Sara Tasker is a photographer, writer, business coach. She distributes free Insta-tips via her blog and also runs hugely popular Insta-magic e-courses that sell out rapidly online, as well as a series of Hashtag Authentic podcasts for creatives.
Things We Talk About In This Episode:Nova's career path through acting, singing and psychotherapy, and how she came to anti-racism workNova's wedding blog and the lack of diversity in the wedding industryNova's work educating white people about white supremacyThe boundaries and safeguards Nova has to put in place due to the trauma of her workThe origins of racism and white supremacy in the UK and beyondWhy we need to do the work personally, and not just put the blame of white supremacy on big institutionsThe practical work we need to take to dismantle white supremacy togetherWhy silence is so dangerous, and how the powerful majority needs to step upWhy Nova believes holding compassion is vital to facilitate changeScrewing up on your anti-racism journey, and accepting feedback along the wayHow the current political turmoil might be a necessary catalyst for changeHow relating racism to feminism can help some people begin to understand the workNova's personal healing journey, and how trauma can be carried through generationsWhy Nova won't be doing this work long term (so grab your chance to work with her now!)Links mentioned in this episode:Nova's websiteNova's new podcast, Conversations With Nova ReidNova's Instagram @novareidofficialNova's @novareidofficNova's excellent anti-racism courses for individuals and small businessesNova's TED talk - "How you have the power to change the world"Nova's Courageous Courage Class for alliesCourageous Courage for BME womenNova's "pick my brain" consultancy sessionsThe Bridge Retreat
Things We Talk About In This Episode:What's great, and not-so-great, about conventional art educationThe balance between profitability and individuality, and where mainstream advice often goes wrongCreating an online class for the first time, and building a mailing listWhy it's so hard, and so important to get to grips with your own creative voiceThe magic of imperfection in all thingsLinks mentioned in this episode:The Good Ship IllustrationHelen StephensKatie ChappellTania Willis
Things we talk about in this episode:Why being truly indistractable isn't really the aim“A mistake repeated more than once is a decision” ― Paulo CoelhoWhy your goal should be growth, not perfectionWhy we can't rely on willpower and self controlThe antidote to impulsivenessHow time-boxing your calendar gives you freedomWhy we can't blame our phones for our distractionHow to stay indistractable when spending time with our kids (even when it's boring!)The power of changing our thinking from 'have too' to 'choose too'The tyranny of the to-do listBeing indistractable with ADHDHow to keep to a schedule, even when we don't want toGetting started on a taskWhy accountability is key to staying focusedHow to turn distraction into laser sharp focusLinks mentioned in this episode:The Flock Community - get notifiedMy 15 Minute Magic Class - enrolling nowMy Instagram, Twitter and websiteNir's previous conversation on Hashtag Authentic (episode 82)Nir's Instagram and TwitterNir's book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeNir's website, Nir & FarHooked, Nir's first bookNir's free schedule makerFocusmate accountability partners
Things we talk about in this episode:Women for Women's #MessageForMySister campaignHow Angelica started About Time Magazine and built her readershipHow the title survives online when so many others have foldedFinding mentors, and how sometimes the best mentors can be people you've never metThe value of meeting fellow entrepreneurs and creative business ownersHow the difference in experience affects the terms used for women in businessWhy true entrepreneur spirit doesn't need to look like Richard BransonApproaching business with 'playful curiosity', and why joy is vital in what you seek to establishAngelica's upcoming bookStarting a business straight out of UniversityThe need for women-only events, and why wellbeing and business should both be on the agendaThe challenges of establishing and organising a large eventDeveloping the skills to run a teamAngelica's advice for someone just starting outLinks mentioned in this episode:#Messagetomysister from Women for WomenAbout Time Magazine#SheStartedIt Live (13-14 March 2020)Angelica's Instagram @jellymalinAngelica's Twitter @jellymalinYou're not Listening - Kate MurphyMoody Month - App15 Minute Magic - enrolling this monthMy Instagram, Twitter and website