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.
Liz and Sarah discuss their upcoming Zoom pitch. How can they keep their audience engaged when they’re not in the same room? Pro tip: Use more visuals. In their new Amplify segment, they share two great resources — Cup of Jo’s “How to Vote in Every State” and Fast Company’s “How to Find and Support Black Owned Businesses Wherever You Are.” This week’s Take A Hike is inspired by a country song Sarah heard on rural Minnesota radio. Is your give a damn as busted as Liz’s and Sarah’s are? Finally, Sarah shares a Hollywood Hack that’s helped her pare down her belongings: Ask yourself — if you had to fit everything in an 8‘ x 4’ Uhaul, what you take?
Liz and Sarah analyze how lessons from ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette can improve their approach to potential new projects. Their biggest takeaway? Learn to invest without investing. In Take A Hike, Sarah shares how looking around her lake house with new eyes has improved her mental health. Then Liz has a day of medical procedure Hits, and Sarah gives herself a bullet journal Bomb. This week’s Hollywood Hack will help improve office morale: host a Zoom trivia night!
Liz and Sarah ask listeners what kind of merch they’d like for the holiday season. Then they discuss a recent article about how we’ve all depleted our “surge capacity” during the pandemic. How can we recharge? Then they follow up on Mailroom questions. Listeners wrote in with advice for a young woman struggling with whether or not to talk to her boss about her depression. They also advise a mom of three who’s looking to break into TV. And they hear from a listener who plays HIH for her ewes in New Zealand. This week’s Hollywood Hack comes from friend of the pod, Michael Melcher: maintain a strong smile at the end of video calls.
Liz and Sarah discuss why understanding that executives are paying for their confidence helps them bring pitches and scripts across the finish line. And, yes, you CAN fake it ‘til you make it. Then they Amplify two very different TV shows—I May Destroy You on HBO Max and The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. In Take A Hike, they share helpful advice about to avoid self-flagellation during the pandemic from friend of the pod, Amanda Reed—“Remember, you don’t have to get good at this.” This week’s Hollywood Hack is for all the evil doughnut bringers out there: Sarah’s favorite gluten-free, vegan Chia Power Doughnuts.