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The Balanced Artist Podcast helps your creative journey suck a little less & thrive a little more. Hosted by award winning musician, TEDx speaker & Comedian Rory Gardiner. We balance certainty & stability with creative expression, so you can pursue your art, without being a “struggling artist”. Enjoy discussions with world class creators(our guests), by a creator(me), for a creator(you). Absorb nuggets of insight to help reframe your creative lifestyle as a “balanced artist”.
 
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On this week's episode Dualta is joined by Toby Babb founder & Ceo of Harrington Starr. Launched in 2010, Harrington Starr are the Global Leaders in Financial Services and Commodities Tech Recruitment with offices in London, Belfast and New York. Toby talked about using media as a catalyzer for inbound business development, the mindset shift Covid …
 
What is your mission? Is it to be a full time artist? If so, you need a measurable goal. Remember, when marketing yourself, the audience you perform for, isn't necessarily the audience you're selling to. Sell the benefits, not the features. Let's discuss... ………………………………………… https://www.balancedartist.com https://www.facebook.com/BalancedArtist http…
 
I was grateful to be asked by my friend Heather Parady to be a guest on her podcast "create community". She asked me to help her be funnier. I told her she's already funny, but needs to optimize the tools she already has in her comedy tool belt. Here is my discussion with Heather, and the intro is a brain dump of some things that we didn't discuss …
 
The way people consume entertainment now is completely different that 20 years ago. People don’t listen to full albums anymore, they listen to singles. Stand up comedy is even making a shift. Instead of sitting through an hour long Netflix special, people just watch chopped up bits on social media. Nobody likes change, but the good news is that thi…
 
What are you trying to do with your creative career? How do you know when you’ve made it? Is there goal you’re trying to reach? An annual income you’re trying to meet? Take the entertainment industry for example, because that is my industry. Achieving a level where you can do it full time is a good goal, but once you get there, then what? Then ther…
 
You’ve heard the expression that your income is related to the 5 people you spend the most time with. Or your environment is directly correlated to who you hang with and where you spend most of your time. Your creative career is similar. If you spend 100% of the time the same circles you’ve always been a part of, how are you supposed to be introduc…
 
Here is part 2, where we are joined by 2 of my favorite indie artists, Nicki Kris & Natalie Jean. We discuss why woman often don’t support other woman, and tips for licensing your music. We also dive in to how to be more aggressive with your email follow ups, and if TikTok is needed for artists today. Natalie & Nicki are co-founders of Sisters In M…
 
In this episode we are joined by 2 of my favorite indie artists, Nicki Kris & Natalie Jean. We discuss whether to niche down into a micro genre, or try spreading ourselves across multi platforms. Creating for entertainment vs making a social impact, and balancing a busy personal life & day job with your creative career. Nicki Kris is a female singe…
 
Some believe that you need to go all in on "plan A". Some want to play it safe with a "plan B". As Balanced Artists, we like to live somewhere in the middle(B+ ?!). This allows us to execute plan A from a place of creativity, rather than a place of desperation. Let’s discuss…. ………………………………………… https://www.balancedartist.com https://www.facebook.com…
 
Delighted to be back with the RSP episodes joined by a long-term fan of the show and Doherty Group client: Rory Gaston Saragossa's Founder & Managing Director. Rory has been in the industry for 11 years and shared all about his journey from starting his own business in the UK, managing a team of over 60 people, to building the US division and movin…
 
I read a book recently called Primary Greatness by Stephen Covey, which encouraged this episode’s discussion about how we put long term success at the mercy of short-term success. We focus more on public image and popularity(secondary greatness), rather than contribution or service(primary greatness). Short term greatness without primary greatness …
 
Newcastle is the perfect place for those looking for a mix of big city hustle and a laidback lifestyle. The city is only a 2 hour drive from Sydney and offers one of the best qualities of life in Australia. It is the perfect location to enjoy the coastal beaches and wineries of the Hunter Valley. The cost of living is also hugely attractive - you'l…
 
An asymptote is a straight line that constantly approaches a given curve but does not meet at any infinite distance. In other words, Asymptote is a line that moves towards infinity. Do you see this in your own creative career? You’re chasing one thing, you reach the top of the hill, only to realize there’s another mountain hiding behind it. There r…
 
UK Recruitment Founders: Everything you need to know to launch and scale in the US. Great chat with Amy Davies, Director of Strategic Operations and Growth at PGC Group and RecWired partner, about the US market and how UK recruiters can get a foot in the door of the world's leading staffing industry. We discussed: - Fees - Why the US is a less satu…
 
I think a big part of success is just showing up. There are genius’s out there, like the Elon or Bezos who have these grand plans that span over generations to change the world. But when it comes to your career as a creative person, you don’t need to figure out how to keep your stock price on the rise after you’re gone. Consistency in your craft, a…
 
We all have that friend. Every single post is “come to my show”, “like my page”, “stream my music”. If you don’t have that friend, maybe you’re that friend. I use to be that friend.... It’s something I’ve only come to realize in later years that when a real fan base is there, then friends and family actually want to come see what all the fuss is ab…
 
Here is a unique episode where I talk about myself - to another person. I was interviewed recently on the 'Level Up with Shaye' podcast, and thought we covered a lot of ground that I think could benefit the Balanced Artist community. Learn from the successes, learn from the failures and see how you can apply them into your own creative journey. Lis…
 
UK Recruiters! Find out what it's like to work & live in Japan with a standard fee between 30 to 35% Great chat with Alex Zoboli & Matt Nicholls Cornerstone Recruitment Japan K.K's Founders. We covered: - Best cities to live in - Market opportunities - Differences between the UK & Japanese recruitment industry - Salary benchmarks - Lifestyle And mu…
 
I heard an awesome expression the other day. “you can walk around the forest in fear of poisonous mushrooms, but sooner or later you’ll starve”. We talked a lot about fear and self-doubt throughout these episodes, but never imaged we’d starve as a result! Let's discuss... ………………………………………… https://www.balancedartist.com https://www.facebook.com/Bala…
 
Michael Elefante became financially independent in his 20's by acquiring properties and renting on Airbnb. He quit his job, and lived the van life with his wife for a year, while building his brand. Now living in South Carolina, with baby on the way, they are financially free. Michael built a teaching brand around this niche, reaching over 750,000 …
 
What do you need to experience something new and work in one of the best recruitment markets? Whether you are looking for a laidback lifestyle in Miami or want to work in the world's biggest tech hubs like LA, there're many opportunities for UK recruiters to relocate stateside, earn more money and enjoy better working conditions. Dualta Doherty and…
 
Always wonder what it’d be like to enjoy nice weather all year round, earn more money and have a better work-life balance? If you're a UK or Irish recruiter, you can relate to this scenario. We invited Shawn Twomey to talk about everything Irish and British recruiters need to know to take the plunge and move Down under. He's successfully built his …
 
Dualta interviewed Chris Atiyah, CEO and Co-Founder of Engtal, to talk about his journey from the UK to America as a Recruiter, the best tips for getting a job in the US, and why you will not regret it! They covered: -What lifestyle you can expect to have in the US -What are the interview processes and how long does it take to get a job there? - Wh…
 
On this week's episode, I'm joined by Dave Rees Former Chief Revenue Officer of SThree and current Recruitment Advisor & Investor. Dave is one of those legends in the industry you don't often see in the media and I'm delighted to have had him sharing all about his journey at SThtree, market insights and predictions and much more! If you are a Recru…
 
In this week’s podcast episode I'm joined by Ian Benjamin, Digital Execs' Managing Director who was sharing his experience as a Digital Marketing Recruiter focused on Equality Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I). But, I was actually his guest answering all the questions about how I fell into recruitment, my journey in Robert Walters and how we built a ful…
 
What if instead of approaching our craft from a self-serving perspective, we switch to a solution based mind set? At the end of the day, we do what we do for us. The creative outlet is good for our anxiety, or the affirmations from the crowd is good for our ego. But what if your art solved problems for others? Let's discuss how George Clooney flipp…
 
Are you doing what you love, or doing what our culture tells you what will make you important? Over the years I have seen so many people take a stab at the world of performing arts, and when they don’t immediately succeed, they fall off the face of the earth. What did you think was going to happen? Release your first project, and it would immediate…
 
We are pleased to share the latest RecWired podcast episode with Giles Daubeney - Ex Deputy CEO of Robert Walters and Andy Hallett, RecWired Co-Founder. They talked about how Giles got into recruitment, his journey in RW, international expansion, what he sees for the future of the industry and many other interesting topics. Giles joined Robert Walt…
 
Are you being held back by your unsupportive partner. Does your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend not share the save vision as you? Maybe they were more supportive in the beginning because it was only a pipe dream, but now that the wheels are in motion, and things are happening, instead of being in the passenger seat next time you, they feel lik…
 
Our ego is full of limiting beliefs that are holding us back. We may not have the confidence to push past them yet, but with the help of our alter ego, there is nothing that can hold us back. Without Batman, Bruce Wayne would just another rich dude. Clarke Kent would just be some dork without Super Man. Without Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé would just be B…
 
Delighted to have Rob Wills Forefront Recruitment's founder on this episode. A few years ago he was a consultant and listener to the RSP, and today he is my guest sharing his experience as a British Recruiter who set up his own agency in Australia. Rob was part of the Recruiters Mastermind 7.0 and is a member of our RecWired community for recruitme…
 
What happens when there are too many cooks in the kitchen? Everyone has their own way of doing things that they assume is the right way, and eventually nothing gets done. That’s why restaurants only hire one head chef, so that tasks can be delegated to the rest of the team and there is some sort of order and leadership in the organization. The same…
 
The age old question. When can I quite my day job to become a full time artist. The age old answer. It depends.... It’s different for everybody because we all have different lifestyles. Let's discuss... ………………………………………… https://www.balancedartist.com https://www.facebook.com/BalancedArtist https://www.instagram.com/rorygardinermusic https://www.ins…
 
In this week's episode, I'm joined by Shane O'Neill, Civitas Talent Founder in Sydney, Australia. Shane is an Irish recruiter who decided to backpack Downunder in his early twenties and after a few years he settled down in Australia in HR Contracting. He started the Recruiters Mastermind 7.0 before launching his business and it didn't take long for…
 
Have you ever been given unsolicited advice about your creativity. It can come from two places. One, it could be genuine. You may have a flaw that you can’t see, but is crystal clear to a 3rd party onlooker who has the experience to see it and help you overcome it. But a lot of the time, advice from others could be coming from a defensive place. Wh…
 
Another great episode with two Recruitment founders I had the pleasure of working with in the Recruiters Mastermind Course: Chris Weatherill & Gary Wills. They were part of Group 2.0 and it's exciting to follow their journey since then. They shared all about their experiences in setting up on their own during the lockdown, what tech stack they deci…
 
I get the impression Rock Stars don’t have the flexibility in their schedules that you might assume. Some creative careers allow flexibility in your schedule. You can do it from home and maintain some balance with your family and community. But some careers, especially in the performing arts require a lot of travel, and being away from the place an…
 
Are you happy? Not like "fake Instagram happy", but truly satisfied with your identity. My happiness is derived from everything the public doesn’t see. Family & personal life. But there was a time when all my perceived happiness was a reaction from stimulation from the external world. Tiktok, Instagram, live performance. I was totally addicted to m…
 
You’ve heard the expression “everything happens for a reason”. Because when one door closes another opens. Or a window. You just need to see it and be willing to walk in that direction. Have you ever been pushing for one particular thing, it doesn’t happen, you’re disappointed. But then you find a better thing, and think wow I am so glad that first…
 
Recruitment in Australia is slightly different than in the UK and the US and a bit more relationship and quality oriented.We have had a number of Australian participants in our 6-month Recruiters Mastermind and this week my guest is Terry Burns, founder of Kloud Partners, in Melbourne. Terry is a British Recruiter who started his career in recruitm…
 
Was great fun doing this podcast with Meran Stephan, founder of KarmaTech. Meran was in the Recruiters Mastermind 7.0 and is also part of the RecWired - our FREE community for agency recruitment founders! And we're thrilled about his growth and where he is going in the future! We talked about his journey as a solopreneur, how the million-dollar bil…
 
One of my favorite books of all time is Rich Dad Poor Dad. Reading this one in my 20’s, which was a big contributing factor to investing in real estate at a young age, and will eventually be my retirement(since artists don't generally have pensions..) The author of the book, Robert Kiosaki talks about a cash flow formula he uses. On the left side o…
 
I was joined by James Minards, founder of Insurance Recruitment Agency - Prior & Hall, in Sydney, Australia. Jimmy was a member of the first Recruiters Mastermind group and we helped him launch his Recruitment business and have worked with him ever since. He was one of the first people without recruitment experience we have coached and we are super…
 
Great to catch up with Adam Spoors, founder of New World Recruitment. Adam recently completed the 6 months Recruiters Mastermind & was part of one of the best groups we have had. The key areas we focused on were remote working, Virtual Assistants, his tech stacks, billing management and how he can go from 5 to 10 heads. If you want to find out more…
 
Do you really want to make it? Is that your goal? What does making it mean? It might look different for everybody. For some it may be financial success. Cool cars, big house. For some, success may be large audiences or millions of eyeballs on your work. Is that really what you want? Or is it what your ego is telling you, you need? In this episode w…
 
People always say “find your passion”, pursue your passion. But what if you don’t have a passion? Passion isn’t found, it is created. When we're laying on our death beds, we regret not having the courage to live a life true to ourselves. Instead, we lived the lives others expected of us. That can be scary, but that’s where the balance comes in. Ins…
 
Instead of looking at your day job as a distraction, think of it as an asset. Think of it like a record label, funding your life, so that you can focus on the art. If you’re trying too hard to monetize your art, it will stifle the authenticity. You’ll start creating widgets as a commodity, rather than something from your soul. Let's discuss... ……………
 
There are people out there who don’t think they have a thing to offer this world. They assume they have no talent, skills, or reason for showing up in this creative game of life. Then there is this other group at the opposite end of the spectrum who have a cognitive bias called Dunning Kruger effect. They assume they can do just about anything bett…
 
Robert Mack is an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology Expert, Celebrity Happiness Coach, Executive Coach, and Author. A creative career can come with many emotional hurdles. From big wins, to an abundant amount of rejection. If we have a healthy baseline level of happiness, it will help us continue to put our best work out into the world withou…
 
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