J. Ivy, the Chicago hailing award winning actor, poet and writer, came on the Wellness at Work podcast to chat about his successful creative journey through the music and entertainment world. Best known for his time on Def Poetry and performance on Kanye West’s “Never Let Me Down”, he attributes his creativity to his upbringing and much needed times of self care and solitude. Listen as Helanah and J. Ivy discuss being a multi-hyphenated artist, the best ways to connect with your community, and how to monetize your craft.
A Jump of Faith: J. Ivy shares the story of how he took a leap of faith by quitting his 9-5 in order to start his poetry career.
Multiple streams of creativity: Why J. Ivy isn’t afraid of trying new things and what he has learned about himself when it comes to accepting new opportunities.
Monetizing Yourself: You have to believe in yourself first before anyone else can believe in you enough to be willing to pay you
Follow and connect with J on his website at j-ivy.com, on social media @j_ivy, and on youtube at J Ivy.
Hello Helanah is a Wellness Success Coach with over 15 years of experience coaching creatives on how to use self-care as stress care. For the past three years, she has been the radio show host of “Daybreak with Helanah” – a daily drive-time radio show broadcasted in the 5th largest media market in the country. Follow her work online @hellohelanah where she shares health and wellness tips for working professionals.