Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

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Emotional Support for Creatives: Join the Emo Dojo revolution!

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John Emotions finally finds a focus for the podcast after only five years! We're going to establish an NFT art team and help miserable "struggling artists" with mental problems create a new path into the future. Join us on Discord, or be a guest on the podcast. Email john@emodojo.com or call (405) 440-3330 

I hey what's up, welcome back to theemodus ham, johnny motions and it's a pleasure to have you here once again:Have the do joke thanks for coming, let me update you on what's been happening:okay, okay, since I cut out refined sugar products from my life, Energy Drinks, candy bars, ice cream, cakes all thatstuff. Clearly, there's plenty of sugar in all of the other products in thesupermarket, and I get surge from fruit. That's fine! My head has been so muchclear, Oh and when I stop the Ergy Drinks, I stopped caffeine because I don'tdrink anything new. I didn't replace it with anything, but water and water doesnot have caffeine. So I effectively cut out two hard course stimulants from mybrain system and my gut, which is something I've been studying alot lately. The connection between your mind, your brain, sorry, not your mindbetween your brain, maybe your mind and your gut, particularly you got by himand I heard to day found out that your God produces more Sara Tonin than yourbrain. So you got in your brain, a working in unison and if you think about that, howimportant you imagine putting a bunch of junk directly through your brainlike twinkies- and you know fried food- and things like that. Well, you got isbasically your bigger brain in your body and your belly down there thatjust how happens to process food, but if you're putting garbage in there and it starts making you mentally unwell, you can end up in adownward spiral. For example, it's happened to me: eat crappy food upset, your guts, yougot then upset your mind. You get depressed, eat, crap your food and thenthe cycle spins downhill, and when the craper food includes caffeine in sugar,you just start the next day again Don's try this again more caffeine, moresugar, and since I had that epiphany almost a year ago, like Thanksgiving oflast year, where I tried the Nero lifted, which I still use by theway I use that Nero lifted, it's a n E. U Ro, Nero like your brain lifted! Li FT I d like it, lift your hid. I guess I don't know. If they meant that, but anyway, since I had that epiphany-and I like wow- I don't know if it was a a breakdown, a break through orwhatever it was, but I've getting slowly better havedeveloped way, better habits. I've read tons of books, Oh my God, I'mgoing to post a list of all the books. I've read in the past like nine months,it's pretty pretty long. It's like forty books or so so. I'm just crammingmy head full, I'm basically trying to...

...reprogram myself. I think it's starting to work,especially with the physical habits tied in with the mental habits, and so all of this new found, I guessI'll call it focus thanks to the lack of sugar, is also calmed me down quitea bit, so I'm not always quite so up in people's faces. I I mean that's mydemeanor, I'm not really in people's faces, but I project project you knowand I'm I'm not turned down to like a three I'musually like turned up to like a seven now more. Like a you know, five or sixso much calmer and more focused. That enabled me to focus on new habitslike rowing, a row every day, it's nice, it's a nice fluid movement and I put the neuro lifted on myforehead, like I'm from the future. So it's pretty fun, it's a cool newhabit and it kind of goes along really well, with drinking more water and lesssugar, less caffeine, Blah Blah Blah back to the focus. So I thought Oh yeah.I have an idea for the show and it all kind of dawned on me because there weretwo people from twitter feed that I wanted to talk to on the show- and Ilike why do I want to talk to these two people? What's the reason, because Idefinitely want to I'm like? Oh it's there, both creative people that don't get the recognition. I think theyshould get. Maybe I'm biased because they follow my twitter cat and we'vecommunicated through you know publicly, but once I know of somebody, that's areal person and they're a creative and they're stuck in some kind of othermisery like work in a day, a job or doing whatever just stuff they're. NotIt's not perfect for them. I feel really a strong sense of empathy, so Iwanted to have both of these folks on the show different shows one has agreed. The other, I think, isa great and I just found one before it came on just now, a writer he washaving a bad day, so I think I'm going to reach out to him and say dude. Thisshow is perfect for you anyway. Why is it perfect, because by epiphany aboutthe show is like this Modo show should be should have been if I were morefocused but we'll be moving forward about helping creatives get through thestruggle, and much of that comes down to the factthat sons of creative people have mental problems. I don't care what yourmental problem is, but lots of creative people in particular- and I think afterstudying so much about creative people in minds and things like that, it'ssimply that we don't fit in necessarily with mainstream society, because a lotof the things we want to do to express ourselves, don't pay money in a capitalist society.So we're stuck doing things that you know kind of make us miserable and wedon't nearly do enough of the things...

...that would enrich society. However, things are changing. I am astubborn fuck and I like to do things my way and I will keep looking until Ican find ways to do them my way. Well, one of the things is I like to get upwhenever I want to work my ass off for about ten hours, and then you know dowhatever I want to, but I want those ten hours to be at my leisure, so it's been a kind of a constantstruggle to first find work. That lets me do that and even bigger hurdle isfinding work. That lets me do that. That is actually creative work. Aha, oris it no, as it turns out really creative work isstuff that you can do any time of a day from any part of the world. The two I chose are going to be a voiceoverwork, like reading books, narration, maybe some voice acting, I'm not reallyan impressions guy, but I have different voices that I can usewhatever I don't know, and the other one is Crypto Arts, otherwise known asN, F t non fungible, token, art work and since discovering those two thingsin particular in the past year. I think there's a real possibility that manypeople I know with mental problems can affect positive change for theirlife if they pursue some of these super cutting edge like technologies and waysof life that aren't widely adapted yet or adopted. Yet I mean, but are certainly the way of the futurethings like the metaverse, where ftes and that crypto art are sold and soldfor that's, not going anywhere. That's going to get bigger, there's no doubtabout it and voice overwork. Oh, my goodness, there are so many hundreds ofthousands of books that have not been turned into audio files there. Thebacklog of work in the audio field is enormous and then moving forward.There's a lot more content. That's going to need voice over work on top ofthat, regardless of the bots are in ai voices are doing it. Somebody has tomake the AEVI, which is another thing, I'm doing creating a voice through anAI company that will just send me royalty checks when they use that voiceon selected book products. I don't have to be there. I don't have to reread thescript or anything like that. They will use a digital voice of my own to make myself a little bit of money. And let's get this straight. Not onlyam I stubborn, I have a mental illness or two or three, I'm not exactly sureat this point, which ones are in effect at any given point, because, frankly,not many of the men's have done much of anything. Sometimes people think well, maybe youdon't have anything yeah. Maybe I fucking, don't maybe I'm just a fuckingweird out, that's entirely possible, but what does that mean? It's just Isuffered the same...

...regardless. If I have bipolar disorder,addhressed other one Jeez of depression and anxiety, a like, doesn't everybodyhave depression and anxiety at some point? So that's not it. I K it'ssevere depression off and on for like decades and I'm spas. So is that mania, or isthat hyperactivity? They don't know they who's? They? The doctors have seenover the past couple of decades dozens of doctors, how many dozens, hmm yeah, probablyclose to two dozen doctors. So if you are new to this show becauseyou were searching for a podcast on mental health, yeah you're in for along discovery trip, you know I don't want to say journey, I'm not reallyinto that turn. Men Share your journey whatever, but a man just buckle up andtake everything with a grain of salt there's, no quick fix and, worst of all,a lot of times, you're going to find that yeah. Nobody can really help. Youthere'll be people that can do things for you off and on sometimes the thingsthat are really helpful and sometimes the things that are less than helpful.But whatever the people that are around you will do what they can and it's notmuch. Sometimes I'm not saying I'm an in great I'm saying that sometimespeople can't if we can't, if I can't communicate what I need from the peoplearound me, I'm never going to get it or if the people around me are just wornout, because I've asked for too much so you'll run into that for sure so you'regoing to have to have to you going to have to figure out where to fend foryourself, as if your parents have died, there's no more family left. You don'thave any friends at school anymore, you're an adult in the world. You haveto learn defend for yourself and, if you're a creative person. The lastthing I want is for someone to think this is hopeless. I'm just going to endit all. No don't do that! There's cool stuff coming up in the future and thefuture starts right now. So, if you jump into some of these things, man,you could be really successful and make a name for yourself despite your mentalproblems. So to that end, I'll share, what's working for me and if I learnanything that cost me money, I will for sure pass that on to you, so you don'tmake any mistakes with your money because, frankly, if you're listeningto a podcast like this- and you might have mental problems of your own, youprobably don't have much money of your own to spend anyway, so that's kind ofa drawback for a lot of folks in the FT space. But I will work around thatmyself because I have a job. Thank goodness. Oh you know in that neurothat lifted a ID thing or whatever the brains apper. I think it's helped me atwork like I have not the fight or flight thing has kind of diminished orfreeze. Never, really, I'm not going to freeze in place. I have to move fightor flight pretty much, but I haven't left the job. I've youknow maintained a steady pace. I get recognized work for doing my job andthen some so all's good there. Oh, but here's thething too. I've also been there long...

...enough. Now, where I have pretty aggressiverecruiters trying to get a hold of me, I haven't seen a great deal and I don'tnecessarily know that I want to jump just for more money, because I, likethe people I work with and they're flexible, so I can keep doing the voiceover and the NFD thing, but think about that in a short year, I've kept a jobthrough a pandemic. I've not gotten the COVIN. I did get the shot, so I don't yeah for the record. If you, I don'treally talk about that much and it's too political now, but anyway, ifyou're wondering yes, I have my fucking coved shots and I wear a mask whenthere's people in the buildings out in public anyway, things are going well, like Isaid people are offering me jobs, eventually, maybe I'll make more moneyand I've got goals. This is one of the neat things I've been reading about alot lately and it's a great reminder. Humans are goal, oriented, weird goal:oriented if you don't have goals and they don't have to be huge aspirationalthings you have to make giant to do list or anything like that. Just havesomething set in your mind that you're working toward because man, if youdon't make goals for yourself, other people will start putting their goalson you. They'll put that impression on you, like you're, supposed to be doingtheir thing now, fuck that make a goal for yourself and you see a lot ofpeople without goals, look how they feel they're confused, they're, anxiousand they're depressed, because they don't know what they're doing and wherethey're going in life, and that's not the say, they're bad forthat, because I was one until two weeks ago and then I all of a sudden. I havea really firm idea of what I want to do, or I guess more of the details. kind offell into place. Maybe once I got the sugar out of my brain, so things are working. Well, you knowbrains, getting healthier bodies getting healthier. People are trying to hire me away frommy job, and I've got two cool goals in voice acting and ft art work right so join along, I'm putting together ateam for n FTSE I'll try not to talk about an of Tis. I'm I going to liketurn this into an NF podcast, but to the extent that we are artists andcreative people with mental problems trying to make it through life. I willmention updates about that, and you know keep you posting on to actuallymake any money. That would be exciting if you want to be a part of that emailme John, at Emo, dojo com and we'll figure out, you know what do you wantto contribute to the community and figure out how to make it work, becauseI'm pretty good at building organizations and getting thingsstarted and all my freaky friends are getting together on a zoom call thisweekend and we're going to figure out how to build the fucking killer, n FTteam. That say, there's always room for youand if you don't want to join the team for sure, follow the podcast and...

...see what you're going to miss. I guessnow. I don't want to rub it in your face, but I think it'll be a successfulone way or another and if you're a creative type, that's struggling forsure, consider it right so yeah. That's the focus for Emo Dojo, it's kind oflike a big group hug like an emotional support group for artists and creativepeople, and I think that's a good tag line moving forward and it also fits inthe various spaces that were going to be working, particularly the non profitdrum do jo in the real life and then emo do jo do art where our nf t's willbe hosted shortly. There's a couple placeholders up there right now, butyou know if you want to support the show in the future and become part oflike our crew, you just buy one of our E R, N, ftes and now you're in man. SoI think, starting on the next podcast here's, the format I'm going to dowe're going to start with a quick intro, give you kind of like a a sign post. If you will of the day'stopics, two three, maybe four ideas most the first segment will be either aguest interview. Like the three I had mentioned earlier, an artist poet,musician and a writer absent any guests. I will do a segmentcalled found on flip board flip boards, one of my favorite APPs and has beenfor many years. I aggregate lots of news headlines and RSS Feeds into oneand I collect them all in Modjo. John Emotions account on flipboard. So I save all the things I read about the Weird Shit. I talk about it'san article there well because I'm doing voiceover and Iwould like to give credit what credits do on all of these ideas found ownflipbooks in place of a guest I'll, just read a portion of a killer articleabout an interesting thing, so that serves to purposes I get to read andpractice like voice over narration, and you get to hear straight from thehorse's mouth so to speak, where the fuck I read such a weird idea. I'll,also give the link on my website and credit in spoken word to the author.I of the show here on the back half of the show I'll give you updates on the Nft and voice acting stuff, much quicker than to day's and then enclosing. I will do a bitwhere I make fake voice males to people. I miss. I'm not doing crank, callsanything like that. I'm going to just find voice mail, beeper and kind of ascratchy audio effect that makes it sound, like I'm, leaving a message onsomeone's answering machine and for all of the people in my past lives who, forone reason or another out of communication with I'm, going toleave fake voice, males for them, which very cathartic to me, because atleast I can get it...

...out of my soul and into the ether, and most of them are apologies andclarifications, and things like that, but kind of a personal touch there yeah and then at the end, I'm going tochange it up like we goin to do like all the podcast. Do it like a closingcalled action that the whole thing were like hey, remember, to listen at Johnnymotions, com or Emo, dotcom like to give the fucking url and all the waysto get a contact at twitter and facebook and all that Shit. So Ihesitate to do that. Sounds it always junks up the space in my mind, but itseems to work a lot of people do it and I think if they beg offen enough, so hedoesn't feel like big an I guess, if it just a clip for the audio that I get topaste in every time, but I just the idea of like begging people. Oh please,like me, please like me so ridiculous, but maybe if I put a closer on it thatreminds people how important it is to leave a review things like that, maybe more people will so anyway I'llput a closer call, the action so to speak and now back to the wall yeah. I think that will make a decent show andthen I kind of keeping in the half an hour range cool cool. If you haveanything you want to add, if you want to be a guest, if you're a creativeperson that just wants to share your soul by all means, come on and you'retotally welcome to come on as your Avatar name, whatever you definitelydon't have to use your real name. Just tell me what you want me to call you, while you're on the show and what yourart is like. What do you consider art? What are you doing and what strugglesare you encountering if you'd like to do that for a by all means same thing,just email me, John J, O hn at Emo do Joco or a call called a studio linearea code. Four, O five, four, four o three, three, three, oh, keep it simple.I don't need the Fucking d m M. I think it's creepy when, like dudes or DM andother people like, I really hesitate to Dan People. I want on the show, becauseit's still kind of weird but a lot of times. I don't know how else to gethold of people, but in this case you know how to get a hold of me. You canemail me, that's fine. We have a normal like email exchange, so yeah things are going. Okay, movingforward like whenever you have like some kind of imbalance, personalitymood and you kind of imbalance like that whenever you feel good you're, always on the lookout for whenthe bads about to come because it gets sometimes our bat is so much worse. Weget into way worse trouble and cause so much destruction in our lives. It'sscary, you're always watching out for bad. So it's hard to really appreciate good when it's goingon, and sometimes it's really you know neurotic to like. Sometimes I peoplecompliment, you can't even appreciate...

...that you think they're full of it, myGad, they just don't know they don't know the secret evil, slime ball thatlives beneath the skin, so I'll, just yeah I'll, just leave it at that matter.I feel feel fine. Things are going pretty well all signs point in theright direction and I would love to share the good fortune, because I thinkyou know it's- I'm really an individualist, I'm into my own head alot. I totally admit that, but I'm such an individualist, I really genuine seethe value in community, so I want to build a bigger better community bygiving what I have as far as resources and find other resources of thecommunity. So we can kind of all give it back around to each other kind oflike a infinity loop of reciprocity. If you will so, if you're, creative in any kind,please consider getting in touch with me to learn more about the art projects,we're working on or if you just like to be on the podcast anonymously, if youwill know as your Avatar name, that's great to just come on just give me acall for an email. I know it's creepy calling people and feel weird leavingyour voice, but if you're going to be on a podcast, you got to get you solike leaving your voice, at least on a voice bound. Did I tell you, I was excited about nts,I think about them, so much and so in depth. I feel like I'm almost man aboutthem. I haven't done anything in rational. I man! I just can't stoptalking about this fucking I go and now back to the wall.

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