How To Keep Creating With Jessie Artigue
Meet Jessie Artigue
Jessie Artigue is, by nature, a do-er. As she puts it, her drive to keep creating is something she proudly can't ignore. She's at the helm of several creative projects within the digital space and is continuously adding action to thought; Uh, something we tend to love here. Jessie is a Lifestyle Expert at Style + Pepper, Pod-Cast Co-Host for Marriage is Funny, and Mentor at Pepperologie. She's our next "do-er" as a part of our collaboration with Create + Cultivate - Learn her story, best advice, and goals below.
Occupations, affiliations, and projects.
“People Who Do + Create & Cultivate” focus on those who excel at moving forward throughout their passions in life, why is it important to you to “do and create”?
I’ve always been someone who had a hard time sitting still. Once I realized that I could harness that energy to pursue a career doing things that I love, it was like a lightbulb went off and I have hardly slowed down since. The drive to keep moving and keep creating is something that I just can’t ignore, and has become a part of my identity that I can’t imagine life without.
To date, what accomplishments (of any kind) are you most proud of?
I think this would have been a tough question to answer a few months ago. I used to feel like I had to list a fancy national news appearance or brand partnership, but ever since launching Marriage is Funny earlier this summer — I can honestly say that it is my absolute best work. I am so proud and honored by how well it has been received so far, and working with my husband has changed me in ways that I could never have expected. It is incredibly humbling to hear the generous feedback from listeners who tell us that the show makes them feel like a better partner — Encouraging people to love each other well is the best possible accomplishment I can think of.
#1 motivating mantra to get through tough moments.
I tend to skip the mantras and head straight to the prayers. Always helps me to remember that I’m not alone, and that everything belongs. (Even the rough patches.)
What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned so far this year?
I’m continually learning that I’d rather be known for my warmth than my strong-will.
What’s your favorite lesson you’ve ever learned, ever?
Trust steadily, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.
What's your go-to song to put you in a better mood?
Janelle Monae, Electric Lady.
What are some of the ways that you relieve stress?
Whipping up healthy meals in my kitchen and working out are both sure fire ways to calm me down. Running, pilates + power flow yoga are my Rx.
Favorite method for logging any kind of inspiration.
Give me a decent seat on an airplane and a stack of old-fashion magazines and I’m a happy gal.
You lead such amazingly creative and forward-thinking projects that focuses on the digital space. What’s the biggest thrill that you get from them?
The brainstorming process is usually my favorite part! I love balancing client goals with our own strategic offerings, and the dynamic nature of the digital space makes for SO many exciting opportunities.
What is one thing that is so satisfying in your career that you wouldn't be able to do if you had chosen another career path?
The ability to have a flexible schedule is something that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to give up.
Top 5 people you would invite to a dinner party.
Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and my husband Gerard.
3 words that you want to be remembered by.
Faithful. Generous. Free-spirited.
What’s the next goal?
Carving out a new normal in Southern CA, and continuing to daydream about a TV version of our podcast!
What advice would you give to someone who's trying to follow in your career path?
Don’t start a blog as a full-time source of income. Use it as a portfolio, embrace it as a fun side-project, and diversify your revenue streams.
By "do-ing", you create your own unique legacy. How do you want your legacy to look/be remembered?
I love daydreaming about the future, but I’m more a live-in-the-moment kind of gal. The three words from earlier pretty much sums this question up for me, though!