Ep. 107: Lacy Young on Shifting

Lacy Young is a health coach, meditation retreat leader, and my personal wellness guru. As the founder and leader of Shift Retreats, Lacy has led dozens of people through the process of creating change in their lives, and today, she shares the secrets of what shifting your life *really* looks like.

In this episode, we talk about how to start down the path of radically changing your life (even if it's super scary), embracing ease, showing up to life bravely, and creating what you want. 

We also talk about shifting your belief systems, what to do when things get hard, and how to get started with meditation (will you join me for a 7-day meditation challenge?).

If you are someone who wants to change, who's thinking of change, or who might someday want a change, this episode is for you. It shook my core, and I know you'll love it. 

Lacy, you are wonderful and I love you. Thank you. 

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Connect with Lacy:
Website | Instagram

Lacy's Upcoming Northern California Shift Retreat

Lacy's Sister Medicine Program

Lacy's previous RYHSY episode on health and wellness

Lacy's free meditations

Joe Dispenza

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Ep. 106: Jen Bilik of Knock Knock on Creative Businesses

Jen Bilik is the founder and head honcho at Knock Knock and is a self-proclaimed reluctant entrepreneur. She (and her company!) are on a mission to bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life through some of my favorite products. 

This week on the podcast, we talk about Jen's path to being both a successful creative and successful business owner, how she evaluates products, her advice to anyone who wonders if they should start a business, and her tips for finding the right kind of creative idea. 

We also talk about the value of your inner critic (gasp!), the kinds of pitches they love hearing at Knock Knock and how to (really) create space in your life so that your business doesn't completely overtake everything! 

This episode is jam-packed with entrepreneurial wisdom, humor, and tough love! 

Jen, thank you so much! 

 

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Connect with Knock Knock:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Connect with Jen:
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Affirmators

Fill in the Love journals

Suzi Barrett's RYHSY episode

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Ep. 105: Christine Herrin on Living the Dream

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Christine Herrin is a graphic designer, hand letterer, product designer, modern-day memory keeper, and everyday explorer. She's also currently one of Adobe's Creative Residents - which means that she's spending the year exploring and documenting her creative projects. 

This week on Raise Your Hand Say Yes, we talk about the truth behind living the dream, the mindset shifts Christine is continuously making in her creative business, the questions she's learned to ask about all her projects, and what it means to create for someone's box of excellence. 

We also talk about self-doubt, making bold moves (despite fear!) and the power of figuring things out as you go! 

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Thank you Christine! You know I adore you - this episode was such fun and so enlightening!

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Adobe Creative Residency

100 Rejection Letters

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Ep. 104: The stories we tell ourselves

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I don't have time. 

The circumstances aren't right. 

I can't do it. 

These are all stories we tell ourselves. Usually-false stories that we let hold us back from moving forward with our creative work. This week on the podcast, I'm diving into the truth behind the stories, giving you advice on what to focus on instead, and showing how I move through my own self-defeating stories. 

If you're tired of thinking you don't have time or tired of not making your move or just-plain tired, this episode is for you! 

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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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