A few of the things I’m listening to lately and loving.
- Podcasts. I’ve gotten much more into listening to podcasts on my commute home lately. One of my current favorites is The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey.
I have not been listening to them in order – I just pick and choose which one feels right for the mood I’m in. Recently I listened to her interview with Alli Worthington and it was wonderful. I had two great take aways (the whole thing was lovely, these just stuck in my mind): (1) “One thing I think we are hurt by in the body of Christ is we think we have to be great at something before we even give it a try.” Jaw meet floor. Do you ever feel like that? I do. Far too often. The other piece I loved is her daily mantra: (2)Show up. Love others. Be me. Don’t quit. So simple. But, I know I need to be reminded sometimes how simple it should/could be to be happier.
- Another favorite podcast lately is The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher
Again, I’m choosing which episode I listen to and recently I heard Episode #6 with Ashlyn Carter. Once again, I found a few things that resonated with me – the perks of choosing the ones that sound helpful/fun when you are in that mood. “At the end of the day, no matter how great your imagery is, it is your WORDS that sell….Copy-writing is words that pack a punch. It’s words that are persuasive and make someone take action on something.” How true is that?!? Yes, the image/picture draws you in, but it’s truly the words and descriptions that take it over the goal line.
- I mentioned last week that, while writing, I like a good driving beat and the Suicide Squad Soundtrack has worked out really well for that. Yeah, it’s still on repeat. Often. I do this with particular songs, too. One that I can listen to on repeat for an hour would be: Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park. I found this because of the movie Need for Speed. (Yep, liked this one, too.) The whole Linkin Park album is great, but sometimes I just need this song.
- Another soundtrack that makes me smile every time is Burlesque. Cher? Christina? How can you go wrong?!?