“Art is a subset of creativity.” – Chase Jarvis
Now, on to our amazing guest, Chase Jarvis!
Chase is the youngest person ever to be named a Hasselblad Master, Nikon Master, and ASMP Master. Since opening his own studio, Chase has photographed for Nike, Apple, Columbia Sportswear, REI, Honda, Subaru, Polaroid, Lady Gaga, Red Bull, and many more. He is known for a hyper-kinetic style and an emphasis on sports and portraiture.
CreativeLIVE, where he is CEO, is an online learning platform that broadcasts live, high-definition classes to more than 2 million students in 200 countries (!). All classes are free to watch while live and can be purchased for later viewing. They are amazing. Teachers include Pulitzer Prize winners, business luminaries, and beyond. Check them out here.
This is my first video podcast test, and I’ve also included a transcript of this episode for my hearing-impaired friends (Click here: Chase Jarvis – Tim Ferriss Show – Transcript). Hope you enjoy!
In this episode, we explore:
- Chase’s personal story
- The most important choices he’s made
- Common mistakes of “creative” professionals (or people in general)
- How he reached the pinnacle of his industry
- And much, much more…
His lessons and principles can be applied almost anywhere.
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Show notes and links are below, and please let Chase (@ChaseJarvis) know what you found most interesting or valuable. He’s a good dude and would love to hear from you.
Show Notes and Select Links from Episodes 8 (Thanks, Ian!)
- A little about CreativeLIVE studios
- Chase Jarvis growing up, the making of a madman
- Transitioning from artist to entrepreneur, where so many creatives fail
- The amazing story of how Chase started taking pictures
- The story of his first sale in the photography game
- Main tipping points that led to him traveling the world with the greatest athletes… all while getting paid handsomely
- How to monetize your craft at the highest level
- Understanding negotiating skills, myths and realities
- The most consistent mistakes in the world of creative entrepreneurship
- How sharing his experiences of coming up as an artist was a tactic for differentiation
- The importance of looking outside ones industry to glean tactics you can use
- What it’s like shooting the top tennis players of all time, including Roger Federer and Serena Williams
- Dissecting the value and capacity to become an empowered polymath in today’s world
- How iteration is the key to navigating the transition from successful solopreneur to building out a company
- About the vision for CreativeLIVE and himself
- The top priorities for fulfillment/happiness for Chase Jarvis
- On the fascinating power of meditation and how Chase practices
- Chase’s catastrophic self-inflicted wound
SOME LINKS FROM EPISODE 8
- Check out Chase’s YouTube Channel
- Andy Warhol – Pop Art hacker
- Jean-Michel Basquiat – Taking graffiti off the streets and into the gallery
- Ramit Sethi negotiation techniques
- Learn more about Red Bull BC One
- In this show, Chase talks a little about Marc Ecko. Here’s a post on this blog by Marc himself: “10 Rules for Getting ‘Influencer’ Attention.”
- Learn more about Isaac Asimov
- Charlie Hoehn – CharlieHoehn.com | Play it Away
- Kelly Starrett – MobilityWOD.com
- The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
- Learn more about Chase’s CreativeLIVE
BOOKS FOR BRAINSTORMING, MENTIONED IN EPISODE 8
- 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
- Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim
- Business Model Generation
- Steal Like an Artist & Show your Work by Austin Kleon
- Crush It, Thank You Economy, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk
- The Rise of Superman by Stephen Kotler
- Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler
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Posted on: May 26, 2014.
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