40 episodes

What does it take to "go public" with your life's work? The Selfish Gift podcast is a series of deep, personal conversations with authors and creators about how they made the leap from practitioner to public figure. Hosted by Wonderwell book publisher Maggie Langrick, the podcast also serves up the very best advice from publishing professionals, from editors and literary agents to publicists, brand strategists, and mindset coaches. We ask ALL the big questions, like: When and why did you decide to "go public" with your life's work? How did you deal with self-doubt? What steps did you take, and how hard was it, really? Each of us has a unique gift to offer humanity. When we boldly share it with the world, we expand into the grandest version of ourselves and come fully alive. Listen in to discover how to level up your life and make the world a better place through purposeful publishing.

The Selfish Gift - Go public with your purpose Maggie Langrick

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What does it take to "go public" with your life's work? The Selfish Gift podcast is a series of deep, personal conversations with authors and creators about how they made the leap from practitioner to public figure. Hosted by Wonderwell book publisher Maggie Langrick, the podcast also serves up the very best advice from publishing professionals, from editors and literary agents to publicists, brand strategists, and mindset coaches. We ask ALL the big questions, like: When and why did you decide to "go public" with your life's work? How did you deal with self-doubt? What steps did you take, and how hard was it, really? Each of us has a unique gift to offer humanity. When we boldly share it with the world, we expand into the grandest version of ourselves and come fully alive. Listen in to discover how to level up your life and make the world a better place through purposeful publishing.

    Writing is Your Birthright: with Terri Trespicio, author of Unfollow Your Passion

    Writing is Your Birthright: with Terri Trespicio, author of Unfollow Your Passion

    "If you can read, you can write." - Terri Trespicio, author of Unfollow Your PassionWe don't just have one major passion in life or a single road to success, and fixating on finding yours could be making you miserable and keeping you stuck. That's the core message in Terri Trespicio's book, Unfollow Your Passion. It's also the topic of her TEDx Talk, which has been viewed more than eight million times. In this episode of The Selfish Gift, Terri tells Maggie the surprising story behind t...

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Behind the scenes with author Laura Cathcart Robbins and her meteoric memoir, the award-winning Stash: My Life in Hiding

    Behind the scenes with author Laura Cathcart Robbins and her meteoric memoir, the award-winning Stash: My Life in Hiding

    It's famously difficult for a first-time, unknown author to get a memoir traditionally published, much less to have traditional publishers get into a bidding war over it. Laura Cathcart Robbins defied all the odds when she burst onto the "quit lit" scene with her brilliant, brave recovery memoir, Stash: My Life in Hiding (Atria/Simon and Schuster, 2023). Stash is the candid account of an affluent, Hollywood wife and mother struggling with addiction, and her battle to get sober even as he...

    • 51 min
    Bring More Pleasure into the Bedroom—and all Areas of Your Life—with Intimacy Coach Rena Martine

    Bring More Pleasure into the Bedroom—and all Areas of Your Life—with Intimacy Coach Rena Martine

    cw: Sexually explicit materialRena Martine is a former deputy DA turned intimacy coach who helps women discover and express their authentic desires, inside and outside of the bedroom. This week on The Selfish Gift podcast, Rena offers heartfelt guidance on how to safely and courageously explore the outer limits of your sexuality and relationships. From sex parties to ethical non-monogamy to same-sex attraction, Rena reveals all in this explicit conversation. Most importantly, she shares guida...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 36: How to Power Up Your Life with Simon Alexander Ong, Author of Energize

    Ep. 36: How to Power Up Your Life with Simon Alexander Ong, Author of Energize

    Time management is not the secret to a productive and rewarding life. Instead, we should be managing our energy, says Simon Alexander Ong, life coach, speaker, and author of Energize: Make the Most of Every Moment.In this episode, Simon explains that energy is the life force that determines how we show up each day and emphasizes the need to prioritize activities based on our energy levels. He also highlights the four dimensions of energy: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and shares...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Write a Book that Sparks a Global Movement, with Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious and Women Without Kids

    How to Write a Book that Sparks a Global Movement, with Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious and Women Without Kids

    One in four Americans is familiar with the term "sober curious", and author Ruby Warrington is the reason why. In this episode of The Selfish Gift, Ruby and host Maggie Langrick discuss the book that sparked the Sober Curious movement, as well as Ruby's new book, Women Without Kids. A common theme tying Ruby's books together is the importance of knowing oneself and being fully present in life, questioning societal expectations that can hinder this process, and embracing a rebellious spirit. R...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Reconnecting with Nature, Humanity, and the Creative Spirit with Dianne Whelan, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Photographer, and Writer

    Reconnecting with Nature, Humanity, and the Creative Spirit with Dianne Whelan, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Photographer, and Writer

    Anyone who's ever tried to create something beautiful or important must at times withdraw from everyday life to get the work done, whether that means getting up an hour early every day to write or going on a solo retreat. But how far would you go in pursuit of your art? Whatever your answer, today's guest is about to blow your mind and inspire you to go further than you ever thought possible.Deanne Whalen is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author, and public speaker. In her...

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

This is my favorite game! ,

A great way to learn about publishing, especially whether or not it is for you

Maggie covers many different topics and talks to many distinguished authors, and listening to her podcast (13 episodes so far) taught me a lot about the mental process that authors go through while they consider putting a book out there, how they overcame obstacles, and what tools exist to make the process easy—something Maggie is an expert at. If you are considering writing a book or being involved in the book writing process in any way, this podcast is definitely for you!

ruthlovesplants ,

So interesting!

I am surprised how much I learned about editors and writers and publishing!

MelanieSpring ,

Brilliant

Maggie is an incredible writer so it’s no surprise she’s also a brilliant interviewer. The nuggets in these episodes are delightfully delicious. What a gift - selfish

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