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
After 2 years of talking about it, Karly has finally checked her ego and decided to self publish 'Memoir of a Mediocre Life' as an audio only book. Makes sense, right?
In today's episode, Karly shares one short chapter from the upcoming book - to be released later this year. You can pre-order your copy and, as a bonus join an exclusive facebook group and get the chapters as they are produced, at karlynimmo.com/book
Karly has just returned from Hayhouse Writers Workshop in Melbourne with her new rainbow vest (check out her instagram @karlosophies if you have no idea what the big deal is)... and she's learned some surprising lessons purely through wearing this very bright, bold and out there item of clothing.