Today Karly caught up with her friend Chara Caruthers and they chatted about all things creative expression. She's come home and chats about finding your voice, honing your message, creativity and expression... what allows us to step over the invisible line and move over just enough for us to dive into the expression of who we really are. And comes back to two key elements: practice and trust.
Karly riffs on how she's had this story all her life around how she just isn't a competitive person. Sharing that she isn't motivated by competition and actively disengages when there's a winner and a loser... and yet, going on in her inner universe, there is comparison and judgment when she doesn't measure up. So what does it mean to be uncompetitive?
Today Karly reflects on what came out of her funk last week. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in avoiding the crap feels that we end up inadvertently end up stretching them out way longer than if we just felt them.
She also shares her decision to bring back her much loved podcasting school, Radcasters. And reflects on how her willingness to get uncomfortable has positively impacted her life.
Karly hits the beach feeling very lack lustre, uninspired and all up in her head. She unpacks where she's currently at and explores how to move through those days when you are feeling just a little bit shit.
Today, we take a trip back to June 2017... Karly had made some major changes after finding herself hooked up to an ECG with an expected heart attack (thankfully, it was anxiety) thanks to six months straight of chronic cash flow issues. It's a deep conversation all about surrender and acceptance.
This interview originally appeared on Samantha Nolan-Smith's Change the Game podcast and is being repurposed here with Sam's permission.
Karly also speaks briefly to Sam about Australian Women's Day - celebrations happening around the country on Sept 22nd. Their crowdfunding campaign closes this weekend, so if you are keen to help get this off the ground, hit up australianwomensday.com to find out more details.
Note from Karly:
Lately, I've been feeling the call to create... and music has been screaming my name. But I'm not a musician. I mean, I play like half a dozen chords on the uke. And I transition between them about as elegantly as a baby elephant. Yet, music... songwriting... kept calling.
Today, I drove out to the back of Uki for singing lessons and my incredible teacher, Lisa Brown, gave me a total hippy woo songwriting lesson. She asked me to connect to my womb, and write. I couldn't quite get to the womb, but my solar plexus was yelling out 'pick me'. So I did. And this poured out.
We played with it on piano... Lisa suggested I go home and see if I can figure out garageband. So I did. Had a play. Recorded the words, added some different tracks and this was the end result. Might add some singing at a later stage. We'll see.
It is what it is. I loved every second of creating this. I hope it impacts you, as much as it's creation has me.
Today Karly hits the beach to explore what it would look like if we dumped measuring our success by external factors and came back to showing up consistently because it feels good... not because we are attached to a certain outcome.
Karly dives into a topic she's been exploring lately... the idea of the artist versus the entrepreneur. In this episode Karly breaks down what she sees as the key differences between business as the online entrepreneur, versus the artist approach.
Karly gets intimate and vulnerable on the beach today, sharing some big realisations which have made her questions some of the stories she's been telling herself about who she really is. This questioning is freeing, but also a little confronting. If she's not who she thinks she was, what is real and what is not?
Karly explores how the process of creating Find Your Freq, writing and committing to share her first book 'Memoir of a Mediocre Life' as an audio only experience, has really opened up something within her around what to do when you are swimming in self doubt.
When self kick sets in, what if instead of retreating or falling into chronic procrastination, we doubled down. Went head first into our self doubt and created in spite of it.
If you want to join Karly on the Memoir of a Mediocre Life, head to karlynimmo.com/book