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Do you ever look at successful people and get stuck in their highlight reel? We then look at our own mess ups and feel alone, broken and not cut out for the job. Hosted by founder and social entrepreneur Liz Bohannon, Plucking Up is a podcast that talks about failures beyond the platitudes and how celebrated authors, entrepreneurs, artists and leaders in their own field moved past mistakes and wrong turns, in order to build lives of purpose, passion and impact. Each week, Liz shares uninhibited conversations with guests including Elizabeth Gilbert, Arianna Huffington, and many more.
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    • Society & Culture

Do you ever look at successful people and get stuck in their highlight reel? We then look at our own mess ups and feel alone, broken and not cut out for the job. Hosted by founder and social entrepreneur Liz Bohannon, Plucking Up is a podcast that talks about failures beyond the platitudes and how celebrated authors, entrepreneurs, artists and leaders in their own field moved past mistakes and wrong turns, in order to build lives of purpose, passion and impact. Each week, Liz shares uninhibited conversations with guests including Elizabeth Gilbert, Arianna Huffington, and many more.
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    Sarah Bessey on Ambition and Quarter-Turn Pivots

    Sarah Bessey on Ambition and Quarter-Turn Pivots

    Hey Pluckies! This might be the first time we've had someone from my first season return to the show!



    Sarah Bessey is back! If you haven't heard our first episode with her, please do check it out. She's a prolific, a New York Times bestselling author of several books including, 'Jesus Feminist' and 'Field Notes for the Wilderness: Practices for an Evolving Faith.'



    She's also the co-creator of Evolving Faith organization. Sarah talks about the quarter-turn pivots we have to make in our faith, parenting and our careers - and how important they are for our progress!



    Listen now!

    • 55 min
    John Inazu on How to Navigate Differences

    John Inazu on How to Navigate Differences

    Most of us don't have extremely unique or off-the-beat vocational paths. We are usually taking the traditional route. But how do we find our own unique voices and creativity while taking a traditional path in our careers?



    My guest today, John Inazu, is a lawyer whose taken his career to new heights using his voice and experience. John teaches us how to harness our inner beginner even while taking a more traditional career path.



    He is the founder of the Carver Project and Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University. His most recent book, 'Learning to Disagree,' is also a topic of interesting conversation!



    This episode will challenge and inspire you!

    • 57 min
    Ally Fallon on How to Define Success For Yourself

    Ally Fallon on How to Define Success For Yourself

    Can our side hustles become our means to success? Why do we let society define what success is?



    My guest today, Allison Fallon is a bestselling author and founder of Find Your Voice, a community helping anyone who wants to write a book through workshops and coaching. Ally was passionate about writing and helping others write.

    Ally talks about managing life with your passion and how to make it all work through your voice. She's vulnerable and candid about her own struggles and pluck-ups. I'm so glad we connected and had this amazing conversation to share with all of you!

    • 57 min
    Caroline Chambers on Being VERY CHALANT When Pursuing Dreams

    Caroline Chambers on Being VERY CHALANT When Pursuing Dreams

    My guest today has the largest and most popular cooking substack, 'What to Cook When You Don't Feel Like Cooking,' Caroline Chambers!



    Even if you're not into cooking and baking, this episode is still for you. Especially because Caroline talks about being careful and cautious when diving into your dream careers.

    This episode felt like I was talking to a buddy - it was chill, funny but also very insightful!

    Preorder her new cookbook releasing this August 13th, 'What to Cook When You Don't Feel Like Cooking.' Here's the link!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lara Love Hardin on How Shame Heals in Community

    Lara Love Hardin on How Shame Heals in Community

    This is an extremely deep, a rollercoaster-of-an episode! And I truly encourage you to buckle up for it.



    Lara Love Hardin is a 4-time New York Times-bestselling author and Founder of her True Literacy, a literary agency. She's partnered with Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama for her work.



    Lara speaks about her addiction, secrecy and heartbreak - and how all of that was necessary. I cried multiple times in this episode. But I came out with so many lessons. I am sure you will too!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    James Pearson on What to Do When Passion and Purpose Elude You

    James Pearson on What to Do When Passion and Purpose Elude You

    Have you ever made or thought about making a big change in your life? It felt like a leap of faith - a big risk? Or maybe you are trying to follow your heart, but aren't sure about the decision made? Well then - this episode is definitely for you!



    My guest and dear friend, James Pearson, is a poet and author. But the fact of the matter is - he didn't always want to be one. We talk about trying to be our true selves and learning to get out of the noise of what other people and circumstances expect of us.



    Check out James' latest poetry book, 'The Wilderness That Bears Your Name.' I love it so much!



    Can't wait for y'all to hear the episode!

    • 57 min

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