John | Podcasting
John | Podcasting

Episode · 11 months ago

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 

Hey, what's up? Welcome back to the EMO dojoe. I am John Emotions and it's a pleasure to have you here once again at the Dojoe. Thanks for coming. Let me update you on what's been happening. Okay, okay, since I cut out refine sugar products from my life, Energy Drinks, candy bars, ice cream cakes, all that stuff, clearly there's plenty of sugar in all of the other products in the supermarket and I get sugar from fruit. That's fine. My head has been so much clear. Oh and when I stopped the energy drinks, I stopped caffeine, because I don't drink anything new. I didn't replace it with anything but water, and water does not have caffeine. So I effectively cut out two hardcore stimulants from my brain system and my gut, which is something I've been studying a lot lately, the connection between your mind, your brain, sorry, not your mind, between your brain, maybe your mind, and your gut, particularly your gut biome. And I heard today found out that your gut produces more serotonin than your brain. So your gut and your brain are working in unison. And if you think about that, how important your imagine putting a bunch of junk directly through your brain, like twinkies and you know, fried food and things like that. Well, your gut is basically your bigger brain in your body and your belly down there. That just 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 a downward spiral. For example, it's happened to me. Eat Crappy food, upset your guts, you got the upset your mind, you get depressed, eat crap your food and then the cycle spins downhill. And when the crappier food includes caffeine and sugar, you just start the next day again. Don'ts try this again. More Caffeine, more sugar. And since I had that epiphany almost a year ago, like Thanksgiving of last year, where I tried the Nero lifted, which I still use. By the way, I use that nearro lifted. It's a n e Ro Oh Nero, like your brain lifted, lft Id, like it lifts your Id. I guess. I don't know if they meant that, but anyway, since I had that epiphany and I'm like wow, I don't know if it was a breakdown, a breakthrough or whatever it was, but I've getting slowly better off, developed way better habits. I've read tons of books. Oh my God, I'm going 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 cramming my head full of I'm...

...just basically trying to reprogram myself and 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 guess I'll call it focus, thanks to the lack of sugar. It's also calmed me down quite a bit, so I'm not always quite so up in people's faces. I mean that's my demeanor. I'm not really in people's faces, but I project. I project, you know, and I'm I'm not turned down to like a three. I'm usually like turned up to like a seven. Now I'm more like, you know, five or six. So I'm much calmer and more focused. That enabled me to focus on new habits like rowing. I row every day. It's nice. It's nice fluid movement and I put the nearro lifted on my forehead like I'm from the future. So it's pretty fun. It's a cool new habit and it kind of goes along really well with drinking more water and less sugar, 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 are two people from my twitter feed that I wanted to talk to on the show and I like, why do I want to talk these two people? What's the real because I definitely want to. I'm like, Oh, it's they're both creative people that don't get the recognition I think they should get. Maybe unbiased because they followed my twitter account and we've communicated through, you know, publicly. But once I know of somebody that's a real person and they're a creative and they're stuck in some kind of other misery, like working a day job or doing whatever, just stuff they're not it's not perfect for them, I feel really a strong sense of empathy. So I wanted to have both of these folks on the show, different shows. One has agreed, the other, I think, is agreed and I just found one before I came on just now, a writer. He was having a bad day, so I think I'm going to reach out to him and say, dude, this shows perfect for you anyway. Why is it perfect? Because by epiphany about the show is like this emo Dojo show should be, should have been if I were more focused. But we'll be moving forward about helping creatives get through the struggle, and much of that comes down to the fact that sons of creative people have mental problems. I don't care what your mental problem is, but lots of creative people in particular, and I think after studying so much about creative people in minds and things like that, it's simply that we don't fit in necessarily with mainstream society because a lot of 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 we don't nearly do enough of the things that would...

...enrich society. However, things are changing. I am a stubborn fuck and I like to do things my way and I will keep looking until I can find ways to do them my way. Well, what if the things is I like to get up whenever I want to work my ass off for about ten hours and then, you know, do whatever I want to. But I want those ten hours to be at my leisure. So it's been a kind of a constant struggle to first find work that lets me do that, and even bigger hurdle is finding work that lets me do that that is actually creative work. Aha, or is it? No? As it turns out, really creative work is stuff that you can do any time of the day from any part of the world. The two I chose are going to be voiceover work, like reading books, narration, maybe some voice acting. I'm not really an oppressions guy, but I have different voices that I can use. Is Whatever. I don't know. And the other one is crypto arts, otherwise known as nft, non fungible token artwork. And since discovering those two things in particular in the past year, I think there's a real possibility that many people I know with mental problems can affect positive change for their life if they pursue some of these super cutting edge like technologies and ways of life that aren't widely adapted yet or adopted yet. I mean, but are certainly the way of the future. Things like the metaverse, where nfts and that crypto art are sold and sold for that's not going anywhere. That's going to get bigger, there's no doubt about it. And voiceover work, oh my goodness, there are so many hundreds of thousands of books that have not been turned into audio files. There the backlog of work in the audio field is enormous. And then moving forward, there's a lot more content that's going to need voiceover work on top of that. Regardless if the bots are in AI voices are doing it, somebody has to make the AI voice, which is another thing I'm doing, creating a voice through an AI company that will just send me royalty checks when they use that voice on selected book products. I don't have to be there, I don't have to reread the script 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. And not only am I stubborn, I have a mental illness or two or three. I'm not exactly sure at this point which ones are in effect at any given point because, frankly, not many of the MED's have done much of anything. Sometimes people think will maybe you don't have anything. Yeah, maybe I fucking don't. Maybe I'm just a fucking Weirdo. That's entirely possible. But what does that mean? It's just I suffered the same regardless if I have bipolar...

...disorder, addhd. What the fuck is the other one? Geez, of depression and anxiety. But, like, doesn't everybody have depression and anxiety at some point? So that's not it. I think it's severe depression off and on for like decades. And I'm a SPAZ. So's that mania or is that hyperactivity? They could they don't know they and who's they? The doctors I've seen over the past couple of decades. Dozens of doctors. How many dozens? HMM, yeah, probably close to two dozen doctors. So if you are new to this show because you're searching for a podcast on mental health, yeah, you're in for a long discovery trip. You know, I don't want to say journey, I'm not really into that term. May share your journey whatever, but a man just buckle up and take everything with a grain of salt. There's no quick fix and, worst of all, a lot of times you're going to mind that. Yeah, nobody can really help you. There'll be people that can do things for you off and on, sometimes the things that 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 not much sometimes. I'm not saying I'm an ingreat. I'm saying that sometimes people can't. If we can't, if I can't communicate what I need from the people around me, I'm never going to get it, or if the people around me are just worn out because I've asked for too much. So you'll run into that for sure. So you're going to have to have to you going to have to figure out ways to fend for yourself as if your parents have died, there's no more family left, you don't have any friends at school anymore. You're an adult in the world. You have to learn to fend for yourself. And if you're a creative person, the last thing I want is for someone to think this is hopeless, I'm just going to end it all now. Don't do that. There's cool stuff coming up in the future and the future 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 mental problems. So to that end, I'll share what's working for me and if I learn anything that cost me money, I will for sure pass that on to you so you don't make any mistakes with your money, because, frankly, if you're listening to a podcast like this and you might have mental problems of your own, you probably don't have much money of your own to spend anyway. So that's kind of a drawback for a lot of folks in the NFT space. But I will work around that myself because I have a job, thank goodness. Oh, you know in that neuro that lifted a ID thing or whatever, the brains apper, I think it's helped me at work like I have not the fight or flight thing has kind of diminished or freeze. Never Really, I'm not going to freeze in place. I have to move. Fight or flight pretty much, but I haven't left the job. I've, you know, maintained a steady pace. I get recognized work for doing my job and then some. So all's good, they're oh, but here's the thing too. I've...

...also been there long enough now where I have pretty aggressive recruiters trying to get a hold of me. I haven't seen a great deal and I don't necessarily know that I want to jump just for more money because I like the people I work with and they're flexible, so I can keep doing the voice over and the nft thing. But think about that in a short year I've kept a job through a pandemic of not gotten the COVID. I did get the shot, so I don't yeah. For the record if you I don't really talk about that much and it's too political now. But anyway, if you're wondering, yes, I have my fucking covid shots and I wear a mask when there's people in the buildings out in public. Anyway, things are going well. Like I said, people are offering me jobs, but eventually maybe I'll make more money and I've got goals. This is one of the neat things I've been reading to about a lot lately and it's a great reminder humans are goal oriented. We're goal oriented. If you don't have goals, and they don't have to be huge aspirational things you have to make giant to do lists or anything like that. Just have something set in your mind that you're working toward, because, man, if you don't make goals for yourself, other people will start putting their goals on you. They'll put that impression on you, like you're supposed to be doing their thing. Now, fuck that. Make a goal for yourself. And you see a lot of people without goals. Look how they feel. They're confused, they're anxious and they're depressed because they don't know what they're doing or where they're going in life. And that's not the say they're bad for that, because I was one until two weeks ago and then I all of a sudden I have a really firm idea of what I want to do, or I guess more of the details kind of fell into place maybe once I got the sugar out of my brain. So things are working well, you know, brains getting healthier, bodies getting healthier, people are trying to hire me away from my job and I've got too cool goals in voice acting and nft artwork right so join along. I'm putting together a team for NFT'S I'll try not to talk about NFT is. I'm not going to like turn this into an NFT podcast, but to the extent that we are artist in creative people with mental problems trying to make it through life. I will mention updates about that and, you know, keep you posting on to factually make any money. That would be exciting. If you want to be a part of that, email me John at Emo dojocom and we'll figure out, you know, what do you want to contribute to the community and we'll figure out how to make it work, because I'm pretty good at building organizations and getting things started, and all my freaky friends are getting together on a zoom call this weekend and we're going to figure out how to build a fucking killer and FT team. That said, there's always room for you and if you don't want to join the team, for sure follow the podcast and see what you're going to miss. I guess now. I...

...don't want to rub it in your face, but I think it would be successful one way or another, and if you're a creative type that's struggling, for sure consider it right. So, yeah, that's the focus for Emo Dojo. It's kind of like a big group Hug, like an emotional support group for artist in creative people, and I think that's a good tagline moving forward and it also fits in the various spaces that we're going to be working particularly the nonprofit drum Dojo in the real life, and then Emo Dojo dot art, where our NFT's will be hosted shortly. There's a couple placeholders up there right now, but you know, if you want to support the show in the future and become part of like our crew, he just buy one of our ear NFT's and now you're in man. So I think starting on the next podcast, here's the format I'm going to do. We're going to start with a quick intro, give you a kind of like a sign post, if you will, of the day's topics. Two, three, maybe four ideas. Most the first segment will be either a guest interview, like the three I had mentioned earlier, an artist, poet, musician and a writer. Absent any guests, I will do a segment called found on flipboard. Flipboards one of my favorite APPs and has been for many years. I aggregate lots of news headlines and RSS Feeds into one and I collect them all in Emo Dojo John Emotions account on flipboard. So I say all the things I read about, all the Weird Shit I talked about. It's an article there well, because I'm doing voiceover and I would like to give credit where credits due on all these ideas found on flipboard. Will basically, in place of a guest I'll just read a portion of a killer article about it. Interesting thing. So that serves two purposes. I get to read and practice like voiceover narration and you get to hear straight from the horse'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 via 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 today's. And then, in closing I will do a bit where I make fake voice mails to people I miss. I'm not doing crank calls anything like that. I'm going to just find voice mail beeper and kind of a scratchy audio effect that makes it sound like I'm leaving a message on someone's answering machine. And for all of the people in my past lives who, for one reason another, out of communication with I'm going to leave fake voice mails for them, which very cathartic to me because at least I can get it out of my soul and into...

...the ether. And most of them are apologies and clarifications and things like that, but kind of a personal touch there. Yeah, and then at the end I'm going to change it up like we're going to do, like all the podcast do. It like a closing call to action. That the whole thing. We're like a remember to listen to John emotionscom or Emo dojocom like the give the fucking url and all the ways to get a contact at twitter and facebook and all that Shit. So I hesitate to do that. Sounds always junks up the space in my mind, but it seems to work. A lot of people do it and I think if they beg often enough, says doesn't feel like began. I guess if just a clip for the audio that I get to paste 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, that's reminds people how important it is to leave a review, things like that, maybe more people will. So anyway, I'll put a closer call to action, so to speak. And now back to the wall. Yeah, I think that will make a decent show and then I can kind of keep it in the half an hour range. Cool. Cool. If you have anything you want to add, if you want to be a guest, if you're a creative person that just wants to share your soul, by all means come on and you're totally welcome to come on as your Avatar name, whatever. You definitely don'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 your art is like. What do you consider art? What are you doing and what struggles are you encountering? If you like to do that from by all means same thing. Just email me John John at Emo, dojocom or a call. Call the studio line. Area Code for hundred and five hundred four oh three hund and thirty three hundred. Keep it simple. Don't need to fucking DM me. I think it's creepy when like dudes are DM and other people like I really hesitate to DM people I want on the show because it's still kind of weird. But a lot of times I don't know how else to get hold of people. But in this case you know how to get a hold of me, you can email me. That's fine. We have a normal like email exchange. So yeah, things are going okay, moving forward. Like whenever you have like some kind of imbalance personality, mood and you kind of in balance like that, whenever you feel good it, you're always on the lookout for when the bad's about to come, because it gets sometimes our bad is so much worse. We get into way worse trouble and cause so much destruction in our lives. It's scary. You're always watching out for bad. So it's hard to really appreciate good when it's going on, and sometimes it's really, you know, neurotic to like it. Sometimes the people compliment...

...you can't even appreciate that. You think they're full of it like that. Just don't know. They don't know the Secret Evil slimeball that lives beneath the skin. So I'll just yeah, I'll just leave it at that. Man, I feel feel fine. Things are going pretty well. All signs point in the right direction and I would love to share the good fortune because I think, you know it's I'm really an individualist. I'm into my own head a lot, I totally admit that, but I'm such an individualist, I really genuinely see the value in community. So I want to build a bigger, better community by giving what I have as far as resources and find other resources of the community so we can kind of all give it back around to each other, kind of like a infinity loop of reciprocity, if you will. So if you're creative at 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 you will, you know as your Avatar name, that's great to just come on, just give me a call or an email. I know it's creepy calling people and feel weird leaving your voice, but if you're going to be on a podcast, you got to get used to like leaving a voice, at least on a voicemail. Did I tell you I was excited about nfts? I think about them so much and it's so in depth I feel like I'm almost man at about them, but I haven't done anything irrational for man, I just can't stop talking about this funning who I go and it teas and it teas. And now back to the wall.

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