Perfection vs Progress

Last week I sent out my newsletter to thousands of people, and in the very first line was a typo. Today I want to talk about how this typo represents what so many writers and creators tell me they fear: making a simple mistake that will sink their career. This can cause them to resist creating, resist publishing, and resist sharing. I discuss how this relates to impostor’s syndrome, and how perfection limits our potential, and our progress.

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“If there is a moment where you feel lost, find a new path that energizes and inspires you.” My interview with Amber Coleman-Mortley

Amber Coleman-MortleyToday I speak with Amber Coleman-Mortley who shares her wisdom on making a creative shift in your life. It includes “delusions of grandeur,” a “social contribution of making the world a better place,” and “needing to have a plan.” She talks about the difficult parts of transitions: “[When] I took a pivot, I had a huge confidence drop. [I asked myself], what’s my identity?” Her advice: “If there is a moment where you feel lost, find a new path that energizes and inspires you.”

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You can find Amber in the following places:

momofallcapes.com
Twitter: @MomOfAllCapes
Instagram: @MomOfAllCapes
Facebook

Why I Create and Share

Today I look back on the moment 25 years ago that became the birth of this podcast. But not only that, I reflect on why I create, and why I share. In this episode I share the story of how I created a zine in the early 1990s interviewing my favorite bands like Oasis, Blur, Weezer, and They Might Be Giants, and how that turned into the podcast you are listening to now. I also share why these experiences are the foundation for not only creativity, but filling my life with fulfilling connections and moments. I encourage you to consider the same questions for yourself.

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A Creative Reset

The last quarter of every year, I focus on a creative reset. This is time to collect and organize my ideas and with a sense of intention, prepare a sense of creative clarity for the next year. In this episode, I share a bit about that process and why I’m pausing this podcast for the month of December. But it will return in January with some amazing new episodes. Thank you!

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“I got diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but the book was my bright spot.” My Interview with Veronica Miller Jamison

Veronica Miller JamisonToday, picture book illustrator and textile designer Veronica Miller Jamison, shares how she made a major career shift, and how that led to illustrating her first book. She discusses the value of surrounding yourself with people who appreciate the craft you are learning, and how that community then became major supporters of her work. She is wonderfully honest about mental health, and how navigating anxiety and depression is a part of this journey.

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You can find Veronica in the following places:
veronicajamisonart.com
Instagram: @veronicajamisonart
Her book: A Computer Called Katherine