Welcome to THE TRUE NORTH COLLECTIVE℠ PODCAST: SEASON 3! With co-hosts Rachel Bellotti (she/her) and Jenell Riesner (she/her), this is a gathering of un-sugar-coated conversations celebrating the untold stories of everyday people fearlessly finding and living their true north.
In our own search to discover and live from our TRUE NORTH, we continue to meet many interesting, courageous people from all walks of life, doing all sorts of amazing things to live life in their own unique way. Stories from all over the world. Stories with heart. Stories with grit. Stories with plot twists. Stories going untold – until now. This season, we celebrate these untold stories of everyday people who are fearlessly living their true north and inspiring each of us to do the same.
Today, we talk to Jack Nelms (he/him), a friend and lululemon co-worker, an aspiring producer/artist under the name Indri – while there isn’t a ton under this brand name yet, keep this guy on your radar because his passion for his craft is palpable and his beats are super unique. We chat about the energy of music, changing career paths, what it truly means to follow your passions and commit to the lifestyle of the world you really want to live in. We get really honest about the importance of who you surround yourself with and experiencing the gap between your taste and your output (source: Ira Glass quote listed below).
*note: this episode includes explicit language appropriate for those ages 16+
- Diatomaceous earth
- ACL (Austin City Limits)
- Justice – genesis
- Crime By Design
- Indri on soundcloud
- Music from: https://www.jukedeck.com/
3 KEY TAKEAWAYS:
- When a hobby turns into a full-time gig, your life will start to look different and so will you. The idea of adopting the lifestyle of that which you want can feel tough at first, but more importantly, it can set you up to consistently practice the behaviors, thoughts, patterns, energy of the life you actually want, way more quickly.
- Surrounding yourself with people who are different from you and who are all being honest with themselves and each other, in full transparency can be completely life-changing and transformative for all people involved. Each person can bring their own unique flavor to the table and with humility, learn from one another in different ways.
- Be confident in your truth, have conviction around your dreams, be a stand for what you want and what you know you can do and who you know you can be. And remember that there is a difference between cocky and confident. Cocky comes from a forceful place, from a place of deficit and I need to prove something to you and it will push people away; confidence comes from a trusting, calm, patient place that allows dreams to unfold and invites people into the world you are creating.
TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:
- [1:05] Country western dance team
- [5:30] Nicknames
- [8:20] Mythical materials + cockroaches
- [12:12] Introducing Jack!
- [18:00] Taking a hobby way more seriously
- [23:00] Power of a diverse community
- [29:00] Having conviction + utmost belief in self + recognizing doubt
- [32:00] Learning to love the parts of the process that you hate + learning to love the gap (source quote: IRA GLASS “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
- [41:00] Refining the creative process
- [45:00] Authenticity + piggybacking
- [52:00] What to do when you aren’t feeling passionate about life?
- [56:00] Developing your environment around you
- [1:00:00] Keeping plants alive
- [1:07:51] How do you live your TRUE NORTH?
- [1:08:00] Contact Jack via email email@example.com + firstname.lastname@example.org