Episode 54

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25th Nov 2020

Bonus Episode: Writing your way to freedom with Megan Holstein

How Top Medium Writer Megan Holstein went from young entrepreneur to discovering the life of a writer. How she works through resistance, what she advises on figuring out how to get paid to live the life you love, and how less is more when it comes to goals. She's also a big proponent for minimalism both in terms of her "to do" list each day, as well as her material possessions. She also discusses her productivity experiments. She offers a step-by-step for how she tackles the writing process.

Time Stamps:

3:29 Megan shares the story behind the apps she developed at age 15  

6:08 Megan shares the unique way she went from creating apps to being a published author 

10:41 We discuss how to find clarity on what you want to do with your life 

12:24 We discuss the idea of resistance as a psychological barrier, how resistance can give us clarity

18:14 Megan shares her insight on how the most productive people actually do less and have fewer goals 

20:46 Shelley shares the meaning behind The Big Self 

21:46 Megan talks about how to cut out overwhelm by looking at the daily commitment and not the larger goal 

28:16 We discuss Megan’s take on minimalism 

32:17 We discuss our views on self-help and what the end game of self-help is 

39:42 How to find Megan 

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About the Podcast

The Big Self Podcast
Inner Growth. Outer impact.
Shelley and Chad kick off each week with a provocative thought leader who has something to say about the power of inner growth to drive outer impact. From building resilience to life design to life transitions to leadership to growing ourselves up, we touch on all things Big Self. At the back end of the week Chad and Shelley dish on their experiences and expertise.

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Chad Prevost

Dr. Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.