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Trophy Husbands and Don’t Only Think About the Money, Think About the Creation

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In our random thought (not transcribed here), we talk about Being a trophy wife A woman finding an abandoned apartment behind her bathroom mirror Another couple finding a hidden basement in their rental home. SO A LOT OF MEDIUM ARTICLES AND BLOGS FOCUSED ON WRITING ARE ALL ABOUT: How to increase your audience How to make 60-trillion-dollars a year off your writing. How to be like James Patterson and make 90-trillion-dollars a year. But all of them seem to forget that writers are creators. Writers are people who make story and art (not just to make money), but also because they are compelled to create, to move, to incite, to inspire. Especially when so many of us are struggling to make ends meet, it’s easy to focus only on the money. But your life is worth more than that. Your brain is about more than that, too. You aren’t just about money. You are about creating. “The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong…We areallthe chosen few. We are all makers by design.” -Elizabeth Gilbert Every single one of us creates something. My dad built bird houses and engines. My mom embroidered like a beast. Neither of them would think of themselves as creators. Shaun’s dad painted Bob Ross things. His mom probably does something, too. We all have urges. Those urges aren’t just about food, sex, and survival. There are also urges to create. But so many of us are told, you aren’t artistic. You can’t draw. You’re a math person. We let those moments define us. And we think, “Ah, I’m the left-brained kid.” We think, “Ah, I don’t have an aritistic bone in my body.” That’s what Carrie’s mom told her, God love her, even though all Carrie ever wanted to do was draw. That’s right. Not write. Draw. It doesn’t matter that Carrie makes very little money painting. It’s what gives her joy. So she does it whenever she has time. Writing and creating should be about expression, not just about how to make as much money as possible in as quick amount of time as possible. Don’t be fluff. There’s a guy who writes a zillion Medium articles and has a massive following and makes tons of money. I’ve read a ton of his articles. I can’t remember any of them. That’s because he’s regurgitating to make money. It’s all fluff. Don’t be fluff. Richard BransonThe most talented, thought-provoking, game-changing people are never normal. Don’t let other people’s assumptions about you hold you back. Naval RavikantThe most dangerous idea is silencing people. Shaun’s a big man. He’s six-six. He looks pretty much like an ex-football player. People are stunned that he’s not. But if he wanted to study ballet, the guy should be able to study ballet. We are born to live. We have to make money to survive. But we have to be about more than money to live. Create things. Explore things. Remember to live, too, okay? WRITING TIP OF THE POD Write for the sake of writing. DOG TIP FOR LIFE People are more than their looks or being sexy and this goes for dogs, too. SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website.Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. Here’s the link to our other podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support