The Improvised Life with Katie Goodman | How To Create A Courageous, Adventurous, Meaningful Life, Driven By Purpose

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Six months ago we had some things come into our life that were difficult. Extremely difficult. We lost someone unexpectedly and then someone we know was diagnosed with a difficult illness. On top of that, there were some medium-evocative stuff:
OMG, Y’ALL. THIS. IS. A. TIME. BUT WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. Sick of being "thrown" all the time? Worried about the worst? Katie is going help you learn how to feel comfortable in the unknown, and embrace uncertainty. Join Katie online for her m
I wanted to share this interview with you all, in this challenging time. It’s an interview I conducted this past week with my dear friend Laura van Dernoot Lipsky of TraumaStewardship.com. She’a an expert in caring for people who care for peopl
Why entrepreneurs always move onto the next thing ("Ooo! Squirrel!") and why you should not stay to slog it out, even when your mother's like, "But you were finally making money!" Does this sound like you? You're bored easily, you always have n
SHOW NOTES: So many of you are interested in how on earth to stop doing the job you hate and create an entrepreneurial life where you are the boss of yourself, where you’re creating a career that will sustain you financially, and one in which y
SHOW NOTES: So many of you are interested in how on earth to stop doing the job you hate and create an entrepreneurial life where you are the boss of yourself, where you’re creating a career that will sustain you financially, and one in which y
Today I interview best-selling author Sarah Knight on her new book, Calm The F*uck Down: How to control what you can and accept what you can’t so you can stop freaking out and get on with your life. Join us for a funny and useful conversation o
Jesus was a liberal?? Comedian, actor and political broadcaster, John Fugelsang is a progressive comic icon. A dear friend of mine and a co-conspirator in all things political comedy, including many shows we’ve done together, John shares funny
Join me and Dan Savage today talking about the It Gets Better Project. This is an interview I did with Dan on my former podcast a few years ago and I just LOVE this interview. Dan and his husband Terry created this project to save LGBTQ lives,
Clearly Sean and I have nothing whatsoever in common. We had a hard time connecting about comedy and improv on another podcast we met on and so we decided to put ourselves through the misery of disagreeing on everything again on my podcast. It
Kelly Carlin, daughter of the comedian George Carlin, is one hell of an insightful woman. One of my dear friends, and long time deep-dive-introspective-conversation-buddy, Kelly and I dish on our comedy process, getting our asses handed to us b
So right about now you are probably in one of two camps: either doubling down on some New year’s resolutions, or you’re like, um, screw that. I don’t do resolutions. Perhaps you’ve had your heart broken by resolutions not working in the past an
Today's guest, Rob Alderson, is the creative director of WeTranfer, the content sharing site. A UK born, Amsterdam-based arts and design writer, Rob and his team wanted to know how different types of creatives work (65% need quiet, 14% need noi
Well it's that time of year and I'm sitting next to my Buddha statue, decorating my Christmas tree, and eating Chanukah gelt. From my complicated interfaith family to yours! Enjoy this song of ours that went viral online! If you'd like to see t
Last summer I planted a flower bed with an automatic irrigation system and my Dad and I put in a soaker hose that lives underground but right near the flowers. And we attached it to the hose bib coming out of the house where the water comes out
I am reading a book called Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Haggerty, and she tells a story about her father who tried to learn French and continued to do it for years and years hardly being able to speak it well at all but just kept on doing
Got a job interview or a big date coming up and don’t want to blow it? Then listen in! We are going to work with the Inner Critic that can sabotage everything before you even get out the door! Go here and grab your free copy of Katie’s Gag Your
You know how sometimes people talk about weight-creep? Gaining pounds after having a baby or menopause? It’s like that. I have self-promotion-creep. And here’s the biggest question I have for all of us. Does it even work? I don’t mean does it m
We want to take a look at what’s holding us back and while some things may be obvious (a job your hate, a partner that’s not pulling their weight, an unfinished project that’s weighing on you), there are tons of things out there that you don’t
So now that we are questioning our long-held beliefs…. what the hell do we do now?? I will walk you through how to figure out the feelings you want to feel in order to be happy and fulfilled and then how to find your way onto that path, by lear
Think your beliefs about money are true? Do you believe money will solve your problems and make your life easier? Be prepared to be challenged on your beliefs on today’s episode, the first of my two-part episode on your money mindset. I have ta
People ask me all the time how I can stand the hater comments on my Youtube comedy videos and other social media. They look at me like I’ve got a heart of steel, but that isn’t the case. If a friend or peer who I respect critiques me I take it
What happens when you get in the habit of following a strict schedule, and suddenly in the middle of a phone call or in the middle of reading you have an idea for a new project or a new way of doing things or someone you want to reach out to. W
When my friend Sarah was in deep, deep labor, she told me, she suddenly became utterly polite, apologetic and thanked everyone around her continually. She was being the “good girl” she was conditioned to be.  I myself swore like a sailor and de
Uh oh. Katie’s gonna force you to like something that you hate again. In improv, we have rules and gimmicks to our games. This is great news because trying to do a scene with no rules, no starting suggestion from the audience and no nuthin’ is
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