

 

What does this definition/quote mean to me: Inspiration requires an action, it doesn’t just drop in your lap and present itself. You can wait for inspiration that way, but eventually you need to get out and experience the world and look for the “beauty” of the world and try to capture it on your medium of choice. The quote is specifically relevant to me because when I am feeling “blocked” I just need to remind myself that by taking one look around I can write, paint, photograph whatever I see, hear, smell, touch, taste. I need to use all my senses and memories and perceptions and try to not judge initially too much. I can’t take and represent everything, but I can take a few things or one simple thing that stands out and represent it. This episode we will discuss what inspiration is, how do we seek it and what do we do with it. Let’s get the conversation started.

 

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Conversations on Community

This episode we meet Mike Porter in a coffee shop in Fredericksburg and discuss his take on Community. We dive into his community with Little Fish Comics and how they helped him out of a rough time. We move into his thoughts on how artistic communities can help at first but then later on they can turn into services provided instead of a mentor mentee relationship. We look at competition in a community situation. 

 

 

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Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Many times creating art is done in imposed isolation or away from our audience. When we do that we can often feel like we are the only person doing the art we are doing and we may never find our intended audience. I is important to find our community, to learn, to challenge, to inspire our creativity. I never went to conferences while in college, but since I have left academia, I have gone to 3 conferences in 2 years about podcasting. Each time I meet the other weirdos that do what I do I have a sense of family, that I am not the only crazy one out there doing this, it makes me want to push through blockages and create more. Let’s listen to what Merriam Webster says; a unified body of individuals, the people with common interests living in a particular areabroadly, a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society, a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society, a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests, a group linked by a common policy, joint ownership or participation, social activity. Our quotes come from Goethe, “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” Also we have Fred Rogers, “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and color.

Fred Rogers was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister.

So the dictionary was very long winded about the definition, what really spoke to me was a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society. We have shared interests in our exploration and representation of art. Yes we are all over the world and we can always find kindred souls that way. For me you can go wrong with Fred Rogers, we do have a shared responsibility and isn’t it great to know that we can help each other out. In fact, many artists I know are only too happy to help out another artist with supplies, knowledge or a space to express themselves. Let’s get this conversation started.

 

 

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Conversations on Empathy

Today we discuss Empathy with Monsell Carty. Starting this off we discuss his heritage. Prejudice rears its ugly head and we delve into his background and where he comes from. Next we use empathy in the work force with customer service and how he utilizes this talent in order to get the core of the issue. Next we talk about his time at Gettysburg and how he attempted to use empathy to defuse a tense situation. We talk about Apple vs samsung, naturally Samsung wins. Lastly we talk about his stand up routine and get a glimpse at how he connects with his audience.

Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Sounds like an X-Men character or mutant superpower. This is essential for being able to convey what you see or experience and reproduce it for your audience in order for them to be able to comprehend. Also you need it if you are going to work with others, it’s not necessarily ESP, but if you are close and paying close attention, you should be able to accurately guess what the other person is thinking. Let’s go to Merriam Webster and see what they say; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it. Our quotes come from Harper Lee “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” and Ernest Hemingway “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen,” and lastly Aristotle, “To perceive is to suffer.”

Harper Lee was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

Ernest Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations.

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece. Along with Plato, he is considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”

The first definition I think is very comprehensive as to what empathy means to me. We need to have understanding and being aware to our partners whether they be business, romantic or just colleagues along the journey. I really enjoy Ernest’s quote the most, I agree most people never listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Let’s get the conversation started and listen to each other.

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