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Episode 39: Jump Start Your Joy with guest Cory Huff on The Art of Storytelling and Staying Curious

Today’s interview is with Cory Huff of The Abundant Artist, and he joins me to talk about the art of storytelling, and his ability to stay curious. Cory works with artists to help them market and sell their work online. He’s also an actor, a gamer, coach, and storyteller. And! He’s got a book, “How To Sell Art Online,” coming out in June, 2016.

Cory Huff on of The Abundant Artist. In this interview he talks about the art of storytelling, staying curious, and how artists can market their work online. Click to listen and pin for later.

It was really fun getting to chat with Cory – we have a lot in common, and so it was fun to chat about acting, gaming, coaching, and (to be in the theme of this week), being a Multi-passionate person. It’s always a hoot to meet someone who has passions that are similar to my own, and I truly wish Cory and I could have chatted for longer! You’ll get to meet Cory and learn a ton more about me, too!


Here’s what Cory and I talked about in this episode:
[04:47] Cory’s early Sparks of joy as a child and in school
[07:21] our connection in loving drama and Improv
[08:10] how I feel that coaching and podcasting are related to doing Improv because they all rely on trusting your intuition
[08:24] we bonded over Dungeons & Dragons – Corey made his own Cory has been a dungeon master for 30 years and has created his own world
[09:38] I really feel that my husband and I met while playing World of Warcraft (a video game)
[09:58] what Cory does now, and who he works with, and how he got there (blogging + marketing led to helping artists
[12:34] how curiosity and asking questions has helped him figure out his career
[13:41] how asking someone about their storycan break the ice and help you get to know them better (is this like a secret Multi-Passionate thing? Do multipods resonate with this question more than other people? Cory will report back).
[15:22] how Cory figures out which of his interests to spend time with
[17:30] the ideas that Corey runs with are the ones that pop up over and over again
[18:10] the products that we both have in the Multi-Passionate Must-Haves Bundle: Cory: Artist Websites That Sell
[20:13] My offering: Jump Start Your Podcast
[22:40] how people are inherently creative, and how school and college rewards / nurtures non-creative thinking, Einstein is a great example
[26:48] the stay-at-home mom who kept painting as her children grew and created over 700 painting just for the sake of creativity
[27:46] how following our creative interests often makes us better at everything that we do
[29:07] why creatives are sometimes afraid to share their art because they fear that someone will steal their ideas
[30:32] what to do if you are afraid someone will steal your art off the internet (hint: be prolific, example is Lisa Congden)
[32:49] the hardest part about being a multi passionate / artist when you tackle marketing
[37:40] it’s new class and each new client is an exciting puzzle to figure outwhich makes it fun for a multi passionate person
[38:18] why project management is a great job and a great job for multi-passionates
[38:58] what keeps Cory going when he feels like quitting (money, community, speaking, and the puzzle to figure out what’s next)
[39:48] Cory’s book that is coming out in June How to Sell Your Art Online and the changes at the art industry has seen recently
[41:04] Cory’s thoughts on how to bring your dream into action
[42:11] 3 ways to jump start your joy

Cory Huff on The Art of Storytelling and Staying Curious

Resources for this show
Cory Huff’s Website:
Cory’s upcoming book How to Sell Your Art Online (available for pre-sale on Amazon)
Cory’s upcoming conference, in July
Cory’s interview with Emilie Wapnick

How have you stayed curious in your life?

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  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    May 19, 2016 at 2:28 am

    It sounds like you guys have a great talk! I am excited to tune in and hear the whole conversation.

  • Rebecca Bryant
    May 19, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I am enjoying this series. I have started writing down on positive thought a day to keep the posity flowing.

    • Paula
      May 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! That sounds like a great practice to keep things positive 🙂

  • karen
    May 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Loving this vibe of the conversation! Definitely the creative side of people is what brings joy – so important to not give up on that!
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  • Terri Steffes
    May 19, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Cory sounds like an amazing person. For the life of me, I cannot understand the interest in D & D. I’ve tried, but sadly, no. The package deal sounds amazing. The planner sounds great. I am not in a financial position for this but you did put together an amazing package.

  • Rachel
    May 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Multi-passionate person. That is me in a nutshell!! I need to find more like minded people in my life for sure.

  • Amanda Love
    May 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    While I don’t have the time now to listen to the entire podcast, it seems like you two had a lot to talk about. His books also sounds interesting. I’d very much like to read it to hear what he has to say.

  • Just Plain Marie
    May 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    My husband tried to get me playing WoW. I could play for maybe half an hour and then I wanted to go do something else. Apparently you need to play for more than half an hour at a time to make it really worthwhile. *blush* Your husband must love that you play, too!

  • Debra
    May 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Ha! I always feel like I need to play Dungeons and Dragons or somebody is going to revoke my nerd card! What a great guest!

  • Amber Nelson
    May 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This sounds great. I loved the interview. Was so much fun to listen to!

  • CourtneyLynne
    May 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Omg sounds like y’all had a great episode!!!! I’m definitely going to have to give it a listen once the kiddo goes to bed!

  • Denea
    May 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I am listening it to it and, I can tell you had a great time!

  • Megan McCoig
    May 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    A great podcast! I’m a regular reader of his blog, so was interesting to listen in 🙂

  • Steph Jenssen
    May 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I absolutely love the intro music in your podcast! 🙂 The subject sounds so interesting, bookmarking this for later!

  • Eileen
    May 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    What an interesting guy. I need to listen to you regularly now. You both have a lot of great info that is inspiring.I also agree that following our creative side will better us overall

  • Kait
    May 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Cory seems like such a fun-loving guy! I’m all about feeding into your own creativity. Admittedly, I’ve never played World of Warcraft or Dungeon Dragons, but it’s so neat that you could bond over it!

  • Megan McCoig
    May 25, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I have heard about this book, something that interests me a lot. Great podcast, let my boyfriend listen in the second time and he loved it – he’s a huge game player!