HELP! I need Love Artwork by JMH
May27

HELP! I need Love Artwork by JMH

After joining the facebook group “HELP! I need Love Ambassadors” Chicago-based artist, author and graphic designer, Julie M. Holloway (JMH) created this painting in honor of the new show created and directed by Paul Carrick Brunson!

Here’s the facebook live video of the painting in-process by Julie M. Holloway (JMH)  the artist!


 

JMH has been painting Chicago skyines, in colorful, whimsical, abstract forms since 1999!


Here’s a peek @ the final outcome, to be shipped to Paul Carrick Brunson + his family! 

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www.jmhcre8ive.com / #INeedLove


 

Testimony dedicated to the show by JMH! 

So, about 2 weeks ago I saw this video of Paul Carrick Brunson where he talked about being at his END, his wits END. He had spent an entire year, an entire $1M on filming his new docuseries, and he was playing the waiting game, to see if the series would be picked up. in that waiting time, he began to grow sad, depressed, and worried that all that hard work might not come through. In his darkest hour, in his darkest days, during his personal health ‘cleanse’ he was literally lying on the floor of the bathroom with no HOPE. Until he saw the light, a shining, sunny, bright sunlight shining in his eyes, so bright he knew it was a sign. This video he shared spoke to me so strongly, I literally checked his pages often to see what ‘happened next’ in the coming days, weeks.
 
The REASON I was so drawn to this video, and his happenings was because, that was me, this past winter. I have to be honest. Like Marvin says, I was a child, lost with no hope. I had a job, I had clients, some, and I literally just had no more hope to continue the journey of this game of entrepreneurship in my graphic design business. I was in “hiding” as my mom says! I had no more energy for the risk, I had not patience to find the reward, I had no more willingness inside to make one more sale, and I clearly had no spark inside to create. During those times, heavily through the holidays, I seriously would lie on the floor of my office, look at books, magazines, and just stare blankly at my computer. I KNEW that I had work to do, I knew I had friends on the line, I even knew that I had hot sales leads in the funnel, I knew I had to work and make $ so that my family could have a good holiday, so that my kids would have what they needed, but I was done. So done. So over the fact that I had just made it 5 years in business, doubling sales every year; all that did not matter though.
 
At that time, as for the past decade, I had a loving, supportive and sometimes obnoxious husband, who loves me so much, yet I did not care to discuss any of my pain, my struggles and fears with him at the time. I did not choose to continue the hustle, the struggle, the sales calls and the banter back and forth with clients regarding my designs. Yet, I had no other option. I had no job opportunities (full time ones) knocking on my door, I could not work any more overtime in my p/t and could not make another sale for the life of me without completing the work that was on my plate, and on my long ass to-do list! I just quit, momentarily.
 
Until one day, and I am not sure he remembers; but one day, my goooood ol’ entrepreneurial friend Quinn Riley (Q) messages me on facebook. Of course, while on the floor, quitting my business I still went on facebook, I just did not post. He messages me and says —- “Hey Jules, yo, homegirl, where are ya at? Your market needs ya. It’s time to come out of hibernation.” —- yep. And that was all I needed to hear. I think it was around January; where I had praised God I made it through the depressing holidays, he jolted me that day. I thought to myself, Q knows — he totally knows that I had just quit my business! Thinking “how the hell did he know” anyways? But yep, it was just the tug at my heart, the beatdown I needed in the IM that day to pull me up, and out, take a breath, have a coffee, and get back to work. The week to follow, I was on a creative high, just like business as usual. Thank you Q!
 
So, saying allllllllllll that to say, I thank Paul for sharing his transparent story of lying on his floor, waiting for a sign, hoping for a breakthrough. He is an amazingly honest, real as they can get, successful and enjoyable entrepreneur to look up to, and see how it’s done! I am so grateful for his stories and posts; they are real as they can get, and they have inspired me to take a step forward in the video world, sharing my experiences and truths. I am very excited for the new show to air, and I KNOW it will become a full time docu-series, as they hope! Blessings <3 JMH
 
Summary:
Don’t quit. If you do quit you betta come back my friend, and love yourself enough to think twice before you quit again! The battle is not yours! Use your gifts, and talents to the fullest, and love yourself FIRST! #message
 
 

 

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TEW4 co-authors announced!
May25

TEW4 co-authors announced!

THE OFFICIAL TEW 4 CO-AUTHOR LIST ANNOUNCED TODAY 

Watch for the launch mid-June/early July!
 
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Foreword by Craig A. Anderson

Aaja Corrine
Aundriana Green
Blu Norals IV
Bryant Thompson
C Clark Jefferson
Cara Aljoe
Chef Aleta Williams
Chef Edwardo Gibson
Chris Mau
Chrishon Lampley
Dedrea Benson
Glenn Murray
Inez & Kenyatta Woody
James Wylder
Jasmine M. Holloway
Jeff Marsick
Jerry Lynch
Julie M. Holloway
Kevin M. Olis
Leonard Mogul
Linal Harris
Marcus A. Brown
Martha Southgate
Mel Roberson
Melissa M. Whelan
Michelle J. Miller
Missy B. Salick
Myisha Harvey
Coach Niquenya (Collins)
Pachet Spates
Phil Perich
Renita Manley Garrett, MPA
Rob Southgate
Simeon Henderson
Ten LaShon Wilkerson
Teresa Habczyk
Toure Muhammad
Wendy Lee
Yanni Brown
 
[TEW], the book series is a tribute to and a reminder of our community’s commitment to not just inspiring others, but taking actionable steps to turn our dreams, talents, and abilities into fulfilling, successful businesses + helping others along the way.  If looking for a supportive community for entrepreneurs that do even more work than they talk, unleash the entrepreneur within you and join us! #TEW4life
 

 
Media/PR/Bloggers: interested in joining our social media movement ambassador team? Please email us at info@jmhcre8ive.com to be part! 
 

 
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TEW V4.0 {foreword} written by Chicago artist, Craig A. Anderson
May01

TEW V4.0 {foreword} written by Chicago artist, Craig A. Anderson

Mr. Anderson, my high-school art teacher taught us the ‘business of art’ – I will never forget it! I am so honored that he has written the forward for The Entrepreneur Within You volume 4 – the “creative” edition! (Release, June 2017) — JMH (Julie M. Holloway, TEW founder/author/curator)

Here is his statement of work:

I BELIEVE IN PERCEPTUAL PROCESS. A PROCESS THAT IS AN ON-GOING, SIMULTANEOUS, MULTI-LAYERED, MULTIDIMENSIONAL, EVER-CHANGING, ATTEMPT AT NORMALITY. THIS EXISTENTIAL-PHENOMENOLOGICAL AESTHETIC BALANCES A LINEAR-LATERAL APPROACH TO THINKING; A SUBJECTIVE DISCOVERY OF THE COMMONPLACE, THE ORDINARY, THE OBVIOUSNESS OF EXISTING; AND THE SIMPLE EXPRESSION OF TRUTH BY OVERLAPPING MARKS TO CREATE A SPACE ON A FLAT SURFACE. BY OVERLAPPING, A “PUSH-PULL” EFFECT IS CREATED. A POINT OF DEPARTURE, RATHER THAN A CONCLUSION. THIS INVITES PERCEPTUAL PARTICIPATION. THE PROCESS OF PERCEPTUAL “DIALECTICAL MATERIALISM” IS THE ESSENCE OF “NOWNESS” OR THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF TRUTH. I BELIEVE AND SUBSCRIBE TO GOTTLIEB & ROTHKO’S TENET, “WE FAVOR THE SIMPLE EXPRESSION OF COMPLEX THOUGHT.”

– Craig A. Anderson

 

 

 

 

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TEW marks 5 years!
Sep21

TEW marks 5 years!

sipThe Entreprener Within You {T.E.W.} invites you to join us for the #TEW5YearAnniversaryChicago

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tew-5-year-anniversary-book-signing-mimosa-toast-tickets-27514982052

Inside each new soul is an entrepreneur waiting for their ‘birth’. It is our job as humans to help cultivate eachother’s creativity, coach one another, cheer on one another and CONNECT one another to the resources they need for their own business.
#letsdoTHIS

 

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Hello from the #CoffeeBeanQueen!
Aug19

Hello from the #CoffeeBeanQueen!

Hello from the #CoffeeBeanQueen!
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The JMH Art + Design LOGO Layaway is Back!

Quick update!
TGIF!

Our #CoffeeBeanQueen signature tee is now available! Thanks to my design buddy, Jocelyn, for inspiring me and re-naming me this week (sorry mom and dad).

PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE: 
http://tewyou.com/shop-2/

Thank you!

Please tell all your friends, that Aug. Ed. of logo layaway is back #logolayaway #jmhstyle www.jmhcre8ive.com or call 630.220.3655! $50 down/weekly payments!
For more information, email: info@jmhcre8ive.com or call/text 630.220.3655

P.S. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH @ BLUE BOX CAFE [ELGIN, IL]
FREE EVENT // FAMILY FRIENDLY // ENJOY IFEST TOO!

Event contact: Julie Holloway
630.220.3655 // www.tewyou.com

LET’S GET CRE8IVE!
www.jmhcre8ive.com

Check out our full design menu here:
http://jmhcre8ive.com/menu/

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 Thank you so much for your business and for your business referrals!
We appreciate you!

~ JMH

 

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Who Else Wants to Be Published?
Aug11

Who Else Wants to Be Published?

 

What does it mean to be published? In an era where anything you post online is technically your published work, where is the line drawn between professionals and hobbyists? The simple answer to this question is if you are getting compensated for your work, and you own your words (or have legally sold them to another entity), then you are participating in the more traditional and familiar publishing world.  However, even within the more limited scope of “traditional,” there are a few distinct ways that you can be published, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.

 

Self-Publishing

Often thought of as the “easiest” way to get published, it is not necessarily the case.  Just because you can log onto Amazon and have your words available to the masses does not mean that they will become popular. In fact, publishing yourself is fast becoming a game of “who can get the most views on social media.” Fortunately, or unfortunately, when you publish yourself, you also have to look out for yourself. To make your book successful thecreativewithout the support and resources of well-known publishing houses is hard. Often your only channels of communication to the public are through social media, and even then there is so much metadata that your words can quickly become buried.

Besides, the intention of a book is to pull a reader in. It doesn’t work to push something somebody doesn’t want. This is, however, the approach that many people take when they self-promote on social media.

It is important to remember, though, by using purely social channels to advertise your works, you are effectively alienating a great portion of the population who does not use these mediums, and the people who do use these avenues are often too young or too uninterested to appreciate literary works.

In truth, Twitter is not there to sell books in 140 characters, Instagram is not being used to search new titles (even if you put an artistic filter on it), and Tumblr is not a community that should be used as a spectator sport for literature. Remember, half the battle of being published is the marketing and promotion that a book receives.

Publishing yourself without being dependent on anyone also has its advantages. DIY books are booming.  According to The Guardian, in 2013 18 million self-published books were purchased by UK readers, and the numbers are only continuing to grow. So, while this is far from a bad publishing method, if you go this route be sure to differentiate yourself on social media from those who use social sites for purely social reasons.
Independent Publishers and the Big Houses

There are also more traditional methods to approach publishing, and these are through the publishers themselves. Although the self-publishing market is continually growing, using the tried and true method is still the simplest and quickest way to having your work available in print. If you elect to pursue this route to have your copy published, there are five basic steps that you must follow.

Step 0: Read

Without reading, you will get nowhere. Where else will you learn how words can be crafted and contorted to do your bidding? Books are the genesis of inspiration and ideas. After all, that is why you are writing in the first place, right?

 

Step 1: Write the Book

Another obvious step. Without a book, what are you trying to publish? While it is technically possible to begin searching for an agent when you only have an outline and a few chapters finished, it is in your best interests to have your entire novel on hand so that when you are asked to present it, you are able to offer it right away. Otherwise, you may find yourself scrawling out a manuscript in record time, which could really take the fun out of writing.

 

Step 2: Prepare a Letter of Inquiry and a Proposal

Today, few publishers will be happy to see an unsolicited manuscript come across their desk. Therefore, it is your job as a writer to interest them
thickpaperbackfront_800x1280enough to request your novel. To do this you must first provide a query letter. Along with your query letter, you should supply a synopsis of your novel, as well as an introduction of yourself as an author. While there are differences if you are pitching fiction versus non-fiction, the basic principle remains the same.

 

Step 3: Find an Agent

Getting an agent to represent you is like finding your own personal marketer. They will help send in your proposals and make sure that you have everything in order to make the perfect pitch. Agents are good to have if your book has potential commercial success, because they can generally get your novel looked at much quicker and negotiate bigger advances for you.

 

Step 4: Get Solicited by Publishers

If you have an agent, this step is unnecessary. However, if you are trying to hack it on your own, you will need to submit your proposal to many publishers simultaneously. Why? Simply because it can take publishers six months to get back to you and, if you went one by one, it might end up taking you 24 years to publish your book.

 

Step 5: Submit a Full Manuscript

Finally, a publisher will ask you to submit a manuscript whereby you will send one in so that they can make sure that what you have produced is satisfactory, and they are interested in making your book available to the public.

As you can see, no matter how you decide to approach it, getting a book published is not going to happen overnight. Regardless, do not get discouraged. There are many people vying to get their books discovered, so it will take time.

Publishers have thousands of manuscripts to sort through before they can find one that is worth their investment. However, working with a smaller publisher has its advantages. They can help guide you and work with you to help achieve your goals. Plus, as a traditional publishing medium, they have the ability to market your work even after its debut, in order to help ensure your success.

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