561: Using Music As A Form of Diplomacy with Christy Jeziorski

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In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Christy Jeziorski, as we talk about using music as a form of diplomacy. Christy is a social entrepreneur, music consultant, creative strategist, and founder of Inity. At a young age, she has already been passionate about music and her journey always led her back to it. Music is so powerful in many ways; listen to the episode now and learn how this has changed her life!

Listen to your Intuition

Intuition or gut instincts are personal feelings and immediate understandings of certain matters that are mostly always right. Many people neglect their intuition because they’re afraid of the outcome if they follow what they feel. It can be very difficult to follow them, especially when you’re focused on the negative situations that might happen. On the contrary, listening to your intuitions protect you from harmful situations and relationships. It helps you become more aware and avoid unnecessary matters that will waste your time. If you start to acknowledge and accept your gut instincts, your path will be clearer. You can’t really say that your intuition is wrong when you don’t try to prove it right. There are many instances in our life when we wished that we should’ve followed our intuitions from the start. Don’t let overthinking interfere or hinder you from what you think is best for you.

Breaking Away from Expectations

People will always have expectations for who you are and what they want you to do. It is hard to break away from these expectations when they’re from our families. We start becoming hesitant to follow our passion because of what others are saying. However, it is important that you realize that you’re the one that should create your future and not anyone else. When you let other people dictate who you should become, you’ll live your life unfulfilled and confused. Christy said that it is important that people find that passion or purpose in their life that makes them feel happy that they could turn into their careers. By having the courage to work hard for your passion, you will never feel like you’re simply working to earn money. Instead, you’ll feel and living your life with a purpose.

About Christy Jeziorski:,

Christy is a music industry professional with over 40 concerts and festivals under her belt as an independent producer and promoter, including the reggae and global music series at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, and two seasons of Miami Reggae Festival.

A consultant and strategist for artists in the global roots music scene (reggae, jazz, afrobeat, folktronica, music of Latin America), and she strives to help artists and brands connect with their audiences through campaigns that are both insight-driven and socially impactful, while at the same time catalyze a form of cultural exchange and diplomacy across borders.

Over the last decade, Christy lived and studied in Los Angeles, South Africa, Belize, Denver and Palm Springs. She vibes with others who love music and value inclusion, social justice, and equity.

Outline of the episode:

[04:53] Who Christy wanted to be when she was young.

[06:19] The two cultures she was exposed to growing up.

[07:36] How Christy’s identity developed and changed.

[11:53] The importance of acceptance and intuition.

[15:29] Breaking away from the expectations of other people.

[18:39] It’s a constant process of figuring things out.

[21:52] Be more free in life and don’t worry so much.

[25:19] Music has always been a big part of her life.

[27:45] The start of her entrepreneurial journey.

[30:43] Christy’s fallback in life is always music.

[34:40] Pursue your passion and what gives you joy.

[37:38] Follow your intuition and listen to your gut feelings.

[39:19] Christy’s plan of shifting her identity and self.

[43:32] Using music as a form of diplomacy.

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