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Unlocking Creativity, Courage and Success with Rebecca Minkoff

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28. Unlocking Creativity, Courage and Success with Rebecca Minkoff


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1 How to Build Confidence and Be More Social with Vanessa Van Edwards 1:01:21 2 Trauma Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Lives with Gabby Bernstein 51:59 3 Take The Leap, Start a Business with Payal Kadakia 58:37 4 What Every Creator Should Know About NFTs with Tom Bilyeu 1:05:47 5 40 Seconds To Fame Or Failure with Apolo Ohno 45:52 6 Unlock the Power of Nonverbal Communication with Joe Navarro 1:03:28 7 Living Shouldn't Hurt with Aaron Alexander 1:20:24 8 Ego, Disrupted. How Buddhist Wisdom Meets Western Therapy with Dr. Mark Epstein 1:11:55
9 Words Can Take You Anywhere with Arianna Davis 53:00 10 Master Your Inner Voice with Dr. Ethan Kross 1:06:21 11 Accelerating 10,000 Hours to Mastery with James Altucher 1:09:49 12 Transform Your Mind in 12 Minutes a Day with Dr. Amishi Jha 1:15:57 13 Powerful Habits to Ease Anxiety and Boost Productivity with Mel Robbins 1:15:17 14 The Art of Self-Reinvention with Malcolm Gladwell 1:00:45 15 Creative Acts of Curious People with Sarah Stein Greenberg 1:10:01 16 Self-Discovery, Activism, and Rock & Roll with Stevie Van Zandt 57:56 17 Why Design Matters with Debbie Millman 1:07:04 18 Discover Work that Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields 1:15:34 19 Releasing Trauma and Mastering Your Emotions with Jason Wilson 1:05:35 20 Food Saved Me with Danielle Walker 47:16 21 Changing Our Relationship with Rest with Chelsea Jackson Roberts 49:11 22 Retracing Passion to Build Lasting Career Success with Chris Bosh 54:27 23 Old School Photography + Other Musings with Kai Wong 41:52 24 Escalate and Evolve: A Blueprint for Career and Life with Ben Uyeda 1:08:44 25 The Stories That Hold Us Back with Jon Acuff 1:07:22 26 Poetry, Vulnerability and Finding Your Voice with Jericho Brown 1:13:40 27 What Does it Take to be Backable with Suneel Gupta 1:05:38 28 Unlocking Creativity, Courage and Success with Rebecca Minkoff 53:00 29 How To Heal From Your Past with Dr. Nicole LePera 1:13:54 30 That Will Never Work with Marc Randolph 1:12:06 31 The Real Cost of Your Dream Life with Rachel Rodgers 1:02:44 32 Your Network is Your Insurance Policy with Jordan Harbinger 1:24:15 33 Dream First, Details Later with Ellen Bennett 1:14:45 34 We're Never Going Back with Harley Finkelstein 1:01:47 35 How to Shatter Limitations and Achieve Your Dreams with Steven Kotler 1:08:10 36 The Creative Art of Attention with Julia Cameron 1:05:23 37 The Path Back to True Self with Martha Beck 59:45 38 Upgrade Your Brain and Learn Anything Quickly with Jim Kwik 1:21:22 39 The Urgent Need for Stoicism with Ryan Holiday 1:11:30 40 Delicious Food Doesn't Have to be Complicated with Julia Turshen 1:14:35 41 Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention with Erin Meyer 56:27 42 Stop Living On Autopilot with Antonio Neves 1:07:38 43 How to Tackle Fear and Live Boldly with Luvvie Ajayi Jones 59:42 44 Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable with Jamie Kern Lima 1:05:03 45 Hard Work + The Evolution of Self with Priyanka Chopra Jonas 36:36 46 The Power of Idealism with Samantha Power 1:34:35 47 Pushing the Limits with Extreme Explorer Mike Horn 1:22:54 48 Fast This Way with Dave Asprey 1:15:34 49 Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho 45:59 50 Why Conversation Matters with Rich Roll 1:24:17 51 Elevating Humanity Through Business with John Mackey 1:15:14 52 When Preparation Meets Opportunity with Paul Ninson 1:04:14 53 The Art of Practice with Christoph Niemann 1:12:18 54 Matthew McConaughey: Embracing Resistance & Catching Greenlights 1:19:38 55 Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul with Justin Boreta 1:25:32 56 Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results with James Clear 1:20:55 57 Badass Habits and Making Them Stick with Jen Sincero 1:06:12 58 Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs with Dr. Benjamin Hardy 1:09:18 59 Imposter Syndrome, Getting Unstuck and The Practice with Seth Godin 1:13:19 60 The Art of Curiosity and Lifelong Wisdom with Chip Conley 58:47 61 The Lost Art of Breath with James Nestor 1:03:15 62 The Art of Reinvention with Sophia Amoruso 1:03:59 63 Harness Kindness as Your Hidden Super Power with Adrienne Bankert 1:08:26 64 Heal the Soul, Restore the Calm with Stephan Moccio 1:28:19 65 Finding Resilience & Possibility with Guy Raz 1:08:47 66 Truth, Fear, and How to do Better with Luvvie Ajayi Jones 1:18:22 67 The Future is Faster Than You Think with Peter Diamandis 57:56 68 Music, Writing, and Time For Change with Nabil Ayers 1:20:38 69 Freedom to Express Who We Are with Shantell Martin 1:10:34 70 So You Want to Talk about Race with Ijeoma Oluo 1:10:47 71 Photographing History with Pete Souza 1:16:35 72 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone with Lori Gottlieb 58:51 73 Never Settle with Mario Armstrong 1:38:11 74 The Science of Making Work Not Suck with Adam Grant 1:15:36 75 Street Photography + Capturing Truth with Steve John Irby 1:10:54 76 Life, Writing, and Real Talk with Roxane Gay 1:05:57 77 Steve Aoki: Creativity, Community and No Days Off 50:57 78 The Power of Passion and Perseverance with Angela Duckworth 1:08:25 79 Know What Drives You with Michael Gervais 1:05:20 80 The Code of the Extraordinary Mind with Vishen Lakhiani 59:07 81 Risk, Fear, and the Art of Chill with Jimmy Chin 1:13:51 82 Personal Growth and Understanding with Citizen Cope 1:16:21 83 Living Life on Purpose with Jay Shetty 1:20:06 84 Get Out of Your Own Way with Dave Hollis 1:08:10 85 Hope in A Sea of Endless Calamity with Mark Manson 1:15:12 86 How to Find Yourself with Glennon Doyle 1:10:16 87 Make It Til You Make It with Owen Smith 1:20:50 88 Surf, Survival, and Life on the Road with Ben Moon 1:08:01 89 Create the Change You Seek with Jonah Berger 1:00:22 90 Workplace Revolution with Amy Nelson 1:05:16 91 Rethink Impossible with Colin O'Brady 1:29:31 92 Good Enough is Never Good Enough with Corey Rich 1:25:24 93 Say Yes To What You Want with Chris Burkard 1:22:54 94 Finding Stillness In A Fast Paced World with Ryan Holiday 1:08:00 95 Everything is Figureoutable with Marie Forleo 43:50 96 The Art of Being Yourself with Elizabeth Gilbert 53:41 97 Creativity, Comedy, and Never Settling with Nate Bargatze 1:37:12 98 Personal + Career Reinvention with Jasmine Star 1:01:18 99 Stay Creative, Focused and True to Yourself with Austin Kleon 1:12:25 100 Ramit Sethi 'I Will Teach You To Be Rich' book launch with Chase Jarvis 1:07:17 101 You Don't Need to Be Rich to Live Rich with David Bach 1:09:51 102 Harnessing Your Human Nature for Success with Robert Greene 1:04:28 103 Addiction, Reinvention, and Finding Ultra with Endurance Athlete Rich Roll 1:07:41 104 Disruption, Reinvention, and Reimagining Silicon Valley with Arlan Hamilton 1:12:31 105 The Intersection of Art and Service with Rainn Wilson 1:03:25 106 Your Mind Can Transform Your Life with Tom Bilyeu 1:30:19 107 Do Something Different with Jason Mesnick 1:02:38 108 Less Phone, More Human with Dan Schawbel 1:07:40 109 Startup to $15 Billion: Finding Your Life's Work with Shopify's Harley Finkelstein 1:12:42 110 It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried 1:49:02 111 Love, Service, and Living Your Truth with Danielle LaPorte 1:11:05 112 How to Do Work That Matters for People Who Care with Seth Godin 1:10:56 113 Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs 1:12:54 114 You Are Your Habits with Julien Smith 1:03:40 115 Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky 1:09:10 116 The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb 1:13:38 117 Redemption and a Thirst for Change with Scott Harrison 54:58 118 Imagination and The Power of Change with Beth Comstock 1:12:29 119 Success, Community, and his cameo in Parks & Recreation with NBA All Star Detlef Schrempf 1:02:02 120 1,000 Paths to Success with Jack Conte 1:07:32 121 Unconventional Ways to Win with Rand Fishkin 1:37:49 122 How to Sell Without Selling Out with Ryan Carson 1:05:45 123 Be the Artist You Want to Work With with Nigel Barker 47:12 124 Your Story Is Your Power with Elle Luna 1:33:53 125 Celebrating Your Weirdness with Thomas Middleditch 1:14:04 126 Persevering Through Failure with Melissa Arnot Reid 1:33:23 127 Go Against the Grain with David Heinemeier Hansson 1:18:07 128 Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman 1:17:15 129 Create Work That Lasts with Todd Henry 1:06:50 130 Make Fear Your Friend 08:08 131 Tame Your Distracted Mind with Adam Gazzaley 1:12:08 132 Why Grit, Persistence, and Hard Work Matter with Daymond John 1:05:15 133 How to Launch Your Next Project with Product Hunts with Ryan Hoover 1:11:15 134 Lessons in Business and Life with Richard Branson 45:05 135 Embracing Your Messy Beautiful Life with Glennon Doyle 1:27:29 136 How to Create Work That Lasts with Ryan Holiday 1:20:25 137 5 Seconds to Change Your Life with Mel Robbins 1:14:53 138 Break Through Anxiety and Stress Through Play with Charlie Hoehn 1:08:10 139 The Quest For True Belonging with Brene Brown 1:29:41 140 Real Artists Don't Starve with Jeff Goins 1:19:16 141 Habits for Ultra-Productivity with Jessica Hische 56:18 142 Using Constraints to Fuel Your Best Work Ever with Scott Belsky 1:21:07 143 The Intersection of Art and Business with AirBnB's Joe Gebbia 1:19:56 144 Build a World-Changing Business with Reid Hoffman 1:19:31 145 How Design Drives The World's Best Companies with Robert Brunner 1:05:33 146 Why Creativity Is The Key To Leadership with Sen. Cory Booker 53:06 147 How To Change The Lives Of Millions with Scott Harrison 1:16:14 148 How To Build A Media Juggernaut with Piera Gelardi 1:21:04 149 Transform Your Consciousness with Jason Silva 1:08:02 150 The Formula For Peak Performance with Steven Kotler 1:01:40 151 How What You Buy Can Change The World with Leila Janah 1:04:10 152 Overcoming Fear & Self-Doubt with W. Kamau Bell 47:44 153 The Unfiltered Truth About Entrepreneurship with Adam Braun 1:21:36 154 Build + Sustain A Career Doing What You Love with James Mercer of The Shins 51:58 155 How Design Can Supercharge Your Business with Yves Béhar 33:40 156 Conquer Fear & Self-Doubt with Amanda Crew 1:29:39 157 Become A Master Communicator with Vanessa Van Edwards 1:19:52 158 How iJustine Built Her Digital Empire with iJustine 1:08:05 159 How To Be A World-Class Creative Pro with Joe McNally 1:05:19 160 How To Stop Waiting And Start Doing with Roman Mars 43:43 161 Gut, Head + Heart Alignment with Scott Dadich 38:17 162 If Not Now, When? with Debbie Millman 55:31

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Unlocking Creativity, Courage and Success with Rebecca Minkoff

Hey buddy, what's up? It's Chase! Welcome to another episode of the Chase drivers live show here on Creative Live. Amazing episode for you today. Today we have Rebecca Minkoff on the show. If you're not familiar with your work, luxury handbag, designer accessories, footwear, fashion, apparel and so much more. She's a host of an incredible podcast. She got a new book out called Fearless, but less about the what Rebecca Minkoff has achieved and more about the how in fact she Left her home and moved to New York with two suitcases at 18 to pursue her dreams. The fact that when the pandemic hit like so many of you out there, she had to completely reinvent her business. The how what goes into making someone as not just successful on the professional side, but as a parent and as a leader with her female founders collective in inspiring other women entrepreneurs out there. I know you're going to love the story about how Rebecca Minkoff made the living and life that she has for herself, shows t...

he doozy, I can't wait for you to check it out. I'm gonna get out of the way and now Rebecca Minkoff. Mhm, mm hmm. I love you. Rebecca, thank you so much for being on the show today. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for having me. I'm honored to be here with you. Um I, as we were talking before we started recording, our mutual friend Daymond john introduced us and uh I've been a longtime fan of your work from across the country for some time. Congratulations on building something incredible. You've got your, your hands and so many things. That's part of what our audience of creators and entrepreneurs is very interested in the fact that we're all multi hyphenates. But before we get deep into what you're doing today and in your new book, Fearless and all sorts of other things, let's go back for the handful of people who are new to you or your work and give them just a little bit of context. Starting off with you as a young person and bring us up to what you're up to today. But first I want to start at the beginning where your, where your journey started. Yeah. So um born and raised in san Diego California and fell in love with design, not on purpose, but when I was eight years old, I saw a dress that I had to have and when I just assumed blindly that my mom would spend 20 bucks on this dress, um she said no, which shocked me and said I'll teach you how to sew it and most people might think like, oh that's so cute, I bet she was so excited. I was pissed. I have a nine year old when they want something, it's the only thing that, you know is on their minds and they want it now. Um And so I reluctantly let her teach me to, so and then I became like hooked on the idea that I could, you know, make something that was in my head or you know, as I went through my awkward, painful, painful teenage years where I was very, very thin, which I should have been like, hell yes, I'm thin, but instead I was like bullied for it and couldn't fit into clothing and nothing fit me, like I got to make things that fit me, I got to cut up garments that I got a thrift stores and and make them fit me. That gave me so much confidence and so much um just personal satisfaction that I could that I could fix the situation that I couldn't control um And so it just became something that I was, you know, head down, working on as much as I could and when it was around high school um I decided to go to a performing arts high school as a dancer, go with me here and they were like, oh you're too tall and the boys haven't hit puberty yet, you're going to be in the back all the time and instead of, you know, sulking in the back, never going to be the prima ballerina who would be like 6 to 1 point shoes, I was like I'll go work in the costume department and so I really honed my skills there um and when it came time to go to college, you know, I just thought I gotta get to work, I can't do this and so Yeah, you know, I'm condensing a little bit of the story line but I managed to secure an internship with a designer in New York City that my brother had known and went to New York at 18 with two suitcases, nowhere to live, but this internship that paid minimum wage wow, There is a lot to unpack there and I know that's the condenser, we just like walked through like 30 years of your life, 20, years of your life there. But um well there's a couple of things that I would like to unpack at the beginning because I think show us some insights into where well your life and career went, one that who you are today is not who you can be and as you, he's talked about it being awkward. What made you, what gave you the inspiration to do the work to customize your life at such young age. I think that because I was so thin you know, if I went shopping which was like the experience you have as a preteen, your parents drop you off at the mall, you get to go to wet seal and contempo or whatever and hang out there for the day and need some chick fillet like that was a little pre teens life and I couldn't wear anything and that was and then on top of that being made fun of, you know, not just the two skinny the braces, you know the whole thing, we all get to go through that that rite of passage if you will um the minute I could sort of make things to fit me or go to a thrift store because you know, my mom wasn't buying me things and cut up some things and customize them. That just changed how I felt, You know, it changed how I presented myself the confidence that I have and that that feels addicting when you find that thing that does that and was it a fashion? Was that a thing that because it gave you that freedom, that that's what you wanted to explore? Or was there more than that? I think there was more than that. I also remember um you know for Hanukkah, we weren't a typical family, like we would get one gift and so you know, my mom would get us one subscription to a fashion magazine, we'd all have to share it. Um And I just remember my my issue of vogue or w would come and I'd be poring over it so inspired with other designers and like the world that they created. And I just remember thinking like how powerful is it? Most people, you know, don't realize it, like that clothing can make you feel something, you know when a woman purchases my bags is because she's celebrating a true milestone moment in her life. And so that feeling is, is insanely powerful. And so I think I liked that idea that I could help create that. You talked a little bit about being bullied, how much I mean, well we're all a product of our childhood right of of wounds and trauma and and how much of that do you think played into you wanting to be in charge of your own life as an entrepreneur, wanting to be sexy, successful and wanting to um prove the haters wrong? I this has just been a recurring theme. We've done hundreds of shows and whether it's being bullied or realizing that you were the bully and needing to sort of recalibrate your universe. Um just you know, help, help connect us with what looks to be on the outside, an incredibly charmed life, help us understand that part of your childhood experience. So it's funny you say that you could have been bullied or be the bully. Um, and it sort of triggered the idea that when I, we moved to Florida when I was and the minute I found my sort of clique or group, I started being the one to want to leave certain girls out And then at 13 I must have Karma, Karma's a bitch that happened to me where another girl said no, she's not cool, she's awkward, she's nerdy, whatever it is, you know, an alienated my entire friend group. Um, so I've definitely been on both sides. Um, and I don't know that the two for me of wanting to be a designer connected me with bullying, but it definitely, you know, when I was at my most alone and had nothing to do on a friday night, you know me and Martha Stewart got real friendly. I was like the craft queen. And so I think that fueled my desire to design is that I had no other plans. I had no gigs in town except for me and my mod podge, if you know what that is and my sewing machine, this the sewing like that gift for me. My grandfather passed away and gave me his cameras, which completely transformed my life. This idea that uh, you know, the sewing machine empowered you and gave you a ticket to, in, in some ways, you know, your mom by saying no, but giving you something sort of seemed to light a fire. Do you feel like there's something in and everyone's past? Are these just anomalies for both you and I? Or you know when you coach other entrepreneurs who say they have the spirit or the vision of the passion, but don't know the thing. And the reason I'm asking is because there's people all of the world who are listening or watching to this this right now and they are yearning for that thing. You found your thing. I have found my thing. Damon has found his thing. When you get asked by, you know, so many aspiring entrepreneurs where to look what, what do you, what do you tell them? Where do you send them looking into their past or some magic moment or I mean again, for you is probably the sewing machine, but what, you know, what are, what's some advice that you give? I think there's two ways I look at it. If you were to ask me honestly, was my first choice to be a designer, I would say no. My first choice was to be a design dancer or choreographer. Um I started too late, you know, there are very few cases outside of misty copeland where you can start dancing and because it has to deal with your body and the formation of bones and muscles and tendons that you can sort of change things that are innately part of you. Um I didn't have it. I also had a very large chest. I was also very tall, like I didn't you know, as inclusive as the world is today, The dance community isn't quite there yet. And so I really had to take a hard look. Am I going to be a struggling dancer who's a waitress on the side for the rest of my life and then go open up a dance studio, like where can I make the most impact in my life and achieve something that I love? And second of that was costume design and design itself. I was like, you know what doesn't matter what my body looks like for this, I can I can succeed in this arena and so I think for people that are searching or seeking, do you have some innate talent that enables you to do what you do? Um or do you have a passion for something? And then it's about fueling that passion and being as strategic as possible with going after it and knowing it's going to take so much more time than you think, so much more hard work than you think. And so do you love that passion enough that it's worth the late nights, the sacrifices, the risks, the sleeping on egg crates, mattresses, homemade, you know, all the things you're going to have to do to, to go with that dream because no matter whether you are born with it to be the gymnast or the swimmer or whatever or you, you go okay, I'll take my second choice. Um, it's gonna be hard no matter what, so does is that passion big enough to be your north star? It's, it's pretty crazy that we can fail at doing something that other people want us to do and yet we are reluctant to go after the thing that we were put on this earth to do or that we have so much passion or desire or energy for. So assuming that you agree, you can throw rocks at that. But if you do agree, who looking back was there anyone besides that little voice inside your head that actually gave you encouragement? And I'm asking so that you know, the folks who are listening and watching, you know realize that inspiration or support or community or can come in so many forms and ways and I'm wondering where yours came from. You mentioned being alone on friday nights, but did you have some people in your life that you could, you could turn to or was all of the energy? Was that little creative plutonium just just inside of you? Definitely not. Um my mom, I think was a constant source of that. You know, she had this rule that she wouldn't buy us things, but she would pay for the class and the materials. So whether it was clothing or you know jewelry, like I remember she used to sell items at the san Diego flea market and I was like I want to sell something at the flea market and I had a little card table and I tried to sell my puffy paint t shirts and bad artwork I made and no one bought anything but all week I would be so excited about the fact that I got to go to the flea market and showcase what I was making. Um and then, and then you know, I had an almost sister in law who lived with us and when I was going through the worst, most depressing periods of that loneliness, she's like none of this matters. And you're going to be so much more successful than these girls will ever be. Just keep working on your dream. And when I look, I used to write on my bathroom walls like I was in an ani DiFranco kind of Tory emos mindset and I would like right off poetry on my bathroom walls and when I would look back on it, when I go to the time, I was like, man, she was right. You know, and it was her kind of just repeating to me, none of this matters. It's a phase. You'll get through it. Um.

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Each week here on The Chase Jarvis Live Show, CreativeLive Founder + CEO Chase Jarvis sits down with the world’s top creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and in life..

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First aired in 2010, the show has featured guests including:

Richard BransonArianna HuffingtonMark Cuban
Jared LetoMacklemoreAdrian Grenier
Tim FerrissGary VaynerchukSir Mix-A-Lot
Cory BookerBrené BrowniJustine
Daymond JohnLewis HowesMarie Forleo
LeVar BurtonGabrielle BernsteinRyan Holiday
Amanda CrewJames Mercer (The Shins)James Altucher
Ramit SethiDebbie MillmanKevin Rose
Marc EckoTina Roth EisenbergSophia Amoruso
Chris GuillebeauW. Kamau BellStefan Sagmeister
Neil StraussYves BeharVanessa Van Edwards
Caterina FakeRoman MarsKevin Kelly
Brian SolisScott HarrisonPiera Gelardi
Steven KotlerLeila JanahKelly Starrett
Elle LunaAdam BraunJoe McNally
Brandon StantonGretchen RubinAustin Kleon
Scott Dadich


Dream Focus Studio

By far the best classes on Creative Live!! Thanks Chase Jarvis for bringing so much greatness to the table for discussion! Just LOVE it!


Excellent interview with thoughtful questions. Thanks!!

Carla Thauberger

This was amazing. Will definitely be viewing again and again. Thank you both for this!