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A podcast for the INFPs, INFJs, highly sensitives and neurodivergents of the world ~ www.indiewriter.press
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My conversation partner this week is Elizabeth Miner. In Elizabeth's words:  "Global business coach, international speaker, digital nomad, and author Elizabeth Miner has learned true sustainable success relies on understanding the human engine running a business. Combining her 20+ years as a corporate paralegal with coaching clients around the globe, she has a unique worldview of entrepreneurship. Elizabeth recognized distinct patterns in the success and failure of business owners and has been piecing together where traditional education has failed entrepreneurs. When she’s not writing or helping business executives thrive in the face of persistent change, Elizabeth hosts her own podcast, entrepreneurs IRL, sharing real life stories of those along the entrepreneurial journey. She has been featured on podcasts including Entrepreneur on Fire and The Conscious Millionaire, and has been published by She is Fierce!, Rank & File Magazine and Mike Dooley’s personal development site Tut. Find Elizabeth at: elizabethminer.net We talk about: - Elizabeth's back-story, "year of retirement" + journey to becoming a full-time nomad - Moving to Belize as a single mother, in the face of the opinions of others - How Elizabeth's blog became a coaching business, and how this has evolved as a remote business - About Elizabeth's book "The Entrepreneur Advantage", and the process of putting it together  - How Elizabeth decided to self-publish early on & the flexibility that came with that - The stories we tell ourselves... and how we can work through them - "Getting things done" whilst being a nomad, & how Elizabeth structures her days - Elizabeth's book tour to promote her new book, including who she is reaching out to & how she is scheduling her talks & events - Elizabeth's tips for getting started with managing and growing your emotional intelligence // by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter PS. join INF Club (free) at infclub.net
My conversation partner this week is Rick Rigdon. In Rick's words: I'm a 63 year-old gay man who lives with my spouse of 26 years in Everett, Washington. (We've officially been married for 8 years after marriage equality passed in the US). I'm an INFJ who's a semi-retired  web developer. This past year, I created a blog (Mystical Bear) where I document my experiences of using the writing of a novel as a tool to help overcome depression, anxiety, and PTSD that I've experienced most of my life. Find Rick at: mysticalbear.com We talk about: - Rick's story with PTSD, depression & anxiety - Rick's experiences with conventional therapy / what worked for him & what didn't - Flashbacks & a painful break-up / on unhappy experiences & mental health stuff - How holotropic breathwork helped Rick (& others in his group) - Rick's current outlook on his depression - The importance of having a creative outlet to manage his depression (+ some of the jobs Rick has had) - Rick's fiction project / the origins of the story - Rick's relationship with his father - Rick's experiences with blogging & why he is writing - On writing for ourselves, authenticity, and sharing what we write online - Why Rick decided to start his Mystical Bear blog - How sharing his experiences through writing online has helped him thus far // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
My conversation partner this week is Laurence Warner, aka 'Cerulean'. In Laurence's own words: I'm Cerulean, an independent Performing Artist, born Laurence Warner in Eastleigh, a small town on England's South Coast. I make pop music for your ears AND your brain (and sometimes even your funny bone too)! I'm proudly #SavvyIndie, but I love to collaborate with creatives across The Arts & Tech to put on a show. Find Laurence at: wa.rner.me We talk about: - Laurence’s music-making process - Making money from your art - Is Laurence an extrovert or an ambivert? / Myers-Briggs chat - The “organic” journey of the indie artist - Why Laurence makes music, and the magic of “sonic experiences” (music) vs verbal (words) - Who is Cerulean? (aka Laurence’s artist name) - Using the internet to share your authentic expression with other people… but balancing this with using tech in an intentional way - Laurence’s advice for indie musicians promoting their work - The joy of being an ‘independent artist’ vs going ‘traditional’ - SavvyIndie: Laurence’s plans for this community for independent musicians / music artists // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
The eighth conversation in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Lauren is a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.com We talk about: - Tools for changing the 'stories' you tell yourself - Lauren's journey from alcoholism to sobriety & re-discovering writing - Why Lauren really needed her silent writing group when she started writing again - "Breathing out our stuff" / why Lauren writes - Focusing on writing for yourself vs being a full-time author or making an income from it - The job Lauren worked whilst she was writing & blogging, & how Lauren has set up her business - The types of genre INFPs & INFJs seem to be particularly drawn to // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
My conversation partner this week is David Johnson. In David's own words: I am an Englishman married and living in Hawaii. I have been a practicing Tibetan Buddhist for 30 years (ouch, where does the time go?). I identify as an introvert and highly sensitive person (INFJ), and work as a Life Coach. Find David at: crossingthethreshold.net We talk about: - The effects of the (full) moon / sleep - David's travels to the Himalayas - and beyond - Tibetan Buddhism, faith, religion & spirituality - Hedonic vs eudaimonic happiness - David's writing, blogging and podcasting - How David's online presence & business has unfolded - Micro blog & social media - David's book: "Meditation Tips for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People" - Men & high sensitivity // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
My conversation partner this week is Ayelet Baron. In Ayelet's own words: Ayelet is a multiple award winning author of the F*ck the Bucket List Trilogy and Our Journey to Corporate Sanity, and a co-contributor to Dear CEO, a book by Thinkers50. She had a very successful traditional career as a strategy and innovation leader at Cisco where she worked around the world. Ayelet is recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 global female futurists and is one of the top 50 Future of Work leaders for Thinkers360. Her current work focuses on conscious leadership and creating whole systems and lives. Find Ayelet at: ayeletbaron.com — We talk about: - firing herself from her PhD programme, her experiences in the corporate world, & the family + societal expectations she felt - where Ayelet's ambition comes from, & early memories of war - on being someone who is an introvert, idealistic and emotional  - moving away from unhelpful models that exist in the world & in business, and towards more whole, holistic environments - Ayelet's transformational trip to Ecuador - Going against the conventional advice and burning the bridges that are toxic for you - Ayelet's dream to write as a kid, learning to write from the heart, & her journey to being an author - Ayelet's books, & how she wrote them - What the concept of 'The Universe' means to us both - Ayelet's upcoming trek into nomadic life - Ayelet's new online platform to realise her vision & connect the creators of the world - Ayelet's words of advice for us intuitives & creatives // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
My conversation partner this week is Kendra Patterson. In Kendra's own words: I am a writer, podcaster, and creativity coach with a background in social science research. I coach other creatives, sensitive intuitives, and late bloomers who are trying to create lives that feel purpose-driven and satisfying at a deep level. I'm currently working on a research project on living life experimentally rather than conceptually, and why this may be a better way to approach life for creative late bloomers struggling to feel like they are fulfilling their potential. Find Kendra at: kendrapatterson.com We talk about: - Experiencing 'whole-life' burnout, and how this added context to Kendra's experience of depression & anxiety  - Why conventional therapy doesn't seem to work for us, and the conclusions that Kendra and I have drawn about this   - On money: living frugally whilst on the creative path, vs peers who are hitting conventional, societal milestones   - When Kendra knew that the conventional path wasn't for her, and moving out of burnout, depression & anxiety   - Experimental vs conceptual types, & being a "late (repeat) bloomer"   - Why Kendra's "dark night of the soul" was exactly what she needed to experience   - Testing as an INFJ, but identifying as an INFP (being "on the cusp")    // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
Leslie: I help creative and ambitious personality types (including INFJs) to tap the potential of their personality to live a more purposeful life. Leslie is an INFJ. Find Leslie at: lesliemcdaniel.com // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
This is the seventh conversation in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Lauren is a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.com We talk about: - School, family life, & cultural "rules" and expectations - Labels like "shy", "selective mutism" and "bipolar" - Job titles, creating your own vocation & answering the question "So, what you do?" at Indian weddings - The slow, unfolding journey of an intuitive career-changer who wants to 'do their own thing' - Lauren's approach with putting her stuff "out there" (using a soup analogy), how she treats her fiction writing, and a fiction book recommendation // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
Roxana: I help other introverts become socially confident. As a former socially anxious person, I know how hard it is to be yourself in social situations without letting anxiety get the best of you. I created honestrox to provide you with the best content to help you show up as yourself confidently. Roxana is an INFJ. Find Roxana at: honestrox.com // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
Shelly is an author, author-coach and publisher. She founded Creative Courage Press in 2020, inspired by the people who she met while writing a book called The Courage Way. Shelly lives in the high-desert of Colorado in the US, although she loves road trips and working from anywhere. Find Shelly at: creativecouragepress.com We talk about: - Shelly's life & background so far (sabbatical, nomading and road trips) - The shortcomings of traditional/mainstream publishing, and how publishing has now changed thanks to technology - The opportunities now available to writers, and why self-publishing is a great fit for INFs/iNtuitives & introverts - Distributing your writing; choosing the social media channel that fits you & your personality, and sowing the seeds to connect with your readers - On the power of writing in a group, and asking for the type of feedback you are looking for, so that the book we are writing comes from our heart - Shelly's advice for first-time authors, when it comes to balancing the 'creating' and the 'marketing' pieces - How the launch for my own book, The Indie Author, is shaping up. - Shelly's books, how she manages her projects, and what's on the horizon for her // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠⁠
Chrissa is a writer, an editor, and a creative coach based out of Incline Village in Lake Tahoe. She loves using words to capture emotions and bring stories, ideas, and people to life. Find Chrissa at: chrissatrudelle.com Some of the things we talk about: - Chrissa's eventful year, including a career shift, moving state and getting married - The challenges of going from 'employed work' to 'doing your own thing', and how Chrissa structures her day - How Chrissa & I structure our day, around our energy cycles - The lifestyle benefits of being in 'flow', and why Chrissa is fascinated by this concept - Digital minimalism and information consumption - Balancing and integrating 'being productive' vs 'being explorative' // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠
The sixth conversation in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Lauren is a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.comWe talk about: - How we are tuned into the seasons, and our changing energy levels in the Spring versus the Summer - The relationship between our bodies and our spirituality, and the importance of releasing energy from the abdomen and the hips - Lauren & I talk about our upbringing and our family experiences around spirituality and religion - Lauren also talks about receiving information, psychic experiences, and the importance choice we have to make when it comes to being an intuitive person and often confusing this with mental illness - And as usual we explore some tangents, including the INF-like nature of the author Stephen King, a show on Amazon Prime that I think INFs will love, and the effects of psychedelic drugs on intuitive people // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠
Sandra is a mom of a 5 year old and an 8 year old. She is the owner of Family Personalities and the co-host of the Family Personalities podcast, a fun and sometimes cheesy podcast, that uses personality type to help change the way you see your family. Sandra uses her experience and training in Myers-Briggs personality type, to work one on one with families, helping them parent more effectively and compassionately based on their children's unique wiring and needs. Find Sandra at: familypersonalities.com We talk about: - What it's been like for introverted and intuitive parents during the pandemic (with the kids at home) - Sandra's experiences with using MBTI to parent her two children - Expectations vs idealism as a parent: how to let go, embrace the reality, and connect with the now - and more // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠
Jacob Nordby is a writer living in Boise, Idaho. You might find him on a trail in the nearby foothills or typing away in the quietest corner of a coffee shop downtown. Find Jacob at: jacobnordby.com We talk about: - Jacob's experiences being home-schooled and growing up in a strict religious environment - His previous corporate life, and the retreat which marked a turning point - Jacob's model for self-discovery, his 'Creative Self Journal', and how he currently uses journalling in his own life - His new book, The Creative Cure // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠
The fifth conversation in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Lauren is a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.com We talk about: - Why addiction & codependency seem to be a common thing amongst INFs and intuitives - How the two themes are intertwined with one another - The different ways they can 'show up' in our lives - Our personal experiences with addiction & codependency, and what has helped us move through these behaviours & patterns - How money-based attitudes are linked to codependency - Spirituality, God and religion by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter — I ran the INF Club blog and podcast from 2018 to 2021. Find me at: jasraj.me, or my podcast at indiewriter.net/podcast
The fourth conversation of in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Lauren Sapala is a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: lauren laurensapala.com by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter — I ran the INF Club blog and podcast from 2018 to 2021. Find me at: jasraj.me, or my podcast at indiewriter.net/podcast
Chris Porter is a multi-dimensional creative, specializing in web and product design for startups and small businesses. Based in LA, he enjoys solving problems, making music and taking photos. His knack for systems  and data helps brings who he works with knowledge and results for their  business. You can find Chris at: madebyporter.com We talk about: Porter's portfolio career as a creative freelancer and entrepreneur, how to honour our multiple interests vs not taking on too much, managing our energy as intuitive introverts, and more.   by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter — I ran the INF Club blog and podcast from 2018 to 2021. Find me at: jasraj.me, or my podcast at indiewriter.net/podcast
This is the third conversation in a series with my friend Lauren Sapala. Today's theme: Relationships & boundaries. Lauren is a writer, writing coach, and an INFJ. She also wrote the books The INFJ Writer, Firefly Magic and The INFJ Revolution, for intuitive introverts, HSPs, empaths and all other sensitive, struggling artists. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.com We talk about: - what relationships look like for Lauren & I - why boundaries are so important for INFPs & INFJs - learning to protect our energy - resources that can help us by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter — I ran the INF Club blog and podcast from 2018 to 2021. Find me at: jasraj.me, or my podcast at indiewriter.net/podcast
Shannon Garza is a Highly Sensitive Person and an Introvert. She is a coach for Highly Sensitive People and the Social Media Manager for HSP World. She is an advocate for breaking the stigma on mental health. She loves laughter, kittens and helping people live their best lives. Find Shannon at: shannongarza.com We talk about: mental health & depression, discovering and owning our high sensitivity, the intentional changes Shannon has made to her daily life, and more.  // by ⁠⁠Jas Hothi⁠⁠, with music by ⁠⁠Chris Porter⁠⁠ PS. join INF Club (free) at ⁠⁠infclub.net⁠
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