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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Sign up for the Overcoming Self-Promotion...

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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...

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ps043: How to Know If You're Bullshitting Yourself

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This week aligned pretty perfectly. No surprise there. I had previously scheduled to talk about this subject so the fact that I woke up struggling with this really could not have been more perfect.

It is imperative that we call BS when we see it. In ourselves, in others, in our surroundings - if we see folks faking authenticity or trying to be a square peg in a round hole, we need to call it out.

So that's what we're talking about today.

PS - if any of this resonates with you, send me an...

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ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery

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This week we're chatting about how to prepare for your next season of bravery and how to use some forecasting skills to make that happen. Using all the information we have available can be powerful, especially as we make plans for the future - which is what I'm doing this month while finishing up this national book tour. Come out and say hi!

Oh and here's the other episode with Bailie Slevin I mentioned: https://www.barenakedbravery.com/podcast/069

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ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments

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In reaction to how close the publishing date for my book was the other day someone asked me, "Are you just so proud of yourself?!"  The question caught me off guard because if I'm being honest I wasn't proud of myself. I wasn't proud because I hadn't taken time to feel that yet.

So after taking a couple days to continue with all the busy hubbub of all this book release excitement, I also took some time to feel the full effect of attaining a really huge milestone for myself.

Regardless of...

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ps039: A Powerful Recipe & Exercise for Guaranteed Improvement

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This week I needed to hop on a soapbox. I saw a quote the other day attributed to the lovely Brené Brown which I (shockingly) disagreed with. Normally, I love Brené's work, but the quote I read of hers did not sit right with me.

So in today's podcast episode, I outline why I disagree and how I would've said what she said a little differently. It is my belief and I've witnessed this to be true in countless environments, that we MUST constantly evaluate ourselves in order to have...

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