Episodes

Posted by Nick Onken | May 14, 2018
145: Amber Rae – How to Focus on Wonder and Worry Less

How do we embrace all our messy and uncomfortable emotions and treat them as allies on our path rather than enemies that are trying to hurt us? Today on the show we have returning guest Amber Rae, who has been one of our most listened to guests. It’s easy to see why: Amber is all...

Posted by Nick Onken | May 8, 2018
How to Live the NION Life like a Badass Creative Entrepreneur

It all started a while back when I read Tim Ferriss’ book The Four Hour Work Week. That book inspired and got me thinking in the perspective of designing my life in the way I wanted to live it and thus I set out on my journey. Entrepreneurship is one thing, but selling a creative...

Posted by Laura Belgray | April 26, 2018
A Toast To The People Who Will Never, Ever Like Or Get What You Do

When I was a kid, an ad for Sara Lee -- a supermarket brand of cakes and breads -- ran constantly on TV. The jingle went, Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee!” Though I dig the intentionally clunky double negative of “nobody doesn’t,” I call BS on that claim. Sure, I...

Posted by Nick Onken | April 19, 2018
144: Chris Lee – How to Cultivate Creativity and Abundance

Once you have the why, the how shows up. Today I am talking about creativity and abundance with my friend and transformational coach Chris Lee. Chris trains high level executives, entrepreneurs, CEOs, artists, musicians, and so many more, and he has trained a lot of buddies of mine. Chris has some amazing insights into how...

Posted by Nick Onken | April 12, 2018
143: 21 Tools to Get Through a Creative Funk

Taking on a proper perspective can temper us for great success and creating a full life. We all go through funks in our creative journey. In fact, I’m going through one right now. It’s really challenging when your creative outlet is also your product and your living - it adds a whole other level of...

Posted by Nick Onken | April 3, 2018
142: Emily Fletcher – Tools to De-Stress Your Mind and Body

Are you willing to invest 2% of your day to make the other 98% better? Emily Fletcher is a three time returning guest. A meditation teacher and creator of the Ziva Technique, Emily taught me everything I know about meditation, and I’ve been a huge advocate of the practice every since I learned three years...

Posted by Nick Onken | March 28, 2018
141: Five Mistakes Beginner Creatives Make

It’s easy to find yourself analyzing everything and not actually creating. Today I want to talk about some of the mistakes I see people make when they are just beginning the journey of their career in art. And while these mistakes are common when you’re just starting, they can be made (and often are) no...

Posted by Nick Onken | March 21, 2018
140: Gabriel Urist – How To Stay Disciplined In Your Craft

Jewelry is not an organic kind of art: it’s a lot of measuring and calculating. Today’s guest, Gabriel Urist, is a big name in streetwear world. A jewelry designer and artist, Gabriel has designed for LeBron James, Jay-Z, and has collaborated with Supreme, Nike, and other big brands. In today’s show, we dive into Gabriel’s...

Posted by Annie Fassler | March 14, 2018
139: Where Do I Start?

The art of the start is the hardest thing. One of the questions I get asked most often in my Nion Life Community is, “How do I start?” And it’s an important question. You can be someone with passion, you can be good at your art, but it’s completely different to take this thing and...