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Dec 19, 2016

Christian Howes grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where he studied violin through the Suzuki method from the age of five, performed as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at age 16, and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. Since 2011, performer, educator and composer, Christian Howes was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Besides being a world class jazz violinist, Christian has a lot of insight into the creative process and has built a business around being a performer AND helping other artists create structure and develop the business side of their creative pursuits. If you are a creative and have had a challenge looking at what you do from the business side, you will get a lot from this episode! We dive into topics like, Christian's initial journey from being a classical violinist to training creativity, how we are born creative and conditioned otherwise at an early age, how to practice and develop creativity, giving yourself parameters to guide the creative framework, the importance of treating your creative business pursuit AS A business, how getting better at your craft doesn't always put you in line with success, falling into the trap of having to look a certain way as a professional, knowing when to say YES and when to say NO, how to set the right priorities, the power of accountability, being backed by a strong why, the 4 steps for creative business success, the importance of keeping things simple, how to examine your creative business logically, if you want the business, you have to ask for it, and more...

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