Too often I find myself feeling the angsty sense of constant URGENCY as if there were some action I could take to fix everything. If only!
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To me, the new year feels like a precipice moment that’s both exhilarating and a bit nauseating, as I continue to digest the hugeness of recent political developments and the dizzying, mind-bending unknown of what is yet to come.
I’m actually doing OK. The news we got last week is literally the very very worst thing I have feared since 2013, and I did not fall apart. I am letting myself feel the awfulness and it is flowing through. I am able to be with my daughter and my family and my friends and not feel like a shell, or like stone. This feels like an accomplishment.
Peri and Eph have a fantastic chat with Ebony about how she created a showcase for Black performers in Albuquerque, and how she balances the many different identities — poet, organizer, marketing pro, auntie-mom, holder of the mic — that make her who she is.
In this episode I am super-thrilled to welcome a new co-host, artist and emcee Eph Sharpe, plus I talk with Keif Henley, the owner of The Guild Cinema about how to stay indie in a megaplex world. AND Snap Judgment storyteller James Judd shares a story about being haunted by voices telling him he’s not “really” working.
As a grown-up I think I’ve figured out a way to be helpful without being (too) bossy. In fact, the more I think about it, I believe my aversion to being *perceived* as bossy has powerfully shaped my approach and perspective to this world of coaching that I find myself in.
The most important detail for you to be clear about is who is in the audience. How much did they pay to get into the event? Say, for an art competition, who are the participants: adults from a local correctional facility or high school students? You’ll want to cater your talk to their perspective.
Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.
I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.