In newsletter #4, I interviewed another woman I’ve had on my list since the beginning of the project, and one of my favourite creatives – Emma Gannon. I’m so pleased to share this interview with you, as she chose Liz Gilbert as the woman she admires – and I really, really love Liz Gilbert! So, here you go:
Emma Gannon – Author, blogger, podcaster & speaker
Emma is my ultimate muse. With a successful podcast, newsletter, blog and now book (Ctrl, Alt; Delete) to her name, she’s the queen of personal branding and a creative force to be reckoned with. She’s currently forging her own path in the creative world – having recently given up her job to go freelance full-time. I have a lot of admiration for Emma and I’m honoured to interview her for this week’s Lift Up Moment.
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Emma’s mantra: “You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Keep writing and quit your bitching.” – Cheryl Strayed
Emma: “I wish I could write a whole massive list of people. I am constantly inspired by people and that’s why I believe in curating your social media feeds in the best possible way – so that every time you log on the Internet it’s a source of light and not a source of doom.
Right now, I have to say Liz Gilbert. She’s always blazed the trail for others and books like Big Magic pepped me up when I’m feeling afraid – but more than that – recently she announced some personal news on her Facebook that she was in love with her best friend Rayya Elias and I can’t stop thinking about how much of a positive impact she has on millions of people by constantly telling her truth. I admire her in how she lives her life, not just in her career but everything she does. That’s the goal for me really; to have courage in all areas of life, not just work.
She inspired me to start my podcast (I love that she used her podcast to talk about creativity and her book) and she was the very first guest on mine which meant the world to me. Earlier this year her publicist invited me to a small intimate lunch to celebrate Big Magic after she noticed a blog post I wrote about the book and I’ll never forget the advice she gave me. The ultimate “lift up” moment.”