The Lightning Rod

The Lightning Rod

What's up ya'll! We're two artists in Atlanta who decided one day to come together to answer questions and talk about the creative industry. Project powered by: The Creative Folks www.thecreativefolks.org

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May 17, 2021 16 min

Empower Asian America is one of our greatest projects to date. We've connected creatives and creators in one platform. Minh as a co-host has advice for you if you want to run your own interviews. Plus tossing in tips on coming up with questions!


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In honor of AAPI Month! We can't pass on talking about Raya and the Last Dragon! What does this Disney animated film contribute to the Asian American community? What does it mean moving forward with AAPI in animation?


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May 5, 2021 11 min

In honor of AAPI Month, what a time to celebrate our 100th Episode! Today we're discussing the final updates with our Stop Asian Hate Campaign, express our gratitude, and talk about AAPI Month! The organization we chose to donate to: https://www.instagram.com/napawf_atl/

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May 3, 2021 15 min

It's story time! Remember when we talked about protecting energies for 2021? Yeah...here's an update on how life is going at TCF! Let's talk!

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Part 3 of our series, we're diving into client work and obtaining client work! One of the stressful parts of our careers as freelancers and creatives is finding the work so we can live, let's dive into a bit of the process and some advice!


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Our campaign is well underway and we want to take this opportunity to explain the meaning behind the work itself. Today's episode is a deep dive into the main art piece, developed by TLR's Minh Huynh. https://www.etsy.com/listing/986768601/pre-order-stop-asian-hate-love-asian


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Disclaimer: This was recorded earlier before the posted date.  During a time in Atlanta where Asian Americans across the state and nation mourn for the 8 lives lost during an Atlanta shooting, we felt like we couldn't sit back. While there was a protest, we wanted to contribute our creative labor. Thus we present our campaign: Stop Asian Hate, Love Asian People. https://www.etsy.com/listing/986768601/pre-order-stop-asian-hate-l...

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March 29, 2021 16 min

A big part of our business is constantly public speaking and pitching our business. Whether that means to you guys on a podcast or to newcomers to TCF. Public speaking is a skill set we're all trying to improve on and we have some tips that helped us bit by bit along the way!


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We got a name for the series! Been There, Done That, Business Fears! This week we're talking about taxes. Full disclosure that we are not professionals and not licensed. Today's episode will talk about our favorite accounting tool: Quickbooks! We encourage you to seek professionals to help you complete your business taxes.


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March 15, 2021 16 min

If you been catching up with us on social, we've been hosting our panel: Empower Asian America. Hosting panels or workshops is not all fun and easy as they seem. Minh has been working with Tammy to host Empower Asian America and would love to share some tips with you in today's episode!


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March 8, 2021 13 min

Have you ever spent money on an art magazine? Was it a "worth it" spend? Minh shares their experience with Art Magazines and how it helped their career.


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March 3, 2021 10 min

As we know, business is not easy and there's a lot of fear. One of the biggest fears is starting a business, but let's chat. Today we're starting our series about business fears. Our first episode will be about starting a business and our advice on where do you start!


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WHEW! A year already since the Pandemic and Social Distancing? Let's chat about some things Minh has learned!


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February 15, 2021 10 min

Hiring a creative is something we're well versed in, additionally, we also get hired out as creatives for other companies too. Being on both sides of those tables, we're here to educate! Here are some tips for hiring a creative!


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February 1, 2021 10 min

New Year, Same Fears. Let's talk a bit more about imposter syndrome today. With the new year in front of us, everyone is setting up their "new year resolutions", but why does it feel so odd this year? Tammy has some thoughts to share!


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January 25, 2021 10 min

As 2021 is getting a bit more comfortable for us, don't let anyone ruin your new year's energy. Let's talk about clients today and setting up boundaries with those clients! Today is storytime with Tammy, so enjoy! Let's hustle!


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January 4, 2021 6 min

Welcome back and welcome 2021! Here’s an update from Tammy about The Lightning Rod!


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December 14, 2020 12 min

The holidays are no joke because it's all about the hustle. We get that work is work, but we want you to take you away from your work desk and instead reinvest the time back into yourself. Tips to have a productive holiday this season with Tammy!


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December 7, 2020 14 min

2021 is getting closer and it's no better time than now to start setting your goals. Tammy has tips today on setting goals so that 2021 is prosperous for you!


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November 30, 2020 12 min

2021 is making it's way around the corner. What a year it's been. We're excited for 2021 but we have a lot of thanks to give 2020. We know it's been a tough time this year, we want to bring some joy to our listeners - thank you for being on this journey with us this year!


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