Ep. 103: Michelle Bablo on Going All In

Michelle Bablo is an event designer and the founder and Creative Director of Hell Yes Design Studio, and I was thrilled to talk with her for this week's episode of Raise Your Hand Say Yes

Michelle's philosophy of "Fuck up and Win" speaks to my heart loud and clear and I loved hearing some of her behind-the-scenes stories of things that didn't go right and what she learned from those experiences! 

We also talked about the power of creating your own career, how to stay authentic to your own voice (and why it's so critical in creative industries!), and what to do after you have your "did I just commit to that crazy thing?" freak out. 

If you're someone who's ready to take some risks in your creative life and career, this episode is for you! 

Michelle, I adore you! Thank you for bringing everything you've got to this episode! 

 

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Ep. 102: Suzi Barrett on Trust and Doing the Work

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This week on Raise Your Hand Say Yes, I had the great fortune to get to sit down with writer Suzi Barrett, and our conversation is chock full of inspiration. 

Suzi is the comic genius behind Knock Knock's Affirmators cards and the I Hate California series on funny or die, has appeared on “Drunk History,” “@Midnight,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and plays Kirby’s mom on on Disney XD’s show “Kirby Buckets.” 

This episode is perfect for anyone who struggles with self-promotion (hint: just keep creating), has ever wondered what it takes to make something go viral (hint: just keep creating), has a hard time trusting their own voice (hint: just keep creating), or gets caught up in fear (hint: kick it in the nuts and just keep creating).

You'll also hear all about Suzi's philosophy of just be grass and how it's inspired this: “When I don’t feel like writing or when I don’t know if an idea is great, I write it anyway, because I’m trying to be grass.”

Suzi, this episode is one of my favorites! Thank you for being honest, hilarious, and the-best-kind-of-hippy-dippy. 

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Connect with Suzi on twitter

Affirmators 

Suzi on Drunk History

Suzi's "I hate California" series on funny or die

Suzi on Upright Citizens Brigade

Flora Bowley's RYHSY episode

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ep. 101: Jessica Morgan & Heather Cocks (aka the Fug Girls) on the Creative Process

This week, I got to sit down with Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, the writers behind Go Fug Yourself and one of my favorite books The Royal We, for Raise Your Hand Say Yes

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of what it's really like to run a super glam celebrity fashion website and write an amazing novel. (Hint: there's a lot of hard work involved. And diet cokes! And compression socks!) (Hint #2: Laughter helps a lot.) 

You'll hear how Heather and Jessica have evolved their voices on Go Fug Yourself through the years, how they got The Royal We written collaboratively, what they learned from the earlier books they wrote, and their tips for anyone who's feeling shy about putting their work out into the world. 

And, of course, we talk about Hamilton.

Heather and Jessica, thank you so much for making the time to share your stories!! 

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Go Fug Yourself

Heather & Jessica's books: The Royal We | Spoiled Messy | The Fug Awards 

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Ep. 100: Dallas Clayton on Creative Freedom

Aaaaaaannnnd welcome to Season 3 of Raise Your Hand Say Yes! I am thrilled to be kicking this season off with my 100th episode (!!) featuring the always-inspiring Dallas Clayton. (An aside: WHAT?! 100 episodes in and I'm getting to talk to my creative heroes? How cool is this gig?)

I've had Dallas on my interviewee-dream-list since the podcast launched and our conversation did not disappoint! We talked about what to do with political differences, how to have new experiences (even if you can't travel all the time), what to do about nerves, and even how to turn twitter into something you (gasp!) might love! 

You'll also hear what happened when his phone died in the middle of the Wisconsin woods in the dead of winter, how he found himself painting an abandoned crane on a Utah mountain-side, and the challenge that *might* make him nervous. 

Enjoy, and if you haven't yet, come hang out with us in the RYHSY facebook group! Get your episode cheat sheet and fb group invitation here

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An Awesome Book

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Ep. 99: EVERYTHING I LEARNED FROM SEEING HAMILTON!

This week on the podcast, I'm following up on Episode 95 and sharing my Hamilton story, including what it was like to actually see the show, why I cried for hours after, and my big learning. 

You'll hear my advice to you if you're looking to make something awesome with your creative endeavor and the steps I'm taking to focus on my own (spoiler alert: I’m trying to create more time to focus on the podcast, hooray!).

And if you're missing the interviews, get excited for Season 3 which premieres next week! Listen in to the end of this week's episode for a sneak peek at who's gonna help me kick of episode 100 next week! 

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Summertime Quickie - The Power of Keeping Things Simple

It's easy to *understand* the need to keep things simple, but the execution of the concept is often a lot harder! Today on Raise Your Hand Say Yes I’m talking about how to *really* keep things simple and sharing a real-life example from my own biz (shoutout to Mailchimp!).

It's so easy to get caught up in the hype of new ways to do things, even if they aren’t quite right for you. And most of the time all that hype takes us away from the work we *really* want to be doing! 

So if you need confirmation that you’re allowed to keep things simple, then this episode is for you!

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Summertime Quickie - On Pretend Work

This week’s episode of Raise Your Hand Say Yes is all about pretend work (AKA: the raise your hand, say yes aftermath). What happens after you get really excited about something and raise your hands and say yes, and then realize you have to do the actual work? Lots of wheel spinning, overthinking, and "pretend" work. 

Today on the podcast, I'm sharing what you can focus on instead. 

If you want to not only raise your hand and say yes, but also execute and follow through, then this episode is for you!

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Summertime Quickie - When to Let Something Go

Today's episode of Raise Your Hand Say Yes is all about a concept that seems so simple but is really tough to actually follow through on: letting go of the stuff that doesn’t make you feel good. 

Are you ready to take the leap and say goodbye to things that make you feel bad? This episode will give you full permission to clear some space (spoiler alert: it’s super liberating!) so that you can focus on what you really want. Ready? Let's go. 

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Summertime quickie - My RYHSY story

In this week's episode of Raise Your Hand Say Yes, I'm sharing my own recent follow your CrazyFaith and raise your hand and say yes story with y'all and how it's leading me to NYC to see Hamilton! 

Ahhhhhhhhh! 

Not sure if you should geek out about something publicly? Hopefully this episode will be all the inspiration you need to go for it! 

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Hamilton

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Summertime Quickie - Creativity is Problem Solving

This week's episode of Raise Your Hand Say Yes is all about using your creativity to solve problems and owning that. 

If you struggle with what steps to take next or how to talk about your creative work, this episode is for you! 

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Get your Cheat Sheet and Invite to join the RYHSY FB group

High five to Erika Dillon for hand-lettering this week's cheat sheet

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