Living your truth is a weekly podcast for creative humans who don’t like to fit in a box, who have multiple passions to follow, who are curious and eager to forge their own path in their own unique, messy and human way, who are ready to make things happen and in their own time. This is a safe space for honest, deep and meaningful conversations about living your truth out loud as a creative.
The show is hosted by Hira Sameer Ahmed, artist and a creative coach helping quietly courageous creative humans in finding their focus, cultivating courage and creativity, slowly and intentionally. It looks like coming up with an action plan to gain more freedom and confidence to create. More importantly, it looks like owning their stories and living their truth out loud.
It is taking more time than it should
In today's episode, I'm opening up a conversation about taking things slowly at our own pace and being okay if it is taking more time than we thought it should take for us to make our creative ideas, businesses or projects happen. I am also sharing a few personal stories to make my point.
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway
In today's episode, I'm sharing my experience with feeling the fear and doing it anyway. There are also some stories of me feeling oh so afraid and in the process, doing the things that I am now most proud of. Also sharing a visualization exercise that I use to ground myself whenever fear-based responses show up for me.
Originality and it's all been done before
In today's episode, I'm sharing my thoughts about originality and the idea that it's all been done before. How to approach if you struggle with this thought and mental block around not being original/ unique or new enough. Through my personal struggles and examples around it, I'm sharing some helpful actionable steps that you can take to reframe it for yourself and the way you show up in your creative work and life. Why it is so important to share your story, your experience, and your take on it all? What happens when we share our vulnerable, raw, and unedited stories without falling into this trap of 'it's all been done before. What's even the point?'
Listening and trusting your own inner mentor
Today's episode is about embracing the idea that you already have all the answers inside of you. You need to learn to believe that, tune in and listen to the voice of your own inner mentor. Otherwise, you'll end up feeling frustrated, lost, and overwhelmed. I am sharing what worked for me when I was feeling like that and how I manage to find my still in the midst of all the chaos.
Giving yourself permission to be a beginner
Today's episode is about giving ourselves permission to begin and be okay with not being as good at the things that we are really passionate about right from the beginning. I am sharing three simple steps to take if you struggle with giving yourself permission to be a beginner. I am also sharing my own example of what struggling with this looked like for me.
Defining your very own version of success
Today's episode is about why it is important to define our very own version of success and also naming the metrics we are going to measure our success against. I am sharing my lived experiences of learning to question the preconceived notions of success. Also, I'm sharing a few journaling prompts for you to start this journey of redefining success for yourself. For episode show notes & links, head to https://hirasahmed.com/podcast/