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Jeff Finley

Personal Growth for Creators

I'm an artist, designer, music producer, author, and mystic with a passion for truth and personal growth. I like to share what I'm working on and working through each week, highlighting my creative pursuits and providing tips, tools, and resources for fellow creators.

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The Return of the Personal Website - Finley Fridays #20

Hey Reader, I hope you had a good week. I want to thank those of you who replied to my last newsletter with some encouragement. Your feedback was really helpful in understanding how my writing is landing with you all. Today I want to share with you a bunch of inspiring posts and resources about what looks like an Internet Renaissance. But first, let me self promote a bit. All BOXOMYLK albums officially online! I finally published all 12 of my BOXOMYLK albums to my Bandcamp page. They're also...

3 days ago • 4 min read
Shouting into the Void

Hey Reader, It's Jeff Finley here. Today's Friday and it's my newsletter day, but to be honest I'm struggling to write today. I considered skipping it, but I feel like if I skip one day, I'll be ten times likelier to skip another, and another, until I stop posting altogether. Committing to this weekly newsletter is hard and I'm wondering if it's worth it. I'm checking in after 19 of these to see if you still think it's worth it.If you do, why? Do you have any feedback for me? Most of the time...

10 days ago • 8 min read

Hey Reader, Today I want to talk about perfectionism. As I write this, I'm already noticing it rear its ugly head as I delete and rewrite this intro. Let's just get into it. I had another productive week creatively. Meaning I got a lot done that I wanted to get done. Not that productivity is the goal, but I accomplished what I set out to do. That feels good. I added two more BOXOMYLK albums to my Bandcamp page. Bringing the total to nine full albums. This isn't new music, it's old stuff from...

17 days ago • 5 min read

Hey Reader, This week, I'm making progress on my creative goals, which I feel good about. Slow and steady. Taking steps in the direction of doing what I love and not what I should. But I still feel plagued by doubt and fear for which I did had a small breakthrough. More on that in a minute. But first, here's this week's creative update: Podcast Updates: Zach and I recorded our sixth episode of We Should Be Working. And we posted Episode 3 to the feeds this week. We talk about Zach's job hunt...

24 days ago • 6 min read

Hey Reader, Jeff Finley here. It's been a busy week, so I'm going to keep this one relatively short. A few quick updates on what I'm working on plus an idea about pricing that I am considering. New Podcast is Live Firstly, you may have received an email announcement earlier this week about the new podcast I'm doing with Zach Hendrix called We Should Be Working. We are really excited to finally get it out there. You can hear our first two episodes on YouTube and all the major podcast...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, I'm excited to finally launch the podcast that Zach and I have been working on for the past month. It's called We Should Be Working. You can find it anywhere you get your podcasts. It's also on YouTube if you wanna see our faces and comment. Both Zach and I are going through a career change and we discuss the perils of looking for a job and hustling (or not) in the creator economy. We explore the struggle between what we WANT to do vs what we SHOULD do (or what we think we should...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, This week, Bashar popped into my YouTube algorithm with a video about work and earning money. Interesting. Very on-theme for me. Let's see what this non-physical entity who lives outside of time and space has to say. He says to act on what you are most excited about and drop any expectation of the outcome. If you can continue to do that, to the best of your ability, you will be supported and guided by synchronicity. Life will be good. Firstly, this works. I have experienced it on...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read
Office Space - Peter and the Bobs

Hey Reader, Jeff here. Back for the 14th edition of the Finley Fridays Newsletter. Still going strong! I have a funny story to share. So I had a call earlier this week with a listener of my old Maker/Mistaker podcast. She wanted to ask me about my experience at the Monroe Institute (a center for consciousness research and out of body exploration). She also wanted to ask about hiring me to help her with a logo and a website for her new coaching practice. We had a great call, but I left feeling...

about 1 month ago • 10 min read

Hey Reader, It's Jeff Finley here. Welcome to all my new subscribers and a big thanks to everyone who's been with me for a while. I hope this newsletter is suiting you. If I can make it better let me know. Today I want to give somewhat of a thought digest. Inspired by one of my favorite "content creators" (shudder), Katherine Dee. Also known as Default Friend online. What I love about her writing is that she's so curious and she explores fringe internet subcultures with an open mind and...

about 2 months ago • 7 min read

Hey Reader, So it's been a productive week. Got a lot of things going on and we're seeing some movement on the creative front. Excited to share this with you. Here's the rundown for the week: What I've Been Doing: 🎙️ Podcast Recording: Not launched yet, but soon! On Monday, we recorded the first episode of We Should Be Working, our new podcast project. In it, my co-host Zach Hendrix and I go into the what it's all about and why we're starting a podcast. We're both excited and can't wait to...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read
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