Arts, Creativity, Non Fiction, Writers on Writing

Aug 09: A Creative Guide to Stir Inspiration in Any Creator

Ruta Sepetys Seeker of Lost Stories

Podcast: You the Story with author Ruta Sepetys

Do you know the number one question that writers, musicians, artists, and designers are asked?

Where does your inspiration come from?

In her powerful how-to book, You The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory, Ruta Sepetys shares tools and resources that any artist can adapt to reach a higher level of creativity.

Ruta knows from extensive research – and her own experience writing five award-winning historical novels – that the secret to strong creative writing can be found in your own life experiences … no matter how boring you think your life may be.

We discuss ways to tap into your emotions and leverage humor. Why finding rhythm is key. Why biographical references matter. Why so many artists struggle to find their voice, and why discovering vision may be even more important. And how to draw on your own roots, memories, and creativity to spark inspiration.

About Ruta Sepetys

An internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over 60 countries and 40 languages, Ruta Sepetys is also the winner of the Carnegie Medal. Her books have won or been shortlisted for over 40 awards, are included on over 30 state reading lists, and are currently in development for film and television. You The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory is her first nonfiction book.

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Business, Non Fiction, Personal Development

Jan 26: A Roadmap to Realizing Your Personal & Professional Leadership Potential

Book Boundless Leadership Joe Loizzo and Elazar AslanBoundless Leadership: The Breakthrough Method to Realize Your Vision, Empower Others, & Ignite Positive Change

A recent study showed that the average human attention span is about eight seconds. That means that our average length of concentration on one detail is less than that of a goldfish — goldfish can concentrate for nine whole seconds!

If that doesn’t alarm you, it at least explains why we work harder than ever, yet seem to accomplish less and feel less fulfilled. Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan joins us to reveal how we can turn that around. They share the 5 Truths of Boundless Leadership, the 4 Qualities of Heart. And discuss how we can reimagine and rewire, our mind and body, to be our best selves.

About Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan

JOE LOIZZO, MD, PhD is a contemplative psychotherapist, a clinical researcher, and Buddhist scholar-teacher. On the faculty at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, he lectures widely on the role of meditative learning in the future of health, education, and leadership.

ELAZAR ASLAN, MBA, PCC is an executive advisor, speaker, and entrepreneur. After a successful career as a business executive, he became a professional coach over a decade ago, bringing his meditative practice and leadership principles to corporations including Chase, D&B, MasterCard, and American Express.

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