Interview #013: Gregg & Elise Jaffe of Big Teeth Productions

by Jay Delaney
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Gregg & Elise Jaffe launched Big Teeth Productions, a Chicago-based video production company, back in 2005 after seeing one-too-many boring wedding videos.

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Go At Your Own Pace

by Jay Delaney
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It’s so easy to compare ourselves to other people. It’s so easy to let our minds wander to how successful other people are, how much farther ahead of us they are, and how fun and adventurous their lives are compared to ours.

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Interview #012: Libby Alexander of The Vintage Bazaar

by Jay Delaney
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Libby Alexander is the co-creator of The Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up flea market in Chicago that launched in 2010. They’ve had tremendous growth in short time, drawing thousands of people to their events.

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You Will Find the People Who Matter

by Jay Delaney
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By living your life in line with what you value, you’re more likely to find and attract people who will matter to you.

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Interview #011: Kent Nichols of Ask A Ninja

by Jay Delaney
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Kent Nichols is a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s the co-creator of AskANinja.com. He recently sat down for a conversation with Create the Map.

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Is Passion Discovered or Created?

by Jay Delaney
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Passion has been a recurring theme so far in my interviews for Create the Map as I explore how people have ended up pursuing their own paths in life. While some people seem to have an easy time knowing what their passion is, I know many who have a tough time with it.

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What Rufus Wainwright Can Teach Us About Taking Risks

by Jay Delaney
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How often do you just play it safe and go about your day-to-day life living a safe existence? How often do you take risks, push yourself, and try to do something where you could possibly fail?

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Interview #009: John-Paul Walton of Retronyms

by Jay Delaney
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The ninth interview on Create the Map features John-Paul Walton, co-founder of Scheme Studio, Retronyms, and Dokogeo. Watch the clip, the full video interview, and read some insights from our conversation.

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Define Success for Yourself

by Jay Delaney
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One of the first steps of carving out your own unique path and living your own life is to take responsibility for defining your own success. Many of us have minds that are filled with the voices of other people, and these voices often tell us how we should define success. Sometimes these are the voices of people who love us, and sometimes these are the voices of our harshest critics.

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Interview #008: Dan Christofferson of BeeTeeth & Big Cartel

by Jay Delaney
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The eighth interview on Create the Map features Dan Christofferson. He’s an artist, designer, and an illustrator. He also oversees marketing and social outreach for Big Cartel. Watch the clip, the full video interview, or just read some insights from our conversation.

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