Inspired by their Shondaland co-workers, Liz and Sarah reject the only-have-one-box approach to office space and embrace decorating. Then Sarah re-frames having to get up at 5 a.m. to write as a “Season of Sacrifice,” an approach she learned from a member of the Happier in Hollywood Facebook Group. Liz shares how her fantasy self and real self merged into one when she went to The Promised Land! That’s right, Liz and Gretchen went to Oprah’s house for a gospel brunch, which means there were celebrity sightings galore! This week’s Hollywood Hack: dry clean your t-shirts. (Seriously. Do it.)
We’ve all caught ourselves binge-watching bad TV when we have deadlines that matter to us. Liz and Sarah talk to fellow writer and self-proclaimed procrastinator, Eileen Myers (Big Love, Hung, Masters of Sex), about why fear and resentment are the enemies of productivity. Eileen shares her techniques for conquering procrastination including the Pomodoro method. Liz and Sarah also answer listener questions about balancing career and family, and whether you can get a job when you’re pregnant. Plus a new segment called Hits and Bombs where Liz and Sarah share their highest highs and lowest lows. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack: a meditation chair!
Push your boundaries! Liz and Sarah reflect on how stepping wayyyy out of their comfort zones to try new things (camping, unmedicated childbirth, even starting Happier in Hollywood) has ultimately helped them grow. Then they call their agent, Matt Solo, to answer one of Hollywood’s most frequently asked questions — How do you get an agent? They also share an update on horrible bosses. Plus, this week’s Hollywood Hack — have a morning list.
Emmy nominated casting director Sherry Thomas-Lane (The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) joins Liz and Sarah to discuss Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked Hollywood. Also, an update on work birthdays (we’ve seen the light!) and a Hollywood Hack about tipping.
What’s your currency? Liz and Sarah discuss what motivates them— and why it’s important for everyone to know their own currency. They also share how telling each other “this will be over by dinner,” gets them through challenging moments. This week’s Hollywood Hack: Say yes to the drink! And a celebrity sighting on the Paramount Lot.
Liz and Sarah have a guest co-host — Gretchen Rubin! Liz’s sister Gretchen takes a break from her The Four Tendencies book tour to weigh in on how to know if an idea is a good idea. She also offers Sarah advice on how to manage her Rebel daughter. They also debate gyms — fancy vs. schlubby — and share a Hollywood Hack that recently saved them a lot of money — American Express Travel.