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Success, Loss and Creative Reinvention: A Multi-Hyphenated Journey with Bobby Hedglin-Taylor
In this episode, Bobby opens up about the profound grief he experienced during the pandemic after losing his mother to COVID. But in the face of tragedy, he found solace in creative outlets, such as writing a cookbook and a book about his mother called "Hashtag Shit My Momma Says." Sharing his mother's funny catchphrases and stories became a source of healing and humor for both Bobby and his audience.
We also dive deep into Bobby's pivot into stand-up comedy and his new project - a love story set at Burning Man. As a multi-hyphenated artist, Bobby continues to explore various mediums and finds inspiration in the most unexpected places.
Embrace your nonlinear journey: Bobby's career in the arts has been far from linear, and he attributes his success to embracing the twists and turns. From theater to trapeze to stand-up comedy, he has explored various artistic mediums, finding inspiration in unexpected places. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to pursue your creative passions!
Turn adversity into art: Bobby's healing journey after losing his mother to COVID and battling his own fight with the virus led him to express his experiences through writing. His books, like "Hashtag Shit My Momma Says," blend humor, memoir, and recipes to offer comfort to those dealing with similar challenges. When life throws you curveballs, transform your pain into creative fuel.
The power of collaboration and promotion: Bobby's self-publishing journey taught him the importance of collaboration and giving back. By leveraging launch teams, reviews, and podcasts, he was able to connect with a wider audience and successfully promote his books. Remember, as creative entrepreneurs, investing time and energy into collaborations and strategic promotion can make all the difference in reaching your desired audience.
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Get Bobby's book "#Sh*t My Momma Says" on Amazon
Bobby Hedglin Taylor-Bobby’s work was featured on Broadway in the smash hit revival of PIPPIN where he trained Tony award winners Patina Miller and Andrea Martin for their roles in the A.R.T. production, as well as Tovah Feldshuh who replaced Andrea Martin. Bobby was the tightrope trainer for Rob McClure and his two understudies for the 2012 musical CHAPLIN on Broadway. Off Broadway his aerial work was featured in the CSC version of A Midsummer Night's Dream starring Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci.
Bobby's career combines over 30 years of theatrical expertise and circus performance to bring Aerial Dance to a whole new level! He was the Cirque choreographer and coach for Holland America Cruise line. On New Years Eve 2011 and 2018 Bobby and 16 other acrobats flew 75 feet to the roof of Madison Square Garden as part of the surprise gimmick for the rock band PHISH.
For the past 20 years he's worked as an aerial sequence choreographer. Staging 29 productions of the musical BARNUM, as well as training and sequencing for shows like AIDA, TARZAN (TOTS National Tour and the Louisiana premiere) , CARNIVAL, THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE-CIRCUS ON SODOR, MADAGASCAR LIVE! and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. In 2021 he checked off another box on the bucket list and became an author. His book #ShitMyMamaSays-a humorous look at life while dealing with dementia. His 2nd book “Escape To Ravioli Mountain-a Memoir in Food” is coming soon! Bobby still enjoys all aspects of height, flight and aerial dynamics. His philosophy is simple "Why Walk when you can fly?"
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Nick Demos is a Tony and Olivier Award winning Broadway producer, documentary filmmaker, conscious business coach and manifestation expert With over 15 years of teaching pranayama (breath work), yoga and creativity as well as thirty years in the entertainment industry, he has travelled from the Tony Awards to ashrams and run a multi-million dollar business in between. Nick helps you clear blocks and tap into your creative intuition so you can tell your stories and manifest the business and life of your dreams creating wealth and impact.