John Sovec is a therapist/coach in private practice in Pasadena California who works with clients on career transitions, goal setting, and motivation. He is the clinical consultant for The Life Group LA, adjunct faculty at Phillips Graduate Institute, and guest lecturer at Alliant University and USC School of Social Work.
John has designed professional training models and seminars for the Walt Disney Company, Paramount Studios, Pandemic Studios, Electronic Arts, and Washington Mutual.
His work has been featured on The Riki Lake Show, OWN, Bravo, FOX, The Advocate, KTLA, ABC, LA Talk Radio, The Washington Post, and columns for Huffington Post and Good Therapy.
Highlights from the show:
- Paul survives his COVID quarantine by putting on more shows via Vaudacity Network
- Kevin celebrates Kate’s writing milestone with Dana Middleton. He also recommends “In and Of Itself”
- John talks about the peaceful joy found in his gardening and how his tomatoes are going gangbusters
- Creatives are reaching into their vulnerable side and that can require a lot mentally and physically
- The simple act of breathing to calm yourself.
- John describes exactly what happens with the mind in a “fight or flight” situation. He describes the “freeze” that happens when we are in an anxiety-producing situation
- Doing an actual reality check. Lack of safety usually comes from something you are imagining. “I’m safe, I’m OK and I’m loved.”
- Seeing the courage, strength, and discipline that a creative possesses when putting their art and putting themselves out into the world.
- The work of the creative isn’t the end result, it’s the process and falling in love with the act of creating
- Getting into a beginner’s mindset
- We weren’t trained to survive a pandemic. John’s example of shooting for 100% when you’re under duress. Work within the parameters that you are operating.
- Learning to navigate that season where you may not be able to do your creative work as your main income source. Finding that “sweet time” to feed your creative soul.