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The Art of Humanity

The Art of Humanity with Jessica Ann is a weekly podcast that explores creativity and consciousness with artists, leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast explores the deeper truths of society, with poignant insights that integrate spiritual principals into a new paradigm of humanity. Guests include best-selling authors like Seth Godin, James Altucher, Danielle LaPorte, Pete Holmes - and other incredible thinkers and innovators in the world today. Listen for visionary insights to evolve your business. #listenexploreevolve
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Dec 19, 2018

Today I’m so excited to talk with someone that aligns with my mission of Truth, integrity and purpose: Seth Godin.

Seth is an entrepreneur, author of 19 books that have been best-sellers around the world. His newest book is called This is Marketing which is already a Wall Street Journal, Amazon and New York Times bestseller. He’s been on the internet since 1976, invented permission-based email, founded two significant net companies, and he defines his working life by the many projects he’s launched, the failures he’s learned from, and the people he’s taught. By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

In this conversation, I talk with Seth about a number of topics such as:

  • Why hustling is a form of hiding
  • How to look into the eye of what matters
  • How to get better clients

We also discuss:

  • Why having a traditional book publisher won't make you famous
  • How to build an asset as a writer 
  • Why memes are genes and why technology is a species

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If you like this podcast, it would mean so much to me if you could please leave a 5-star review in the iTunes store. Sending you so much gratitude! 

Dec 12, 2018

Rima is an entrepreneur, psychotherapist, vegan lifestyle advocate & yoga teacher from LA. She hosts "The Rima the Jungle Girl" podcast from her jungle house in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, where she lives the life of her dreams every single day. She hosts adventure, healing, and couples retreats around Costa Rica.

Rima and I hung out in-real-life in Costa Rica when I was there in August. And this woman walks her talk…

In this conversation, we dive deep into a number of topics such as:

  • How she ended up in Costa Rica
  • How a comic book changed her life
  • Hypnotherapy and past life regression

We also discuss:

  • How she sat in silence for 7 days...and what this experience was really like
  • How plant medicine opens up our consciousness (and why this is one of many tools
  • Veganism

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If you like this podcast, it would mean so much to me if you could please leave a 5-star review in the iTunes store. 

Dec 5, 2018

Andréa Ranae is deeply committed to doing her part to cultivate a world that works for everyone. Her work sits at the intersections of personal growth, social justice and conscious business. She embraces a unique lens on leadership by fusing coaching, activism and awareness, and is the creator of Coaching as Activism.

She supports people doing transformative work to deepen their impact by taking a critical look at how their work and lives are connected to social change. As the co-founder of Whole / Self Liberation, she offers and uplifts practical tools, resources and wisdom for those who want to make change happen in their lives and communities.

Andréa works with entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that want to be more inclusive and impactful in their work through their approach to leadership, their brand and their company culture.

In this episode Andrea and I discuss:

  • Why peeling back our layers honors our humanity
  • The difference between "othering" and marginalization
  • Steps to create a more just world

We also discuss:

  • The importance of feeling our emotions so that we can transmute them into higher service
  • how we can act from a place of integrity and purity without it being performative
  • Why the Self-Help Industry is Not Changing the World

I’m so excited to bring you this episode.

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Nov 28, 2018

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD. She is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. She's Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay.

In this interview, Loretta and I jam about so much good stuff like:

  • what neurotic dogs can teach us about our primal responses
  • how the happy chemicals in the brain actually work when you meet a survival need (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphin)
  • why happiness does not equal "serving others"

We also discuss:

  • how to build a new safety circuit to divert your electricity in a moment of anxiety
  • how to stop filtering reality through the lens built by the gatekeepers of political correctness
  • synchronicity and reality creation

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Nov 21, 2018

Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. delivers audacious breakthroughs for business owners & speakers who want to stand out, be the best-in-class in their field, and position themselves in a category of one.

She is the CEO of Communication Rebel and the author of Speak Up for Your Business and Speak for Impact. The speakers and business owners she works with have gone on to book speaking gigs across the United States, raise 3x the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity, and speak in front of world leaders. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, PR Daily, and She Owns It.

Michelle is one of the many people who has given me the confidence to stand on the stage at Google in NYC to deliver my Keynote. I’m so grateful I worked with Michelle before my speech. I was excited instead of terrified when Google invited me to speak because Michelle helped me to make sure that my message was clear. 

In this interview, Michelle and I jam about so much good stuff like:

  • the Three Word Rebellion
  • how you can use speaking to grow your confidence
  • the importance of simplicity in your message

We also discuss:

  • why visibility is a common challenge for online business owners
  • the dirty little secrets of the speaking industry
  • the importance of designing your "speaking lifestyle"

I’m so excited to bring you my guest today! 

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If you like this podcast, it would mean so much to me if you could please leave a 5-star review in the iTunes store. 

Nov 14, 2018

In episode 35, I talk with Richard Rudd about his book, The Gene Keys, which has had a profound impact on my life. Richard Rudd suggests that humanity is on the verge of a major shift in consciousness rooted in a new understanding of how our genes operate. He introduces this fantastic possibility, showing how the “gene keys” are an inner language designed to transform our core beliefs about ourselves and raise us to a higher level of awareness.  

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Nov 7, 2018

In episode 34, I talk with Byron Reese about technology and the future of humanity.

We discuss:

  • Why most people in Silicon Valley think they’re machines - and why this is a good thing
  • The meaning of Artificial Intelligence
  • The difference between narrow AI (spot spam in your inbox) and general intelligence

We also talk about:

  • How to adopt technology responsibly
  • Why everyone is going to be vegetarian in the future
  • Whether we’ve reached a saturation point with our intelligence? If so, what are the precautions we should be taking.

Technology magnifies human abilities. And in turn, it allows us to be more creative.

I’m so excited to bring you this episode.

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Oct 31, 2018

Today's guest is someone who aligns with my mission for productivity and creativity: Srini Rao.

Srini is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he’s conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. He’s the author of three books: the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable, Unmistakable: Why Only is Better than Best, and his most recent book An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake.  

His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc, Business Insider, and The Blaze.

Srini and I discuss why getting fired was helpful to his career, why creativity without a purpose is valuable, and how he cultivates a commitment to mastery. 

In Srini’s latest book, An Audience of Onehe makes the case for why creating for your own pleasure is essential to a creative and meaningful life.

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Oct 24, 2018

Season 4 focuses on empowering the next paradigm of creativity.

Today's guest is someone who aligns with my mission for truth and humanity: Bob Lefsetz. Bob is the writer of the independently produced Lefsetz Letter, which according to the LATimes is read by just about everyone who’s anyone in the music industry. Bob and I sat down to discuss how he started writing, advice he has for aspiring writers and musicians, the future of writing, and why it's important to be a hermit on purpose.

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Apr 29, 2018

Josh Adam Meyers is a Los Angeles comedian and the creator of The Comedy Jam. He has appeared on Workaholics on Comedy Central, F is for Family on Netflix, and tours the country doing stand-up and empowering comedians to live their dream of performing music onstage. 

In this episode, I talk with Josh about the journey of becoming a comedian, and the similarities between comedy and entrepreneurship. 

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Mar 31, 2018

This episode is all about transparency in marketing and technology. Douglas Karr is a MarTech expert who shares his story about being an entrepreneur and risk-taking. We also dive into Cambridge Analytica, SEO, and native advertising.

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Mar 1, 2018

Welcome to episode 29 of Season 3 of The Art of Humanity. My guest today is someone who has focused on the long -term. While pitching and sales funnels are sexy topics in the Internet marketing world, Mitch Joel focuses on longevity.  

We discuss: 

  1. The biggest transformation that's happening today in marketing and business.
  2. Why Mitch wakes up on fire trying to figure out what to read/know/do/today.
  3. Why he doesn't focus on SEO and instead focuses on longevity - emoting and connecting to his audience
  4. The dynamic between being a podcast host and being a speaker.  
  5. The state of content marketing today
  6. Why he chooses not to write the typical marketing headlines and articles 
  7. How businesses can learn from the music industry 
  8. What the intersection of technology, art, marketing means for the state of journalism  

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Jan 31, 2018

Satyen Raja is known as the private transformational mentor, advisor and confidant to the powerful and influential. A remarkable living synthesis of eastern wisdom and western practicality, Satyen combines the power of the warrior and wisdom of the sage to inspire audiences & leaders worldwide to live their highest impact and personal fulfillment.

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Jan 1, 2018

Jessica Ann shares her reflections and predictions for 2018. Using quotes from musicians like Father John Misty, fused with ideas from previous guests she explores the art and science of what it means to be human in a world gone mad. 

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Dec 3, 2017

In this episode of The Art of Humanity, Jessica interviews Danielle LaPorte.  Danielle is an invited member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters. 

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”

Danielle keeps it real on the spiritual journey and dishes out some White Hot Truth. 

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Nov 4, 2017

Jessica Ann talks with Rob Kandell who has spent the last sixteen years helping people reenergize their lives and build better relationships through more honest and authentic connection.

After building a successful consulting firm in San Francisco, he then co-founded OneTaste in 2004 with Nicole Daedone. Taking on the challenging task of bringing conscious sexuality to the mainstream market, Robert built the company from scratch to a high seven-figure international corporation. He left OneTaste in 2014 to start his own Consulting firm helping small businesses become marketable and profitable.

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Oct 5, 2017

Bernhard’s blog “Piercing the Veil of Reality” is a wide-ranging collection of articles, films, and interviews/talks ranging from spirituality, shamanism, psychology, self-work, esotericism, history, to the paranormal and hyperdimensional realities. In this interview, Jessica Ann and Bernhard discuss how holistic healing can be applied to an array of spiritual paths. 

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Sep 5, 2017

Philip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment.  His unique techniques have been developed to transform our experience of self and world, and are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated books, New Self New World (2010) and Radical Wholeness (expected for release on Nov 2017).  

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Aug 7, 2017

Welcome back to Season 3: Episode 22 of The Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 22, Jessica Ann talks with Zach Leary.

 "Who are you today" is something that Ram Daas said to him back in the day. The whole idea of "be here now" have permeated our culture and part of the fabric of "being in the moment." But what does this do for our identity? 

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Jul 8, 2017

In Episode 21, Jessica Ann talks with tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar. 

Polgar digs below the surface to examine our tech use from an ethical, legal, and emotional perspective. With a background as an attorney and an educator, along with experience working with social media companies, he is able to take a Multidisciplinary approach to our evolving use of technology.

In this interview, David and Jessica discuss:

  1. How Technology Impacts Us from an Ethical and Emotional Perspective
  2. Why we lack appropriate terms for what we're even talking about. Everyone is struggling with this.
  3. Why our rapturous submission to digital technology has led to an atrophying of human capacities like empathy and self-­reflection, and the time has come to reassert ourselves, behave like adults, and put technology in its place (h/t Sherry Turkle's Reclaiming Conversation."
  4. What does it mean to be human in how we communicate and at the world at large? We're often living through a filter and that filter is coming through our screen.
  5. How we're hooked up to the Google brain. If we all have access to it, it's not important. It's more important to step back, and have creativity and wisdom with access the information. It's more important to be creative today but we're struggling with the mass-consumption of information.
  6. Creativity and wisdom are seen as the ability to connect dots. Creative people take things we wouldn't think and say "let's combine that." The problem that's happening is that we're struggling with something that never ends because we of unlimited consumption. When information becomes available we tend to gobble it up.
  7. We need to say "Hey Facebook, make those cookies a little less delicious."
  8. Silicon Valley is selling us a product that we're gobbling up but we do not know the nutritional content.
  9. We need to allow for more moments of digestion: Don't check your phone, close the browser. This is easier said than done but we need to think of an information diet the same as we think of a food diet.
  10. How do we not become a robot in a world that's trying to change us into robots? As a capitalist society, every revolution has a counter-revolution.
  11. How and why Silicon Valley is selling us a product that we're gobbling up. And why we need to make an informed decision about the content we consume.
  12. Do we humans have free-will with the endless use of algorithms?
  13. How humanity is becoming "bot-ified" based on predictive analytics.
  14. How LinkedIn automates intimacy and how we have gamified relationships.
  15. Why social adoption is not solely focused on utility.

You can follow David on Twitter at @techethicist or visit his website here.

Jun 22, 2016

In Episode 20, Jessica Ann talks with fashion photographer and podcast host Michael Donovan. 

Michael Donovan’s images navigate an exploration into consumer culture, advertising and the emotions separating art and fashion photography. According to HungerTV: 

“Combining the beautiful with the bizarre, the controlled with the chaotic, Donovan´s photography attempts to destabilise the highly polished images expected of today´s consumer culture through the use of the psychedelic, androgyny, comedy, eroticism, surrealism, fantasy, Pop Art, cinema, fetishism and historical nuance.”

{Warning: Explicit language!}

In this interview, Michael and Jessica Ann discuss: 

  1. His background as a photographer and the paradox of being an artist. 
  2. How advertising is the old way of being propaganda and "product is perfect" is dead. It still works because not everyone has woken up. This old world still works but we're moving away from it. So there's this exciting new corridor.
  3. The irrelevance of having a title: "I'm more than a photographer. I'm a spiritual being who happens to be plopped out of this body." 
  4. Ram Dass's exploration as to why we’re here on earth, using TV channels as metaphors to get to the root of our existence and to understand the different planes of consciousness. Available to listen to here
  5. How to balance the duality between the lower Channels 1, 2, and 3 and 4, 5, 6. 
  6. Do we still need to have titles and "personas" when we live in an enlightened society? 
  7. Most people want freedom, happiness, and peace. And most people want to give others freedom, happiness, and peace. 
  8. If we don't recognize that each of us are consciousness, what's the point? Everything is pointing us towards togetherness. 
  9. Technology is another animal like we're another animal. 
  10. The importance of leaders talking about intuition and the need to create a shortcut//access point to make people understand the relationship between brands, businesses, and channel 6. 
Jun 15, 2016

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 19, Jessica Ann talks with Ted Rubin.

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Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter, according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter, according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, and number #2 on the Leadtail list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers. ROR is the basis of his philosophy...it's all about relationships! His book, Return on Relationship, was released in 2013, and How to Look People in the Eye Digitally in 2015. 

In this interview, Jessica Ann and Ted Rubin talk about: 

  1. His background with Seth Godin, starting back in 1997 (He sent Seth Godin a resume!) And the critical error that he made at the beginning of his career. 
  2. His work with E.L.F. cosmetics in 2008 at the early stage of social and how he built a brand using ingenuity without a marketing budget.
  3. (6:00) I speak my mind. I say what I think. I tell people that they have to get back to something that is near and dear to your heart: their humanity. It's about building relationships and being good to people. It's about how connecting with people in a real way will benefit your business. 
  4. (9:15) I got to listen and learn from Seth Godin. A lot of what I got from Return on Relationship came from Seth's Permission Marketing...about bypassing the agencies whenever you can and talking directly to the people you want to do business with.  Agencies provide a great function but Seth's point was: instead
  5. (10:45) A network gives you reach but communities give you power...Networks allow you to connect with various people but communities care. 
  6. (11:33) This evolution to me has been like a God-send. Not only am I a community builder but now I have all of these platforms to build communities that enable and empower me. But I also love to interact and meet with people. I'm obsessed with interacting with people. If you're going to make responsive part of your personal brand, be prepared for when your following grows and you have to be responsive for what you care about. And for me, the beauty or the difficulty of it is not something I built into my brand...it's a part of who I am. 
  7. (13:00) His definition of community in today's digital age. 
  8. (17:46) It's not about the platform it's about the people. 
  9. (22:00) This is how you separate yourself, and that you do care about humanity. When you pass people in the street, smile at them! A brand is what a business or a person does...a reputation is what people remember and share. 
  10. It's less of a problem than an opportunity. If you're with someone, put the phone down and look at someone. This isn't so much about humanity (although that has a lot to do with it). It's about showing people how important they are to you. 
  11. (26:30) He tells a true story that not a lot of people know. 
  12. You will feel better if you treat people better. You will feel better if you default to happy. You will feel better if you stop before you go off on someone. Take a breath and smile :) 
  13. (32:18) I'm not a big persona guy. And what I've learned is that it's very hard to maintain a persona. In other words, if I didn't really believe in what I do, it would be hard to keep it up. It would be hard to fight the naysayers. 
  14. (33:30) The hilarious study that was done on Millennials about the reason that the consumption of cereal is going down is because Millennials are too lazy to clean the dishes from eating cereal. Here is the study in The Washington Post.

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Jun 8, 2016

In Episode 18, Jessica Ann talks with a former criminal defense lawyer, psychotherapist, author Jeff Brown. The interview starts off talking about his background, then goes into spirituality, the media, the "New Cage" movement, and the importance of clearing our emotional material. 

Jun 1, 2016

Jessica Ann took some time away to release her new book, Humanize Your Brand: How to Create Content that Connects with Your Customers, published to rave reviews in February 2016. It's available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook, and an audiobook version will be released soon. 

Thanks for your patience as the show took a bit of a break.

In the Art of Humanity, we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve.

In Episode 17, Jessica Ann talks with one of the world's greatest thinkers: media theorist and futurist Douglass Rushkoff.

Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is the author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be Programmed, Media VirusLife Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club.

His latest book is called Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, available for pre-order on Amazon.

He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.

The interview starts off talking about his background, then goes into technology, humanity, and maybe a little bit about...Donald Trump.

 

Jul 22, 2015

Welcome to another episode of the Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 16, Jessica chats with photographer and author Geoff Livingston. 

Jessica and Geoff discuss: 

  • How and why he evolved into a photographer 
  • How we can use technology to transform 
  • Why the medium is still the message
  • The Instagram vs. Flickr battle 
  • Why he refuses to tell his story 
  • The xPotomac event in Washington, DC on August 27th

 

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