EP19: Turning Lows Points Into Lessons

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to discover and embrace your true passion
  • Following your ‘must’ vs what everyone in society tells you that you should do
  • How to mentally and emotionally manage the ups and downs of business
  • Why emotional intelligence is key every successful person’s career
  • How the mindset game is the biggest game you’ll ever play in life
  • How to not measure your worth with your work
  • How to hack your way out of your inner critic
  • The importance of learning to embrace rejection to create success
  • Nick shares his 21 tools to get out of a funk

Episode Resources

Show Notes

I’m stoked for you to hear today’s guest, the amazing Nick Onken, a brilliant photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments and create their life.

Nick has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jessica Alba. He has photographed print campaigns for international brands such as Nike, Coca Cola and Adidas and his work has been published in magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.

On his podcast, Nick has interviewed celebrities such as Usher, Scooter Braun, Stacy London and others. He also photographs for the charity, Pencils of Promise as he believes that education is the root problem solver of our world.

In this episode, we get raw and real, and I deeply appreciate Nick for going there with me.

Nick shares his journey to get clear on his passion to be a photographer, and how he pursued it with a whole lot of hustle and grit racking up over 10,000 hours of practice to create massive success.

We also drop in deep about Nick’s struggles when things started to slow down for him in his work.  He started losing bids and hit a series of rejection after rejection, which led to one of the biggest down turns of his mental and emotional wellness.

Nick opens up about the pain of rejection, judgment and other challenges he’s going through, and all the beautiful inner work he’s doing to heal, to rise up, and start lighting his own path again.

As Nick shares in this episode, the creative journey is so difficult, not a lot of people can do it and you really have to learn how to handle the ups and the downs and they come and go. Sometimes you feel on top of the world, and sometimes you don’t, and you really have to learn how to manage those to really progress and keep going.

 

Nick Onken

Nick Onken is a photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments and create their life. A former graphic designer hailing from the soggy city of Seattle, now residing in the concrete jungle of New York, Nick has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jessica Alba. He has photographed print campaigns for international brands such as Nike, Coca Cola and Adidas and his work has been published in magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. On his podcast, he’s interviewed celebrities such as Usher, Scooter Braun, Stacy London and others. He photographs for the charity, Pencils of Promise as he believes that education is the root problem solver of our world.

 


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