050: Decide to create your own happiness, Katy Flatau, Mindful-U

“Sometimes you need to stop looking over the edge of the cliff and look around and notice ‘oh yeah, we’re all here together.’ There’s power in that feeling of community.” ~Katy Flatau Career change and life balance coach Katy Flatau and I talk about how to plan for a career change EVEN IF you are successful, EVEN IF your job isn’t Read more & listen →

047: Become a co-conspirator for social justice, Sarah Dennis & Ashley Lana Scott

“We’re all different and that’s part of human nature, to celebrate those differences.” -Sarah Dennis Calling in, rather than calling out… In this episode, I had the privilege to discuss the history and the current reality of racism in our society as well as the potential for change from the inside out (and the outside in) with educator Sarah Dennis Read more & listen →

046: Use your power & privilege for good, Andrea Ranae Johnson

“We see things that are so big, they’re so daunting, we say, ‘There’s no way can change anything. Who am I to even try?’ And with that mentality, it’s not going to change.” ~Andrea Ranae Johnson You have more power than you think. This month, I made a commitment to join an initiative to build solidarity for social justice headed Read more & listen →

045: Talking to strangers

“How can I push the boundaries and expand the possibility for what we are creating here together in this podcast relationship through this technological, magical, modern connection that we have?” ~Andrea Klunder Confidence = the decision to try, Self-doubt = the decision not to. What happens when you get bored with the thing you’re creating? You switch it up, try Read more & listen →

042: Come over and play

“There’s a very blurry line between making art and working when your art is your life and your passion is your art and your art becomes your business and your business is work… it’s a tricky cycle.” ~Andrea Klunder Self-promotion & Play like Oil & Water? Maybe not… When I was a kid, the other kids on the block would Read more & listen →

041: Build the community you wish you had, Bree Noble

“You can’t expect to get paid at first because you haven’t honed your craft on stage… you need to learn what is going to give you confidence on stage, how to communicate with the audience, how to make your stage show interesting… and once you’ve accomplished that, then you will feel super confident and you’ll feel like, yeah, maybe I Read more & listen →

038: Revisit Nikki Nigl: Make a list

“There is no wrong answer. The right answer is YOUR answer… It goes back to listening… it’s not just about listening with your ears, but listening with your heart.” ~Nikki Nigl The power of podcasting, the potential of social media… If you have been listening to The Creative Impostor from day 1 (sometime in 2015), then: a) YOU ARE MY Read more & listen →

037: Permission to stop

“I keep thinking I need to do more– That I need more clients. That I’m going to run out of money. That I need to keep pushing forward until I make it to… where exactly?” ~Andrea Klunder Letting go of busy… It has been a BUSY month filled with transitions and new things.  Of course I knew it would be Read more & listen →

029: New Year Alternatives (resolution-free!)

“It’s safe and OK for you to relax and take in that all those things that happened, they’re over and you don’t have to be stuck there. ” ~from How to Wrap Up Loose Ends of 2016 and Start the New Year Fresh! By Tapas Fleming, Founder TAT® I declare that I DISLIKE New Year’s resolutions. And I dislike the pervasive Read more & listen →

027: Mindfulness & Impostor Syndrome

“…and yet I don’t think the Past and Future are inherently evil dimensions to avoid visiting altogether.” ~Andrea Klunder Be present. And mine the past and future for learning and possibility. In this episode, you’ll learn about: Anxiety when your mind spirals into the past or future – real life example from foray into teaching Digital Journalism to high school students Read more & listen →