Thought Row Episode 10: Cris Santos - When You’re Multi-Talented

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Thought Row Episode 10: When You're Multi-Talented

This week’s Thought Row podcast guest is Cris Santos. Cris has a Master degree in Linguistics and is a content creator/blogger that writes about travel, fashion and lifestyle. As a former model and lover of the arts, she decided to take control of her life and chase her dreams. In 2017 while taking pictures to create a book trailer for her book One Way Trip, she launched PhotosbyCris Designs. She also represents apparel lines that she helped develop and market. We discuss her life as an entrepreneur and a single mom of twin teenage boys. If you need positive and creative motivation to lift your spirits for the whole week, then tune in, wherever you listen to podcasts.


Links for Cris Santos

Photos By Cris Magazine:

Luna Blue Girl:

Cris Santos Styling:


Photosbycris Designs


Show Notes: 

R: Hi everyone...And here we are...motivating you to live more creatively. I’m Rod Jones.

I: And I’m Inci Jones...Welcome to the Thought Row podcast. We invite you to subscribe wherever you listen. We are available virtually anywhere you listen to your podcasts. 

R: That’s right Inci...I know people that want to think more creatively, will benefit from our weekly show. What are we discussing today? 

I: Today we’re going to talk about when you are creative in multiple ways...and we’re going to have a special guest who is one of those lucky people that is blessed with talent in so many ways. 

R: This is going to be very interesting Inci. Now how about the quote for the week.

I: Well because it’s Valentine’s week, this one is kind of special. Here it is:

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” — Helen Keller

R: That is a beautiful quote from someone who gave and shared courage to millions of people.

Discuss - Anne Sullivan

R: what about creative people in general?

I: When it comes to people who seem to be creative in everything they touch, I guess we all can’t be like Leonardo DaVinci. 

R: He is one of the top when it comes to creativity. But I think a lot of that had to do with his scientific mind where he was just curious about everything. Which in itself is total creativity. 

Discuss - creative work space

I: In today’s world there are people that excel in one creative endeavor only to find that they’re really quite good in other areas. 

R: A good example of creativity are novelists. When I was reading about some of their lives, I discovered that quite a few were very accomplished painters. 

Discuss - actors that became painters Tony Curtis, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins and Jane Seymour. Johnny Cash - they have an edge. Frank Sinatra getting a cover of a magazine for photography. 

Interview questions: 

I: Welcome to Thought Row Cris. We have so many questions for you because you have so many facets to your creativity. And our listeners are excited to hear what you have to say. 

I: You are very creative and very talented in so many different areas, from content creation, language, travel, fashion, photography and you are even a book author. Plus we need to mention you have been a fashion model. All this is built around Photos by Cris designs - which is your brand. 

R: First we wanted to ask you...what did you have for breakfast today? 

R: You have managed to become an expert in so many beauty and lifestyle categories. Most people would be happy just to be successful in one. What is your secret to keeping it all in motion? 

I: When it comes to clothing, what is your favorite to market and what is your favorite to personally wear?

R: You must have a very special ability to market your thoughts, ideas and products. What do you attribute that business talent to? 

I: Do you have a health routine that gives you the energy and mental stamina that you need?

I: Do you have tips on how you keep yourself looking so radiant? 

R: We know you are a single mother with twin boys that are teens now. How do you manage to mom and still attend to all of your businesses? 

I: You live in Australia, but you have managed to connect with, and market to people from all over the world. How have you managed this? 

R: Tell us about the Luna Blue Girl Shop.

I: Everything you do has a luxury look to it. Does that fit into your creative motivation and philosophy? 

R: What is your work space like? 

I: What do you want to be known for when it comes to a luxury lifestyle that people can achieve? 

R: If someone wanted to create the lifestyle you have built for yourself, what would be your #1 suggestion? 

I: We know everything you do requires a lot of physical and mental energy. What is your secret to staying motivated? 

R: Do you ever have doubts about what you’re doing?

I: How do you keep yourself in a positive mindset to keep everything in perspective?

R: We understand that you have written several books. When did you find time to accomplish that goal? 

I: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? 

R: What do you want to be best remembered by?

I: If you could sit on a park bench and chat with anybody from the past...who would it be? 

Discuss comment

Close interview - 

R: It’s been so exciting to chat with you today Cris.

I: Just letting everyone know...If you want to know more about Cris...We will have links in the show notes and also under the show guest tab on Thought Row - so everyone can visit Cris’s websites and learn more about her and connect with her on social media. 

Thanks Cris - Bye

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  • Very happy to listen to Cris, wonderful woman, super mum and great friend. Thank you.

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  • It was amazing to be part of this interview. Thank you so much for the opportunity and for the wonderful work you Rod and Inci are doing for the art community. Wishing you both a wonderful weekend.
    Cris Santos

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