Throw Yourself Into The Fire

NIONradio Ep. 124

This past weekend, I was out in LA taking a workshop with my friends Quddus and Carmina (Camera Ready) about being in front of and behind a camera, interviewing, speaking on stage. I did this because I want to get better at my craft.

I started this podcast as a way to push myself out of my comfort zone. One of my biggest fears is talking in front of people and communicating effectively, putting myself out there. Now, at 124 episodes, I am definitely feeling out of my comfort zone. I’ve been feeling a little stagnant with growing the podcast, so I wanted to refresh that passion and work on my skills, and this workshop definitely did that. It made me think about my commitment to the show, and how, once you push yourself to new places and to learn new skills, you really grow as a person.


“Creating moments is all about pushing yourself over that ledge into that uncomfortable zone.”

Some things we learn in this podcast:

  • The challenge of doing this podcast [2:00]
  • I challenge you to push yourself out of your comfort zone [2:40]
  • Creativity doesn’t always come in the form of art [4:00]
  • Why I push myself to participate in life [4:30]
  • Learn more about the Camera Ready workshop I did [5:00]
  • Why it’s important to get feedback [5:30]
  • My challenge to you [5:40]

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Nick Onken is a photographer, author, and creative entrepreneur. In NIONradiohe dives underneath the hood and into the mind of successful creative entrepreneurs, brilliant business minds, and other highly influential personalities. Discover how to make a living with your art, create your own creative lifestyle, and push past the fears that hold you back. Listen in to get inspired and unlock you inner creative.

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