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Creative Passions Results

By Elizabeth Lawless
Interviews and discussions with Creative Thought Leaders who are pursuing, monetizing, and growing their purpose, publishing, professional, or performance passion. Please enjoy some of our Legend Interviews from previous years Musician Randy Wills and Actor Guich Koock and then start listening to our 2020 Episodes. We always share the obstacles, the successes, the secrets, and the surprises so go with us on this amazing and creative adventure as we learn from people actively and courageously pursuing their passion. Our hope is you will be inspired to follow your OWN creative passion.
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Episode 18: Productivity Coach Barrett Matthews
Delighted to be speaking today with Productivity Coach, The Productive Podcaster and Author Barrett Matthews.  Barrett helps individuals learn and engage in productive strategies to keep them focused and moving toward their goals.  He also has a podcast production business and his own podcast "The Productive Podcaster" where he shares different podcasts and podcasting strategies.  If you would like to get in touch with Barrett you can text the word STRATEGY to 929-244-4323.  In addition, Barrett is the author of 3 books "Why Did You Get It Done," "50 Shades of Wealth," and "A Call to Action: Keys to Executing in an International Business World".  I know you are going to enjoy this interview and the key tips that Barrett shares to increase success.
32:57
May 10, 2021
Episode 17: Author Beth Hernandez
This episode is especially fun for me as it was a conversation with my wildly creative friend Beth.  I am also interested in Self-Care as I don't think people engage in the activity enough –– especially women. Author Beth Hernandez wrote a great little gift book called "How To Take A Bath: Say I Love You To You...Bring Some Calm Into This Busy Life.  This self-care guide will walk you through the steps of how to take a bath to show yourself some love and care. Everyone thinks they know how to take a bath but this is a spiritual exercise in calming your mind and taking care of yourself. The easy to follow steps will give you a resource you can use for the rest of your life. Don't wait start showing yourself some love today.
43:01
May 7, 2021
Episode 16: Life & Empowerment Coach Kim Lovett
I have a special treat today as we talk with Life and Empowerment Coach Kim Lovett of TruPath Balance Coaching.  Kim is a certified life coach working on her Masters in Psychology with a passion to help Mom's handle the many stresses that they face especially now during this pandemic.  If you are feeling frustrated, angry, or stuck maybe you should consider a coach to help you get some perspective and to help you develop a plan for moving forward.  According to Kim, we often are unaware of how much we try to control situations or other people.  With the help of a trustworthy, dependable and professional coach who can help you mine the truth's within, you can set realistic goals and create a path for moving forward in your life.  Once you clear some of the clutter from your mind you can find balance and deal more effectively with the struggles as well as celebrate the moments of joy.  Kim can be reached at www.TruPathBalanceCoaching.com, email Kim@TruPathBalanceCoaching.com or on social media at TruPath Balance Coaching.
45:42
November 11, 2020
Episode 15: Romance and Children's Author Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen is a prolific author who came to her career later in life.  Although she always want to write from the time she was in college, she didn't receive a lot of encouragement.  Marriage, family and work took most of her time so she put her dreams of writing away.  However, it is never too late.  After raising children and retiring, she decided to try her hand at expanding on those short stories that she enjoyed writing when in college.  She took the characters and the circumstances and created a longer Romance entitled "The Swing" about 4 couples from high school. It was the thrill of a life-time to hold her published book in her hands and to realize that she could indeed write and be a published author.  Sharon wants you to know that if you dream of writing and publishing a book, don't let anyone or anything stop you.  If she can do it, you can too.  Sharon's other romance books are: "Two Hearts, Two Loves," "A Second Love," "Escape to Live," and "My 3 Loves."  Her children's books are "Cloie's New School," "Jake: Homeless to Hero," "Charlie's Dream," and "Lizzie To The Rescue."  Her books can be found on Amazon.com and you can follow her there or on Facebook under Sharon Flanery Allen.
33:17
November 10, 2020
Episode 14: Founder of FABWOMEN Shanna D. Kabatznick
Shanna D. Kabatznick (SHAH-nuh kah-BATS-nik) Be FAB. FEARLESS AUTHENTIC AND BOLD. Shanna is a connector that believes that all women are FABULOUS! She is motivated to make a difference in women's lives by empowering them through community, speaking and consulting.  She is the CEO at FAB Women and  leads the FAB WOMEN group on Facebook that creates a space for women of all walks of life, all professions and all lifestyles to learn, laugh and connect while becoming more fearless, authentic and bold. She was born in Quito, Ecuador but came to the United States on Vacation and ended up staying here.  You can listen to the podcast to hear this interesting backstory.  I know you will enjoy this interview with Shanna.  If you want to connect reach out to her at https://www.facebook.com/skabatznick or search FABWomen.
39:50
November 10, 2020
EPISODE 13: War Guardian Founder & Author Donald L. De Noyer
Donald L. De Noyer is a 27 year military veteran who continues to serve his country and community as an Activist for Youth. Today he works with youth to address the issues of bullying and teen suicide.  He is also an author, actor, speaker, ring and cage announcer.  He has been teaching and sharing his Harvard University Approved Anti-Bullying program "War Guardians declaring W.A.R. (We All Rise) on Bullying, one student at a time" with schools for six years and has worked with thousands of preteens and teenagers.  His book series and program are giving back a VOICE (Victory Over Injustice Creating Empowerment) to children of all ages and cultures.  The first book in the W.A.R. Series, "Be Good, Be Kind, Be Nice, Be A SuperHero seeks to address children at a younger age because it is never to early to help them understand good choices and that they are the true superheroes.  Don actively works to encourage parents, or those who care or work with youth, to read with children for at least 15 minutes a day.  Although we are honoring National Bullying Awareness Prevention Month in October, as he mentions on the show the fight is real and it happens every day (365 days a year).   You can reach Don at www.warguardians.com or warguardians@gmail.com.
41:56
October 20, 2020
Episode 12: Host Liz Lawless Shares 7 Steps to Quickly Organize Your Book Writing Project
This episode is your host Liz Lawless sharing strategic tips to help you Quickly Organize Your Writing Project to eliminate procrastination and busyness so you can get down to writing, writing, and more writing.  One of the hardest things for potential authors is STARTING.  These 7 Steps if created and used consistently will help you get organized so that when you schedule time to write you will be able to start immediately.  We hope you will go and listen to the other episodes to hear success stories from people just like you who are crushing it.  Get inspired and start your own Author Adventure.  We are here to support you and we know you can do it!  Just start. Also if you like this show please share it with others and go back and post a review on your favorite podcast platform.  This helps us rise in the rankings and helps others find my podcast.  Thank you in advance for your support. 
34:38
October 18, 2020
Episode 11: Interview with Valencia McClure, The Artistry of Essential Oils
Valencia McClure spent most of her life in corporate jobs that she had a passion for and that she loved.  But when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer she knew she had to take a serious look at the toxins she was putting in and on her body.  She started with aromatherapy defusing essential oils and then went deeper to help fight off the negative physical and emotional aspects of radiation.  That's when she found a new passion.  She wanted to learn more so she became certified and started learning as much as she could about the industry even while continuing her corporate career.  When she was able to retire she had done her research, saved some money, developed a plan, joined a vibrant women's business community and lined up an Advisory Board to assist her in higher-level decision-making.  She was ready to launch and Covid19 happened and destroyed a future part of her business plan so like many of you she had to pivot.  Listen now to see how she and her team successfully navigated these challenging times.  Visit www.theartistryofessentialoils.com for more information or email valencia@theartistryofessentialoils.com.
40:18
October 16, 2020
Episode 10: Interview with Author & Sales Leadership Coach Mary Ellen Hastings
Mary Ellen Hastings found a way to balance her faith, family and professional life and successfully built 2 multi-million dollar direct sales teams.  Today she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women of faith who want to excel in sales, leadership and professional growth.  Mary Ellen has written a book about her life experiences so she can share her winning strategies with others.  After reading the book and completing the exercises if you want to go to the next level you should follow or contact Mary Ellen for additional support and coaching.  Mary Ellen shares some wonderful tips for pursuing a career in direct sales along with her personal growth experience.  You can reach her at maryellen@maryellenhastings.com or  find out more about her and her programs by following her on her social media at www.Facebooks.com/maryellensmithhastings or www.linkedin.com/in/maryellenhastings or visiting her website at www.MaryEllenHastings.com.
43:25
October 15, 2020
EPISODE 9: Interview with John Williams of Spartan DFW Roofing & Construction
John Williams operates Spartan DFW Roofing and is passionate about helping homeowners navigate the difficult and changing landscape of insurance claims.  He knows how difficult it is not only from an emotional stand point, but from a practical "what do I do now" perspective.  For many homeowners, they need him during a crisis (storm, fire, substandard work, reckless driving, or other unexpected action).  I am delighted to have John on the show to talk about an industry that doesn't often get much attention on media except during a crisis.  However, Roofing and Light Construction is an industry that is always in demand.  With the weather patterns now experienced around the world due to climate change it will be a viable business for years to come.  If you have a heart for others and want to pursue a passion of helping others, Roofing might be for you.  Please share the link with others and go back and post a review if you enjoy this or one of our other interviews.  John Williams can be reached at www.facebook.com/Spartan-DFW-Roofing
30:09
October 15, 2020
Episode 8: Interview with Children's Author Bobo Nikce and His Wife & Editor Linda Nikce
This delightful interview shows that you can start writing and be successful at any age.  Sassy seniors, Bobo and Linda Nikce of BoboLin Media have created a new career in publishing after retiring from other professions. After telling his life stories, a number of friends told him you should write a book about your life (including his early life experiences growing up in Montenegro, immigrating to America and building a life here).  With his wife Linda's encouragement, Bobo started writing his memoirs but a funny thing happened.  All of these children's stories started to flood his mind and he decided to tell those stories instead.  One day soon he will go back to the Memoirs, but for now he is happy making children smile with his Up In The Sky Series.  His first two releases "The Moon With The Crooked Smile" and " I Want To Catch The Clouds" are both #1 Amazon Best-Sellers.  He recently had the ultimate Author experience!  You can find out what that experience is by listening to the episode.  You can find his books at www.BoboLinMedia.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or other retail outlets.
40:52
October 9, 2020
Episode 7: Interview with Actress & Teacher Hester J. Moore
I am very pleased to share the dynamic and multi-talented Hester J. Moore with our listeners.  I know you will enjoy her journey of failures and successes as she navigated her creative journey.  From her extraordinary experience of marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the age of 16 to being offered a dance scholarship (which she declined due to family pressure) to moving to New York to go to acting school at 40 and now teaching young people through storytelling, plays and singing, she has lived a most adventurous life.  Her passion for women of history who also courageously followed their hearts to serve and help others rings true and clear.  As she so eloquently shares when you "Keep Your Eye On The Prize," you can't help but achieve your dreams.
59:11
June 15, 2020
Episode 6: Interview with Violinist & Author Alicia Previn
In this interview, we will hear from Violinist and Author Alicia Previn who comes by her musical heritage honestly.  The daughter of world-famous composer Andre Previn and well-known Jazz Singer Betty Bennet, great music is one of her earliest memories.  Like many she studied piano first as other mother and her sister played but she soon gravitated to violin and that has been her life-long love. Alicia shares her struggle of trying to explain that her brand of the violin was different and not just for limited genres or music styles.  Over the years she created her own sound that people seem to love.  As an avid environmentalist and teacher, she wrote a song about earthworms that led to her first book.  She then followed that book with a story about a tortoise and the desert, then a story about giving bees a chance.  Her fourth book What Paradise Found is still very much about nature and how that spiritual connection offers healing, peace, and joy while showing children a magical way to deal with moving to a new place.  You can find all her books and music at www.AliciaPrevin.com. 
49:13
June 8, 2020
Episode 5: Host Liz Lawless Shares 10 Steps to Start Your Creative Passion Biz
Host Liz Lawless shares 10 tips that you can start using today to follow your Creative Passion business.  Whether a purpose, publishing, performing, professional or other passion you have permission to make that Creative Passion a Priority.  In the world we are living in, nothing is certain.  It is time to take control of your life, to be responsible for your and your family's future.  There are people who need what you have to offer.  They have problems that they need solutions for and you might be the very person they have been waiting for to help them solve their problem.  And they don't mind paying for that solution.  Explore your creative passion, let it out, let it grow and see how much more joy will be added to your life.  Join us on the journey.  It's a wild ride but their is no better way to spend your time than doing what you love and getting paid for it.
14:24
June 7, 2020
Episode 4: Interview with Songwriter Performer Gabriella Torres
This delightful interview with Gabriella Torres covers the struggles and joys of creating your own songs and performing live.  Gabby is a passionate, dedicate and creative songwriter who performs with her own band AstroKat.  A Neo-Soul band made up of former Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School students from Dallas, Texas.  Playing professionally now, the band has won over the hearts of listeners young and old and from all walks of life.  They perform at venues through the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex collaborating with other musicians and continuing to define their own musical style.  The band's vocalist and manager, Gabby loves all genres of music and seeks to always make an emotional connection when writing or performing. Due to the current Covid19 Shelter rules their live performances have been curtailed but Gabby and the band look forward to getting back on stage in the near future.  So look for them at a venue near you if you live in or visit North Texas.  In the meantime, you can hear more of their music at www.gabriellatorresmusic.com.
36:25
May 26, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Chef J Stephen Sadler Taking Advantage of Opportunity
Successful Author, Chef & Entrepreneur J Stephen Sadler went on a Quest to find the Best ingredients for his family's 400-year-old Crumbzz Cake recipe and in the process discovered a love for travel while parlaying this family heirloom into a lucrative online business then brick and mortar bistro in small town Texas.
43:52
May 17, 2020
Episode 2: Interview with Author Arlene G. Stein Serious Henry Books
Retired Director of Special Needs for Dallas Independent School District, Arlene G. Stein, shares her Children's Book writing, publishing and marketing journey.  Arlene tells how she came up with the idea for Serious Henry Books, who the characters Serious Henry and Little Ricky are and what adventures they have in each of the books.  Her Series About Wise Choices includes:  Serious Henry Meets Little Ricky, Serious Henry Is Serious About Honesty, Serious Henry Is Serious About Making Friends, Serious Henry is Serious About Studying, Serious Henry Is Serious About Sharing and Serious Henry Is Series About Good Sportsmanship.  All the books, cds and educational materials can be found at www.SeriousHenryBooks.com.
36:48
May 11, 2020
Episode 1: Interview with Musician & Film Maker Coy Poitier
Award winning film maker and musician Coy Poitier shares his struggles and vision for sharing different music genres with the world.  He also discusses his heart for youth and teaching them to see outside their circumstances to dream of a bigger and better life. #creativepassion #biz4creatives #musician #filmmaker #sidneypoitier #art #science
01:02:05
May 5, 2020
Welcome to the Creative Passions Results Podcast with Host Liz Lawless
Host Liz Lawless welcomes listeners to the show and shares what and who the show is for and what they will learn by listening. Formerly Creative Passions Radio, Liz recently converted the show to podcast format. You can find a couple of the previous shows under Legends in the playlist. The show is Interviews with BIZ CREATIVES successfully pursing their purpose, publishing, professional or performing passion. We hope you will subscribe, give us a positive review and share with your friends.
01:30
April 20, 2020
Legends Pt3: Actor & Entrepreneur Guich Koock
Guich Koock is a tenth generation Texan, former owner of Luckenbach, Texas, Texas folklorist/storyteller and actor.  His family roots in Austin, Texas taught him early the values of diversity, justice and humor.  Take a walk through time as he shares memories: from his family's prominence in Austin, Texas, to the family's homestead where you never knew who would be at the table when you came down to breakfast.  The many characters from the neighboring communities and the family home that later became the first segregated restaurant in the country and had a well-known and longstanding reputation for hospitality, good food and great conversation.  And last but not least, how Luckenbach, Texas became famous all around the world.
09:47
September 11, 2019
Legends Pt2: Actor & Entrepreneur Guich Koock
Guich Koock is a tenth generation Texan, former owner of Luckenbach, Texas, Texas folklorist/storyteller and actor.  His family roots in Austin, Texas taught him early the values of diversity, justice and humor.  Take a walk through time as he shares memories: from his family's prominence in Austin, Texas, to the family's homestead where you never knew who would be at the table when you came down to breakfast.  The many characters from the neighboring communities and the family home that later became the first segregated restaurant in the country and had a well-known and longstanding reputation for hospitality, good food and great conversation.  And last but not least, how Luckenbach, Texas became famous all around the world.
09:14
September 11, 2019
Legends Pt1: Actor & Entrepreneur Guich Koock
Guich Koock is a tenth generation Texan, former owner of Luckenbach, Texas, Texas folklorist/storyteller and actor.  His family roots in Austin, Texas taught him early the values of diversity, justice and humor.  Take a walk through time as he shares memories: from his family's prominence in Austin, Texas, to the family's homestead where you never knew who would be at the table when you came down to breakfast.  The many characters from the neighboring communities and the family home that later became the first segregated restaurant in the country and had a well-known and longstanding reputation for hospitality, good food and great conversation.  And last but not least, how Luckenbach, Texas became famous all around the world.
08:38
September 11, 2019
Legends Pt3: Musician Randy Wills
This is the last part of the terrific interview with musician Randy Wills.  I hope you enjoyed it and will save our link (https://anchor.fm/biz4creatives) so that you can listen to future episodes of interviews with CREATIVES who are making a lucrative living from their passion.
07:54
August 28, 2019
Legends Pt2: Musician Randy Wills
This is an educational and historical interview with Musician Randy Wills who comes from a long-line of famous family musicians both gospel and country swing.  If any kind of music is your passion then you will want to listen to this series of 3 interviews with Randy.  His family also started the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum nonprofit so he crosses over into all four of our passions.
08:44
August 28, 2019
Legends Pt1: Musician Randy Wills
This is an educational and historical interview with Musician Randy Wills who comes from a long-line of famous family musicians both gospel and country swing.  If any kind of music is your passion then you will want to listen to this series of 3 interviews with Randy.  His family also started the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum nonprofit so he crosses over into all four of our passions.
08:38
August 28, 2019