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S02 Episode 2: When were you ready to take the leap?

This episode I ask the question:
"When were you ready to take the leap?"

It's one thing to say you want to open your own shop or gallery. But what does it take to go against everything you know and actually do it?

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If you create things in your spare time, you've probably thought about trying to do it for a living or maybe you're just trying to get the guts to put it out there for the first time.

So what would it take to follow through and actually do it?

To help understand what it's like, listen to what these local creatives say about what they do.

Here's a list of the places I talk to in each episode.

Each week I ask one question and find out where the conversation takes us to learn more about how these creatives decided to take their process one step further.

P.S.
Come see my band Lorenzo's Music on Fri. Jan. 26th at the Frequency in Madison.

Here is the line up for the night:
Boo Bradley - http://www.boobradley.com
Negative Example - https://negativeexample.bandcamp.com
Lorenzo's Music - http://www.lorenzosmusic.com

$5 at the door hope to see you there!
For more info visit - https://www.madisonfrequency.com

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