“One minute does not change who I am.” ~Kelly Covert (upon reflecting over the disappointment of missing her triathlon personal record by one minute.)
I met Kelly Covert online through a podcast mentoring program with Elsie Escobar (episode 044) and then in person at 2017 Podcast Movement and I LOVE Kelly’s presence. She is affirming, clear and joyful. She is an incredible listener AND she totally gets my type A, overachiever, creative perfectionist personality. I knew immediately she needed to be here on the show, talking with you!
In this episode we talk about the true inner voice you want to listen to (i.e. NOT the impostor voice or inner mean girl), daily practices for cultivating your connection to that voice and your deepest desires, overcoming perfectionism and recognizing your own inherent worth outside of achievement and productivity.
“If you never do another thing, you are worthy right now.” ~Kelly Covert
Resources & Links
Kelly’s 5 Days of Journaling for Visionary Women
My interview on Kelly’s podcast, In Her Voice
As far as holiday self-care Kelly says:
Everything counts. One breath of intentionality for your day counts. Take 5 minutes in the shower, stay up 5 minutes after everyone goes to bed, wake up 5 minutes earlier than everyone else… offer to run to the store alone to pick things up. Find a way to have a moment to yourself.
The Season of You: Self-Care Holiday Gift Bundle* – digital gifts including meditation, prompts, recipes, a scavenger hunt and more from some of my creative colleagues! Perfect for women who do “too much” — you or someone else you love.
Sounds True* is my go-to resource for guided meditations, self-care resources, tools, trainings, books, and music for meditation and yoga. They also produce one of all-time favorite podcasts, Insights from the Edge, and I look forward to their annual holiday sale to stock up on my listening & reading for the year! That sale is NOW through December 22, 2017.*
Items in my cart (and recommendations) include:
Zoo Zen and Yoga Bug book bundle (for children’s yoga)
Awakening Through Sound with Chloe Goodchilde (audio training)
Self-Compassion Step-by-Step with Kristin Neff (audio training)
Room to Breathe with Sharon Salzbergy (guided meditation & home retreat)
Music as Medicine with Nawang Khechog (music Tibetan flute & Native American rhythms)
and ANYTHING by Pema Chodron
*This is an affiliate link, meaning that if you order one (or more) The Creative Impostor will get a thank you bonus from the creators. You support me, I support them, they support you!
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“I was very addicted to external affirmation. I had to go from one hit to the next hit and the reason I was so addicted to that was because I wasn’t willing to give it to myself.” ~Kelly Covert
Connect with Kelly
In Her Voice podcast
Connect with Andrea
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Chicago Women’s Creative Collective
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Andrea’s Patreon Page — where you can support the show, get cool gifts from me and can become an active participant in the creative community!
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About Kelly Covert
“I’m here with you today. And I’m fully present with you and loving every minute. To me, that is, success. And also I want to make a lot of money and that is ALSO success.” ~Kelly Covert
Kelly Covert is an inner voice coach with a passion for helping visionary women believe and achieve their big vision by connecting deeply with the wisdom that is inside of them all while owning their worthiness each and every day. Through her intuitive, heart-centered approach she helps women awaken to their true power as creators and world-changers.
She is the creator and host of the In Her Voice, a podcast that empowers women to listen and live by their inner voice so they can change the world. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, YourTango.com, and she has been a featured guest on many podcasts.
Kelly is also a professional flutist with Symphoria, a wife and the mother of 2 boys, 14 and 11, and 1 baby girl beagle named Piper.
You can learn more and connect with Kelly at www.kellycovert.com.
This episode was mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.
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