Episode 155: #GetUnstuck with Uber-Coach Jennifer Louden - #AmWriting
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Episode 155: #GetUnstuck with Uber-Coach Jennifer Louden

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth and creativity coach who’s appeared or been quoted everywhere from the Oprah to Brene Brown’s books. Her mantra is claim your voice, share your voice and get your shit done, and her specialty is helping people get unstuck–as writers, creative people and as people in general.

We talk to Jennifer about exactly that–what do you do when you’re feeling stuck in your career or your work? Listen to hear her go deep into the topic, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

Ask yourself–what is it about this work that really lights you up, and how can you blow on that spark to get your fire lit?

When you’re focused on a goal off of your to-do list, give yourself a reminder of that spark as well. You want to achieve the goal–but why?

Find your enough, and work with that rather than continually raising the bar on yourself. Plan your days to allow you to feel like you’ve done your enough for the day, and let yourself appreciate that success rather than rushing on to the next thing.


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Jennifer Louden’s fave is Boulder Book Store in Boulder, CO. “They do a fantastic job of making recommendations and have a whole Shambhala Publications section and a Sounds True Publishing section.”

Find out more about our guest, Jennifer Louden —and check out her latest book, A Year of Daily Joy: A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Every Day, or on IndieBound.

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Jennifer Louden is known for her retreats–and you can still retreat with her virtually, but her in-person retreats are sold out for 2019! But you CAN still join us for an in-person retreat in September, 2019, hosted by our sponsor, Author Accelerator. Come work with KJ and Jennie Nash to find your book and find your mojo on Bar Harbor Maine–and get a re-start after that inevitable, glorious summer slow down. More Information here.

This episode was sponsored by Author Accelerator, the book coaching program that helps you get your work DONE. Visit https://www.authoraccelerator.com/amwriting for details, special offers and Jennie Nash’s 2-tier outline template.

Find more about Jess here, and about KJ here.

If you enjoyed this episode, we suggest you check out Marginally, a podcast about writing, work and friendship.

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