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Walking With Jordi

Walking With Jordi

By Jordi Foster
Welcome to my life's audio documentary.

On this podcast you'll find a mix of interviews, fireside chats on business and marketing, as well as new and current thoughts as I develop in my business journey originally recorded for this audio adventure.
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How to Attract New Clients Using Your Expertise
In today's episode, I had a candid discussion with my mother about how we can leverage her over 2 decades of experience in the health field to build awareness for her business. The strategy we set was to build top of the funnel awareness for her health & nutrition brand using live-recorded zoom calls. My motto for 2021 is to build a business around a topic that you're passionate about. If you can have even 1 person on that call and share something that changes their life, then you'll have started the process of building that business that you desire. Let me know what you thought about this episode. Text me at 551-225-0599 Email me at DM me on IG at
February 8, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Judge Yourself
Hey Podcast, today I was so inspired I had to pick up my phone to record this message while I was on my way to lunch yesterday. Please don't judge yourself! It'll feel like things aren't certain or that you don't have anything together, but let me tell you a little known secret, none of us have it figured out Let me know what you think of this format! DM me on Instagram: @itz_jordii Tweet me @itz_jordii Text me! 551-225-0599
November 6, 2020
How to Connect With Your Audience
Hey Podcast family, today's episode is a fly on the wall, raw, and candid marketing conversation I was had with Brandon, a photographer in NYC. We discussed some contemporary marketing strategies, the importance of Facebook advertising, and some practical tactics for building a community through thoughtful communication. I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you thought! DM me on Instagram: @itz_jordii Text me! 551-225-0599
November 1, 2020
The Formula For Achieving Your Dreams
20 years ago there wasn't a hair of a chance that you'd be hearing this podcast from me. Because of the many advances of technology, putting out that first album, sharing catalogue of images, or starting that new e-commerce business is more accessible than its every been. Today episode is a call to action for putting out content because I see and personally feel the impact of social media has on making those once distant dreams feel a little realer everyday.
October 16, 2020
Why Creating Content Is Like The Gold Rush of 2020
Hey Podcast, in this strategy session that I had with my partner Stacy, and Rashida, a former writer of our business, Femmily Magazine. Today we went down the rabbit hole of content creation and why it's imperative that we all communicate with the world on a daily basis. Hope you enjoy!
October 10, 2020
How To Motivate Your Team
Hey Podcast, today I met up with Donté Marquis, who recently applied to be an admin for me. While we didn't end up working together in that capacity, we spent the hour speaking and got an amazing conversation in around how to motivate your team and to make work more meaningful!
September 1, 2020
Why You Need To Forgive Yourself
Not judging yourself is one of the most difficult things that we all have to deal with. But when we don't we unlock so much more to ourselves and it allows us to make decisions more quickly. I'm currently one day behind on uploading videos for this series, but I've decided to take my stride and proceed as planned because I intend to show up for myself and not judge while doing so!!
April 27, 2020
Why I Decided To Fast
Hey Podcast Family, I've decided to partake in the Fasting aspect of Ramadan as a way to exercise greater discipline in all areas of my life. I've decided to document that journey so that I can bring you all along, and to allow for myself to grow and develop in that process as well. I hope you enjoy!
April 26, 2020
Karma Is Practical; Why It's Important To Deploy Kindness
It's no doubt that kindness has its merit in life. Kindness is something that I belive in 10 fold. Being 5 years in my journey, one of the key variables to my constant momentum has been being kind to people.
February 18, 2020
Embrace. Your Failure | That's How Strategy is Born
There's no need to ponder and try to predict the future when we barely have control over life itself. I believe in the merit of experimentation and testing. That's how you figure out strategy. Doing, is always better than over pondering.
February 13, 2020
In Life & Business, You Need Flexibility
There's nothing more true that we all create jails for ourselves which leads us down a path of self judgement and negative self criticism. I believe that there needs to be flexibility in how we navigate our lives and our business which would ultimately lead to more success and happiness.
February 12, 2020
5 Things I Wish I Knew Early In My Business Career
Hey Podcast, today, I'm sharing five business principles that I wish I knew early on in my business career that would have probably saved me a lot of time, energy, and started the process of me building a stronger foundation for myself. As entrepreneurs, we have to roll with the punches because that's what makes us stronger!  I hope that you enjoy, and if you got anything of value from this episode, it'd mean the world if you shared it with a friend! Feel free to reach out at the business number at 551-225-0599 or email at
February 6, 2020
Humans Create Boxes For Themselves & Operate Within Them
Hey Podcast, today's clip is from a jam session with one of my great friends Rahni! We jammed about the importance of maximizing the time in your day, being consistent in you content creation and how many times we create jails for ourselves and live in them. I truly hope that you can take something away from today's episode, and as always have a blessed day! Feel free to send me an email at or text the business at 551-225-0599.
January 31, 2020
Your Business is A Reflection Of You
We are living in one of the greatest generations to start a business. As I engage in conversations with more business owners like myself, I am lead to believe that many of us aren't taking the time to learn ourselves before venturing off into a business. Your business is a reflection of you, your attitudes towards life and it can't grow beyond the limits of yourself. So my call to action is to learn about yourself before you get into a business.
January 30, 2020
Lucy Auditioning For Tyler Perry | Pilot Skit
Hey podcast family, this is a skit I made for YouTube and Instagram and I thought to myself how would it perform in the audio world. So here's the pilot skit with a character called Last Minute Lucy who as her name suggests is one of those clients that's insanely difficult to deal with. Hope you enjoy.
January 28, 2020
Clients From Hell Vol 1. | Skit
Hey Podcast, on this episode I do a skit where I impersonate some of the common types of clients that are bad for your business and time. Let me know what you think of this format on social or by email at
January 25, 2020
Entrepreneurship Requires A Developed Mindset
In this age where many people are venturing off to start businesses, I fear that many people might not have their minds fully developed to tackle the daily stress that comes with walking the path of an entrepreneur. In this episode I Jam with Alisha Small after one of our meetings where we tackle some topics in the world of entrepreneurship. Enjoy!
January 24, 2020
On The Internet, Quantity Wins
Hey podcast, I think there's no debate at this point that the answer to many of our successes lies in outputting a quantity of content on a daily basis on the current relevant platforms. I believe that many of us are caught in the old mindset that there has to be that one piece of creative that'll get you there, and while I believe in that, you'll never know unless you up your output game. The answer to content questions will be more, more, and more!  I hope you enjoy today's episode.
January 21, 2020
Are You Truly Building A Brand Or Operating Aimlessly?
In 2020, it's the easiest time to build sales machines. I argue that all of us, with the added power of social platforms, we all have the ability to build brands to last a lifetime. What will you do?
January 20, 2020
We All Suck So Focus On Your Strengths
Hey Podcast, on today's episode I speak about the importance of focusing on your strengths, while being acutely aware of you weaknesses. Too often I see people dwelling on the things that they can't change which leads to a lot of unhappiness. I believe that we should turn that in the other direction to focusing on the few things that we're great at which I believe will ultimate play out positively in your life.
January 17, 2020
“Soft Skills” Needs A Rebrand
Hey Podcast today I speak about the importance of "soft skills" in our lives and why I truly believe that they don't get the credit they deserve because of the branding that they have. Communication, empathy, leadership, creativity,  and people skills are things that we have to engage with at every step of our lives so I think it's time that we have a more meaningful conversation around this.
January 14, 2020
You Have To Begin Where You Are
Good morning Podcast! On today's episode I share my thoughts around what it means to execute and be in your own journey. Too often we glorify the idea of perfection instead of glorifying the process which is more important. Please understand that it's the trial and error that informs your strategy not the other way around.
January 10, 2020
Adversity Is the Foundation Of Gratitude
Without adversity, gratitude is almost non existant. It's the context of the adversity that makes you hungry, strive for more, and desire to be free!
January 8, 2020
The Dynamics Of Building A Meaningful Modeling Career
Hey Podcast, on today's episode of the podcast I have model, Ceara Dixon, discussing the importance of self awareness, how modeling was a burning desire for her and some of the strategies she deployed to navigate her journey. I hope you enjoy!
January 6, 2020
How To Deploy Empathy & Patience In Your Journey
Hey podcast on today's episode of the podcast I have a very good friend of mine, Rahni, who's now a teacher in Dallas, Texas on the show where we jump into a lot of topics. We dive into removing yourself from situations so that we can learn & be better listeners, why patience is important to all of our journeys, and the importance of being structured and deliberate when chasing your dreams. 
January 3, 2020
Imani; Faith | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
I believe in you.
January 1, 2020
Kuumba; Creativity | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
Creativity manifests itself in different ways. It isn't limited to the fine arts as we've become so accustomed to using the word. It can be in business, event planning, engineering, and almost anything that you can think of! Share you talent with the world!
January 1, 2020
Do You Have What It Takes To Pursue Your Dreams?
A dream worth sacrificing for isn't a dream worth having. As we enter the new years, I challenge you to consider how much your time is worth. Do you only speak about your dreams and then desire rapid success or to you put the patience and diligence in that's necessary to lay the foundation
December 31, 2019
Nia; Purpose | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
Nia means purpose. Having purpose in remembering and restoring our culture. It's truly important and has never been as evident to me today the need to tell positive and impactful stories while instilling accountability into our children and ourself. What's your purpose?
December 30, 2019
Ujamaa; Cooperative Economics | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
Anything built to last and that's meaningful has a team of wonderful people behind it.
December 29, 2019
Ujima; Collective Work & Responsibility | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
Continuing with the 7 days of Kwanzaa series, we have today's principle, Ujima. It means collective work and responsibility. And how I interpret this as has always been the course of my life is that people & meaningful relationships are the currency of life.
December 28, 2019
It's What You Do After The Fact That Counts
A business' success heavily depends on the relationships it forms with its customers. On today's episode, I want to share some strategies that I've employed over the past five years to maintain a healthy business and strong client relationships.
December 27, 2019
Kujichagulia; Self-Determination | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
"Kujichagulia" (Ku-jee-cha-goo-lee-a) Means Self-Determination. It means to be responsible for your own behavior because you're in control of your own ship. And the minute that you start understanding that, is the minute you start unlocking so much better behavior.
December 27, 2019
Umoja; Unity | 7 Days Of Kwanzaa
The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase 'matunda ya kwanza' which means 'first fruits' in the Swahili language. Today's word is Umoja, which means Unity.
December 27, 2019
Merry Christmas
Happy Christmas podcast family. You’ve allowed me to expand the business so much more with the activation of this platform. And while we’re in the spirit of giving gifts, don’t forget that your customers could always use a gift in the form of a phone call, text message, a surprise package and so much more!
December 24, 2019
A Moment Of Reflection For Me
Hey Podcast, today I reflect on some of the things I executed on this year without overthinking and worrying in the process. Whether it was video content, starting the marketing agency process, or the podcast, the execution is what matters. You'll get better in the process! And who remembers their first anything? No one!
December 23, 2019
Stop Making Bullshit Business Plans
Hey Podcast, as we transition into Christmas, and ultimate the beginning of a new decade, I'm doubling down on execution, and I pray that you do too!
December 22, 2019
If You're Scared Of Fear, You're Not An Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship means dealing with dear, navigating through the unknown, having 100% accountability, serving the people you're leading, and being nimble. And simply put, if you're not ready for that, then you need to spend time with yourself understanding what makes your tick.
December 21, 2019
Time Management Fireside Chat With Vannah Oshun
Hey Podcast, on today's episode of the podcast, I have a fireside chat with Recording Artist Vannah Oshun on Time-management. We also took deep dives into some of our thoughts and implementation of strategies we've employed, the importance of having a well defined plan, and the merit of hard work. I hope that you enjoy. Feel free to email me at: or text at 551-225-0599 Vannah's Instagram:
December 20, 2019
What’s Your End Goal?
You need to have some version of an end goal otherwise every action you take will almost be futile in your attempt to figure out your own path. Calibrating you’re actions based on your end goal, passion, and around practiced self-awareness is a start to happiness. Please have that honest conversation with yourself.
December 18, 2019
How to Build a Personal Brand | Q&A Ep 1
I truly believe that building a personal brand has to do 2 core things. Distributing content around a topic that you're passionate about, and disproportionately caring for the audience that you're looking to reach. Too often I see people selfishly creating content and they wonder why they aren't breaking through the 'glass ceiling'. Once you begin from a place of empathy for the audience and passion around your content, if you're good, you'll break through!
December 17, 2019
Why Haven't You Started Your Journey?
It’s so important to start your journey. The longer you wait, ponder on your execution and delay sharing your story with the world. This conversation with my friend Jayvon is a call to action to share content!
December 16, 2019
Care For The Customer Or Die
Episode Description On today's episode, I had a conversation with one of my friends Cris around some topics we both share interest in. We spoke about creating contextual creative context to achieve your business or personal goals,  I discussed some of the things that contribute to my overall framework for living, and we highlighted some key core values in some companies and what makes them exceptional. Useful Timestamps 04:44 - My Thoughts on Motivational Speakers 06:42 - The Reason I'm happy and grateful all the time 09:23 - Some of my ambitions and dreams 11:00 - Some of my thoughts on stocks and great companies like Facebook, Amazon, Snapchat, and Tesla 17:16 - Disney transitioning into the streaming wars with their powerful brand leverage. 26:55 - Thoughts on why some companies of the top companies are extremely successful Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram: Pinterest: Facebook Page: Photography Business Site:
December 13, 2019
The Most Controllable Variable of Your Success is the Work You Put In
This audio clip is one I extracted from an interview with recording artist Vannah Oshun on the importance of strategy, time management, and setting up yourself for success by breaking down your dreams into daily small actionable steps. Enjoy!  Connect with me on my other platforms:  Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
December 11, 2019
A Practical Strategy for Artists on a Budget
For all my artists that are here on a budget, I truly believe that this strategy in whatever shape or form will truly be valuable. Whether it's doing free work as an event photographer, doing song covers on YouTube and Instagram, doing comedy skits as a comedian, voice overs as an actor, the playing field is wide open and it comes down to talent. Are you talented enough?  We can chat at my business # 551-225-0599  Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
December 10, 2019
Being Grateful Is A Daily Practice
Being grateful comes from deep within your soul. I truly believe that as much as the media paints a negative image of the world that things are truly significantly better. All of us can share our voices without being blocked off by 4 old white men in an office. We're going to live longer, we can communicate with each other at scale, and more. Yes things aren't perfect, yes bad things do happen, but I refuse to not be thankful for the life that I have! Remember, you are in control. Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
December 5, 2019
Give People Reasons to Stay, Make it Difficult to Leave
In order to truly deal with people, we have to understand ourselves. Any successful business has a host of meaningful people core to the functioning of it. The founder's DNA typically trickles down into the flow of the business and it's important that we as leaders understand ourselves before we get involved in a people oriented thing such as a business.
December 4, 2019
Branding Will Be The Final Frontier
As the intenet continues to eat everything in our world, a strong reputation or brand will be the final frontier of business. Yes your sales work right now, and they’ll continue to work for a long time. But please don’t let that cloud your vision on the fact that you need to spend an equal amount of time branding and providing people upfront value!
December 4, 2019
New Years Resolutions Are for Procrastinators
If you wait for something like new years as the lever to change you're bad habits, you might be a procrastinator. In order to truly affect change in your life, it starts now. Not tomorrow, next week, or next month. We have to get more serious about auditing our behaviors if we truly want to make progress for ourselves.
December 3, 2019
How Managing Stress Helps Your Business
Stress management is something we don't speak about often enough. Life is all about how we handle stress because at every turn there's another set of problems. It could be friends, family, work, a new personal business venture, or things just not going to plan. All the areas of our lives require mindfulness of what's going on and how we react to it and I truly believe that this helps in business.
December 2, 2019
The Customer is All That Matters
All of us are alloted the same 24 hours in our day so there's no reason why we can't achieve our goals. Since I've watched this video on time management it's really allowed me to reclaim a lot of wasted hours. I believe in focusing on the customer as a way to produce results. Competition analysis goes so far but customers are never satisfied, thus giving room to constant innovation.
November 29, 2019
I Choose Me
No one knows what's going on deep within you but you. I choose myself today.
November 28, 2019
I'll Never Take Your Attention For Granted
Your attention is something is highly valuable to me. And for that reason, I'll never take it for granted. Time is becoming more and more precious. And as that develops, more and more we're seeing people fall into spammy behavior! I refuse to fall into this pattern of behavior because who wants to be sold to all the time? Exactly! Thank you as always for sticking with me on this Journey.
November 27, 2019
Are You Going To Choose Your Own Path?
There comes a time in everyone's life where they ask if they're making the right choices. Now this isn't a playbook on how to figure out your life decisions, but it's an honest self evaluation game. Do the people that tell you to not do what you believe, take bold bets on themselves? If the answer to this question is no, then you go ahead and choose your inner voice.
November 26, 2019
How I Manage my Time
We all have the same 24 hours in the day. We all just use it differently. Today I share some of the things that have helped me to become more effective in my execution and it all boils down to executing on my time in silos. No multi-tasking, no time hacks, just good old allowing time to tasks, breaking them down, and sticking to them. It's so basic, but it works, trust me!
November 16, 2019
Dream Big, Start Small
I'm always very inspired by people's dreams and aspirations. But I'm usually disappointed by the fact that there's a meager amount of execution on those dreams when I do my due diligence to hear what's going on below the surface. My reminder to you and to myself is to dream big, attack those small steps, but most importantly, START. Too many of us don't start for a myriad reasons. And I hope that you can begin your process of understanding who you are, and what gets you ticking today.
November 14, 2019
Let's Make Positivity Practical
We can't afford to wait until those final bleak moments in life to be grateful for the people we have around and and the things that we have present in our lives. Positivity is like a muscle; the more we practice it, the easier it becomes to implement. I challenge you today to call a family member, an old friend, a sibling, and let them know that you're grateful that they're alive! Don't wait until it's too late
November 5, 2019
I Waste a lot of Time
Do you manage your time well? On average I'll bet that most of us don't operate in a strict schedule, myself included. I'm sure that we get alot done during a regular day, but what if we could get more done? That's what I'm currently testing. I've blocked off. Y schedule, set times for activities, like the gym right now and I'm going to stick with it! This is the youtube lecture that I watched: it's from 11 years ago but trust me it's relevant!
November 4, 2019
Why am I Venturing into Marketing?
One of the biggest problems I had was stabilizing my income as a photographer. I had to constantly hunt for new customers which is my natural state of being. But I wanted to begin farming meaning nurturing existing relationships with clients to furnish stable long term income to eliminate the overhead of being anxious about the next photography client. All in all this lead me to where I am and I hope that this moment of honesty and reflection can add some context for you. Have a blessed day.
October 30, 2019
Conquering Your Fear and Embracing Your Art | /w Recording Artist Maliek Lynch
Today is a special episode with one of my good friends Maliek Lynch prior to the release of his new album, 'Insin'. I've seen him transform from not wanting to leave the house to record music to consistently making projects, singles, more photoshoots, and just wholly embracing the art. I'm today's episode the message I want to drive home for us all is loving your journey! It's truly difficult. But if you can get into a place where your voice is the dominant one, if you lean into the things that you care about, beautiful things will start to happen in your life
October 28, 2019
Minimizing Profit, Maximizing the Relationship
The more that you can show a customer you care, the more you'll will in the long term. Today after delivering some photos in the rain, I reflected on how a company like Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the world. It's because of their obsession with the customer. I think that all of us should like that to the best of our abilities and this will yield so much results for us. It takes practice, it's hard, but trust me when I say, it works if you're playing for the long term.
October 27, 2019
Understand Yourself, Love your Journey, and be Grateful Even When You Lose.
Coming to New York from Jamaica in 2012 was perhaps the opportunity of a lifetime for me. What that meant for me and my family was an opportunity to come into one of the greatest countries in the world to have a chance at a better life. And for that reason, I can never complain. I'm sharing this message with you today because we need to put life into perspective because 2019 is truly one of the greatest times to be alive and we will look back at 2019 and understand that truly there's never been a time like this.
October 25, 2019
Stop Complaining, Stop Begging, Start Working
People will cheer for you when you've made significant progress, sometimes even your friends and family. My question is do you believe in yourself and are you willing to sweat, lose sleep, get torn down by people and persevere through clouded judgement? If you are, start posting more because my life is changing right before my eyes in a way that I could have never dreamed of a few years ago. The internet is changing lives, it has democratized the idea of celebrity and now all of us can play. That is truly remarkable and I hope that someone can see what's going on, please.
October 23, 2019
Personal Development for your life and Business /w Mompreneur Alisha
Hey Podcast today is a very special episode featuring Mompreneur Alisha Small from one of our clients, The Women of Empowerment Inc. In this conversation we dive into some of Alisha's journey she's had as an entrepreneur. From leaving her job with a child at 26, to innovating around her knowledge of private school transportation, to balancing life with her two sons, I believe Alisha's story has something in it for us all. I hope you enjoy this episode
October 19, 2019
My Current Thoughts on Voice Technology
Voice is going to rock our worlds just like the iPhone did when I was 10 years old. I couldn't wrap my head around the infrastructure that the iPhone setup for the world that we live in now. But now that I've synthesized what it has done, I'm never missing the pattern again. I believe we need to start playing around with the new space because the convenience it's going to provide is going to knock out the players who are mere commodities.
October 18, 2019
My Current Perspective on Time
We're all going to still be pretty young in spirit 5 years from now. I believe contextual to your life circumstances, you have a lot of time to figure it out. There's truly only the right move for you because there's so many variables that take place in planning out your life. If I would have known that 5 years into my business journey that I'd still be feeling like I just started, I'd have told everyone around me that everything will be just fine.
October 18, 2019
Building a Brand Gives you Permission
When you have a brand (reputation), you can do whatever you like. Some people need to focus on one thing, some need three. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone else so whatever advice that you receive has to be contextual to you. We all give advice based on what we would do any that's something to be truly mindful of. The world is yours.
October 12, 2019
Loving your Process | A conversation/w Media Host Theodora
Earlier this summer, I had a conversation with Theodora, creator and host of Woman and Company, a media group base in Long Island, New York. We go over our journeys, exploring thoughts on the current state of business, our aspirations, and why we're on the mission that we're on. I hope that in the nuances of this conversation that it brings value to those of you looking to embark on your own personal journeys as well.
October 11, 2019
We need to DO!
It's imperative that we start executing on our dreams more! Too many excuses and not enough doing! I'm so passionate about this because I literally feel the trajectory of my life changing right now. Please post those videos and pictures, please make that podcast, please tell that person thank you, please share your story!
October 10, 2019
Defining Your Success | A conversation /w Creative Director Elijah Bodley
After we wrapped up a video and Photoshoot this past Sunday, Elijah and I had a conversation about hustle, framing your success, being competitive, and creating a brand. I think this episode can bring alot of value to you all and that's why we're uploading it raw!
October 9, 2019
Thank you for 3 Months
Just a quick thank you message to you all for sticking with me three months in!
October 7, 2019
Perception wins the Day
When selling, the customer is looking for how the product is going to enhance their lives, how it's going to make them feel, and how it's going to improve some life utility. The key point in today's podcast is that context matters. If a world class art piece was presented in a run-down store front it'll be perceived way differently than if it were given a grand spectacle at the MET. Perception is king.
October 3, 2019
Practical Marketing Advice for anyone from My Personal Experiences this year
Hey everyone, today I reflect on the past year and my transition into doing marketing for small businesses. If it's anything that I believe, it's that you should test it on yourself. Over the course of the year, I spend an obnoxious amount of time consuming content in the form of audiobooks, podcasts, videos, pitches to clients, and listening more keenly to the problems surfaced by the end consumer. All that to say is execute sooner than later. You can always figure out later how to perfect the process but share your thoughts with the world!
September 30, 2019
Social Media isn't the Problem
The truth of the matter in this world is that everything that we go through is fundamentally a human problem. Social media doesen't change us inasmuch as it shows us who we are. Accountability is what I'm getting it. Change begins with accountability.
September 25, 2019
I Hate Motivational Speakers
My Thoughts on motivational speakers is that they neglect a few of the practicalities in life. They tell a great story but often times they ignore key things like hard work, maximizing your hours in the day, sacrificing short term happiness, all in the name of selling you a book or a course. I believe that anyone of us can be motivational if we dedicate ourselves to our process and be consistent. In my world, true motivation is doing.
September 24, 2019
Your lack of visibility is your Fault
Complain about not making any money in your creative business all you want. It comes down to figuring out how much time and energy you're going to commit to delivering your dreams. If you're not good at marketing, get a partner, if you are good, 10x down on it until you can afford to hire someone. In today's open world, complaining is for the weak and I stand by that.
September 23, 2019
Don't be Hard on Yourself
There's moments in all of our lives where we don't feel like creating, socializing, and we need a moment to unplug and breathe. And that's perfectly fine! This episode is about being mindful to your feelings, and acknowledging them so that you don't stress yourself. Stress is the opposite of creativity because it suffocates it with expectations, anxiety and grief. Allow yourself to breathe!
September 19, 2019
Beverly Olivaace's Fashion Launch NYFW 2019
Fashion shows are a place where we can all embody the persona of our aspirations, hopes and dreams through clothing. And Beverly Olivaace's intimate fashion show at the end of NYFW was no exception to this rule. While it may be quite difficult to paint a vivid picture of the show itself, I walk through its essence, the meaning of fashion, how it aims to make you feel good, and Ms. Beverly's launch of her fall 2019 fashion line and a recap of her wonderful summer looks. A big thanks to our friends at Amona Public Relations for setting up this connection for us! I hope that you enjoy the episode!
September 16, 2019
Emotions and what it means for your personal life and business development
Emotions are the foundation of being human. And this is why stories are important for us. However, it's equally as important for us all to take ownership of our lives and the things that we do. Understanding who you are is one of the greatest things that any of us can do. And I believe that with everything in me. If you'd like to give feedback or chat shoot me a text at (551) 225-0599. Have a blessed day.
September 16, 2019
Progress Starts from Within
Everyone has difficulties, transgressions, moments of doubt, darkness, and lows that come from within. I believe that in taking the time to reflect and understand what human nature is about we can come to terms with ourselves. Please note that I'm speaking from my experience just like anyone else would therefore it's imperative that you figure out your internal framework. It starts with you. And it's you vs you.
September 11, 2019
Nurturing Your Customers
Customers are like plants. The more your pour into then and delight them in their experience with you, the more they give back in the long run. Extracting value by constantly selling, designing products for your selfish needs, and neglecting their needs all together will never be fruitful. And for that reason, I choose to be customer first.
September 10, 2019
Intent Matters
Your intent matters. When you’re giving selflessly, it has great impact on your business and personal development. People have a remarkable way of sniffing out selfish sales driven tactics and for that reason alone, I desire to be in a place where I can be trusted. And I believe that you build trust in business and personal life by being selfless.
September 10, 2019
The Art of Decision Making
Make a decision and execute. If it fails, don't dwell. Think about it, learn from it, then make another decision.
September 6, 2019
2020 is in 3 months
With 2020 right around the corner, I use this episode to recap some of the things that I've done throughout the course of the year.
September 4, 2019
Content Production aligns itself with the Marketing and Business Strategy
I had this epiphany today as I continue to dive more into producing meaningful marketing strategies for myself and future potential clients. After taking an hour this morning to speak to a potential client, to understand what their business and personal aspirations were, I was able to product a meaningful marketing strategy that was relevant towards getting more attention to the client's platform. In listening to their needs, I was able to isolate ways within the framework of producing picture, text, and audio that would support that general goal. If you think I should go more in depth into this shoot my an email at and message me on Instagram or Twitter at @itz_jordii
September 4, 2019
How to Overcome a Lack of Motivation
We're all human, I hope! A part of being human is the fact that we're bounded by our thoughts and emotions. They're so powerful so much so that a thought has the power to redirect our entire perspective on a matter. We're all bound to feel a lack of motivation sometimes so the best way to deal with those moments however brief or long they are for you is to let those feelings flow and subside without over judging yourself.
September 1, 2019
The Importance of Storytelling for your Business
Storytelling has always been apart of our core functioning as humans. We love the story of the underdog, the come up, and success and fame. We have stories codified on the Bible, in historical tales, mythologies that shape our psychi, and tales of our family history. At every corner of our lives, there's a story to uncover. That's why this is so powerful for our businesses. And I believe when the right story is told it can truly impact the number of sales we have as well as the experience we provide for your customers.
August 31, 2019
Consistency and love for your journey matters
As I'm saddling up for the 5th year of this journey, I'm beginning to realize more the necessity of loving your process. That love is what has kept me consistent when there was no money coming in to fend for myself. That love was what kept me going when I'd have people flop on me, criticize my work as shitty, or when I was told that I need to get a "real job". I advocate for believing in yourself. But also please be self aware in understanding how good you are because there's a fine line between being optimistic and delusional. Something I'm figuring out for myself daily. Email me at for any episode suggestions, question, or just to say hi.
August 28, 2019
The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Rule
I’m gonna call this the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Sandwich rule to emphasize the power of a share. It has the capability to impact every single one of our lives yet many people are selfish thinking about the amount of likes and comments they’re gonna secure with each post. Please please please I beg you to start giving that same attention to you’re friend’s and loved ones. I’m sure they could use a share from you too.
August 28, 2019
My Moment of Clarity
I believe that I'm at a point where I understand who I am, not who I'm trying to be. In acknowledging the things that I am blessed with such as communication skills, empathy, gratitude, and sharp perspective on the hardships of life relative to my own, these things have shaped me into who I am. The struggles that each of us have define us in unique ways. And it's because of this that I believe that you should tell that story. Not some caricature of who you want to be. You, your truth, your flaws, your gifts, your shortcomings, is the story. That's what makes you you.
August 27, 2019
Focus on Your strengths
Focus on your strengths. We all have insecurities amongst other shortcomings. Please don't dwell on them!
August 27, 2019
The Business of Attention
Hey Podcast, this episode is a call to action to go run some ads! It's never been a better time to be alive than now! The opportunity is in such abundance and I fear many of us aren't taking advantage of it. Please please please! Go learn how to advertise on these platforms! It will change the course of your business!
August 27, 2019
You have to Give more to Receive more
It's in our nature to be quiet selfish and self serving, and that's ok. But there's a point where we all desire more accolades, respect, love but where does this come from? I believe that it comes from giving selflessly. Now, this isn't easy by any means. It takes knowing yourself, being comfortable in your shortcomings, and accepting the fact that we're all on a common journey with our own individual paths. In doing this podcast, I want to make my contribution to creatives, and other listeners alike by giving the insights that I've gained from my journey and the new things that I continue to learn. That is where the success lies. Try it!
August 23, 2019
Letting go off Control for Business Growth
As creatives, out freedom comes in the form of getting to make what we desire. But I believe there comes a time in business where you need more speed. And speed comes in many forms. You can better your skills, you can outsource, and/or hire. Outsourcing has been one of the significant improvements in my business. This has allowed me to increase customer satisfaction while increasing overall gross profit because I'm able to take on more shoots due to me buying back my time.
August 23, 2019
My Current Business Aspirations
Hey Podcast, in always thrilled to come here and deliver some of my thoughts in a raw, unfiltered way. Among my personal aspirations, is to build a successful customer facing photography business where I'm able to provide high quality services for an affordable price. I don't care about being published or working with celebrities. I care about making the experience of photography a fun and accessible one. And that's why I operate my business like I do. How do you operate your business and what are your ambitions?
August 22, 2019
Crawl, Walk, then Run
We need to be patient. Diligence is important when growing and the compliment to this is patient. We will always desire fast results because it's wired in us. But whenever you feel your dreams are far off, remember that a baby has to crawl, then walk before it can run.
August 22, 2019
Collaborating is 1-1 then Many Marketing
Collaboration is key for any business. I believe that when executed right it can create great relationships, meaningful content and then that person becomes apart of your network because you brought value through the execution of your work.
August 20, 2019
The Answers You're Looking for Are Already Inside You
Hey Podcast, it's been a few days since I've recorded an episode but today I'm here to spill some thoughts that I think would be helpful for anyone that's getting heavy into marketing or on the journey of understanding themselves like myself. We have to take deeper looks internally, ask critical questions of ourselves, deploy a little more empathy, and accept the shortcomings of all our lives. I believe that as we bring this conversation of happiness and internal success to the forefront, we'll be able to have more open conversations and extract more judgement out of the system. It'll take time though, but it begins with you and you can start today.
August 18, 2019
Perspective Matters
Hey Podcast, today I'm filled with emotions as I hit a fork in my path. I'm reflecting on how I feel, and that is all. Thanks for sticking by on my journey thus far.
August 15, 2019
Do it for Yourself
As I come more of age, I'm truly beginning to understand that no one's framework for your life matters. Your life is yours to life and no one else's. Please understand this, I beg you. It'll be the greatest unlock for your future. Operating on your own terms while still being respectful of other's opinions is the framework that I'm now learning to operate in and it's truly liberating. Your life if yours, remember that.
August 13, 2019
The Reason We love certain Brands
Hey Podcast, today I was thinking about this question "why are we compelled to do certain things?" And in today's episode I ponder those thoughts. Fundamentally, I believe it's because these brands have sustained a memorable emotional attachment in our hearts. We don't buy the products, we buy what the brand stands for and embodies. We buy ideas.
August 11, 2019
We Have More time than We Were Taught to Believe
I believe we need to stop pressuring ourselves. For anyone in their early 20s like myself, we need to reframe our ideas on time and understand ourselves. I think we need to get back to a state where we are leaning into our passions. It's our passions that fuel us and keep us going when things get difficult. Anything not in support of that is an eventual burnout.
August 10, 2019
Happiness is true Enlightenment
Hey Podcast, I was really pondering this thought of Enlightenment five minutes before recording and I'm lead to believe that it's happiness. Internal happiness. Doing what you believe and love. Giving freely from your soul without expecting anything in return and understanding that you're not entitled to anything. Your happiness is your responsibility and when you lean into that, the world becomes a frightenly better place.
August 8, 2019
Branding 102
Today, I continue the branding series by talking about creating relevance through content. I believe that content that is relevant to your end consumer creates an environment where they can learn and develop trust. It's not going to guarantee sales, but it creates a better environment for sales to take place which is what any business large or small needs! Hope this brings you some value!
August 8, 2019
Branding 101
Hey Podcast, I think this topic is important for all of us including myself. It's a matter of communicating your vision and idea of your company through actions, good or bad treatment, product placement, and the emotional connection that you're going to build with your customer. That's the game and that's why we need to understand why we do the things that we're doing.
August 7, 2019
An Open letter to my 22 year Olds
Hey Podcast, this an open letter to my 22 year Olds like myself! We're just starting life. We've been given a framework where we got good grades to move to the next level when life just doesent work like that. I truly believe that we are in a remarkable time and I really want to implore that we all save our money, we stay true to our passions, and we be honest with ourselves. Our lives is ours to live and my father drilled that in my head. Not for him but for me. And I want to impart that onto you all as well. Thank you for your attention.
August 5, 2019
Marketing is Contextual to your Goals
Hey Podcast, today I want to add some clarity to my thoughts on marketing. It's a very contextual art for both you and your target audience. There are general ideas like running ads to a specific target audience for them to perform an action, but at the same time, the flavor is contextual. I believe the best thing that we can all do is to understand what our personal and business goal is, understand what the customers needs are, and then work towards that. That I belive is essential otherwise you're going to fall in the trap of "you need to post at X time" etc when it's different for all of us.
August 4, 2019
A Simplified Perspective On Marketing
Hey Podcast,  on today's episode, I speak about acts of kindness in business and the importance of it to our success. Why don't we treat people in business like we do in real life? Marketing isn't always sales driven. When it's human driven there's more results that are ROI positive. People are not transactional elements and it's time that we really acknowledge this fact.
August 2, 2019
I'm no Expert. I'm Just Learning & Sharing as I go
I am not an expert in anything. I just have a passion for documenting and sharing the things that have gotten me to where I am. I'm still figuring it out, I get discouraged but I will never stop. Recording is just too much fun and I'm tracking myself in real time!
August 2, 2019
Thank you for the Support 1 Month in
Thank you everyone that's tuned in, gave a like, comment, or share on social, it all means the world to me. As the podcast expands, your feedback means the world to me so I'm going to be expanding the infrastructure to allow for the highlighting of people in the community and a reboot of an interview series called the spotlight I implemented 3 years ago earlier in my creative career.
August 2, 2019
An Open letter to anyone looking to be "Motivational"
The best way I believe to be motivational is to stay true to yourself. There's no need to appear to be someone you're not when you know in your soul it doesen't feel right. If you become truly honest with yourself then that's where the motivational spirit will come from. Trust me, success is an internal thing, not from the external things that we gratify so the time.
July 31, 2019
The Faster we Understand Ourselves, the more clarity well have in Our Aspirations
As in observing the landscape of many developing business owners like myself, I'm realizing that alot of us are entering the business world solely because it's easy. Not because we love sales, not because we love the process of building meaningful relationships, not because we love the climb. Today, I implore that you truly look yourself in the mirror and understand whether you're even cut out to make a business, whether you're actually good at building a brand and whether you need a partner who's good. Maybe you might be a writer, or maybe you're better off just giving out hair advice instead of trying to sell it. If one person can understand this and figure themselves out, your path will become so much clearer.
July 31, 2019
You Don't have any Customers because You're Lazy
Hey Podcast tonight's episode is about measuring your self awareness. I'm lead to believe that we don't have all the customers we desire because of simple laziness. Pursuing any business isn't easy. It requires time dedication and perseverance. Don't sit and dwell that you don't have your customers. You have to go hunt for them. We're too passive with our customer acquisition and this is a call to action to be active in seeking out the people that we want to work with.
July 30, 2019
Honesty as a Business Strategy
Hey Podcast, today I reflect on earlier this week where I lost my SD card that contained photos from a bridal shower that I covered last weekend. Honesty is a great business tactic. It allows us as business owners to keep our integrity and leverage as a service provider. It means that sometimes we're losing short term money but we're building brand, which is one of the most powerful tools that we can have in our toolkits.
July 27, 2019
Are You Playing For Legacy Or Money?
As I wait to execute a Photoshoot at 8:30 this morning I had some thoughts around truly aligning yourself with your mission. Are you in the game you're in for legacy, or are you in it for a quick flip? That choice is up to you but I think the quicker you're honest with your ideals, the quicker you can get on the path to maximizing this!
July 24, 2019
What Motivates me
Hey podcast, what's your motivation? Today I give my thoughts from my world view on what has kept me motivated. In short, the love for what I do has kept me motivated. Not the money, not the women, the sheer love of creating.
July 23, 2019
The Raw Truth About Being A Photographer In 2019
Hey Podcast, in 2019 it is difficult to be a photographer but it's also one of the best times to do so given the abundance of opportunity. One thing we have to quickly realize is that we're commodities. People add us to their carts, do price comparisons, and select whoever fits their budget or current circumstance at the moment.  Over the course of the past five years, I've learned that It's usually never personal. And while we're commodities, the landscape is such that media is also commoditised. What this means is that we can engage with our potential customers at scale on platforms like instagram and Facebook, engage with them and put our two cents into the world.  The only question now is are you going to spend the time to engage with people and go hunt for your customers?
July 21, 2019
Free Work Never Ends
Hey everyone, I spent most of the day editing and engaging with people in instagram so I wanted to get on here real quick to speak about the importance of free work. It is the gateway to opportunity. By doing free work you get yourself in the door, you create an opportunity to build connections, and you get to show who you are. Five years into the game, I'm still activity collaborating and constantly innovating on ways to increase my content output. I hope this sparks you to keep working!
July 21, 2019
Stop Overthinking it, just go!
Hey Podcast, I just came to a self realization with how I'm gonna add more content to the platform. I'm not gonna overthink. I'll be having small segments where I drop my 2 cents in this space with a relevant title. I hope that it brings value because I know that sometimes a 2 minute clip might work better than a 9 minute episode for some people! Let me know your thoughts!
July 20, 2019
When Are You Going To Be Honest With Yourself?
When are you going to match your work output to your level of aspirations? 
July 19, 2019
Dominating at Marketing
Hey podcast, today I follow up on the previous episode on why we need to market by giving some examples of companies such as Google, Nike, and Coca-Cola that are master marketers and some marketing tactics that I employ personally as a photographer that are apart of my long term marketing strategy to make 1 billion people know who I am.
July 17, 2019
Why Creatives Need to Take Marketing Seriously
Hey podcast, today I speak very briefly on why all of us need to employ some form of marketing. The opportunity is too great for us to be making excuses for why we aren't getting the output we can. It's quite simple, the reason you aren't getting as many phone calls or inquiries is because no one is aware of you. Marketing is bringing awareness to your products and services and without it although it isn't always a direct return on investment, it's the sole variable between someone knowing who you are, and you being invisible.
July 15, 2019
Happiness as a Business Operations Framework
Hey Podcast, on today's episode, I speak about using happiness as a strategy for business development. I truly believe that It is now more practical than ever to apply this idea in a 21st century world. What I mean by this is that the infrastructure of the internet allows us all to gain unique audiences around things that we're passionate about. There was never a time in the world that someone could speak about comic books, their love for dry herbs, or custom made socks, and make a $40, 000 in ad funding. Using happiness as a framework for business development is going to be a real conversation soon because the cost of entry is $00.00. Doing what makes you happy almost guarantees you'll put in an immense amount of hours and if you do it long enough. In my five years thus far, beautiful things are beginning to happen and I truly believe that if you're good at refining the business tactics around what you love, it's almost like magic. Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
July 10, 2019
Happiness is An Internal Game
On today's episode I decide to be a bit open with some feelings on my struggles with accepting that relentlessly pursuing photography makes me happy. Looking inwards and accepting the things that you love is truly the only thing that matters, anything else is secondary. Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
July 10, 2019
Customers: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Hey podcast family, today I reflect on some of my experiences thus far dealing with good customers and bad customers. Let's face it, the client services business is tough, expectations are hard to meet, work is subjective, and we always ride a fine line between meeting expectations, to completely messing up. This is my take on it along with some of my core beliefs. Create value, even if you're not getting paid. Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
July 3, 2019
The Current Moment In My Business Journey
Description Hey Podcast, on today's episode, I take a deep dive into my current reflection of my personal business development.  My personal operational thesis follows playing a long term business game that requires constant innovation and fine tuning. Because of that I always try to listen to my customers, my audience on Instagram, and whatever forms of communication to calibrate myself and I feel like it's the right thing to do. Thank you for being a part of my live action audio documentary. Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
July 2, 2019
Happiness And What it Means To Me
Hey Podcast, today I take a quick dive into what happiness means to me.  For me, happiness is not an option. It's a binary decision. Either it exists for you, or it doesn't. In a world where we can storytell with extended capabilities, I strive to do what I love as much as possible, taking risks in the photography world, and trying to maximize customer happiness! Please dive in your happiness today! Connect with me on my other platforms: Instagram:  Pinterest:  Facebook Page:  Photography Business Site:
July 1, 2019