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May 25, 2023

#86 Nick Onken - The Future Belongs to Artists

#86 Nick Onken - The Future Belongs to Artists
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Nick Onken is a world-renowned photographer, host of ONKEN radio podcast, and a creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring the world to create their moments. He has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Alba, with his work being featured in Fast Company, Huffington Post, and MTV. In this episode, we discuss how to find your identity Alchemy, Nick’s thoughts on Masculinity dynamics, and ways to stay ahead as a creative.

00:00 Introduction

01:08 The Future Belongs to the Creatives 

03:37 Discipline and Extreme Accountability as a Creative

06:36 Approaching Art with a Curiosity Mindset

09:16 What to Do When You Feel Stuck

10:34 Try Something New to Find Inspiration

13:24 Understanding the Alchemy of Identity

17:09 Nick’s Thoughts on Masculinity Dynamics

19:45 Pleasure Prayers and Sexual Sacredness

22:35 Learning to Take Risks

28:26 How to Become Supernatural

30:45 You Have the Power to Heal Yourself

33:50 Breathwork Benefits, Uses, and Effectiveness

38:45 Understanding the Dark Knight of the Soul

44:45 Self-actualization and the Integration of Psychedelic Experiences

48:52 The First Step to Creation

53:54 Where to Find Nick

Understanding the Alchemy of Identity

Identity alchemy can be summed up by this three-step process: Deconstruct-Curate-Become. This is the deconstruction of the self, the curation of the new version of yourself, and then becoming who that is, becoming your authentic self. But why is this important? Well, because people love authenticity, and that’s what keeps them coming back to you. The good news is that everybody is an Alchemist. 

The Future Belongs to the Creatives

The future belongs to the creatives. We live in a fast-evolving world where everybody is trying to come up with something new. And as technological advancements continue to automate repetitive tasks, it is the imaginative minds who will shape and redefine our world. Creatives bring fresh ideas, innovative solutions, and unique perspectives that transcend traditional boundaries. They possess the ability to envision possibilities and inspire others to embrace change. With their artistic talents and visionary thinking, creatives will unlock the true potential of emerging technologies, foster meaningful connections, and create immersive experiences. 

Links and Resources

Nick on Instagram and Twitter

Nick’s Website - Onken.co

The Alchemistby Paulo Coelho

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Adam Boyce and Dr. Joe Dispenza

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Adam Boyce and Dr. Joe Dispenza

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