Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Becoming A ‘Brave New Girl’ How to be Fearless After 50

September 2, 2021

Sometimes it takes a major event in our lives to make us reflect on where we are, where we want to be and what we want to do with the rest of our life. For many women, we wear several hats: career, partner, mother, daughter, sister, friend. We can soon lose sight of who we are as individuals,what our dreams are and even what we once enjoyed doing.

I know I felt this way and I’m sure many of you have too.

My guest today in Conversation on the Women Living Well After 50 podcast is Lou Hamilton, Creative Director at SILK STUDIOS Podcast Guest Agency, Podcast Host of Brave New Girl, BAFTA Filmmaker and Author. When Lou turned 50, she was two major events happened. She lost her grandmother and became an emptynester. These two events gave her pause to reflect and make some changes in her life.

In fact, Lou found that ‘everything got better from 50!’

During our conversation we discussed:

  • Why passion and purpose aren’t necessarily the same thing
  • The importance of ‘owning your time’
  • How to find a new path After 50
  • Being brave and taking the leap to try something new
  • Why ‘doing’ something in her own small world to help the planet has become a passion for Lou

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Meet Lou Hamilton

“You’ll sink to the bottom of the heap if you come off social media.” Lou felt she was drowning in social media, so she took a sabbatical and found that the world didn’t end.

In fact she got more imaginative in marketing her business, got her life back and started to own her time.

But let’s reel back a few years. When she turned 50, grieving and empty-nesting, she started drawing and painting again & out popped this character part-girl, part-ninja who became known as Brave New Girl. BNG turned into a book How to be Fearless, then another book FEAR LESS, and now Lou interviews real life Brave New Girls for her podcast Brave New Girl.

Not satisfied with giving women a platform for their stories 52 weeks a year she founded Silk Studios – The Podcast Guest Agency, so that she could help more women get out there on multiple podcasts to share their story, mission and message globally.

And what replaced social media during her sabbatical? She started blogging again, she decided to return to Linkedin, she grew her podcast guest agency and her latest book Dare to Share, helping people to guest on podcasts and positively impact the world is published in autumn 2021.

Connect with Lou

Podcast Brave New Girl – Her most recent interview: Creativity Found podcast

Website: www.silk-studios.co.uk

Lou Hamilton | LinkedIn

Women Living Well After 50

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  • Reply Joanne Tracey September 3, 2021 at 08:52

    I HAVE to listen to this one!!!!!!!

  • Reply Donna Connolly September 3, 2021 at 13:28

    Hi, Sue – I was delighted to meet Lou here. Thank you for introducing her to us. I love this discussion. Passion and purpose definitely are not the same thing but they are so often mistaken for one another! Boldly trying something new takes much courage. Wonderful gems!

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 6, 2021 at 17:12

    I loved listening to Lou talk with you about what’s she’s done and how she’s done it, very enlightening and informative. You really do get some great guests!

  • Reply Erica/Erika September 7, 2021 at 11:06

    That has a great ring to it, Sue, “Fearless After 50”. There are many layers to this concept and fearless has a different interpretation for each of us. One of my very good friends just had her 50th birthday, and I shared this same sentiment. Everything is better after 50. The social media quote resonates with me. I try to minimize and compartmentalize, yet I sometimes get caught up reading things that do not make me feel good in the pit of my stomach. Lou’s phrase that resonated with me “…finding a passion in a different way…” Thank you for sharing Lou with us, Sue. I am heading over to her website after I leave here. xx

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