The Unlikely Artist gives you permission to stop settling for a life and career you don’t love. You’re an intelligent, accomplished, soul-searching, curious, creative and passionate human being. This podcast will help you master the skills you need to create a more powerful, purposeful and personally fulfilled life.
The truth is you’re not stuck, no matter what choices you’ve made or how tied down you feel. This podcast will show you how to create the freedom you need to become who you want and the slow, easy steps to make it happen. Best of all, you won’t need to leave your job or take big risks.
Each week, join former international tax lawyer, Heather Kerr, who left the law to become an artist and coach. Heather’s leading a life she loves now. And you can too.
No giant leaps are necessary. Each week in this podcast, Heather will share one simple thing you can do to start creating the life you want.
Join The Unlikely Artist podcast every week and Heather will help you expand your world.
Why Beauty Matters and Where to Find It | UA84
Beauty calls to all of us in some way. It beckons us with its promise that things are alright. The world’s alright. The world’s magical. Beauty helps us fall into a feeling of awe, wonder and gratitude.
Life really sucks sometimes. A sudden moment of beauty can help you forget your problems, stop the loop of negative thinking that’s been keeping you stuck, create space for possibility and open portals of creativity. You can use beauty to connect with yourself, with others and your environment. Beauty isn’t trivial or less important than more serious things. It’s a worthy task to look for the beauty around you.
Tune into this episode to learn how to find beauty in the room where you’re sitting right now, in you, in the people around you, and in the things you create.
Cultivating an Attitude of Loving Stewardship | UA83
If you obsess about your goals and are constantly anxious about achieving them, your life isn’t as fun now as it could be. This episode offers you a way to stop striving and feel good now.
I got the idea for this episode as I walked around my 8 ½ acres and thought about how I’d intentionally developed a relationship of loving stewardship with it this summer. And how I’d used the same approach to develop a better relationship with my coaching business.
In this episode, I describe a process of loving stewardship you can use in any area of your life. This way of reframing things will help you love what you’re doing and, better, love yourself so much more.
You’ll Always be Human and That’s OK | UA82
Part of being human is having a brain that predisposes you to negative thinking. No matter how much self development you do, that’s always going to be the case. The negative chatter in your brain will still be there. That’s because your negativity is there for a reason – to help you survive. It also gives you the impetus to grow and evolve.
Which leads us to question the point of continuing your self development journey and hiring a coach, if you’re going to end up feeling s****y at the end of the day anyway.
This episode explains why you can still benefit enormously from hiring a coach and provides food for thought if you’ve never been coached before. I share a bit more information about the Magic Room Experience group coaching program, which starts next month.
How Pretending Hurts You | UA81
In today’s episode, we tackle all the ways that pretending can hurt you, and why so many of us crave the ability to show up more authentically.
Pretending to be different than you are creates so much internal stress that it alters your body language and signals your deceit to the people around you. You feel “off” to both them and to you.
Pretending not only feels terrible, but it cuts off your ability to connect in deep and meaningful ways with other human beings and, even worse, with yourself.
Pretending constrains your choices and inhibits your creativity.
The irony is that we usually pretend when we believe this will create a better outcome. In fact, the opposite is true. Our best results typically occur when we show up truthfully and authentically as ourselves.
Go Break Some Rules | UA80
All those people who “know” what’s best for you - all the experts, advisers, family and friends – they’re all just people with opinions. It’s a mistake to elevate their opinons to the level of rules you MUST follow.
Other people’s opinions, even expert opinions, are always formed in the context of their particular circumstances, their lives, the way their brains work, their emotional strengths, their biases, their level of awareness. No matter how much knowledge or experience they’re able to bring to the table, other people don’t have access to your aspirations, your inner wisdom, your creativity, your emotional chemistry, your preferences and desires, what motivates you to take action, and what’s likely to defeat you and turn you off.
If your brain’s been telling you there’s a right way to do something because someone else has said it’s so, tune into this episode so you don’t deny yourself the opportunity to explore what’s best for you.
Making a Fresh Start | UA79
There’s something in the air. Everyone around me seems to be blowing up their businesses, leaving their jobs, redefining their priorities, or changing their relationships. It’s like we can all suddenly see the downside of NOT changing. Before our brains were focussed on all the risks of making a change. Now we’re concluding it’s too risky not to change.
In this episode I share 5 useful things to think about if you’re considering making a fresh start in some area of your life.
Ways to find your joy
Heather's journey from corporate attorney to artist/coach is so inspiring. If you are not satisfied with the current career or life choices, this podcast is fo you. Her insights and suggestions give simple ways to begin creating a life filled with joy.
An Insightful New perspective
I’ve just listened to the first 3 episodes and looking forward to more. Mature, inspiring and fun!