In the bonus episode, we recap Season 10 and all the traits necessary to sustain a creative life. We’ll also report on an amazing opportunity that opened up for one of our guests because they were on the show! And we’ll announce a new project and give you a sneak peak into Season 3 as well.
Tricia: [00:00:17] Welcome to the show. I’m Tricia Rose Burt and this is our bonus episode to wrap up Season Two. And I’m just so excited because doing a podcast for me is thrilling, but it’s hard and I’m feeling pretty chuffed that we got another season under our belt. I decided to do a podcast because I was looking for ways to push myself artistically and because I’m a performer and a storyteller, it seemed like a natural next step. But I’m used to doing things live. I like being in the room with people, having an audience I can react to, to have that wonderful exchange of energy. Season One almost undid me. In my podcast, I’m never in the room with people. I’m sitting in my studio having conversations on a computer screen with a guest thousands of miles away. I can’t see the audience and you can’t see me. Half the time, I don’t even know where to look. It’s taken me a while to get used to this medium, but with Season Two, I’m learning to love it. I love talking with my guests because I learn so much from them. And now I can imagine that you’re part of our conversation too, listening in and laughing with us. This podcast is becoming a new canvas for me, a new stage. So, if you’re hesitant about starting a creative effort or if a new project feels kind of bumpy I say jump in and stick with it the last thing we want to do is regret the work we might have done. We want to feel the rush that comes from doing it. This season we talk to old friends like Amy Grant, who I’ve known for more than 40 years, and new friends like Steve Young, who I’ve been wanting to talk to for the past four, ever since I saw him in a documentary in 2019. And while the purpose of this podcast is to help you be more courageous and take creative risks, it makes me more courageous, too, because now I just go up to people and ask them to be on the show. And most of the time, they say yes. One of those people was Jeri Lynne Johnson, the conductor of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra from episode four. You may remember I asked her about her dream to be the first black woman to have a set of Beethoven’s nine symphonies recorded. And when I asked her, she said it was going pretty slow, that what she needed was a big donor. Well, after the episode dropped, one of my listeners called who happens to be a big donor. She said, Hey, Tricia, can you ask Jeri how much it costs to underwrite one of Beethoven’s symphonies? And I said, Sure. So I sent Jeri an email with the title that said, “This is not a joke.” And now Jeri’s preparing to record her first Beethoven symphony, all because of this show. As you know, the show this season focused on the 10 traits necessary to sustain a creative life, according to my fabulous guests, and the traits they identified were connection, perspective, exploration, grit, resilience, passion, identity, purpose, curiosity (a trait so important that two guests mentioned it), and finally, bravery, which works out well for a show called No Time to Be Timid. We’re kicking ideas around about the theme for Season Three. And we’d love to hear from you as we plan. What stories resonate with you? What kinds of artists do you want to hear from? What problems do you need help with on your creative journey? Reach out to me on my website, triciaroseburt.com, and tell us how we can best serve you. We plan to drop season three in March of 2024, but in the meantime, we’re going to produce shorter episodes to provide some inspiration and help you sustain your creative courage. And make sure to listen to Seasons One and Two again. I had one listener tell me she listened to Season One three times while waiting for Season Two to drop, and another listener turned her No Time to be Timid manifesto into a manual. And if you haven’t downloaded your manifesto yet, go to my website. triciaroseburt.com, print out your copy, and put it up where you can see it every day. Also, keep an eye out for the No Time to Be Timid website, which we’ll be launching in January 2024. Our dream is not just a podcast, but a movement. More than ever before, we need each of you to step into your creativity, to share beauty, create empathy, and to help heal this aching world. In the meantime, you can catch me telling a story on The Moth Radio Hour this week called How to Act Like a Lady. It will be on their podcast next week as well. And a huge shout out to our sponsor Interabang Books, the Dallas-based independent bookstore. If you missed my interview with Interabang owner Nancy Perot in episode five, go back and listen. And check out their amazing online collection at interabangbooks.com. That’s interabangbooks.com. Thanks so much for coming along with me on this journey. I’m so excited to be a part of yours. And remember, this is No Time to be Timid. No Time to Be timid is written and produced by me, Tricia Rose Burt. Our episodes are produced and scored by Adam Arnone of Echo Finch, and our theme music is Twists and Turns by the Paul Dunlea Group. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the show, spread the word, and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. No Time to be Timid is a presentation of I Will Be Good Productions. [00:00:17][0.0]