Quitting a job is hard, but it can be done without burning bridges. Liz and Sarah talk to Executive Coach and host of the podcast Career Stewardship, Michael Melcher, about how to quit. One tip? Imagine how the conversation will go in advance to help keep yourself calm and professional. In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives a Hit to everyone who’s decided to start decorating for the holidays early. And Sarah gives herself a Bomb for letting Violet sleep with her for weeks on end. This week’s Hollywood Hack is actually a Minnesota Hack: WinterGrips ice cleats.
Why doesn’t Liz cook? What has Sarah learned from parenting a Rebel child? How does a writer obtain IP for development? It’s the Autumn Listener Questions episode! Liz and Sarah cover everything from how to fuel creativity during a pandemic to what beverage they would each bring to a desert island (Diet Coke).
Liz and Sarah discuss why it’s so important to set a group agenda before a meeting. One piece of advice if you want your group to make a good impression? Assign one person to steer the conversation back on track if necessary. In The Craft (& Fain), they reveal one of their favorite tools for writing a good pitch (or any sales document): Tell them what you’re going to say. Say it. And then tell them you said it. This week’s Hollywood Hack will provide hours of cocktail party conversation: Take a deep dive into a subject by watching and listening to multiple TV shows and podcasts about it. Liz’s recent deep dive? Everything having to do with the Albany-based cult, Nxivm.
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.