Friends, today we’re talking to Ilise Benun. She’s the founder of Marketing Mentor, a firm that specializes in helping creative professionals take their work to the next level, as well as an author, speaker, and teacher.
I’m really excited to share this one — Ilise taught us a lot in this episode. We talk about the creative life, doing creative work, and how we can position ourselves to keep doing this work without falling into the feast/famine cycle, which many of us in creative or client-based work have found ourselves in.
We talk about discovering who we are and trusting our intuition, and Ilise asks us some really powerful questions: What would be the best thing for me to take in right now? What would it look like if I were ready? Am I learning anything? Is what I’m doing reinforcing the beliefs that are holding me back? What would be beautiful in this moment?
This is a really juicy conversation — you’re going to have notes from this one.
Where you can find Ilise:
The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What it Means to be Alive by Brian Christian
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman