White Russians Have Three Ingredients, Darn It! Agh!

Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation
Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation
White Russians Have Three Ingredients, Darn It! Agh!

In Episode Five of our podcast, we get a closer look at the interpersonal dynamics of Carrie and Shaun and also insight into the ingredients of a White Russian, which is now called the Caucasian.

The subtitle for this podcast is Sometimes Even Those Who Lack Confidence Must Insist They Are Right



Writers like Carrie sometimes don’t have a lot of confidence. Carrie is constantly being told by business people the following two things:
  1. There is no money in modesty.
  2. She needs to be more confident.

Sidenote: It’s hard to feel confident when people tell you that you lack something – confidence.  If you are worried about being someone’s confidence, give them a hug instead of a lecture. Always

Carrie is getting a hug. Sorry you can’t see her face.

However, Carrie turns that thought back around and claims that her lack of some confidence occasionally actually allows her to strive to be better, to keep learning. And her openness about her lack of confidence actually makes her authentic.

She is confident about being authentic, basically.

Authentically weird.

Dog Tip of the Cast: Be you. Be alpha dog. Don’t be alpha dog. Do what makes you happy and don’t worry too much about negative labels humans might give you.


Writer Tip For Life: Self doubt can help you sharpen your skills. Don’t pretend to be the person you aren’t. Strive for better but don’t deride yourself for the who you are right now.


Author: carriejonesbooks

I am the NYT and internationally-bestselling author of children's books, which include the NEED series, FLYING series, TIME STOPPERS series, DEAR BULLY and other books. I like hedgehogs and puppies and warm places. I have none of these things in my life.

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