Life’s Black Belts with Eric Alders

Life’s Black Belts with Eric Alders

Diving into the lives of "everyday" people, their real life experiences. Learn from their challenges, goals, failures, ability to overcome obstacles and how they grind through life and carve their own path. This podcast is not all about martial arts, even though we will speak with many, it is however designed to compare the martial arts journey with life’s journey. Black Belts don’t know everything. They still have to fail, learn, grow and constantly set new goals. Each new beginning and goal is like putting your white belt back on. The same is true for life. You start something new not knowing anything (white belt) and you slowly gain skills and experience belt by belt until you have a solid foundation (Black Belt). Like life however, the journey continues. If our guests are known for something specific, we will discuss it but we also want to know who they are in their every day roles. As a parent, a child, a worker, a leader, a friend and a member of the c... Show More
May 15, 2018 153 min

Today I sit down with my big brother who also happens to be a world renowned artist. We cover more then just his art career. We start at the beginning and go through Jay's story of overcoming insecurity, learning to turn his talent into a business, overcoming failures and more. We discuss his time in high school, college, Theta Xi fraternity, his wife and children and of course we go into how his art career took off to the point it is at today. Introducing our next Life's Black Belt, Jay Alders. Jay’s work has been featured in Galleries from New York City to California, Art Tours in Brazil, Surf Exhibitions on the North Shore of Oahu and 2008 X-Games. Organizations like Emergen-C, Billabong, Donavon Frankenreiter and Original Skateboards all have licensed Jay’s Art for their Internationally distributed Product lines. In November 2009, Jay was described as “The Artist who is Everywhere” by ESPN in recognition of Jay’s routine globe trotting and impressive industry involvement. Alders has collaborated and/or toured with talented friends such as: Slightly Stoopid, Stefan Lessard of the Dave Matthews Band, 311, G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sasha DiGiulian, Citizen Cope, The Expendables, Matt Costa, ALO, Sean Davey, Mishka, Paula Fuga, Greg Noll, John Butler Trio, Rob Machado and Guns N Roses’ guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to name a few. Prestigious media outlets & organizations like CBS TV, NBC TV, FOX TV, FIOS TV, Surfer Magazine, FuelTV, Surfline.com, Line Up Magazine, Longboard Magazine, Eastern Surf Magazine, FHM Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, Curl Magazine, RagMag & GoOutside Magazine all showcased Jay’s artistic endeavors. You’ve seen Jay Alders’s artwork on the covers of Surfer’ Path Magazine and Brazil’s Alma Surf Magazine who also named Alders, “The Best Surf Artist of the Past Decade in 2010“. Alders art has graced the covers of albums by such artists as Echo Movement and Mishka. www.jayalders.com - Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @jayalders

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