Audacity Works

Rachel Strickland

A podcast inspired by and dedicated to the working artist, the creative entrepreneur, and generally, doing the damn thing. This exist for those who have the audacity to believe that their lives have value. This is for you.http://www.rachelstricklandcreative.com/original artwork by the great Dominic Bonuccelli read less
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Episodes

Episode 29:  The Language of Money with Sandi York
May 1 2024
Episode 29: The Language of Money with Sandi York
Please join me for an hour of the chats with my super cool accountant, the great Sandi York of Fit Money Coach!  The older I get, the more I see the consequences of not pursuing financial literacy even though *insert all the reasons it is perfectly horrible to learn financial literacy*.  I want to at least give you some resources that I know for a fact to be excellent and trustworthy- therefore, please meet Sandi. :)What you'll hear:How Sandi decided to choose the accountant path 7:00When and how she made the decision to go rogue (ie: self employed, baby!) 11:50Pure magic and synchronicity at work!  Sandi meets Dr. Shante Cofield (aka the Movement Maestro) and the rest is history, I love this story so much 13:30The questions Sandi gets more than any others from freelancers/biz owners 18:00Making money isn't the same as knowing what to do with it- 20:15The huge impact that Sandi has had on my life and mental health around money 25:30Sandi's recommendations for QuickBooks, and what to do if you'd rather do it on your own 29:3031:00 Sandi's #1 advice for freelancers and biz ownersAmazing free resource!  Sandi's Profit-First spreadsheet (I use this EVERY month and it's why I never panic at tax season) 34:30An article explaining Profit First (you don't have to read it, but if you're a nerd)Profit First for Micro-Gyms:  Sandi's recommendation if you want to bone up on Profit First as a financial system (it's more simplified and relevant for solo gym owners which more easily translates into solopreneurs)The #1 mistake she sees people making 36:45Sandi's recommendations to get OUT of credit card debt 39:15"If you could wave a magic wand and ensure every freelancer/business owner knew one thing, what would it be?"  (we get TWO answers muahahaha)  47:00Ways that you can work with Sandi and let her change your life for the better 49:30Follow Sandi on the GramsLearn more on her website:  Fit Money CoachDon't go back to sleep.xoRachelSign up here for monthly blasts and functional wooFind me on InstagramSupport this podcast on Patreon
Episode 78:  How to create a demo reel on a budget
Apr 24 2024
Episode 78: How to create a demo reel on a budget
As promised to Rachel- a whole bunch of advice on the do's and don't of creating a demo reel!  Rachel asked:  " I have a request for a podcast episode, as an "amateur" aerialist who is trying to gig more, I feel comfortable with rates in my local area and am working on getting insurance, but I don't have a demo reel. And all of my footage of performances are kinda shitty phone videos, I am also not financially able to hire a videographer to make me some new footage. Production companies who I've spoken with have asked for demos, and I totally get it, but I'm not sure what to do.I'm sure I'm not the only one in this pickle, so hoping you could help some cash poor newbies get hired."What you will hear:(Unrelated to  demo reels) if you want to read a detailed expose of my surgical experience with photos (nothing gory, only cute) you can do that here on the Patreon!What needs to go on a demo reel 6:31A very common mistake artists make when sitting down to create a demo reel 8:00The point of a demo reel 8:30How long should it be?  9:19 (but also...how long is someone actually going to watch)11:16 my recommendation for video editing on mobile that I've seenGreat resource for open source music:  https://freemusicarchive.org/Do's and don'ts 13:0015:40 homework for you!If you neglect to do this, I will hunt you down.  Don't make me come over there.  17:15Woo Corner is coming out next week!  Sign up here, it could totally save your life.Don't go back to sleep.xoRachelSign up here for monthly blasts and functional wooFind me on InstagramSupport this podcast on Patreon
Nutrition for High Performance: how to feed your meat suit with Shannon Morse
Mar 6 2024
Nutrition for High Performance: how to feed your meat suit with Shannon Morse
Pregame:  The Audacity Project, Cycle 26 is enrolling THIS WEEK ONLY!Please welcome our guest for March, the wonderful Shannon Morse of The Green Door Life!  Shannon and I became fast friends around 2013, and she is the woman responsible for teaching me how to eat at the age of 33.  What you'll hear:How we met (we don't know, but you'll hear two stories about visceral memories we have of each other)Why branding isn't a bad wordThe big question HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS ENOUGH?!  18:15What exactly is lean body mass and what does it include?  21:20What to eat before you go to the gym 24:00Shaky cups for protein!  I never go to the gym without one of theseWhat to eat on days you have a big performance 30:00A day in the life of a high performance athlete with a show that evening 31:07Shot bloks!Protein sources for vegans and vegetarians  33:43Abbots ButcherPlant BossField RoastHow you can work with Shannon 49:59 (or check the links below)What the $#$@ to do about food prep? 54:42Ways you can work with Shannon:Follow The Green Door Life on Instagram, and you can learn from Shannon in The Green Door Life's flagship group coaching course Awaken Your Nutrition!www.thegreendoorlife.comYouTube: https://youtube.com/@TheGreenDoorLifeLinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-morse-the-green-door-lifeInstagram: @thegreendoor.life or @sparkthatignitesDon't go back to sleep.xoRachelSign up here for monthly blasts and functional wooFind me on InstagramSupport this podcast on Patreon
Art, Grief, and What Happens Next with Shannon McKenna
Feb 7 2024
Art, Grief, and What Happens Next with Shannon McKenna
Join me and my great friend, aerial athlete, educator, and powerhouse: Shannon McKenna, for a very fancy conversation!If you're looking for the waitlist for Cycle 26 of The Audacity Project, you can find it right here.Highlights include:How we met (we don't remember) and how we became close (because those are different things) by going through The Artist's Way together.  Even though we were already friends before that.What gives you the AUDACITY?  Considering the impact you wish to make on the worldOn Making Your Life as an Artist a truly open source resource by Andrew Simonet.  You can use the link above to download the book on a sliding scale (including for free)Creating the next phase of life, and exploring the next phase of life as a circus artistHow I found my voice at 35, because of course Shannon started asking ME questionsOn accents and dialects in theaterDisciplines in circus and what's next on the horizon On Grief.  If you listen to nothing else this episode, listen to this, around 30:00.  Grief, and how it affects your brain, and how to know when you should take a real break from social media because of grief.How our grief cycles overlappedThe Inversion Encyclopedia (previously known as Aerial Inversions for All) Shannon's most popular resourceHow time + attention = changeEverything in nature has periods of stagnationHow you don't even KNOW about Monday...Her best advice to emerging artists about how you can truly value yourself and take your work seriously (it's bangorang!)You can check out tons of resources from Shannon here on her website, or visit her on Instagram which you undoubtedly already do...but just in case, you should.Habeas corpus, bitches.Don't go back to sleep.xoRachelSign up here for monthly blasts and functional wooFind me on InstagramSupport this podcast on Patreon