“I learned that it’s not about me, and the minute I make it about me, I sabotage myself. The minute I remember that it’ s not about me, I go — all the walls go away.”~Charlotte Elea, on her book writing process
Charlotte Elea is no stranger to The Creative Impostor. I’ve featured her twice, episode 034: Step into your power with tarot and episode 085: Devote yourself to the spark within you.
And I just can’t get enough!
Her new book To Be Worthy is available right now.
The subtitle is The Radical Realization That You Get to Be YOU and I think that her writing and self-publishing process is very much about that exact thing.
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This conversation about that process and about letting her book have her own personality and journey was recorded via Facebook Live inside The Creative Impostor Facebook Group, which I invite you to join at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb.
IF you would like to have more FB live conversations like this one with past or future Creative Impostor guests, please let me know. I only want to do it if you want to come!
You’re invited to celebrate 100 episodes with me in 2020.
- Go to thecreativeimpostor.com/titlelist.
- Pick one of the episode titles listed there that resonates with you — it could be because you listened to that episode and it pinged something for you — or maybe you didn’t even listen to the episode, it’s just the phrase that holds some meaning.
- Write (200-300 words) or record audio (2-3min) -ish of a short story about how that phrase, idea, episode either influenced you or has shown up for you in your creative life or work. You don’t need to do any editing. Even just a voice memo on your phone will be great.
- Email it to me email@example.com by January 1st, 2020.
I know, I know, if you are not already a podcaster, recording your voice for public consumption may feel terrifying. Let me assure you that since you are a part of The Creative Impostor community, your story is going to be relevant to other listeners in this community. If you share genuinely and authentically you will get nothing but love and knowing head nods back.
Also sharing your insights, wins, fears, major failures, resilience, discoveries can be SO liberating and affirming. (truthfully, this is one of the main reasons I podcast.)
And if you really want to contribute but you still feel too uncomfortable, you can always ask me to read or play your story anonymously.
Of course if you want to shout your website, blog, etsy shop, podcast etc from the rooftops, include where we can find you so I can shout it from the rooftops!
Connect with me!
Email or Voice firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Group The Creative Impostor
Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative
LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.)
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