I’m finding myself consistently at a loss for words…
…Constructive words, that is.
I have quite a few not so constructive words going around in my head right now (and some of them occasionally stumble out, too), but it’s the constructive ones that I have to work extra hard for these days.
Those of you who follow me closely know that my last tarot challenge, Speak Your Truth, was the hardest challenge I’ve done thus far. That didn’t come as a shock or anything. After all, it’s not easy to speak your truth, or, in Brené Brown’s words, to speak truth to bullshit, especially if have the habit of zipping it when conversations begin to lean towards awkward.
What is even more difficult than simply opening your mouth is speaking your truth in such a way that it does not diminish others, to speak your truth in a way that is beneficial to all, to the greater good.
It being hard to find constructive words is, however, not an excuse to stay quiet. That it’s scary to speak them once you’ve found them is not an excuse not to be at least a little fearless and utter them anyway.
That is why I’m so excited about today’s interview.
Ethan Freckleton has helped hundreds align their lives for success with The Change Habit, and he’s entertained thousands more with his works of fiction and music. You can hear him interview bestselling and award-winning storytellers on the intersections between limiting beliefs and success on his podcast, The Fearless Storyteller.
The Fearless Storyteller
What is The Fearless Storyteller about?
The Fearless Storyteller is a podcast exploring the heart and soul of writing stories, songs, and scripts that sell—with the people who write them.
How is The Fearless Storyteller different from everything else out there? What does it add?
While there are moments of strategic, tactical, and craft conversation, the underlying focus of this podcast is delving into the intersections between limiting beliefs and success.
Which is one of the reasons I love listening to it so much. Is that why you created The Fearless Storyteller, to delve specifically into that?
I wanted to achieve two goals: (a) Give the listener access to a variety of potential mentors, each of whom might have the key to unlocking your unique potential, and (b) Highlight that, while we all struggle with limiting beliefs, those beliefs don’t have to stop us from moving forward and experiencing success.
Our conversations are accessible to both aspiring and mid-career storytellers.
Last but not least, what is the best writing advice you were ever given?
Your taste will always exceed your craft, because as your craft grows, so too do your expectations…so, the sooner you can release the need for your writing to compare to anyone else’s, the sooner you can start having FUN telling your stories.
I love that, and I couldn’t agree more. Thank you so much for this, Ethan, and for creating your wonderful podcast.
If you’ve been struggling with speaking your truth creatively, you can now get my Speak Your Truth for free through this link.
If you do decide to pay something for it, or if you’d rather buy through Amazon, know that I’ll donating all profits from that book to Black Lives Matter for the foreseeable future.
(The Amazon link in this post is an affiliate link, which means I receive a small percentage if you buy through this link.)