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June 13, 2023 42 mins

If you try to not let something define you, can it define you anyway? 


You might know Chase Jarvis as an Emmy nominated photographer, founder of Creative Live, and angel investor. The world of venture capital and billion dollar deals isn’t exactly known for its human side, but Chase’s kindness and vulnerability are legendary. 


In part two of our conversation, we get into a deep discussion over whether a successful person is allowed to feel intense grief, or if success disqualifies you. We unpack an accident that could have killed him - and how that experience shaped his life even as he tried to ignore it. Chase’s willingness to explore personal, emotional territory in real time in this episode is really special. 


We make a lot of invisible things visible in this episode, from the creativity of every day, to the grief of  getting what you want, to how a near-death experience can both shape your entire life AND be something you refuse to think about. 


Content note: this episode contains a lot of swearing. 


*Need to talk to Megan? apply for a 1:1 grief consultation with Megan Devine here


In this episode we cover: 


  • How to break the habit of dismissing your feelings before you even get to feel them
  • Do successful people get to identify as grieving? 
  • Can you revisit old issues with kindness? 
  • What happens if you decide something MAJOR is “no big deal”? 

Related episodes: 

Listen to part one of Chase Jarvis here

Chip Conley on the dark night of the soul, near death experiences, and finding community

About our guest:

Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years.  His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson. He is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs; CreativeLive was acquired by Fiverr in 2021. His recent book Creative Calling debuted as an instant National Best Seller.


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About Megan: 

Psychotherapist and bestselling author Megan Devine is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on grief, from life-altering losses to the everyday grief that we don’t call grief. She helms a consulting practice in Los Angeles and serves as an organizational consultant for the healthcare and human resources industries. 

The best-selling book on grief in over a decade, Megan’s It’s Ok that You’re Not OK, is a global phenomenon that has been translated into more than 25 languages. Her celebrated animations and explainers have garnered over 75 million views and are used in training programs around the world.


Additional resources:

Get Chase Jarvis’ latest book, Creative Calling, here


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Check out Megan’s best-selling books - It’s OK That You're Not OK and How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed 


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