In this episode, we interview Nick Dodson, the founder of Broken Helm.
Broken Helm is a multi-media production company for people who are afflicted with addiction and want to create. Nick and his team help recovering addicts produce podcasts, music, art, merchandise, and more.
“We take ideas from people who are in recovery or anyone in the addict community and help make those ideas come to life,” says Nick.
During this episode, we talk about how Nick got the idea for Broken Helm and why he felt compelled to help those suffering from addiction.
“The original idea was basically from rehab. I was with a lot of people who would say ‘I wanna do [X] but I don’t have [Y]’ like equipment or a place to do it or somebody to believe in them. And so basically I’m saying ‘Ok now here it is, now do it or shut up.
In the process of building that studio, I figured out that I was just two steps away from music. Then from there, video production was only two steps away from there. And why leave out the people who paint? From there it’s snowballed into what it is today.”
Here’s What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- How and why Nick decided to start Broken Helm
- Nick’s favorite types of meditation
- The process Nick uses for setting simple goals in his business and daily life
- Useful tips and tricks for podcasters
We hope you enjoy this episode with Nick!
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Music by Commonwealth Choir
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