I will be focusing exclusively on interviewing guest experts that have built their businesses around meaning and doing the work that matters most to them.
My guest this week is a dear friend and a huge inspiration to me. Annie Kamiya and her husband Curtis Kamiya have built a business around their talents and a deep passion for music. They are living examples of what it means to follow your heart and do meaningful work in the world. Together, they are building a music empire in paradise.
Like many of my guests, Annie started in the corporate world and was a financial stockbroker, but soon realized that her one true passion would always lie in music. She followed the twists and turns that many entrepreneurs take on the way to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the music business.
In this episode, Annie will be sharing her inspiring story as well as some of her best strategies for building a business around her deepest desire – changing people’s lives through music.
Here are some of Annie’s favorite things:
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- Always be sharing why you’re excited about what you do.
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- Expose yourself to other entrepreneurial people, ideas, podcasts, newsletters, etc.
- Regular excursions to the North Shore to watch whales or go to the beach. Ahhhh…nothing like living in paradise!
- Making the transition from corporate finance to doing meaningful work.
- How to choose between the tug of war of working for money and trusting that money will flow from your art.
- How traveling around the world influenced a new direction for Annie.
- Don’t waste time trying to find your passion. Just start doing and your passion will unfold.
- How to get paid for your art by creating multiple revenue streams.
- The most important steps Annie took to pay the bills as a new musician and a creative entrepreneur.
- How to balance enjoying your creative work while also treating it as a business.
- Making the transition from the hustling phase to finding more focus in a niche you really care about.
- The importance of creating a sacred outlet for your art.
- Planning your creative business for long-term success.
- The important difference between Annie seeing herself a musician vs. seeing herself as an entrepreneur.
This episode is the best one yet for breaking down how to take your creative talents and transform them into a thriving business.
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Interview Links for Annie:
- MangoSeasonMusic.com – Check out the incredible music that Annie and Curtis Kamiya create.
- Next time you’re in Hawaii be sure to check out the live show schedule for Mango Season!
- CurtisKamiya.com – Take a look at the site for Annie and Curtis’ music services.
- Connect with Annie on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram YouTube
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