This week on It’s OK that You’re Not OK:
The grief of getting what you want:
with Chase Jarvis
Have you ever felt something, then immediately “disqualified” yourself from feeling it? As if you don’t have the right to feel what you’re feeling?
Chase Jarvis is a very successful man. He’s also kind, and thoughtful, and actively exploring his own ideas of himself. If you’ve heard Chase speak before, this is a very different kind of conversation.
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.
8 things you’ll learn in this 2-part episode:
- The difference between Big C Creativity and little c creativity (and how it relates to hard times)
- How the roles we’re “allowed” to inhabit get fed to us, starting in childhood
- Is there a grief spectrum? If so, where do you land on it?
- Are you allowed to feel grief, when objectively speaking, other people have it a lot worse?
- If someone sobs in your presence, that might be a very good thing.
- Why what you learned about creativity (and whether or not you’re actually “creative”?) needs to be examined
- Do successful people get to identify as grieving?
- Why do we dismiss our own feelings so quickly?
Content note: this episode contains a lot of swearing.
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.
More at chasejarvis.com
- The long dark night of the soul is commonly understood as a time of spiritual dryness and existential doubt and loneliness. For more on the “long dark night of the soul,” Check the wiki page.
- Chase references Ram Dass, and the quote, “We’re all just walking each other home.”
- Get Chase Jarvis’ latest book, Creative Calling, here
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