2020: The Highs & Lows (aka Your Invitation to a Better 2021)

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I don't know about you, but 2020 can go take a long walk off a short pier.

The backstory... 2020 started with my attempts to distract myself from feeling dangerously raw and vulnerable. The previous year felt like a rollercoaster and I was losing trust in the world, life, people...

My mom's emergency brain surgery, glioblastoma brain cancer diagnosis, watching her learn to walk, eat, do radiation, chemo... Travel from TN to CO to TN to WY to CO to WY to TN to almost immediately leaping into 45…

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Hope & Defiant Expectation During COVID-19 - How to Find It

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The most underrated and overused word last month was "unprecedented." This month in The School of Bravery we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of DEFIANT EXPECTATION.

Take a listen to Emily Ann Peterson share some updates on the latest news and announcements from our community and give you some insights, new perspectives, and resources for finding your defiant expectation during quarantine and this season of bravery that is COVID-19.

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How to Have a Vision of Possibility for 2020 (Plus New Co-host, Danielle Hope Diamond!)

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We have such an exciting episode for you today! To coincide with last month's bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I wanted to introduce you to someone very special: Danielle Hope Diamond

Danielle reached out to me to potentially become a guest expert of The School of Bravery and get interviewed on the podcast. However, after getting to know her very briefly, it became clear that she should be much more than just a one-time guest on our little podcast.

Danielle is our new podcast co-ho…

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Cyberstalking: Vulnerability & Power of Choice

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Note: This episode might contain triggering content for some audience members.

This month in The School of Bravery we've been focusing on the bravery ingredient of POWER OF CHOICE, while last month we covered VULNERABILITY. Both topics relate to what I want to bring up with you today...

Cyberstalking.

This is one of the rawest and un-edited podcast episodes I've ever published. There is crying in this episode, but you'll also hear hope and thankfully, power of choice.

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When Things Don't Go As Planned...

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Over the last 5 years, I've received two major health diagnoses that have drastically changed how I work & live.

  1. I can't exert the same physical effort without having my right hand go totally wonky on me. (Thanks Essential Tremor.)
  2. I also can't depend 100% on my physical energy, at least not while my hypothyroidism isn't getting the lab tests we'd all like.

Throw in more than a few depressive days and enough naps for 4 newborn babies, and you've got a very interesting work-life balance.…

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ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality

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On today's mini-episode we're talking all about constraints, limitations, and how to have an imagination based on *hope* for your future. There are three main points I want to make, to help us get out of the "woe is me" mindset. So listen below to hear those thoughts and my answer to whether I think imagination is insanity or not.

I also give y'all a little update on how my book concert tour is going! Texas has been wonderful! Lots of chips & salsa, new friends, old friends, and amazing times s…

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ps047: The Upside of Taking Risks

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This week I'm preparing to leave my temporary home base of Atlanta to venture out into over 45 days of book readings, live performances, and workshops throughout the US. (All the dates and details are here: http://emilyannpeterson.com/calendar)

Since this month's theme in the School of Bravery and here on the podcast is Risk & Rejection, I thought I'd take a couple minutes before packing up my suitcase to talk about the upside of risk and the benefits it offers. Here are the 4 main topics I unf…

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ps046: How to Nurse Your Wounds of Rejection

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In today's peep show episode, we discuss my 6 go-to steps for recovering from rejection. This is so important for any creative or visionary. Those of us who have big ideas, often encounter rejection of those big ideas.

Understanding how to present those big ideas to the world is crucial, yes. (Speaking of, have you RSVP'd for the next masterclass yet? http://emilyannpeterson.com/workshops)

ut understanding how to handle and recover from rejection is ALSO crucial. If you're putting yourself o…

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ps045: Regaining Your Power & Enforcing Boundaries

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The past 2 weeks were filled with unexpected changes in my personal life. These changes greatly affected my work life. So in light of this month's top of "power of choice" in the realm of self-promotion, today we're chatting about how to regain your power by enforcing boundaries and drawing new lines in the sand. This is a crucial skill for anyone with personal life and a career - we all need the ability to balance crisis between the two realms.

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ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

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Last week I announced we were planning on a workshop all about how to not be a victim in life, but I got so many random questions about self-promotion that I decided to turn this month's theme of "Power of Choice" into how to use your power of choice to make better decisions in a self-promotion environment.

So in honor of this month's FREE masterclass (register here: http://emilyannpeterson.com/workshops) today we're talking all about how to do self-promotion differently and what that decision …

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