In this episode, Vanessa describes what it was life to transition into working full-time as a freelance designer, including the time that she sold her car to ensure she had an emergency fund.
Vanessa also talks about how her business has survived because of referrals from other designers, and the network she's worked to create.
Celebrity headlines include stories about LaVar Ball, Blac Chyna, and Aaron Carter, as well as the Kardashians' support of FitTea.
Investment is Key with Alex White DISCLAIMER: If you hear sirens in the background of this episode, you (probably) aren’t getting pulled over – there just happened to be some police activity going on in Grandview while we recorded. Alex White is the head strength coach at Peak Human Performance, a training center here in […]
Working as an Artist In 2013 Danielle Evans combined her love of lettering, design, photography, and eating to create food typography. In this episode, Danielle discusses the courageous move to become a full-time artist in a niche field. We also talk about knowing your worth as an artist and being comfortable charging for your work and time. Danielle also […]
When You Aren’t Your Customer Malika Jacobs never set out to open a board game parlor, but that’s exactly what she did. Kingmakers Board Game Parlor was founded in Columbus in 2014, and just recently opened its second location in Indianapolis. In this episode we talk about Malika’s journey; moving multiple times throughout her childhood, getting her […]
What We Learned In this season finale episode of the podcast, we sit down with The Wonder Jam’s entire team to discuss what everyone has learned this summer. We talk with Annie Webster, Erika Strohecker, Olivia Jocson and Michael Tedesco about the individual projects they’ve been working on, and of course to analyze a wide variety of celebrity headlines. […]
Fleacockingo, Cach-ingers & Butts Allie and Adam Lehman of The Wonder Jam share the origin story of The Wonder Jam Cast. We recorded this episode to just set the stage for Season 1. In this season, we interview 12 business owners and discuss lessons learned during their first two years in existence. Entrepreneurs sharing stumbles, […]
This Started As a Project Nate DeMars started Pursuit because he was annoyed. Big box suit shops had pushy salespeople, too many options, and weren’t for him. In this episode Nate shares inspiration behind Pursuits early days, the struggles, and hurdles he bumped up against. Also Nate shares a fun story about sleeping on the […]
Appetizer Crawl We’re back! In this pop-up episode we fill you in on everything we’ve been busy with since we last posted an episode. We talk about the gallery we recently hosted which showcased pieces from Allie and Erika’s 100 Day Project, as well as some upcoming events at The Wonder Jam. Adam and Allie discuss the latest celebrity headlines […]
Choose Your Own Adventure! David Sherry was a college kid who didn’t act like other college kids. He ignored conventional wisdom and traditional “career paths” to turn a project into a business. In 2013 he founded Death to Stock. After a bunch of failed attempts to get larger companies to buy into a creative road […]
Career Shifts Chris McAlister has authored 5 books, spoken to groups large and small, and built himself a six-figured business all while spending loads of time with his family and investing into his friends. But this wasn’t some sort of instant success. It took loads and loads of lessons-learned, pivots, and career shifts. On a […]
Celebrity Headlines & Other Randomness Adam & Allie sit down to discuss some important questions like “What Celebrity Headlines Have Caught Your Attention?” “What Have you Learned from the 100 Day Project?” and “What Would You Do If You Were Started Another Business Right Now?” This episode also reveals the voice of producer Michael Tedesco. […]