The New Roaring Twenties with Jessica Fellowes
THE HEIDI HAUER PODCAST
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense hardship over the past year and a half, but out of crises, opportunity arises, as our guest today knows from all the time, she has spent steeped in 1920’s archives.
Health & Life Coach Heidi Hauer shows you how to use intuitive tools and access life-changing mindset shifts that support you in leading an abundant, meaningful and successful life.
This has given her a hopeful outlook for the 21st century, and we all need some of her perspective in our lives!
Jessica Fellowes is an author of 14 books, 5 of which were Downton Abbey companion books, and several of which made it onto the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists. Jessica has been writing for a long time, first as an employee and then as a freelancer, and she really loves her work (some parts more than others).
Our conversation today covers a wide range of topics, from authenticity, to celebrity interviews, to the double-edged sword of ambition. Jessica also has a lot of wisdom to share around knowing your worth, not being taken advantage of professionally, and the benefits of planning backwards. Listen in today to get a glimpse into Jessica’s life; you’ll walk away with valuable insights.
Jessica Fellowes is an author of 14 books, 5 of which were Downton Abbey companion books, and several of which made it onto the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists.
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The role that imagery plays in Jessica’s writing process.
Jessica’s writing and editing process, including the challenges that lockdown has presented for writers.
Positive lifestyle changes that Jessica incurred as a result of her move from the country to the city.
Where Jessica’s interest in the between-the-wars era originated and how she gains a deeper understanding of this period.
Jessica’s stint as a celebrity interviewer, and how she feels about the experience.
Parallels between the 1920’s and the 2020’s and Jessica’s thoughts about what our future might look like.
Advice from Jessica about how to approach authenticity in your writing.
Some ways that the school system really needs to change.
What allows Jessica to love her work, which includes her dogs!
Payments, market value and knowing your worth, especially as a woman.
The double-edged sword of ambition.
What Jessica wants her life to look like in 20 years’ time, and the value of planning backwards, not the other way around.
“You have to bear in mind that there is no one true version of what happened in the past.”
“I like to build big image galleries of what I think my characters might have been wearing, what they might have looked like, what cars they were driving, what the street scene might have looked like.
“Ambition is a good thing because it keeps you moving forward, but it can be a curse because you’re never satisfied.”
“I see the 2020’s as really being the beginning of how the 21st century is going to look. This is our opportunity to say, “This is how we want to do the rest of this century.”
“If you’re not getting paid in money you should be getting paid in something that is going to be of benefit to you.”