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I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety. But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks. For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself. That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.

The Anxious Creative Dawn Bradley

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety. But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks. For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself. That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.

    How to Stand Up for Yourself with Rebecca Anthony

    How to Stand Up for Yourself with Rebecca Anthony

    I’m so excited to bring you another episode of The Anxious Creative with special guest, an RYB Alumni and Mastermind member, Rebecca Anthony.

    I’ve seriously been waiting for this episode for SO long.

    Rebecca’s been a fan of the show since its inception 2 years ago. (For those OG listeners, you might recall that my show hasn’t always been called The Anxious Creative).

    • 36 min
    Making Big Moves with Jen Shattuck

    Making Big Moves with Jen Shattuck

    We’re back at it again with another awesome episode of The Anxious Creative.

    This week I’ve got my friend and student Jen Shattuck from Oregon coming to chat about moving across the country, learning new techniques and following your dreams.

    She’s been in the hair industry for 14 years (a little longer if you count schooling).

    • 34 min
    Building brands and breaking stigmas with Piper De Young

    Building brands and breaking stigmas with Piper De Young

    Oh I’ve got a treat for you today. Although I’m definitely still riding the high of my 5-part series with Lindsay Mayuga I’m super pumped to be bringing you this new episode.

    I’ve got a very special guest today, my good friend, Piper De Young. I’m so excited to have her on the podcast.

    • 38 min
    Anxious Creatives Unite

    Anxious Creatives Unite

    This week's episode I have my friend Gina Devine on to talk about how we do life as anxious creatives.

    Gina has been a creative her whole life, growing up in salons (her mom is a stylist) and going to fine art school she is a true artist. But like me, don't ask her to cook you a meal, it ain't gonna happen.

    She is one of the kindest people I have ever met and I appreciate her constant commitment to growth and self-improvement.

    • 52 min
    Faith (The Anxious Creative Makes Waves - Part 5)

    Faith (The Anxious Creative Makes Waves - Part 5)

    I gotta be honest, I didn’t think I’d be so bummed to see this series come to an end!

    It was such a treat to spend so much time with Lindsay, chatting about so many different topics. Did you listen to the first four parts? They’ve been so good, right?!
    (If you haven’t you might wanna check them out after you listen to this one.)

    Well, I think we’re ending the series with the best one (but I might be a little biased), we went a little rogue, as Lindsay puts it.

    Today’s episode is all about FAITH *cue George Michael singing: “I gotta have faaiitthhh”.

    (Yikes, hope I didn’t just age myself too hard there...)

    What you’ll get in this episode:

    Why hearing the word “faith” is triggering for me


    What faith means to Lindsay


    Why belief and faith go hand in hand


    Where I had to have faith in myself


    How I handle the “Why does this always happen to me?” moments


    Why it’s important to get curious about yourself and how you show up


    Why it’s easier to feel like stuff is being done to you


    Fault vs responsibility


    Why we often look for people who confirm our insecurities


    My aggressive tactic to push people away


    Why it’s important to recognize that you have different seasons in your life


    Why it can be confusing to know your role with clients when you’re behind the chair


    Why you don’t have to justify anything in your life


    How social media blurs the line of relationships


    The “elephant in the room” situations


    “You can open the door and if people walk through it, that’s amazing.” - another Lindsay Mayuga quote for your wall (am I going to open a shop of Lindsay Mayuga quotes…? Well… I guess I have my back up plan.)


    “Nothing is anyone’s business”


    There are so many chapters in your life

    *Natasha Beddingfield’s “Unwritten” plays as we fade to black*

    Oh my goodness! What an unreal 5 weeks it has been. I seriously had such a great time and I’m so thankful for Lindsay! Do you guys wanna see more of The Anxious Creative Makes Waves?

    I’m so pumped that you came along for the ride (did you listen to all 5 or do you need to go back and listen to a couple?). I hope you had some laughs, some aha moments and just an all-around good time with Lindsay and myself, we truly had a blast recording these.

    If you wanna keep up to date with Lindsay you can make sure to follow her on Instagram.

    So until next time, as Lindsay says, “this isn’t goodbye, this is just a see ya later”.

    • 42 min
    Communication (The Anxious Creative Makes Waves - Part 4)

    Communication (The Anxious Creative Makes Waves - Part 4)

    Can you believe we’re on part 4 of The Anxious Creative Makes Waves? Have you been listening since part 1 (can you believe an entire month has already gone by since that episode came out?! This year is truly flying).

    If you want to listen to any of the earlier parts to this series, you can pop over here to check them out.

    This week’s episode is all about communication. Lindsay and I LOOOOOVE talking about communication.

    So listen in to hear us communicate about communication! (It’s like inception but better.)

    The gems you’ll get in this episode:

    The reality show that Lindsay and I are planning
    What your lack of communication might be saying
    Why “common knowledge” isn’t always that common
    Why communicating expectations is so important
    A momentary lapse of the difference between American and Canadian accents
    How experiences with poor communication have taught Lindsay and myself better communication
    How custom consultations helped me with my communication
    Why the way you communicate can attract the right clients
    Why it’s important to repel the wrong people
    Why the fear of being seen can be holding you back
    Why it’s totally okay (and important!) to be yourself
    My own personal evolution of self
    A real-life example of my short attention span
    The “cast of characters” of your life
    Why it doesn’t matter what Pam thinks
    Why being compassionate doesn’t mean resentment doesn’t exist
    Why it’s okay to know that there’s a beginning and an end to everything
    “What’s for you does not pass you.” - the Lindsay Mayuga quote that everyone needs on a t-shirt (or a mug)

    Wow! Was that episode jam-packed or what? I can’t believe the finale is next week (“Can’t it go on forever, Dawn?!” I hear you cry)

    Communicating hasn’t always been easy for me (have you read my blog post all about my sweaty pits?) and it’s taken me a while to be as comfortable with it as I am. So if you’re just starting to work on clearly communicating and it feels like an uphill battle, know that I’m cheering you on and I know you can do it.
    I promise it’ll be so worth it.
    You do not want to miss the final part of this series next Monday, when Lindsay and I are chatting all about faith.
    I can’t wait!

    • 36 min

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4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

@worthy_flamingo ,

I too am an anxious creative

I found Dawn this year while recovering from back surgery. I was forced to take six weeks off to heal and found myself questioning my 20 year hairstyling career. She has been a breathe of fresh air I listen to the podcast as I walk my dog Nelson, and giggled my way back behind the chair. I too am an anxious creative, Dawn is relatable, funny and compassionate.

PokerfaceSG ,

Love her

I found Dawn a few years ago and found her podcasts so addictive, it’s like she’s speaking directly to me. I didn’t know anxiety and being a hairstylist was so common. I love how she teaches and mentors, you really feel like you know her after a little while. She teaches how to have difficult conversations and how to find confidence in an anxious mind. I’m always referring fellow stylists to her podcasts, she’s one of a kind and really makes you think and look within to find your own worth and confidence (even if you feel like you never will). Grateful to have found her.

_alisonstyles_ ,

The best

I found this podcast a few weeks ago and it’s my favourite. I’m so excited to listen to them all starting from 2018. Amazing Dawn!

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