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