More than just a self-congratulatory episode, together we discuss the value of acknowledging your progress, however imperfect it may be. We share what it takes to do the work, create the content, and develop the tenacity that results in milestones worth celebrating.
Why should you take time to celebrate milestones? (0:07)
Alyson reflects on the progress she has achieved at this milestone podcast episode 100. (2:16)
Fumbling your way toward success means just doing it! (6:04)
What helps Alyson maintain consistency in her content? (9:06)
The value of taking full responsibility for your commitments. (12:55)
Overcoming the challenges that might be holding you back. (16:32)
The systems that make podcasting a seamless part of Alyson’s life. (19:46)
Celebrating progress starts with reflecting on where you might be otherwise. (24:55)
The tools that Alyson uses to organize and produce this podcast. (27:23)
Celebrating milestones, developing key qualities and recognizing your progress. (32:41)
“When we don't acknowledge the milestones, when we don't pause to savor and appreciate and see what we did that brought us there, we really lose out on a lot of the benefits that we've accrued in the course of making our way to that milestone.” — Cynthia Morris
“Every milestone shows you that you are making progress.” — Alyson Stanfield
“We've seen so many people sit on the sidelines of things because they haven't figured out the right way or the perfect way. And then they never do anything.” — Cynthia Morris
Your plan is going to be imperfect and you just may have to change it.” — Alyson Stanfield
“When you promise something to people you’re promising something to yourself.” — Alyson Stanfield
“You can’t make more money if you’re doing all the things that you’re not good at.” — Alyson Stanfield
“The more artists that I talk with, the more artists I'm able to help and the better advice or consulting or coaching I can give.” — Alyson Stanfield
“You’re not really living unless you’re learning.” — Cynthia Morris
About the Guest Host
Cynthia Morris helps writers, artists and entrepreneurs make their big dreams a powerful reality. Cynthia is a certified coach, teacher, author and artist. In 1999, she founded Original Impulse, a boutique coaching company that empowers creative people to focus, follow through and finish projects that matter.
The author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book, Cynthia has published seven e-books on writing and creative travel as well as the Paris historical novel, Chasing Sylvia Beach. She is a watercolor artist and visual journal keeper who uses art as a way to express joy and consistently access inspiration.