I’ve been following Alexandra Franzen since early in my blogging days and so it’s a huge pleasure to get to interview her for the podcast.
In the noisy world we live in, it’s a big deal to find people whose newsletters you ALWAYS open and I think I’m not alone when I say I’ve subscribed and unsubscribed to MANY newsletters over the years but I’ve always opened her emails with joy.
I tried not to fangirl too much (I failed) but just soak up the goodness that is Alexandra Franzen (including a few minutes at the end where we get super excited about coffee, and cookies in bed).
We also chat about:
- How Alexandra has created a business that’s aligned with her introverted nature, despite what other people tell her;
- How to deal with overwhelm by subtracting more from your life;
- Saying no in business and in life that works for you and that other people appreciate;
- Doing less with ease and enjoyment;
- Tips to write a story in a genuine way without oversharing;
- Setting an intention for your writing before you start so you know where you’re going;
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE:
She writes about creativity, productivity, communication, goal-setting, and how to deal with adversity in your life and career—negative reviews, projects that don’t pan out, all kinds of painful moments that can rattle your self-esteem—and how to keep marching forward, no matter what.
Alexandra’s latest book, YOU’RE GOING TO SURVIVE, is a collection of true stories from people who’ve endured soul-crushing moments in their careers—failure, rejection, disappointment, public humiliation—and how they got through it, and how you will too.
Connect with Alex here:
Also mentioned in this ep:
- You might be the only one
- How to be kind when the answer is ‘no’
- Freebies from Alex, including the ‘How to say no’ book
- I couldn’t find the post she mentioned about writing, but her tips are great, and here’s one for public speaking when you’re an introvert
- Alex also sent me the link for Stroopwafel