Feb 21, 2022
Nick Onken is a Creative Alchemist whose professional and commercial repertoire has no template or limits. His photography portfolio includes personalities such as Tom Hanks and Usher, and he has shot for top-tier brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and Marie Claire. As a taste-maker, Nick's personal style guide has drawn the attention of many. Worn by artists, thought leaders, creatives, and personalities who are impacting the world, Onken Hats are made to be cherished and collected. Identity Alchemy, a concept coined by Nick, is a powerful mix of personal growth and personal branding; a refreshing framework on how brands can authentically grow through all lenses of life.
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8:43 - Creative Alchemy and how Nick has alchemized his many creative pursuits
19:00 - Law of attraction and how to become aware of our thoughts
29:06 - Ayahuasca, mushrooms, and other plant medicine
36:56 - The recent passing of Nick’s mom and his healing journey in this time of transition and grief
55:17 - How attaching to our judgments can create division
1:01:52 - Lessons in consciousness from The Matrix: Choosing the red pill
1:22:00 - How Nick alchemized all his creative pursuits in his hat making
Instagram | @nickonken
Website | onken.co
Nick’s Hat Website | onkenhat.com
Nick’s Hat Instagram | @OnkenHat
Nick’s Photography Website | photographsbynickonken.com
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