TLS All Star Episode #142: Curiosity, Epic Self-Compassion & Creativity with Elizabeth Gilbert (“Big Magic”)

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Today we are kicking off a special series for May: we’re revisiting the most re-listened to episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 of TLS.  And I’ll be sharing the insights that have personally stuck with me the most from these incredible guests since the episodes first aired as well.

To kick things off, we are starting with best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. In this episode, Liz shares on a variety of topics including one of her newest books, Big Magic, creativity, curiosity vs. passion, and her thoughts on being a trickster and student.

This episode is perfect for anyone looking to have a more compassionate + creative life, career, and relationship with themselves.

 

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT

 

  • How Elizabeth’s childhood spent living on a farm contributed to her creativity.
  • Why Elizabeth doesn’t preach passion to others, and what she thinks is a better alternative to passion.
  • How she is repurposing and reclaiming the word “entitlement.”
  • Why Elizabeth believes people shouldn’t quit their day jobs in order to be creative.
  • Why she thinks service is not effective if you don’t love the work.
  • How Elizabeth is able to avoid martyrdom in her life and solve conflicts in a creative and playful way.
  • Why self-compassion is essential for a joyful and beautiful life.
  • How Elizabeth distinguishes between the soul and the ego and how her soul has kept her going through rejection and scrutiny.
  • What she believes is the best way to help others.
  • How Elizabeth has come to understand and work with her psychological creative cycles.
  • What Elizabeth would tell someone just starting out on this journey.

 

SHOW NOTES

 

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Get your free audio copy of Big Magic, or any other book you’d like at Audible.com/lively

 

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