On Thursday, I had the privilege of interviewing one of my personal rock stars, Alexis Neely. Alexis is a truth-telling lawyer, evolutionary strategist, and a shepherd for all types of creative entrepreneurs seeking a different kind of business model.
I first discovered her through Dave Navarro, the Launch Coach, and I’ve been following her closely ever since. Her style of combining very practical business savvy (she’s built multiple million dollar businesses!) with deep inner awakening is a combination that many creatives can identify with.
Our conversation is about 30 minutes long and I can tell you that you’re going to have many “a ha” moments. Below, you’ll find some of my personal notes and questions for reflection.
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The American Dream is changing…
- Reaching the 6-figure salary, big house, and resort vacation isn’t all that anymore.
- Instead, the American Dream of an older generation can be down right depressing to those with one foot in “the New Paradigm.”
- What’s your American Dream? What do you really want out of life and how can you craft your work to be part of that?
Artists are leading the revolution…
- We naturally have an “inner rip” between our two sides: creative & analytical.
- Artists have a natural ability to create harmony & union between these two sides.
- How will you claim your power (personal, societal, organizational) power by embracing creativity & structure and/or finding the freedom in a container?
The triple win is the ultimate win…
- The New Paradigm is all about creating opportunities for win-win-win scenarios, third alternatives.
- Successful artists understand they’re never competing directly with others, embrace incentives for attracting collaborators, and experiment wildly to expand their practice.
- There aren’t any models or archetypes for this: do the opposite of what’s been done before.
- How will you reinvent your goals on your own terms?
You can have it all – you don’t have to choose. But your “all” may not look like what you think it will.
Please let me know what parts of the interview struck you most. What questions would you ask Alexis?