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In this episode you’ll learn:
- Amanda’s biggest challenge as a writer
- How Amanda avoids writers block
- Why you need to be selfish over your time and creative work
- The power of tracking your time
In part two, the final part, of our two-part chat, author and part-time digital nomad, Amanda Turner, shares why she believes creative people become paralysed with their big ideas.
In part one, Amanda, described her life: the challenges and successes that come with being a mum, an author and living a semi-nomadic life.
Amanda is the author of a series of books called Vagabonding with Kids.
Having developed a life living on the road with her family, visiting cities and countries across the globe, her nomadic lifestyle is not without its own challenges.
In part two, this episode, hear why Amanda has to be selfish with her writing and what success means to her…
“A lot of creative people – they get paralysed and they don’t put anything out there – because it’s a fear of success” – Amanda Turner
Items mentioned in this episode (quick access):
[00:42] Introducing part two with Amanda Turner.
[01:18] Reflecting on part one and resources.
[03:01] Missing out on cultural exposure.
[05:50] What Amanda does with her stuff during house exchanges.
[07:30] What happened when a Mexican family lived in their house.
[08:00] Exchanging keys with other families
Vagabonding with kids
[09:11] Amanda’s first book on travel with family and home exchanges
[10:21] The Vagabonding With Kids book series.
[10:41] Bill Bryson.
[11:21] Amanda shares her biggest challenge as a writer.
[12:40] Why Amanda is selfish over her time.
Success being selfish
[13:49] How to be selfish over your time.
[15:14] What happens to Amanda when she can’t get her creative work done.
[15:40] A case of mental and physical health.
[16:31] Paralysed by a fear of success.
[17:48] Amanda shares her thoughts on writers block.
Progress and the power of patience
[19:15] How Amanda makes progress with her creative work.
[19:40] What success means to Amanda.
[21:47] What advice Amanda would offer her younger self.
[22:22] The power of patience.
[22:58] Tracking your own time.
Around the world
[24:00] Girl Around The World podcast.
[25:15] Where Amanda’s heading next.
[26:00] Where to learn more about Amanda her work.
Links and Resources:
- Success, Failure, and Other Myths of the Writing Life
- Girl Around the World (podcast)
- Vagabonding With Kids – first series – audio book
- Amanda’s free travel guide
Other quotes from this episode (click to tweet:)
- “Stuff is just stuff”
- “Time is always a challenge”
- “It’s really a question of mental and physical health”
- “There’s never a final resting place for success”
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