Join Jenn and Doug for informal, fun conversations about the Creative journey.

We share our experiences, both good and bad, with the hope of making you, the Creative, feel inspired to start your business, take more action in your business and know that you are not alone on this journey.

Defining Your Craft

In the grand scheme of things, actually starting your business is easy. Fill out some paperwork, pay the fees and you’re a legal business. Sometimes, the hardest part of your craft is defining what it is you actually do. As you may have guessed, it’s not always obvious. It depends on who is asking and why they’re asking you. In […]

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No Shame In The Game

    Doug Gay: You ready, Jenn? You ready, Jenn? You ready, Jenn? Jenn Ocken: Maybe. Doug Gay: Look at me. You’re ready for this. Look at me. Look at me. Jenn Ocken: I got you. You got me. Doug Gay: Look at me. You’re confident, you’re beautiful, and you’re great, and we love you. Jenn Ocken: This is why […]

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Say Yes Now, Figure It Out Later

“Yes” is a magical word. Three letters can open entire worlds of opportunity. And when you’re getting your startup or freelance business off the ground, you need every opportunity you can get. But on the flip side of the same coin, saying “yes” comes with a demand. You have to show up. And when you haven’t been in the game […]

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Boundaries

In the wild wild west of freelance, small business and entrepreneurship, boundaries can feel like an afterthought. But the ability to set boundaries is one of the most important tools in your toolkit. Boundaries help you protect your reputation, champion your values, give you the freedom to say yes and the peace of mind to say no. Setting boundaries is […]

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Welcome to ThrivTalk!

ThrivTALK is a podcast filled with informal, organic conversation about the pains we Creatives often feel when starting and growing a business. Jenn and Doug will share their experiences, both good and bad, with the hope of making you, the Creative, feel inspired to start your business, take more action in your business, feel you are not alone in your […]

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