Feisworld

Feisworld

By Fei Wu
Created by Fei Wu, Feisworld Podcast helps independent creators live their creative and financial freedom. Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com (created on Anchor.fm)
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Ep. 246. In Conversations with Alexander & Buono Academy co-founders and faculties - The Summer Piano (Virtual) Institute
In this episode of the Feisworld Podcast, we invite co-founders and faculties of the Alexander & Buono Academy to talk to us about their new project - a 3-week workshop targeted at beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students (both children and adults). In a time like this, we are glad to provide art and music resources to our listeners, their families, and friends.  Feisworld has been livestreaming our podcast conversations on social media before launching on our regular platforms. Alexander & Buono is pleased to announce the Summer Piano Institute for 2020.  A fully virtual program where teaching is tailored to address the specific needs of each student, applications are now being accepted for Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced sessions per the information below. Now in its thirty-first year, each five-day session of the Institute will include daily master classes collectively taught by Academy Chair Cosmo Buono, and Drs. Karen Beluso and Timothy Blair, two of the Academy’s Distinguished Professors; private lessons in which teachers are rotated daily; as well as a final concert featuring the participants of each session. ►ABOUT US Feisworld Media helps independent creators celebrate their creative and financial freedom. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FeisworldMedia - Podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld - Documentary: https://www.feisworld.com/documentary ► CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Website: https://www.feisworld.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/feisworld Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/feisworld Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/feisworld Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/feisworld LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feiwu ⚡️DISCOVER MORE ON FEISWORLD, start here: https://www.feisworld.com/start-here ⚡️SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: to receive articles, podcasts and videos created for independent creators like you: https://www.feisworld.com/newsletter
30:42
June 6, 2020
245. Sara Chung: Hong Kong based Designer, Co-creator for Balancd (a health enhancing exercise program combining Shaolin basic training)
Meet Sara Chung, a Hong Kong-based user experienced designer, co-creator for Balancd, an app that “interprets traditional Kung Fu with a scientific view-point, and created a health-enhancing exercise program combining Shaolin basic training and Shaolin Baduanjin qigong. The focus is on mind and body balance as well as lower body strength. Included in the program are fit tests for you to monitor your own progress. If you follow the program diligently, we promise significant improvements in 8 weeks.” BalancdTM will provide a 30-minute easy-to-follow program and practice with you regularly. We conduct fit tests to help monitor your progress. There is also a social platform to provide motivation and support. Balancd aims to spread the benefits of ancient art of Tai Chi & Qigong, ultimately improving balance in the mind & body. Learn more about Sarah Chung and Balancd: ►APP iOS APP: https://apps.apple.com/hk/app/balancd/id1436487426?l=en Android APP : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.balancdfitness.app eBOOK https://play.google.com/store/books/details/龍啟明師父_Grandmaster_Lung_Kai_ming_少林八段錦?id=-nrYDwAAQBAJ ► CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Website: http://balancdfitness.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/balancdfitness Facebook: https://facebook.com/balancdfitness ⚡️LIVE EVENT 30TH MAY 3-4:15pm, GMT+8, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-qigong-101-find-your-inner-qi-tickets-104499480760
59:43
May 29, 2020
244. Tsai Chin - the Iconic Asian British-American Actor from Lucky Grandma, Joy Luck Club and Abominable
Learn more about Tsai Chin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0157796/ The Boston Asian American Film Festival: http://www.baaff.org/ Lucky Grandma: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lucky_grandma ►ABOUT US Feisworld Media helps independent creators celebrate their creative and financial freedom. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FeisworldMedia - Podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld - Documentary: https://www.feisworld.com/documentary ► CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Website: https://www.feisworld.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/feisworld Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/feisworld Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/feisworld Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/feisworld LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feiwu ⚡️DISCOVER MORE ON FEISWORLD, start here: https://www.feisworld.com/start-here ⚡️SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: to receive articles, podcasts and videos created for independent creators like you: https://www.feisworld.com/newsletter
32:10
May 22, 2020
243. How to Prioritize Yourself in the Time of Crisis
After getting off a call with a friend, I felt desperate to record this episode and to share what I've learned.  If you find yourself in a situation where you feel stuck, you want to create something of your own without permissions from others, this is the conversation I hope you will tune in on.   I can't wait to hear from you! Remember - you can leave me a message right here in Anchor.  Hugs, Fei
12:44
May 15, 2020
242. End of April check in with me
Hey guys, it’s been a while! Feisworld Media is transforming on YouTube and other channels. I still want to keep this post up and running. Here’s my end of April check-in with some exciting news and reflections. New course launched on Skillshare today: https://skl.sh/2W54Dfq 
11:38
May 1, 2020
241. Lawrence Chau on Justice for Vincent and working as an Asian American Actor/Host/Writer/Producer
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/lawrence-chau  Lawrence Chau is an award-winning TV host with credits spanning Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the US. In America, he is most known as the host of the paranormal series Ghostly Encounters (Destination America) In this episode you’ll learn: Lawrence’s origin stories - his upbringing and early days as a journalist before working as an actor and producer Lawrence’s latest work “Justice for Vincent” as a writer and producer - and why it isn’t only about social justice for Asian Americans How Lawrence has been able to promote his film “Justice for Vincent”, the success and challenges that come with marketing an independent film The making of “Justice for Vincent” in just two days! What’s next for Asian American films (Lawrence’s prediction) What it’s like to work as an Asian American actor, producer, and host The 2020 Oscar and the winning Asian film “Parasite” Learn more: Lawrence Chau’s IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2920680/ Lawrence Chau’s official website: http://lawrencechau.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawrencechauact/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawrencechauact YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIqfOfvzanlz_KiqllsHo2w Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.chau.161
1:22:05
March 20, 2020
240. Stephen Shapiro on Invisible Solutions and Creative Entrepreneurship (**)
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/stephen-shapiro-invisible-solutions  Stephen Shapiro was one of the first guests to appear on Feisworld Podcast in 2014. Today, we are excited to bring him back to the show to talk about his brand new book released on March 3rd, 2020 called: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. The book will help you: Discover why we are hardwired to ask ineffective questions and learn to work through those barriers. Understand the power and importance of well-defined questions. Reframe any problem multiple ways to help you find the optimal solution. Move from idea-based innovation to question-based innovation that drives higher ROI. In this conversation, you’ll hear directly from the author, keynote speaker Stephen Shapiro: How he went about constructing the book and finished writing it (based on 10+ years of consulting experience) The “user testing” process, and how Stephen was able to gather and leverage user feedback to create the best version of his new book How this book compared to some of his previous books - Best Practices Are Stupid, Personality Poker in terms of the writing and marketing experience For those of you who are in the process of publishing your first (or second) book, Stephen answers the publishing industry questions and what you need to know as a new author For creative entrepreneurs (new and experienced), Stephen helps answer the question: “How do we stand out with so much competition in the market” . Where to seek valuable, trusted and actionable advice (and how to cut through the noises to focus on your work) Learn more: Learn more about Invisible Solutions, free download, and Innovation Newsletters: https://stephenshapiro.com/invisible-solutions/ Invisible Solutions by Stephen Shapiro on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2I8jI98 Stephen Shapiro’s official website: https://stephenshapiro.com/
51:22
March 3, 2020
239. Julie Desmarais (Publicist): Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil’s AXEL
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/julie-desmarais About Julie Desmarais Julie Desmarais is a publicist at Cirque du Soleil. Originally from Montreal, Julie has been with the company for many years. We met for the first time during CRYSTAL opening in Boston two years ago. Most recently, I interviewed her backstage for the new Cirque du Soleil ice show called AXEL. After dozens of interviews with circus artists, Julie became the first publicist we interviewed on podcast. When you meet Julie and no matter how busy she is, she greets you with a big and authentic smile. She loves her work, and that love fuels her creative energy. In this episode, you’ll learn: What it means to be a publicist at Cirque du Soleil How Julie became a publicist for the company What it’s like to travel on the road with performers, and how that changes the relationships among people (for the better) How to reinvent yourself in your career How YOU can apply for jobs in and outside of circus roles (costume, accessories, finance, infrastructure and more) at Cirque du Soleil: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/careers/talent BONUS Career Tip: How to stand out from the crowd and make the right connections for your next career move
16:18
February 28, 2020
238. Jeremy Ten: Skater from Cirque du Soleil's AXEL
Jeremy Ten is a Canadian figure skater, a three-time Canadian national medallist (silver in 2015, bronze in 2009 and 2012). He competed in the free skate at seven ISU Championships. Jeremy strikes me as someone who’s highly skilled and yet incredibly humble. After being interviewed by at least 5-6 reporters just before our conversation, he pleasantly accepted my invite to join Feisworld as part of a Facebook Live series, where I interview performers as I travel with my partner Adam Leffert. AXEL is a different kind of Cirque show. After CRYSTAL (the very first ice show from Cirque), AXEL became the second success story of attempting something so out of the ordinary for Cirque. Artistic director Shana Carroll has been interviewed on Feisworld once before when CRYSTAL was in production. Jeremy and I talked about AXEL, what it’s like to be a traveling artist at the age of 30, transitioning from a professional, competing skater to a circus performer, plus Jeremy’s skincare routine that keeps him looking young and refreshed. Show notes, tools and other resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/jeremy-ten
11:56
February 21, 2020
237. Humanity and Humility: the story of my mom's recent surgery and recovery
Hey amazing humans, I recorded the episode originally for me to remember this rather incredible and memorable journey from January 2nd to February 6th, 2020, when I became my mom's caretaker. In many ways, it felt like the most difficult time I had to live through in a long time.  I want to dedicate this episode to anyone who's living through medical difficulties, caring for their families and friends, and those who work in the healthcare industries tirelessly to create miracles and care for strangers.  There are many lessons I learned through this experience, and I hope you'll share yours as well.  Love and hugs, Fei
28:28
February 8, 2020
236. How to Work as a Freelance Project Manager
A listener named Jenny Lisk sent us a great question related to our freelance mini-series - "How can I Work as a Freelance Project Manager"?  Freelancing can speak more towards people who can work \ independently. Since project management requires a lot of coordination on site with team members, many people in this career path find it difficult to switch over to freelancing from working full-time.   Since my freelance career started as a freelance project manager, I want to dedicate this episode to those who want to consider the possibility of working as a freelance project manager.  This episode is longer than our traditional mini-episode (10-15 mins) because I want to deep-dive into some of the practical applications and advice related to freelance project management.  Please share your questions and feedback with me via feisworld@gmail.com, or @feisworld everywhere on social media   
30:15
January 31, 2020