Yes yes yes – I said today would showcase NANCY MURDOCH’s podcast, but it’s just SO unnecessary! Her wondrous website links to it & to her blog & to many other terrific treats, including an online store featuring a book for men on how to sexually please a woman** (did not see that coming!)
The only thing I’ll add about Nancy & her tremendous talents as a story-finding,confidence-boosting legacy builder is a link to a page with posts of personal tales posted by her devoted audio story e-course students – they make me laugh & smile & weep.
Onto today’s featured podcast, TED talk or blog – Which leads us to the amazing Pam Grout, who rocked my world almost 20 years about with her JUMPSTART YOUR METABOLISM. If I had used the life-altering lessons learned in that book, I’d be far fitter & probably more mentally balanced. But my gremlin sidetracked me & I am the sorrier for it. But, HA! Take THAT, you wretched gremlin! I still have the book & have incorporated it into my miracle morning, positively productive day!
As I discovered yesterday/today around midnight, unwinding after our mad dash to & from DC to attend the Aging2.0 Pint-0, Pam is way more than someone who preaches & teaches the bonus points of breath work. She is a force of energy – literally.
As described in her Amazon bio – – Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible. ~ For a living (and she always wonders why people think that’s such an important question), she writes books and articles for such magazines as People, Cooking Light and Travel & Leisure. She also enjoys writing bedtime stories for her daughter, but that’s more about making a life than a living. She’s keenly aware there’s a huge difference.
Although I’ve known about Pam for close to twenty years, it was just in the wee-ist of this morning’s wee small hours that I first heard her talk about money, making the point that the best way for creatives to generate capital is through – TA DA! – creative capital. She sure did – just look at her Amazon bio.
Hearing Pam’s talk was spooky wonderful. It would have had a far different impact if I’d listened yesterday morning, when I first found the 2015 presentation. Funny – the reason I didn’t listen right off the bat was because I was only using it as bait to reel people into an intro to Pam. And WHY did I take the 14+ minutes to listen, since I was one bushed baby after the long to & from drive to DC? But that’s how it rolled out.
Which is awe-some. I soaked it in while still fully vibed, my funding underwriting backing energies jumpcharged by a group of remarkable innovators & enterprise promoters, all seeking to positively affect the lives of elders & their loved ones. Before THAT moment, was not ready to hear that the best person to financially back underwrite fund my creative efforts in evolutionizing elder care is… Oh my gosh – ME!
Everyone on the face of the planet should listen to Pam’s TED talk. Add it to your baby’s lullaby downloads. It is all about the importance of creativity for ALL of us, being shaped in the image of the Divine, making us – by our divine nature – wildly & infinitely creative.
It is within us. Within every one of us.
Pam is old enough to hark back 30+ years, back to when we were kids, young adults. Back when the only people who seriously worked out were actual athletes or ones wanting super buff bodies. Now, it seems that all my under 55 friends have a gym, 40+ year old gal pals of mine compete in extreme sport events, while Dads who at best got in a Saturday basketball game with buds go into training for running marathons with their kids. All of my younger friends either include some fitness routine in their day or keep quiet that they are not.
Pam’s set out to spark a similar revolution with our IMAGINATION, exercising building toning our creative muscle.
Artists aren’t the only ones needing creativity – it’s an overlooked core need for ALL of us, right up there with food & shelter.
It’s easy to see hear feel the pinging energies buttress Pam’s beliefs. Tempting as it is to say to mysef, “Of course SHE found ways to transform creativity into capital – look at everything she’s done. Pam is especially graced with creativity.”
Except I am graced with abundant creativity. And so are you! Pam helps us connect with those creative juices. Pam is one of us, not set apart on a higher plane. She doesn’t get all puffed up with her accomplishments or seek special status for herself. Instead, she beckons us to come, too. To help, she includes an easy-to-take creativity self-evaluation form (see below) & a series of creativity exercises to strengthen our creativity muscle. NOTHING she suggests takes special equipment or education; ALL stir bolster boost our creativity muscle.
For all the people who know me, who know that I’m already hopped up on the importance of creativity at every point along our life span, always remember this – I discovered something life-shifting important listening to Pam’s TED talk. EVERYONE, even those already regarded as creative clever innovative, has something to gain from what Pam shares.
I believe that Pam’s TED talk shifted my world. She opened the way. How it plays out – we will see. How does it touch you? Let me know!
Pam Grout’s Test of Creativity
Answer the following question.
1. Are you breathing? (‘x’ the appropriate box)
** Nancy’s description – This is NOT a book of bedroom tricks. It is a book of awareness, self-realization and love that leads to deep intimacy.