The School of Bravery Podcast

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.

 

 

Guest Experts Featured Students Bravery Lessons

Your 3 Word Rebellion with Michelle Mazur

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Because this month we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I thought it'd be the perfect time to invite Dr. Michelle Mazur, author of the brand new book 3 Word Rebellion to be a School of Bravery guest expert!

In today's episode, she and I discuss things like why you need a 3 Word Rebellion, how you know you need a 3 Word Rebellion, and what the heck a 3 Word Rebellion even is! It was such an honor to have her on the show and speak with us!

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091: How to Be Honest feat. Amber Hawken

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This month in The School of Bravery, we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Honesty.

Of course, my Australian friend, Amber Hawken, is the perfect fit for this month's guest expert. Bold, audacious, and vulnerably strong are my go-to words to describe her. She's the author of The Unf*ckwithable Life and founder of the Calm Mind Project. She fits right in as a creative visionary. I admire her so much and am so glad she's here with us today!

In this podcast episode, Amber and I discuss,...

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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...

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090: Undefended Living, Racism, ADHD, and Inherent Worth with Ellis Delaney

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I first heard about Ellis, because one of her patrons suggested that I would REALLY love her songwriting. I immediately became a patron myself. Then later met Ellis Delaney in person at the Rocky Mountain Song School & Folk Festival. She taught a really excellent workshop on planning, project management, and undefended living as an artist. In that workshop, she briefly mentioned her ADHD and I just knew she would be a perfect guest expert for The School of Bravery.

This month in...

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089: Finding Your Boundaries with Erika Amy Olson

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As a creative visionary, a mom AND an attorney, Erika Amy joins us to discuss this month's theme in the School of Bravery! We're talking about BOUNDARIES!! How to enforce them. How to know when to enforce boundaries, and how to reinforce them!

I met Erika at a songwriting retreat she and I both attended last month and fell in love with her spirit and general attitude about life and creativity. I know y'all will love her as much as I do.

Erika Olson is teaching students of The School of...

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088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

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As this month's featured School of Bravery student, Erin MaeLewis is with us this week! We talk about folk music -- mountain dulcimer, specifically -- and some of her previous "Seasons of Bravery." (i.e. surviving cancer at 20 years old and being a full-time modern folk musician! She also tells us about her current season of bravery and what she's got her sights set on these days!

If you like folk music and finding common ground with people (Lord, knows we need it today!), then you'll enjoy...

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087: Five Red Flags of Poor Planning & Shadow Reading with Kristen Kalp

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This week we get to welcome Kristen Kalp (of the podcast That's What She Said) to the School of Bravery!

Because this month's theme is Imagination & Reading Shadows, she and I talk about playing whack-a-mole, unexpected successes & failures, going into "bunker mode," what it's like to lose your marriage AND lose $43k to incorrectly reading shadows! We also cover 5 red flags to watch out for when you're making plans for big things!

As a guest expert, Kristen is teaching students of the...

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085: How to Use the Context of Vulnerability with SARA AVANT STOVER

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Sara Avant Stover is with us today! This month in the School of Bravery and on the podcast we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Context, specifically as it pertains to being vulnerable.

When I gave Sara a couple topics to choose from, she actually picked this topic, so get ready for some powerful and introspective looks at how context plays a role in our bravery and ability to be honest and vulnerable with others and within ourselves.

Sara Avant Stover is a teacher of feminine...

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084: Creative Boundaries & Preparing for Seasons of Bravery with Janelle Jones

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Today we have Janelle Jones joining us and I can't wait to share this with y'all. Janelle is a fellow business strategist friend of mine specifically helps mothers smash major goals. She is from Queens, New York, she is based in Atlanta, and is a single mom who travels the world with her toddler.

Today she and I are chatting about the MANY different layers of her life that would make her a hero in someone else's life. We also chat about some of the must-have tools she would suggest to any...

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083: How to Kill Your Darlings with Radical Essentialism with Martin Stellar

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Today we have Martin Stellar with us! Martin is a former monk who is currently using those skills and experiences to assist ambitious creative entrepreneurs to really make a difference.

He himself is a brave creative all around: Writer. Illustrator. Marketing Educator. Teacher of sales magic. Singer. and Psychology fanatic.

I was particularly excited to discuss this month's School of Bravery theme of the Timing with him and how that element improves your improvisational skills and practice of...

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082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with Jonathan DeWaal

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I'm so honored to introduce you today's guest! Jonathan DeWaal is with us today to discuss the timing of improvisation, especially as it pertains to seasons of bravery and transition!

Jon is the executive director of Liminal Space, a nonprofit organization based out of Seattle, WA which is dedicated to helping others find the courage and means to navigate major life transition.

One nugget of a quote he laid down in today's conversation is this: "The gold we're often looking for is found in...

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081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with Benjamin Dell

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Anybody who has ever done something new for the first time will tell you it's a bit stressful. Ask any entrepreneur how their stress-life is and they'll most likely tell you they're hanging by a thread or really overwhelmed orin some cases they'll look like the stress gives them a high that only illegal substances could explain. ha!

I say that from experience, because I've been all versions of stress management as an entrepreneur. I've poorly handled my stress and especially after the...

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