Posted by Nick Onken | July 10, 2019
159: Sean Yoro – Painting Underwater

"If I was going to [make it as an artist], I wanted to prove that I could do without any favors or any connections." When Sean Yoro became interested in becoming an artist, he couldn't think about anything else. Watching his teacher render models out of charcoal on a canvas was like magic, and he...

Deeper World on Nion Radio
Posted by Nick Onken | June 19, 2019
158: Nick Onken – Exploring The Deeper World Around Us

"I think a lot of my self worth in the earlier times in my career was found in who and what I was shooting, and there was a point where that kind of fell to the wayside." Welcome to this week's episode of NION Radio. Recently, I did an episode of the podcast with Allyn...

How I Got Scammed For $4,000 on Nion Radio
Posted by Nick Onken | May 15, 2019
157: Nick Onken – How I Got Scammed For $4,000

"We can't choose our circumstances or what happens to us, but we can certainly choose what we do with it." It happened while I was on a trip, of course. While out of town, I got an offer for a sweet gig that I was hard pressed to turn down. But so it goes that...

Posted by Nick Onken | April 30, 2019
156: Srinivas Rao – Creating For Your Audience of One

"When you expect nothing, everything comes to you." As creatives, we are constantly trying to balance our desires to hone our craft and our vision and promote our work to the world, often times chasing what we hope will make the biggest impact on other people. But our guest today is here to tell you...

Posted by Nick Onken | April 17, 2019
155: Nick Onken – Taking Out Your Mind Trash

"It's that monkey brain chatter of worry, fear, and anxiety, and all the thoughts that come from worrying about the future and regretting the past." To stay healthy, we make sure we eat the right foods and keep hydrated. To stay clean, we brush our teeth and wash ourselves. Why should taking care of our...

Posted by Nick Onken | March 16, 2019
Five Myths to Dispel for Creatives

Guest Post by Commercial Photographer, Mathieu Young There is a lot of mythology surrounding the life of a freelancer. Some of it is real, and some of it we need to toss into the trash can. It’s hard enough to be a creative - let’s not make it harder by buying into these five common...

Allyn Reid on Nion Radio
Posted by Nick Onken | March 12, 2019
154: Allyn Reid – Creating From Your Soul Sovereignty

"I think we all begin in the same place. We came in awake." Near death experiences. The dark night of the soul. The death of the ego. These are the moments when you realize you have been sleeping for so long, you don't remember what it's like to wake up. But how do we wake...

Posted by Nick Onken | February 26, 2019
153: Tools For Developing Your Inner World

"The inner world is the most important world to generate success." Hello fellow NIONites! Today, we're talking about taking care of yourself and your inner world, and how you can make the most out of all of your experiences. This past year has been difficult for me, as it might have been for you as...

Michael Roderick on Nion Radio
Posted by Nick Onken | February 6, 2019
152: Michael Roderick – How To Become Referable

"Patterns are often the precursor for frameworks." Creative people often feel stuck on their path towards success. First, you start with an entry level job, struggling to make ends meet while you create your art. Then eventually, through many difficult situations, you may or may not end up being successful with your passion. But our...