Hope Strikes Back https://hopestrikesback.com Create. Empower. Inspire. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:07:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i1.wp.com/hopestrikesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-5D0C6653-6826-47E4-837E-B86BF03240C5.jpeg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Hope Strikes Back https://hopestrikesback.com 32 32 144062213 Creators Gonna Create https://hopestrikesback.com/creators-gonna-create/ https://hopestrikesback.com/creators-gonna-create/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:04:55 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2504 If there’s one thing Cody and Rachel want you doing (after listening to their weekly episodes, of course), it’s getting out there and creating stuff! Even if it’s bad. Even if it’s weird. Even if it’s hard. Even if it’s scary. Even if it’s… I think you get the idea.  Join the Create Loud duo …

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If there’s one thing Cody and Rachel want you doing (after listening to their weekly episodes, of course), it’s getting out there and creating stuff! Even if it’s bad. Even if it’s weird. Even if it’s hard. Even if it’s scary. Even if it’s… I think you get the idea. 

Join the Create Loud duo as they discuss why you shouldn’t let anything stop you from bringing your ideas to life. You do you, boo! Your art is your art. Ain’t nobody got time for haters.

We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.

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Race to the Bottom https://hopestrikesback.com/race-to-the-bottom/ https://hopestrikesback.com/race-to-the-bottom/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:47:42 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2500 Have you ever realized that if a freelancer takes a pay cut, as a freelancer, they’re really hurting everybody? The famous “race to the bottom” principle states that if you devalue your own work, you devalue the work of others. Check out this week’s episode of Create Loud, where we discuss how to avoid that! …

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Race to the BottomHave you ever realized that if a freelancer takes a pay cut, as a freelancer, they’re really hurting everybody? The famous “race to the bottom” principle states that if you devalue your own work, you devalue the work of others. Check out this week’s episode of Create Loud, where we discuss how to avoid that! Be paid what you’re worth, and even more important, make sure EVERYBODY is getting paid what they’re worth!

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When Life Throws You Curveballs… https://hopestrikesback.com/when-life-throws-you-curveballs/ https://hopestrikesback.com/when-life-throws-you-curveballs/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:30:42 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2458 Now that Cody and Rachel are officially living the freelance life, they’re learning that things can often get in the way of work. It’s normal, it happens… but what do you do when it does? Big or small, curveballs are kind of an inevitable thing in the biz. We’re here to help you through it! …

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Curveballs
Now that Cody and Rachel are officially living the freelance life, they’re learning that things can often get in the way of work. It’s normal, it happens… but what do you do when it does? Big or small, curveballs are kind of an inevitable thing in the biz. We’re here to help you through it! We’re here for you.

(Warning: this episode mentions suicide and the effect it had on one of our hosts as a survivor.)

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Jodi L. Milner: Your Flavor of Weird https://hopestrikesback.com/jodi-l-milner-your-flavor-of-weird/ https://hopestrikesback.com/jodi-l-milner-your-flavor-of-weird/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:00:52 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2467 Jodi L. Milner is the author of the young adult dark fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal. She has also written well as several short stories that have appeared in print anthologies and SQ Magazine. She’s a firm believer that life is what you make it and she intends to make it a good one. An avid …

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Jodi L. Milner: Your Flavor of Weird

Jodi L. Milner is the author of the young adult dark fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal. She has also written well as several short stories that have appeared in print anthologies and SQ Magazine. She’s a firm believer that life is what you make it and she intends to make it a good one.

An avid student of the interesting and obscure, Jodi has an unhealthy fascination with medical science which led to her working professionally in both human and animal medicine. These days she raises a pair of cranky chickens and is interested in taking up exotic animal rescue, much to her husband’s horror. She makes her home in the mountains of Utah.

We’re so thrilled to have her joining us on Create Loud! In this episode, Jodi and Rachel chat about how perfection is relative, why you should be your unique self when you create, and why your passion is worth pursuing. #ThePowerIsInYou

It’s going to be an amazing listen – do not miss!

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And The Oscar Goes To… https://hopestrikesback.com/and-the-oscar-goes-to/ https://hopestrikesback.com/and-the-oscar-goes-to/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:00:51 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2489 You love us, you really love us! *crying emoji* [insert acceptance speech here] In this episode, we’re talking all most things Hollywood! (Our recap of the 91st Academy Awards was pretty dang good considering we didn’t even watch lol) Wait… weren’t the Oscars, like…weeks ago? Yes. Thanks for noticing. But HEY… We don’t just talk …

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And The Oscar Goes ToYou love us, you really love us!

*crying emoji*

[insert acceptance speech here]

In this episode, we’re talking all most things Hollywood!

(Our recap of the 91st Academy Awards was pretty dang good considering we didn’t even watch lol)

Wait… weren’t the Oscars, like…weeks ago?

Yes. Thanks for noticing.

But HEY… We don’t just talk about our favorite moments from the Oscars! Cody, for instance, will never see the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same way again… You’ll find out why and a whole lot more in the jam-packed, academy-nominated dialogue critics are calling, “Bodacious” and “Too legit to quit!”

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#27 – Resolutions Reassessed https://hopestrikesback.com/27-resolutions-reassessed/ https://hopestrikesback.com/27-resolutions-reassessed/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:29:43 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2478 Making a New Year’s resolution is a great way to change something in your life for the better. Whether it’s going to the gym, eating healthier, or saving more money New Year’s seems to be an excellent jumping off point for many people to better themselves. Unfortunately, those who do resolve to make improvements, whether …

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Resolutions Reassessed

Making a New Year’s resolution is a great way to change something in your life for the better. Whether it’s going to the gym, eating healthier, or saving more money New Year’s seems to be an excellent jumping off point for many people to better themselves. Unfortunately, those who do resolve to make improvements, whether they be large or small, tend to give up after only a few weeks. In fact, according to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February.  The odds are definitely not in your favor.

So what can you do? Obviously, if you’re setting a New Year’s resolution, there is something that you want to change. Well, that’s where we come in. Listen this week as our hosts talk about different ways to help regain the focus that you had when resolved to do the thing. (That’s why this episode is airing in March and not in January.) They also share their experiences with setting goals and literally running towards them and how that can help with achieving your resolutions.

Do you usually set New Year’s resolutions? How successful are you in keeping them? Let us know, or send any other thoughts you may have on this episode to us at feedback@hopestrikesback.com. You can also leave a comment below or message us on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to discuss your feedback on our next show!Now Available on Spotify and iHeartRadio!

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#26 – Don’t Be SAD https://hopestrikesback.com/26-dont-be-sad/ https://hopestrikesback.com/26-dont-be-sad/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:45:12 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2443 Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes known as SAD, and commonly called “seasonal depression,” is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It generally starts in the late fall or early winter and ends once spring and summer arrive. While depressive episodes linked to the summer do occur, they are much less common …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes known as SAD, and commonly called “seasonal depression,” is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It generally starts in the late fall or early winter and ends once spring and summer arrive. While depressive episodes linked to the summer do occur, they are much less common than winter episodes of SAD.

If you’ve ever listened to our show, you know that our panelists are no stranger to depression. They’re also no stranger to seasonal depression. Listen as they share their experience on batting the winter blues. They discuss how knowing that winter is coming affects them and those they love, and what they do to make it through the coldest months of the year.

If you or someone you know struggles with seasonal depression, don’t brush off that yearly feeling as just a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. There are different treatment options available that can be used either by themselves or in conjunction with one another.

You can find out more about Seasonal Affective Disorder here.

Do you have any experience with seasonal depression that you would be willing to share? Or maybe you just have some thoughts on this episode. Feel free to send them to us at feedback@hopestrikesback.com. You can also leave a comment below or message us on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to discuss your feedback on our next show, and we’re more than happy to keep things anonymous. Now Available on Spotify and iHeartRadio!

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The Leap II: Cody’s Story https://hopestrikesback.com/the-leap-ii-codys-story/ https://hopestrikesback.com/the-leap-ii-codys-story/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:47:03 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2431 There must be something in the water because… Cody just quit his day job! That means BOTH hosts of Create Loud are now officially freelancers! YAY! If you’re wondering what to do once YOU make The Leap, get ready for some answers from Cody and Rachel’s very own experiences. We hope you find the inspiration …

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The Leap II: Cody’s StoryThere must be something in the water because… Cody just quit his day job! That means BOTH hosts of Create Loud are now officially freelancers! YAY!

If you’re wondering what to do once YOU make The Leap, get ready for some answers from Cody and Rachel’s very own experiences. We hope you find the inspiration you need to prepare and make your dreams a reality! Go get ‘em!

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Murderers Don’t Procrastinate https://hopestrikesback.com/murderers-dont-procrastinate/ https://hopestrikesback.com/murderers-dont-procrastinate/#respond Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:25:54 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2427 That sure got your attention… Sorry, but this episode isn’t another one of those true-crime podcast episodes. (We know you’re obsessed. So are we). But we’re dead serious when we say that you’ll love it. Cody and Rachel provide killer commentary in this episode! (Poor choice of words?) Anyway, here’s our episode about slaying your …

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Murderers Don’t Procrastinate - Create LoudThat sure got your attention…

Sorry, but this episode isn’t another one of those true-crime podcast episodes. (We know you’re obsessed. So are we). But we’re dead serious when we say that you’ll love it. Cody and Rachel provide killer commentary in this episode! (Poor choice of words?) Anyway, here’s our episode about slaying your procrastination. It’s extremely wonderful, shockingly enlightening, and… vast.

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Arbor Day Resolutions https://hopestrikesback.com/arbor-day-resolutions/ https://hopestrikesback.com/arbor-day-resolutions/#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:30:41 +0000 https://hopestrikesback.com/?p=2421 Arbor Day ResolutionsHappy New Year, Creatives! We’re getting back into the swing of things here on Create Loud with a brand new episode! It’s all about resolutions and goals…and how no one keeps them. Check it out! (One of our resolutions is to come up with better show notes.) We want to hear from you! …

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ResolutionsArbor Day ResolutionsHappy New Year, Creatives!

We’re getting back into the swing of things here on Create Loud with a brand new episode! It’s all about resolutions and goals…and how no one keeps them. Check it out! (One of our resolutions is to come up with better show notes.)

We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at podcast@createloud.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit createloud.org.

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