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The Honest Field Guide presents intimate conversations with non-celebrity businesses, entrepreneurs + start ups, just like us, that are in an epic battle to learn how to keep up with the pace of change.

The podcast is produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands, entrepreneurs and small businesses grow, scale and keep up with the pace of change.

Theme song "Sam's Ranch" provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the views and opinions of JinJa Birkenbeuel, Birk Creative and its employees. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
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This is a great time to reintroduce our audiences to our founder JinJa Birkenbeuel's story, which was originally broadcast in 2018. Given the recent earned media interview of JinJa by legendary designer Doreen Lorenzo in Fast Company Magazine (https://www.fastcompany.com/90596177/want-to-succeed-in-design-and-business-support-women), we thought it would be a great time to do this. Enjoy JinJa's story!  You have a dream or an opportunity for changing your career or business. Now what? Get insights and tips from JinJa Birkenbeuel, Chief Executive Officer of Birk Creative and founder of The Honest Field Guide Podcast in this episode while she shares her small business start-up story, successes and of course some of her failures and lessons learned along her journey. Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. Please donate to our show. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you out when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at (312) 445-0903 Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
How do you stay driven, purposeful, focused and positive while being Black at work? Listen in as Dr. Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D., founder of for the love of blk, https://www.fortheloveofblk.com, and Executive Director of Threewalls, https://three-walls.org, talks with The Honest Field Guide about how she stands her ground for Blackness during her magnificent and driven journeys through oceans of Whiteness in the art and cultural spaces of America. Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield.  Please donate to our show. We would love your dollars to keep going!  We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. Editing and mastering of this episode by Jason Marck.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Guiding question: How are you surviving being a business owner during the pandemic?  #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
David Stephens, owner of Chicago's premier youth swim team CWAC Swimming (https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=iscwac) saw a big gap in the Chicago youth sports market. Coming from one of the country's number one swim states, Georgia, the city of Chicago had no elite swim teams, and no one seemed to be thinking of starting one. Chicago IS known for its championship basketball, football, baseball and hockey teams. And as cold as it is in Chicago, there hasn't been a focus on teaching young people anything but "learn-to-swim." David shares his story about how he left his career as a successful lawyer and built a thriving family business around his love of swimming as sport. And, he describes how he is the first swim team in the State of Illinois that strategically focuses on diversity and inclusion in a global sport that has a history of extreme racism and discrimination. Guiding question: How are you surviving being a business owner during the pandemic?  #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Take a ride and listen in on our rich and passionate conversation with Nicholas Whitaker, mindfulness and wellness coach and strategic partner lead for news at @google. The topic of health and wellness is so relevant for right now. Why? Because we, as entrepreneurs and small businesses in the United States, are all in what is turning out to be an infinite struggle of emotional and financial survival. How are you surviving being an entrepreneur during the pandemic? #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
We speak with The World Economic Forum nominated and Forbes contributor Talal Rafi from Sri Lanka to hear his undertones of hope and promise of a better world for all entrepreneurs. Listen all the way to the end to find out what he would like from Apple for the future. Find our more about Talal https://profiles.forbes.com/members/business/profile/Talal-Rafi-Founder-CEO-Sesame-Associates/64e6d58d-0639-470b-9d09-316ecfdea7d0. #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
How in the world does a young science student go on to earn her B.S. in Zoology to become an international fine artist, a cultural diplomat in Syria and Kuwait for the United States Department of State, and an entrepreneur all at the same time?  Armenian-American artist Jackie Kazarian shows us the way in this rich conversation around creativity, curiosity and cultural exchange.  Find Jackie's work here https://www.jackiekazarian.com/Jackie_Kazarian/home.html.  Follow Jackie on instagram https://www.instagram.com/jackiekazarian.  Visit Jackie at Art In Embassies here https://art.state.gov/personnel/jackie_kazarian.   #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Dayna Isom Johnson knew from when she was eight years old making and selling mud pies in rural Virginia, that she wanted to be in the creative fashion industry. Think about this: Eight years old, and you already have your career planned out and designed! Dayna speaks brightly about the clarity of her creative path unsupported by racial "mirrors," but powerfully guided by her working Aunt in corporate spaces who took her on a brisk and fast journey to NYC.  Small town girl made good in NYC, Dayna now leads Etsy as their principal trend expert, guiding one of the country's most powerful and wealth-generating tech companies, to make decisions around colors, fashion and fun to make colorful style decisions based on her gut backed by data analytics. See Dayna's Etsy website of recommendations and style here https://www.etsy.com/people/daynaisom and watch her on NBC's makin' it https://www.nbc.com/making-it/credits/judge/dayna-isom-johnson. Connect with Dayna on https://www.instagram.com/daynaisomjohnson. ---- Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
They say small businesses are the backbone of America. But what no one understood until the pandemic, was how under resourced, unprepared, uninformed and unconnected most American small businesses were from America's global supply chain.  What is a supply chain? As our guest Brittain Ladd, a supply chain expert shares, it's the process to grow cotton, the get the cotton to a mill for processing, to find the manufacturer, to get a distributer and to sell the t-shirt you just made. For us, it's a whole lot more. It's the marketing, the networks, the relationships with a bank and the availability of willing customers that want to shop with a small business versus a giant with cheaper products like Walmart.  Small businesses thought 2020 was going to be "The Year of the Small Business Dragon." 2020 is turning out to be an exhausting failure on so many levels. Except for a few innovative small businesses that have take this moment to pivot, learn and drive to create 100% online operations, sales and direct to consumer JUST LIKE AMAZON. Brittain explains how the pandemic exposed in full color the already broken supply chain. He shares insightful strategies designed for small businesses so they fight to survive into the future of retail. Brittain has graciously offered to provide a complimentary thirty minute consulting call for any small local business that want ideas on how to stay open and prepared for the future post COVID-19 at https://brittainladd.com. Connect with Brittain on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittainladd. ---- Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
The impact of entrepreneurship on the America dream is too often taken for granted. Consider Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who escaped Vietnam as a refugee with most of his family in the 70s, almost immediately torn from his mother's arms when they hit the ground in America. Then a few years later, reunited with his brother and parents who started their own successful, yet back breaking grocery store business in San Jose, California.  An observer, Viet learned how to be and not to be, absorbing the tenacity and fierceness of his entrepreneurial parents. His journey from boyhood to manhood in a country studded at every point with racism and hypocrisy manifests beautifully in his Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Sympathizer."  Host JinJa Birkenbeuel interviews Viet on this special episode. Viet's story will surprise you, as he unpacks and deconstructs American-style racism through his own cultural lens.  Follow Viet on Insta and Twitter @viet_t_nguyen. Purchase his books at http://www.bookshop.org. "The Sympathizer" is available here https://bookshop.org/books/the-sympathizer-a-novel-pulitzer-prize-for-fiction/9780802124944 and his collaboration with his son Ellison "Chicken Of The Sea" https://bookshop.org/books/chicken-of-the-sea/9781944211738. #BlackLivesMatter #TheSympathizer #Pulitzer #Refugee #Vietnam Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support.  Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
We're back with more INSTAGRAM conversations, America's most favorite and fun social media channel! JinJa Birkenbeuel and Esther Ikoro have updated their "Episode 1, State of: Instagram" and are sharing more insights, strategies and inspiration with YOU. As always, a fun and lively conversation. We talk about monetizing on Instagram (no) and how Apple has been helping artists monetize (yes) free equipment, creative partner suppliers, paid appearances, ad campaigns), Google (yes) video monetizing, ads, suppliers, Adobe (have no idea). So many more features, fun and free stuff, it's really tough to keep up.  We will be sharing more Instagram conversations over the next several months, so stick with us!  --- Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Theme song "Sam's Ranch" is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/sams-ranch/212635734?i=212635767 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Seemingly, Matt Burzec was born an entrepreneur. In the third grade, Matt made custom origami and sold them for a few dollars a piece and made $200 in under a month. He was almost expelled because he was making too much money. He then went on to create a new online company in the eighth grade, and sold it a year later. He self-taught himself about e-commerce by searching on Google. But that doesn't paint the complete picture of businessman Matt Burzec. Matt is curious, an artist and had big plans for his life after graduating from Whitney M. Young High School, the top ranked high school in Chicago. A varsity basketball player for the school, he'd already completed his required courses for graduation. He had summer plans to travel to Japan for the Olympics and then to Europe to celebrate and meet up with friends. Matt also thought there would be time to say goodbye to his friends. None of that is going to happen now. But for sure, Matt still kept his online custom sneaker business Kicks of Chicago popping. He keeps creating, and painting and just launched his YouTube channel, because as his 13-year-old brother told him "Let's get this YouTube ad revenue going!" Matt is an inspiration. He is even, purposeful and works with intention. You will not want to miss this conversation with this focused and fierce high school senior. Youth is not wasted on this one. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXp7jk85oSiKJg7MwDDC5w Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kicks_of_chicago Episode song "See The Sun" by Utah Carol can be downloaded on Apple here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/see-the-sun/206188206?i=206188218 and is written by Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis, from the band Utah Carol http://www.utahcarol.com. --- The Honest Field Guide is a production of multichannel brand strategy and visual identity agency Birk Creative at http://www.birkcreative.com. Recorded at Stomping Ground Studios. Podcast editing by Birk Creative. Mastering by Chris Enns. --- Do you love our show? Can you donate to support our podcast? We will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
When we think about pairings, we usually are considering liquor and food. But what if you could figure a way to pair great music and high quality liquor? What would that music sound like and how would it feel as you drink a dark amber tasting rum on ice? Jim Powers, the founder of Minty Fresh pivoted his music label career and founded a rum company PARCE Rum. With his eye still focused on maintaining the great talent on his still operational label Minty Fresh, his passion now lies in creating and distilling the most exquisite rum available in the world. His journey from discovering The Cardigans to developing an app and finally landing on rum will inspire you to dig deep into finding your own expertise and then creating that expertise into a vital business. ---- Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support.  ---  Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Theme song "Sam's Ranch" is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/sams-ranch/212635734?i=212635767 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools visits with us during this time of the astonishing and rapid breakdown (albeit temporarily) of society and the economy in the United States--in large part due to public schools being ordered to shut down across America. Parents are unable to work, families and children are unable to get food and computers that are needed for teachers to even attempt to migrate to online teaching are not available or dispersed equally to all families. And to make matters worse, teachers are not trained to be teaching online and many communities in the United States don't even have broadband or secure wifi access. Incredible, right? This global crisis caused by the virus that is killing people, has also killed public education in America as we have come to know it.  Robert Runcie is at the forefront of change in education technology. Originally from the private sector technology industry, by way of Union-heavy Chicago, he knows first hand how almost impossible it is to innovate in and transform public educational processes and systems. But the biggest threat we are all facing is the too-slow transformation of our mindsets around not only on our awareness of the vitalness of quality public education for all, but also how we as social beings must evolve using technology in order to survive.  --- The Honest Field Guide is a production of multichannel brand strategy and visual identity agency Birk Creative at http://www.birkcreative.com. Episode song "Ruby" can be downloaded on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/ruby/212635734?i=212635749 and is written by Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis, from the band Utah Carol http://www.utahcarol.com. Recorded at Stomping Ground Studios. Podcast editing by Birk Creative. Mastering by Chris Enns.  ---   Do you love our show? Can you donate to support our podcast? We will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support.  ---  Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Back in 2018, we had a conversation around the opportunities and possibilities for small businesses surrounding LinkedIn. Esther, was not convinced that LinkedIn was a good platform for her. JinJa was obsessed with LinkedIn and tried to convince Esther to give it another chance. It's been over a year, and Esther has come around to LinkedIn. Not as much as JinJa, but progress has been made. Check out their funny conversation about the greatness (and weirdness) of LinkedIn during this updated episode. You can always access the original (and hilarious) episode 4 earlier in the podcasts playlist. Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit birkcreative.com. Theme song "Sam's Ranch" is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/sams-ranch/212635734?i=212635767 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
What is Black political power and who does it benefit? How important is the availability of capital for Black business? Where is Silicon Valley and are there any Black people there? We are speaking with Dr. Eric Whitaker, co-founder of Zing Health, founder of CPASS Foundation and also an entrepreneur in the health equity space to unpack the narratives around Black business mindset, success and also decide if Chicago’s Black power is really a mirage or a Trojan horse. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Is the concept of “a woman’s intuition” a myth? Not according to Kate Leydon, entrepreneur and founder of Ruby Room, an experiential wellness and boutique retail shop and hotel in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Learn about Kate’s journey from a satisfying career working for one of the world’s top cosmetics brand to her eventual collapse from exhaustion to path of clarity through deprivation in Bali. What emerged were her multiple brands and companies designed to protect, enhance and make well women and men through meditation, rest, self care, natural products and authentic thinking. --- Follow our show on instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at twitter.com/thehonestfield.   ---   The Honest Field Guide is a production of multichannel brand strategy and visual identity agency Birk Creative at http://www.birkcreative.com. Episode song "Ruby" can be downloaded on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/ruby/212635734?i=212635749 and is written by Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis, from the band Utah Carol http://www.utahcarol.com.  Recorded at Stomping Ground Studios. Podcast editing and mastering by Jason Marck. Episode artwork by British artist Karolin Schnoor http://www.karolinschnoor.co.uk as represented by Friend & Johnson at http://www.friendandjohnson.com.   ---  Do you love our show? We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
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Everybody thinks they are an artist. Every creative person believes they can make riches on the internet because it seems like every other creative is doing it. (Ever heard of photoshop, comping, prototyping and fake news?) I'll get my art on a wall mural at Coke! Nike will love my designs for their shoes, as soon as they see my instagram, I will be GOLD! I am a much better photographer than the one Beyoncé hired, how did THEY get that gig? I really hated that Super Bowl ad, I could have shot/photographed/filmed that much better! Think so, right? Maybe, but mostly, no. In the commercial art world, unless you have professional representation, an agent, or have a vast and elite cultural network, the chances of you landing that A-List gig that actually PAYS is very unlikely. The only other potential path to riches, is if you game the social media game so intently and with intention, adding on extraordinary talent and networking skills, you ARE going to need help. Not just for the one job, but for the long game that will carry your creative a!# to sustainable income well past 40 years, 50 years and beyond. Simone Friend, How To Successfully Represent and Protect Commercial Artists Meet artist representative Simone Friend, of Friend & Johnson Artist Representative. Simone for over 30 years, has built the most immaculate reputation as a protector of creatives that ensure proper compensation AND protection of intellectual property rights. But most of all, Simone has built a standard process around artist education. Are you an artist that would like to land a commercial gig like independent Google artist Heather Day, or international superstar photographer Geoff Kern and many more artists that have built a sustaining platform? You need to listen, now. --- The Honest Field Guide is a production of brand strategy and visual identity agency Birk Creative at http://www.birkcreative.com. Episode song "Can I Ride With U?" can be downloaded on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/album/can-i-ride-with-u/212635734?i=212635813 and is written by Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis, from the band Utah Carol http://www.utahcarol.com. Recorded at Stomping Ground Studios. Podcast editing and mastering by Jason Marck. Episode artwork by British artist Karolin Schnoor http://www.karolinschnoor.co.uk as represented by Friend & Johnson at http://www.friendandjohnson.com. --- Do you love our show? We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Weed, reefer, blunts, dope, tea, pot, herb. All these terms were often used to hide what you were smoking because it was illegal. Until now. Marijuana is now legal in the United States, and everyone is going wild because of it. But our conversation today is about ownership, family business, self-determination and the irony of being one of the only American Black-owned farms in the US that bought back US land, in order to till the soil, to plant the seed, and build a sustainable home for which to harvest the leaf that makes the weed, to create the products that people use to heal and feel better. Joy will share her unconventional journey from the WNBA to learning about the depth of her grandmother's excruciating pain and to her brother's insistence coming back home to build a legacy. A remarkable conversation filled with curiosity, hope beauty and resilience.  --- The Honest Field Guide is a production of brand strategy and visual identity agency Birk Creative at http://www.birkcreative.com. Episode song "Bluejay" can be downloaded on Apple here https://music.apple.com/bs/album/bluejay/206143120?i=206143160 and is written by Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis, from the band Utah Carol http://www.utahcarol.com. Recorded at Stomping Ground Studios. Podcast mastering by Jason Marck. Episode artwork by British artist Karolin Schnoor http://www.karolinschnoor.co.uk as represented by Friend & Johnson at http://www.friendandjohnson.com. --- Do you love our show? We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. --- Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
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