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The Couragemakers Podcast | Encouragement, Inspiration & Rebel Rousing for Mission Driven Doers, Makers & Shakers |

Couragemakers is the weekly podcast for creative and multi-passionate women. Because building the life you want and putting stuff in the world takes a boatload of courage, but you don’t have to do it alone. Couragemakers is designed to encourage and rebel-rouse mission-driven doers, makers and world-shakers to spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves. Every Monday, Meg chats to unconventional couragemakers all over the world who share their stories, their advice and their dreams as we have honest conversations about everyday courage, living a wholehearted life and dream chasing. We’ve figured out what we don’t want in life, now we’re figuring out what we do want. And we talk about the things that make us feel on fire as well as the monsters that hide under our beds. Couragemakers is brought to you by Meg Kissack of That Hummingbird Life. Because everything changes when you believe you matter. Let’s shake things up together. Warning: This podcast contains courage, vulnerability and a desire to leave the world a brighter place than how we found it.
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Nov 14, 2016

Happy Monday!

 

I'm so happy to be back this week with another episode of Couragemakers. For those of you wondering why there wasn't an episode last week, I have just returned to the UK from my 3 month US road trip and my Granddad is seriously ill in hospital. ​​But the podcast is back this week and isn't going anywhere, I can assure you!

 

​​Now I'm back, I'm going to be recording 2017's episodes and working on special episodes, and new Couragemakers will be back to normal with new episodes every Monday :)

 

I am so excited to share with you this week's episode. This week, I had the opportunity to sit down and have a good natter with singer-songwriter​​ Sarah Smith.

 

After years on the road fronting Canadian rock band The Joys, Sarah went solo in 2012 and in this episode shares what her life on the road looks and feels like, the leap of faith she took leaving the army to pursue life as a musician and the lessons she's learned along the way.

 

Sarah shares the truth about ​​what it looks like to get paid to do things you love, the difficulties we face as women not being taught to own our skills and learning to discover them and how the way of creativity is not for the faint of heart.

 

We really dive into what it means to pursue a creative life; the uncertainty that comes with being a full-time creative, how life is an ongoing practice and how Sarah learned to let go of the fear of the unknown and believe everything will work out.

 

I absolutely love this episode, and Sarah shares such great practical advice for creatives struggling to believe that things will work out and ​​​​how our validation needs to come from the inside.

 

Sarah's passion and enthusiasm for life and her work is contagious and I loved getting a behind the scenes glimpse of what life on the road looks like.

 

I'm really excited to be sharing this episode just days after Sarah launched her most recent album - 11 and I'm really happy I had the opportunity to speak to Sarah at such an exciting stage of her career!

 
 

About Sarah

 

After years on the road fronting Canadian rock band The Joys, Sarah went solo in 2012 Her songs  have won over audiences everywhere during Sarah’s relentless tours of North America and Europe and she continues to tour almost year-round. Sarah’s latest album, 11, has just been released - on 11th November 2016. Aside from her music, Sarah’s has the most fun eating food, being around friends and her dogs, and people watching.

You can connect with Sarah here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Youtube |

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 
 
  • Sarah’s journey of becoming a full time musician, from being raised on a farm and and having her first solo in a church choir aged 5 to leaving the army to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
 
  • The difficulties as women being taught not to own their skills and talents, and the long journey involved in rediscovering and owning them again
 
  • Sarah’s advice for creatives who need to trust themselves and need self validation
 
  • The uniqueness of living on the road, and the struggles with staying inspired and spending so much time with your thoughts.
 
 

Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently on a 3 month road trip of the US with Mr. Meg but normally based in the UK.

 

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