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From Fear to Phenomenal with Musician, Emily Ann Peterson

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From Fear to Phenomenal with Musician, Emily Ann Peterson #iCreateDaily

Our guest today is a cellist, singer, songwriter, cheerleader and mentor for other creators.

But it hasn’t always been that way.

In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson received a diagnosis that forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist and cello teacher.

Refusing to lose her life’s love of musical expression, Emily Ann got curious. She began to bravely question and explore new artistic frontiers and broke through her creative glass ceiling through songwriting, which has opened the door to limitless possibilities for Emily.

Emily Ann’s best-selling book is titled: Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous, and through it, she helps creators discover the true nature of bravery.

Bravery never feels brave.

~Emily Ann Peterson

In addition to all of that, Emily founded The School of Bravery, a community and learning lab for creative visionaries supporting creative entrepreneurs in growing through their challenges and discovering opportunities.

All of these accomplishments and progress were made possible by Emily Ann’s rebellious adventurous spirit, curiosity, bravery and through a tailored and disciplined approach to performing and teaching, a gift from her classical training.

Emily Ann writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual.

Emily’s goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

We’re excited to share this conversation with the talented Emily Ann Peterson!

Show Notes

  • Musical beginnings
  • Frightening diagnosis
  • Struggles with bravery
  • Defining bravery
  • Personal healing
  • Art residency
  • The story of Emily’s song Tides Turning
  • Art as history and legacy
  • Multiple income streams
  • Post Publishing Partum
  • Emily’s different streams of income
  • The business side of art
  • Approaching corporate clients for your art
  • Emily’s creative school
  • Top 3 activities that produce the most for Emily
  • Tip for authors selling on Amazon
  • Bridge jobs
  • Patreon vs Emily’s membership
  • Accountability group
  • Emily’s aspirations

As artists, we get a unique opportunity to be historians. After we die that piece of art lives on.

~ Emily Ann Peterson, cellist, singer/songwriter, composer

“When you get to the point of thinking: I’m an artist. It frees you up to make art in any way you need too.”

~ Emily Ann Peterson, cellist, singer/songwriter, composer


Emily’s website 

The School of Bravery

Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous

90 Day Goals Journal & Planner

A movement for creators serious about their art.

The Day is the Way.


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