I have listened to some juicy, inspirational podcasts recently and thought I’d take little time to share them with you, seeing as this blog is supposed to be all about inspiration, right?
First up, I’m so excited that Liz Gilbert has started up her Magic Lessons again. For those of you who don’t know her, Elizabeth Gilbert is the woman who wrote Eat, Pray, Love. For some of you that will make you go ‘no, thanks’ but bear with me. This woman is great. She knows about creativity, she’s a savvy business woman and she’s nothing if not a grafter. In short, she’s inspiring.
Her book Big Magic deals with creativity and how accessible it is to everyone. But by far her greatest idea was to start a podcast talking to everyday people who were struggling with some aspect of their creativity and bringing in renowned experts in those various fields for advice and stories of their own experience.
Her first season of conversations were terrific but she’s decided to go for a second season and already I’m looking forward to each new release. I prefer her second season because, last year each conversation issue was broken down into separate podcasts but this time round, she’s got the chat with the person who is having the problem, the conversation with the expert in their field and then a catch up with the original person all in the one podcast. How’s that for juice!? I love it.
The other podcast I’m loving at the moment is The Beautiful Writers Podcast. It’s hosted by Danielle La Porte and Linda Siversten. I bought Danielle’s Desire Map earlier this summer and have found it really useful in helping me focus on where I’m at and where I want to get to. These two women are seriously well connected and have some awesome guests like Robert McKee, Steven Pressfield and the afore mentioned Liz Gilbert. I’ve been scrolling through their archives and learning a lot about this crazy writing life that I’m embarking on.
Dive in and be encouraged and inspired. I’ll be back next week with some other great suggestions and an announcement about an exciting conversation I’ll be taking part in myself at the end of this month!
In the meantime, keep strutting and bellowing!