What Elizabeth Gilbert Wants You To Know About Big Magic

Doesn’t matter what you might be dreaming of.

If any part of you longs to make and do really cool things in this world — write, paint, cook, dance, sing, speak, produce, code, act, bake, or just bedazzle your toothbrush…

Today’s show is an absolute must watch.

It’s a treasure map to unleash your most creative and expressive life. And our tour guide is none other than the legendary Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Here’s just a sampling of the gems you’re about to discover:

You have hidden treasures within you… and so do I, and so does everyone around us. @GilbertLiz Click To Tweet
  • The unconventional (and very specific) thing to say and do when fear tries to stop you from taking inspired risks
  • The contract Liz made with her creativity long ago and why it’s made all the difference
  • Why you shouldn’t try to “help” anyone with your art and what to focus on instead
  • The vital distinction between originality and authenticity and how to manage “it’s all been done before” syndrome
  • How to know whether or not you’re on the right creative path

Plus, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing Liz speak (tens of millions have watched her Ted Talks and I’ve had the honor of seeing her move a stadium full of folks to tears), pay extra attention around the 25 minute mark.

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Find Your Voice: How to Unleash Your Best Work

We’re baaack!

From our summer holiday, that is.

Gotta say, it was a blissful two weeks. I basically did a stay-cation and Josh and I split our time between the beach and then totally off the grid (no cell service or internet) in the country.

I made some interesting discoveries, too.

It took me 2 days to completely shift out of work mode and into vacation mode, which is a huge improvement over my last extended break. (That time took me about 6 days). My time off was mostly filled with reading, bike rides, movie nights and, one of my favorite pastimes, cooking loads of great meals.

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I also did a 10 day detox (no sugar, gluten or dairy — which is impressive for a woman who loves cheese and wine as much as I do!) and could not believe the difference it made.

Time off was extremely rejuvenating, and I’m thrilled to be back to share today’s MarieTV with you.

There’s never been a better time to grow an audience for your products, services and ideas. But with so much noise out there, what’s the key to not only stand out — but to create real and lasting impact through your work?

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“Who Am I To Write This?” How To Shake Your Newbie Writer’s Nerves

“Oh boy, do I even have anything worthwhile to say?”

Nobody’s going to want to read this anyway. What’s the point…”

“I have no official credentials or fancy degrees. Who do I think I am to write any of this?”

If you’re human and want to write, produce, or create anything — chances are you’ve battled these kinds of thoughts, too.

When you’re afraid to write, don’t think “who am I to say this” but “who am I not to say this?” Click To Tweet

Fear and insecurity seem to go hand in hand with creativity and self-expression.

I’ve been publishing my ideas for well over a decade now and I still hear versions of those thoughts every week when I sit down to write my email to you, or when I work on MarieTV.

If the “Who am I to write this?!?” fear has been stopping you from sharing your ideas, today’s MarieTV is for you.

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Should You Put Your “Real” Personality Into Your Brand?

Do you ever feel torn between different parts of your personality —  especially when it comes to how you represent yourself in the world?

After all, we humans have multiple personalities, so to speak. At different times we can be humorous, inspirational, sarcastic, kind, angry, authoritative, blunt, poetic, direct, friendly and a million other things too.

Whether you write (a blog, book, newsletter, social media updates, articles, etc.) or speak publicly on behalf of your company, it’s important to consciously choose the tone and language you use to communicate your message.

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But with all these different parts of your identity, how do you choose which voice to use out in the world? And is it really wise to show your real personality in a professional setting?

This is the topic we’re diving into today on MarieTV. You’ll learn two simple keys to consciously choosing a genuine brand voice that best represents you, and helps you make the difference you were born to make.

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How To Keep Coming Up With Ideas For Content

A few months ago, we got a question in from a MarieTV fan that went like this…

“How do you put out such great content all the time without fail? What do you do when you feel like the creative well is running dry?”

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After 3+ years of producing MarieTV, over a decade of publishing a newsletter, and 5+ years teaching dance and fitness, I know a little something about steady creation.

Coming up with ideas is something every creator must master — whether you’re an artist, writer, musician, chef, stylist, etc. It’s the nature of the beast.

In the video below you’ll learn three tricks I use to keep creating content for this show. It’ll show you the secret behind your favorite songs, tv shows, and magazines, and give you the inspiration you need to keep coming up with new ideas on a consistent basis.

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