Future Entrepreneurs: Spark Creativity

18 Oct Future Entrepreneurs: Spark Creativity

“Open your mind, playbook and sketchpad as we spark this journey in creativity together!” Akasha Garnier
Painting by Jim Musil based on #ShineThroughtheNoise photos…it could be yours!





Many of you know me as a great music fan. Some know that at 17 I wrote my first sponsor letter to First Avenue in Minneapolis to partner with my college radio show (they said yes!). Several of our First Ave friends were in my Honors’ Composition class and 2 of them became my co-hosts. We wrote and won a grant that resulted in an open-air radio station. And I believed in the power of writing.
I’ve parlayed such connections into brands on a mission and the power of giving back with Teen Cancer America, The Wishwall and (RED).



To celebrate the Shine Through the Noise sequel launch week we’re doing a $300 painting giveaway by Jim Musil, an inspiring professional painter, friend and mentor!
I was a little shy my freshmen year in Minneapolis after growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jim invited me to learn about radio, production, promotion and benefit concerts hands on. I screwed my courage to the sticking-place (yes, I’m an English major hence the Shakespeare reference) and started the specialty dance show sponsored by First Avenue. Jim and I were housemates for a year in college with other radio friends in Minneapolis. He was at the helm with our WMMR Board of Directors while pursuing the grant with the University of Minnesota. Radio K in Minneapolis was the radio station result!
I remember Jim painting in college. It’s a pleasure to share his creativity and success now!
“This was a blast—lots of energy. I pushed the colors to be more vibrant and warmer which felt like a great fit for AkashaLin,” Jim said when discussing the artwork and inspiration.
Thanks, Jim! 🙂 I’ve been inspired by our discussions and especially by this vibrant painting!!
Check out Jim Musil’s painting website (https://www.jimmusil.com) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jimmusilpainter)!




Here’s how you can win this $300 painting by artist Jim Musil to have as your daily inspiration:
1. Buy Akasha Garnier’s new book: (paperback or Kindle) https://www.amazon.com/Shine-Through-Noise-Creativity-Branding/dp/1628655690/
2. Leave a review on Amazon.
3. Email a screenshot of your review: success@akashagarnier.com
You may enter the giveaway from Monday, October 15 – Friday, November 2, 2018.
Bonus entry: You may get another entry by leaving a review for Secrets to Shine through the Noise and emailing that screenshot.



There’s already a great buzz on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnzo8IeDOQh/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/JimMusilPainter/status/1041477003235532800) from when we shared the piece in progress! I’m grateful for that and the positive energy as we start this “Shine 2” chapter.



Thank you for reading! Best wishes for your projects and we welcome your comments below.



Akasha Lin
Akasha Garnier
Author, Branding Expert, Producer
Akashagarnier.com for The Wishwall Foundation

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