Sun, 27 October 2013
"When I think about what's made me successful it's a willingness to say 'Let's try that and see where that goes'." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
After college, Mayor Fulop worked in finance at Goldman Sachs which he then left after 9/11 to join the Marine Corps in Iraq.
In 2004 Mayor Fulop said yes to an opportunity to run for Congress, which he lost. However this sparked in him a passion for public service as he went on to serve for 8 years as a councilman and on May 14 2013 he was elected mayor of Jersey City at the age of 36.
In this interview conducted in city hall you'll hear Mayor Fulop discuss his path to winning mayoral office, the magnetic pull of passion, and that on the other side of uncertainty may just be what you're looking for.
Sun, 13 October 2013
"Having to pay the bills but not willing to give up the need to be creative will push you harder than you can ever imagine." - Kawehi
After her first year of college in 2002, Kawehi moved to California as a signed artist in a newly formed superband. Two months in she quit and moved back home. Unable to get any attention with her music going the traditional route and still tied to her contract, Kawehi took a 5 year break from music.
Kawehi then switched it up and with the support of her husband, Paul, created her own path in the music world, successfully supporting her career through crowdfunding on Kickstarter. She recently raised over $9,000 to fund her US tour. While growing her fan base Kawehi's also grown her musical ability as she now has incorporated looping and beatboxing into her work.
You'll hear from a musician who has figured out how to be a successfully funded independent artist on how she made it happen and that those fears that you have, they never go away...so what are you gonna do?