Ep. 203: On Becoming a Morning Person, aka How to Change a Habit (and Change your Life)

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Can you slowly and gradually shift a habit or do you have to go all in? Is it possible to actually change something about yourself that you've believed to be true your whole life? How do you know when a change is necessary or when it's antithesis to the person you really are? And, then, if you are ready to try out the change, where do you even start?

These are just a few of the questions that come up around habit change and this week, I'm diving into my own shift in my habit around waking up in the morning. Yes, hand raisers, you heard that right: I am (on purpose!) waking up every morning at 6 am (begrudgingly) and am working on becoming a morning person. 

Listen in to find out how I'm approaching it, how it's going, and what my journey has to do with those life and creative habits that you're ready to shift. Because you know this is about so much more than what time your alarm goes off in the morning! 

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Ep. 202: 10 Things I learned from 200 episodes

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Are y'all ready for this one? It's time to pause to honor the first 201 episodes of RYHSY (I still can't believe it!) and this week I'm sharing the 10 things I've learned in my four years (so far!) of podcasting! 

Here's the full list in case you need a cheat sheet:

1. Start where you are.
2. Do the scrappiest version you can to get going.
3. If it works, it's good enough. (For now.)
4. Refine over time - you'll know when it's time to make shifts. 
5. Shout your stuff from the rooftops. (Yes, more than you're comfortable with!)
6. Have high standards and own that. 
7. Don't keep trudging down a self-created path that you don't love. 
8. ...but don't quit too early either!
9. Relationships are EVERYTHING. 
10. Pause to look at where you've been, even if you still want to climb farther!

Thank you to everyone who's been a part of the success of this show (over 1 million downloads!) - here's to the next 4 years!

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Ep. 201: On Anxiety

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Let's talk about anxiety and real life and what happens when you make a bold move toward something you really want and it's *still* hard.

This week, I'm taking you through the inner workings of my brain and sharing my recent experience with purchasing a home in Colorado and how that kicked up my anxiety BIGTIME.

My hope in talking about this stuff is that it starts getting normalized and that anyone who can relate knows that they aren't alone. Let's all keep going together, eh?

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Ep. 200: The Power of a Moment

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Episode 200. WHAT?!?!

This week, I'm looking at the big picture (200 episodes!) as well as the individual moments that create a movement. 

I'm diving into my thoughts on hitting 200 episodes, Hamilton, and hard-boiled eggs (I promise it all makes sense!) as well as the reasons I'm not willing to only have one call to action and why I'm not doing a "Everything I learned in 200 episodes" just yet.

If you're getting frustrated by inaction in your creative process, this episode is for you!! 

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New class!

hey sweets, do it anyway.

It’s time. You’re ready. Let’s go.

Do It Anyway is a new course designed to teach you how to step past your worry and doubt, give waaaaay fewer f*cks, and get moving on your creative dreams.

Ep. 199: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Fear and Why You've Gotta Do It Anyway

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Let's talk about fear -  it's intense and it's real. Buuuuut let's also talk about how one of the biggest secrets of creative success is being a person who's willing to take action despite their fear. 

In this week's episode, I'm breaking down different examples of how fear is self-fulfilling for what I hope is the pep talk you've been waiting for to get a move on! 

If any of these are familiar, I've got you covered:
+ It's too late for me to get started.
+ But what if someone takes my idea?
+ I don't know enough.
+ I'm not ready.
+ People will judge me/what if someone doesn't like it?
+ OMG WHAT IF I FAIL?!

Let's do this. 

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New class!

hey sweets, do it anyway.

It’s time. You’re ready. Let’s go.

Do It Anyway is a new course designed to teach you how to step past your worry and doubt, give waaaaay fewer f*cks, and get moving on your creative dreams.

Ep. 198: Raise Your Hand Say NO

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Say what? Yes! You read that right! Today's episode is all about raising your hand and saying NO so that you have the time and energy to raise your hand and say yes.

In this episode, I'll outline why it's so important to say no, what types of things you might surprisingly need to start saying no to, and how to actually take the steps into your own "No" freedom!

And be sure to keep me posted on how your #raiseyourhandsayyes challenge goes! (Cause you've got big work to do, Sweets. There's no time for those things that don't light you up!)

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New class!

hey sweets, do it anyway.

It’s time. You’re ready. Let’s go.

Do It Anyway is a new course designed to teach you how to step past your worry and doubt, give waaaaay fewer f*cks, and get moving on your creative dreams.

Ep. 197: Ana Victoria Calderón on Showing Up

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Ana Victoria Calderón is an amazing watercolor artist, hand-letterer, and teacher and I was so excited to get to interview her this week for the podcast!

In this episode, you'll hear us talk about making hard choices in favor of the life you want, what it's *really* like to go all in on your dreams, the power of connection, and how to keep going even when things feel hard. 

You'll also hear us talk so much about showing up - in favor of what you want for yourself, for your community, and so much more! 

Enjoy, enjoy!! 

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Ep. 196: The Art of the Follow Through

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Let's dive in: if you want to make those big ideas of yours happen, learning the art of following through on your big ideas is essential!

In this episode, I'm breaking things down into the basics that you need to get going and raise your hand and say yes to the big things keeping you up at night! 

Want a cheat sheet? Here you go:

Your 5 Follow Through Guiding Principles:

1. Talk is cheap if it's not backed up by action. 
2. Any action counts. 
3. You're never going to have things completely figured out. Learn to embrace the "I don't know" and move forward anyway. 
4. You know more than you realize. Go deeper. 
5. It's up to you to find a force stronger than your fear. 

And what to do about it:

1. Make a list of all those things you say you wanna do. 
2. Star the 1-2 that feel like the most exciting. 
3. Pause to consider the following: How would it feel to
 a. never get around to making it happen?
 b. see someone else doing it?
4. If you're still in, figure out the Start, commit to taking that step, and then DO IT. 
5. Start taking really good care of yourself. 

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. 

Wanna play along? Share your creative follow through on instagram and tag me @thetiffanyhan and #raiseyourhandsayyes

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Ep. 195: Jen Hewett on Balance, Boundaries, Planning, and Following Through

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Jen Hewett and I had such a great conversation for this episode! 

You'll hear us talk about: 

+ how she knew when it was time to quit her consulting work
+ and what she did to prepare for being on her own financially
+ how she balances long and short term projects and focuses in her creative work
+ how she sets (and maintains) boundaries
+ how she keeps her eye on her current projects rather than getting easily distracted by new ideas
+ how she knows when it's time to let something go and move on to new things

AND SO MUCH MORE! Enjoy, enjoy! 

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Ep. 194: Rachel Mae Smith on Being Creative

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Ah! I love Rachel Mae Smith of The Crafted Life! 

In this episode, we talk all things content creation, inspiration, and social media.

We also cover how to handle growth, how to know when to pivot and make a change, what to do about changing algorithms, and how to know what things we should be paying attention to when it comes to our online work. 

Enjoy, enjoy! 

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