Transcript Prologue 3 - Big Dreams Unfold

[00:00:00] It's what we think and what we say and what we do and what we believe, and it'll happen.

[00:00:14] You are listening to unfold with Kellee Wynne. This is an unpolished, imperfect, and totally honest podcast, and I'm talking to all the artists. Creatives, visionaries, and change makers who wanna live a life by design and not by default. If you're ready to have thought-provoking, eye-opening, heart-centered conversations that explore the stories that made us who we are and break through the boundaries of expectation, then you are in the right place.

[00:00:47] Hello. Hello, friends, artists, creative souls. Welcome to unfold with Kellee Wynne, and today we're doing another prologue, episode number three. This is the. [00:01:00] Pre-show show as I get warmed up and learn how to get over my perfectionism and show up real and authentic for you. We've already covered the past and the recent.

[00:01:14] Past and present as it stands right now, and with this episode, my goal is to unfold the big dreams of the future. I wanna put my ideas and energy out there and show you that big dreams are totally worth having. It's okay. To, to speak your truth and ask for big things and work for it. And that's what I'm doing right now.

[00:01:42] So here I am, as I've said, on the cusp of 50, I have two years, the countdown is on and the clock is ticking. And I know it's just an arbitrary number, but it's a really nice. Monumental mark in my [00:02:00] life. Hopefully a halfway point, or not even quite a halfway point. You know, we all hope for the long life, but in order to get there, we've gotta be fit, healthy, mentally strong, and um, And also manifesting it in a way of the way we think and act and put that out into this world.

[00:02:20] So that's what I'm doing right now. I'm thinking about how I want the next two years to unfold for me, how I show up for you for the podcast, for social media, for the. Uh, programs that I offer, uh, it's really important to me that I put the right kind of energy out and I think that that fuels my heart and soul and hopefully will fuel your heart and soul.

[00:02:46] So, I figure if I can take a big risk and think big and talk about wild ideas, then maybe I can put a little, uh, buzz in your brain that you can do the same. [00:03:00] So here it goes. I'm gonna give you. 10 ideas of things that I'd love to do by the time I turn 50. That means in less than two years. And the crazy thing is, is some of these things are already manifesting because it's what we think and what we say and what we do and what we believe, and it'll happen.

[00:03:22] It's not magic, it's thoughts, create actions. And so that's what I'm doing. I'm putting it out there and I'm acting towards it. So let's start with one. And these are not in order of importance necessarily, but they're just things that I wrote down right after I took that really big hike up the hill. In Pennsylvania, the one right next to the cabin, the one where I had that aha moment.

[00:03:46] I came back and I wrote down this list right here of what I wanted to be able to accomplish before I turned 50. First and foremost, should be the most obvious. I wanna be fit by 50. [00:04:00] Look, I told you I was in the. The cool thing about being in the army is you really do have to get fit and in in the two years that I served, I went from not being able to pass the physical fitness test to excelling and getting a hundred points in every category.

[00:04:16] That means I was able to do over 50 pushups. I'm not kidding you, I think it was 56 pushups in two minutes. I was able to do over 80 sit-ups in two minutes, and I ran the two mile. Under 15 minutes, and for me that was pretty fast. But I have to tell you, I'm not looking to get that fit again. All I know is that I know what my body has been capable of and over the years with motherhood and age and.

[00:04:46] Entrepreneurship. Cuz let me tell you, that can take a huge toll on your body too, because you put all of your energy into business and you forget to take care of the most important asset that you have, which is your mind and your body and your spirit. And so [00:05:00] fit by 50 for me, doesn't just mean losing a few pounds or like 30 pounds.

[00:05:06] It's about being strong again, about being able to climb. Hill that mountain that two miles up the next time I go to the Pennsylvania cabin, which is this July. And to be able to do it without feeling like I'm breaking every muscle in my body, uh, fit by 50 means eating healthier, giving up the processed food and the sugars, and going for a whole foods diet and minimal animal diet, really more plant-based.

[00:05:33] That's something that's actually exciting to me and I've always wanted to do, but living in a house full of. Boys who love their meat. It's been a hard thing to change, but coincidentally, I think that I've got quite a few people in this house on board with me to make some big shifts. So healthier eating and a lot more movement and exercise.

[00:05:53] That includes yoga, which I used to do and I loved it. That includes regular hiking out in [00:06:00] nature because that's like my favorite exercise to do that. If I need to getting the right trainer or gym equipment, I'm not looking to be like model thin at all. I mean, if I could just be like a size 10 or 12, I'm perfectly fine with that.

[00:06:17] I'm not really a body obsessed person, but I am a fitness conscientious person because I look at my mother who's 72 and she just moved 450 pounds of concrete bags in her yard. at 72, and I'm like, okay, so how do I keep that? And she's like, you use it or you lose it. So in my mind, I know that one of the most important things that I can do for myself is to get fit and get back to that.

[00:06:47] Place where sleeping on the wrong pillow doesn't mean that I wake up feeling like I've broken my neck or you know, tying my shoes or whatever else it is. It's simple things in life that can just throw your back [00:07:00] out at 48 and you're like, how did this happen? I don't understand. So fit by 50. And we'll bring this back up again because I'd like to talk about how health and fitness is so essential for an entrepreneur and when you're running your own business in order to be the best you can be at your business.

[00:07:22] Being healthy and being fit is really important as an artist. However it is that you're showing up as an entrepreneur. These. really essential because if you, you know, if, if I was to break down and be sick, then my whole business falls to pieces. So I'm my most important asset, and this is something I wanna come back again to discuss in the future.

[00:07:43] But right now, maybe I've discussed that enough that you realize it might be my number one goal because it's probably the most important out of everything on this list. Everything else is fun and play and exciting, and that one is all about my own personal physical [00:08:00] fitness. All right, so number two, I want to get a tattoo.

[00:08:04] I know that's so cliche and I am. Unapologetic about it. I want a tattoo. I've wanted one since I was a teenager, and I've always had a hard time deciding like, okay, but what is the perfect tattoo? And then I realize also there is no such thing. So before I turn 50, I am going to get a tattoo. A few of the things that are on my list that I'd be interested in getting a tiger.

[00:08:30] And there's a personal story behind that. I'd love to get a tiger. . I love the Valkyrie wings. That's the Valkyrie are the angel warriors that take, um, souls to heaven in the Norse God mythology. And since I live with a bunch of Vikings, I'd be happy to be the Valry to my Viking boys. Um, Valkyrie wings would be pretty cool.

[00:08:57] I've thought about. Florals [00:09:00] because, you know, I mean, I love my floral paintings, so there's always a connection with florals and I probably have a long list of other really fun ideas, and so it'll su, it'll just have to surprise us all what I end up doing as far as the tattoo thing goes. But I will say that all my siblings, all my, my brothers and my sister all have tons of tattoos, and I'm like, the only one with virgin skin.

[00:09:25] So what are you gonna do? Join the. Right cliche. I'm, I'm all there for the, the cliche of getting a tattoo. Usually you do it before you turn 20, but hey, before you turn 50, why not? All right, so that's number two. Number three, I'd like to go on a proper honeymoon with my husband, and I know that that sounds so crazy, but we got married.

[00:09:49] When I was six months pregnant with our first son, he was the fate that brought two stubborn lovers together, and here we are 23 years [00:10:00] later. and we still haven't had a real proper honeymoon. We've traveled, we've had fun adventures, but that dream honeymoon that a lot of people go and take right after they get married, we've never had that.

[00:10:11] And I would love to take him on a proper honeymoon. So that's kind of my personal relationship building goal right there. And to continue to strengthen the relationship with my husband that I, you know, have worked really hard 23 years is no, you know. Small accomplishment. Um, so let's see, let's move on to the next one.

[00:10:37] Um, I would like to learn how to meditate and get connected spiritually. Uh, I mentioned in. Prologue two that I was raised Mormon. I am not a religious person now, but I am still a very spiritual person. I define my beliefs [00:11:00] as everything is possible and nothing is possible. Basically, I don't really need to put a pin in it and define it all.

[00:11:07] I just want to feel it all. And one thing that I've realized in my slow new learning process of meditation is that it's an amazing way to connect with the mind, body, and spirit. And it, it's actually really exciting for me. New discoveries all the time. And I'd love to get really good at, um, good at meditating.

[00:11:30] Is that something that you could really. Uh, master probably, but I'm doing it for me. So I'm not looking for perfection. I'm just looking for growth. I know that when I read, eat, pray, love, I was fascinated by the pre section of the book, um, when Elizabeth Gilbert went to India and she was spending weeks and weeks.

[00:11:52] Meditating sometimes for hours a day and the kinds of transformation that she talked about. And so even though I [00:12:00] read that book however long ago, it came out probably over a decade by now. It was fascinating to me then. And so now I have a goal by 50 to really hone in on and. Develop my spirituality in that side of me and learn a lot more about, um, ancient traditions and wisdom culture and, uh, religion and incorporate that a little bit into my daily life.

[00:12:30] All right. Let's see. So , so here's one that I put on my list and it's already happening. I, after. Big hike, aha moment up the mountain in Pennsylvania, it was like, ah, there's something. Speaking of meditation and health all in one, there's something very meditative about those types of hikes because you really do disconnect from.

[00:12:58] you know, your [00:13:00] screen time, your social media, you even from, uh, usually if you're doing it by yourself or even when I'm hiking with my husband, we do it silently. And so it's a very much personal journey of strength and will to, you know, get up that mountain. And so I came back and when I wrote this list, I'm like, I want to go on a trek of the Aperannapurna circuit at the foothills of the Himalaya. And then I also made a list of like 10 other places that would be fabulous to take trecks. Everything from the Inca Trail to Scottish Highlands to the right here, you know, in, in the mountains where I'm at, or Sierra Nevada, it doesn't matter. Like there's a lot of places to go.

[00:13:43] But the first one on my list was the Annapurna Trail. And guess what happened two days ago? One of my dearest friends from that I've, uh, lost touch with over the years, we've just recently reconnected, and she [00:14:00] reached out to me and she's like, Hey, do you wanna go to Nepal with me? And my instant answer was, fuck yes.

[00:14:07] instantly. Like there wasn't even a second thought. I'm like, yes, now tell me the details and how do I make my deposit? And we are taking a trek. To Nepal, we're taking a trip to Nepal. It's a cultural spiritual trip. So speaking of meditation, um, there's daily meditation in yoga, there's touring through Kathmandu and then up to the monasteries.

[00:14:30] And then we'd spend a few days treking the Annapurna circuit at the foothills of the Himalayas. So, About them apples. You guys, when you start putting out into this world what you want, it starts coming back to you. So , I am so excited about that. My word of the year for 2022 is expansion, and it's just coming and slapping me in the face.

[00:14:58] Here you go. You want. [00:15:00] You want meditation, you want the Annapurna trail? Let's go for it. I guess I need to get a tattoo before I go or something and book that trip for my husband and I to take . All right, so I have a couple of very simple and maybe lofty fun ideas that are on my list as well. So let's just run down those.

[00:15:26] Really quickly, I would love to land a big speaking gig, so I'm putting that out there. I don't know Ted talk. Anybody ? I'm up for it. I really love being able to communicate this way. Yes, I have my challenges where I am, I have my fears of showing up and saying the wrong thing or doing the wrong thing.

[00:15:49] Well, that's what this practice is for. That's what this prologues for, and that's what the podcast's for and that's what's showing up live on Instagram's for, and that's what running courses and programs and coaching is for. It's all [00:16:00] practice and it's opening up new ideas and new possibilities, and so I would love to have an opportunity to land a big speaking gig.

[00:16:09] So I got, I've got that on my list in the next two years to do and okay, so I'm going down this list. I would also love to land a big licensing deal with my artwork with a big company like maybe Anthropology or Our House, or. Juggalo, or you name it, some of my very favorite brands. Target for, for even Target would be fabulous because it's one of my favorite stores.

[00:16:37] So big licensing deal with my artwork. I have been licensed before through Maine Cottage and. , that was a really interesting experience, but I don't think my artwork fit with their brand very well. So I like a licensing deal in a place where my artwork belongs. There you go. I'm putting that out into the world.

[00:16:59] And [00:17:00] let's see, what is that? So I've done fit by 50, get a tattoo, meditate, proper honeymoon with my husband. Go on a massive trek. That's five. Um, speak. Gig, a licensing deal. So I've got three more to tell you about. I would love to, this is cheating you guys. I would love to become a published author. I think I put one on the list that I knew I could immediately cross off.

[00:17:33] So if you haven't already heard or purchased the book, Mixed Media Color Studio was published in 2021, and it's all about my color theory, modern color theory, um, and how to apply the principles of color to your artwork in a really simple way to create more dynamic artwork without having to learn all of the boring, tedious, academic rules of making art.

[00:17:57] So it's a, it's a lot of fun and a lot of play. . [00:18:00] Well, what I'm, I love to be published again. Maybe that's why I wrote that down. Let's be honest with ourselves. Let's, let's put that out there. I would love to publish a book that's more about motivational or thought work, a connection of the spirit and creativity instead of just how to, so, All right, so I checked it off the list and put it back on my list.

[00:18:25] So I have two more to tell you. I would love to buy a brand new home or land or a second home before I turn 50. At some point, yes, my husband and I will finally be able to have our dream home. I love the home that we're in, but. Now that I've spent enough time in the mountains and hiking, I want a home close to the trails.

[00:18:49] I wanna be able to step every day outside of my home and just be able to walk through the trees and soak in all of that goodness. So [00:19:00] I'm putting it out there. I would like to have that dream home, and if we're not ready for the dream home to move yet, then maybe we'll buy the land where the dream home could be.

[00:19:10] Yeah, that works. See you put out those ideas and you'll see what comes to you. So finally, for my big number 10, it's something that I already believe that I am. I'm just waiting for the numbers to back it up. I intend to earn a million dollars in a single year before I turned 50. So that's not very far from.

[00:19:36] and I've been working really hard. I'm building a beautiful, aligned, remarkable business, and I have no doubt that I'll be able to get to that point. And I'm putting this number out here because we don't talk about money enough as artists, even as entrepreneurs sometimes we hide behind this facade of, uh, guilt and shame around money or embarrassment or we've been told our whole life growing up.

[00:19:59] Don't talk [00:20:00] about how much you make, but I'm here to tell you I'm a third of the way. As of 2020. Tax year, and I have no doubt that I can get myself all the way there to that seven figure mark of gross revenue in a very profitable business. And this means if I can do that, I can teach others how to do that, and I can show that it's possible.

[00:20:22] And when we create that kind of wealth, we can give so much more. I can give more to my family, I can give more to my children and my parents. and I can give more back to the community, donate more, and I can create bigger and better programs that can help more people. So I think there's enough for all of us.

[00:20:41] When there's 8 billion people in this world, I know there's no doubt that we can find this piece of this infinite pie and build upon that. And I'm really motivated and excited about it. I read the book We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rogers, and it really transformed how I looked at the power of money.

[00:20:59] If [00:21:00] we wanna change the world, if we want something different to happen, we've gotta play on a bigger playing field. And having the funds and the means to do it makes all the difference in the world. So while I'm not motivated by the fancy things like Gucci bags and diamond rings, I am motivated. Travel by living in a beautiful place by taking care of the people that I love and by creating programs and courses that I know that will make an impact on others.

[00:21:32] And that's really where we're gonna be moving forward with Unfold with Kelly Wynn. It's really important to me, and I don't think it's a too big of an ask because what I can create for myself means that I can help you create for yourself as well. I believe it's possible for all of us and want to. Help you build your own remarkable business as well through your creativity, the, the gifts that you have, the talent that you have, the dreams that you have, the [00:22:00] things that you've been building.

[00:22:01] For years. The thing that glow that's in your soul that you know is just oozing out of you and ready to go. I wanna help you tap into that, harness that and see how you can't make wealth for yourself out of the things that you love the most, out of the passion that you have for your art and for your community.

[00:22:25] We can do. There's no reason why artists can't be wealthy. As I said, I grew up in that. Ironic situation of living in a beautiful art community of everyone having money and providing for their family. So if I can grow up in my youth, seeing artists build beautiful custom homes and raise families of half a dozen children and create that kind of lifestyle for themselves.

[00:22:58] I don't see any reason why we can't [00:23:00] do the same. It's out there and it's just waiting for us. It's all a matter of how you look at it. Right. All right. Well you guys, it's been so much fun to be able to share with you my top 10, big dream for the next two years of my life. I'm gonna be showing up here on this podcast.

[00:23:17] Hopefully inspiring you, educating you, or edutaining you, as many people have asked, interviewing experts and artists talking about things that are real, honest, raw stories that have made us who we are, and then breakthrough the boundaries of everything that we think that we're supposed to be so that we can be more real, more authentic.

[00:23:38] And make an impact. Are you up for it? Say you will say, you will join me on this journey. I can't wait until we have episode 100 Ways to Make Money as an Artist without ever Having. To sell your art coming to you real soon. Hey, if you like what you've heard so far, share it. [00:24:00] Share it with the world, share it on social media, and tag me at Kellee Wynne Studios.

[00:24:04] That's K E L L E E W Y N N E Studios. I would love to hear what you have to say and re-share any post that you share about this new podcast that's just come out. It would mean the world to me. And while you're at it, come sign up for my new newsletter, the Artist Dispatch. You can go to kelly win and join and get a honest and raw and real message perfectly imperfect every week from yours truly.

[00:24:37] Thank you so much and I'll talk to you next time.

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