The School of Bravery Podcast Archive
The research for the book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous started with a podcast which continues today as a free resource & supplemental content for students of The School of Bravery.
Improvisation & How to Quiet Your "Loop of Doom"
Ever been caught in a "Loop of Doom" constantly spinning through what-if scenarios...
...but then something wacky or random happens and the looping immediately stops? YEP, me too.
This month in The School of Bravery we're focusing on that exact bravery ingredient: Improvisation. The strong skill of improvisation can help soothe Loops of Doom and possibly quiet them altogether!
The stronger our improvisation skills are, the more confident we can feel while doing something brave. Your improvis…
2020: The Highs & Lows (aka Your Invitation to a Better 2021)
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…
Hope & Defiant Expectation During COVID-19 - How to Find It
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!)
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…
When Things Don't Go As Planned...
Over the last 5 years, I've received two major health diagnoses that have drastically changed how I work & live.
- I can't exert the same physical effort without having my right hand go totally wonky on me. (Thanks Essential Tremor.)
- 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.…
ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality
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…
ps047: The Upside of Taking Risks
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…
ps046: How to Nurse Your Wounds of Rejection
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 out…
ps045: Regaining Your Power & Enforcing Boundaries
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
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 …
ps043: How to Know If You're Bullshitting Yourself
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 emai…
ps042: Forecasting For Your Seasons of Bravery
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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ps041: Post-Bravery Brain Mush & Book Excitement
Last week we released my book "Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous" into the world and it was a smashing success! Yay! However, last week turned my brain to absolute mush, which is normal for what happens to your body after you do something brave (like publishing a book, throwing a concert, appearing on television - all of which I did last week!)
Take a listen to hear all about it!
If you haven't yet, purchase your copy of the book here.
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ps040: How to Make Space for Powerful Moments
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 how t…
ps039: A Powerful Recipe & Exercise for Guaranteed Improvement
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 constant improve…
ps038: How to Plan for Seasons of Bravery
When I look back over my life, I can see just how powerful planning for seasons of bravery can be. That being said, I've gotten really burned by making some really audacious goals and not being able to attain them.
There's an art to making plans, especially plans that you can stick to. That's what this week's Bare Naked Bravery podcast episode is all about: how to plan for seasons of bravery!
Obviously, the end of the year is the time where a LOT of folks are making new year's resolutions and …
ps037: On Rituals: How to Build Your Bravery with Acts of Intention
Earlier this week I submitted the final manuscript of my book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous to my formatter. It’s official. I can no longer make changes or edits or additions to my book. The line in the sand has been drawn. That was my final answer. (At least for this first edition.)
To celebrate such a nerve-wracking accomplishment, I reached for my phone, posted several fun announcements on social media, did a quick “hooray” via Facebook livestream in the Bare Naked Brav…
ps036: Creativity Leaks & How to Stop Them
This week's peep show episode is all about how to stop wasting your time and energy in areas of life or your creativity that just doesn't pay off. The law of diminishing returns is an important one and pertains to having incessant worrying habits, over-planning things, over-controlling things, and even not caring about things enough! We'll chat a little about how to spot crazy-makers in your life and what make s a good system for preventing and stopping these creativity leaks.
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ps035: Encouragement When You Need to Hear It the Most
We're spending today's peep show episode in the realm of the real bravery I'm experiencing right now. If you're listening to some of the mutters on this show and in our facebook group, then you'll know that I'm doing the final revisions of the Bare Naked Bravery book this month. It's kinda terrifying, but fortunately something happened which we talk about today. Take a listen!
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ps033: Welcoming Big Changes in Small Ways
Bare Naked Bravery recently celebrated it's 1 year birthday! So exciting! When I started the show, I didn't really know what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to publish an episode every week for a year and see what happened. Well I'll tell you: great big things!
I spend today's peep show episode talking about the big changes in store for the Bare Naked Bravery Community in the coming season. I also reveal some of my decision making process in the midst of all these changes and celebrati…