DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE THE PODCAST OF AWESOME

Dogs are Smarter than People

This podcast is all about trying to live a happy, better life and being happier, better people and how you can use those skills in writing and vice versa. But we’re not perfect, just like our podcast. We’re cool with that.

 

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Getting High With Dolphins and Making Meaning Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

How do you make meaning in your life? That’s a big questions we’ve been struggling with here. Success is defined for us: It’s having a kid who graduates high school. It’s having your own home, your own car. It’s looking like a Kardasian. It’s being strong like the Rock. But when you were a little kid was that what you thought? Let’s say you’re two. Success is going on the potty, honestly, and not the floor. Success is not wearing a diaper. Success and happiness came from immediate things. It was a piggyback ride on your sister’s shoulders. It was twirling around in circles until you fell down dizzy. It was an ice cream cone that made it into your mouth and not the sidewalk. It wasn’t a million-dollar book contract or celebrity endorsements. Or a McMansion. It wasn’t 8,000 likes on your TikTok video. It was what made you happy inside. You. Not anyone else. And somehow along the way, a lot of us have forgotten what makes us happy. Us. Not society. Not Twitter. Not TikTok. Or YouTube or politicians or gurus who charge $390 for a class. Us. When we’re little, we often don’t get to see people from all different demographics exploring, explaining, existing. We live in pretty big bubbles sometimes. But witnessing diversity in thought and life and experience especially from a young age allow us to grow and not fall into the traps of strict notions of “what it means to be successful.” We could give a crap about what John Patrick Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg or our senators or presidents define as ‘successful.’ And when we chase other people’s definitions? That’s when we lose meaning in our lives. We have to define words like “success” and “happiness” for ourselves. Sometimes that means forgetting what we’ve been taught and remembering who we are. We have to take back our own power and decide what success is to us, not society, not our parents, not our children, us. What gives us meaning? What gives us joy? WRITING TIP OF THE POD Think about what you want from your writing. Is it to be a NYT bestseller? To make $600,000 a year. Or is it something simpler? <img loading="lazy" width="768" height="1024" src="https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=768%2C1024&ssl=1&quot; alt="" class="wp-image-7914" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=768%2C1024&ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=225%2C300&ssl=1 225w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=113%2C150&ssl=1 113w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=150%2C200&ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=600%2C800&ssl=1 600w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=1152%2C1536&ssl=1 1152w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=1536%2C2048&ssl=1 1536w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=1200%2C1600&ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=263%2C350&ssl=1 263w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?resize=400%2C533&ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?w=1680&ssl=1 1680w, https://i1.wp.com/carriejonesbooks.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IMG_2342.jpeg?w=252
  1. Getting High With Dolphins and Making Meaning
  2. Being Swallowed by a Whale is So Bad Ass – Fear Setting and the Big Lie in Your Novel and Your Life
  3. Writing What You Know is B.S.
  4. Are You Brave Enough To Battle 15,000 Bees or Just Write a Book?
  5. DON'T STEAL ADULT TOYS THREE BIG TIPS FOR WRITING AND LIFE

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Why A Podcast About Writing and Life and Dogs?

Life doesn’t go the way we want it to a lot of the time. Your kid gets a speeding ticket. You can lose your job, your mom, your friend. Life is improvisation and yeah – the whole seize the day thing is a cliché because it’s important.

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