Liz and Sarah share suggestions from their Facebook group about dressing up for Zoom Halloween. Their favorite idea? Be a floating head! Then they discuss a key negotiating insight they learned from Michael Melcher’s podcast, Career Stewardship — many of us accept an inferior deal because we have a dire need for closure. In Take A Hike, Liz and Sarah talk about how “reinstituting one thing” can help fight pandemic fatigue. Sarah is back to not eating carbs before 11am, and Liz is weighing herself every day again. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives Violet a Hit and Liz has a reading Bomb. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack is an easy way to get your hair Zoom-ready: Overtone temporary color.
Liz and Sarah discuss why they should resist the urge to create unnecessary work for themselves when they have downtime. In Mailroom, they answer a question about the behind-the-scenes of producing Happier In Hollywood. Big ups to their Executive Producer, Chuck Reed — the audio montage he cut together of their verbal bobbles shows just how needed he is! In Take Two, Liz and Sarah revisit the subject of “dissent collars” inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Turns out LOTS of listeners have their own version. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will ensure that you’re prepared and happy when you fill out your voting ballot: research the issues beforehand!
Liz and Sarah discuss how to rekindle their creative fire after stepping away from a project for over four months. Then they talk to former professional poker player and decision making expert, Annie Duke, about how to make better choices. Their favorite take away? Stop resulting! This week’s Hollywood Hack makes it easy to share expenses with friends: Splitwise! A listener wrote it to tell us it works seamlessly with another recent Hollywood Hack—Venmo.
How does Sarah’s new ritual of taking her trash to the local dump relate to being a writer in Hollywood? Liz and Sarah reveal that they’ve recently realized they need to “take out their own trash” when it comes to having difficult work conversations — rather than letting their representatives have the conversations for them. In their new Ask Your Lawyer segment, Liz and Sarah talk to entertainment attorney extraordinaire, JR McGinnis, about whether or not it’s a good idea to start a project before the deal is closed. Finally, this week’s Hollywood Hack will increase productivity: Push yourself to do one more thing.
First, Liz and Sarah share Zoom pitching advice from listeners and friend of the pod, Laurie Zaks. Then they talk to Executive Coach Marie Garvey about how everyone—but particularly women—can empower themselves in the workplace. The good news? A big part of it is shutting out the noise and being yourself. In Hits & Bombs, Sarah gives herself a Bomb for getting hooked on the reality show Married at First Sight. And Liz gives Sarah a Hit for taking on so much of their development reading. This week’s Hollywood Hack is in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Have your own dissent collar.
Liz and Sarah discuss the upcoming Happier In Hollywood newsletter. They had planned to start one pre-pandemic, and now they finally feel ready to move forward. In From The Outer Office, Liz and Sarah talk to their former assistant, Brook Sitgraves Turner, about her new job as a Staff Writer on the drama Long Slow Exhale created by Pam Veasey. Brook’s advice for new writers on staff? Forget your title and be bold. This week’s Hollywood Hack is life-changing for anyone who doesn’t yet have it: Venmo! Just do it! If you’re interested in purchasing a rainbow Happier In Hollywood Silipint (with lid), email Liz and Sarah at email@example.com. Cups are $25.00 including shipping.