088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

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 this convo with Erin Mae Lewis, my friend, student and fellow musician!

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

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

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!

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

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

Sara Avant Stover is with us today! She is a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment, bestselling author, and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman. She mentions this a briefly in our conversation today, but after a cancer scare in her early twenties, Sara moved to Thailand, embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia.

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

076: How to Edit Your Writing with Powerful Authenticity - Q&A with KARIN STEVENS

Today we have a sequel episode with Karin Stevens! Karin is a choreographer based in the Seattle area. It turns out that she's been doing more writing lately and she sent me an email the other day with a question. I immediately knew this question should become a podcast episode.

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

ps044: Doing Self-Promotion Differently

In this episode I give several real-life examples of how I have personally gone about self-promotion in a different way. I also honestly explain some of the benefits and drawbacks from doing self-promotion differently. I'm really hoping this slight variation in this month's theme is helpful for you! If it is, let me know!

075: Taking the Leap with Fabienne Raphaël

075: Taking the Leap with Fabienne Raphaël

Fabienne Raphaël is a super rad consultant to folks looking to leave their corporate day-job into the online business world. Fabienne and I met online because we were both building similar kinds of excitement with our businesses. Even if you're not a business owner, I know you'll glean so much from this conversation, as we discuss solutions that can apply to ANY person or situation.

ps041: Post-Bravery Brain Mush & Book Excitement

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! However, last week turned my brain to absolute mush, take a listen to hear all about it!

064: Radical Acts of Stillness & Writing with Albert Flynn Desilver

064: Radical Acts of Stillness & Writing with Albert Flynn Desilver

Today's episode is a gem of an experience. We've got Albert Flynn Desilver with us and we're got really deep on some subject matter that is relevant to ALL of us, regardless of art form or communication mediums. If you're not familiar with Albert's work, he  is an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist. You'll hear snippets of his impressive feats of career bravery and experience throughout this conversation, so listen and enjoy.

048: Real Artists Don't Starve - JEFF GOINS

048: Real Artists Don't Starve - JEFF GOINS

Today we are joined by fellow artist and writer, Jeff Goins. He just came out with the book "Real Artists Don't Starve" and I loved it so much, I wanted him on the show to chat about all of it. We chat about which parts of his new book didn't make the cut. We talk about how challenges always beckon new opportunities. We talk about the value on having constraints as a working and thriving creative. We talk about the differences between a starving artist and a thriving artist. AND we chat a little about the financial mindset required to become a thriving artist. Even if you don't classify yourself as an artist, this is gonna be a good episode for you to listen to because Jeff has some really valuable nuggets of wisdom to offer ALL of us today.

ps020: The One Thing I Wish I Did This Week

ps020: The One Thing I Wish I Did This Week

I've given some crazy wonderful announcements this week and my brain is going ALL over the place, so here we are at the end of this week and I'm really wishing I had done this one thing more: expression, for the sake of expression. Take a listen to this week's Peep Show episode to find out what I mean and why it's so so important to me.

ps019: Seven Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

ps019: Seven Steps to Setting Difficult Boundaries

This week I was asked to write an article for Teach Well all about setting difficult boundaries. I know that many of us creatives and entrepreneurial types have to deal with this topic a LOT in business. But even as just a human you have to set boundaries. So that's what we're talking about today. I've identified 7 steps you'll need to take to set, hold, and enforce a difficult boundary (with a bonus 8th step.)

042: Empowering Others: Public Transit, Storytelling, Driving a Bus & Making Art with NATHAN VASS

042: Empowering Others: Public Transit, Storytelling, Driving a Bus & Making Art with NATHAN VASS

Nathan Vass is with us today! He is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and he's balances all that with his love for another profession: Public Transit. Nathan is a bus driver for the City of Seattle! Today, Nathan and I talk about the crazy stories and intimate exchanges that happen between participants in public transit. We chat about what it's like to have a day job or side hustle that has seemingly nothing to do with your "real" hustle. We also talk about the small tiny changes that serve as the invitation for bravery in a given moment. We talk about comfort zones and how to put yourself out there as an artist. Please join me in welcoming the beloved Nathan Vass.

040: The Road Back to You & How the Enneagram Can Help with IAN CRON

040: The Road Back to You & How the Enneagram Can Help with IAN CRON

There is so much in today's conversation with author Ian Cron that I was kinda giddy to talk about. Along with Suzanne Stabile, Ian Cron co-wrote the book titled "The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery." If you're gonna take a big scary leap into doing something brave, it helps to have as many tools as you can. It even helps to have those tools after-the-fact to understand, from a new perspective, why or how events or relationships in your life have unfolded. As Ian later goes into, The Enneagram is not the end-all, be-all for being brave or even knowing yourself. It is one facet. However, it is a fascinating facet - kind of like this conversation with author Ian Cron.

ps014: How to Fight the Funk

ps014: How to Fight the Funk

Feeling discouragement, apathy, dissatisfaction and general ickiness is the least fun thing I can think of. When we're feeling really stagnant in life, there are some pretty reliable methods I personally turn to when I'm in a funk. That's what this episode is all about!

034: Being Unf*ckwithable with AMBER HAWKEN

034: Being Unf*ckwithable with AMBER HAWKEN

This is going to be a fun day on the show. We've got the Australian fireball that is Amber Hawken with us today. You're gonna love this. She is the perfect person to talk about "How to be Unfuckwithable" because she's just released a book of a similar title: "the Unfuckwithable Life"


And yes, as you guessed from the title of this episode, there most definitely will be a significant amount of cussing in this particular conversation, so do what you need to do to prepare yourself to have a lot of fun.

031: Hustle, Luck & Forward Momentum with NYT bestselling author Jonas Koffler

031: Hustle, Luck & Forward Momentum with NYT bestselling author Jonas Koffler

Jonas Koffler is a kindhearted, badass, author whose life is the perfect definition of what it means to be a creative entrepreneur, in a non douchey kind of way. You are really really going to enjoy today's conversation.

Jonas, Neil Patel, and Patrick Vlaskovits all co-authored their New York Times bestselling book "Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum"

Today we talk about this new definition of "Hustle" the four different kinds of luck, and 4 various directional movements within this new definition of Hustle.

I'm not going to give you any more spoilers, except to say that Jonas generously provided us with a really Brave Take-away which you can get in the shownotes for this episode here: http://barenakedbravery.com

026: Ditch Day, Resolutions & Doing Things We Don't Want To Do with ERIN PEARSON

026: Ditch Day, Resolutions & Doing Things We Don't Want To Do with ERIN PEARSON

Today my super rad friend Erin Pearson is here to talk about why we don't do what we want to do. Erin Pearson is a fellow singer-songwriter, a fellow music teacher, and also a fellow writer. Not only that but she's a visual artist and jewelry artist. She is the definition of creative entrepreneur. and I am so proud to introduce you to her, her work, and this conversation.

025: Facing New Normals, Leading By Example & Valuing Yourself with GIOVANNA LEVER

025: Facing New Normals, Leading By Example & Valuing Yourself with GIOVANNA LEVER

I'm so excited that we get to feature Giovanna Lever in today's episode. Giovanna is another Australian business gal pal of mine and she *really* knows how to connect people.

Giovanna also believes in the power of realness. She has extensive experience in the integrated business space and has transformed launched a number of brands and programs into the Australian market. She is passionate to help people how to connect with purpose.

We start out today's conversation talking about parenthood, especially being a parent for a child who is facing a new normal. Even though we talk a bit about parenting, I was struck by how much of her motherhood story was supported by her business expertise and how her parenting wisdom enforces her business acumen.

She really knows how to create a new normal and how to bring that new attitude to your family, your work and the success around it.

023: Blackmail, Cultural Calamities & International Feats of Adventure with MARIA DOYLE

023: Blackmail, Cultural Calamities & International Feats of Adventure with MARIA DOYLE

Maria Doyle is another one of our Australian listeners and now guest on the show! She's a blast and has such an innate sense of adventure! I really loved getting to know her better through this conversation.

019: Declaring Bankruptcy, Defining Your Value & The Power of Connection with Karly Nimmo

019: Declaring Bankruptcy, Defining Your Value & The Power of Connection with Karly Nimmo

Karly Nimmo joins us today all the way from Australia! Karly and I know each other through the beauty of social media. She is a born communicator. She's an ex-radio jock, producer & copywriter, current in-demand Voice Over Artist and has run her successful Voice Over Agency (Killer Kopy) for over a decade. There's a pretty slim chance you haven't heard her voice. She's worked with everyone from Telstra, BHP, eBay, Panasonic, Qantas to Coles-Myer and ANZ. Karly's also an avid and successful podcaster, with her number one iTunes hit, Karlosophies - Stories Behind Success. Her current mission is to rid the world of shit sounding podcasts.